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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Testing
Rank 861 867 858
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Testing 22 40 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.034% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.036% 0.028%
Number of salaries quoted 16 29 24
Average salary £80,000 £75,000 £80,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £54,000 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £92,500 £100,000 £96,250
UK excluding London average salary £92,500 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year
+68.18% -4.34%

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
101039 111103 102972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.57% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 82999 91169 85609
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 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 May 2015 within the UK.

Head of Testing Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of Testing
Top 15 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 22 May 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 +20 22 £80,000 +3.22% 3
London +42 11 £80,000 -5.88% 1
South East +6 10 £92,500 -7.50%
Hampshire +3 5 £92,500 -
Hook - 5 £92,500 -
City of London +38 3 £40,000 -60.00%
Berkshire +3 2 £71,250 -
Kent - 2 £47,500 -
Dover - 2 £47,500 -
West Yorkshire +17 1 - -
Leeds +12 1 - -
Yorkshire +4 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -4 1 £82,500 -
Harrow - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £70,000 -

Head of Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 23 (57.50%) QA
2 11 (27.50%) Finance
3 10 (25.00%) Selenium
4 9 (22.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (22.50%) Line Management
5 8 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 8 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (17.50%) Automated Testing
6 7 (17.50%) Test Strategy
7 6 (15.00%) Test Management
7 6 (15.00%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (15.00%) Performance Testing
8 5 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (12.50%) ISTQB
8 5 (12.50%) E-Learning
8 5 (12.50%) Project Management
8 5 (12.50%) ISEB
8 5 (12.50%) PCI DSS
8 5 (12.50%) OWASP
8 5 (12.50%) Security Testing
9 4 (10.00%) PHPUnit
9 4 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (10.00%) People Management
9 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
9 4 (10.00%) C#
9 4 (10.00%) C++
9 4 (10.00%) Change Management
9 4 (10.00%) Telecoms
9 4 (10.00%) Retail

Head of Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 10 (25.00%) Selenium
2 4 (10.00%) PHPUnit
3 3 (7.50%) NUnit
3 3 (7.50%) LoadRunner
3 3 (7.50%) SpecFlow
3 3 (7.50%) CppUnit
3 3 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (7.50%) WebDriver
3 3 (7.50%) MSTest
4 2 (5.00%) JIRA
5 1 (2.50%) JMeter
5 1 (2.50%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (2.50%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.50%) NeoLoad
5 1 (2.50%) Cucumber
General
1 11 (27.50%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.00%) Retail
3 2 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.00%) Electronics
3 2 (5.00%) Marketing
4 1 (2.50%) Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Law
4 1 (2.50%) Legal
4 1 (2.50%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) E-Learning
2 3 (7.50%) Learning Management System
2 3 (7.50%) Open Source
3 2 (5.00%) iPad
3 2 (5.00%) New Media
3 2 (5.00%) DTV
4 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (22.50%) Stakeholder Management
1 9 (22.50%) Line Management
2 8 (20.00%) Manual Testing
2 8 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (17.50%) Automated Testing
3 7 (17.50%) Test Strategy
4 6 (15.00%) Test Management
4 6 (15.00%) Penetration Testing
4 6 (15.00%) Performance Testing
5 5 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (12.50%) Project Management
5 5 (12.50%) OWASP
5 5 (12.50%) Security Testing
6 4 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (10.00%) People Management
6 4 (10.00%) Change Management
6 4 (10.00%) Content Management
7 3 (7.50%) Scrum
7 3 (7.50%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.00%) C#
1 4 (10.00%) C++
2 1 (2.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) ISTQB
1 5 (12.50%) ISEB
2 2 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (5.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (5.00%) Degree
3 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (57.50%) QA
2 5 (12.50%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.50%) FATCA
3 1 (2.50%) EMIR
3 1 (2.50%) Dodd-Frank
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.00%) HP
2 2 (5.00%) SAP
2 2 (5.00%) Google
3 1 (2.50%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.50%) WorldPay
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