The median annual salary for a Test Manager was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 182 165 134
Rank change year-on-year -17 -31  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 22 18 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.53% 0.52% 1.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.53% 1.58%
Number of salaries quoted 19 13 42
Median salary £52,500 £52,500 £41,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +25.74%  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £38,000 £39,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,100 £55,000 £62,250
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +1.94%  

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 4048 3389 3233
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 97.92% 98.12% 96.74%
Number of salaries quoted 3462 2915 2695
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 25 June 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 25 June 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
Bury -6 2 £45,000 -25.00% 1
Test Manager
North West

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 24 (64.86%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (43.24%) Test Automation
3 13 (35.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (32.43%) Test Strategy
5 11 (29.73%) Test Management
6 8 (21.62%) Functional Testing
6 8 (21.62%) SDLC
7 7 (18.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (18.92%) Non-Functional Testing
7 7 (18.92%) ISEB
8 6 (16.22%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (16.22%) ISTQB
8 6 (16.22%) Degree
9 5 (13.51%) Computer Science
9 5 (13.51%) QA
9 5 (13.51%) Java
9 5 (13.51%) SQL
9 5 (13.51%) Unix
9 5 (13.51%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (10.81%) Scenario Testing
10 4 (10.81%) Mentoring
10 4 (10.81%) SaaS
10 4 (10.81%) Waterfall
10 4 (10.81%) C#
10 4 (10.81%) Project Management
10 4 (10.81%) Service Delivery
10 4 (10.81%) Unit Testing
10 4 (10.81%) Finance
11 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
11 3 (8.11%) Software 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 (2.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle FAH
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.81%) SaaS
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Selenium
2 1 (2.70%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.70%) JIRA
2 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (10.81%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Banking
2 3 (8.11%) Retail
2 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.70%) Electronics
3 1 (2.70%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) .NET
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.70%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (2.70%) Fintech
3 1 (2.70%) iPad
3 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.70%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.51%) Unix
2 2 (5.41%) Android
2 2 (5.41%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (64.86%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (43.24%) Test Automation
3 13 (35.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (32.43%) Test Strategy
5 11 (29.73%) Test Management
6 8 (21.62%) Functional Testing
6 8 (21.62%) SDLC
7 7 (18.92%) Non-Functional Testing
8 6 (16.22%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (10.81%) Mentoring
9 4 (10.81%) Project Management
9 4 (10.81%) Scenario Testing
9 4 (10.81%) Service Delivery
9 4 (10.81%) Unit Testing
9 4 (10.81%) Waterfall
10 3 (8.11%) Data Protection
10 3 (8.11%) E-Commerce
10 3 (8.11%) Process Improvement
10 3 (8.11%) Test Scripting
10 3 (8.11%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.51%) Java
1 5 (13.51%) SQL
2 4 (10.81%) C#
3 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (18.92%) ISEB
1 7 (18.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (16.22%) Degree
2 6 (16.22%) ISTQB
3 5 (13.51%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.51%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) ISO 9000
2 1 (2.70%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.70%) Hyperion
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle
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