Period
to 18 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Manager was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

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

Test Manager
UK
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 669 669 540
Rank change year-on-year 0 -129 -90
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 553 605 966
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.34% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.36% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 442 443 759
UK median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.55% -
10th Percentile £43,775 £42,500 £39,950
90th Percentile £79,875 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

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 161,130 169,327 185,964
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.06% 96.01% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 129,874 135,710 156,315
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in the UK

Test Manager
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Test Manager in the UK

Test Manager
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Manager over the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Manager in the UK

Test Manager
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 Manager within the UK over the 6 months to 18 September 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 -7 498 £60,000 +4.35% 46
UK excluding London +27 336 £55,000 +4.76% 35
London -23 199 £65,000 -7.14% 16
South East +62 134 £57,500 - 8
North of England -31 62 £52,500 +0.96% 7
Midlands +19 42 £52,500 - 9
North West +1 37 £52,500 - 4
West Midlands +22 32 £52,500 +5.00% 7
South West -15 32 £55,000 +15.79% 6
East of England +1 27 £58,500 +6.36%
Yorkshire 0 25 £52,500 +0.96% 3
Scotland -8 20 £55,000 +4.76% 3
Wales - 18 £42,000 - 2
East Midlands +12 10 £52,500 - 2
Northern Ireland - 1 £50,000 -

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2018, Test Manager job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 335 (60.58%) Agile Software Development
2 301 (54.43%) Test Automation
3 264 (47.74%) Test Strategy
4 178 (32.19%) QA
5 172 (31.10%) Test Management
6 165 (29.84%) Finance
7 111 (20.07%) Selenium
8 96 (17.36%) ISTQB
9 95 (17.18%) Waterfall
10 89 (16.09%) Stakeholder Management
10 89 (16.09%) Scrum
11 81 (14.65%) User Acceptance Testing
12 79 (14.29%) Software Testing
13 75 (13.56%) SQL
14 72 (13.02%) JIRA
15 70 (12.66%) ISEB
16 69 (12.48%) Test Scripting
17 61 (11.03%) Functional Testing
18 58 (10.49%) Non-Functional Testing
19 56 (10.13%) .NET
20 55 (9.95%) Java
20 55 (9.95%) Line Management
21 54 (9.76%) Performance Testing
21 54 (9.76%) Banking
22 51 (9.22%) Retail
23 49 (8.86%) C#
24 48 (8.68%) Regression Testing
25 46 (8.32%) Test Planning
25 46 (8.32%) SAP
26 45 (8.14%) SDLC

