The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Head of Testing featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Head of Testing
UK
Rank - 634 615
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Testing 0 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.004% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.004% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 6
Median daily rate - £488 £656
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -25.71%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £488 £800
% change year-on-year
- -39.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
43101 48634 49624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 95.01% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 28143 31310 30515
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1546 1624 1914
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.48 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-5.27% +9.64%

Head of Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 Skill Set
Top 5 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 featuring Head of Testing in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (50.00%) Derivative

Head of Testing Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Derivative
1 1 (50.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy