Period
to 3 August 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Test Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Management over the 6 months to 3 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Management
UK
6 months to
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 664 583 533
Rank change year-on-year -81 -50 +45
Permanent jobs citing Test Management 347 214 728
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.32% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.34% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 273 159 531
10th Percentile £35,850 £27,500 £32,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £68,750 £66,250 £58,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £46,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year +13.51% +2.78% -5.26%

Test Management is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 106,311 62,475 133,599
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 93.77% 92.79% 92.68%
Number of salaries quoted 72,457 50,576 106,616
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Test Management as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Test Management in the UK

Test Management
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Test Management.

Salary trend for Test Management in the UK

Test Management
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Management over the 6 months to 3 August 2021.

Salary histogram for Test Management in the UK

Test Management
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Management within the UK over the 6 months to 3 August 2021. 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 -53 304 £55,000 - 46
UK excluding London -96 180 £52,500 +13.51% 34
London -55 142 £60,000 -7.69% 18
Work from Home -196 64 £50,000 +2.34% 4
South East -72 63 £50,000 -9.09% 9
North of England -61 35 £42,500 - 9
Midlands -68 24 £55,000 +15.79% 2
South West -64 22 £57,500 +15.00% 7
Yorkshire -54 21 £38,750 -8.82% 3
West Midlands -67 21 £55,000 +15.79% 2
Scotland -61 15 £75,000 +69.32% 2
North West -44 14 £42,500 -29.17% 5
Wales -18 13 £45,000 -14.29% 3
East of England -36 10 £50,000 +25.00% 1
East Midlands - 3 £48,750 -

For the 6 months to 3 August 2021, IT jobs citing Test Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Test Management.

1 245 (70.61%) Test Automation
2 231 (66.57%) Agile Software Development
3 185 (53.31%) JIRA
4 148 (42.65%) Selenium
5 144 (41.50%) QA
6 142 (40.92%) Software Testing
7 135 (38.90%) Java
8 94 (27.09%) Python
9 91 (26.22%) Social Skills
10 84 (24.21%) ISTQB
10 84 (24.21%) JMeter
11 83 (23.92%) BDD
12 81 (23.34%) Test Scripting
12 81 (23.34%) Test Strategy
13 78 (22.48%) Stakeholder Management
14 77 (22.19%) DevOps
15 76 (21.90%) SQL
16 71 (20.46%) Cucumber
17 67 (19.31%) Scrum
18 66 (19.02%) C#
18 66 (19.02%) Jenkins
19 63 (18.16%) Performance Testing
20 62 (17.87%) SDLC
21 60 (17.29%) Azure
21 60 (17.29%) JavaScript
21 60 (17.29%) Finance
22 57 (16.43%) Problem-Solving
23 55 (15.85%) Postman
24 53 (15.27%) Regression Testing
25 49 (14.12%) Confluence

Test Management
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 49 (14.12%) Confluence
2 10 (2.88%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.31%) Apache
4 7 (2.02%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.58%) Moodle
7 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (3.46%) Microsoft Project
2 9 (2.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.73%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (1.44%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.15%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (1.15%) Oracle ERP
1 4 (1.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 3 (0.86%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.29%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.29%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 60 (17.29%) Azure
2 44 (12.68%) AWS
3 24 (6.92%) SaaS
4 21 (6.05%) GitHub
5 15 (4.32%) BlazeMeter
5 15 (4.32%) Serverless
6 11 (3.17%) BrowserStack
7 9 (2.59%) AWS CodePipeline
8 7 (2.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 7 (2.02%) Slack
9 6 (1.73%) AWS Lambda
9 6 (1.73%) Azure Storage
9 6 (1.73%) Power Platform
10 5 (1.44%) Amazon S3
11 4 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (1.15%) Azure Data Factory
11 4 (1.15%) IaaS
11 4 (1.15%) PaaS
12 3 (0.86%) Tricentis Tosca
13 2 (0.58%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.90%) HTTP
2 12 (3.46%) DNS
2 12 (3.46%) Internet
3 7 (2.02%) SSL
4 4 (1.15%) HTTPS
5 3 (0.86%) Firewall
5 3 (0.86%) LAN
5 3 (0.86%) WAN
6 2 (0.58%) MPLS
6 2 (0.58%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.58%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.58%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.29%) 4G
7 1 (0.29%) BGP
7 1 (0.29%) Broadband
7 1 (0.29%) DSL
7 1 (0.29%) Network Security
7 1 (0.29%) VPN
7 1 (0.29%) VRRP
7 1 (0.29%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (8.07%) Oracle Database
2 24 (6.92%) SQL Server
3 19 (5.48%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (4.03%) Blockchain
5 10 (2.88%) MongoDB
6 8 (2.31%) NoSQL
6 8 (2.31%) Oracle Database 10g
6 8 (2.31%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (2.02%) MySQL
7 7 (2.02%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 6 (1.73%) Power BI
9 5 (1.44%) Data Lake
9 5 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.58%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.58%) Tableau
11 1 (0.29%) Big Data
11 1 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.29%) Redis
Development Applications
1 185 (53.31%) JIRA
2 148 (42.65%) Selenium
3 84 (24.21%) JMeter
4 71 (20.46%) Cucumber
5 66 (19.02%) Jenkins
6 55 (15.85%) Postman
7 44 (12.68%) TestRail
8 41 (11.82%) Git (software)
9 33 (9.51%) LoadRunner
10 28 (8.07%) Zephyr
11 26 (7.49%) WebDriver
12 25 (7.20%) SpecFlow
13 23 (6.63%) REST Assured
14 22 (6.34%) Serenity BDD
14 22 (6.34%) Team Foundation Server
15 21 (6.05%) HP UFT
16 20 (5.76%) Appium
17 16 (4.61%) JUnit
17 16 (4.61%) Ranorex
18 15 (4.32%) Maven
General
1 91 (26.22%) Social Skills
2 60 (17.29%) Finance
3 26 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (4.90%) Public Sector
5 11 (3.17%) Presentation Skills
5 11 (3.17%) Retail
6 9 (2.59%) Telecoms
7 8 (2.31%) Organisational Skills
8 6 (1.73%) Banking
9 5 (1.44%) Influencing Skills
9 5 (1.44%) Marketing
10 4 (1.15%) Automotive
10 4 (1.15%) General Ledger
10 4 (1.15%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.58%) Documentation Skills
11 2 (0.58%) Games
11 2 (0.58%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 2 (0.58%) Law
11 2 (0.58%) Legal
11 2 (0.58%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 81 (23.34%) Test Manager
2 67 (19.31%) QA Engineer
3 52 (14.99%) Test Engineer
4 28 (8.07%) Test Leader
5 25 (7.20%) Tester
6 23 (6.63%) Quality Engineer
6 23 (6.63%) Test Automation Engineer
7 22 (6.34%) Developer
8 19 (5.48%) Analyst
8 19 (5.48%) Automation Engineer
9 17 (4.90%) Software Test Engineer
10 16 (4.61%) Test Analyst
11 15 (4.32%) QA Automation Engineer
12 14 (4.03%) Senior Test Engineer
13 13 (3.75%) Automation Test Lead
13 13 (3.75%) Developer in Test
