The median annual salary for a Test Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 28 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 West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 220 213 210
Rank change year-on-year -7 -3  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 22 22 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.42% 0.42% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.43% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 15 22 28
Median salary £55,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% -5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,600 £37,750 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,250 £70,625 £63,250
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +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 West. 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 West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5138 5116 5783
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 97.09% 97.58% 97.13%
Number of salaries quoted 16476 17695 21961
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,250 £23,750 £21,750
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £61,250 £61,250
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 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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 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
Gloucestershire 0 11 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Bristol -15 8 £50,000 -4.76%
Wiltshire +3 2 £57,500 +65.46% 1
Devon - 1 £36,000 -
Test Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 West region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 47 (68.12%) Test Automation
2 28 (40.58%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (39.13%) User Acceptance Testing
4 25 (36.23%) Finance
4 25 (36.23%) Test Strategy
5 21 (30.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 21 (30.43%) Test Management
6 18 (26.09%) ISTQB
7 17 (24.64%) Regression Testing
8 16 (23.19%) Integration Testing
9 14 (20.29%) ISEB
10 13 (18.84%) QA
11 11 (15.94%) Selenium
11 11 (15.94%) Wealth Management
11 11 (15.94%) Banking
12 9 (13.04%) Performance Testing
12 9 (13.04%) Waterfall
13 8 (11.59%) BDD
13 8 (11.59%) High Availability
13 8 (11.59%) Jenkins
13 8 (11.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 8 (11.59%) Continuous Delivery
13 8 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (11.59%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (11.59%) Web Services
14 7 (10.14%) Test Scripting
14 7 (10.14%) Unit Testing
14 7 (10.14%) TDD
15 6 (8.70%) Degree
15 6 (8.70%) Load Testing

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.45%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (15.94%) Selenium
2 8 (11.59%) Jenkins
3 6 (8.70%) Appium
3 6 (8.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 6 (8.70%) Calabash
3 6 (8.70%) Cucumber
3 6 (8.70%) Gatling
3 6 (8.70%) The Grinder
4 5 (7.25%) JIRA
5 2 (2.90%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.45%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.45%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.45%) RSpec
6 1 (1.45%) SpecFlow
General
1 25 (36.23%) Finance
2 11 (15.94%) Banking
3 3 (4.35%) Retail
4 2 (2.90%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.90%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.59%) Web Services
2 4 (5.80%) .NET
3 1 (1.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.70%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.80%) Virtual Team
4 2 (2.90%) Fintech
5 1 (1.45%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.45%) Linux
1 1 (1.45%) Unix
1 1 (1.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (68.12%) Test Automation
2 28 (40.58%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (39.13%) User Acceptance Testing
4 25 (36.23%) Test Strategy
5 21 (30.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 21 (30.43%) Test Management
6 17 (24.64%) Regression Testing
7 16 (23.19%) Integration Testing
8 11 (15.94%) Wealth Management
9 9 (13.04%) Performance Testing
9 9 (13.04%) Waterfall
10 8 (11.59%) BDD
10 8 (11.59%) Continuous Delivery
10 8 (11.59%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (11.59%) High Availability
11 7 (10.14%) TDD
11 7 (10.14%) Test Scripting
11 7 (10.14%) Unit Testing
12 6 (8.70%) Business Analysis
12 6 (8.70%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.80%) C#
2 3 (4.35%) Java
3 1 (1.45%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.45%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.45%) Python
3 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (26.09%) ISTQB
2 14 (20.29%) ISEB
3 8 (11.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (8.70%) Degree
5 2 (2.90%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.45%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (18.84%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (5.80%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.35%) Cadence
3 2 (2.90%) Oracle
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