Period
to 20 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Manager was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 623 694 532
Rank change year-on-year +71 -162 -53
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 598 568 937
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.32% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.33% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 478 455 775
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - -
10th Percentile £44,358 £42,850 £39,096
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £77,650
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £53,223
% change year-on-year +4.76% -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 156,395 172,660 180,670
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.87% 95.96% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 125,950 138,551 151,214
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
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% - +4.94%

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 20 November 2018.

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 20 November 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 +44 527 £57,500 +4.55% 68
UK excluding London +109 388 £55,000 +4.76% 58
London +11 186 £67,500 - 14
South East +114 160 £57,500 -1.71% 12
North of England -6 73 £52,500 - 17
Midlands +32 60 £55,000 +4.76% 13
West Midlands +36 47 £51,250 +2.50% 11
North West +5 45 £52,500 -4.55% 9
South West -12 33 £55,000 +26.80% 8
Yorkshire +14 28 £53,750 +3.37% 8
Scotland +13 28 £53,750 +2.38% 2
East of England +21 22 £60,000 +13.58% 4
Wales - 22 £45,000 - 2
East Midlands +11 13 £60,000 +13.21% 2

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 373 (62.37%) Agile Software Development
2 330 (55.18%) Test Automation
3 278 (46.49%) Test Strategy
4 191 (31.94%) QA
5 190 (31.77%) Test Management
6 178 (29.77%) Finance
7 125 (20.90%) ISTQB
8 114 (19.06%) Waterfall
9 107 (17.89%) Scrum
10 106 (17.73%) Selenium
11 101 (16.89%) Stakeholder Management
12 82 (13.71%) ISEB
13 72 (12.04%) Java
14 70 (11.71%) Software Testing
14 70 (11.71%) Cucumber
15 68 (11.37%) JIRA
16 63 (10.54%) DevOps
17 59 (9.87%) Line Management
17 59 (9.87%) BDD
18 56 (9.36%) C#
18 56 (9.36%) Banking
19 54 (9.03%) Retail
19 54 (9.03%) TDD
20 53 (8.86%) SQL
20 53 (8.86%) Non-Functional Testing
21 52 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
22 51 (8.53%) .NET
23 50 (8.36%) SAP
24 48 (8.03%) SDLC
24 48 (8.03%) Defect Management

