The median annual salary for a Test Manager was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 3 months to 26 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
Hertfordshire / Watford
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 53 74
Rank change year-on-year -6 +21  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 8 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 1.47% 0.63% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.51% 0.64% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 8 3 2
Median salary £72,500 £70,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.57% +52.17%  
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +1.94%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Watford. 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
Watford
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 531 466 542
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 97.25% 97.90% 99.45%
Number of salaries quoted 440 402 400
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

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 3 months to 26 June 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 26 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 across the Watford region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 13 (68.42%) Test Automation
2 12 (63.16%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (57.89%) Test Strategy
3 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (36.84%) TDD
4 7 (36.84%) Selenium
4 7 (36.84%) Cucumber
4 7 (36.84%) BDD
5 6 (31.58%) Test Management
5 6 (31.58%) Functional Testing
5 6 (31.58%) Non-Functional Testing
5 6 (31.58%) JIRA
5 6 (31.58%) QA
5 6 (31.58%) Performance Testing
5 6 (31.58%) Finance
6 5 (26.32%) Integration Testing
6 5 (26.32%) Jenkins
6 5 (26.32%) Continuous Deployment
7 4 (21.05%) Scrum
7 4 (21.05%) Regression Testing
7 4 (21.05%) Java
8 3 (15.79%) TestDirector
8 3 (15.79%) HP UFT
8 3 (15.79%) Bugzilla
8 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
8 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (15.79%) People Management
8 3 (15.79%) TestLink
8 3 (15.79%) Manual Testing

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 3 (15.79%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) Cucumber
1 7 (36.84%) Selenium
2 6 (31.58%) JIRA
3 5 (26.32%) Jenkins
4 3 (15.79%) Bugzilla
4 3 (15.79%) HP UFT
4 3 (15.79%) JBehave
4 3 (15.79%) TestDirector
4 3 (15.79%) TestLink
5 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio
6 1 (5.26%) Hudson
6 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
1 3 (15.79%) Fintech
1 3 (15.79%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (10.53%) NHS
3 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) Test Automation
2 12 (63.16%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (57.89%) Test Strategy
4 7 (36.84%) BDD
4 7 (36.84%) TDD
5 6 (31.58%) Functional Testing
5 6 (31.58%) Non-Functional Testing
5 6 (31.58%) Performance Testing
5 6 (31.58%) Test Management
6 5 (26.32%) Continuous Deployment
6 5 (26.32%) Integration Testing
7 4 (21.05%) Regression Testing
7 4 (21.05%) Scrum
8 3 (15.79%) Defect Management
8 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
8 3 (15.79%) Manual Testing
8 3 (15.79%) People Management
8 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (10.53%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) CSQA
2 1 (5.26%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (31.58%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) Siebel
2 1 (5.26%) Snow