The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the North West 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 252 247 257
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Testing 3 16 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.047% 0.24% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.25% 0.057%
Number of salaries quoted 2 12 4
Median salary £88,750 £76,250 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.39% +27.08%
UK excluding London median salary £80,000 £75,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Head of Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6156 6449 7028
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 96.69% 96.59% 96.14%
Number of salaries quoted 5169 5358 5801
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Head of Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Head of Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Head of Testing
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Head of Testing across the North West region.

Head of Testing Salary Trend in the North West

Head of Testing Skill Set
Top 16 Related IT Skills in the North West

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 North West region featuring Head of Testing in the job title.

1 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (40.00%) Release Management
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) Time Management
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (20.00%) QA
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) ISEB

Head of Testing Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (40.00%) Release Management
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Time Management
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (20.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA