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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Testing
Rank 551 538 518
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Testing 6 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.013% 0.002% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.002% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 3
Average daily rate
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£613 £551 £750
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.26% -26.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £551 £610
10% offered a daily rate of more than £860 £551 £770
UK excluding London average daily rate £850 £551 -
% change year-on-year
+54.40% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Head of Testing
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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
42131 41322 38316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.43% 92.67% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 26842 25081 22205
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1651 1833 2326
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -6.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.09 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - 4 £613 - 2
East of England - 2 £850 - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
South East - - - - 1
Head of Testing
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Head of Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 24 (68.57%) Test Management
2 21 (60.00%) QA
3 17 (48.57%) Performance Testing
3 17 (48.57%) Cucumber
3 17 (48.57%) Jenkins
4 11 (31.43%) Data Protection
4 11 (31.43%) Law
5 7 (20.00%) Validation
5 7 (20.00%) Test Strategy
6 4 (11.43%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (11.43%) Manual Testing
6 4 (11.43%) Finance
6 4 (11.43%) Risk Management
6 4 (11.43%) Security Testing
6 4 (11.43%) Automated Testing
7 3 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (5.71%) Banking
8 2 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
8 2 (5.71%) Functional Testing
9 1 (2.86%) Business Transformation
9 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (2.86%) TestLink
9 1 (2.86%) Geb
9 1 (2.86%) Metasploit
9 1 (2.86%) WebDriver
9 1 (2.86%) Mocha
9 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
9 1 (2.86%) Programme Management
9 1 (2.86%) JMeter

Head of Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Development Applications
1 17 (48.57%) Cucumber
1 17 (48.57%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.86%) TestLink
2 1 (2.86%) Geb
2 1 (2.86%) Metasploit
2 1 (2.86%) WebDriver
2 1 (2.86%) Mocha
2 1 (2.86%) JMeter
2 1 (2.86%) JUnit
2 1 (2.86%) TestDirector
2 1 (2.86%) Selenium
General
1 11 (31.43%) Law
2 4 (11.43%) Finance
3 2 (5.71%) Banking
4 1 (2.86%) Electronics
4 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.86%) Retail
4 1 (2.86%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.86%) Marketing
4 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.86%) DTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (68.57%) Test Management
2 17 (48.57%) Performance Testing
3 11 (31.43%) Data Protection
4 7 (20.00%) Validation
4 7 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 4 (11.43%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (11.43%) Manual Testing
5 4 (11.43%) Risk Management
5 4 (11.43%) Security Testing
5 4 (11.43%) Automated Testing
6 3 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (5.71%) Functional Testing
8 1 (2.86%) Business Transformation
8 1 (2.86%) Programme Management
8 1 (2.86%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (2.86%) Supplier Management
8 1 (2.86%) Software Testing
8 1 (2.86%) Resource Management
8 1 (2.86%) Digital Marketing
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (60.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1 (2.86%) SAP
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