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 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Testing
Rank 813 873 868
Rank change year-on-year
+60 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Testing 79 41 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.072% 0.035% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.076% 0.037% 0.031%
Number of salaries quoted 36 36 27
Average salary £76,250 £83,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.13% +27.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,700 £50,000 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £91,250 £107,500 £90,500
UK excluding London average salary £75,000 £71,250 £70,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.78%

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
103461 110803 102664
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.34%
Number of salaries quoted 85580 90507 85036
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 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 29 July 2015 within the UK.

Head of Testing Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of Testing
Top 28 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 29 July 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 +52 73 £77,500 -8.82% 8
London +31 25 £80,000 -9.85% 1
West Yorkshire +16 16 - - 1
Yorkshire +11 16 - - 1
Manchester +25 15 £75,000 +36.36% 2
North West +23 15 £75,000 +36.36% 2
Leeds +12 11 - -
South East +25 9 £85,000 -5.55% 2
Edinburgh - 6 £50,000 -
Scotland - 6 £50,000 -
Halifax 0 5 - -
South West -9 5 - - 1
Bristol -10 5 - - 1
City of London +27 3 £71,000 -29.00%
Berkshire +8 3 £107,500 +19.44%
Hampshire +7 3 £85,000 -
East of England -3 2 £70,500 -32.85%
Buckinghamshire -4 2 £51,450 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £51,450 -
Southampton - 2 £85,000 -
Essex - 2 £70,500 -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
Brighton - 1 £45,000 - 2
Brentwood - 1 - -
Chelmsford - 1 £70,500 -
Hook - 1 £92,500 -
East Sussex - 1 £45,000 - 2
East Midlands - 1 - -

Head of Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 48 (50.53%) Finance
2 46 (48.42%) QA
3 33 (34.74%) Retail
4 32 (33.68%) Banking
5 31 (32.63%) Matrix Management
6 30 (31.58%) ACCA
6 30 (31.58%) CISA
6 30 (31.58%) CISM
7 27 (28.42%) Test Strategy
8 17 (17.89%) Line Management
8 17 (17.89%) Validation
9 16 (16.84%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (16.84%) Test Management
10 15 (15.79%) Selenium
11 12 (12.63%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (11.58%) Software Testing
12 11 (11.58%) Performance Testing
12 11 (11.58%) Test Planning
12 11 (11.58%) SDLC
13 10 (10.53%) Service Management
13 10 (10.53%) ITIL
14 9 (9.47%) E-Commerce
14 9 (9.47%) Migration
14 9 (9.47%) Test Scripting
15 8 (8.42%) Project Management
16 7 (7.37%) ISEB
16 7 (7.37%) NUnit
17 6 (6.32%) Manual Testing
17 6 (6.32%) WebDriver
17 6 (6.32%) Telecoms

Head of Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (1.05%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.05%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.11%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.05%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 15 (15.79%) Selenium
2 7 (7.37%) NUnit
3 6 (6.32%) WebDriver
4 5 (5.26%) CppUnit
4 5 (5.26%) SpecFlow
5 4 (4.21%) MSTest
5 4 (4.21%) PHPUnit
5 4 (4.21%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (3.16%) LoadRunner
7 2 (2.11%) JUnit
7 2 (2.11%) JIRA
7 2 (2.11%) FitNesse
8 1 (1.05%) HP UFT
8 1 (1.05%) JMeter
8 1 (1.05%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.05%) NeoLoad
8 1 (1.05%) TeamCity
General
1 48 (50.53%) Finance
2 33 (34.74%) Retail
3 32 (33.68%) Banking
4 6 (6.32%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.16%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.11%) Publishing
6 2 (2.11%) Electronics
6 2 (2.11%) Marketing
7 1 (1.05%) Back Office
7 1 (1.05%) Legal
7 1 (1.05%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.16%) SOAP
2 2 (2.11%) REST
2 2 (2.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.11%) DTV
1 2 (2.11%) iPad
2 1 (1.05%) New Media
2 1 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.05%) E-Learning
2 1 (1.05%) Learning Management System
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (32.63%) Matrix Management
2 27 (28.42%) Test Strategy
3 17 (17.89%) Line Management
3 17 (17.89%) Validation
4 16 (16.84%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (16.84%) Test Management
5 12 (12.63%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (11.58%) Performance Testing
6 11 (11.58%) Software Testing
6 11 (11.58%) Test Planning
6 11 (11.58%) SDLC
7 10 (10.53%) ITIL
7 10 (10.53%) Service Management
8 9 (9.47%) E-Commerce
8 9 (9.47%) Migration
8 9 (9.47%) Test Scripting
9 8 (8.42%) Project Management
10 6 (6.32%) Manual Testing
11 5 (5.26%) OWASP
11 5 (5.26%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.26%) C#
2 4 (4.21%) C++
Qualifications
1 30 (31.58%) ACCA
1 30 (31.58%) CISA
1 30 (31.58%) CISM
2 7 (7.37%) ISEB
3 4 (4.21%) ISTQB
4 3 (3.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (2.11%) Degree
5 2 (2.11%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.11%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.05%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (48.42%) QA
2 5 (5.26%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (2.11%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.05%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (6.32%) Microsoft
1 6 (6.32%) Capita
2 2 (2.11%) Google
2 2 (2.11%) HP
2 2 (2.11%) SAP
3 1 (1.05%) Atlassian
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