Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 24 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 250 241 191
Rank change year-on-year -9 -50 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 38 48 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.48% 0.64% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.66% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 32 37 59
Manchester median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -13.04%
10th Percentile £43,500 £38,100 £39,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £66,250 £85,000
North West median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

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 7724 7302 7232
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.38% 97.45% 96.53%
Number of salaries quoted 6413 6271 6025
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £24,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 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
Bury +8 2 £45,000 -
Test Manager
North West

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 Manchester region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 30 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (65.79%) Test Automation
3 18 (47.37%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (42.11%) Test Strategy
5 15 (39.47%) Test Management
6 13 (34.21%) SDLC
6 13 (34.21%) SQL
6 13 (34.21%) Unix
7 9 (23.68%) ISEB
7 9 (23.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (15.79%) Service Delivery
8 6 (15.79%) Functional Testing
9 5 (13.16%) Retail
9 5 (13.16%) Finance
10 4 (10.53%) C#
10 4 (10.53%) Java
10 4 (10.53%) E-Commerce
10 4 (10.53%) Unit Testing
10 4 (10.53%) Software Testing
10 4 (10.53%) Line Management
10 4 (10.53%) Defect Management
10 4 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
11 3 (7.89%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (7.89%) Collaborative Working
11 3 (7.89%) User Experience
11 3 (7.89%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (7.89%) Degree
11 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
11 3 (7.89%) Electronics

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 (5.26%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.63%) Selenium
2 1 (2.63%) SpecFlow
2 1 (2.63%) TestComplete
General
1 5 (13.16%) Finance
1 5 (13.16%) Retail
2 3 (7.89%) Electronics
3 1 (2.63%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.63%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
1 3 (7.89%) User Experience
2 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.63%) Fintech
3 1 (2.63%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 13 (34.21%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (65.79%) Test Automation
3 18 (47.37%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (42.11%) Test Strategy
5 15 (39.47%) Test Management
6 13 (34.21%) SDLC
7 6 (15.79%) Functional Testing
7 6 (15.79%) Service Delivery
7 6 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (10.53%) Defect Management
8 4 (10.53%) E-Commerce
8 4 (10.53%) Line Management
8 4 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (10.53%) Software Testing
8 4 (10.53%) Unit Testing
9 3 (7.89%) Collaborative Working
9 3 (7.89%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (5.26%) Process Improvement
10 2 (5.26%) Waterfall
10 2 (5.26%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (34.21%) SQL
2 4 (10.53%) C#
2 4 (10.53%) Java
3 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.63%) PHP
4 1 (2.63%) Python
4 1 (2.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (23.68%) ISEB
1 9 (23.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (7.89%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (7.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) QA