Period
to 18 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Manager was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 18 July 2018.

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
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 268 272 228
Rank change year-on-year +4 -44 -31
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 18 38 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.25% 0.46% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.47% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 15 27 27
Manchester median annual salary £65,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.81% +5.00% +11.11%
North West median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% +11.11%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Permanent vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 7,051 8,017 6,946
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.71% 97.58% 97.78%
Number of salaries quoted 5,907 6,769 5,874
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,750 £24,589
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £63,750
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

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 6 months to 18 July 2018.

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 6 months to 18 July 2018. 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
Cheadle - 1 £47,500 -
Salford - 1 - -
Test Manager
North West

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

For the 6 months to 18 July 2018, Test Manager job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Manchester region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 14 (77.78%) Finance
1 14 (77.78%) Test Management
2 13 (72.22%) Test Strategy
3 10 (55.56%) Test Automation
3 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (50.00%) Retail
4 9 (50.00%) Line Management
5 8 (44.44%) Service Delivery
5 8 (44.44%) SQL
5 8 (44.44%) Unix
6 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
6 5 (27.78%) Mentoring
6 5 (27.78%) Coaching
7 4 (22.22%) Functional Testing
7 4 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (22.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
8 3 (16.67%) Banking
8 3 (16.67%) Java
9 2 (11.11%) PHP
9 2 (11.11%) PMI
9 2 (11.11%) PMI Certification
9 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
9 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
9 2 (11.11%) Advertising
9 2 (11.11%) Web Development
9 2 (11.11%) CSQA
9 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
9 2 (11.11%) Test Planning

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:

Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
General
1 14 (77.78%) Finance
2 9 (50.00%) Retail
3 3 (16.67%) Banking
4 2 (11.11%) Advertising
5 1 (5.56%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) Test Management
2 13 (72.22%) Test Strategy
3 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (55.56%) Test Automation
4 9 (50.00%) Line Management
5 8 (44.44%) Service Delivery
6 5 (27.78%) Coaching
6 5 (27.78%) Mentoring
7 4 (22.22%) Functional Testing
7 4 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (22.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
9 2 (11.11%) Test Planning
9 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
9 2 (11.11%) Web Development
10 1 (5.56%) Change Management
10 1 (5.56%) Matrix Management
10 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
10 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) Java
3 2 (11.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
2 2 (11.11%) CSQA
2 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (11.11%) PMI Certification
3 1 (5.56%) ISEB
3 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
1 1 (5.56%) SEPA
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) Pega
2 1 (5.56%) SAP