The table below looks at the statistics for the Head of Testing role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Head of Testing in their job title over the 3 months to 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Testing
Rank 564 574 536
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -38
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Testing 21 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.041% 0.004% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.004% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 0 1
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£725 - £800
UK excluding London average daily rate £633 - £800
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47724 45773 43200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.49% 92.58% 92.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 30889 28241 25946
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1778 1846 1974
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Head of Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Head of Testing in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Head of Testing Jobs Demand Trend in England

Head of Testing
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Head of Testing across the England region.

Head of Testing Daily Rate Trend in England

Head of Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Head of Testing across the England region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015.

Head of Testing Daily Rate Histogram in England

Head of Testing
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -2 14 £750 - 1
South East - 4 £633 - 1
North West - 2 £538 - 2
Yorkshire - 1 £800 - 1
Head of Testing
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Head of Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Head of Testing in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Head of Testing in their job title.

1 9 (39.13%) Test Management
2 8 (34.78%) QA
3 7 (30.43%) Finance
3 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (21.74%) ISEB
4 5 (21.74%) Performance Testing
4 5 (21.74%) Cucumber
5 4 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Validation
5 4 (17.39%) Scrum
6 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2
6 3 (13.04%) TDD
6 3 (13.04%) Retail
6 3 (13.04%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
6 3 (13.04%) Test Strategy
6 3 (13.04%) Integration Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Selenium
6 3 (13.04%) Software Testing
7 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
7 2 (8.70%) German Language
7 2 (8.70%) System Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Business Transformation
7 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
7 2 (8.70%) Automation Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Test Automation
7 2 (8.70%) Zachman Framework
7 2 (8.70%) TOGAF
7 2 (8.70%) SAP XI
7 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2 Certification

Head of Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Head of Testing in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Head of Testing in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Cucumber
2 3 (13.04%) Selenium
3 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (30.43%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Retail
3 2 (8.70%) German Language
3 2 (8.70%) Automotive
4 1 (4.35%) Law
4 1 (4.35%) Legal
4 1 (4.35%) Games
4 1 (4.35%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) .NET
1 2 (8.70%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Test Management
2 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (21.74%) Performance Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Validation
4 4 (17.39%) Scrum
4 4 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (13.04%) TDD
5 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2
5 3 (13.04%) Integration Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Software Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
5 3 (13.04%) Test Strategy
6 2 (8.70%) Business Transformation
6 2 (8.70%) Automation Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Test Automation
6 2 (8.70%) System Testing
6 2 (8.70%) DSDM
6 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
6 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (8.70%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) ISEB
2 3 (13.04%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
3 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (4.35%) Degree
4 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (34.78%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle
1 2 (8.70%) SAP
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft