Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Manager was £53,150 in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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

Test Manager
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 89 97
Rank change year-on-year -6 +8 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 5 6 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 0.51% 0.58% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.60% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 4 5 5
Watford median annual salary £53,150 £70,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -24.07% +16.67% -7.69%
10th Percentile £45,723 £60,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £72,793 £70,000 £69,500
Hertfordshire median annual salary £53,150 £52,500 £67,500
% change year-on-year +1.24% -22.22% +12.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Watford. 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
Watford
Permanent vacancies in Watford with a recognized job title 942 1004 1046
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.42% 96.45% 97.94%
Number of salaries quoted 790 865 853
Watford median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.89% +1.11%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £75,000 £70,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in Watford

Test Manager
Salary Trend in Watford

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

Salary trend for Test Manager in Watford

Test Manager
Salary Histogram in Watford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Manager in Watford over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Manager in Watford

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 across the Watford region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) JIRA
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (40.00%) QA
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) NHS
3 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (40.00%) SDLC
3 2 (40.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (20.00%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (20.00%) Snow
4 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (20.00%) People Management
4 1 (20.00%) Demand Forecasting
4 1 (20.00%) Zephyr
4 1 (20.00%) ISEB
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) Change Management

Test Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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 1 (20.00%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) JIRA
2 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) Zephyr
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) SDLC
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
4 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (20.00%) Demand Forecasting
4 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (20.00%) People Management
4 1 (20.00%) Test Management
4 1 (20.00%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (20.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Snow