The median annual salary for a Test Manager was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 583 505 428
Rank change year-on-year -78 -77  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 323 487 730
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.49% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.51% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 232 373 598
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% +4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,250 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +2.94%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 85544 95045 105654
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.95% 96.52% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 69856 80154 87088
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Test Manager in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Manager in the UK

Test Manager
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -59 309 £57,500 +4.54% 31
London -6 132 £66,250 -1.85% 14
South East -18 45 £56,500 +2.72% 3
North West -31 37 £52,500 -0.94% 6
East of England +13 35 £55,000 +10.00% 1
South West -3 23 £52,500 +16.66% 1
Manchester -29 23 £52,500 - 4
City of London +11 19 £70,000 +3.70% 9
Yorkshire -5 19 £52,000 +4.00% 3
Berkshire +23 14 £57,500 - 1
Cambridge -1 14 £55,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire -7 14 £55,000 - 1
West Midlands -31 14 £55,000 +2.56% 1
West Yorkshire +11 13 £51,000 +2.00% 3
Buckinghamshire -2 12 £60,250 +54.48%
Gloucestershire -5 12 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Birmingham -3 11 £55,000 +10.00%
Leeds +6 10 £52,000 +4.00% 2
Oxfordshire +15 9 £57,500 +21.05% 1
Hertfordshire -3 9 £70,000 +40.00%
Watford -4 8 £72,500 +3.57%
Milton Keynes -8 8 £62,000 +63.15%
Bristol -22 8 £50,000 -4.76%
Essex +5 7 £47,500 +5.55%
Scotland -20 7 £52,500 +5.00% 6
Cheshire -23 7 £50,000 - 2
Cirencester - 7 - -
Surrey +30 6 £52,500 -4.54%
Oxford +12 6 £57,500 +35.29%
Edinburgh -7 6 £52,500 - 3

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 391 (53.86%) Test Automation
2 341 (46.97%) Test Strategy
3 331 (45.59%) Agile Software Development
4 217 (29.89%) QA
5 215 (29.61%) Finance
6 193 (26.58%) Test Management
7 163 (22.45%) ISTQB
8 153 (21.07%) User Acceptance Testing
9 151 (20.80%) Stakeholder Management
10 149 (20.52%) Selenium
11 131 (18.04%) ISEB
12 97 (13.36%) Test Scripting
13 96 (13.22%) Software Testing
14 93 (12.81%) Mentoring
15 90 (12.40%) SDLC
15 90 (12.40%) Java
16 85 (11.71%) Functional Testing
17 82 (11.29%) Performance Testing
18 79 (10.88%) Integration Testing
19 77 (10.61%) Non-Functional Testing
19 77 (10.61%) BDD
20 76 (10.47%) Waterfall
20 76 (10.47%) Continuous Integration
21 73 (10.06%) Regression Testing
22 72 (9.92%) System Testing
23 71 (9.78%) Degree
24 69 (9.50%) JIRA
25 65 (8.95%) Scrum
26 64 (8.82%) Microsoft
27 61 (8.40%) Continuous Improvement

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 18 (2.48%) Confluence
2 12 (1.65%) SharePoint
3 10 (1.38%) WebLogic
4 8 (1.10%) IIS
4 8 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 8 (1.10%) Tomcat
5 7 (0.96%) Apache
6 6 (0.83%) Oracle Service Bus
7 5 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.14%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 29 (3.99%) Microsoft Excel
1 29 (3.99%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (2.07%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.10%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.10%) VisionPLUS
3 5 (0.69%) IntelliMatch
3 5 (0.69%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (0.55%) SAP HR
4 4 (0.55%) SAP IS-U
5 3 (0.41%) HFM
5 3 (0.41%) Hyperion Enterprise
5 3 (0.41%) Hyperion Planning
5 3 (0.41%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.41%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 3 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.41%) SAP HCM
5 3 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.28%) Infor M3
6 2 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.28%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.20%) SuccessFactors
2 8 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
2 8 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.10%) SaaS
3 6 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.14%) GitHub
4 1 (0.14%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.93%) Wireless
2 9 (1.24%) Internet
3 5 (0.69%) PuTTY
4 3 (0.41%) HTTPS
4 3 (0.41%) Intranet
5 2 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.28%) ZigBee
6 1 (0.14%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (2.75%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.48%) Big Data
3 10 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (0.83%) Oracle Database
5 5 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (0.69%) SAP BW
6 4 (0.55%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 4 (0.55%) MySQL
6 4 (0.55%) Power BI
7 3 (0.41%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 149 (20.52%) Selenium
2 69 (9.50%) JIRA
3 51 (7.02%) Cucumber
3 51 (7.02%) HP UFT
4 37 (5.10%) Jenkins
5 34 (4.68%) LoadRunner
6 23 (3.17%) JUnit
7 21 (2.89%) TestNG
8 20 (2.75%) Appium
9 19 (2.62%) Calabash
10 18 (2.48%) SpecFlow
10 18 (2.48%) WebDriver
11 16 (2.20%) JMeter
11 16 (2.20%) SoapUI
12 15 (2.07%) Team Foundation Server
13 13 (1.79%) Jasmine
13 13 (1.79%) Protractor
14 11 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 11 (1.52%) NUnit
14 11 (1.52%) SilkTest
General
1 215 (29.61%) Finance
2 55 (7.58%) Banking
3 48 (6.61%) Retail
4 18 (2.48%) Telecoms
5 16 (2.20%) Military
6 15 (2.07%) Investment Banking
7 13 (1.79%) Electronics
8 8 (1.10%) Back Office
9 7 (0.96%) Marketing
10 6 (0.83%) Automotive
10 6 (0.83%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.83%) Games
10 6 (0.83%) Legal
11 5 (0.69%) Billing
11 5 (0.69%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.55%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.41%) Advertising
13 3 (0.41%) Publishing
14 2 (0.28%) Front Office
15 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (5.79%) .NET
2 25 (3.44%) Web Services
3 19 (2.62%) SOAP
4 18 (2.48%) Gherkin
5 16 (2.20%) Middleware
6 15 (2.07%) HTML
7 13 (1.79%) CSS
8 10 (1.38%) XML
9 8 (1.10%) RESTful
10 6 (0.83%) Spring
11 5 (0.69%) Hibernate
11 5 (0.69%) REST
12 4 (0.55%) Apache CXF
13 3 (0.41%) Swagger
14 2 (0.28%) .NET Framework
14 2 (0.28%) AngularJS
14 2 (0.28%) ASP.NET
14 2 (0.28%) JSON
14 2 (0.28%) Node.js
14 2 (0.28%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 39 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (3.86%) Management Information System
3 23 (3.17%) Mobile App
4 18 (2.48%) Virtual Team
5 14 (1.93%) Fintech
6 11 (1.52%) Computer Science
7 8 (1.10%) Equities
7 8 (1.10%) Fixed Income
8 7 (0.96%) Derivative
8 7 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 6 (0.83%) Embedded Systems
9 6 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (0.83%) OTC Derivatives
10 5 (0.69%) iPad
10 5 (0.69%) Reference Data
10 5 (0.69%) User Experience
11 4 (0.55%) Cyberthreat
11 4 (0.55%) Driving Licence
11 4 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.41%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 39 (5.37%) Windows
2 28 (3.86%) Linux
3 19 (2.62%) Unix
4 12 (1.65%) Android
5 5 (0.69%) Windows Server
5 5 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.55%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.41%) Kali Linux
8 2 (0.28%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 391 (53.86%) Test Automation
2 341 (46.97%) Test Strategy
3 331 (45.59%) Agile Software Development
4 193 (26.58%) Test Management
5 153 (21.07%) User Acceptance Testing
6 151 (20.80%) Stakeholder Management
7 97 (13.36%) Test Scripting
8 96 (13.22%) Software Testing
9 93 (12.81%) Mentoring
10 90 (12.40%) SDLC
11 85 (11.71%) Functional Testing
12 82 (11.29%) Performance Testing
13 79 (10.88%) Integration Testing
14 77 (10.61%) BDD
14 77 (10.61%) Non-Functional Testing
15 76 (10.47%) Continuous Integration
15 76 (10.47%) Waterfall
16 73 (10.06%) Regression Testing
17 72 (9.92%) System Testing
18 65 (8.95%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 90 (12.40%) Java
2 56 (7.71%) SQL
3 45 (6.20%) C#
4 23 (3.17%) JavaScript
5 13 (1.79%) C
6 12 (1.65%) Scala
7 9 (1.24%) C++
8 8 (1.10%) VBScript
9 7 (0.96%) Python
10 5 (0.69%) Bash Shell
10 5 (0.69%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.41%) ActionScript
11 3 (0.41%) ActionScript 2.0
11 3 (0.41%) Perl
11 3 (0.41%) Ruby
11 3 (0.41%) VB
12 2 (0.28%) PHP
12 2 (0.28%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.28%) R
13 1 (0.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 163 (22.45%) ISTQB
2 131 (18.04%) ISEB
3 71 (9.78%) Degree
4 41 (5.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 33 (4.55%) Security Cleared
6 25 (3.44%) SC Cleared
7 14 (1.93%) CCNA
7 14 (1.93%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (1.93%) HND
8 13 (1.79%) ISEB Practitioner
9 12 (1.65%) DV Cleared
9 12 (1.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 11 (1.52%) CCNP
11 10 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
11 10 (1.38%) Numerate Degree
12 8 (1.10%) PMI Certification
12 8 (1.10%) SAP Certification
13 6 (0.83%) MBCS
13 6 (0.83%) PMP
14 4 (0.55%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 217 (29.89%) QA
2 9 (1.24%) PMO
3 5 (0.69%) SLA
4 4 (0.55%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.55%) MiFID
5 2 (0.28%) EMIR
5 2 (0.28%) IFRS
5 2 (0.28%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.14%) FATCA
6 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (1.38%) Firmware
2 5 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 53 (7.30%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (1.52%) Endace
3 3 (0.41%) Defensics
3 3 (0.41%) Nessus
3 3 (0.41%) Nmap
3 3 (0.41%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 64 (8.82%) Microsoft
2 49 (6.75%) HP
3 43 (5.92%) Oracle
4 39 (5.37%) SAP
5 11 (1.52%) Ariba
5 11 (1.52%) Riverbed
6 8 (1.10%) Hyperion
6 8 (1.10%) Murex
7 6 (0.83%) Capita
7 6 (0.83%) Serena
7 6 (0.83%) VMware
8 5 (0.69%) Atlassian
8 5 (0.69%) Cognizant
8 5 (0.69%) IBM
8 5 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (0.69%) Xerox
9 4 (0.55%) Green Hat
9 4 (0.55%) hybris
10 3 (0.41%) Coverity
10 3 (0.41%) Dynatrace
United Kingdom
Sopra Steria Limited
Salary: £50k - £60k + 15% flexible benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 - £62000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Spring Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + bonus + benefits + car allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £52,000 per annum + unbeatable benefits package
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Stott & May
Posted: 4 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
networx
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Searchability
Salary: £50000 - £62000 per annum + healthcare, pension, social events
Posted: 5 days ago
Bury, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £48000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Salary: £75000 per annum + Corporate Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + bonus+benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Maersk Line
Posted: 8 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus and Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £90,000 - 110,000 + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £90,000-110,000
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Accenture
Salary: From £42,570 to £68,350 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ASDA
Salary: Market Salary + Car + Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Northampton
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Posted: 27 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
CGI
Posted: 19 days ago
Cambridge
TRG
Salary: 50000-60000 Per Annum + benfits
Posted: 15 days ago
City, London
Accenture
Salary: £51,296 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
London
VirtusaPolaris
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
Brighton
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago