Period
to 18 February 2019

The median annual salary for a Test Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 February 2019.

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 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 604 696 534
Rank change year-on-year +92 -162 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 609 551 863
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.32% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.33% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 479 438 696
UK median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £44,000 £44,263 £41,250
90th Percentile £72,750 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% +4.76%

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 144,402 167,788 168,600
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.90% 96.30% 96.54%
Number of salaries quoted 115,563 137,392 140,073
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 February 2019.

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 18 February 2019. 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 +70 538 £55,000 -4.35% 54
UK excluding London +144 435 £55,000 +4.76% 49
South East +108 147 £55,000 +2.33% 15
London -17 147 £65,000 -3.70% 12
North of England +37 101 £52,500 -4.55% 14
Midlands +48 71 £55,000 +4.76% 9
South West +9 67 £54,500 +6.86% 5
North West +37 62 £57,500 +4.55% 6
West Midlands +44 50 £47,000 -6.00% 9
Yorkshire +46 39 £52,500 +0.96% 7
Scotland +46 37 £53,750 -15.69% 4
East Midlands +17 21 £60,000 +9.09%
East of England +38 12 £60,000 +20.00%
Wales - 10 £47,500 - 2

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 February 2019, 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.

1 377 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
2 340 (55.83%) Test Automation
3 245 (40.23%) Test Strategy
4 190 (31.20%) Test Management
5 188 (30.87%) QA
6 179 (29.39%) Finance
7 133 (21.84%) ISTQB
8 120 (19.70%) Waterfall
9 117 (19.21%) Stakeholder Management
10 108 (17.73%) Selenium
11 92 (15.11%) ISEB
12 88 (14.45%) Scrum
13 83 (13.63%) Software Testing
14 76 (12.48%) JIRA
15 75 (12.32%) Retail
15 75 (12.32%) DevOps
16 68 (11.17%) Cucumber
16 68 (11.17%) Defect Management
17 60 (9.85%) BDD
18 59 (9.69%) Non-Functional Testing
19 58 (9.52%) Java
20 53 (8.70%) HP
21 52 (8.54%) Functional Testing
22 51 (8.37%) C#
22 51 (8.37%) Banking
23 49 (8.05%) Project Management
24 48 (7.88%) Performance Testing
25 47 (7.72%) SDLC
26 46 (7.55%) TDD
27 45 (7.39%) User Acceptance Testing

