The table below looks at the statistics for the Head of Testing role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. 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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Testing
Rank 846 851 861
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Testing 20 24 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.023% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.024% 0.024%
Number of salaries quoted 15 19 21
Average salary £53,458 £67,500 £65,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.80% +3.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £53,000
10% offered a salary of more than £81,000 £88,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £53,458 £65,000 £65,500
% change year-on-year
-17.75% -0.76%

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
98723 98609 105043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.80% 94.57% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 82175 79630 90068
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 £27,500 £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

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Head of Testing in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 29 January 2015 within the UK.

Head of Testing Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of Testing
Top 21 Job Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 29 January 2015. 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
England +13 19 £53,458 -23.63% 4
London -7 6 £72,500 +3.57% 2
South East -19 6 £45,000 -35.71% 1
Brighton - 5 £45,000 - 1
East Sussex - 5 £45,000 - 1
East Midlands +14 3 £53,458 -2.80%
City of London +7 3 £71,250 +1.78%
East of England -6 3 £75,000 -14.28% 1
Nottinghamshire - 3 £53,458 -
Nottingham - 3 £53,458 -
Bedfordshire +13 1 £85,000 -15.00%
Scotland +8 1 - -
Luton +7 1 £85,000 -15.00%
Essex -18 1 £72,500 -17.14% 1
West Yorkshire - 1 £55,000 -
Yorkshire - 1 £55,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £75,000 -
Cambridge - 1 £75,000 -
Colchester - 1 £72,500 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £55,000 -

Head of Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 22 (44.90%) QA
2 19 (38.78%) Finance
3 15 (30.61%) Automated Testing
3 15 (30.61%) Manual Testing
4 13 (26.53%) ISEB
4 13 (26.53%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (20.41%) Project Management
5 10 (20.41%) Degree
5 10 (20.41%) Test Strategy
5 10 (20.41%) Line Management
6 9 (18.37%) ITIL
6 9 (18.37%) Service Management
7 8 (16.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (14.29%) PRINCE2
8 7 (14.29%) Scrum
8 7 (14.29%) Test Management
8 7 (14.29%) Performance Testing
9 6 (12.24%) Automation Testing
9 6 (12.24%) Six Sigma
10 5 (10.20%) PMI
10 5 (10.20%) PMI Certification
10 5 (10.20%) E-Learning
10 5 (10.20%) Change Management
10 5 (10.20%) Selenium
10 5 (10.20%) Lean Six Sigma
10 5 (10.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 5 (10.20%) Software Testing
10 5 (10.20%) ISTQB
10 5 (10.20%) Business Analysis
10 5 (10.20%) Mentoring

Head of Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.04%) Big Data
1 1 (2.04%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (10.20%) Selenium
2 4 (8.16%) EasyMock
2 4 (8.16%) SilkPerformer
2 4 (8.16%) TestPartner
2 4 (8.16%) QALoad
2 4 (8.16%) jMock
2 4 (8.16%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (8.16%) LoadRunner
2 4 (8.16%) JUnit
3 1 (2.04%) JMeter
3 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.04%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.04%) Cucumber
General
1 19 (38.78%) Finance
2 4 (8.16%) Law
2 4 (8.16%) Back Office
3 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.04%) Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Retail
4 1 (2.04%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) PMI
1 5 (10.20%) E-Learning
2 3 (6.12%) Learning Management System
2 3 (6.12%) Open Source
3 2 (4.08%) New Media
4 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.61%) Automated Testing
1 15 (30.61%) Manual Testing
2 13 (26.53%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (20.41%) Project Management
3 10 (20.41%) Test Strategy
3 10 (20.41%) Line Management
4 9 (18.37%) ITIL
4 9 (18.37%) Service Management
5 8 (16.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (14.29%) PRINCE2
6 7 (14.29%) Scrum
6 7 (14.29%) Test Management
6 7 (14.29%) Performance Testing
7 6 (12.24%) Automation Testing
7 6 (12.24%) Six Sigma
8 5 (10.20%) Change Management
8 5 (10.20%) Lean Six Sigma
8 5 (10.20%) Software Testing
8 5 (10.20%) Business Analysis
8 5 (10.20%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.04%) C#
1 1 (2.04%) C++
1 1 (2.04%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (26.53%) ISEB
2 10 (20.41%) Degree
3 5 (10.20%) PMI Certification
3 5 (10.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 5 (10.20%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (4.08%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (44.90%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) FATCA
2 1 (2.04%) EMIR
2 1 (2.04%) Dodd-Frank
Vendors
1 1 (2.04%) Capita
Brighton, East Sussex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago