Period
to 19 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Test Manager was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

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

Software Test Manager
UK
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1165 1161 1229
Rank change year-on-year -4 +68 +72
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Manager 11 30 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.006% 0.017% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.007% 0.018% 0.020%
Number of salaries quoted 9 28 33
UK median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% +22.22% -14.29%
10th Percentile £43,650 £43,750 £36,050
90th Percentile £64,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,000 £55,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.45% +22.22% -14.29%

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 167,227 170,652 201,733
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.08% 96.47% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 135,816 142,093 168,706
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

Software Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Test Manager in the UK

Software Test Manager
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Software Test Manager in the UK

Software Test Manager
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Test Manager over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Test Manager in the UK

Software Test Manager
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Test Manager within the UK over the 6 months to 19 January 2018. 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 -5 11 £52,500 -4.55% 1
UK excluding London -5 10 £52,000 -5.45% 1
South West -3 4 £44,250 -26.25%
East of England +12 3 £52,500 +40.00%
North of England -5 2 £58,750 +17.50% 1
Yorkshire +26 1 £57,500 - 1
London +11 1 £70,000 +16.67%
South East +8 1 £51,500 -6.36%
North West -9 1 £60,000 +26.32%

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, Software 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 Software Test Manager in the job title.

1 7 (63.64%) Test Automation
2 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (45.45%) TDD
3 5 (45.45%) BDD
4 4 (36.36%) Test Strategy
4 4 (36.36%) Mentoring
4 4 (36.36%) Validation
4 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
4 4 (36.36%) QA
5 3 (27.27%) Degree
5 3 (27.27%) Java
5 3 (27.27%) People Management
5 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (18.18%) Data Analysis
6 2 (18.18%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Requirements Engineering
6 2 (18.18%) Virtual Team
6 2 (18.18%) Coaching
6 2 (18.18%) Test Planning
6 2 (18.18%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (18.18%) Big Data
6 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
6 2 (18.18%) Perl
6 2 (18.18%) HND
6 2 (18.18%) Python
6 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
6 2 (18.18%) Tcl
6 2 (18.18%) C

Software 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:

Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
1 1 (9.09%) eggPlant
1 1 (9.09%) Selenium
1 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (9.09%) TeamCity
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) CSS
1 1 (9.09%) Gherkin
1 1 (9.09%) HTML
1 1 (9.09%) JSON
1 1 (9.09%) RESTful
1 1 (9.09%) Velocity
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Embedded Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Virtual Team
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Test Automation
2 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (45.45%) BDD
3 5 (45.45%) TDD
4 4 (36.36%) Mentoring
4 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Test Strategy
4 4 (36.36%) Validation
5 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (27.27%) People Management
6 2 (18.18%) Coaching
6 2 (18.18%) Data Analysis
6 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
6 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Requirements Engineering
6 2 (18.18%) Test Planning
7 1 (9.09%) Kanban
7 1 (9.09%) Scrum
7 1 (9.09%) System Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) Java
2 2 (18.18%) C
2 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
2 2 (18.18%) Perl
2 2 (18.18%) Python
2 2 (18.18%) Tcl
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
2 2 (18.18%) HND
3 1 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) QA
2 1 (9.09%) IEC 62304
2 1 (9.09%) ISO 13485
2 1 (9.09%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) CA Agile Central