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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Testing
Rank 806 859 820
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -39
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Testing 74 40 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.073% 0.037% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.077% 0.039% 0.033%
Number of salaries quoted 36 37 27
Average salary £77,500 £81,000 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.32% +15.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £50,000 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £107,000 £95,000
UK excluding London average salary £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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
96144 102851 95666
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.32% 94.45% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 80483 84653 79968
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 £26,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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
London +28 24 £80,000 -7.24% 1
North West - 17 £75,000 - 2
Yorkshire +3 16 - - 1
South East +27 9 £85,000 -5.55% 1
South West -9 5 - - 2
East of England +1 2 £70,500 -32.85%
East Midlands - 1 - -
Head of Testing
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Head of Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 49 (53.26%) QA
2 42 (45.65%) Finance
3 30 (32.61%) Test Strategy
4 27 (29.35%) Banking
4 27 (29.35%) Retail
5 26 (28.26%) Matrix Management
6 25 (27.17%) CISA
6 25 (27.17%) CISM
6 25 (27.17%) ACCA
7 18 (19.57%) Validation
7 18 (19.57%) Line Management
8 17 (18.48%) Test Management
9 16 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (17.39%) Selenium
10 12 (13.04%) Software Testing
10 12 (13.04%) ITIL
10 12 (13.04%) Test Planning
11 11 (11.96%) SDLC
11 11 (11.96%) Performance Testing
11 11 (11.96%) Service Management
11 11 (11.96%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (10.87%) Migration
12 10 (10.87%) Test Scripting
13 9 (9.78%) E-Commerce
14 8 (8.70%) Project Management
14 8 (8.70%) NUnit
14 8 (8.70%) Manual Testing
15 7 (7.61%) WebDriver
16 6 (6.52%) CppUnit
16 6 (6.52%) Capita

Head of Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.09%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.26%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.09%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 16 (17.39%) Selenium
2 8 (8.70%) NUnit
3 7 (7.61%) WebDriver
4 6 (6.52%) CppUnit
4 6 (6.52%) SpecFlow
5 4 (4.35%) MSTest
5 4 (4.35%) PHPUnit
5 4 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (3.26%) LoadRunner
7 2 (2.17%) JUnit
7 2 (2.17%) JIRA
7 2 (2.17%) FitNesse
8 1 (1.09%) HP UFT
8 1 (1.09%) JMeter
8 1 (1.09%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.09%) NeoLoad
8 1 (1.09%) TeamCity
General
1 42 (45.65%) Finance
2 27 (29.35%) Banking
2 27 (29.35%) Retail
3 6 (6.52%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.35%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.17%) Publishing
5 2 (2.17%) Marketing
5 2 (2.17%) Electronics
6 1 (1.09%) Legal
6 1 (1.09%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.26%) SOAP
2 2 (2.17%) REST
2 2 (2.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.17%) E-Learning
1 2 (2.17%) Learning Management System
1 2 (2.17%) iPad
1 2 (2.17%) DTV
2 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (1.09%) New Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (32.61%) Test Strategy
2 26 (28.26%) Matrix Management
3 18 (19.57%) Validation
3 18 (19.57%) Line Management
4 17 (18.48%) Test Management
5 16 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (13.04%) ITIL
6 12 (13.04%) Software Testing
6 12 (13.04%) Test Planning
7 11 (11.96%) SDLC
7 11 (11.96%) Performance Testing
7 11 (11.96%) Service Management
7 11 (11.96%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (10.87%) Migration
8 10 (10.87%) Test Scripting
9 9 (9.78%) E-Commerce
10 8 (8.70%) Project Management
10 8 (8.70%) Manual Testing
11 6 (6.52%) Automated Testing
12 5 (5.43%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.43%) C#
2 4 (4.35%) C++
Qualifications
1 25 (27.17%) ACCA
1 25 (27.17%) CISA
1 25 (27.17%) CISM
2 6 (6.52%) ISEB
3 4 (4.35%) ISTQB
4 3 (3.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (2.17%) Degree
5 2 (2.17%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.17%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.09%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (53.26%) QA
2 5 (5.43%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (2.17%) SCCM
1 2 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (6.52%) Microsoft
1 6 (6.52%) Capita
2 2 (2.17%) Google
2 2 (2.17%) HP
2 2 (2.17%) SAP
3 1 (1.09%) Atlassian
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