Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Manager was £43,375 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 21 November 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 West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 282 295 272
Rank change year-on-year +13 -23 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 51 51 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.49% 0.47% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.48% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 36 45 59
South West median annual salary £43,375 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.38% - +6.60%
10th Percentile £36,500 £38,496 £37,500
90th Percentile £61,875 £65,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

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 10082 10518 11474
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.52% 96.98% 97.11%
Number of salaries quoted 8354 8888 9712
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £24,500 £24,713 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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
Gloucestershire +35 26 £42,250 -8.65%
Bristol -27 13 £47,500 -13.64% 1
Wiltshire 0 8 £50,000 -6.05%
Somerset +4 4 £43,750 -23.91%
Test Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 West region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 31 (60.78%) Test Automation
2 25 (49.02%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (47.06%) JIRA
4 21 (41.18%) Test Strategy
5 20 (39.22%) Java
5 20 (39.22%) SQL
6 18 (35.29%) TDD
6 18 (35.29%) Waterfall
6 18 (35.29%) BDD
7 17 (33.33%) Selenium
8 15 (29.41%) Software Testing
8 15 (29.41%) .NET
8 15 (29.41%) C#
8 15 (29.41%) XML
9 14 (27.45%) HP
9 14 (27.45%) Windows
9 14 (27.45%) Visual Studio
9 14 (27.45%) SOAP
9 14 (27.45%) Cucumber
9 14 (27.45%) Gherkin
10 13 (25.49%) SoapUI
10 13 (25.49%) REST
10 13 (25.49%) Jenkins
10 13 (25.49%) CA Service Virtualization
10 13 (25.49%) Ruby
10 13 (25.49%) jQuery
10 13 (25.49%) Groovy
10 13 (25.49%) CSS
10 13 (25.49%) Ant
10 13 (25.49%) JUnit

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 11 (21.57%) Apache
1 11 (21.57%) IIS
1 11 (21.57%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.92%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (25.49%) HTTP
2 1 (1.96%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 24 (47.06%) JIRA
2 17 (33.33%) Selenium
3 14 (27.45%) Cucumber
3 14 (27.45%) Visual Studio
4 13 (25.49%) Ant
4 13 (25.49%) Eclipse
4 13 (25.49%) HP UFT
4 13 (25.49%) Jenkins
4 13 (25.49%) JUnit
4 13 (25.49%) Maven
4 13 (25.49%) SoapUI
5 4 (7.84%) TestRail
6 3 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (3.92%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.96%) Zephyr
General
1 6 (11.76%) Banking
2 3 (5.88%) Publishing
3 1 (1.96%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (29.41%) .NET
1 15 (29.41%) XML
2 14 (27.45%) Gherkin
2 14 (27.45%) SOAP
3 13 (25.49%) CSS
3 13 (25.49%) HTML
3 13 (25.49%) jQuery
3 13 (25.49%) REST
4 11 (21.57%) J2EE
5 6 (11.76%) Web Services
6 1 (1.96%) JSON
6 1 (1.96%) RESTful
6 1 (1.96%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.65%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.92%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.96%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 14 (27.45%) Windows
2 13 (25.49%) Unix
3 11 (21.57%) Linux
3 11 (21.57%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.96%) Android
4 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (60.78%) Test Automation
2 25 (49.02%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (41.18%) Test Strategy
4 18 (35.29%) BDD
4 18 (35.29%) TDD
4 18 (35.29%) Waterfall
5 15 (29.41%) Software Testing
6 10 (19.61%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (15.69%) E-Commerce
7 8 (15.69%) Integration Testing
8 6 (11.76%) Mentoring
8 6 (11.76%) Test Management
8 6 (11.76%) Wealth Management
9 5 (9.80%) Acceptance Criteria
9 5 (9.80%) High Availability
9 5 (9.80%) Scrum
9 5 (9.80%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (7.84%) ERP
10 4 (7.84%) People Management
10 4 (7.84%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (39.22%) Java
1 20 (39.22%) SQL
2 15 (29.41%) C#
3 13 (25.49%) C++
3 13 (25.49%) Groovy
3 13 (25.49%) JavaScript
3 13 (25.49%) Jython
3 13 (25.49%) Python
3 13 (25.49%) Ruby
3 13 (25.49%) VBScript
4 2 (3.92%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (21.57%) Degree
2 6 (11.76%) ISTQB
2 6 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (7.84%) ISEB
4 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.84%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (25.49%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 14 (27.45%) HP
2 13 (25.49%) CA
3 5 (9.80%) Microsoft
3 5 (9.80%) Oracle