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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Testing
Rank 813 860 854
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Testing 78 36 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.072% 0.031% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.076% 0.033% 0.031%
Number of salaries quoted 38 35 23
Average salary £76,250 £70,000 £77,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.92% -9.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £64,350 £60,000 £60,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £105,000 £118,500
UK excluding London average salary £75,000 £70,000 £80,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%

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
102603 109261 101023
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.49% 94.29%
Number of salaries quoted 85657 88395 83850
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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 3 September 2015 within the UK.

Head of Testing Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of Testing
Top 25 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 3 September 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 +58 72 £77,500 +10.71% 5
London +22 22 £87,500 +29.62% 1
Manchester +24 18 £75,000 +25.00%
North West +13 18 £75,000 +25.00% 1
Yorkshire +27 17 - - 1
West Yorkshire +20 17 - - 1
Leeds +28 12 - - 1
South East +11 7 £85,000 -5.55% 1
Scotland +12 6 £50,000 -28.57%
Edinburgh +5 6 £50,000 -28.57%
South West -5 5 - -
Bristol -8 5 - -
Halifax - 5 - -
Berkshire +16 3 £107,500 +19.44%
East Sussex - 3 £45,000 -
Brighton - 3 £45,000 -
City of London +29 2 £71,000 -52.66%
East of England +7 2 £70,500 -32.85%
Essex - 2 £70,500 -
Birmingham +2 1 £75,000 +1.69% 1
West Midlands +2 1 £75,000 +1.69% 1
Brentwood - 1 - -
Chelmsford - 1 £70,500 -
Hampshire - 1 £85,000 - 1
Southampton - 1 £85,000 -

Head of Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 53 (52.48%) QA
2 47 (46.53%) Finance
3 36 (35.64%) Test Strategy
4 33 (32.67%) Banking
5 30 (29.70%) Retail
5 30 (29.70%) Matrix Management
5 30 (29.70%) ACCA
5 30 (29.70%) CISA
5 30 (29.70%) CISM
6 19 (18.81%) Selenium
7 18 (17.82%) Validation
7 18 (17.82%) Line Management
8 17 (16.83%) Test Management
8 17 (16.83%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (12.87%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (12.87%) ITIL
9 13 (12.87%) Test Planning
10 11 (10.89%) WebDriver
10 11 (10.89%) SDLC
10 11 (10.89%) Performance Testing
10 11 (10.89%) Service Management
10 11 (10.89%) Software Testing
11 10 (9.90%) NUnit
11 10 (9.90%) Migration
11 10 (9.90%) Test Scripting
11 10 (9.90%) Manual Testing
11 10 (9.90%) SpecFlow
12 9 (8.91%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (8.91%) E-Commerce
13 8 (7.92%) Scrum

Head of Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.99%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.99%) MS Project
1 1 (0.99%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.93%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.99%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 19 (18.81%) Selenium
2 11 (10.89%) WebDriver
3 10 (9.90%) NUnit
3 10 (9.90%) SpecFlow
4 8 (7.92%) CppUnit
5 4 (3.96%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (3.96%) MSTest
5 4 (3.96%) PHPUnit
6 3 (2.97%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.98%) JUnit
7 2 (1.98%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.99%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.99%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.99%) JMeter
General
1 47 (46.53%) Finance
2 33 (32.67%) Banking
3 30 (29.70%) Retail
4 7 (6.93%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.96%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.98%) Publishing
7 1 (0.99%) Marketing
7 1 (0.99%) Legal
7 1 (0.99%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.99%) Back Office
7 1 (0.99%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.97%) SOAP
2 2 (1.98%) REST
3 1 (0.99%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.97%) E-Learning
1 3 (2.97%) Learning Management System
2 2 (1.98%) iPad
3 1 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (0.99%) DTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (35.64%) Test Strategy
2 30 (29.70%) Matrix Management
3 18 (17.82%) Validation
3 18 (17.82%) Line Management
4 17 (16.83%) Test Management
4 17 (16.83%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (12.87%) ITIL
5 13 (12.87%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (12.87%) Test Planning
6 11 (10.89%) SDLC
6 11 (10.89%) Software Testing
6 11 (10.89%) Performance Testing
6 11 (10.89%) Service Management
7 10 (9.90%) Migration
7 10 (9.90%) Test Scripting
7 10 (9.90%) Manual Testing
8 9 (8.91%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (8.91%) E-Commerce
9 8 (7.92%) Scrum
9 8 (7.92%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.95%) C#
2 4 (3.96%) C++
Qualifications
1 30 (29.70%) ACCA
1 30 (29.70%) CISA
1 30 (29.70%) CISM
2 6 (5.94%) ISEB
3 5 (4.95%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.98%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (1.98%) Degree
5 2 (1.98%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.98%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.99%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (52.48%) QA
2 5 (4.95%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 6 (5.94%) SCCM
2 2 (1.98%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (5.94%) Capita
2 5 (4.95%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.98%) Google
4 1 (0.99%) HP
4 1 (0.99%) SAP
Liverpool, Merseyside
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vesta Consulting
Salary: From £75,000 to £95,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Volaris
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + comprehensive benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Winchester
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago