The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Head of Testing featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Testing
Rank 893 917 945
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Testing 40 41 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.037% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.039% 0.038%
Number of salaries quoted 36 25 34
Median salary £76,250 £75,000 £83,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.66% -9.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £47,000 £51,500
10% offered a salary of more than £97,500 £92,500 £108,500
UK excluding London median salary £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
94824 105610 114571
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.38% 96.47% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 79970 87076 93773
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Head of Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Head of Testing in the job title.

Head of Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Head of Testing
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Head of Testing within the UK.

Head of Testing Salary Trend in the UK

Head of Testing
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Head of Testing over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 within the UK.

Head of Testing Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of Testing
Top 20 Job Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 28 June 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
England +34 40 £76,250 -1.61% 2
London +19 19 £85,000 +6.25% 2
South East +42 12 £76,250 -10.29%
Hampshire +14 10 £78,750 -11.26%
Aldershot - 6 £80,000 -
West Midlands - 6 £71,250 -
City of London +60 3 £72,500 +81.25% 1
Birmingham - 3 £70,000 -
North West +16 2 £49,500 -34.00%
Canary Wharf - 2 £102,500 -
Kent +18 1 £75,000 -
South West +3 1 £90,000 -
Manchester 0 1 £54,000 -28.00%
Lancashire - 1 £45,000 -
Worcestershire - 1 £72,500 -
Surrey - 1 £75,000 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £90,000 -
Bromley - 1 £72,500 -
Farnham - 1 £75,000 -
Worcester - 1 £72,500 -

Head of Testing Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 featuring Head of Testing in the job title.

1 41 (63.08%) Test Strategy
2 38 (58.46%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (47.69%) QA
4 22 (33.85%) Test Automation
5 21 (32.31%) Waterfall
5 21 (32.31%) ISTQB
6 17 (26.15%) Finance
6 17 (26.15%) Java
7 15 (23.08%) Selenium
7 15 (23.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 15 (23.08%) SDLC
8 14 (21.54%) Test Planning
8 14 (21.54%) C#
9 13 (20.00%) Defect Management
10 12 (18.46%) V-Model
11 11 (16.92%) HP Quality Center
11 11 (16.92%) Test Management
11 11 (16.92%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (16.92%) HP UFT
12 10 (15.38%) Bugzilla
12 10 (15.38%) RUP
12 10 (15.38%) Risk Analysis
12 10 (15.38%) Testopia
12 10 (15.38%) Ranorex
13 9 (13.85%) Automated Testing
13 9 (13.85%) ISEB
14 8 (12.31%) User Acceptance Testing
14 8 (12.31%) Performance Testing
15 7 (10.77%) Automation Testing
15 7 (10.77%) Release Management

Head of Testing Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.54%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.54%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.08%) 2G
1 2 (3.08%) 3G
1 2 (3.08%) 4G
1 2 (3.08%) HTTP
1 2 (3.08%) INAP
1 2 (3.08%) M3UA
1 2 (3.08%) RANAP
1 2 (3.08%) SCCP
1 2 (3.08%) SCTP
1 2 (3.08%) SIGTRAN
1 2 (3.08%) SMPP
1 2 (3.08%) TCAP
1 2 (3.08%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.54%) Data Mining
1 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (23.08%) Selenium
2 11 (16.92%) HP UFT
3 10 (15.38%) Bugzilla
3 10 (15.38%) Ranorex
3 10 (15.38%) Testopia
4 3 (4.62%) JIRA
5 2 (3.08%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.08%) NUnit
6 1 (1.54%) FitNesse
6 1 (1.54%) JMeter
6 1 (1.54%) JUnit
6 1 (1.54%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (1.54%) SilkTest
6 1 (1.54%) TestDirector
6 1 (1.54%) TestNG
6 1 (1.54%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (26.15%) Finance
2 4 (6.15%) Banking
2 4 (6.15%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.54%) Back Office
3 1 (1.54%) Front Office
3 1 (1.54%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.54%) Legal
3 1 (1.54%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.62%) SOAP
2 2 (3.08%) Ajax
2 2 (3.08%) Gherkin
2 2 (3.08%) jQuery
2 2 (3.08%) Web Services
3 1 (1.54%) .NET
3 1 (1.54%) CSS
3 1 (1.54%) Guava
3 1 (1.54%) Guice
3 1 (1.54%) HTML
3 1 (1.54%) REST
3 1 (1.54%) RESTEasy
3 1 (1.54%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.08%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.54%) Fintech
2 1 (1.54%) Neural Network
2 1 (1.54%) Tandem
2 1 (1.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.08%) Android
1 2 (3.08%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.54%) Linux
2 1 (1.54%) Unix
2 1 (1.54%) Windows
2 1 (1.54%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.54%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (63.08%) Test Strategy
2 38 (58.46%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (33.85%) Test Automation
4 21 (32.31%) Waterfall
5 15 (23.08%) SDLC
6 14 (21.54%) Test Planning
7 13 (20.00%) Defect Management
8 12 (18.46%) V-Model
9 11 (16.92%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (16.92%) Test Management
10 10 (15.38%) Risk Analysis
10 10 (15.38%) RUP
11 9 (13.85%) Automated Testing
12 8 (12.31%) Performance Testing
12 8 (12.31%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (10.77%) Automation Testing
13 7 (10.77%) Manual Testing
13 7 (10.77%) Regression Testing
13 7 (10.77%) Release Management
14 5 (7.69%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (26.15%) Java
2 14 (21.54%) C#
3 4 (6.15%) Python
4 3 (4.62%) C++
5 2 (3.08%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.54%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (32.31%) ISTQB
2 15 (23.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 9 (13.85%) ISEB
4 4 (6.15%) Degree
5 3 (4.62%) CREST Certified
6 2 (3.08%) CEH
6 2 (3.08%) CISM
6 2 (3.08%) CISSP
6 2 (3.08%) GIAC
6 2 (3.08%) OSCP
6 2 (3.08%) Tigerscheme
7 1 (1.54%) CHECK Team Leader
7 1 (1.54%) CHECK Team Member
7 1 (1.54%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.54%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.54%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (47.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (16.92%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.08%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 2 (3.08%) Agilent
2 1 (1.54%) Citrix
2 1 (1.54%) HP
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle
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