The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Head of Testing featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Testing
Rank 596 602 590
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Testing 10 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.020% 0.022% 0.006%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.023% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 1
Median daily rate £538 £738 £750
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.11% -1.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £725 £725
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Head of Testing
UK

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
46756 47408 46705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.92% 94.70% 94.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 30937 29879 29302
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1327 1880 1986
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.87 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.72% -0.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

Head of Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Head of Testing in the job title.

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 30 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +2 9 £538 -28.33% 2
South East -10 1 - - 1
Head of Testing
UK

Head of Testing Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, Head of Testing contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Head of Testing in the job title.

1 6 (50.00%) QA
2 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Test Strategy
3 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 4 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Test Management
5 2 (16.67%) Hadoop
5 2 (16.67%) Open Source
5 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
5 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
5 2 (16.67%) Java
5 2 (16.67%) BDD
6 1 (8.33%) Portfolio Management
6 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (8.33%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (8.33%) Big Data
6 1 (8.33%) User Stories
6 1 (8.33%) DevOps
6 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (8.33%) User Experience
6 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (8.33%) Apache Spark
6 1 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (8.33%) Oracle
6 1 (8.33%) OOP
6 1 (8.33%) OO
6 1 (8.33%) Python

Head of Testing Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 1 (8.33%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Retail
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Hadoop
2 1 (8.33%) Big Data
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Law
1 1 (8.33%) Legal
1 1 (8.33%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (41.67%) Test Strategy
2 4 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 2 (16.67%) BDD
4 2 (16.67%) Open Source
4 2 (16.67%) Test Management
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (8.33%) OO
5 1 (8.33%) OOP
5 1 (8.33%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Release Management
5 1 (8.33%) Resource Management
5 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
5 1 (8.33%) Scrum
5 1 (8.33%) TDD
5 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) C++
2 1 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle