The median annual salary for a Test Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 29 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
England > West Midlands
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 211 197 183
Rank change year-on-year -14 -14  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 14 47 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.27% 0.76% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.79% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 12 29 32
West Midlands median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,777
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% -0.52%  
10th Percentile £45,000 £41,250 £31,625
90th Percentile £69,500 £65,200 £67,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.54% +4.76%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4960 5935 5589
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.71% 96.36% 96.80%
Number of salaries quoted 18244 19737 22014
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £66,250 £61,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.55%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 3 months to 29 June 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
Birmingham -2 11 £55,000 +7.31%
Warwickshire +10 3 £45,000 -7.21%
Test Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 West Midlands region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 20 (57.14%) Test Automation
1 20 (57.14%) Test Strategy
2 14 (40.00%) Selenium
3 13 (37.14%) Finance
4 12 (34.29%) HP UFT
5 11 (31.43%) Java
5 11 (31.43%) Test Management
6 9 (25.71%) System Testing
6 9 (25.71%) QA
7 8 (22.86%) Unit Testing
7 8 (22.86%) Integration Testing
7 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (22.86%) VBScript
7 8 (22.86%) Scala
7 8 (22.86%) SDLC
8 7 (20.00%) SQL
8 7 (20.00%) Software Testing
8 7 (20.00%) ISTQB
8 7 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (20.00%) Test Scripting
8 7 (20.00%) Matrix Management
9 6 (17.14%) Coaching
10 5 (14.29%) Line Management
10 5 (14.29%) Mentoring
10 5 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (14.29%) XML
10 5 (14.29%) Windows
10 5 (14.29%) HP
11 4 (11.43%) ISEB
11 4 (11.43%) Games

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 (8.57%) WebLogic
2 2 (5.71%) Confluence
3 1 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.86%) EPiServer
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.86%) SAP ERP
Development Applications
1 14 (40.00%) Selenium
2 12 (34.29%) HP UFT
3 3 (8.57%) Cucumber
3 3 (8.57%) eCATT
3 3 (8.57%) JIRA
3 3 (8.57%) LoadRunner
4 2 (5.71%) MSTest
4 2 (5.71%) TestComplete
5 1 (2.86%) SilkPerformer
5 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (37.14%) Finance
2 4 (11.43%) Games
3 2 (5.71%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) XML
2 2 (5.71%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.86%) .NET
3 1 (2.86%) CSS
3 1 (2.86%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Driving Licence
2 2 (5.71%) iPad
3 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) Windows
2 3 (8.57%) Unix
3 2 (5.71%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (57.14%) Test Automation
1 20 (57.14%) Test Strategy
2 11 (31.43%) Test Management
3 9 (25.71%) System Testing
4 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (22.86%) Integration Testing
4 8 (22.86%) SDLC
4 8 (22.86%) Unit Testing
5 7 (20.00%) Matrix Management
5 7 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 7 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 6 (17.14%) Coaching
7 5 (14.29%) Line Management
7 5 (14.29%) Mentoring
8 4 (11.43%) People Management
9 3 (8.57%) Performance Testing
9 3 (8.57%) Planning and Forecasting
9 3 (8.57%) PRINCE2
9 3 (8.57%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (31.43%) Java
2 8 (22.86%) Scala
2 8 (22.86%) VBScript
3 7 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (5.71%) VB
5 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (11.43%) ISEB
3 3 (8.57%) SAP Certification
4 2 (5.71%) Degree
4 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.86%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (2.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.86%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.86%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (25.71%) QA
2 2 (5.71%) PMO
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (14.29%) HP
2 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.57%) Oracle
3 3 (8.57%) SAP
4 1 (2.86%) Serena
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