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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Testing
Rank 859 861 874
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Testing 21 18 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.017% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.018% 0.018%
Number of salaries quoted 17 16 15
Average salary £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £52,075 £47,250 £52,500
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £100,000 £83,000
UK excluding London average salary £53,458 £70,000 £63,750
% change year-on-year
-23.63% +9.80%

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
104608 102056 108531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.68% 94.69% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 87149 82785 93534
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,750 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 24 December 2014 within the UK.

Head of Testing Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of Testing
Top 17 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 24 December 2014. 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 +2 20 £72,500 +3.57% 2
London -7 9 £95,000 +5.55%
Nottingham - 4 £53,458 -
Nottinghamshire - 4 £53,458 -
East Midlands - 4 £53,458 -
City of London +12 3 £72,500 +3.57%
Essex -11 3 £72,500 -17.14%
East of England -16 3 £72,500 -22.66%
Colchester - 3 £72,500 -
South East -14 2 £47,500 -32.14% 2
Brighton - 2 £47,500 - 2
Leeds - 2 £55,000 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £55,000 -
Yorkshire - 2 £55,000 -
East Sussex - 2 £47,500 - 2
Scotland +10 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -

Head of Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 20 (39.22%) Finance
2 17 (33.33%) QA
3 15 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (27.45%) ISEB
5 13 (25.49%) Manual Testing
6 12 (23.53%) Project Management
6 12 (23.53%) Automated Testing
7 11 (21.57%) ITIL
7 11 (21.57%) Service Management
7 11 (21.57%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (21.57%) Degree
8 10 (19.61%) PRINCE2
9 8 (15.69%) Six Sigma
9 8 (15.69%) Business Analysis
10 7 (13.73%) PMI
10 7 (13.73%) PMI Certification
10 7 (13.73%) Scrum
10 7 (13.73%) Lean Six Sigma
10 7 (13.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 7 (13.73%) Test Strategy
10 7 (13.73%) Demand Management
10 7 (13.73%) Line Management
11 6 (11.76%) Software Testing
11 6 (11.76%) ISTQB
11 6 (11.76%) Performance Testing
11 6 (11.76%) Automation Testing
12 5 (9.80%) Test Management
12 5 (9.80%) Waterfall
13 4 (7.84%) JUnit
13 4 (7.84%) E-Commerce

Head of Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.96%) Hadoop
1 1 (1.96%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (7.84%) JUnit
1 4 (7.84%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (7.84%) LoadRunner
1 4 (7.84%) TestPartner
1 4 (7.84%) SilkPerformer
1 4 (7.84%) QALoad
1 4 (7.84%) Selenium
1 4 (7.84%) jMock
1 4 (7.84%) EasyMock
2 1 (1.96%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
General
1 20 (39.22%) Finance
2 4 (7.84%) Law
2 4 (7.84%) Back Office
3 2 (3.92%) Banking
3 2 (3.92%) Retail
4 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.73%) PMI
2 2 (3.92%) E-Learning
3 1 (1.96%) Learning Management System
3 1 (1.96%) Open Source
3 1 (1.96%) New Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (25.49%) Manual Testing
3 12 (23.53%) Automated Testing
3 12 (23.53%) Project Management
4 11 (21.57%) Service Management
4 11 (21.57%) ITIL
4 11 (21.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (19.61%) PRINCE2
6 8 (15.69%) Six Sigma
6 8 (15.69%) Business Analysis
7 7 (13.73%) Scrum
7 7 (13.73%) Lean Six Sigma
7 7 (13.73%) Test Strategy
7 7 (13.73%) Demand Management
7 7 (13.73%) Line Management
8 6 (11.76%) Automation Testing
8 6 (11.76%) Software Testing
8 6 (11.76%) Performance Testing
9 5 (9.80%) Test Management
9 5 (9.80%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 14 (27.45%) ISEB
2 11 (21.57%) Degree
3 7 (13.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 7 (13.73%) PMI Certification
4 6 (11.76%) ISTQB
5 2 (3.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (3.92%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.96%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.96%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (1.96%) HP
1 1 (1.96%) Capita
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