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 24 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Head of Testing
UK
Rank 835 885 923
Rank change year-on-year
+50 +38
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Testing 24 45 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.045% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.047% 0.023%
Number of salaries quoted 12 41 18
Median salary £85,000 £75,000 £54,229
Median salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +38.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,200 £50,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £110,000 £92,500 £88,000
UK excluding London median salary £72,500 £60,000 £53,458
% change year-on-year
+20.83% +12.23%

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
81056 95508 100334
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.41% 96.44% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 67357 80149 83348
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 24 January 2017 within the UK.

Head of Testing Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of Testing
Top 17 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 24 January 2017. 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 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 +47 24 £85,000 +11.47% 6
South East +63 12 £65,000 -29.72% 2
Oxfordshire - 10 £55,000 - 2
Oxford - 9 - - 2
London +40 4 £117,500 +30.55% 1
Essex +32 4 £110,000 +15.78%
East of England +26 4 £110,000 +15.78%
Chelmsford - 4 £110,000 -
South West +12 3 £43,000 -16.50% 2
Dorset - 2 £41,500 -
Berkshire +42 1 £65,000 -29.72%
Reading +32 1 £65,000 -29.72%
City of London +25 1 - - 1
Bristol 0 1 £45,000 -12.62% 2
North West -29 1 £90,000 +80.00% 1
Hampshire - 1 £80,000 -
Bournemouth - 1 £43,000 -

Head of Testing Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 37 (68.52%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (61.11%) QA
3 30 (55.56%) Waterfall
3 30 (55.56%) SDLC
4 18 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 17 (31.48%) Selenium
6 16 (29.63%) HP UFT
6 16 (29.63%) Test Strategy
7 15 (27.78%) Software Testing
8 14 (25.93%) Release Management
9 13 (24.07%) Non-Functional Testing
10 12 (22.22%) BDD
10 12 (22.22%) Finance
11 10 (18.52%) TDD
11 10 (18.52%) ISTQB
11 10 (18.52%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (16.67%) Test Planning
13 8 (14.81%) Software Delivery
13 8 (14.81%) Apple iOS
13 8 (14.81%) Android
13 8 (14.81%) Manual Testing
13 8 (14.81%) Windows
13 8 (14.81%) HP
14 7 (12.96%) C#
14 7 (12.96%) Java
14 7 (12.96%) Project Management
14 7 (12.96%) JIRA
14 7 (12.96%) Publishing
14 7 (12.96%) Risk Management
14 7 (12.96%) Scrum

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:

Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 17 (31.48%) Selenium
2 16 (29.63%) HP UFT
3 7 (12.96%) JIRA
3 7 (12.96%) Zephyr
4 6 (11.11%) Bugzilla
4 6 (11.11%) Ranorex
4 6 (11.11%) Testopia
5 2 (3.70%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.85%) CruiseControl
6 1 (1.85%) Hudson
6 1 (1.85%) JBehave
6 1 (1.85%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (22.22%) Finance
2 7 (12.96%) Publishing
3 2 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.85%) Back Office
4 1 (1.85%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.41%) .NET
2 1 (1.85%) Gherkin
2 1 (1.85%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.96%) Virtual Team
2 6 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 4 (7.41%) Mainframe
4 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.56%) Bitcoin
4 3 (5.56%) Blockchain
4 3 (5.56%) Fintech
5 2 (3.70%) Driving Licence
5 2 (3.70%) NHS
6 1 (1.85%) Cryptocurrency
6 1 (1.85%) Derivative
6 1 (1.85%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.81%) Android
1 8 (14.81%) Apple iOS
1 8 (14.81%) Windows
2 4 (7.41%) Linux
2 4 (7.41%) zOS
3 1 (1.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (68.52%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (55.56%) SDLC
2 30 (55.56%) Waterfall
3 18 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 16 (29.63%) Test Strategy
5 15 (27.78%) Software Testing
6 14 (25.93%) Release Management
7 13 (24.07%) Non-Functional Testing
8 12 (22.22%) BDD
9 10 (18.52%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (18.52%) TDD
10 9 (16.67%) Test Planning
11 8 (14.81%) Manual Testing
11 8 (14.81%) Software Delivery
12 7 (12.96%) Defect Management
12 7 (12.96%) Demand Management
12 7 (12.96%) Risk Management
12 7 (12.96%) Scrum
12 7 (12.96%) Virtual Team Management
12 7 (12.96%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.96%) C#
1 7 (12.96%) Java
2 1 (1.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (18.52%) ISTQB
2 6 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 5 (9.26%) ISEB
4 4 (7.41%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.85%) Degree
5 1 (1.85%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (61.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (12.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (14.81%) HP
2 4 (7.41%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.85%) Citrix
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