Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Manager was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 17 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
England > London
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 609 550 528
Rank change year-on-year -59 -22 -38
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 234 315 433
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.31% 0.41% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.43% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 173 241 335
London median annual salary £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.85% +4.00%
10th Percentile £47,500 £47,750 £45,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £105,000 £85,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 71246 73011 85823
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.34% 95.97% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 56013 63062 72818
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,000 £32,500 £31,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in London

Test Manager
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Test Manager in London

Test Manager
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Manager in London over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Manager in London

Test Manager
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager within the London region over the 6 months to 17 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
Central London -9 35 £75,000 +11.11% 2
West London -6 3 £62,500 -3.85% 1
East London +3 1 - -
South London -2 1 - -
Test Manager
England

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 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 London region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 109 (46.58%) Test Automation
2 100 (42.74%) Finance
3 96 (41.03%) QA
4 91 (38.89%) Test Management
5 81 (34.62%) Test Strategy
6 64 (27.35%) Agile Software Development
6 64 (27.35%) Stakeholder Management
7 61 (26.07%) JIRA
8 49 (20.94%) Defect Management
9 46 (19.66%) Banking
10 39 (16.67%) Performance Testing
10 39 (16.67%) Integration Testing
10 39 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
11 38 (16.24%) Selenium
11 38 (16.24%) Test Scripting
12 34 (14.53%) User Acceptance Testing
12 34 (14.53%) Virtual Team
13 30 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
14 29 (12.39%) System Integration Testing
14 29 (12.39%) Investment Banking
15 28 (11.97%) Test Planning
16 27 (11.54%) Open Source
17 26 (11.11%) BDD
17 26 (11.11%) Java
18 25 (10.68%) ISEB
18 25 (10.68%) ISTQB
18 25 (10.68%) Asset Management
19 24 (10.26%) Scenario Testing
20 23 (9.83%) Functional Testing
20 23 (9.83%) Time Management

Test Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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:

