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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Testing
Rank 861 905 880
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Testing 41 18 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.044% 0.018% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.046% 0.019% 0.027%
Number of salaries quoted 37 13 18
Average salary £68,503 £53,458 £63,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.14% -16.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £45,000 £46,250
10% offered a salary of more than £92,500 £83,000 £88,250
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+9.52% -4.54%
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
89882 94415 94645
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.13% 96.49% 96.31%
Number of salaries quoted 76200 78954 76880
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 13 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
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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 +31 14 £90,000 +7.46% 3
North West - 11 £50,000 - 2
South East +5 7 £92,500 +105.55% 1
Yorkshire +14 5 £55,000 +2.32%
South West - 3 £51,500 -
East of England +3 1 £95,000 +26.66%
Head of Testing
UK

Head of Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 58 (79.45%) QA
2 48 (65.75%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (61.64%) Test Strategy
4 21 (28.77%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (26.03%) SCCM
5 19 (26.03%) Finance
6 17 (23.29%) Automated Testing
6 17 (23.29%) SaaS
7 16 (21.92%) Waterfall
7 16 (21.92%) Selenium
7 16 (21.92%) ITIL
7 16 (21.92%) QA Automation
8 14 (19.18%) Scrum
8 14 (19.18%) Manual Testing
8 14 (19.18%) WebDriver
9 12 (16.44%) SpecFlow
9 12 (16.44%) Manufacturing
10 11 (15.07%) Degree
10 11 (15.07%) ISTQB
10 11 (15.07%) Test Management
11 10 (13.70%) ISEB
12 9 (12.33%) Software Testing
12 9 (12.33%) Automation Testing
13 8 (10.96%) Mentoring
13 8 (10.96%) Computer Science
13 8 (10.96%) SOAP
14 7 (9.59%) E-Commerce
14 7 (9.59%) Test Automation
14 7 (9.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 6 (8.22%) CREST Certified

Head of Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (1.37%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 17 (23.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.48%) HTTP
1 4 (5.48%) INAP
1 4 (5.48%) M3UA
1 4 (5.48%) RANAP
1 4 (5.48%) SCCP
1 4 (5.48%) SCTP
1 4 (5.48%) SIGTRAN
1 4 (5.48%) SMPP
1 4 (5.48%) TCAP
1 4 (5.48%) VoIP
2 1 (1.37%) 2G
2 1 (1.37%) 3G
2 1 (1.37%) 4G
2 1 (1.37%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.37%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 16 (21.92%) Selenium
2 14 (19.18%) WebDriver
3 12 (16.44%) SpecFlow
4 3 (4.11%) JIRA
4 3 (4.11%) TestDirector
5 1 (1.37%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.37%) FitNesse
5 1 (1.37%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.37%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.37%) JMeter
5 1 (1.37%) JUnit
5 1 (1.37%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.37%) NUnit
General
1 19 (26.03%) Finance
2 12 (16.44%) Manufacturing
3 5 (6.85%) Banking
3 5 (6.85%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.74%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.74%) Legal
4 2 (2.74%) Private Banking
5 1 (1.37%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.96%) SOAP
2 1 (1.37%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.96%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.74%) Fintech
2 2 (2.74%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.74%) NHS
3 1 (1.37%) Neural Network
3 1 (1.37%) PKI
3 1 (1.37%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.37%) Android
1 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
1 1 (1.37%) Linux
1 1 (1.37%) Mac OS X
1 1 (1.37%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (65.75%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (61.64%) Test Strategy
3 21 (28.77%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (23.29%) Automated Testing
5 16 (21.92%) ITIL
5 16 (21.92%) QA Automation
5 16 (21.92%) Waterfall
6 14 (19.18%) Manual Testing
6 14 (19.18%) Scrum
7 11 (15.07%) Test Management
8 9 (12.33%) Automation Testing
8 9 (12.33%) Software Testing
9 8 (10.96%) Mentoring
10 7 (9.59%) E-Commerce
10 7 (9.59%) Test Automation
11 6 (8.22%) Business Continuity
11 6 (8.22%) Data Protection
11 6 (8.22%) Information Security
11 6 (8.22%) Resource Management
11 6 (8.22%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.11%) C#
1 3 (4.11%) Java
2 2 (2.74%) C++
2 2 (2.74%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (15.07%) Degree
1 11 (15.07%) ISTQB
2 10 (13.70%) ISEB
3 7 (9.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 6 (8.22%) CREST Certified
5 2 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (2.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.37%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.37%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (79.45%) QA
Systems Management
1 19 (26.03%) SCCM
2 2 (2.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (1.37%) Agilent
1 1 (1.37%) HP
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Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £85k to £100k + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
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Posted: 17 days ago
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