14 11 (3.17%) QA Leader
15 10 (2.88%) Automation Tester
16 9 (2.59%) Senior QA Engineer
16 9 (2.59%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (9.51%) Gherkin
2 32 (9.22%) RESTful
3 25 (7.20%) Web Services
4 21 (6.05%) .NET
5 20 (5.76%) XML
6 18 (5.19%) Spring
7 15 (4.32%) REST
8 11 (3.17%) JSON
9 10 (2.88%) Kafka
10 9 (2.59%) Middleware
11 8 (2.31%) STL
12 7 (2.02%) Elastic Stack
12 7 (2.02%) HTML
12 7 (2.02%) JDBC
12 7 (2.02%) JPA
12 7 (2.02%) XML Schema
12 7 (2.02%) XSLT
13 6 (1.73%) .NET Core
13 6 (1.73%) React
13 6 (1.73%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.03%) Mobile App
2 13 (3.75%) Self-Motivation
2 13 (3.75%) User Experience
3 12 (3.46%) NHS
4 9 (2.59%) Client/Server
4 9 (2.59%) iPad
5 8 (2.31%) Linux Command Line
6 7 (2.02%) Driving Licence
6 7 (2.02%) iPhone
6 7 (2.02%) SWIFT
7 5 (1.44%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.44%) PKI
7 5 (1.44%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.15%) Blog
8 4 (1.15%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.15%) Replication
9 3 (0.86%) Cybercrime
9 3 (0.86%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.86%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 47 (13.54%) Linux
2 37 (10.66%) Windows
3 15 (4.32%) Android
4 12 (3.46%) Unix
5 9 (2.59%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.58%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.29%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (70.61%) Test Automation
2 231 (66.57%) Agile Software Development
3 142 (40.92%) Software Testing
4 83 (23.92%) BDD
5 81 (23.34%) Test Scripting
5 81 (23.34%) Test Strategy
6 78 (22.48%) Stakeholder Management
7 77 (22.19%) DevOps
8 67 (19.31%) Scrum
9 63 (18.16%) Performance Testing
10 62 (17.87%) SDLC
11 57 (16.43%) Problem-Solving
12 53 (15.27%) Regression Testing
13 47 (13.54%) SDET
14 46 (13.26%) Test Planning
15 44 (12.68%) Mentoring
16 43 (12.39%) Non-Functional Testing
17 41 (11.82%) Waterfall
18 40 (11.53%) API Testing
18 40 (11.53%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 135 (38.90%) Java
2 94 (27.09%) Python
3 76 (21.90%) SQL
4 66 (19.02%) C#
5 60 (17.29%) JavaScript
6 14 (4.03%) Groovy
7 12 (3.46%) Scala
8 11 (3.17%) C
9 9 (2.59%) PowerShell
9 9 (2.59%) Ruby
9 9 (2.59%) XPath
10 7 (2.02%) C++
10 7 (2.02%) Java 8
10 7 (2.02%) TypeScript
10 7 (2.02%) VBScript
11 5 (1.44%) CoffeeScript
12 3 (0.86%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.86%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.29%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 84 (24.21%) ISTQB
2 28 (8.07%) Degree
2 28 (8.07%) Security Cleared
3 27 (7.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 26 (7.49%) SC Cleared
5 18 (5.19%) ISEB
6 15 (4.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 14 (4.03%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (2.31%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.15%) Master's Degree
9 4 (1.15%) Oracle Certification
10 3 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.58%) HNC
11 2 (0.58%) HND
12 1 (0.29%) CCNA
12 1 (0.29%) CCNP
12 1 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 144 (41.50%) QA
2 12 (3.46%) Accessibility
3 2 (0.58%) SLA
4 1 (0.29%) GxP
4 1 (0.29%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 36 (10.37%) Docker
2 7 (2.02%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 4 (1.15%) Firmware
4 2 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.58%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 43 (12.39%) HP Quality Center
2 20 (5.76%) Kubernetes
3 14 (4.03%) Ansible
4 10 (2.88%) HP ALM
5 2 (0.58%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 47 (13.54%) HP
2 45 (12.97%) Oracle
3 23 (6.63%) Microsoft
4 14 (4.03%) SAP
5 13 (3.75%) Red Hat
6 6 (1.73%) Dynatrace
6 6 (1.73%) Splunk
7 5 (1.44%) Atlassian
7 5 (1.44%) CA Agile Central
7 5 (1.44%) VMware
8 4 (1.15%) Databricks
8 4 (1.15%) Micro Focus
8 4 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.86%) CheckPoint
9 3 (0.86%) Cisco
9 3 (0.86%) Cognizant
9 3 (0.86%) JD Edwards
10 2 (0.58%) CA
10 2 (0.58%) Dell
10 2 (0.58%) Juniper