The median annual salary for a Test Manager was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

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

Test Manager
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 131 130
Rank change year-on-year +22 -1  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 2 5 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.15% 0.26% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.27% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 14
Median salary £47,500 £66,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -28.57% +20.90%  
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 Reading. 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
Reading
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1274 1821 2377
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 97.33% 94.89% 95.35%
Number of salaries quoted 994 1488 1625
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.82%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £30,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £74,000 £65,000
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 Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in Reading

Test Manager
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Salary trend for Test Manager in Reading

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 22 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 Reading region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 6 (75.00%) ISTQB
1 6 (75.00%) Performance Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Software Testing
3 4 (50.00%) LoadRunner
3 4 (50.00%) JMeter
3 4 (50.00%) Open Source
4 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (25.00%) Analytics
4 2 (25.00%) MSTest
4 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (25.00%) Test Management
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (25.00%) C#
4 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (25.00%) ISEB
4 2 (25.00%) Selenium
5 1 (12.50%) QA
5 1 (12.50%) NUnit
5 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
5 1 (12.50%) FMCG
5 1 (12.50%) TeamCity
5 1 (12.50%) Microservices

Test Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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:

Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) JMeter
1 4 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (25.00%) MSTest
2 2 (25.00%) Selenium
2 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (12.50%) NUnit
3 1 (12.50%) TeamCity
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Performance Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Software Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Open Source
4 2 (25.00%) Analytics
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (25.00%) Test Management
4 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (25.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA