Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Manager was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 281 293 237
Rank change year-on-year +12 -56 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 45 50 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.45% 0.43% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.45% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 44 45 62
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% -11.63%
10th Percentile £39,000 £41,750 £35,133
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,000 £67,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 9716 11097 10597
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.40% 96.18% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 7999 8802 8814
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in the West Midlands

Test Manager
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Test Manager in the West Midlands

Test Manager
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

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

Salary histogram for Test Manager in the West Midlands

Test Manager
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 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
Warwickshire - 22 £46,000 -
Birmingham -5 17 £52,500 - 1
Shropshire - 3 £50,000 -
Staffordshire +11 1 - -
Solihull -2 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £52,500 -
Test Manager
England

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 26 (57.78%) Test Strategy
2 15 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 14 (31.11%) Coaching
4 13 (28.89%) Finance
5 12 (26.67%) Test Scripting
6 11 (24.44%) QA
6 11 (24.44%) 4G
6 11 (24.44%) ITIL
7 10 (22.22%) LTE
7 10 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (22.22%) ITIL V3
8 8 (17.78%) Mentoring
8 8 (17.78%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 8 (17.78%) Software Testing
9 7 (15.56%) ISTQB
9 7 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (15.56%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (15.56%) System Integration Testing
9 7 (15.56%) Test Automation
9 7 (15.56%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (15.56%) Greenfield Project
9 7 (15.56%) People Management
10 6 (13.33%) HP
11 5 (11.11%) ISEB
11 5 (11.11%) CRM
11 5 (11.11%) HP UFT
11 5 (11.11%) Java
11 5 (11.11%) Waterfall
11 5 (11.11%) Test Management
11 5 (11.11%) Test Planning

Test Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (6.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 11 (24.44%) 4G
2 10 (22.22%) LTE
3 1 (2.22%) 3G
3 1 (2.22%) SMS
3 1 (2.22%) TETRA
Development Applications
1 5 (11.11%) HP UFT
2 4 (8.89%) eCATT
2 4 (8.89%) LoadRunner
3 2 (4.44%) Selenium
4 1 (2.22%) Android Studio
4 1 (2.22%) Bugzilla
4 1 (2.22%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.22%) JIRA
4 1 (2.22%) JUnit
4 1 (2.22%) Protractor
4 1 (2.22%) Ranorex
4 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.22%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 13 (28.89%) Finance
3 1 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.22%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) XML
2 1 (2.22%) Gherkin
2 1 (2.22%) REST
2 1 (2.22%) SOAP
2 1 (2.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (8.89%) Driving Licence
3 2 (4.44%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.22%) Handset
4 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.89%) Unix
2 3 (6.67%) Windows
3 1 (2.22%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (57.78%) Test Strategy
2 14 (31.11%) Coaching
3 12 (26.67%) Test Scripting
4 11 (24.44%) ITIL
5 10 (22.22%) ITIL V3
5 10 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (17.78%) Mentoring
6 8 (17.78%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 8 (17.78%) Software Testing
7 7 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (15.56%) People Management
7 7 (15.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (15.56%) System Integration Testing
7 7 (15.56%) Test Automation
8 5 (11.11%) CRM
8 5 (11.11%) Test Management
8 5 (11.11%) Test Planning
8 5 (11.11%) Waterfall
9 4 (8.89%) Line Management
9 4 (8.89%) Programme Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.11%) Java
2 4 (8.89%) SQL
3 3 (6.67%) C#
4 1 (2.22%) C
4 1 (2.22%) C++
4 1 (2.22%) Groovy
4 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (15.56%) ISTQB
2 5 (11.11%) ISEB
3 4 (8.89%) SAP Certification
4 3 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (4.44%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.22%) Degree
6 1 (2.22%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (2.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (2.22%) PMI Certification
6 1 (2.22%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (24.44%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (15.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (13.33%) HP
2 4 (8.89%) SAP
3 3 (6.67%) Oracle
4 1 (2.22%) Microsoft