Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Management
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 520 498 432
Rank change year-on-year -22 -66 +4
Permanent jobs citing Test Management 929 1039 1575
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.55% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.62% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 697 835 1272
UK median annual salary £47,500 £48,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.04% +4.35% -2.13%
10th Percentile £31,400 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £43,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -6.98% -4.44% +5.88%

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 162655 168863 192975
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.90% 89.39% 88.79%
Number of salaries quoted 128479 140408 158967
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Management in the UK

Test Management
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Test Management in the UK

Test Management
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Management over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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 21 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 -22 869 £47,500 -5.00% 55
UK excluding London -15 589 £40,000 -6.98% 45
London +3 325 £60,000 - 14
South East -16 177 £41,000 -8.89% 5
North of England -10 135 £40,000 -5.88% 17
South West +14 102 £40,000 - 7
Midlands +52 99 £42,500 +5.59% 5
Yorkshire +3 79 £40,000 -5.88% 6
East Midlands +76 56 £45,000 +12.50% 5
North West -17 45 £45,000 +4.65% 7
West Midlands -2 43 £35,000 -26.32%
Scotland -7 36 £38,500 +2.67% 2
East of England -8 30 £43,500 +8.75% 7
Wales +18 18 £34,000 -9.33% 2
North East +18 11 £40,000 - 4

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT jobs citing Test Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Test Management.

1 578 (62.22%) Test Automation
2 440 (47.36%) Agile Software Development
3 339 (36.49%) Test Strategy
4 302 (32.51%) Finance
5 293 (31.54%) QA
6 270 (29.06%) Selenium
7 263 (28.31%) JIRA
8 262 (28.20%) ISTQB
9 226 (24.33%) Test Scripting
10 204 (21.96%) Java
10 204 (21.96%) HP Quality Center
11 193 (20.78%) User Acceptance Testing
12 173 (18.62%) ISEB
13 167 (17.98%) HP
13 167 (17.98%) SDLC
14 164 (17.65%) Defect Management
15 158 (17.01%) Software Testing
16 157 (16.90%) SQL
17 154 (16.58%) Functional Testing
18 153 (16.47%) Analytical Skills
19 138 (14.85%) Manual Testing
20 137 (14.75%) Performance Testing
21 133 (14.32%) JMeter
22 132 (14.21%) SoapUI
23 129 (13.89%) Degree
24 122 (13.13%) Cucumber
24 122 (13.13%) BDD
25 121 (13.02%) C#
25 121 (13.02%) Microsoft
26 120 (12.92%) 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 37 (3.98%) Confluence
2 26 (2.80%) SharePoint
3 15 (1.61%) IIS
4 7 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (0.54%) SAS
5 5 (0.54%) Skype for Business
6 4 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.22%) CMS
8 1 (0.11%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.11%) JBoss
8 1 (0.11%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.11%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 58 (6.24%) Microsoft Project
2 54 (5.81%) Microsoft Office
3 34 (3.66%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.51%) SAP S/4HANA
3 9 (0.97%) Oracle Payables
3 9 (0.97%) Oracle Receivables
3 9 (0.97%) SAP ERP
4 8 (0.86%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.75%) SAP PLM
5 7 (0.75%) SAP VC
6 6 (0.65%) Oracle ERP
7 4 (0.43%) Hyperion Planning
7 4 (0.43%) Oracle Assets
7 4 (0.43%) Oracle General Ledger
7 4 (0.43%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.22%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.22%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.22%) SAP PP
8 2 (0.22%) SAP QM
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.11%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 27 (2.91%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (1.72%) BrowserStack
3 14 (1.51%) BlazeMeter
4 13 (1.40%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (1.29%) GitHub
6 7 (0.75%) SuccessFactors
7 6 (0.65%) SaaS
8 5 (0.54%) Amazon SQS
9 4 (0.43%) Slack
9 4 (0.43%) Yammer
10 2 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.08%) Firewall
1 10 (1.08%) Network Security
1 10 (1.08%) VPN
2 8 (0.86%) DHCP
2 8 (0.86%) DNS
2 8 (0.86%) SSH
3 7 (0.75%) LAN
3 7 (0.75%) Software-Defined Networking
3 7 (0.75%) TCP/IP
3 7 (0.75%) WAN
4 6 (0.65%) Internet
5 4 (0.43%) Ethernet
5 4 (0.43%) SAN
5 4 (0.43%) WebEx
6 2 (0.22%) LTE
6 2 (0.22%) VLAN
7 1 (0.11%) GPRS
7 1 (0.11%) HTTP
7 1 (0.11%) PBX
7 1 (0.11%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (5.27%) SQL Server
2 21 (2.26%) Relational Database
3 20 (2.15%) MySQL
4 12 (1.29%) BusinessObjects
5 9 (0.97%) Big Data
5 9 (0.97%) SQLPlus
6 8 (0.86%) NoSQL
7 5 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (0.54%) GIS
8 4 (0.43%) Blockchain
8 4 (0.43%) Data Mining
8 4 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.22%) DB2
10 2 (0.22%) OLTP
11 1 (0.11%) Informix
11 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 270 (29.06%) Selenium
2 263 (28.31%) JIRA
3 133 (14.32%) JMeter
4 132 (14.21%) SoapUI
5 122 (13.13%) Cucumber
6 101 (10.87%) WebDriver
7 86 (9.26%) Team Foundation Server
8 84 (9.04%) HP UFT
9 83 (8.93%) LoadRunner
10 59 (6.35%) SpecFlow
11 57 (6.14%) Jenkins
12 55 (5.92%) Zephyr
13 43 (4.63%) Git (software)
14 36 (3.88%) Visual Studio
15 29 (3.12%) JUnit
16 24 (2.58%) TestNG
17 22 (2.37%) Appium
18 21 (2.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 20 (2.15%) eggPlant
20 18 (1.94%) Maven
General
1 302 (32.51%) Finance
2 115 (12.38%) Banking
3 45 (4.84%) Retail
4 33 (3.55%) Investment Banking
5 30 (3.23%) Back Office
5 30 (3.23%) Telecoms
6 28 (3.01%) Digital Economy
7 20 (2.15%) Retail Banking
8 14 (1.51%) Law
8 14 (1.51%) Military
9 11 (1.18%) Front Office
10 10 (1.08%) Legal
11 9 (0.97%) Publishing
12 7 (0.75%) Electronics
12 7 (0.75%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.75%) Marketing
13 5 (0.54%) Games
13 5 (0.54%) Russian Language
14 4 (0.43%) Advertising
14 4 (0.43%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 287 (30.89%) Analyst
2 223 (24.00%) Test Analyst
3 192 (20.67%) Test Manager
4 137 (14.75%) Tester
5 75 (8.07%) Test Engineer
6 58 (6.24%) Test Leader
7 55 (5.92%) Senior Analyst
8 51 (5.49%) Senior Test Analyst
9 46 (4.95%) Automation Test Analyst
10 43 (4.63%) Business Analyst
11 41 (4.41%) Consultant
12 40 (4.31%) QA Engineer
13 36 (3.88%) Automation Tester
14 35 (3.77%) Test Automation Engineer
15 33 (3.55%) Software Tester
16 32 (3.44%) Associate Director
17 29 (3.12%) Test Consultant
18 27 (2.91%) QA Leader
19 26 (2.80%) Senior Manager
19 26 (2.80%) Senior Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (9.80%) .NET
2 83 (8.93%) SOAP
3 66 (7.10%) Web Services
4 52 (5.60%) XML
5 42 (4.52%) Gherkin
6 38 (4.09%) HTML
7 26 (2.80%) REST
8 21 (2.26%) JSON
9 15 (1.61%) CSS
10 13 (1.40%) RESTful
11 7 (0.75%) Apache Flex
11 7 (0.75%) XML Schema
12 6 (0.65%) ASP.NET
12 6 (0.65%) WSDL
12 6 (0.65%) XBRL
12 6 (0.65%) XSD
13 5 (0.54%) WCF
14 4 (0.43%) Nightwatchjs
14 4 (0.43%) WPF
15 3 (0.32%) Behat
Miscellaneous
1 153 (16.47%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (7.32%) Computer Science
3 44 (4.74%) Fintech
3 44 (4.74%) Virtual Team
4 37 (3.98%) Management Information System
5 33 (3.55%) Client/Server
6 27 (2.91%) Smart Meter
7 24 (2.58%) Mobile App
8 20 (2.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 20 (2.15%) Reference Data
9 18 (1.94%) Derivative
9 18 (1.94%) OTC Derivatives
10 17 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
10 17 (1.83%) User Experience
11 8 (0.86%) Fixed Income
11 8 (0.86%) PKI
12 6 (0.65%) N-Tier
12 6 (0.65%) SWIFT
13 4 (0.43%) Data Centre
13 4 (0.43%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 76 (8.18%) Linux
2 70 (7.53%) Windows
3 59 (6.35%) Unix
4 22 (2.37%) Windows Server
5 18 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (1.83%) Android
7 16 (1.72%) Apple iOS
8 14 (1.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.43%) AIX
10 4 (0.43%) Solaris
11 3 (0.32%) Kali Linux
11 3 (0.32%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.22%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.11%) CentOS
13 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 578 (62.22%) Test Automation
2 440 (47.36%) Agile Software Development
3 339 (36.49%) Test Strategy
4 226 (24.33%) Test Scripting
5 193 (20.78%) User Acceptance Testing
6 167 (17.98%) SDLC
7 164 (17.65%) Defect Management
8 158 (17.01%) Software Testing
9 154 (16.58%) Functional Testing
10 138 (14.85%) Manual Testing
11 137 (14.75%) Performance Testing
12 122 (13.13%) BDD
13 120 (12.92%) Stakeholder Management
14 107 (11.52%) Regression Testing
15 104 (11.19%) Scenario Testing
16 103 (11.09%) Mentoring
17 102 (10.98%) Scrum
18 98 (10.55%) Non-Functional Testing
19 85 (9.15%) Waterfall
20 84 (9.04%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 204 (21.96%) Java
2 157 (16.90%) SQL
3 121 (13.02%) C#
4 47 (5.06%) JavaScript
5 37 (3.98%) Shell Script
6 34 (3.66%) Python
7 32 (3.44%) Ruby
8 28 (3.01%) C
9 25 (2.69%) C++
10 21 (2.26%) PL/SQL
11 20 (2.15%) Perl
12 19 (2.05%) VB.NET
13 12 (1.29%) VBScript
14 10 (1.08%) VB
15 9 (0.97%) Groovy
16 7 (0.75%) ABAP
17 5 (0.54%) Bash Shell
17 5 (0.54%) PHP
17 5 (0.54%) PowerShell
18 4 (0.43%) XPath
Qualifications
1 262 (28.20%) ISTQB
2 173 (18.62%) ISEB
3 129 (13.89%) Degree
4 119 (12.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 68 (7.32%) Security Cleared
6 59 (6.35%) Computer Science Degree
7 43 (4.63%) SC Cleared
8 24 (2.58%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 23 (2.48%) DV Cleared
10 20 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (1.18%) CCNA
11 11 (1.18%) CCNP
11 11 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (1.18%) Network+ Certification
12 10 (1.08%) CISSP
12 10 (1.08%) ISEB Practitioner
12 10 (1.08%) SSCP
13 9 (0.97%) Master's Degree
14 7 (0.75%) CEH
14 7 (0.75%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 293 (31.54%) QA
2 16 (1.72%) PMO
3 11 (1.18%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.54%) SLA
5 4 (0.43%) MiFID
6 3 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.11%) TickIT
System Software
1 23 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (1.83%) Docker
3 11 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
3 11 (1.18%) vSphere
4 10 (1.08%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.43%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 204 (21.96%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (1.08%) Puppet
4 4 (0.43%) Kubernetes
4 4 (0.43%) Perfmon
5 2 (0.22%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.22%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (0.11%) Ansible
6 1 (0.11%) Kibana
6 1 (0.11%) logstash
6 1 (0.11%) SCCM
6 1 (0.11%) SCOM
6 1 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 167 (17.98%) HP
2 121 (13.02%) Microsoft
3 63 (6.78%) SAP
4 59 (6.35%) Oracle
5 23 (2.48%) VMware
6 18 (1.94%) Cognizant
7 16 (1.72%) Xerox
8 15 (1.61%) Remedy
9 14 (1.51%) CA Agile Central
10 13 (1.40%) Cisco
11 9 (0.97%) Atlassian
12 8 (0.86%) Citrix
13 7 (0.75%) Dell
13 7 (0.75%) IBM
13 7 (0.75%) SonicWALL
14 5 (0.54%) Ariba
14 5 (0.54%) Concur
14 5 (0.54%) Sophos
14 5 (0.54%) Sun
15 4 (0.43%) Micro Focus