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 7 (1.15%) Confluence
2 5 (0.82%) Cloud Foundry
3 4 (0.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.33%) CMS
5 2 (0.33%) SAS
6 1 (0.16%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.16%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 6 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.33%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.33%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.16%) CODA-Financials
3 1 (0.16%) Infor SunSystems
3 1 (0.16%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.16%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.16%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 26 (4.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (2.96%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (2.96%) SaaS
3 5 (0.82%) CloudBees
3 5 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
3 5 (0.82%) Office 365
4 4 (0.66%) Adobe Analytics
4 4 (0.66%) G Suite
4 4 (0.66%) PaaS
5 3 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.16%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.16%) FinancialForce
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.99%) Internet
2 3 (0.49%) HTTP
3 2 (0.33%) LTE
3 2 (0.33%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.16%) 2G
4 1 (0.16%) 3G
4 1 (0.16%) 4G
4 1 (0.16%) Diameter Protocol
4 1 (0.16%) DNS
4 1 (0.16%) GSM
4 1 (0.16%) INAP
4 1 (0.16%) MGW
4 1 (0.16%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.16%) VoLTE
4 1 (0.16%) VoWiFi
4 1 (0.16%) VPN
4 1 (0.16%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (2.96%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (0.99%) MySQL
4 3 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (0.49%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.49%) SAP HANA
5 2 (0.33%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (0.33%) Blockchain
5 2 (0.33%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.33%) DB2
6 1 (0.16%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.16%) Big Data
6 1 (0.16%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.16%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 108 (17.73%) Selenium
2 76 (12.48%) JIRA
3 68 (11.17%) Cucumber
4 34 (5.58%) Jenkins
5 31 (5.09%) HP UFT
6 26 (4.27%) WebDriver
7 25 (4.11%) JUnit
8 24 (3.94%) LoadRunner
9 23 (3.78%) TeamCity
10 22 (3.61%) JMeter
10 22 (3.61%) SoapUI
11 19 (3.12%) TestDirector
12 16 (2.63%) Gatling
13 14 (2.30%) NUnit
13 14 (2.30%) SilkTest
14 12 (1.97%) SpecFlow
14 12 (1.97%) Visual Studio
15 11 (1.81%) Git (software)
16 10 (1.64%) Jasmine
17 9 (1.48%) Hudson
General
1 179 (29.39%) Finance
2 75 (12.32%) Retail
3 51 (8.37%) Banking
4 19 (3.12%) Marketing
4 19 (3.12%) Telecoms
5 10 (1.64%) Legal
6 9 (1.48%) Electronics
6 9 (1.48%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.99%) Aerospace
8 5 (0.82%) Automotive
9 4 (0.66%) Back Office
9 4 (0.66%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.66%) Front Office
9 4 (0.66%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.66%) Law
10 1 (0.16%) Advertising
10 1 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.16%) Military
10 1 (0.16%) Music Industry
10 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (5.42%) .NET
1 33 (5.42%) HTML
2 27 (4.43%) CSS
2 27 (4.43%) SOAP
3 19 (3.12%) WebdriverIO
4 17 (2.79%) HTML5
5 16 (2.63%) Web Services
6 14 (2.30%) CSS3
6 14 (2.30%) JSON
6 14 (2.30%) Node.js
7 12 (1.97%) React
7 12 (1.97%) XML
8 11 (1.81%) Gherkin
9 6 (0.99%) REST
10 4 (0.66%) RabbitMQ
11 3 (0.49%) Nightwatchjs
12 2 (0.33%) CGI
12 2 (0.33%) J2EE
12 2 (0.33%) Jest
12 2 (0.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 20 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (2.13%) Mobile App
3 12 (1.97%) Smart Meter
4 11 (1.81%) Virtual Team
5 9 (1.48%) Fintech
6 7 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (1.15%) User Experience
7 6 (0.99%) Client/Server
7 6 (0.99%) NHS
8 5 (0.82%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (0.49%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.33%) Life Science
10 2 (0.33%) Over-the-Top Content
10 2 (0.33%) PKI
10 2 (0.33%) PMI
10 2 (0.33%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.33%) Social Media
11 1 (0.16%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.16%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (2.13%) Windows
2 7 (1.15%) Linux
3 6 (0.99%) Unix
4 3 (0.49%) Android
4 3 (0.49%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.33%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.16%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 377 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
2 340 (55.83%) Test Automation
3 245 (40.23%) Test Strategy
4 190 (31.20%) Test Management
5 120 (19.70%) Waterfall
6 117 (19.21%) Stakeholder Management
7 88 (14.45%) Scrum
8 83 (13.63%) Software Testing
9 75 (12.32%) DevOps
10 68 (11.17%) Defect Management
11 60 (9.85%) BDD
12 59 (9.69%) Non-Functional Testing
13 52 (8.54%) Functional Testing
14 49 (8.05%) Project Management
15 48 (7.88%) Performance Testing
16 47 (7.72%) SDLC
17 46 (7.55%) TDD
18 45 (7.39%) User Acceptance Testing
19 41 (6.73%) Line Management
19 41 (6.73%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 58 (9.52%) Java
2 51 (8.37%) C#
3 35 (5.75%) JavaScript
4 33 (5.42%) SQL
5 15 (2.46%) Python
6 10 (1.64%) C++
7 9 (1.48%) Ruby
8 4 (0.66%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.49%) C
9 3 (0.49%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.33%) Perl
10 2 (0.33%) VB
11 1 (0.16%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.16%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.16%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 133 (21.84%) ISTQB
2 92 (15.11%) ISEB
3 41 (6.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 27 (4.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 26 (4.27%) Security Cleared
6 24 (3.94%) Degree
7 22 (3.61%) SC Cleared
8 5 (0.82%) PMI Certification
8 5 (0.82%) PMP
9 4 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.66%) MBA
10 3 (0.49%) CIPFA
10 3 (0.49%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.33%) Chartered Engineer
11 2 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.16%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.16%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 188 (30.87%) QA
2 4 (0.66%) GDPR
3 2 (0.33%) DO-160
4 1 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.16%) EMIR
4 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.16%) MiFID
4 1 (0.16%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (3.78%) Docker
2 1 (0.16%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 34 (5.58%) HP Quality Center
2 32 (5.25%) HP ALM
3 12 (1.97%) Terraform
4 3 (0.49%) Nmap
5 1 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.16%) Puppet
5 1 (0.16%) SCCM
5 1 (0.16%) SCOM
Vendors
1 53 (8.70%) HP
2 36 (5.91%) SAP
3 29 (4.76%) Microsoft
4 20 (3.28%) Oracle
5 11 (1.81%) Google
6 9 (1.48%) Remedy
7 6 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (0.82%) CA
9 4 (0.66%) Adobe
10 3 (0.49%) MuleSoft
10 3 (0.49%) WorldPay
11 2 (0.33%) Ariba
11 2 (0.33%) Capita
11 2 (0.33%) Citrix
11 2 (0.33%) New Relic
12 1 (0.16%) CheckPoint
12 1 (0.16%) CODA
12 1 (0.16%) Hyperion
12 1 (0.16%) JD Edwards
12 1 (0.16%) NetApp