The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the England region that had Head of Testing featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Testing
Rank 848 869 920
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +51
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Testing 32 62 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.036% 0.061% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.064% 0.029%
Number of salaries quoted 28 37 27
Median salary £80,000 £80,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +18.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £71,750 £71,000 £60,000
10% offered a salary of more than £92,250 £90,000 £83,000
UK excluding London median salary £80,000 £75,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
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
86621 97333 101655
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.30% 96.27% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 73029 81887 82956
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £69,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Head of Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region that featured Head of Testing in the job title.

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 27 September 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 27 September 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +42 15 £80,000 +77.77%
London +32 9 £72,500 -17.14% 1
North West -5 3 £88,750 +16.39%
South West -6 2 £67,500 - 1
West Midlands -18 2 £75,000 -9.09%
East Midlands - 1 £52,500 -
Head of Testing
UK

Head of Testing Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, Head of Testing job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region featuring Head of Testing in the job title.

1 50 (70.42%) Test Strategy
2 45 (63.38%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (47.89%) Waterfall
4 33 (46.48%) SDLC
5 32 (45.07%) Selenium
6 31 (43.66%) QA
6 31 (43.66%) Test Automation
7 28 (39.44%) Java
8 26 (36.62%) HP UFT
8 26 (36.62%) ISTQB
8 26 (36.62%) Test Planning
8 26 (36.62%) V-Model
9 25 (35.21%) HP Quality Center
9 25 (35.21%) Defect Management
10 24 (33.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 23 (32.39%) Testopia
11 23 (32.39%) Risk Analysis
11 23 (32.39%) Ranorex
11 23 (32.39%) Bugzilla
11 23 (32.39%) C#
11 23 (32.39%) RUP
12 14 (19.72%) Finance
13 11 (15.49%) Automation Testing
14 9 (12.68%) Release Management
14 9 (12.68%) Stakeholder Management
15 8 (11.27%) User Acceptance Testing
16 7 (9.86%) Cucumber
16 7 (9.86%) Regression Testing
17 6 (8.45%) Gherkin
17 6 (8.45%) People Management

Head of Testing Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 (1.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.41%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.41%) Data Mining
1 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 32 (45.07%) Selenium
2 26 (36.62%) HP UFT
3 23 (32.39%) Bugzilla
3 23 (32.39%) Ranorex
3 23 (32.39%) Testopia
4 7 (9.86%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.41%) CruiseControl
5 1 (1.41%) Hudson
5 1 (1.41%) JBehave
5 1 (1.41%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.41%) JMeter
5 1 (1.41%) NUnit
5 1 (1.41%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (1.41%) SilkTest
5 1 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.41%) TestNG
5 1 (1.41%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (19.72%) Finance
2 3 (4.23%) Banking
3 1 (1.41%) Back Office
3 1 (1.41%) Front Office
3 1 (1.41%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.41%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.45%) Gherkin
2 2 (2.82%) Ajax
2 2 (2.82%) HTML
2 2 (2.82%) jQuery
2 2 (2.82%) Web Services
3 1 (1.41%) CSS
3 1 (1.41%) Guava
3 1 (1.41%) Guice
3 1 (1.41%) RESTEasy
3 1 (1.41%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.63%) Fintech
2 3 (4.23%) Bitcoin
2 3 (4.23%) Blockchain
3 2 (2.82%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.41%) Cryptocurrency
4 1 (1.41%) Derivative
4 1 (1.41%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.41%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.82%) Linux
1 2 (2.82%) Windows
1 2 (2.82%) Windows 8
2 1 (1.41%) Unix
2 1 (1.41%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.41%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (70.42%) Test Strategy
2 45 (63.38%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (47.89%) Waterfall
4 33 (46.48%) SDLC
5 31 (43.66%) Test Automation
6 26 (36.62%) Test Planning
6 26 (36.62%) V-Model
7 25 (35.21%) Defect Management
8 23 (32.39%) Risk Analysis
8 23 (32.39%) RUP
9 11 (15.49%) Automation Testing
10 9 (12.68%) Release Management
10 9 (12.68%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (11.27%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (9.86%) Regression Testing
13 6 (8.45%) People Management
13 6 (8.45%) Performance Testing
13 6 (8.45%) Test Management
14 4 (5.63%) Line Management
14 4 (5.63%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (39.44%) Java
2 23 (32.39%) C#
3 2 (2.82%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.41%) Python
4 1 (1.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (36.62%) ISTQB
2 24 (33.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 4 (5.63%) ISEB
4 2 (2.82%) CEH
4 2 (2.82%) CISM
4 2 (2.82%) CISSP
4 2 (2.82%) CREST Certified
4 2 (2.82%) Degree
4 2 (2.82%) GIAC
4 2 (2.82%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (2.82%) OSCP
4 2 (2.82%) Tigerscheme
5 1 (1.41%) CHECK Team Leader
5 1 (1.41%) CHECK Team Member
5 1 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (43.66%) QA
Systems Management
1 25 (35.21%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.82%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 2 (2.82%) Citrix
1 2 (2.82%) HP
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle
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