The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Testing
Rank 864 829 876
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +47
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Testing 38 34 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.033% 0.032% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.034% 0.011%
Number of salaries quoted 27 24 11
Average salary £55,000 £80,000 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.25% +28.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £61,500 £52,500
10% offered a salary of more than £87,000 £95,500 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £65,500 £58,500
% change year-on-year
-16.03% +11.96%
Job Titles Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
108008 100411 112253
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.48% 94.72% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 88395 84589 96881
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,988 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Head of Testing
UK

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South East 0 10 £65,000 - 1
North West -2 9 £55,000 -16.03%
London -64 9 £81,250 +1.56% 2
South West - 5 £40,000 -
East of England - 2 £82,500 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £50,000 -
Head of Testing
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Head of Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 37 (62.71%) QA
2 22 (37.29%) Test Strategy
3 21 (35.59%) Finance
4 20 (33.90%) Automated Testing
4 20 (33.90%) Software Testing
4 20 (33.90%) ISEB
5 16 (27.12%) QuickTest Pro
5 16 (27.12%) LoadRunner
6 15 (25.42%) Selenium
6 15 (25.42%) Manual Testing
7 13 (22.03%) Automation Testing
8 12 (20.34%) QMS
8 12 (20.34%) QALoad
8 12 (20.34%) EasyMock
8 12 (20.34%) jMock
8 12 (20.34%) SilkPerformer
8 12 (20.34%) TestPartner
8 12 (20.34%) JUnit
9 9 (15.25%) ISTQB
9 9 (15.25%) Test Automation
9 9 (15.25%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (13.56%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (11.86%) Wealth Management
11 7 (11.86%) Project Management
11 7 (11.86%) Test Management
12 6 (10.17%) TestDirector
13 5 (8.47%) Retail
13 5 (8.47%) TDD
13 5 (8.47%) Performance Testing
13 5 (8.47%) Security Testing

Head of Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 (1.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (1.69%) TRIRIGA
1 1 (1.69%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.78%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 16 (27.12%) QuickTest Pro
1 16 (27.12%) LoadRunner
2 15 (25.42%) Selenium
3 12 (20.34%) QALoad
3 12 (20.34%) EasyMock
3 12 (20.34%) jMock
3 12 (20.34%) SilkPerformer
3 12 (20.34%) TestPartner
3 12 (20.34%) JUnit
4 6 (10.17%) TestDirector
5 2 (3.39%) WatiN
5 2 (3.39%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.69%) QADirector
General
1 21 (35.59%) Finance
2 5 (8.47%) Retail
3 4 (6.78%) Banking
3 4 (6.78%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.39%) Back Office
4 2 (3.39%) Games
4 2 (3.39%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.78%) Web Services
2 2 (3.39%) .NET
3 1 (1.69%) Classic ASP
3 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.69%) XML
3 1 (1.69%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.08%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (37.29%) Test Strategy
2 20 (33.90%) Automated Testing
2 20 (33.90%) Software Testing
3 15 (25.42%) Manual Testing
4 13 (22.03%) Automation Testing
5 12 (20.34%) QMS
6 9 (15.25%) Test Automation
6 9 (15.25%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (13.56%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (11.86%) Wealth Management
8 7 (11.86%) Project Management
8 7 (11.86%) Test Management
9 5 (8.47%) TDD
9 5 (8.47%) Performance Testing
9 5 (8.47%) Security Testing
10 4 (6.78%) Web Testing
10 4 (6.78%) Performance Management
10 4 (6.78%) Asset Management
10 4 (6.78%) IT Governance
10 4 (6.78%) Code Coverage
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.39%) VBScript
2 1 (1.69%) Java
2 1 (1.69%) PHP
2 1 (1.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (33.90%) ISEB
2 9 (15.25%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.39%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.39%) Degree
3 2 (3.39%) CISM
3 2 (3.39%) CISSP
4 1 (1.69%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (62.71%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (6.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (3.39%) Microsoft
1 2 (3.39%) HP
2 1 (1.69%) JD Edwards
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle
2 1 (1.69%) SAP
2 1 (1.69%) Capita
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