Application Platforms
1 11 (4.70%) IIS
2 10 (4.27%) Confluence
3 5 (2.14%) SAS
4 2 (0.85%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.43%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 22 (9.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (5.56%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (2.14%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (1.28%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.56%) Markit EDM
1 6 (2.56%) thinkFolio
1 6 (2.56%) VisionPLUS
2 4 (1.71%) HFM
2 4 (1.71%) Hyperion Enterprise
3 2 (0.85%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.85%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.85%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.14%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (1.28%) GitHub
4 2 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.85%) Sauce Labs
5 1 (0.43%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.42%) Internet
1 8 (3.42%) VSAT
2 3 (1.28%) VoIP
3 1 (0.43%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.26%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.27%) Big Data
3 6 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.14%) Power BI
5 2 (0.85%) Blockchain
5 2 (0.85%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.43%) DB2
6 1 (0.43%) Essbase
6 1 (0.43%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.43%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 61 (26.07%) JIRA
2 38 (16.24%) Selenium
3 19 (8.12%) Zephyr
4 17 (7.26%) Cucumber
5 16 (6.84%) LoadRunner
6 14 (5.98%) JMeter
7 13 (5.56%) HP UFT
8 11 (4.70%) JUnit
9 10 (4.27%) FitNesse
9 10 (4.27%) Jenkins
10 9 (3.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 9 (3.85%) WebDriver
11 8 (3.42%) SpecFlow
11 8 (3.42%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (2.99%) NUnit
12 7 (2.99%) TestNG
13 5 (2.14%) Maven
14 4 (1.71%) JBehave
14 4 (1.71%) MSTest
14 4 (1.71%) Visual Studio
General
1 100 (42.74%) Finance
2 46 (19.66%) Banking
3 29 (12.39%) Investment Banking
4 20 (8.55%) Retail Banking
5 16 (6.84%) Retail
6 13 (5.56%) Telecoms
7 12 (5.13%) Back Office
8 11 (4.70%) Military
9 5 (2.14%) Billing
9 5 (2.14%) Games
10 4 (1.71%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.85%) Russian Language
12 1 (0.43%) Front Office
12 1 (0.43%) Law
12 1 (0.43%) Legal
12 1 (0.43%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (7.69%) .NET
2 12 (5.13%) RESTful
3 9 (3.85%) REST
4 7 (2.99%) SOAP
4 7 (2.99%) Web Services
5 5 (2.14%) WCF
6 4 (1.71%) Apache CXF
6 4 (1.71%) Hibernate
6 4 (1.71%) Spring
7 3 (1.28%) Gherkin
7 3 (1.28%) HTML
8 2 (0.85%) CGI
8 2 (0.85%) CSS
8 2 (0.85%) JSON
8 2 (0.85%) XML
9 1 (0.43%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.43%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.43%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.43%) J2EE
9 1 (0.43%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 34 (14.53%) Virtual Team
2 30 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (8.97%) Reference Data
4 16 (6.84%) Management Information System
5 11 (4.70%) Fintech
6 9 (3.85%) Computer Science
7 6 (2.56%) Mobile App
8 5 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.71%) Market Risk
9 4 (1.71%) Mobile Games
10 3 (1.28%) User Experience
11 2 (0.85%) Credit Risk
11 2 (0.85%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.85%) iPad
11 2 (0.85%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.85%) Smart Energy
11 2 (0.85%) Smart Meter
12 1 (0.43%) Derivative
12 1 (0.43%) Equities
12 1 (0.43%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 23 (9.83%) Windows
2 14 (5.98%) Linux
3 11 (4.70%) Windows Server
3 11 (4.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (4.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (2.56%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.85%) Unix
6 1 (0.43%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (46.58%) Test Automation
2 91 (38.89%) Test Management
3 81 (34.62%) Test Strategy
4 64 (27.35%) Agile Software Development
4 64 (27.35%) Stakeholder Management
5 49 (20.94%) Defect Management
6 39 (16.67%) Integration Testing
6 39 (16.67%) Performance Testing
7 38 (16.24%) Test Scripting
8 34 (14.53%) User Acceptance Testing
9 29 (12.39%) System Integration Testing
10 28 (11.97%) Test Planning
11 27 (11.54%) Open Source
12 26 (11.11%) BDD
13 25 (10.68%) Asset Management
14 24 (10.26%) Scenario Testing
15 23 (9.83%) Functional Testing
15 23 (9.83%) Time Management
15 23 (9.83%) Validation
16 21 (8.97%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (11.11%) Java
2 15 (6.41%) SQL
3 12 (5.13%) C#
4 6 (2.56%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.14%) C
5 5 (2.14%) Ruby
6 4 (1.71%) Groovy
6 4 (1.71%) Scala
7 3 (1.28%) Perl
7 3 (1.28%) Python
7 3 (1.28%) VBScript
8 2 (0.85%) R
Qualifications
1 25 (10.68%) ISEB
1 25 (10.68%) ISTQB
2 23 (9.83%) SC Cleared
2 23 (9.83%) Security Cleared
3 18 (7.69%) Degree
4 7 (2.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (2.56%) ISEB Practitioner
5 6 (2.56%) Master's Degree
6 4 (1.71%) ACCA
7 3 (1.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (1.28%) MBCS
7 3 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.85%) SAP Certification
8 2 (0.85%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 1 (0.43%) CIMA
9 1 (0.43%) CISM
9 1 (0.43%) CISSP
9 1 (0.43%) CREST Certified
9 1 (0.43%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (41.03%) QA
2 11 (4.70%) PMO
3 4 (1.71%) MiFID
4 2 (0.85%) EMIR
4 2 (0.85%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.43%) GDPR
5 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.43%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 39 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.85%) Core Impact
2 2 (0.85%) Nessus
3 1 (0.43%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 18 (7.69%) HP
2 12 (5.13%) Citrix
2 12 (5.13%) VMware
3 11 (4.70%) Xerox
4 10 (4.27%) Microsoft
5 8 (3.42%) Cisco
6 6 (2.56%) Oracle
7 5 (2.14%) Atlassian
7 5 (2.14%) Hyperion
7 5 (2.14%) New Relic
8 4 (1.71%) Charles River
8 4 (1.71%) SAP
9 3 (1.28%) Tableau
10 2 (0.85%) Capita
10 2 (0.85%) CheckPoint
10 2 (0.85%) Cognizant
10 2 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.43%) Cognos
11 1 (0.43%) IBM
11 1 (0.43%) Informatica