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 1 October 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Testing
Rank 859 901 948
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +47
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Testing 31 62 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.057% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.059% 0.028%
Number of salaries quoted 26 38 29
Median salary £80,000 £78,750 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.58% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £71,000 £60,000
10% offered a salary of more than £93,750 £88,250 £81,500
UK excluding London median salary £80,000 £75,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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
90486 104724 110047
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.27% 96.27% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 75738 87307 89008
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 1 October 2016 within the UK.

Head of Testing Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of Testing
Top 18 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 1 October 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 +27 29 £80,000 +1.58% 2
South East +72 13 £80,000 +77.77%
Hampshire - 11 £80,000 -
London +50 9 £72,500 -17.14% 1
Aldershot - 9 £80,000 -
City of London +53 4 £72,500 +2.11% 1
North West -10 3 £88,750 +16.39%
Berkshire +33 2 £98,750 -8.13%
Scotland +16 2 £75,000 -
Edinburgh +15 2 £75,000 -
South West -1 2 £67,500 - 1
Bristol -3 1 £75,000 - 1
Birmingham -23 1 £80,000 -3.03%
West Midlands -24 1 £80,000 -3.03%
East Midlands - 1 £52,500 -
Maidenhead - 1 £100,000 -
Leicester - 1 £52,500 -
Leicestershire - 1 £52,500 -

Head of Testing Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 51 (69.86%) Test Strategy
2 47 (64.38%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (49.32%) Waterfall
4 35 (47.95%) SDLC
5 32 (43.84%) QA
5 32 (43.84%) Selenium
5 32 (43.84%) Test Automation
6 28 (38.36%) Java
7 26 (35.62%) HP UFT
7 26 (35.62%) ISTQB
7 26 (35.62%) V-Model
7 26 (35.62%) Test Planning
8 25 (34.25%) HP Quality Center
8 25 (34.25%) Defect Management
9 24 (32.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 23 (31.51%) Ranorex
10 23 (31.51%) Risk Analysis
10 23 (31.51%) Bugzilla
10 23 (31.51%) C#
10 23 (31.51%) RUP
10 23 (31.51%) Testopia
11 16 (21.92%) Finance
12 11 (15.07%) Automation Testing
13 10 (13.70%) Release Management
14 9 (12.33%) Stakeholder Management
15 8 (10.96%) Regression Testing
15 8 (10.96%) User Acceptance Testing
16 7 (9.59%) Cucumber
17 6 (8.22%) Gherkin
17 6 (8.22%) Performance Testing

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 (1.37%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.74%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.37%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.37%) Data Mining
1 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 32 (43.84%) Selenium
2 26 (35.62%) HP UFT
3 23 (31.51%) Bugzilla
3 23 (31.51%) Ranorex
3 23 (31.51%) Testopia
4 7 (9.59%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.37%) CruiseControl
5 1 (1.37%) Hudson
5 1 (1.37%) JBehave
5 1 (1.37%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.37%) JMeter
5 1 (1.37%) NUnit
5 1 (1.37%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (1.37%) SilkTest
5 1 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.37%) TestNG
5 1 (1.37%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (21.92%) Finance
2 3 (4.11%) Banking
3 2 (2.74%) Back Office
4 1 (1.37%) Front Office
4 1 (1.37%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.37%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.22%) Gherkin
2 2 (2.74%) Ajax
2 2 (2.74%) HTML
2 2 (2.74%) jQuery
2 2 (2.74%) Web Services
3 1 (1.37%) CSS
3 1 (1.37%) Guava
3 1 (1.37%) Guice
3 1 (1.37%) RESTEasy
3 1 (1.37%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.48%) Fintech
2 3 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.11%) Bitcoin
2 3 (4.11%) Blockchain
3 2 (2.74%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.37%) Cryptocurrency
4 1 (1.37%) Derivative
4 1 (1.37%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.37%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.74%) Linux
1 2 (2.74%) Windows
1 2 (2.74%) Windows 8
2 1 (1.37%) Unix
2 1 (1.37%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.37%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (69.86%) Test Strategy
2 47 (64.38%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (49.32%) Waterfall
4 35 (47.95%) SDLC
5 32 (43.84%) Test Automation
6 26 (35.62%) Test Planning
6 26 (35.62%) V-Model
7 25 (34.25%) Defect Management
8 23 (31.51%) Risk Analysis
8 23 (31.51%) RUP
9 11 (15.07%) Automation Testing
10 10 (13.70%) Release Management
11 9 (12.33%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (10.96%) Regression Testing
12 8 (10.96%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (8.22%) People Management
13 6 (8.22%) Performance Testing
13 6 (8.22%) Test Management
14 4 (5.48%) Line Management
14 4 (5.48%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (38.36%) Java
2 23 (31.51%) C#
3 2 (2.74%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.37%) Python
4 1 (1.37%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (35.62%) ISTQB
2 24 (32.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 4 (5.48%) ISEB
4 3 (4.11%) Degree
5 2 (2.74%) CEH
5 2 (2.74%) CISM
5 2 (2.74%) CISSP
5 2 (2.74%) CREST Certified
5 2 (2.74%) GIAC
5 2 (2.74%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (2.74%) OSCP
5 2 (2.74%) Tigerscheme
6 1 (1.37%) CHECK Team Leader
6 1 (1.37%) CHECK Team Member
6 1 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (43.84%) QA
Systems Management
1 25 (34.25%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.74%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 2 (2.74%) Citrix
1 2 (2.74%) HP
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle
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