The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Testing
Rank 434 433 435
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Testing 1 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.004% 0.017% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.005% 0.018% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 4
Median daily rate £750 £725 £725
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £538 £875
% change year-on-year
- -38.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Head of Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21443 22185 23279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.77% 94.99% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 15237 15665 16113
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £617 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £376 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +6.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 268 350 441
Median hourly rate £17.10 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Head of Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Head of Testing Jobs Demand Trend in London

Head of Testing
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Head of Testing Daily Rate Trend in London

Head of Testing
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 25 September 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
City of London - 1 £750 -
Head of Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 London region featuring Head of Testing in the job title.

1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (54.55%) Test Strategy
2 5 (45.45%) QA
3 3 (27.27%) Release Management
3 3 (27.27%) Automated Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
3 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
3 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing
3 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Exploratory Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (18.18%) Java
4 2 (18.18%) BDD
4 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
4 2 (18.18%) Hadoop
4 2 (18.18%) Open Source
4 2 (18.18%) Test Management
5 1 (9.09%) Derivative
5 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (9.09%) OOP
5 1 (9.09%) OO
5 1 (9.09%) Python
5 1 (9.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (9.09%) Scrum
5 1 (9.09%) TDD
5 1 (9.09%) Retail
5 1 (9.09%) Finance

Head of Testing Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 (9.09%) Apache Spark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Hadoop
2 1 (9.09%) Big Data
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Legal
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) Derivative
1 1 (9.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (54.55%) Test Strategy
2 3 (27.27%) Agile Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Automated Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Release Management
2 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
3 2 (18.18%) BDD
3 2 (18.18%) Exploratory Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Open Source
3 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
3 2 (18.18%) Test Management
4 1 (9.09%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (9.09%) OO
4 1 (9.09%) OOP
4 1 (9.09%) Scrum
4 1 (9.09%) TDD
4 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) C#
2 1 (9.09%) C++
2 1 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
1 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (45.45%) QA