Period
to 17 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Test Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Management over the 6 months to 17 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Management
England > South East
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 358 394 354
Rank change year-on-year +36 -40 +26
Permanent jobs citing Test Management 163 157 233
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.58% 0.51% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.56% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 140 126 210
South East median annual salary £55,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.41% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,225 £29,500 £30,450
90th Percentile £63,750 £64,500 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,250
% change year-on-year +5.26% -1.55% +7.22%

Test Management is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 25,529 27,942 30,057
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 91.03% 89.95% 89.46%
Number of salaries quoted 20,876 23,000 24,943
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Test Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Test Management in the South East

Test Management
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Management in the South East.

Salary trend for Test Management in the South East

Test Management
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Management in the South East over the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Management in the South East

Test Management
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Management within the South East region over the 6 months to 17 December 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
Thames Valley -12 53 £47,500 +18.75% 5
Hampshire +44 50 £44,000 +44.26% 6
East Sussex +31 36 £55,000 -8.33%
Berkshire -30 31 £35,500 -5.33% 5
Buckinghamshire +28 22 £60,000 +14.29%
West Sussex 0 15 £55,000 +41.03%
Surrey +11 10 £50,000 -13.04% 2
Kent +16 3 £41,750 +34.68%
Test Management
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 2018, IT jobs citing Test Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 106 (65.03%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (46.63%) Test Automation
3 65 (39.88%) Finance
3 65 (39.88%) ISTQB
4 54 (33.13%) QA
5 50 (30.67%) Scrum
6 46 (28.22%) Test Strategy
7 37 (22.70%) JIRA
8 34 (20.86%) Software Testing
9 31 (19.02%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 30 (18.40%) Selenium
11 25 (15.34%) ISEB
11 25 (15.34%) Banking
12 24 (14.72%) User Acceptance Testing
13 23 (14.11%) Retail
13 23 (14.11%) Stakeholder Management
14 21 (12.88%) SQL
14 21 (12.88%) SAP
14 21 (12.88%) Continuous Integration
14 21 (12.88%) Waterfall
15 20 (12.27%) Cucumber
16 19 (11.66%) Manual Testing
16 19 (11.66%) C#
17 18 (11.04%) Python
17 18 (11.04%) Test Scripting
18 17 (10.43%) Git (software)
18 17 (10.43%) Change Management
18 17 (10.43%) Regression Testing
18 17 (10.43%) SDLC
19 16 (9.82%) JavaScript

Test Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 13 (7.98%) Confluence
2 6 (3.68%) CMS
3 1 (0.61%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (5.52%) SAP S/4HANA
2 7 (4.29%) SAP ERP
3 5 (3.07%) SAP CO
3 5 (3.07%) SAP FI
3 5 (3.07%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (2.45%) SAP HCM
5 3 (1.84%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.45%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (2.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (2.45%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (1.23%) SaaS
3 1 (0.61%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.29%) LAN
1 7 (4.29%) WAN
2 6 (3.68%) 2G
2 6 (3.68%) 3G
2 6 (3.68%) 802.15
2 6 (3.68%) Bluetooth
2 6 (3.68%) DHCP
2 6 (3.68%) DNS
2 6 (3.68%) ICMP
2 6 (3.68%) TCP/IP
2 6 (3.68%) Wi-Fi
2 6 (3.68%) Wireless
2 6 (3.68%) ZigBee
3 2 (1.23%) Firewall
4 1 (0.61%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.75%) SAP BW
2 9 (5.52%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.07%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.07%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.61%) DB2
4 1 (0.61%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.61%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.61%) Power BI
4 1 (0.61%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 37 (22.70%) JIRA
2 30 (18.40%) Selenium
3 20 (12.27%) Cucumber
4 17 (10.43%) Git (software)
5 15 (9.20%) LoadRunner
6 12 (7.36%) Jenkins
7 10 (6.13%) JMeter
7 10 (6.13%) Maven
8 6 (3.68%) HP UFT
9 5 (3.07%) SpecFlow
9 5 (3.07%) Subversion
9 5 (3.07%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (2.45%) Gatling
10 4 (2.45%) NeoLoad
10 4 (2.45%) Zephyr
11 3 (1.84%) WebDriver
12 2 (1.23%) SoapUI
12 2 (1.23%) Visual Studio Team System
13 1 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 1 (0.61%) TestNG
General
1 65 (39.88%) Finance
2 25 (15.34%) Banking
3 23 (14.11%) Retail
4 10 (6.13%) General Ledger
5 4 (2.45%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.84%) Back Office
6 3 (1.84%) Front Office
7 2 (1.23%) Automotive
8 1 (0.61%) Electronics
8 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 69 (42.33%) Test Manager
2 40 (24.54%) Analyst
3 30 (18.40%) Test Analyst
4 29 (17.79%) Test Leader
5 25 (15.34%) Senior Manager
5 25 (15.34%) Senior Test Manager
6 19 (11.66%) QA Analyst
7 17 (10.43%) QA Engineer
8 15 (9.20%) Test Engineer
9 14 (8.59%) Consultant
9 14 (8.59%) SAP Consultant
10 11 (6.75%) Quality Analyst
10 11 (6.75%) Senior Consultant
10 11 (6.75%) Senior SAP Consultant
11 10 (6.13%) QA Test Engineer
12 9 (5.52%) QA Test Analyst
13 8 (4.91%) Agile Test Analyst
13 8 (4.91%) IT Manager
14 7 (4.29%) Selenium Test Analyst
14 7 (4.29%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.59%) Gherkin
2 7 (4.29%) SAP XI
3 6 (3.68%) 802.1X
3 6 (3.68%) HTML
4 4 (2.45%) XML
5 3 (1.84%) SAP PI
5 3 (1.84%) Web Services
6 2 (1.23%) .NET
6 2 (1.23%) JSON
6 2 (1.23%) REST
6 2 (1.23%) SOAP
7 1 (0.61%) CGI
7 1 (0.61%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.98%) Self-Motivation
2 6 (3.68%) Client/Server
2 6 (3.68%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (3.68%) N-Tier
3 5 (3.07%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.45%) Fintech
5 3 (1.84%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.23%) e-Learning
6 2 (1.23%) Learning Management System
6 2 (1.23%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.61%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.61%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.13%) Unix
2 8 (4.91%) Windows
3 7 (4.29%) Linux
4 3 (1.84%) Android
4 3 (1.84%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (65.03%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (46.63%) Test Automation
3 50 (30.67%) Scrum
4 46 (28.22%) Test Strategy
5 34 (20.86%) Software Testing
6 24 (14.72%) User Acceptance Testing
7 23 (14.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 21 (12.88%) Continuous Integration
8 21 (12.88%) Waterfall
9 19 (11.66%) Manual Testing
10 18 (11.04%) Test Scripting
11 17 (10.43%) Change Management
11 17 (10.43%) Regression Testing
11 17 (10.43%) SDLC
12 14 (8.59%) Mentoring
12 14 (8.59%) Project Management
13 13 (7.98%) People Management
13 13 (7.98%) Quality Management
14 12 (7.36%) E-Commerce
14 12 (7.36%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 21 (12.88%) SQL
2 19 (11.66%) C#
3 18 (11.04%) Python
4 16 (9.82%) JavaScript
4 16 (9.82%) PHP
5 12 (7.36%) Java
6 6 (3.68%) Bash Shell
6 6 (3.68%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.23%) Bourne shell
7 2 (1.23%) Delphi
8 1 (0.61%) Perl
8 1 (0.61%) R
8 1 (0.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 65 (39.88%) ISTQB
2 31 (19.02%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 25 (15.34%) ISEB
4 10 (6.13%) CCA
4 10 (6.13%) Degree
5 8 (4.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.23%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.23%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (33.13%) QA
2 2 (1.23%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.23%) PMO
3 1 (0.61%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (1.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (6.75%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (4.91%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 21 (12.88%) SAP
2 14 (8.59%) HP
3 10 (6.13%) Oracle
4 7 (4.29%) Microsoft
5 6 (3.68%) Ariba
5 6 (3.68%) Atlassian
5 6 (3.68%) Remedy
6 3 (1.84%) Google
6 3 (1.84%) ServiceNow
6 3 (1.84%) VMware
6 3 (1.84%) webMethods
7 2 (1.23%) Cadence
7 2 (1.23%) Peoplefluent
8 1 (0.61%) Apple
8 1 (0.61%) Citrix
8 1 (0.61%) Databricks
8 1 (0.61%) Tableau
8 1 (0.61%) Talend