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 21 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Head of Testing
UK / England
Rank 804 871 891
Rank change year-on-year
+67 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Testing 23 44 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.030% 0.047% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.049% 0.024%
Number of salaries quoted 11 40 19
Median salary £80,000 £77,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.22% +40.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £49,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £110,000 £92,500 £87,000
UK excluding London median salary £72,500 £57,500 £53,458
% change year-on-year
+26.08% +7.56%

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
75025 89999 94835
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.45% 96.53% 96.70%
Number of salaries quoted 62757 76295 79421
Median salary £47,500 £45,790 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.73% +1.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017. 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 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 +71 12 £65,000 -29.72% 1
East of England +19 4 £110,000 +15.78%
London +48 3 £110,000 +22.22% 1
South West +24 3 £43,000 -16.50% 1
North West -19 1 £90,000 +80.00% 1
Head of Testing
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 35 (68.63%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (60.78%) QA
3 28 (54.90%) Waterfall
3 28 (54.90%) SDLC
4 18 (35.29%) Selenium
5 17 (33.33%) HP UFT
5 17 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 15 (29.41%) Test Strategy
6 15 (29.41%) Software Testing
7 13 (25.49%) Non-Functional Testing
8 12 (23.53%) BDD
8 12 (23.53%) Release Management
9 11 (21.57%) ISTQB
10 10 (19.61%) TDD
10 10 (19.61%) Test Planning
10 10 (19.61%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (17.65%) Finance
12 8 (15.69%) HP
12 8 (15.69%) C#
12 8 (15.69%) Java
12 8 (15.69%) Windows
12 8 (15.69%) Manual Testing
12 8 (15.69%) Apple iOS
12 8 (15.69%) HP Quality Center
12 8 (15.69%) Android
12 8 (15.69%) V-Model
12 8 (15.69%) Defect Management
12 8 (15.69%) Software Delivery
13 7 (13.73%) Zephyr
13 7 (13.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification

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:

Applications
1 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 18 (35.29%) Selenium
2 17 (33.33%) HP UFT
3 7 (13.73%) Bugzilla
3 7 (13.73%) JIRA
3 7 (13.73%) Ranorex
3 7 (13.73%) Testopia
3 7 (13.73%) Zephyr
4 2 (3.92%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.96%) CruiseControl
5 1 (1.96%) Hudson
5 1 (1.96%) JBehave
5 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (17.65%) Finance
2 7 (13.73%) Publishing
3 2 (3.92%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.96%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.84%) .NET
2 1 (1.96%) Gherkin
2 1 (1.96%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.73%) Virtual Team
2 6 (11.76%) Management Information System
3 4 (7.84%) Mainframe
4 3 (5.88%) Bitcoin
4 3 (5.88%) Blockchain
4 3 (5.88%) Fintech
5 2 (3.92%) Driving Licence
5 2 (3.92%) NHS
6 1 (1.96%) Cryptocurrency
6 1 (1.96%) Derivative
6 1 (1.96%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.69%) Android
1 8 (15.69%) Apple iOS
1 8 (15.69%) Windows
2 4 (7.84%) Linux
2 4 (7.84%) zOS
3 1 (1.96%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (68.63%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (54.90%) SDLC
2 28 (54.90%) Waterfall
3 17 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 15 (29.41%) Software Testing
4 15 (29.41%) Test Strategy
5 13 (25.49%) Non-Functional Testing
6 12 (23.53%) BDD
6 12 (23.53%) Release Management
7 10 (19.61%) Continuous Improvement
7 10 (19.61%) TDD
7 10 (19.61%) Test Planning
8 8 (15.69%) Defect Management
8 8 (15.69%) Manual Testing
8 8 (15.69%) Software Delivery
8 8 (15.69%) V-Model
9 7 (13.73%) Demand Management
9 7 (13.73%) Risk Management
9 7 (13.73%) Scrum
9 7 (13.73%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.69%) C#
1 8 (15.69%) Java
2 1 (1.96%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (21.57%) ISTQB
2 7 (13.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 5 (9.80%) ISEB
4 4 (7.84%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.96%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (60.78%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (15.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (15.69%) HP
2 4 (7.84%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.96%) Citrix
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