The table below looks at the statistics for the Head of Testing role in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Head of Testing in their job title over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Testing
Rank 869 859 839
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Testing 14 37 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.014% 0.033% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.035% 0.032%
Number of salaries quoted 10 25 23
Average salary £82,500 £65,000 £80,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.92% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £46,750 £44,000 £61,000
10% offered a salary of more than £94,250 £89,000 £97,000
UK excluding London average salary £82,500 £55,000 £65,500
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -16.03%
Head of Testing
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent 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 permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
97732 105813 99744
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.70% 94.58% 94.78%
Number of salaries quoted 80689 86627 83952
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,988
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Head of Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Head of Testing Jobs Demand Trend in England

Head of Testing
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Head of Testing across the England region.

Head of Testing Salary Trend in England

Head of Testing
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Head of Testing across the England region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Head of Testing Salary Histogram in England

Head of Testing
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 24 April 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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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +13 8 £82,500 +26.92%
London +23 4 £75,000 -11.76% 4
Yorkshire +2 2 £52,500 -
Head of Testing
UK

Head of Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the England region 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 IT job ads sampled with Head of Testing in their job title.

1 18 (50.00%) QA
2 11 (30.56%) Finance
3 9 (25.00%) ISEB
3 9 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 8 (22.22%) Automated Testing
5 7 (19.44%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (19.44%) Line Management
6 6 (16.67%) Test Management
6 6 (16.67%) Manual Testing
6 6 (16.67%) Degree
7 5 (13.89%) E-Learning
7 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (13.89%) Project Management
7 5 (13.89%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (13.89%) Performance Testing
8 4 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (11.11%) People Management
8 4 (11.11%) Service Management
8 4 (11.11%) Change Management
8 4 (11.11%) ITSM
8 4 (11.11%) Back Office
8 4 (11.11%) ITIL
8 4 (11.11%) Retail
8 4 (11.11%) Telecoms
8 4 (11.11%) Selenium
8 4 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (11.11%) ISTQB
9 3 (8.33%) Scrum
9 3 (8.33%) Programme Management
9 3 (8.33%) Content Management

Head of Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the England region 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 IT job ads sampled with Head of Testing in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Selenium
2 2 (5.56%) JIRA
3 1 (2.78%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (2.78%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.78%) JMeter
3 1 (2.78%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.78%) PHPUnit
3 1 (2.78%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.78%) NeoLoad
General
1 11 (30.56%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Back Office
2 4 (11.11%) Retail
2 4 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.56%) Marketing
3 2 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.56%) Electronics
3 2 (5.56%) Law
4 1 (2.78%) Legal
4 1 (2.78%) Games
4 1 (2.78%) Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) E-Learning
2 3 (8.33%) Learning Management System
2 3 (8.33%) Open Source
3 2 (5.56%) DTV
3 2 (5.56%) New Media
4 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.78%) iPad
4 1 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 8 (22.22%) Automated Testing
3 7 (19.44%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (19.44%) Line Management
4 6 (16.67%) Test Management
4 6 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 5 (13.89%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (13.89%) Performance Testing
5 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (13.89%) Project Management
6 4 (11.11%) Service Management
6 4 (11.11%) Change Management
6 4 (11.11%) ITIL
6 4 (11.11%) ITSM
6 4 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (11.11%) People Management
7 3 (8.33%) Mentoring
7 3 (8.33%) OWASP
7 3 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.78%) C#
1 1 (2.78%) C++
1 1 (2.78%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (25.00%) ISEB
2 6 (16.67%) Degree
3 4 (11.11%) ISTQB
4 2 (5.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.78%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (50.00%) QA
2 3 (8.33%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.78%) FATCA
3 1 (2.78%) EMIR
3 1 (2.78%) Dodd-Frank
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (5.56%) HP
1 2 (5.56%) SAP
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.78%) Google
2 1 (2.78%) Atlassian
2 1 (2.78%) WorldPay
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Pension & package
Posted: 6 days ago
London
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Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Central London
POD point Ltd
Salary: £35,000-45,000 (depending on experience)
Posted: 26 days ago