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 16 (2.89%) Confluence
2 7 (1.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (0.90%) Cloud Foundry
4 4 (0.72%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.36%) CICS
5 2 (0.36%) CMS
6 1 (0.18%) GeoServer
6 1 (0.18%) IIS
6 1 (0.18%) Mendix
6 1 (0.18%) Mule
6 1 (0.18%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.90%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.27%) SAP HR
2 5 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.54%) ResourceLink
3 3 (0.54%) SAP HCM
4 2 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.18%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 28 (5.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (2.89%) SuccessFactors
3 12 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.08%) BrowserStack
4 6 (1.08%) SaaS
5 5 (0.90%) CloudBees
5 5 (0.90%) GitHub
6 3 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (0.54%) BlazeMeter
7 1 (0.18%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.18%) G Suite
7 1 (0.18%) IaaS
7 1 (0.18%) Office 365
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Service Cloud
7 1 (0.18%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.45%) Internet
2 3 (0.54%) HTTP
2 3 (0.54%) SMS
3 2 (0.36%) DWDM
3 2 (0.36%) MPLS
3 2 (0.36%) SNMP
4 1 (0.18%) DNS
4 1 (0.18%) Firewall
4 1 (0.18%) Softphone
4 1 (0.18%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (3.98%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.89%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (0.72%) Big Data
3 4 (0.72%) DB2
4 3 (0.54%) DataStage
5 2 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.36%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.36%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.36%) Power BI
5 2 (0.36%) PowerPivot
5 2 (0.36%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.36%) SAP HANA
5 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.18%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.18%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.18%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.18%) QGIS
6 1 (0.18%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.18%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 111 (20.07%) Selenium
2 72 (13.02%) JIRA
3 42 (7.59%) Cucumber
4 27 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 26 (4.70%) SoapUI
6 24 (4.34%) HP UFT
6 24 (4.34%) WebDriver
7 23 (4.16%) JMeter
7 23 (4.16%) LoadRunner
8 22 (3.98%) Jenkins
9 17 (3.07%) SpecFlow
10 13 (2.35%) Git (software)
10 13 (2.35%) JUnit
10 13 (2.35%) TeamCity
11 11 (1.99%) Visual Studio
12 10 (1.81%) Visual Studio Team System
12 10 (1.81%) Zephyr
13 8 (1.45%) Gatling
13 8 (1.45%) Protractor
14 7 (1.27%) MSTest
General
1 165 (29.84%) Finance
2 54 (9.76%) Banking
3 51 (9.22%) Retail
4 12 (2.17%) Marketing
5 11 (1.99%) Advertising
6 10 (1.81%) Investment Banking
6 10 (1.81%) Law
7 9 (1.63%) Electronics
7 9 (1.63%) Legal
7 9 (1.63%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.45%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.08%) Billing
10 5 (0.90%) Front Office
10 5 (0.90%) Publishing
11 3 (0.54%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.54%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.54%) Games
11 3 (0.54%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.36%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (10.13%) .NET
2 18 (3.25%) HTML
3 17 (3.07%) CSS
4 15 (2.71%) SOAP
5 14 (2.53%) Web Services
6 12 (2.17%) XML
7 10 (1.81%) Gherkin
7 10 (1.81%) REST
8 9 (1.63%) JSON
9 5 (0.90%) Mason
10 4 (0.72%) J2EE
10 4 (0.72%) SAP Fiori
11 3 (0.54%) jQuery
11 3 (0.54%) RESTful
11 3 (0.54%) Taurus
12 2 (0.36%) Middleware
12 2 (0.36%) Oracle Fusion
12 2 (0.36%) SAPUI5
12 2 (0.36%) Spring
12 2 (0.36%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 27 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (4.70%) Fintech
3 16 (2.89%) Virtual Team
4 11 (1.99%) Mobile App
5 10 (1.81%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (1.63%) Computer Science
6 9 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (1.45%) User Experience
8 4 (0.72%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.54%) Derivative
9 3 (0.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (0.54%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.54%) Reinsurance
10 2 (0.36%) CCTV
10 2 (0.36%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.36%) PMI
10 2 (0.36%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.36%) Robotics
10 2 (0.36%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 16 (2.89%) Unix
2 15 (2.71%) Windows
3 8 (1.45%) Linux
4 2 (0.36%) Android
4 2 (0.36%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.36%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.18%) AIX
5 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 335 (60.58%) Agile Software Development
2 301 (54.43%) Test Automation
3 264 (47.74%) Test Strategy
4 172 (31.10%) Test Management
5 95 (17.18%) Waterfall
6 89 (16.09%) Scrum
6 89 (16.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 81 (14.65%) User Acceptance Testing
8 79 (14.29%) Software Testing
9 69 (12.48%) Test Scripting
10 61 (11.03%) Functional Testing
11 58 (10.49%) Non-Functional Testing
12 55 (9.95%) Line Management
13 54 (9.76%) Performance Testing
14 48 (8.68%) Regression Testing
15 46 (8.32%) Test Planning
16 45 (8.14%) BDD
16 45 (8.14%) SDLC
17 44 (7.96%) TDD
18 37 (6.69%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 75 (13.56%) SQL
2 55 (9.95%) Java
3 49 (8.86%) C#
4 20 (3.62%) JavaScript
5 13 (2.35%) Python
5 13 (2.35%) Ruby
6 10 (1.81%) C++
7 8 (1.45%) PL/SQL
8 6 (1.08%) Shell Script
8 6 (1.08%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.54%) Groovy
9 3 (0.54%) Jython
9 3 (0.54%) VBScript
10 2 (0.36%) COBOL
10 2 (0.36%) JCL
10 2 (0.36%) Perl
10 2 (0.36%) REXX
11 1 (0.18%) C
11 1 (0.18%) PHP
11 1 (0.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 96 (17.36%) ISTQB
2 70 (12.66%) ISEB
3 34 (6.15%) Degree
4 28 (5.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 25 (4.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 21 (3.80%) Security Cleared
7 12 (2.17%) SC Cleared
8 7 (1.27%) ISEB Practitioner
9 6 (1.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 5 (0.90%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 5 (0.90%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 3 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.36%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.18%) CSQA
13 1 (0.18%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.18%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 1 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 1 (0.18%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 178 (32.19%) QA
2 6 (1.08%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.54%) PMO
5 2 (0.36%) MiFID
5 2 (0.36%) SLA
6 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.18%) EMIR
6 1 (0.18%) GDPR
System Software
1 8 (1.45%) Docker
2 4 (0.72%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.18%) Firmware
3 1 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 27 (4.88%) HP ALM
2 25 (4.52%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.54%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.18%) Rundeck
4 1 (0.18%) SCCM
4 1 (0.18%) SCOM
Vendors
1 46 (8.32%) SAP
2 42 (7.59%) Microsoft
3 35 (6.33%) HP
4 31 (5.61%) Oracle
5 12 (2.17%) TIBCO
6 9 (1.63%) AppDynamics
6 9 (1.63%) New Relic
7 8 (1.45%) Capita
7 8 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (1.08%) Micro Focus
8 6 (1.08%) Splunk
8 6 (1.08%) Xamarin
9 4 (0.72%) CA
9 4 (0.72%) WorldPay
10 3 (0.54%) Ariba
10 3 (0.54%) Dynatrace
10 3 (0.54%) IBM
10 3 (0.54%) Informatica
10 3 (0.54%) NGA Human Resources
10 3 (0.54%) Remedy