The median annual salary for a Test Manager was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 303 366 299
Rank change year-on-year +63 -67  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 93 82 166
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.62% 0.42% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.44% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 57 63 129
Median salary £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.54% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £43,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £62,500 £69,000
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 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 14466 18825 20301
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.49% 96.68% 97.04%
Number of salaries quoted 12097 16070 16349
Median salary £43,500 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.16% +1.17%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

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 28 March 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 28 March 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
Surrey +59 21 £52,500 -12.50% 1
Hampshire +13 21 £75,000 +42.85%
Oxfordshire +16 14 £60,000 +50.00% 1
Kent +34 13 £47,500 -5.00%
Berkshire +27 12 £67,500 +17.39% 7
East Sussex - 5 £43,000 - 1
West Sussex +12 3 £50,000 -16.66% 1
Buckinghamshire +5 3 £37,750 -28.09% 3
Thames Valley - 1 - -
Test Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 100 (48.08%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (42.31%) Test Strategy
3 75 (36.06%) Software Testing
4 70 (33.65%) Finance
5 69 (33.17%) ISTQB
6 59 (28.37%) Test Management
7 58 (27.88%) HP
8 56 (26.92%) User Acceptance Testing
8 56 (26.92%) Mentoring
9 47 (22.60%) Test Automation
10 41 (19.71%) Stakeholder Management
11 40 (19.23%) Automated Testing
12 37 (17.79%) ISEB
13 36 (17.31%) Line Management
14 35 (16.83%) Performance Testing
14 35 (16.83%) HP Quality Center
15 34 (16.35%) QA
16 33 (15.87%) Selenium
16 33 (15.87%) LoadRunner
17 32 (15.38%) Test Scripting
18 31 (14.90%) SAP
19 30 (14.42%) Degree
19 30 (14.42%) JIRA
20 28 (13.46%) Project Management
21 27 (12.98%) Configuration Management
22 25 (12.02%) Waterfall
22 25 (12.02%) People Management
23 24 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
24 23 (11.06%) Non-Functional Testing
24 23 (11.06%) SuccessFactors

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 14 (6.73%) SharePoint
2 11 (5.29%) Confluence
3 3 (1.44%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.48%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.29%) MS Project
3 8 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (2.40%) MS Office
5 2 (0.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.92%) SAP HR
2 3 (1.44%) SAP HCM
3 2 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (11.06%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.48%) Basecamp
2 1 (0.48%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.48%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.48%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.96%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.48%) DB2
2 1 (0.48%) Endeca
2 1 (0.48%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.48%) SAP BW
2 1 (0.48%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 33 (15.87%) LoadRunner
1 33 (15.87%) Selenium
2 30 (14.42%) JIRA
3 14 (6.73%) HP UFT
4 12 (5.77%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (5.29%) JMeter
6 5 (2.40%) WebDriver
7 4 (1.92%) Visual Studio
8 3 (1.44%) Rational Performance Tester
9 2 (0.96%) MSTest
9 2 (0.96%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.96%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.48%) NUnit
General
1 70 (33.65%) Finance
2 8 (3.85%) Legal
3 7 (3.37%) Electronics
3 7 (3.37%) Marketing
4 6 (2.88%) Banking
4 6 (2.88%) Retail
5 5 (2.40%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.48%) Advertising
6 1 (0.48%) Automotive
6 1 (0.48%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.88%) .NET
1 6 (2.88%) XML
2 3 (1.44%) HTML
2 3 (1.44%) Middleware
3 2 (0.96%) XML Messaging
4 1 (0.48%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.48%) Spring
4 1 (0.48%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (1.44%) Computer Science
2 3 (1.44%) Mobile App
3 2 (0.96%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (0.96%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (0.96%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (0.96%) iPad
3 2 (0.96%) Xbox
4 1 (0.48%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.48%) FMCG
4 1 (0.48%) iSeries
4 1 (0.48%) Smart Meter
4 1 (0.48%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (6.25%) Windows
2 5 (2.40%) Unix
3 3 (1.44%) Linux
4 2 (0.96%) Kali Linux
5 1 (0.48%) Solaris
5 1 (0.48%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (48.08%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (42.31%) Test Strategy
3 75 (36.06%) Software Testing
4 59 (28.37%) Test Management
5 56 (26.92%) Mentoring
5 56 (26.92%) User Acceptance Testing
6 47 (22.60%) Test Automation
7 41 (19.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 40 (19.23%) Automated Testing
9 36 (17.31%) Line Management
10 35 (16.83%) Performance Testing
11 32 (15.38%) Test Scripting
12 28 (13.46%) Project Management
13 27 (12.98%) Configuration Management
14 25 (12.02%) People Management
14 25 (12.02%) Waterfall
15 24 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
16 23 (11.06%) Non-Functional Testing
17 22 (10.58%) Defect Management
17 22 (10.58%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.33%) C#
2 8 (3.85%) Java
3 7 (3.37%) SQL
4 2 (0.96%) Bash Shell
4 2 (0.96%) C
4 2 (0.96%) C++
4 2 (0.96%) Perl
4 2 (0.96%) Python
5 1 (0.48%) PHP
5 1 (0.48%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 69 (33.17%) ISTQB
2 37 (17.79%) ISEB
3 30 (14.42%) Degree
4 13 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (3.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 6 (2.88%) ISEB Practitioner
7 4 (1.92%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.96%) CEH
8 2 (0.96%) GIAC
8 2 (0.96%) GPEN
8 2 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.96%) OSCP
9 1 (0.48%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.48%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (16.35%) QA
2 1 (0.48%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 35 (16.83%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.96%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (0.96%) Nessus
2 2 (0.96%) Nmap
2 2 (0.96%) OpenVAS
2 2 (0.96%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 58 (27.88%) HP
2 31 (14.90%) SAP
3 18 (8.65%) Ariba
4 11 (5.29%) Oracle
5 10 (4.81%) Microsoft
6 9 (4.33%) Remedy
7 7 (3.37%) EMC
8 5 (2.40%) IBM
9 3 (1.44%) Capita
9 3 (1.44%) SOASTA, Inc
10 2 (0.96%) Coverity
10 2 (0.96%) Qualys
11 1 (0.48%) Coremetrics
11 1 (0.48%) Google
11 1 (0.48%) Riverbed
11 1 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.48%) Seapine
11 1 (0.48%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.48%) Workday
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