The median annual salary for a Test Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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

Test Manager
North West / Manchester
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 183 160 163
Rank change year-on-year -23 +3  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 17 17 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.43% 0.50% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.51% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 10 14 18
Median salary £55,000 £47,800 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.06% -4.40%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,400 £37,000 £40,875
10% offered a salary of more than £63,650 £53,800 £68,250
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3822 3339 3650
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 97.10% 97.52% 96.77%
Number of salaries quoted 3206 2778 2990
Median salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester that featured Test Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in Manchester

Test Manager
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Test Manager in Manchester

Test Manager
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Manager in Manchester over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Manager in Manchester

Test Manager
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport - 1 £44,000 -
Test Manager
North West

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Manchester region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 31 (68.89%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (55.56%) Test Management
3 23 (51.11%) Test Strategy
4 18 (40.00%) ISTQB
5 17 (37.78%) SDLC
6 14 (31.11%) QA
7 12 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (26.67%) ISEB
7 12 (26.67%) Regression Testing
8 10 (22.22%) Software Testing
9 9 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 8 (17.78%) Waterfall
10 8 (17.78%) Test Automation
10 8 (17.78%) System Integration Testing
10 8 (17.78%) Automated Testing
11 7 (15.56%) Integration Testing
11 7 (15.56%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (15.56%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (15.56%) Functional Testing
12 6 (13.33%) Non-Functional Testing
12 6 (13.33%) Security Cleared
13 5 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 5 (11.11%) Computer Science
13 5 (11.11%) Degree
13 5 (11.11%) Finance
14 4 (8.89%) Manual Testing
14 4 (8.89%) C#
14 4 (8.89%) Java
14 4 (8.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 4 (8.89%) Unit Testing

Test Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 1 (2.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle FAH
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) RDBMS
1 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Cucumber
1 2 (4.44%) JIRA
1 2 (4.44%) Selenium
1 2 (4.44%) SpecFlow
1 2 (4.44%) TestPartner
1 2 (4.44%) WebDriver
2 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (11.11%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Retail
2 3 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.44%) Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.44%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.22%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.22%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.22%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.22%) Android
1 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
1 1 (2.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (68.89%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (55.56%) Test Management
3 23 (51.11%) Test Strategy
4 17 (37.78%) SDLC
5 12 (26.67%) Regression Testing
5 12 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (22.22%) Software Testing
7 9 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 8 (17.78%) Automated Testing
8 8 (17.78%) System Integration Testing
8 8 (17.78%) Test Automation
8 8 (17.78%) Waterfall
9 7 (15.56%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (15.56%) Functional Testing
9 7 (15.56%) Integration Testing
9 7 (15.56%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (13.33%) Non-Functional Testing
11 4 (8.89%) Manual Testing
11 4 (8.89%) Process Improvement
11 4 (8.89%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.89%) C#
1 4 (8.89%) Java
2 3 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 12 (26.67%) ISEB
3 6 (13.33%) Security Cleared
4 5 (11.11%) Degree
4 5 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (8.89%) DV Cleared
5 4 (8.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (31.11%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) ISO 9000
2 1 (2.22%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (6.67%) Oracle
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.22%) Hyperion
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