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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 15 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Management
UK
6 months to
15 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 485 679 592
Rank change year-on-year +194 -87 -50
Permanent jobs citing Test Management 1,165 354 198
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.70% 0.31% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.33% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 336 278 150
10th Percentile £36,500 £35,000 £22,375
25th Percentile £41,750 £45,000 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £66,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £77,875 £75,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,041 £52,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -13.38% +15.56% -

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 160,204 108,315 57,920
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 95.77% 94.09% 93.13%
Number of salaries quoted 83,315 73,224 47,036
10th Percentile £34,250 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,756 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.61% +1.37% +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £97,290 £92,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 15 August 2022.

Salary histogram for Test Management in the UK

Test Management
Top 17 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 15 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England +229 1,034 £55,000 - 47
UK excluding London +223 702 £45,041 -13.38% 32
London +54 397 £62,500 +2.04% 16
Work from Home -95 256 £53,000 -10.92% 16
North of England +125 242 £45,000 +5.88% 7
South East +28 156 £55,000 +10.00% 8
North West +49 128 £44,020 +3.58% 3
South West +73 123 £45,041 -21.67% 5
Midlands +25 96 £42,000 -19.23% 8
Yorkshire +48 86 £46,250 -11.90% 3
West Midlands -8 60 £44,500 -14.42% 3
East of England -25 44 £46,475 -7.05% 3
East Midlands +10 36 £35,000 -28.21% 5
North East - 28 £40,000 - 1
Scotland -18 27 £43,500 -27.50% 1
Wales -10 16 £55,000 +22.22%
Northern Ireland -11 1 £65,000 +85.71%

For the 6 months to 15 August 2022, 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.

1 741 (63.61%) QA
2 723 (62.06%) Test Strategy
3 705 (60.52%) Software Testing
4 647 (55.54%) Test Scripting
5 533 (45.75%) HP
6 531 (45.58%) Defect Management
7 528 (45.32%) JMeter
8 515 (44.21%) HP ALM
9 514 (44.12%) Microsoft
10 506 (43.43%) Zephyr
11 490 (42.06%) HP Quality Center
12 483 (41.46%) Project Delivery
13 474 (40.69%) Test Automation
14 465 (39.91%) Google
14 465 (39.91%) Virtual Team
15 462 (39.66%) IBM
16 454 (38.97%) Rational Quality Manager
17 411 (35.28%) Agile
18 333 (28.58%) JIRA
19 279 (23.95%) Social Skills
20 229 (19.66%) ISTQB
21 218 (18.71%) Finance
22 213 (18.28%) Selenium
23 201 (17.25%) SQL
24 197 (16.91%) Java
25 187 (16.05%) DevOps
26 160 (13.73%) Python
27 158 (13.56%) C#
28 157 (13.48%) Functional Testing
29 147 (12.62%) Stakeholder Management

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 97 (8.33%) Confluence
2 21 (1.80%) SharePoint
3 5 (0.43%) IIS
4 3 (0.26%) NServiceBus
4 3 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.17%) CMS
6 1 (0.086%) Anypoint
6 1 (0.086%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.086%) Mule
6 1 (0.086%) nginx
6 1 (0.086%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.086%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.26%) FLEXCUBE
2 2 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.17%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.17%) Shopify
3 1 (0.086%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
3 1 (0.086%) SAP EWM
3 1 (0.086%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.086%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.086%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.086%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.086%) SAP WM
3 1 (0.086%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 115 (9.87%) Azure
2 98 (8.41%) AWS
3 67 (5.75%) Azure DevOps
4 42 (3.61%) GitHub
5 32 (2.75%) Tricentis Tosca
6 22 (1.89%) SaaS
7 19 (1.63%) BrowserStack
8 17 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
8 17 (1.46%) Sauce Labs
9 15 (1.29%) Serverless
10 12 (1.03%) BlazeMeter
11 8 (0.69%) Amazon SQS
11 8 (0.69%) Microsoft 365
12 7 (0.60%) Amazon S3
12 7 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
12 7 (0.60%) Firebase
12 7 (0.60%) GCP
12 7 (0.60%) GitHub Actions
13 5 (0.43%) Azure Data Factory
13 5 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 40 (3.43%) HTTP
2 36 (3.09%) TCP/IP
3 30 (2.58%) Wireshark
4 28 (2.40%) DHCP
4 28 (2.40%) IMAP
4 28 (2.40%) SSL
4 28 (2.40%) tcpdump
5 8 (0.69%) Firewall
6 6 (0.52%) Internet
7 2 (0.17%) FTP
7 2 (0.17%) VPN
8 1 (0.086%) ATM
8 1 (0.086%) BGP
8 1 (0.086%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.086%) LAN
8 1 (0.086%) MPLS
8 1 (0.086%) OSPF
8 1 (0.086%) SSH
8 1 (0.086%) WAN
8 1 (0.086%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (4.98%) SQL Server
2 40 (3.43%) Relational Database
3 38 (3.26%) PostgreSQL
4 36 (3.09%) MongoDB
5 32 (2.75%) MySQL
6 28 (2.40%) Big Data
7 20 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
8 18 (1.55%) NoSQL
9 15 (1.29%) Oracle Database
10 9 (0.77%) RDBMS
11 8 (0.69%) DynamoDB
11 8 (0.69%) Oracle Database 10g
11 8 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
11 8 (0.69%) Redis
12 5 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
13 4 (0.34%) Azure SQL Database
14 2 (0.17%) InfluxDB
15 1 (0.086%) Amazon RDS
15 1 (0.086%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 1 (0.086%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 528 (45.32%) JMeter
2 506 (43.43%) Zephyr
3 454 (38.97%) Rational Quality Manager
4 333 (28.58%) JIRA
5 213 (18.28%) Selenium
6 121 (10.39%) Jenkins
7 115 (9.87%) Cucumber
8 102 (8.76%) Postman
9 94 (8.07%) Git (software)
10 89 (7.64%) Team Foundation Server
11 69 (5.92%) WebDriver
12 53 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 52 (4.46%) Appium
14 51 (4.38%) TestRail
15 47 (4.03%) SpecFlow
16 42 (3.61%) JUnit
17 41 (3.52%) SoapUI
18 36 (3.09%) eggPlant
18 36 (3.09%) JBehave
19 33 (2.83%) WatiN
General
1 279 (23.95%) Social Skills
2 218 (18.71%) Finance
3 87 (7.47%) Analytical Skills
4 48 (4.12%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 46 (3.95%) Retail
5 46 (3.95%) Telecoms
6 43 (3.69%) Presentation Skills
7 36 (3.09%) Aerospace
8 30 (2.58%) Banking
9 24 (2.06%) Organisational Skills
10 23 (1.97%) Law
11 22 (1.89%) Marketing
12 20 (1.72%) Documentation Skills
13 19 (1.63%) Games
14 18 (1.55%) Legal
15 17 (1.46%) Back Office
16 13 (1.12%) Influencing Skills
17 12 (1.03%) Publishing
18 11 (0.94%) Online Betting
19 10 (0.86%) Humanities
Job Titles
1 468 (40.17%) QA Leader
2 180 (15.45%) Test Manager
3 88 (7.55%) Test Engineer
4 87 (7.47%) Analyst
5 74 (6.35%) QA Engineer
6 63 (5.41%) Test Leader
7 61 (5.24%) Test Analyst
8 47 (4.03%) Tester
9 46 (3.95%) Architect
10 42 (3.61%) Consultant
11 40 (3.43%) Test Automation Engineer
12 36 (3.09%) Software Test Engineer
13 33 (2.83%) Test Architect
14 29 (2.49%) Test Consultant
15 28 (2.40%) Developer
16 25 (2.15%) Programme Manager
16 25 (2.15%) Programme Test Manager
16 25 (2.15%) Test Programme Manager
