Period
to 16 February 2019

The median annual salary for a Test Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 16 February 2019.

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
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 254 266 268
Rank change year-on-year +12 +2 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 68 74 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.68% 0.72% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.75% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 61 59 48
South West median annual salary £55,000 £51,000 £56,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.84% -9.33% +2.27%
10th Percentile £46,250 £39,350 £46,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% -1.79%

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 9,638 9,920 10,089
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.23% 97.06% 96.92%
Number of salaries quoted 7,721 8,153 8,446
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -

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 16 February 2019.

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 16 February 2019. 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 +30 30 £52,500 +5.00% 3
Gloucestershire -19 19 £55,000 -
Somerset +18 9 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Wiltshire -12 6 £57,500 +4.55%
Dorset - 2 £50,000 - 1
Test Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 February 2019, 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 36 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (47.06%) Finance
2 32 (47.06%) Test Automation
3 24 (35.29%) Software Testing
4 21 (30.88%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (27.94%) Test Strategy
6 15 (22.06%) C#
7 14 (20.59%) Scrum
7 14 (20.59%) Selenium
8 12 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (17.65%) Functional Testing
8 12 (17.65%) Non-Functional Testing
8 12 (17.65%) Mobile App
8 12 (17.65%) SDLC
8 12 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (17.65%) .NET
9 11 (16.18%) SQL
9 11 (16.18%) QA
10 10 (14.71%) SaaS
10 10 (14.71%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (14.71%) TestDirector
10 10 (14.71%) Java
10 10 (14.71%) JavaScript
10 10 (14.71%) SAP
11 9 (13.24%) Programme Management
11 9 (13.24%) Marketing
11 9 (13.24%) Manufacturing
11 9 (13.24%) Electronics
11 9 (13.24%) Telecoms
11 9 (13.24%) Test Management

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:

Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.71%) SaaS
2 2 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.94%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.41%) HTTP
2 1 (1.47%) Internet
2 1 (1.47%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.47%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.47%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 14 (20.59%) Selenium
2 10 (14.71%) TestDirector
3 8 (11.76%) Jasmine
3 8 (11.76%) JUnit
3 8 (11.76%) Protractor
3 8 (11.76%) TestNG
4 4 (5.88%) Visual Studio
5 3 (4.41%) JIRA
6 2 (2.94%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.94%) Hudson
6 2 (2.94%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.94%) WebDriver
General
1 32 (47.06%) Finance
2 9 (13.24%) Electronics
2 9 (13.24%) Manufacturing
2 9 (13.24%) Marketing
2 9 (13.24%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.94%) Banking
4 1 (1.47%) Billing
4 1 (1.47%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.47%) Retail
4 1 (1.47%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.65%) .NET
2 8 (11.76%) CSS
2 8 (11.76%) HTML
3 5 (7.35%) Web Services
4 4 (5.88%) Gherkin
5 2 (2.94%) WebdriverIO
6 1 (1.47%) J2EE
6 1 (1.47%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.65%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.94%) Android
1 2 (2.94%) Apple iOS
1 2 (2.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (47.06%) Test Automation
3 24 (35.29%) Software Testing
4 21 (30.88%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (27.94%) Test Strategy
6 14 (20.59%) Scrum
7 12 (17.65%) Functional Testing
7 12 (17.65%) Non-Functional Testing
7 12 (17.65%) SDLC
7 12 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (14.71%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (13.24%) Digital Marketing
9 9 (13.24%) Programme Management
9 9 (13.24%) Test Management
10 8 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
10 8 (11.76%) Open Source
11 6 (8.82%) System Testing
12 5 (7.35%) Manual Testing
12 5 (7.35%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (22.06%) C#
2 11 (16.18%) SQL
3 10 (14.71%) Java
3 10 (14.71%) JavaScript
4 7 (10.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (5.88%) ISEB
2 3 (4.41%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.94%) Degree
4 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (16.18%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.94%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (4.41%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (4.41%) Nmap
Vendors
1 10 (14.71%) SAP
2 2 (2.94%) Google
3 1 (1.47%) Microsoft