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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Testing
Rank 852 864 854
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Testing 18 14 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.017% 0.014% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.014% 0.017%
Number of salaries quoted 15 13 13
Average salary £72,500 £70,000 £75,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £53,458 £47,600 £53,000
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £100,000 £84,000
UK excluding London average salary £54,229 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year
-22.53% +7.69%
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
99709 96961 103968
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.65% 94.70% 95.31%
Number of salaries quoted 83629 79597 90269
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 2014. 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 +29 9 £95,000 +11.76%
East Midlands - 4 £53,458 -
East of England -21 3 £72,500 -22.66%
Yorkshire - 2 £55,000 -
Head of Testing
UK

Head of Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 20 (42.55%) Finance
2 14 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (29.79%) QA
3 13 (27.66%) ISEB
4 12 (25.53%) Project Management
4 12 (25.53%) Manual Testing
5 11 (23.40%) ITIL
5 11 (23.40%) Service Management
5 11 (23.40%) Automated Testing
5 11 (23.40%) Degree
6 10 (21.28%) PRINCE2
7 9 (19.15%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (17.02%) Six Sigma
8 8 (17.02%) Business Analysis
9 7 (14.89%) Demand Management
9 7 (14.89%) Lean Six Sigma
9 7 (14.89%) Software Testing
9 7 (14.89%) Performance Testing
9 7 (14.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 7 (14.89%) PMI
9 7 (14.89%) PMI Certification
9 7 (14.89%) Scrum
10 6 (12.77%) Automation Testing
10 6 (12.77%) Test Strategy
10 6 (12.77%) Line Management
11 5 (10.64%) Test Management
11 5 (10.64%) ISTQB
12 4 (8.51%) QALoad
12 4 (8.51%) Selenium
12 4 (8.51%) jMock

Head of Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.13%) Hadoop
1 1 (2.13%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (8.51%) JUnit
1 4 (8.51%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (8.51%) LoadRunner
1 4 (8.51%) TestPartner
1 4 (8.51%) SilkPerformer
1 4 (8.51%) QALoad
1 4 (8.51%) Selenium
1 4 (8.51%) jMock
1 4 (8.51%) EasyMock
2 1 (2.13%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
General
1 20 (42.55%) Finance
2 4 (8.51%) Law
2 4 (8.51%) Back Office
3 2 (4.26%) Banking
3 2 (4.26%) Retail
4 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.13%) Games
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) PMI
2 1 (2.13%) New Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (25.53%) Manual Testing
2 12 (25.53%) Project Management
3 11 (23.40%) Service Management
3 11 (23.40%) ITIL
3 11 (23.40%) Automated Testing
4 10 (21.28%) PRINCE2
5 9 (19.15%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (17.02%) Business Analysis
6 8 (17.02%) Six Sigma
7 7 (14.89%) Lean Six Sigma
7 7 (14.89%) Software Testing
7 7 (14.89%) Performance Testing
7 7 (14.89%) Scrum
7 7 (14.89%) Demand Management
8 6 (12.77%) Line Management
8 6 (12.77%) Automation Testing
8 6 (12.77%) Test Strategy
9 5 (10.64%) Test Management
10 4 (8.51%) ITSM
Qualifications
1 13 (27.66%) ISEB
2 11 (23.40%) Degree
3 7 (14.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 7 (14.89%) PMI Certification
4 5 (10.64%) ISTQB
5 2 (4.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (4.26%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (2.13%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (29.79%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (2.13%) HP
1 1 (2.13%) Capita
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