Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Manager was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Manager
South East > Kent
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 79 148
Rank change year-on-year -25 +69 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 7 46 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.53% 2.66% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 2.71% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 6 42 5
Kent median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -26.53%
South East median annual salary £58,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +6.36% - +4.27%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Kent
Permanent vacancies in Kent with a recognized job title 1301 1697 2150
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.97% 98.15% 97.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1099 1496 1922
Kent median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -1.23%
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,000 £23,013
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £57,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings that featured Test Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in Kent

Test Manager
Salary Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Manager in Kent.

Salary trend for Test Manager in Kent

Test Manager
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager within the Kent region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chatham -3 6 £47,500 -
Test Manager
South East

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 22 Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Test Manager job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Kent region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Finance
1 7 (100.00%) Process Improvement
2 6 (85.71%) Test Strategy
2 6 (85.71%) SDLC
2 6 (85.71%) Scenario Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Test Scripting
2 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 6 (85.71%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (85.71%) Capacity Planning
2 6 (85.71%) HP
2 6 (85.71%) Banking
3 5 (71.43%) Manual Testing
3 5 (71.43%) Performance Management
3 5 (71.43%) Line Management
3 5 (71.43%) Risk Management
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 1 (14.29%) ISEB
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft

Test Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
General
1 7 (100.00%) Finance
2 6 (85.71%) Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Process Improvement
2 6 (85.71%) Capacity Planning
2 6 (85.71%) Scenario Testing
2 6 (85.71%) SDLC
2 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 6 (85.71%) Test Scripting
2 6 (85.71%) Test Strategy
3 5 (71.43%) Line Management
3 5 (71.43%) Manual Testing
3 5 (71.43%) Performance Management
3 5 (71.43%) Risk Management
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 6 (85.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft