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 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Testing
Rank 875 946 971
Rank change year-on-year
+71 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Testing 34 19 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.018% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.018% 0.037%
Number of salaries quoted 29 14 31
Median salary £75,000 £80,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £64,800 £41,500 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £94,000 £92,500 £100,000
UK excluding London median salary £75,000 £92,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
-18.91% +68.18%

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
95982 104272 114131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.29% 96.47% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 80766 85499 93521
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 £67,500 £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 May 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 May 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 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 +36 32 £75,000 -6.25% 3
London +46 17 £85,000 +6.25% 2
South East +20 9 £75,000 -18.91% 1
Hampshire +23 6 £76,250 -17.56%
Aldershot - 3 £80,000 -
West Midlands - 3 £72,500 -
North West - 3 £54,000 -
Glasgow - 2 £70,000 -
Scotland - 2 £70,000 -
Manchester - 2 £54,000 -
City of London +49 1 £100,000 +150.00% 1
Berkshire +10 1 £77,500 +8.77%
Kent -3 1 £75,000 -
Lancashire - 1 £45,000 -
Surrey - 1 £75,000 - 1
Worcestershire - 1 £72,500 -
Worcester - 1 £72,500 -
Bromley - 1 £72,500 -
Farnham - 1 £75,000 - 1
Canary Wharf - 1 £102,500 -

Head of Testing Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 43 (61.43%) Test Strategy
2 41 (58.57%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (55.71%) QA
4 21 (30.00%) ISTQB
4 21 (30.00%) Waterfall
4 21 (30.00%) Finance
5 15 (21.43%) Test Management
6 14 (20.00%) Automated Testing
6 14 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 14 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 13 (18.57%) Java
8 12 (17.14%) ISEB
8 12 (17.14%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (15.71%) C#
9 11 (15.71%) Manual Testing
9 11 (15.71%) Test Planning
10 10 (14.29%) Defect Management
10 10 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (12.86%) Selenium
11 9 (12.86%) ITIL
12 8 (11.43%) Regression Testing
12 8 (11.43%) Software Testing
12 8 (11.43%) HP Quality Center
12 8 (11.43%) SDLC
13 7 (10.00%) Release Management
14 6 (8.57%) Risk Analysis
14 6 (8.57%) Degree
14 6 (8.57%) V-Model
14 6 (8.57%) Bugzilla
14 6 (8.57%) Banking

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 (1.43%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.71%) HTTP
1 4 (5.71%) INAP
1 4 (5.71%) M3UA
1 4 (5.71%) RANAP
1 4 (5.71%) SCCP
1 4 (5.71%) SCTP
1 4 (5.71%) SIGTRAN
1 4 (5.71%) SMPP
1 4 (5.71%) TCAP
1 4 (5.71%) VoIP
2 2 (2.86%) 2G
2 2 (2.86%) 3G
2 2 (2.86%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (12.86%) Selenium
2 6 (8.57%) Bugzilla
2 6 (8.57%) HP UFT
2 6 (8.57%) Ranorex
2 6 (8.57%) Testopia
3 3 (4.29%) JIRA
4 2 (2.86%) NUnit
5 1 (1.43%) FitNesse
5 1 (1.43%) JMeter
5 1 (1.43%) JUnit
5 1 (1.43%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (1.43%) TestDirector
5 1 (1.43%) TestNG
5 1 (1.43%) WebDriver
General
1 21 (30.00%) Finance
2 6 (8.57%) Banking
3 5 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.29%) Legal
5 2 (2.86%) Private Banking
6 1 (1.43%) Back Office
6 1 (1.43%) Front Office
6 1 (1.43%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.43%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.14%) SOAP
2 2 (2.86%) Ajax
2 2 (2.86%) jQuery
3 1 (1.43%) .NET
3 1 (1.43%) CSS
3 1 (1.43%) HTML
3 1 (1.43%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.71%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.86%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.86%) NHS
3 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.43%) Neural Network
3 1 (1.43%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.86%) Android
1 2 (2.86%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.43%) Linux
2 1 (1.43%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (61.43%) Test Strategy
2 41 (58.57%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (30.00%) Waterfall
4 15 (21.43%) Test Management
5 14 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 14 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 12 (17.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (15.71%) Manual Testing
7 11 (15.71%) Test Planning
8 10 (14.29%) Defect Management
8 10 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (12.86%) ITIL
10 8 (11.43%) Regression Testing
10 8 (11.43%) SDLC
10 8 (11.43%) Software Testing
11 7 (10.00%) Release Management
12 6 (8.57%) E-Commerce
12 6 (8.57%) Risk Analysis
12 6 (8.57%) RUP
12 6 (8.57%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.57%) Java
2 11 (15.71%) C#
3 5 (7.14%) Python
4 4 (5.71%) C++
5 1 (1.43%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (30.00%) ISTQB
2 14 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 12 (17.14%) ISEB
4 6 (8.57%) Degree
5 4 (5.71%) CREST Certified
6 2 (2.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.43%) CEH
7 1 (1.43%) CISM
7 1 (1.43%) CISSP
7 1 (1.43%) GIAC
7 1 (1.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.43%) OSCP
7 1 (1.43%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.43%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.43%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (55.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (11.43%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (4.29%) SCCM
3 1 (1.43%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 2 (2.86%) Agilent
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle
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