Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 686 516 476
Rank change year-on-year -170 -40 -41
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 564 947 1344
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.50% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.52% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 451 780 1043
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £42,500 £38,750 £41,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,850 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £53,223 £50,000
% change year-on-year -1.36% +6.45% -

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 170720 182020 210826
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 136880 152336 175085
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Manager in the UK

Test Manager
Top 14 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 19 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 -166 526 £55,000 - 20
UK excluding London -160 319 £52,500 -1.36% 15
London -61 229 £67,500 - 6
North of England -56 95 £52,500 -4.55% 7
Midlands +19 62 £52,500 +5.00% 3
South East -132 61 £58,500 +6.36% 1
South West +30 51 £43,375 -17.38% 1
North West -20 51 £55,000 +10.00% 6
West Midlands +13 45 £50,000 -4.76% 1
Yorkshire -16 43 £52,000 -7.14% 1
East of England -7 30 £52,825 +3.07% 2
Scotland 0 22 £52,500 +5.00%
East Midlands +22 17 £53,000 +11.58% 2
North East +7 1 £55,000 +37.50%

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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 Test Manager in the job title.

1 269 (47.70%) Test Automation
2 254 (45.04%) Test Strategy
3 213 (37.77%) Agile Software Development
4 188 (33.33%) Test Management
5 186 (32.98%) Finance
6 177 (31.38%) QA
7 131 (23.23%) Stakeholder Management
8 110 (19.50%) User Acceptance Testing
9 102 (18.09%) JIRA
10 96 (17.02%) ISTQB
11 89 (15.78%) HP Quality Center
12 85 (15.07%) HP
13 83 (14.72%) Selenium
14 80 (14.18%) ISEB
15 74 (13.12%) Software Testing
16 73 (12.94%) Defect Management
17 72 (12.77%) SDLC
18 67 (11.88%) Test Scripting
18 67 (11.88%) Banking
18 67 (11.88%) Java
19 62 (10.99%) BDD
20 60 (10.64%) SQL
21 56 (9.93%) Integration Testing
21 56 (9.93%) Test Planning
22 55 (9.75%) Performance Testing
23 54 (9.57%) Mentoring
24 52 (9.22%) TDD
25 51 (9.04%) HP UFT
26 50 (8.87%) Degree
26 50 (8.87%) Waterfall

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 22 (3.90%) IIS
2 13 (2.30%) Tomcat
3 12 (2.13%) Confluence
4 11 (1.95%) Apache
5 6 (1.06%) WebLogic
6 5 (0.89%) SAS
7 3 (0.53%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 22 (3.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (2.48%) Microsoft Project
3 9 (1.60%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.53%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.06%) Markit EDM
1 6 (1.06%) thinkFolio
1 6 (1.06%) VisionPLUS
2 5 (0.89%) Oracle ERP
2 5 (0.89%) SAP S/4HANA
3 4 (0.71%) HFM
3 4 (0.71%) Hyperion Enterprise
3 4 (0.71%) Hyperion Planning
3 4 (0.71%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.53%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.53%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.35%) SAP FSCM
6 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.18%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.89%) Amazon SQS
2 5 (0.89%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.53%) GitHub
4 2 (0.35%) SaaS
4 2 (0.35%) Sauce Labs
5 1 (0.18%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.30%) HTTP
2 11 (1.95%) 4G
3 10 (1.77%) LTE
4 9 (1.60%) Internet
4 9 (1.60%) Wireless
5 8 (1.42%) VSAT
6 3 (0.53%) SMS
6 3 (0.53%) VoIP
7 1 (0.18%) 3G
7 1 (0.18%) Firewall
7 1 (0.18%) Network Security
7 1 (0.18%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (3.37%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.13%) Big Data
3 8 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (0.89%) GIS
4 5 (0.89%) Power BI
5 2 (0.35%) Blockchain
5 2 (0.35%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.35%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.18%) DB2
6 1 (0.18%) Essbase
6 1 (0.18%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.18%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 102 (18.09%) JIRA
2 83 (14.72%) Selenium
3 51 (9.04%) HP UFT
4 42 (7.45%) LoadRunner
5 40 (7.09%) Cucumber
6 35 (6.21%) Jenkins
7 26 (4.61%) JUnit
8 22 (3.90%) Visual Studio
8 22 (3.90%) WebDriver
8 22 (3.90%) Zephyr
9 21 (3.72%) Maven
10 17 (3.01%) SoapUI
11 16 (2.84%) JMeter
12 15 (2.66%) SpecFlow
13 14 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
13 14 (2.48%) TestNG
14 13 (2.30%) Ant
14 13 (2.30%) eCATT
14 13 (2.30%) Eclipse
15 12 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 186 (32.98%) Finance
2 67 (11.88%) Banking
3 29 (5.14%) Investment Banking
3 29 (5.14%) Retail
3 29 (5.14%) Telecoms
4 22 (3.90%) Retail Banking
5 14 (2.48%) Back Office
6 11 (1.95%) Military
7 9 (1.60%) Billing
7 9 (1.60%) Electronics
8 6 (1.06%) Games
8 6 (1.06%) Marketing
9 5 (0.89%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.71%) Digital Economy
10 4 (0.71%) Publishing
11 2 (0.35%) Legal
11 2 (0.35%) Russian Language
12 1 (0.18%) Front Office
12 1 (0.18%) Law
12 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (7.80%) .NET
2 28 (4.96%) SOAP
3 23 (4.08%) REST
4 21 (3.72%) XML
5 19 (3.37%) Gherkin
6 16 (2.84%) HTML
6 16 (2.84%) RESTful
7 15 (2.66%) CSS
7 15 (2.66%) Web Services
8 13 (2.30%) jQuery
9 12 (2.13%) J2EE
10 7 (1.24%) Hibernate
10 7 (1.24%) Spring
11 6 (1.06%) Middleware
12 5 (0.89%) WCF
13 3 (0.53%) JSON
14 2 (0.35%) AngularJS
14 2 (0.35%) Apache CXF
14 2 (0.35%) CGI
15 1 (0.18%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 44 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (6.56%) Virtual Team
3 33 (5.85%) Mobile App
4 22 (3.90%) Computer Science
5 21 (3.72%) Reference Data
6 20 (3.55%) Management Information System
7 12 (2.13%) Fintech
8 8 (1.42%) Driving Licence
8 8 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.42%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (1.06%) User Experience
10 4 (0.71%) Market Risk
10 4 (0.71%) Mobile Games
10 4 (0.71%) Smart Meter
11 3 (0.53%) iPad
11 3 (0.53%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.35%) Credit Risk
12 2 (0.35%) Embedded Systems
12 2 (0.35%) NHS
12 2 (0.35%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 45 (7.98%) Windows
2 34 (6.03%) Linux
3 33 (5.85%) Unix
4 22 (3.90%) Windows Server
5 11 (1.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (1.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (1.42%) Android
7 7 (1.24%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.18%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 269 (47.70%) Test Automation
2 254 (45.04%) Test Strategy
3 213 (37.77%) Agile Software Development
4 188 (33.33%) Test Management
5 131 (23.23%) Stakeholder Management
6 110 (19.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 74 (13.12%) Software Testing
8 73 (12.94%) Defect Management
9 72 (12.77%) SDLC
10 67 (11.88%) Test Scripting
11 62 (10.99%) BDD
12 56 (9.93%) Integration Testing
12 56 (9.93%) Test Planning
13 55 (9.75%) Performance Testing
14 54 (9.57%) Mentoring
15 52 (9.22%) TDD
16 50 (8.87%) Waterfall
17 49 (8.69%) Functional Testing
18 47 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
19 46 (8.16%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 67 (11.88%) Java
2 60 (10.64%) SQL
3 42 (7.45%) C#
4 24 (4.26%) JavaScript
5 22 (3.90%) Ruby
6 20 (3.55%) Groovy
7 18 (3.19%) Python
8 16 (2.84%) VBScript
9 14 (2.48%) C++
10 13 (2.30%) Jython
11 7 (1.24%) C
12 3 (0.53%) Perl
12 3 (0.53%) Scala
13 2 (0.35%) PHP
13 2 (0.35%) R
14 1 (0.18%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 96 (17.02%) ISTQB
2 80 (14.18%) ISEB
3 50 (8.87%) Degree
4 32 (5.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 30 (5.32%) SC Cleared
5 30 (5.32%) Security Cleared
6 13 (2.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 8 (1.42%) ISEB Practitioner
7 8 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 8 (1.42%) SAP Certification
8 6 (1.06%) Master's Degree
8 6 (1.06%) Numerate Degree
9 4 (0.71%) ACCA
9 4 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.35%) MBCS
11 2 (0.35%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 1 (0.18%) CISSP
12 1 (0.18%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 177 (31.38%) QA
2 11 (1.95%) PMO
3 4 (0.71%) MiFID
3 4 (0.71%) SLA
4 2 (0.35%) EMIR
4 2 (0.35%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.18%) GDPR
5 1 (0.18%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.89%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 89 (15.78%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (2.48%) CA Service Virtualization
3 2 (0.35%) Core Impact
3 2 (0.35%) Nessus
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 85 (15.07%) HP
2 27 (4.79%) Microsoft
3 22 (3.90%) Oracle
4 20 (3.55%) SAP
5 13 (2.30%) CA
5 13 (2.30%) VMware
6 12 (2.13%) Citrix
7 11 (1.95%) Xerox
8 9 (1.60%) Hyperion
9 8 (1.42%) Cisco
10 6 (1.06%) Atlassian
11 5 (0.89%) Ariba
11 5 (0.89%) Concur
11 5 (0.89%) hybris
11 5 (0.89%) New Relic
12 4 (0.71%) Charles River
13 3 (0.53%) Tableau
14 2 (0.35%) CA Agile Central
14 2 (0.35%) CheckPoint
14 2 (0.35%) Salesforce.com