The median annual salary for a Test Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Manager
England / South West
Rank 192 236 194
Rank change year-on-year +44 -42  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 46 17 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.90% 0.29% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 0.30% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 27 12 30
Median salary £55,000 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +16.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £50,600 £45,000 £39,900
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,000 £53,450
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 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 4916 5684 5841
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 96.66% 96.72% 97.72%
Number of salaries quoted 4103 4696 4888
Median salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.26% +5.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,648 £60,000
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 West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West that featured Test Manager in the job title.

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 25 March 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 25 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
Bristol +20 22 £65,000 +8.33% 1
Wiltshire - 12 £55,000 - 1
Somerset - 6 £51,000 -
Gloucestershire -5 3 £55,000 +4.76%
Test Manager
England

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 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 West region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 38 (52.78%) Finance
2 37 (51.39%) User Acceptance Testing
3 36 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (41.67%) ISTQB
5 24 (33.33%) ISEB
6 23 (31.94%) Test Management
7 22 (30.56%) QA
8 21 (29.17%) Regression Testing
9 20 (27.78%) Test Automation
10 16 (22.22%) Selenium
11 15 (20.83%) Project Management
11 15 (20.83%) Continuous Delivery
12 14 (19.44%) Test Strategy
12 14 (19.44%) Jenkins
12 14 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
13 13 (18.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 13 (18.06%) Load Testing
13 13 (18.06%) Mobile App
13 13 (18.06%) Cucumber
13 13 (18.06%) BDD
13 13 (18.06%) Calabash
13 13 (18.06%) Gatling
13 13 (18.06%) The Grinder
13 13 (18.06%) Appium
14 12 (16.67%) Degree
15 11 (15.28%) JIRA
15 11 (15.28%) Performance Testing
15 11 (15.28%) Problem Management
15 11 (15.28%) Business Analysis
15 11 (15.28%) Exploratory Testing

Test Manager Skill Set
Top Related 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 3 (4.17%) Unit4 Business World
Development Applications
1 16 (22.22%) Selenium
2 14 (19.44%) Jenkins
3 13 (18.06%) Appium
3 13 (18.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 13 (18.06%) Calabash
3 13 (18.06%) Cucumber
3 13 (18.06%) Gatling
3 13 (18.06%) The Grinder
4 11 (15.28%) JIRA
5 8 (11.11%) Bugzilla
General
1 38 (52.78%) Finance
2 10 (13.89%) Banking
3 8 (11.11%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.94%) .NET
2 1 (1.39%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.06%) Mobile App
2 8 (11.11%) Fintech
3 5 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.56%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (51.39%) User Acceptance Testing
2 36 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (31.94%) Test Management
4 21 (29.17%) Regression Testing
5 20 (27.78%) Test Automation
6 15 (20.83%) Continuous Delivery
6 15 (20.83%) Project Management
7 14 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (19.44%) Test Strategy
8 13 (18.06%) BDD
8 13 (18.06%) Load Testing
9 11 (15.28%) Business Analysis
9 11 (15.28%) Exploratory Testing
9 11 (15.28%) Performance Testing
9 11 (15.28%) Problem Management
10 10 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (13.89%) Test Scripting
10 10 (13.89%) Waterfall
10 10 (13.89%) Wealth Management
11 9 (12.50%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.94%) C#
Qualifications
1 30 (41.67%) ISTQB
2 24 (33.33%) ISEB
3 12 (16.67%) Degree
4 5 (6.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (5.56%) DV Cleared
5 4 (5.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (30.56%) QA
2 1 (1.39%) SDET
Systems Management
1 9 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (9.72%) Cadence
2 5 (6.94%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.17%) Oracle
3 3 (4.17%) SAP
4 2 (2.78%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.39%) HP
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