Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Test Manager was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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

Senior Test Manager
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1129 1151 1217
Rank change year-on-year +22 +66 +60
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Test Manager 53 74 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.029% 0.039% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.040% 0.044%
Number of salaries quoted 40 46 50
UK median annual salary £57,500 £65,000 £71,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.54% -8.77% +22.84%
10th Percentile £36,750 £41,875 £48,795
90th Percentile £89,350 £120,000 £86,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 173015 183533 208123
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.49% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138825 153627 172837
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

Senior Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Test Manager in the UK

Senior Test Manager
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Senior Test Manager in the UK

Senior Test Manager
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Test Manager over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Test Manager in the UK

Senior Test Manager
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Test Manager within the UK over the 6 months to 22 November 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 -4 51 £57,500 -11.54% 1
UK excluding London +43 35 £55,000 -8.33% 1
London -27 16 £77,500 -22.50%
Midlands +40 12 £53,500 +25.88%
East Midlands +49 11 £53,500 +33.75%
South East +34 9 £80,000 +23.08%
North of England -3 9 £57,500 +27.78% 1
North West -16 6 £57,500 +27.78% 1
South West - 5 £38,500 -
Yorkshire +20 3 £60,000 +14.29%
West Midlands +3 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Senior 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 Senior Test Manager in the job title.

1 33 (62.26%) Test Strategy
2 28 (52.83%) Finance
3 26 (49.06%) Test Automation
3 26 (49.06%) Test Management
4 22 (41.51%) JIRA
5 19 (35.85%) ISTQB
6 17 (32.08%) QA
7 14 (26.42%) HP Quality Center
7 14 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (26.42%) ISEB
8 13 (24.53%) HP
9 12 (22.64%) SQL
9 12 (22.64%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (20.75%) Degree
10 11 (20.75%) Programme Management
11 10 (18.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 9 (16.98%) Computer Science
12 9 (16.98%) Project Management
13 8 (15.09%) Windows
13 8 (15.09%) Linux
13 8 (15.09%) E-Commerce
13 8 (15.09%) Continuous Improvement
14 7 (13.21%) VSAT
14 7 (13.21%) Software Engineering
14 7 (13.21%) Internet
14 7 (13.21%) Cisco
14 7 (13.21%) Retail
14 7 (13.21%) Validation
15 6 (11.32%) Telecoms
15 6 (11.32%) Banking

Senior 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 (1.89%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.89%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.21%) Internet
1 7 (13.21%) VSAT
2 3 (5.66%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.89%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 22 (41.51%) JIRA
2 5 (9.43%) Selenium
3 4 (7.55%) Zephyr
4 3 (5.66%) LoadRunner
5 2 (3.77%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.77%) FitNesse
5 2 (3.77%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.89%) CruiseControl
6 1 (1.89%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.89%) Hudson
6 1 (1.89%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.89%) Maven
6 1 (1.89%) Protractor
6 1 (1.89%) Subversion
6 1 (1.89%) TeamCity
General
1 28 (52.83%) Finance
2 7 (13.21%) Retail
3 6 (11.32%) Banking
3 6 (11.32%) Telecoms
4 4 (7.55%) Billing
5 3 (5.66%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.89%) Electronics
6 1 (1.89%) Front Office
6 1 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) Angular 2
1 1 (1.89%) AngularJS
1 1 (1.89%) FIX Protocol
1 1 (1.89%) HTML
1 1 (1.89%) HTML5
1 1 (1.89%) JSON
1 1 (1.89%) SOAP
1 1 (1.89%) Web Services
1 1 (1.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.98%) Computer Science
2 4 (7.55%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.89%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.89%) Fintech
4 1 (1.89%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.09%) Linux
1 8 (15.09%) Windows
2 6 (11.32%) Unix
3 1 (1.89%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (62.26%) Test Strategy
2 26 (49.06%) Test Automation
2 26 (49.06%) Test Management
3 14 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (22.64%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (20.75%) Programme Management
6 9 (16.98%) Project Management
7 8 (15.09%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (15.09%) E-Commerce
8 7 (13.21%) Software Engineering
8 7 (13.21%) Validation
9 6 (11.32%) Mentoring
10 5 (9.43%) Functional Testing
10 5 (9.43%) Logistics
10 5 (9.43%) Performance Management
10 5 (9.43%) PRINCE2
10 5 (9.43%) SDLC
10 5 (9.43%) Security Testing
10 5 (9.43%) Use Case
11 4 (7.55%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 12 (22.64%) SQL
2 4 (7.55%) C#
2 4 (7.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 19 (35.85%) ISTQB
2 14 (26.42%) ISEB
3 11 (20.75%) Degree
4 10 (18.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (9.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (3.77%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (32.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 14 (26.42%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (24.53%) HP
2 7 (13.21%) Cisco
3 1 (1.89%) Charles River
3 1 (1.89%) EMC
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft