The median annual salary for a Test Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Manager
UK
Rank 494 548 410
Rank change year-on-year +54 -138  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 403 429 756
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.41% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.43% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 296 300 579
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,250 £80,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00%  

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 81427 99650 104367
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.36% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67614 83405 85224
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 March 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 March 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 +67 375 £57,500 - 57
London +45 109 £70,000 +3.70% 27
South East +83 95 £52,500 -4.54% 13
South West +53 46 £55,000 +4.76% 3
Yorkshire +34 39 £53,750 +10.25% 5
West Yorkshire +43 30 £50,000 +20.48% 5
East of England +41 26 £60,000 -7.69%
Hampshire +19 22 £75,000 +42.85%
Surrey +50 21 £52,500 -12.50% 1
Bristol +16 21 £65,000 +8.33% 1
West Midlands -20 21 £47,500 -15.55% 3
Hertfordshire +37 20 £60,000 +14.28%
Leeds +20 18 £55,000 +32.53% 3
North West -17 18 £57,500 +15.00% 5
City of London +39 17 £75,000 +7.14% 8
Manchester -24 15 £58,750 +22.90% 5
Kent +36 14 £47,500 -5.00%
Birmingham -8 14 £42,500 -7.10% 2
Oxfordshire +18 13 £60,000 +50.00% 1
Reigate - 13 £52,500 - 1
Wiltshire - 13 £55,000 - 1
East Midlands +11 12 £52,500 -2.76%
Berkshire +27 11 £67,500 +17.39% 7
Watford +10 11 £60,000 +14.28%
Oxford - 10 £65,000 - 1
Swindon - 10 £55,000 - 1
Huddersfield - 10 £47,500 - 1
Portsmouth - 9 £75,000 -
Nottinghamshire +12 8 £57,500 +6.49%
North East - 8 £36,250 -

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 420 (50.30%) Test Strategy
2 416 (49.82%) Agile Software Development
3 245 (29.34%) ISTQB
3 245 (29.34%) Finance
4 237 (28.38%) Test Management
5 234 (28.02%) QA
6 213 (25.51%) ISEB
7 185 (22.16%) Test Automation
8 181 (21.68%) User Acceptance Testing
9 164 (19.64%) Stakeholder Management
10 156 (18.68%) Software Testing
10 156 (18.68%) Selenium
11 138 (16.53%) SDLC
12 104 (12.46%) Test Scripting
12 104 (12.46%) Automated Testing
13 102 (12.22%) Waterfall
14 101 (12.10%) Mentoring
14 101 (12.10%) Functional Testing
15 98 (11.74%) Performance Testing
16 97 (11.62%) Degree
16 97 (11.62%) Project Management
17 96 (11.50%) Automation Testing
18 95 (11.38%) SQL
19 91 (10.90%) HP
20 87 (10.42%) Non-Functional Testing
20 87 (10.42%) Coaching
21 85 (10.18%) Regression Testing
22 83 (9.94%) Java
23 82 (9.82%) Continuous Integration
24 73 (8.74%) Line Management

Test Manager Skill Set
Top Related 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 24 (2.87%) SharePoint
2 20 (2.40%) Confluence
3 12 (1.44%) WebLogic
4 9 (1.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (0.60%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.36%) IIS
8 2 (0.24%) Apache
9 1 (0.12%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 49 (5.87%) MS Excel
2 32 (3.83%) MS Office
3 18 (2.16%) MS Project
4 17 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
5 15 (1.80%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.12%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 6 (0.72%) Oracle ERP
2 5 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.48%) SAP HR
3 4 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.36%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.36%) SAP HCM
4 3 (0.36%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.24%) Infor M3
5 2 (0.24%) SAP IS-U
5 2 (0.24%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle FAH
6 1 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (2.99%) SuccessFactors
2 11 (1.32%) SaaS
3 5 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.12%) Basecamp
5 1 (0.12%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.12%) Office 365
5 1 (0.12%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 7 (0.84%) Firewall
2 3 (0.36%) Internet
3 1 (0.12%) FTP
3 1 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.12%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
1 13 (1.56%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.08%) RDBMS
2 9 (1.08%) Relational Database
3 8 (0.96%) Big Data
4 5 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (0.48%) Oracle OWB
6 3 (0.36%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 3 (0.36%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.24%) MySQL
7 2 (0.24%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.12%) DB2
8 1 (0.12%) Endeca
8 1 (0.12%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.12%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 156 (18.68%) Selenium
2 72 (8.62%) JIRA
3 58 (6.95%) Cucumber
4 47 (5.63%) LoadRunner
5 43 (5.15%) HP UFT
6 39 (4.67%) Jenkins
7 37 (4.43%) WebDriver
8 34 (4.07%) Team Foundation Server
9 24 (2.87%) JMeter
10 23 (2.75%) Appium
11 21 (2.51%) Calabash
12 20 (2.40%) SpecFlow
13 18 (2.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 16 (1.92%) JUnit
14 16 (1.92%) SoapUI
15 14 (1.68%) Robot Framework
15 14 (1.68%) TestNG
16 13 (1.56%) Gatling
16 13 (1.56%) The Grinder
16 13 (1.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 245 (29.34%) Finance
2 60 (7.19%) Banking
3 33 (3.95%) Retail
4 16 (1.92%) Telecoms
5 13 (1.56%) Investment Banking
6 11 (1.32%) Games
6 11 (1.32%) Legal
6 11 (1.32%) Military
7 10 (1.20%) Electronics
7 10 (1.20%) Financial Institution
7 10 (1.20%) Marketing
8 7 (0.84%) Automotive
9 5 (0.60%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.36%) Advertising
10 3 (0.36%) Front Office
10 3 (0.36%) Law
10 3 (0.36%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.24%) Billing
11 2 (0.24%) Publishing
12 1 (0.12%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (7.43%) .NET
2 28 (3.35%) HTML
3 25 (2.99%) XML
4 20 (2.40%) Gherkin
5 19 (2.28%) Web Services
6 17 (2.04%) CSS
7 13 (1.56%) SOAP
8 8 (0.96%) Oracle Fusion
9 7 (0.84%) RESTful
9 7 (0.84%) XBRL
10 6 (0.72%) .NET Framework
10 6 (0.72%) Spring
11 5 (0.60%) Hibernate
12 4 (0.48%) ASP.NET
12 4 (0.48%) Node.js
13 3 (0.36%) AngularJS
13 3 (0.36%) ASP.NET MVC
13 3 (0.36%) Middleware
13 3 (0.36%) Swagger
13 3 (0.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 32 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (3.59%) Management Information System
3 27 (3.23%) Mobile App
4 20 (2.40%) Computer Science
5 15 (1.80%) Fintech
6 10 (1.20%) Data Centre
7 8 (0.96%) Driving Licence
7 8 (0.96%) Virtual Team
8 7 (0.84%) Embedded Systems
8 7 (0.84%) iPad
8 7 (0.84%) Reinsurance
9 6 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.60%) Equities
10 5 (0.60%) Fixed Income
10 5 (0.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (0.48%) Derivative
12 3 (0.36%) Cyberthreat
13 2 (0.24%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.24%) FMCG
13 2 (0.24%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 49 (5.87%) Windows
2 26 (3.11%) Unix
3 18 (2.16%) Linux
4 5 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (0.36%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.24%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.12%) Android
7 1 (0.12%) Solaris
7 1 (0.12%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.12%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 420 (50.30%) Test Strategy
2 416 (49.82%) Agile Software Development
3 237 (28.38%) Test Management
4 185 (22.16%) Test Automation
5 181 (21.68%) User Acceptance Testing
6 164 (19.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 156 (18.68%) Software Testing
8 138 (16.53%) SDLC
9 104 (12.46%) Automated Testing
9 104 (12.46%) Test Scripting
10 102 (12.22%) Waterfall
11 101 (12.10%) Functional Testing
11 101 (12.10%) Mentoring
12 98 (11.74%) Performance Testing
13 97 (11.62%) Project Management
14 96 (11.50%) Automation Testing
15 87 (10.42%) Coaching
15 87 (10.42%) Non-Functional Testing
16 85 (10.18%) Regression Testing
17 82 (9.82%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 95 (11.38%) SQL
2 83 (9.94%) Java
3 43 (5.15%) C#
4 22 (2.63%) JavaScript
5 17 (2.04%) C
6 12 (1.44%) PowerShell
7 10 (1.20%) C++
8 9 (1.08%) VB.NET
9 8 (0.96%) Python
10 7 (0.84%) Bash Shell
11 5 (0.60%) Scala
11 5 (0.60%) VBScript
12 4 (0.48%) MATLAB
12 4 (0.48%) Ruby
13 3 (0.36%) Perl
13 3 (0.36%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.24%) PHP
14 2 (0.24%) VB
15 1 (0.12%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 245 (29.34%) ISTQB
2 213 (25.51%) ISEB
3 97 (11.62%) Degree
4 49 (5.87%) Security Cleared
5 48 (5.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 32 (3.83%) SC Cleared
7 30 (3.59%) DV Cleared
8 28 (3.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 27 (3.23%) ISEB Practitioner
10 16 (1.92%) CCNA
10 16 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
10 16 (1.92%) HND
11 11 (1.32%) CCNP
12 9 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.60%) MBCS
13 5 (0.60%) Network+ Certification
14 4 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 2 (0.24%) GIAC
15 2 (0.24%) GPEN
15 2 (0.24%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 234 (28.02%) QA
2 17 (2.04%) SLA
3 9 (1.08%) SDET
4 5 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.36%) PMO
6 2 (0.24%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.24%) MiFID
7 1 (0.12%) FATCA
7 1 (0.12%) IFRS
7 1 (0.12%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.12%) SEPA
System Software
1 4 (0.48%) Docker
Systems Management
1 69 (8.26%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (1.32%) Endace
3 3 (0.36%) HP SiteScope
3 3 (0.36%) Perfmon
4 2 (0.24%) Nessus
4 2 (0.24%) Nmap
4 2 (0.24%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 91 (10.90%) HP
2 73 (8.74%) Microsoft
3 64 (7.66%) SAP
4 53 (6.35%) Oracle
5 21 (2.51%) IBM
6 20 (2.40%) Ariba
7 13 (1.56%) Riverbed
8 9 (1.08%) Remedy
9 7 (0.84%) Atlassian
9 7 (0.84%) Cadence
9 7 (0.84%) EMC
10 4 (0.48%) SOASTA, Inc
10 4 (0.48%) webMethods
11 3 (0.36%) Capita
11 3 (0.36%) Dynatrace
12 2 (0.24%) Coverity
12 2 (0.24%) Google
12 2 (0.24%) PayPal
12 2 (0.24%) Serena
12 2 (0.24%) Snow
London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
Sanderson
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Candour Solutions
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Talent International
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Car and excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Yoh
Salary: £0.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: Great Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Twickenham, Middlesex
Rullion
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £50 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £50000 - £63000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus and Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Maersk Line
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Accenture
Salary: £51,296 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £90,000-110,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £90,000-110,000
Posted: 5 days ago