The median annual salary for a Test Manager was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Manager
England / West Midlands
Rank 185 171 185
Rank change year-on-year -14 +14  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 21 72 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.45% 1.17% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 1.22% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 16 36 17
Median salary £47,500 £56,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.55% +40.62%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,750 £46,250 £34,750
10% offered a salary of more than £59,250 £67,500 £55,500
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00%  

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 4522 5924 4891
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.85% 96.37% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 3730 4820 4179
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 26 March 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 26 March 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 -7 14 £42,500 -7.10% 2
Shropshire +3 3 £50,000 -9.09%
Wolverhampton - 2 - -
Coventry +8 1 £45,000 -17.80%
Solihull - 1 £50,000 - 1
Test Manager
England

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 27 (56.25%) Test Strategy
2 24 (50.00%) Test Management
3 19 (39.58%) ISEB
4 18 (37.50%) SQL
5 17 (35.42%) QA
6 16 (33.33%) Selenium
6 16 (33.33%) Finance
7 15 (31.25%) ISTQB
8 14 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (27.08%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (27.08%) Java
9 13 (27.08%) SDLC
10 11 (22.92%) Windows
10 11 (22.92%) Automated Testing
11 10 (20.83%) XML
11 10 (20.83%) Oracle
11 10 (20.83%) Line Management
12 9 (18.75%) Unix
12 9 (18.75%) HP UFT
13 8 (16.67%) Microsoft
13 8 (16.67%) WebLogic
13 8 (16.67%) Test Scripting
13 8 (16.67%) Coaching
14 7 (14.58%) ISEB Practitioner
14 7 (14.58%) Software Testing
15 6 (12.50%) Games
15 6 (12.50%) MS Project
15 6 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
15 6 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
15 6 (12.50%) Integration Testing

Test Manager Skill Set
Top Related 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 8 (16.67%) WebLogic
2 2 (4.17%) Confluence
3 1 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.08%) EPiServer
Applications
1 6 (12.50%) MS Project
2 2 (4.17%) MS Office
3 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) Oracle OWB
2 2 (4.17%) RDBMS
2 2 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (33.33%) Selenium
2 9 (18.75%) HP UFT
3 5 (10.42%) Cucumber
3 5 (10.42%) JIRA
4 2 (4.17%) MSTest
4 2 (4.17%) SilkPerformer
4 2 (4.17%) SpecFlow
4 2 (4.17%) TestComplete
4 2 (4.17%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (33.33%) Finance
2 6 (12.50%) Games
3 2 (4.17%) Automotive
4 1 (2.08%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.83%) XML
2 4 (8.33%) CSS
2 4 (8.33%) HTML
3 3 (6.25%) .NET
4 2 (4.17%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (4.17%) Driving Licence
1 2 (4.17%) iPad
1 2 (4.17%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.92%) Windows
2 9 (18.75%) Unix
3 2 (4.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (56.25%) Test Strategy
2 24 (50.00%) Test Management
3 14 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (27.08%) SDLC
4 13 (27.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (22.92%) Automated Testing
6 10 (20.83%) Line Management
7 8 (16.67%) Coaching
7 8 (16.67%) Test Scripting
8 7 (14.58%) Software Testing
9 6 (12.50%) Integration Testing
9 6 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
9 6 (12.50%) Test Automation
9 6 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (10.42%) Manual Testing
10 5 (10.42%) People Management
10 5 (10.42%) System Testing
11 4 (8.33%) Matrix Management
11 4 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
11 4 (8.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (37.50%) SQL
2 13 (27.08%) Java
3 4 (8.33%) Scala
3 4 (8.33%) VBScript
4 2 (4.17%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (39.58%) ISEB
2 15 (31.25%) ISTQB
3 7 (14.58%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.08%) Degree
5 1 (2.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (35.42%) QA
2 3 (6.25%) PMO
Vendors
1 10 (20.83%) Oracle
2 8 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.33%) webMethods
4 2 (4.17%) PayPal
4 2 (4.17%) Serena
5 1 (2.08%) HP
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