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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Testing
Rank 826 862 834
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Testing 54 43 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.053% 0.039% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.041% 0.024%
Number of salaries quoted 29 33 21
Average salary £80,000 £85,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +47.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,120 £51,000 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £95,500 £109,000 £87,500
UK excluding London average salary £75,000 £71,250 £57,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +23.91%
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
96432 103854 97223
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.46% 94.47% 94.53%
Number of salaries quoted 80542 85900 81828
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 £26,500
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 7 July 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 7 July 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 +36 20 £80,000 -7.24% 3
South East +27 10 £85,000 - 1
Yorkshire +15 10 - - 2
North West +21 9 £75,000 +36.36% 3
South West -9 3 - - 1
East of England +1 1 £70,500 -32.85% 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
Head of Testing
UK

Head of Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 37 (52.11%) QA
2 31 (43.66%) Finance
3 21 (29.58%) Test Strategy
4 18 (25.35%) Banking
4 18 (25.35%) Retail
5 16 (22.54%) Matrix Management
6 15 (21.13%) Test Management
6 15 (21.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (21.13%) ACCA
6 15 (21.13%) CISA
6 15 (21.13%) CISM
7 14 (19.72%) Line Management
8 12 (16.90%) SDLC
8 12 (16.90%) Selenium
9 11 (15.49%) Validation
9 11 (15.49%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (12.68%) Performance Testing
11 8 (11.27%) Software Testing
12 7 (9.86%) Test Planning
12 7 (9.86%) Service Management
12 7 (9.86%) Project Management
12 7 (9.86%) E-Commerce
12 7 (9.86%) Telecoms
13 6 (8.45%) Migration
13 6 (8.45%) Microsoft
13 6 (8.45%) C#
13 6 (8.45%) ITIL
13 6 (8.45%) ISEB
13 6 (8.45%) Non-Functional Testing
13 6 (8.45%) Test Scripting

Head of Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 (1.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.41%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.41%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 12 (16.90%) Selenium
2 5 (7.04%) WebDriver
3 4 (5.63%) MSTest
3 4 (5.63%) PHPUnit
3 4 (5.63%) SpecFlow
3 4 (5.63%) CppUnit
3 4 (5.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (5.63%) NUnit
4 3 (4.23%) LoadRunner
5 2 (2.82%) JIRA
6 1 (1.41%) JMeter
6 1 (1.41%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.41%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.41%) NeoLoad
6 1 (1.41%) Cucumber
General
1 31 (43.66%) Finance
2 18 (25.35%) Banking
2 18 (25.35%) Retail
3 7 (9.86%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.82%) Electronics
4 2 (2.82%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.82%) Marketing
5 1 (1.41%) Publishing
5 1 (1.41%) Games
5 1 (1.41%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.41%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.82%) .NET
2 1 (1.41%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.82%) DTV
1 2 (2.82%) iPad
1 2 (2.82%) New Media
2 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.41%) E-Learning
2 1 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (29.58%) Test Strategy
2 16 (22.54%) Matrix Management
3 15 (21.13%) Stakeholder Management
3 15 (21.13%) Test Management
4 14 (19.72%) Line Management
5 12 (16.90%) SDLC
6 11 (15.49%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (15.49%) Validation
7 9 (12.68%) Performance Testing
8 8 (11.27%) Software Testing
9 7 (9.86%) E-Commerce
9 7 (9.86%) Project Management
9 7 (9.86%) Service Management
9 7 (9.86%) Test Planning
10 6 (8.45%) Test Scripting
10 6 (8.45%) Non-Functional Testing
10 6 (8.45%) Migration
10 6 (8.45%) ITIL
11 5 (7.04%) Penetration Testing
11 5 (7.04%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.45%) C#
2 5 (7.04%) C++
3 1 (1.41%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (21.13%) ACCA
1 15 (21.13%) CISA
1 15 (21.13%) CISM
2 6 (8.45%) ISEB
3 5 (7.04%) ISTQB
4 3 (4.23%) Degree
4 3 (4.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.41%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (52.11%) QA
2 5 (7.04%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.41%) FATCA
3 1 (1.41%) EMIR
3 1 (1.41%) Dodd-Frank
Systems Management
1 2 (2.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (8.45%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.63%) Capita
3 2 (2.82%) Google
3 2 (2.82%) HP
3 2 (2.82%) SAP
4 1 (1.41%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.41%) WorldPay
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £77000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £55000.00 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
IFDS
Salary: Competitve
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Ferrari Healy
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 19 days ago
Leeds
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 19 days ago
Halifax, Yorkshire
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 19 days ago
Bristol
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 19 days ago
Winchester
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £69300 - £111800 per annum + Exc.Bens.
Posted: 21 days ago