The median annual salary for a Test Manager was £56,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 22 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
England / South East
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 348 329 312
Rank change year-on-year -19 -17  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 46 107 158
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.32% 0.58% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.60% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 26 86 131
Median salary £56,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.72% +4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £39,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,800 £71,250 £69,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 14084 17831 20749
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.53% 96.94% 97.20%
Number of salaries quoted 11801 15169 16871
Median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in the South East

Test Manager
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Test Manager in the South East

Test Manager
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Manager in the South East over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Manager in the South East

Test Manager
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 Manager within the South East region over the 3 months to 22 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
Berkshire +27 15 £57,500 -7.25% 1
Buckinghamshire -14 11 £58,500 +50.00% 1
Oxfordshire +18 9 £57,500 +21.05% 1
Surrey +38 7 £52,500 -4.54% 2
West Sussex +11 3 £56,500 -5.83%
Hampshire -6 2 - - 1
Test Manager
England

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 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 South East region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 72 (50.70%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (48.59%) Test Automation
3 62 (43.66%) Test Strategy
4 50 (35.21%) ISTQB
4 50 (35.21%) Finance
5 42 (29.58%) User Acceptance Testing
6 38 (26.76%) Test Management
6 38 (26.76%) ISEB
7 34 (23.94%) Software Testing
8 32 (22.54%) Mentoring
9 30 (21.13%) QA
10 28 (19.72%) HP
11 25 (17.61%) Selenium
11 25 (17.61%) Performance Testing
12 24 (16.90%) Continuous Improvement
12 24 (16.90%) Line Management
13 22 (15.49%) Configuration Management
13 22 (15.49%) SAP
14 21 (14.79%) Defect Management
14 21 (14.79%) System Testing
15 20 (14.08%) Unit Testing
15 20 (14.08%) Waterfall
15 20 (14.08%) Functional Testing
15 20 (14.08%) Test Scripting
16 16 (11.27%) Non-Functional Testing
16 16 (11.27%) SuccessFactors
16 16 (11.27%) HP Quality Center
17 15 (10.56%) Stakeholder Management
18 14 (9.86%) Project Management
18 14 (9.86%) Test Planning

Test Manager Skill Set
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 6 (4.23%) Oracle Service Bus
1 6 (4.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (2.11%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.41%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (2.11%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (2.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.41%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (3.52%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (2.82%) SAP HR
3 3 (2.11%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (11.27%) SuccessFactors
2 5 (3.52%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.70%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.23%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.70%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.70%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 25 (17.61%) Selenium
2 13 (9.15%) LoadRunner
3 10 (7.04%) JIRA
4 8 (5.63%) HP UFT
5 7 (4.93%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (4.23%) Jenkins
7 5 (3.52%) Cucumber
8 4 (2.82%) Mockito
9 3 (2.11%) Hudson
9 3 (2.11%) TestNG
9 3 (2.11%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.41%) MSTest
10 2 (1.41%) WebDriver
11 1 (0.70%) Jasmine
11 1 (0.70%) NUnit
11 1 (0.70%) Protractor
11 1 (0.70%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.70%) TeamCity
General
1 50 (35.21%) Finance
2 5 (3.52%) Marketing
2 5 (3.52%) Retail
3 4 (2.82%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.11%) Banking
5 2 (1.41%) Legal
6 1 (0.70%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.34%) Middleware
2 5 (3.52%) SOAP
3 3 (2.11%) XML
4 2 (1.41%) .NET
5 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.70%) Behat
5 1 (0.70%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.93%) Mobile App
2 5 (3.52%) Virtual Team
3 3 (2.11%) Cyberthreat
3 3 (2.11%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (1.41%) iPad
5 1 (0.70%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.70%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.70%) FMCG
5 1 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.70%) Online Banking
5 1 (0.70%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.70%) Social Media
5 1 (0.70%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.93%) Windows
2 3 (2.11%) Kali Linux
2 3 (2.11%) Linux
2 3 (2.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (50.70%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (48.59%) Test Automation
3 62 (43.66%) Test Strategy
4 42 (29.58%) User Acceptance Testing
5 38 (26.76%) Test Management
6 34 (23.94%) Software Testing
7 32 (22.54%) Mentoring
8 25 (17.61%) Performance Testing
9 24 (16.90%) Continuous Improvement
9 24 (16.90%) Line Management
10 22 (15.49%) Configuration Management
11 21 (14.79%) Defect Management
11 21 (14.79%) System Testing
12 20 (14.08%) Functional Testing
12 20 (14.08%) Test Scripting
12 20 (14.08%) Unit Testing
12 20 (14.08%) Waterfall
13 16 (11.27%) Non-Functional Testing
14 15 (10.56%) Stakeholder Management
15 14 (9.86%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.45%) Java
2 4 (2.82%) C#
2 4 (2.82%) SQL
3 3 (2.11%) Bash Shell
3 3 (2.11%) C
3 3 (2.11%) C++
3 3 (2.11%) Perl
3 3 (2.11%) Python
4 2 (1.41%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.41%) PHP
Qualifications
1 50 (35.21%) ISTQB
2 38 (26.76%) ISEB
3 11 (7.75%) Degree
4 5 (3.52%) ISEB Practitioner
4 5 (3.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (3.52%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.82%) PMI Certification
5 4 (2.82%) PMP
6 3 (2.11%) CEH
6 3 (2.11%) GIAC
6 3 (2.11%) GPEN
6 3 (2.11%) OSCP
7 2 (1.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (21.13%) QA
2 1 (0.70%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 16 (11.27%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.11%) Defensics
2 3 (2.11%) Nessus
2 3 (2.11%) Nmap
2 3 (2.11%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 28 (19.72%) HP
2 22 (15.49%) SAP
3 11 (7.75%) Ariba
4 10 (7.04%) Oracle
5 8 (5.63%) Microsoft
6 4 (2.82%) Green Hat
7 3 (2.11%) Codenomicon
7 3 (2.11%) Coverity
7 3 (2.11%) hybris
7 3 (2.11%) Qualys
8 2 (1.41%) Capita
9 1 (0.70%) IBM
9 1 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.70%) Seapine
9 1 (0.70%) Workday
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