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 13 (2.17%) Confluence
2 7 (1.17%) Cloud Foundry
2 7 (1.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (0.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (0.50%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.33%) CICS
5 2 (0.33%) CMS
6 1 (0.17%) GeoServer
6 1 (0.17%) IIS
6 1 (0.17%) Mendix
6 1 (0.17%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (1.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.17%) SAP HR
2 5 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.50%) ResourceLink
4 3 (0.50%) SAP HCM
5 2 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.17%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.17%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.17%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 33 (5.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (3.34%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (2.51%) SuccessFactors
4 8 (1.34%) SaaS
5 7 (1.17%) CloudBees
6 4 (0.67%) Adobe Analytics
6 4 (0.67%) PaaS
7 3 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.33%) BlazeMeter
8 2 (0.33%) BrowserStack
8 2 (0.33%) GitHub
8 2 (0.33%) Office 365
9 1 (0.17%) G Suite
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.67%) Internet
2 3 (0.50%) HTTP
3 2 (0.33%) DWDM
3 2 (0.33%) MPLS
3 2 (0.33%) SMS
3 2 (0.33%) SNMP
4 1 (0.17%) DNS
4 1 (0.17%) Firewall
4 1 (0.17%) Software-Defined Networking
4 1 (0.17%) VPN
4 1 (0.17%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (3.18%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (0.50%) Blockchain
3 3 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (0.50%) SAP HANA
4 2 (0.33%) Big Data
4 2 (0.33%) DB2
4 2 (0.33%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.33%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.17%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.17%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.17%) MySQL
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.17%) Pentaho
5 1 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.17%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.17%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.17%) Spatial Data
5 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 106 (17.73%) Selenium
2 70 (11.71%) Cucumber
3 68 (11.37%) JIRA
4 37 (6.19%) Jenkins
5 30 (5.02%) WebDriver
6 28 (4.68%) LoadRunner
7 27 (4.52%) HP UFT
8 24 (4.01%) JUnit
9 22 (3.68%) JMeter
10 20 (3.34%) SoapUI
11 19 (3.18%) TeamCity
12 16 (2.68%) SpecFlow
12 16 (2.68%) Visual Studio Team System
13 14 (2.34%) Visual Studio
14 13 (2.17%) Gatling
15 12 (2.01%) Git (software)
16 10 (1.67%) NUnit
16 10 (1.67%) SilkTest
16 10 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
17 9 (1.51%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 178 (29.77%) Finance
2 56 (9.36%) Banking
3 54 (9.03%) Retail
4 14 (2.34%) Legal
4 14 (2.34%) Marketing
4 14 (2.34%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.01%) Electronics
6 10 (1.67%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.00%) Aerospace
7 6 (1.00%) Investment Banking
8 5 (0.84%) Advertising
8 5 (0.84%) Front Office
9 4 (0.67%) Back Office
9 4 (0.67%) Law
10 3 (0.50%) Games
11 2 (0.33%) Automotive
11 2 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.33%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.33%) Music Industry
11 2 (0.33%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (8.53%) .NET
2 31 (5.18%) HTML
3 28 (4.68%) CSS
4 20 (3.34%) SOAP
5 16 (2.68%) Web Services
6 15 (2.51%) XML
7 13 (2.17%) JSON
7 13 (2.17%) WebdriverIO
8 12 (2.01%) Gherkin
9 10 (1.67%) CSS3
9 10 (1.67%) HTML5
9 10 (1.67%) Node.js
9 10 (1.67%) REST
10 8 (1.34%) React
11 4 (0.67%) J2EE
11 4 (0.67%) RESTful
12 3 (0.50%) jQuery
12 3 (0.50%) Regular Expression
12 3 (0.50%) SAP Fiori
12 3 (0.50%) SAPUI5
Miscellaneous
1 25 (4.18%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (2.84%) Fintech
3 13 (2.17%) Virtual Team
4 11 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (1.51%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (1.17%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.00%) Client/Server
7 6 (1.00%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.00%) Smart Meter
8 4 (0.67%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (0.67%) User Experience
9 3 (0.50%) Life Science
9 3 (0.50%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.33%) CCTV
10 2 (0.33%) Derivative
10 2 (0.33%) Equities
10 2 (0.33%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.33%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.33%) PKI
10 2 (0.33%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 13 (2.17%) Windows
2 9 (1.51%) Unix
3 6 (1.00%) Linux
4 3 (0.50%) Windows Server
4 3 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.33%) Android
5 2 (0.33%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.17%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 373 (62.37%) Agile Software Development
2 330 (55.18%) Test Automation
3 278 (46.49%) Test Strategy
4 190 (31.77%) Test Management
5 114 (19.06%) Waterfall
6 107 (17.89%) Scrum
7 101 (16.89%) Stakeholder Management
8 70 (11.71%) Software Testing
9 63 (10.54%) DevOps
10 59 (9.87%) BDD
10 59 (9.87%) Line Management
11 54 (9.03%) TDD
12 53 (8.86%) Non-Functional Testing
13 52 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
14 48 (8.03%) Defect Management
14 48 (8.03%) SDLC
15 47 (7.86%) Performance Testing
16 46 (7.69%) Functional Testing
17 40 (6.69%) Test Scripting
18 39 (6.52%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 72 (12.04%) Java
2 56 (9.36%) C#
3 53 (8.86%) SQL
4 35 (5.85%) JavaScript
5 16 (2.68%) Ruby
6 14 (2.34%) C++
6 14 (2.34%) Python
7 5 (0.84%) PL/SQL
8 4 (0.67%) Perl
9 3 (0.50%) C
9 3 (0.50%) Groovy
9 3 (0.50%) Jython
9 3 (0.50%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.50%) VB.NET
9 3 (0.50%) VBScript
10 2 (0.33%) COBOL
10 2 (0.33%) JCL
10 2 (0.33%) REXX
10 2 (0.33%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 125 (20.90%) ISTQB
2 82 (13.71%) ISEB
3 38 (6.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 31 (5.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 29 (4.85%) Degree
6 25 (4.18%) Security Cleared
7 20 (3.34%) SC Cleared
8 5 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.50%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.33%) Chartered Engineer
10 2 (0.33%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.33%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.33%) MBA
11 1 (0.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.17%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.17%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.17%) PMP
11 1 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.17%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 1 (0.17%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 191 (31.94%) QA
2 2 (0.33%) DO-160
2 2 (0.33%) MiFID
3 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.17%) EMIR
3 1 (0.17%) GDPR
3 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.17%) PMO
3 1 (0.17%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (3.34%) Docker
2 4 (0.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 33 (5.52%) HP ALM
2 31 (5.18%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (1.34%) Terraform
4 3 (0.50%) CA Service Virtualization
5 1 (0.17%) SCCM
5 1 (0.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 50 (8.36%) SAP
2 47 (7.86%) HP
3 42 (7.02%) Microsoft
4 30 (5.02%) Oracle
5 9 (1.51%) TIBCO
6 8 (1.34%) AppDynamics
6 8 (1.34%) New Relic
7 6 (1.00%) Google
7 6 (1.00%) Micro Focus
7 6 (1.00%) Remedy
7 6 (1.00%) Splunk
8 5 (0.84%) Adobe
8 5 (0.84%) CA
9 3 (0.50%) Ariba
9 3 (0.50%) Capita
9 3 (0.50%) MuleSoft
9 3 (0.50%) NGA Human Resources
9 3 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.33%) Dynatrace
10 2 (0.33%) SOASTA, Inc