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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Testing
Rank 891 917 911
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Testing 44 20 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.019% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.019% 0.026%
Number of salaries quoted 40 14 18
Average salary £70,000 £53,458 £63,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.94% -16.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £45,000 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £92,500 £82,000 £88,250
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £52,979 £62,500
% change year-on-year
+8.53% -15.23%

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
97363 102681 101319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.13% 96.46% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 81714 85063 81425
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 12 February 2016 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 12 February 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
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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 +43 42 £69,252 +29.54% 6
London +17 15 £90,000 +7.46% 3
North West - 11 £50,000 - 2
South East +17 7 £92,500 +105.55% 1
Berkshire - 7 £92,500 -
Reading - 6 £92,500 -
Yorkshire +11 5 £55,000 +2.32%
East Yorkshire - 5 £55,000 -
Manchester - 5 £75,000 - 2
Hull - 5 £55,000 -
City of London +55 4 £80,000 +10.34%
Bristol - 3 £51,500 -
South West - 3 £51,500 -
Edinburgh +4 2 £78,250 -
Scotland +3 2 £78,250 -
Bolton - 2 £45,000 - 1
East of England -3 1 £95,000 +26.66%
Essex -4 1 £95,000 +31.03%
Brentwood - 1 £95,000 -
Cheshire - 1 £40,000 -
Lancashire - 1 £45,000 -

Head of Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 59 (76.62%) QA
2 48 (62.34%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (61.04%) Test Strategy
4 22 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (27.27%) Finance
6 20 (25.97%) SCCM
7 18 (23.38%) SaaS
8 17 (22.08%) Selenium
8 17 (22.08%) Automated Testing
8 17 (22.08%) QA Automation
9 16 (20.78%) Waterfall
9 16 (20.78%) ITIL
10 15 (19.48%) Scrum
10 15 (19.48%) WebDriver
11 14 (18.18%) Manual Testing
12 13 (16.88%) Test Management
12 13 (16.88%) SpecFlow
12 13 (16.88%) Manufacturing
13 12 (15.58%) ISTQB
14 11 (14.29%) Degree
15 10 (12.99%) ISEB
16 9 (11.69%) Software Testing
16 9 (11.69%) Automation Testing
17 8 (10.39%) Mentoring
17 8 (10.39%) Computer Science
17 8 (10.39%) SOAP
17 8 (10.39%) Banking
18 7 (9.09%) Risk Management
18 7 (9.09%) E-Commerce
18 7 (9.09%) Test Automation

Head of Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.30%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 18 (23.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.19%) HTTP
1 4 (5.19%) INAP
1 4 (5.19%) M3UA
1 4 (5.19%) RANAP
1 4 (5.19%) SCCP
1 4 (5.19%) SCTP
1 4 (5.19%) SIGTRAN
1 4 (5.19%) SMPP
1 4 (5.19%) TCAP
1 4 (5.19%) VoIP
2 1 (1.30%) 2G
2 1 (1.30%) 3G
2 1 (1.30%) 4G
2 1 (1.30%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.30%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 17 (22.08%) Selenium
2 15 (19.48%) WebDriver
3 13 (16.88%) SpecFlow
4 3 (3.90%) JIRA
4 3 (3.90%) TestDirector
5 2 (2.60%) NUnit
6 1 (1.30%) CppUnit
6 1 (1.30%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.30%) FitNesse
6 1 (1.30%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.30%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.30%) JMeter
6 1 (1.30%) JUnit
6 1 (1.30%) LoadRunner
General
1 21 (27.27%) Finance
2 13 (16.88%) Manufacturing
3 8 (10.39%) Banking
4 5 (6.49%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.90%) Legal
6 2 (2.60%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.60%) Private Banking
7 1 (1.30%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.39%) SOAP
2 1 (1.30%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.39%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.60%) Fintech
2 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.60%) NHS
3 1 (1.30%) Neural Network
3 1 (1.30%) PKI
3 1 (1.30%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.30%) Android
1 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
1 1 (1.30%) Linux
1 1 (1.30%) Mac OS X
1 1 (1.30%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (62.34%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (61.04%) Test Strategy
3 22 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (22.08%) Automated Testing
4 17 (22.08%) QA Automation
5 16 (20.78%) ITIL
5 16 (20.78%) Waterfall
6 15 (19.48%) Scrum
7 14 (18.18%) Manual Testing
8 13 (16.88%) Test Management
9 9 (11.69%) Automation Testing
9 9 (11.69%) Software Testing
10 8 (10.39%) Mentoring
11 7 (9.09%) E-Commerce
11 7 (9.09%) Risk Management
11 7 (9.09%) Test Automation
12 6 (7.79%) Business Continuity
12 6 (7.79%) Data Protection
12 6 (7.79%) Information Security
12 6 (7.79%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.90%) C#
1 3 (3.90%) Java
2 2 (2.60%) C++
2 2 (2.60%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (15.58%) ISTQB
2 11 (14.29%) Degree
3 10 (12.99%) ISEB
4 7 (9.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 6 (7.79%) CREST Certified
6 2 (2.60%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (2.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.30%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.30%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (76.62%) QA
Systems Management
1 20 (25.97%) SCCM
2 2 (2.60%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (1.30%) Agilent
1 1 (1.30%) HP
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £85k to £100k + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £85k to £100k + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Transactor Global Solutions Limited
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 16 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £42000 - £52000 per annum + Pension, Flexi-Time, Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago