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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Testing
Rank 637 644 623
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Testing 7 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.019% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.020% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 7
Median daily rate £750 £604 £850
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.22% -28.97%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £604 £875
% change year-on-year
- -31.00%
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
51209 54594 53300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.95% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 33381 34715 32174
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1644 2049 2080
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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
Top 5 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 29 August 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
England +2 7 £750 +24.22% 1
London -13 5 £750 +22.44% 1
Bromley - 3 - -
South East +11 2 - -
City of London - 1 £750 - 1

Head of Testing Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 featuring Head of Testing in the job title.

1 8 (47.06%) Test Strategy
2 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (35.29%) QA
4 5 (29.41%) Automated Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Release Management
5 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
6 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
6 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
6 3 (17.65%) Agile Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Finance
6 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
6 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
7 2 (11.76%) Test Management
7 2 (11.76%) Banking
7 2 (11.76%) Java
7 2 (11.76%) Exploratory Testing
7 2 (11.76%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Hadoop
7 2 (11.76%) Open Source
7 2 (11.76%) BDD
8 1 (5.88%) Portfolio Management
8 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (5.88%) User Stories
8 1 (5.88%) DevOps
8 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (5.88%) User Experience
8 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) Apache Spark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Hadoop
2 1 (5.88%) Big Data
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Law
3 1 (5.88%) Legal
3 1 (5.88%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.88%) Derivative
1 1 (5.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Test Strategy
2 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (29.41%) Automated Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Release Management
4 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
5 3 (17.65%) Agile Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
6 2 (11.76%) BDD
6 2 (11.76%) Exploratory Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Open Source
6 2 (11.76%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Test Management
7 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (5.88%) DevOps
7 1 (5.88%) Portfolio Management
7 1 (5.88%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) C#
2 1 (5.88%) C++
2 1 (5.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
1 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) QA