Period
to 20 July 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Test Manager was £58,750 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 July 2017.

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

Quality Assurance Test Manager
UK
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1112 1149 1175
Rank change year-on-year +37 +26 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Test Manager 81 127 153
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.046% 0.063% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.048% 0.065% 0.072%
Number of salaries quoted 74 104 143
UK median annual salary £58,750 £60,000 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.08% +15.38% -5.45%
10th Percentile £41,250 £36,850 £41,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £79,250 £76,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -11.82% +10.00% -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 170014 195855 213983
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.02% 96.50% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 138687 164501 175450
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

QA Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Test Manager in the UK

QA Test Manager
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for QA Test Manager in the UK

QA Test Manager
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Test Manager over the 6 months to 20 July 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Test Manager in the UK

QA Test Manager
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Test Manager within the UK over the 6 months to 20 July 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
England +28 78 £57,500 -4.17% 3
London +42 44 £72,500 +11.54% 1
UK excluding London +44 36 £48,500 -11.82% 2
East of England +22 11 £55,000 +10.00% 1
North of England +4 11 £48,500 -3.00%
Yorkshire +41 7 £48,500 -3.00%
South West +23 6 £42,500 -39.29%
South East +64 4 £55,000 -4.35%
North East +22 2 £35,000 -
Midlands +19 2 £45,000 -5.26% 1
North West -34 2 £40,000 -27.27%
East Midlands +19 1 - -
Scotland +5 1 £60,000 +17.07%
West Midlands +3 1 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Wales - 1 £45,000 -

QA Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 July 2017, QA 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 featuring QA Test Manager in the job title.

1 81 (100.00%) QA
2 60 (74.07%) Test Automation
3 49 (60.49%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (45.68%) Test Strategy
5 26 (32.10%) Selenium
6 23 (28.40%) Finance
7 22 (27.16%) BDD
8 21 (25.93%) Performance Testing
9 20 (24.69%) ISEB
10 18 (22.22%) TDD
11 16 (19.75%) Software Testing
11 16 (19.75%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (18.52%) Fintech
13 14 (17.28%) Test Management
14 13 (16.05%) Manual Testing
14 13 (16.05%) User Acceptance Testing
14 13 (16.05%) Regression Testing
15 12 (14.81%) ISTQB
16 11 (13.58%) Banking
16 11 (13.58%) IT Strategy
17 10 (12.35%) Continuous Delivery
17 10 (12.35%) NUnit
17 10 (12.35%) C#
18 9 (11.11%) Mentoring
18 9 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
18 9 (11.11%) Open Source
19 8 (9.88%) WebDriver
19 8 (9.88%) System Integration Testing
19 8 (9.88%) Java
19 8 (9.88%) Oracle

QA Test Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 6 (7.41%) Confluence
2 4 (4.94%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.23%) Apache
3 1 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.23%) EPiServer
3 1 (1.23%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.23%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.94%) IntelliMatch
2 3 (3.70%) HFM
2 3 (3.70%) Hyperion Enterprise
3 1 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.23%) GitHub
2 1 (1.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.94%) PuTTY
2 1 (1.23%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.23%) Internet
2 1 (1.23%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.70%) Big Data
1 3 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (3.70%) Power BI
1 3 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.23%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 26 (32.10%) Selenium
2 10 (12.35%) NUnit
3 8 (9.88%) JIRA
3 8 (9.88%) WebDriver
4 6 (7.41%) Appium
4 6 (7.41%) Cucumber
5 5 (6.17%) Calabash
5 5 (6.17%) HP UFT
6 4 (4.94%) eggPlant
6 4 (4.94%) JUnit
6 4 (4.94%) TestNG
7 2 (2.47%) JBehave
7 2 (2.47%) SpecFlow
7 2 (2.47%) TeamCity
7 2 (2.47%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.23%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.23%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.23%) MSTest
8 1 (1.23%) SilkTest
8 1 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (28.40%) Finance
2 11 (13.58%) Banking
3 7 (8.64%) Investment Banking
4 4 (4.94%) Retail
5 2 (2.47%) Automotive
5 2 (2.47%) Publishing
6 1 (1.23%) Back Office
6 1 (1.23%) Front Office
6 1 (1.23%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.17%) Middleware
2 2 (2.47%) Web Services
3 1 (1.23%) .NET
3 1 (1.23%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.23%) CSS
3 1 (1.23%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.23%) HTML
3 1 (1.23%) RESTful
3 1 (1.23%) SOAP
3 1 (1.23%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.52%) Fintech
2 9 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.17%) Derivative
3 5 (6.17%) Equities
3 5 (6.17%) Fixed Income
3 5 (6.17%) OTC Derivatives
4 4 (4.94%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (4.94%) Reference Data
5 3 (3.70%) User Experience
6 2 (2.47%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.23%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.23%) FMCG
7 1 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.23%) iPad
7 1 (1.23%) Market Risk
7 1 (1.23%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (74.07%) Test Automation
2 49 (60.49%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (45.68%) Test Strategy
4 22 (27.16%) BDD
5 21 (25.93%) Performance Testing
6 18 (22.22%) TDD
7 16 (19.75%) Software Testing
7 16 (19.75%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (17.28%) Test Management
9 13 (16.05%) Manual Testing
9 13 (16.05%) Regression Testing
9 13 (16.05%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (13.58%) IT Strategy
11 10 (12.35%) Continuous Delivery
12 9 (11.11%) Mentoring
12 9 (11.11%) Open Source
13 8 (9.88%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (9.88%) PRINCE2
13 8 (9.88%) System Integration Testing
13 8 (9.88%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.35%) C#
2 8 (9.88%) Java
3 5 (6.17%) SQL
4 3 (3.70%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.47%) Ruby
6 1 (1.23%) ActionScript
6 1 (1.23%) ActionScript 2.0
6 1 (1.23%) Groovy
6 1 (1.23%) PHP
6 1 (1.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (24.69%) ISEB
2 12 (14.81%) ISTQB
3 6 (7.41%) Degree
3 6 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (4.94%) ISEB Practitioner
4 4 (4.94%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 3 (3.70%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (4.94%) ISO 9001
2 4 (4.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.23%) ISO 9000
3 1 (1.23%) PMO
Systems Management
1 4 (4.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (9.88%) Oracle
2 5 (6.17%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.94%) Capita
3 4 (4.94%) Murex
3 4 (4.94%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (4.94%) Serena
4 3 (3.70%) Hyperion
4 3 (3.70%) Tableau
5 1 (1.23%) HP
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