Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 20 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 > North West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 322 298 254
Rank change year-on-year -24 -44 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 52 67 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.39% 0.54% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.56% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 44 52 89
North West median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +2.04% -2.00%
10th Percentile £42,500 £38,500 £39,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £66,250 £81,000
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 the North West. 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
North West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 12799 11927 12584
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.59% 97.01% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 10256 10029 10440
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
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 the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in the North West

Test Manager
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Test Manager in the North West

Test Manager
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Manager in the North West over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Manager in the North West

Test Manager
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager within the North West region over the 6 months to 20 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
Manchester -20 37 £55,000 +10.00% 3
Cheshire -23 10 £51,250 - 1
Merseyside +23 3 £40,000 -15.79%
Lancashire -5 1 £61,000 +22.00% 2
Test Manager
England

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 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 North West region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 42 (80.77%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (63.46%) Test Automation
3 26 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 20 (38.46%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (28.85%) Test Management
5 15 (28.85%) QA
5 15 (28.85%) SDLC
6 14 (26.92%) SQL
7 12 (23.08%) Unix
8 9 (17.31%) ISEB
8 9 (17.31%) Finance
8 9 (17.31%) Waterfall
8 9 (17.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (15.38%) Functional Testing
9 8 (15.38%) Software Testing
9 8 (15.38%) Java
10 7 (13.46%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (13.46%) Test Planning
11 6 (11.54%) Non-Functional Testing
11 6 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (9.62%) Selenium
12 5 (9.62%) Retail
12 5 (9.62%) Oracle
12 5 (9.62%) ERP
12 5 (9.62%) Service Delivery
12 5 (9.62%) Oracle ERP
12 5 (9.62%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (9.62%) Line Management
13 4 (7.69%) Defect Management
13 4 (7.69%) Procure-to-Pay

Test Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (3.85%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (9.62%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (7.69%) Hyperion Planning
2 4 (7.69%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 3 (5.77%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.92%) RDBMS
1 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (9.62%) Selenium
2 4 (7.69%) Cucumber
2 4 (7.69%) WebDriver
3 2 (3.85%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.85%) JMeter
4 1 (1.92%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.92%) TestComplete
General
1 9 (17.31%) Finance
2 5 (9.62%) Retail
3 4 (7.69%) Billing
4 3 (5.77%) Electronics
5 2 (3.85%) Back Office
6 1 (1.92%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.92%) Legal
6 1 (1.92%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (1.92%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.77%) Computer Science
1 3 (5.77%) User Experience
2 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.92%) Fintech
3 1 (1.92%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 12 (23.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (80.77%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (63.46%) Test Automation
3 26 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 20 (38.46%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (28.85%) SDLC
5 15 (28.85%) Test Management
6 9 (17.31%) Waterfall
7 8 (15.38%) Functional Testing
7 8 (15.38%) Software Testing
8 7 (13.46%) Test Planning
8 7 (13.46%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (11.54%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (9.62%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (9.62%) ERP
10 5 (9.62%) Line Management
10 5 (9.62%) Service Delivery
11 4 (7.69%) Defect Management
11 4 (7.69%) DevOps
11 4 (7.69%) Procure-to-Pay
Programming Languages
1 14 (26.92%) SQL
2 8 (15.38%) Java
3 4 (7.69%) C#
4 2 (3.85%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.92%) PHP
5 1 (1.92%) Python
5 1 (1.92%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (17.31%) ISEB
1 9 (17.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (5.77%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (5.77%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (28.85%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (9.62%) Oracle
2 4 (7.69%) Hyperion