17 21 (1.80%) Automation Test Lead
17 21 (1.80%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (7.30%) Web Services
2 71 (6.09%) JSON
3 68 (5.84%) XML
4 57 (4.89%) SOAP
5 55 (4.72%) Gherkin
6 46 (3.95%) REST
7 44 (3.78%) .NET
8 33 (2.83%) Behat
9 25 (2.15%) React
10 22 (1.89%) HTML
11 21 (1.80%) CSS
12 20 (1.72%) Middleware
13 16 (1.37%) RESTful
14 14 (1.20%) .NET Framework
14 14 (1.20%) Node.js
14 14 (1.20%) Spring
15 12 (1.03%) pytest
16 11 (0.94%) YAML
17 10 (0.86%) .NET Core
18 9 (0.77%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 465 (39.91%) Virtual Team
2 49 (4.21%) User Experience
3 32 (2.75%) Cyberattack
4 30 (2.58%) Cyber Defence
5 28 (2.40%) Cyberthreat
6 27 (2.32%) Management Information System
7 21 (1.80%) Mobile App
8 20 (1.72%) PlayStation
9 18 (1.55%) Wiki
10 16 (1.37%) FPGA
10 16 (1.37%) Replication
10 16 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
11 15 (1.29%) Cybercrime
12 14 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
13 12 (1.03%) Data Centre
13 12 (1.03%) Data Structures
13 12 (1.03%) Smart Meter
14 11 (0.94%) Life Science
15 10 (0.86%) Algorithms
16 9 (0.77%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 65 (5.58%) Linux
2 36 (3.09%) Windows
3 13 (1.12%) Unix
4 12 (1.03%) Android
4 12 (1.03%) Apple iOS
5 6 (0.52%) CentOS
5 6 (0.52%) VMS
6 2 (0.17%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.086%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 723 (62.06%) Test Strategy
2 705 (60.52%) Software Testing
3 647 (55.54%) Test Scripting
4 531 (45.58%) Defect Management
5 483 (41.46%) Project Delivery
6 474 (40.69%) Test Automation
7 411 (35.28%) Agile
8 187 (16.05%) DevOps
9 157 (13.48%) Functional Testing
10 147 (12.62%) Stakeholder Management
11 137 (11.76%) Waterfall
12 135 (11.59%) Scrum
13 134 (11.50%) BDD
14 128 (10.99%) SDLC
15 122 (10.47%) CI/CD
16 121 (10.39%) Non-Functional Testing
17 118 (10.13%) User Acceptance Testing
18 117 (10.04%) Scenario Testing
19 109 (9.36%) Mentoring
20 108 (9.27%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 201 (17.25%) SQL
2 197 (16.91%) Java
3 160 (13.73%) Python
4 158 (13.56%) C#
5 119 (10.21%) JavaScript
6 34 (2.92%) Shell Script
7 30 (2.58%) C
8 27 (2.32%) TypeScript
9 21 (1.80%) C++
10 20 (1.72%) Bash
11 12 (1.03%) Go
12 10 (0.86%) XPath
13 7 (0.60%) VB
14 6 (0.52%) PL/SQL
14 6 (0.52%) PowerShell
15 3 (0.26%) Delphi
15 3 (0.26%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.26%) VBScript
16 2 (0.17%) Perl
16 2 (0.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 229 (19.66%) ISTQB
2 126 (10.82%) ISEB
3 105 (9.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 69 (5.92%) Degree
5 66 (5.67%) Security Cleared
6 50 (4.29%) SC Cleared
7 43 (3.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 29 (2.49%) Computer Science Degree
9 11 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (0.60%) ISEB Practitioner
11 5 (0.43%) Master's Degree
12 4 (0.34%) HNC
13 3 (0.26%) DV Cleared
14 2 (0.17%) PMI Certification
14 2 (0.17%) PMP
15 1 (0.086%) CCNA
15 1 (0.086%) Cisco Certification
15 1 (0.086%) CSPO
15 1 (0.086%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 741 (63.61%) QA
2 22 (1.89%) Accessibility
3 9 (0.77%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.26%) PMO
5 2 (0.17%) EMIR
5 2 (0.17%) MiFID
System Software
1 28 (2.40%) Docker
2 8 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.52%) Firmware
3 6 (0.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 515 (44.21%) HP ALM
2 490 (42.06%) HP Quality Center
3 22 (1.89%) Kubernetes
4 11 (0.94%) Terraform
5 6 (0.52%) vCenter Server
6 4 (0.34%) Grafana
7 3 (0.26%) Foglight
7 3 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.26%) Puppet
8 1 (0.086%) Ansible
8 1 (0.086%) Argo
8 1 (0.086%) Consul
8 1 (0.086%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 533 (45.75%) HP
2 514 (44.12%) Microsoft
3 465 (39.91%) Google
4 462 (39.66%) IBM
5 95 (8.15%) Oracle
6 45 (3.86%) SAP
7 44 (3.78%) Atlassian
8 25 (2.15%) Splunk
9 21 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
10 20 (1.72%) Sony
11 13 (1.12%) ServiceNow
12 12 (1.03%) Hitachi
13 9 (0.77%) Perfecto Mobile
14 8 (0.69%) Cognizant
14 8 (0.69%) VMware
15 6 (0.52%) Red Hat
16 4 (0.34%) MuleSoft
17 3 (0.26%) Citrix
17 3 (0.26%) UiPath
17 3 (0.26%) Workday