Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Testing Manager was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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

Testing Manager
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1169 1181 1249
Rank change year-on-year +12 +68 +46
Permanent jobs requiring a Testing Manager 20 38 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.020% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.021% 0.029%
Number of salaries quoted 5 15 42
UK median annual salary £70,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.74% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £43,500 £38,750 £36,525
90th Percentile £102,500 £100,750 £74,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £57,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -21.74% +15.00% +11.11%

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 172189 180467 210956
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.78% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138171 151048 175187
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%

Testing Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Testing Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Testing Manager in the UK

Testing Manager
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Testing Manager.

Salary trend for Testing Manager in the UK

Testing Manager
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Testing Manager over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Testing Manager in the UK

Testing Manager
Top 8 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Testing Manager within the UK over the 6 months to 20 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 +26 16 £70,000 +21.74%
UK excluding London +27 14 £45,000 -21.74% 3
North of England +13 9 £45,000 -50.00%
Yorkshire +12 7 - -
London -15 6 £82,500 +37.50%
Scotland -15 4 - - 3
North West -9 2 £45,000 -50.00%
South West +11 1 - -

Testing Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Testing 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 Testing Manager in the job title.

1 12 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (35.00%) TDD
3 7 (35.00%) JIRA
3 7 (35.00%) BDD
3 7 (35.00%) Contract Management
4 6 (30.00%) Test Strategy
4 6 (30.00%) Finance
4 6 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 4 (20.00%) SDLC
6 3 (15.00%) Dependency Management
6 3 (15.00%) Functional Testing
6 3 (15.00%) QA
6 3 (15.00%) Test Management
6 3 (15.00%) People Management
7 2 (10.00%) Collaborative Working
7 2 (10.00%) Oracle
7 2 (10.00%) RAD
7 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
7 2 (10.00%) Project Management
7 2 (10.00%) Banking
7 2 (10.00%) Electronics
7 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Unit Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Integration Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
7 2 (10.00%) User Experience
7 2 (10.00%) Defect Management

Testing 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Payment Gateway
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Big Data
1 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (35.00%) JIRA
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
2 2 (10.00%) Electronics
3 1 (5.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) CGI
1 1 (5.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) User Experience
2 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (35.00%) BDD
3 7 (35.00%) Contract Management
3 7 (35.00%) TDD
4 6 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (30.00%) Test Strategy
5 4 (20.00%) SDLC
5 4 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Dependency Management
6 3 (15.00%) Functional Testing
6 3 (15.00%) People Management
6 3 (15.00%) Test Management
7 2 (10.00%) Defect Management
7 2 (10.00%) Integration Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (10.00%) RAD
7 2 (10.00%) Unit Testing
7 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) PMO
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle