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 31 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Testing
Rank 223 - 254
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Testing 3 0 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.055% - 0.086%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% - 0.089%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 6
Median salary £54,000 - £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £75,000 £92,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
-18.91% +68.18%
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
5325 5879 6745
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 97.21% 96.39% 97.12%
Number of salaries quoted 4523 4732 5412
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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
Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 31 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Manchester - 2 £54,000 -
Lancashire - 1 £45,000 -
Head of Testing
England

Head of Testing Skill Set
Top 23 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 8 (88.89%) ISTQB
2 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (77.78%) Test Strategy
3 6 (66.67%) Waterfall
3 6 (66.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 6 (66.67%) Automated Testing
4 5 (55.56%) Finance
5 4 (44.44%) Resource Management
5 4 (44.44%) QA
6 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (22.22%) ISEB
7 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (22.22%) Time Management
8 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
8 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
8 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
8 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
8 1 (11.11%) Test Management
8 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
8 1 (11.11%) C#
8 1 (11.11%) .NET
8 1 (11.11%) Scrum
8 1 (11.11%) Legal

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:

General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (77.78%) Test Strategy
2 6 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Waterfall
3 4 (44.44%) Resource Management
4 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (22.22%) Time Management
5 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
6 1 (11.11%) Scrum
6 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
6 1 (11.11%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (88.89%) ISTQB
2 6 (66.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (22.22%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) QA