The table below looks at the statistics for the Head of Testing role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Testing
Rank 568 - 534
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Testing 8 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% - 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% - 0.007%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 2
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£656 - £763
90% offered a daily rate of more than £606 - £753
10% offered a daily rate of more than £850 - £773
UK excluding London average daily rate £800 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48490 46430 41591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.38% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 29830 27397 23746
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1842 1977 2253
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

Head of Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Head of Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Head of Testing
Daily Rate Trend

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

Head of Testing Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Head of Testing
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Head of Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Head of Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Head of Testing
Top 22 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 27 February 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
England - 8 £656 - 3
London - 5 £613 - 3
Essex - 3 £800 -
East of England - 3 £800 -
City of London - 1 - - 2
South East - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Kent - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Luton - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Dover - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Leeds - - - -

Head of Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 20 (74.07%) Test Management
2 16 (59.26%) Performance Testing
2 16 (59.26%) Cucumber
2 16 (59.26%) Jenkins
3 12 (44.44%) QA
4 11 (40.74%) Law
4 11 (40.74%) Data Protection
5 6 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 6 (22.22%) Finance
6 4 (14.81%) Automated Testing
6 4 (14.81%) Security Testing
6 4 (14.81%) Manual Testing
6 4 (14.81%) Risk Management
6 4 (14.81%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (11.11%) Banking
8 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (7.41%) Validation
9 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (3.70%) Programme Management
9 1 (3.70%) Electronics
9 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
9 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
9 1 (3.70%) SAP
9 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (3.70%) ISEB
9 1 (3.70%) TestDirector
9 1 (3.70%) DTV
9 1 (3.70%) Regression Testing
9 1 (3.70%) Retail
9 1 (3.70%) ISEB Practitioner

Head of Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (3.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Development Applications
1 16 (59.26%) Cucumber
1 16 (59.26%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.70%) TestDirector
General
1 11 (40.74%) Law
2 6 (22.22%) Finance
3 3 (11.11%) Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Retail
4 1 (3.70%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Marketing
4 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.70%) Electronics
4 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) DTV
1 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (74.07%) Test Management
2 16 (59.26%) Performance Testing
3 11 (40.74%) Data Protection
4 6 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 4 (14.81%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (14.81%) Manual Testing
5 4 (14.81%) Security Testing
5 4 (14.81%) Risk Management
5 4 (14.81%) Automated Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Validation
6 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.70%) Programme Management
7 1 (3.70%) Supplier Management
7 1 (3.70%) Resource Management
7 1 (3.70%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (3.70%) Integration Testing
7 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (3.70%) Regression Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) ISEB
1 1 (3.70%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (44.44%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (3.70%) SAP