Period
to 19 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

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 West
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 306 299 293
Rank change year-on-year -7 -6 -26
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 32 41 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.31% 0.40% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.41% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 29 29 51
South West median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% -14.29%
10th Percentile £48,500 £36,650 £38,000
90th Percentile £69,750 £61,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,250
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.07% +0.45%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South 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
South West
Permanent vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 10,030 9,991 10,533
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.64% 97.50% 97.24%
Number of salaries quoted 8,329 8,314 8,899
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £24,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in the South West

Test Manager
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Test Manager in the South West

Test Manager
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Manager in the South West over the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Manager in the South West

Test Manager
Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 6 months to 19 September 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
Bristol +3 12 £52,500 +5.00% 4
Wiltshire -14 12 £62,500 +25.00% 2
Gloucestershire +2 6 £55,000 +36.65%
Somerset - 2 £50,000 -
Test Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, Test Manager job roles required the following IT 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 West region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 24 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (56.25%) Test Automation
3 16 (50.00%) Test Management
4 14 (43.75%) Waterfall
5 13 (40.63%) Scrum
6 12 (37.50%) Finance
7 11 (34.38%) Software Testing
7 11 (34.38%) Selenium
8 10 (31.25%) Integration Testing
8 10 (31.25%) .NET
9 9 (28.13%) C#
9 9 (28.13%) HTML
9 9 (28.13%) Java
9 9 (28.13%) JavaScript
9 9 (28.13%) SQL
9 9 (28.13%) JUnit
9 9 (28.13%) CSS
10 8 (25.00%) Web Services
10 8 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (25.00%) Test Strategy
11 7 (21.88%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (21.88%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (21.88%) Windows
12 6 (18.75%) SAP
12 6 (18.75%) Programme Management
12 6 (18.75%) Kanban
12 6 (18.75%) TestNG
12 6 (18.75%) Jasmine
12 6 (18.75%) SDLC

Test Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (3.13%) SAP Hybris
1 1 (3.13%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) G Suite
1 1 (3.13%) Office 365
1 1 (3.13%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) HTTP
2 1 (3.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 11 (34.38%) Selenium
2 9 (28.13%) JUnit
3 6 (18.75%) Jasmine
3 6 (18.75%) Protractor
3 6 (18.75%) TestNG
4 5 (15.63%) JIRA
5 3 (9.38%) Ant
5 3 (9.38%) Cucumber
5 3 (9.38%) Eclipse
5 3 (9.38%) HP UFT
5 3 (9.38%) Jenkins
5 3 (9.38%) Maven
5 3 (9.38%) SoapUI
5 3 (9.38%) Visual Studio
6 2 (6.25%) eggPlant
6 2 (6.25%) JMeter
General
1 12 (37.50%) Finance
2 4 (12.50%) Electronics
2 4 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 4 (12.50%) Marketing
2 4 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.25%) Banking
3 2 (6.25%) Retail
4 1 (3.13%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (31.25%) .NET
2 9 (28.13%) CSS
2 9 (28.13%) HTML
3 8 (25.00%) Web Services
4 3 (9.38%) Gherkin
4 3 (9.38%) jQuery
4 3 (9.38%) REST
4 3 (9.38%) SOAP
4 3 (9.38%) XML
5 1 (3.13%) J2EE
5 1 (3.13%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.25%) Fintech
3 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (56.25%) Test Automation
3 16 (50.00%) Test Management
4 14 (43.75%) Waterfall
5 13 (40.63%) Scrum
6 11 (34.38%) Software Testing
7 10 (31.25%) Integration Testing
8 8 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (25.00%) Test Strategy
8 8 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (21.88%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (18.75%) Kanban
10 6 (18.75%) Programme Management
10 6 (18.75%) SDLC
11 5 (15.63%) Business Intelligence
12 4 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
12 4 (12.50%) Migration
12 4 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
13 3 (9.38%) Mentoring
13 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 9 (28.13%) C#
1 9 (28.13%) Java
1 9 (28.13%) JavaScript
1 9 (28.13%) SQL
2 3 (9.38%) C++
2 3 (9.38%) Groovy
2 3 (9.38%) Jython
2 3 (9.38%) Python
2 3 (9.38%) Ruby
2 3 (9.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.25%) Degree
2 2 (6.25%) ISEB
2 2 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) CA Service Virtualization
1 3 (9.38%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) SAP
2 3 (9.38%) CA
2 3 (9.38%) HP
3 1 (3.13%) Adobe
3 1 (3.13%) Google
3 1 (3.13%) hybris
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle