The median annual salary for a QA Test Manager was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 April 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
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 823 908 920
Rank change year-on-year +85 +12  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Test Manager 41 59 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.048% 0.057% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.050% 0.059% 0.061%
Number of salaries quoted 35 42 65
Median salary £50,000 £60,000 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.66% +17.64%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,250 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £61,500
UK excluding London median salary £48,500 £60,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -19.16% +20.00%  

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 82581 100487 108682
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.36% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 68542 84332 88722
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

QA Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Test Manager in the UK

QA Test Manager
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 April 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
England +76 39 £50,000 -16.66% 1
London +45 12 £72,500 +3.57% 1
Yorkshire +31 7 £48,500 -3.00%
West Yorkshire +31 7 £48,500 -3.00%
East of England - 6 £60,000 -
South West +27 5 £42,500 -39.28%
Bristol +5 5 £42,500 -39.28%
Hertfordshire - 5 £60,000 -
South East +49 4 £55,000 -8.33%
City of London +48 4 £75,000 -
Leeds - 4 £48,500 -
Huddersfield - 3 £50,000 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £55,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne +15 2 £35,000 -
Tyne and Wear +12 2 £35,000 -
North East +6 2 £35,000 -
Potters Bar - 2 £60,000 -
Watford - 2 £72,500 -
Oxford - 2 - -
Berkshire +28 1 - -
West Midlands +17 1 £45,000 -
East Midlands +5 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 £45,000 -
South Wales - 1 £45,000 -
Coventry - 1 £45,000 -
Reading - 1 - -
Witham - 1 £47,500 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Wales - 1 £45,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 76 (100.00%) QA
2 44 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (35.53%) Test Strategy
4 26 (34.21%) Selenium
5 19 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 19 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 19 (25.00%) Finance
6 17 (22.37%) Test Automation
7 16 (21.05%) Test Management
7 16 (21.05%) ISTQB
7 16 (21.05%) ISEB
8 15 (19.74%) Manual Testing
9 14 (18.42%) Test Scripting
9 14 (18.42%) Regression Testing
10 13 (17.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (17.11%) Performance Testing
10 13 (17.11%) Software Testing
10 13 (17.11%) Automation Testing
11 11 (14.47%) BDD
11 11 (14.47%) TDD
12 10 (13.16%) HP
12 10 (13.16%) C#
12 10 (13.16%) JIRA
12 10 (13.16%) SDLC
13 9 (11.84%) Waterfall
13 9 (11.84%) SQL
14 8 (10.53%) Java
14 8 (10.53%) E-Commerce
14 8 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
14 8 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing

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 1 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (1.32%) Confluence
1 1 (1.32%) EPiServer
1 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (6.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.32%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.95%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.32%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.32%) RDBMS
1 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (34.21%) Selenium
2 10 (13.16%) JIRA
3 7 (9.21%) NUnit
4 5 (6.58%) Cucumber
4 5 (6.58%) Robot Framework
4 5 (6.58%) WebDriver
5 4 (5.26%) HP UFT
5 4 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (3.95%) Appium
7 2 (2.63%) Calabash
7 2 (2.63%) JBehave
7 2 (2.63%) JUnit
7 2 (2.63%) SilkTest
7 2 (2.63%) TestNG
7 2 (2.63%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.32%) JMeter
8 1 (1.32%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.32%) MSTest
8 1 (1.32%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.32%) TeamCity
General
1 19 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (5.26%) Automotive
2 4 (5.26%) Banking
2 4 (5.26%) Investment Banking
3 3 (3.95%) Retail
4 2 (2.63%) Front Office
5 1 (1.32%) Games
5 1 (1.32%) Law
5 1 (1.32%) Legal
5 1 (1.32%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.26%) .NET
2 1 (1.32%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.32%) CSS
2 1 (1.32%) Gherkin
2 1 (1.32%) HTML
2 1 (1.32%) Middleware
2 1 (1.32%) RESTful
2 1 (1.32%) SOAP
2 1 (1.32%) Spring
2 1 (1.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.21%) Fintech
2 6 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.95%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (3.95%) iPad
4 2 (2.63%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.63%) Derivative
4 2 (2.63%) Equities
4 2 (2.63%) Fixed Income
4 2 (2.63%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.63%) OTC Derivatives
4 2 (2.63%) Xbox
5 1 (1.32%) FMCG
5 1 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.32%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.32%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.32%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (35.53%) Test Strategy
3 19 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 19 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 17 (22.37%) Test Automation
5 16 (21.05%) Test Management
6 15 (19.74%) Manual Testing
7 14 (18.42%) Regression Testing
7 14 (18.42%) Test Scripting
8 13 (17.11%) Automation Testing
8 13 (17.11%) Performance Testing
8 13 (17.11%) Software Testing
8 13 (17.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (14.47%) BDD
9 11 (14.47%) TDD
10 10 (13.16%) SDLC
11 9 (11.84%) Waterfall
12 8 (10.53%) Continuous Delivery
12 8 (10.53%) E-Commerce
12 8 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.16%) C#
2 9 (11.84%) SQL
3 8 (10.53%) Java
4 3 (3.95%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.63%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.32%) Groovy
6 1 (1.32%) Perl
6 1 (1.32%) PHP
6 1 (1.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (21.05%) ISEB
1 16 (21.05%) ISTQB
2 3 (3.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (1.32%) ISO 9000
2 1 (1.32%) MiFID
2 1 (1.32%) PMO
Systems Management
1 8 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (13.16%) HP
2 4 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.32%) Murex
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle
3 1 (1.32%) SAP
3 1 (1.32%) Serena
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