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

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Testing
Rank 870 888 952
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +64
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Testing 45 80 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.073% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.048% 0.076% 0.036%
Number of salaries quoted 40 37 36
Median salary £76,250 £75,000 £83,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.66% -9.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £72,250 £50,840 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £87,750 £91,000 £107,500
UK excluding London median salary £78,750 £75,000 £71,250
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%

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
94583 105789 113621
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.30% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 79575 87313 92642
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 £70,000 £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 July 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 28 July 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
(Click see detailed
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 +18 43 £77,500 +1.63% 2
South East +38 20 £80,000 -5.88%
Hampshire +20 19 £80,000 -5.88%
London +32 15 £72,500 -9.37%
Aldershot - 12 £80,000 -
City of London +66 6 £72,500 +2.11%
West Midlands - 6 £71,250 - 1
Birmingham - 4 £75,000 -
Scotland +4 2 £75,000 +50.00% 1
Edinburgh +3 2 £75,000 +50.00% 1
Canary Wharf - 2 £102,500 -
South West +12 1 £90,000 - 1
North West -3 1 - -
Farnham - 1 £75,000 -
Worcester - 1 £72,500 -
Worcestershire - 1 £72,500 -
Surrey - 1 £75,000 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £90,000 -

Head of Testing Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (70.83%) Test Strategy
2 47 (65.28%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (47.22%) QA
4 32 (44.44%) Test Automation
5 30 (41.67%) SDLC
6 29 (40.28%) Waterfall
7 28 (38.89%) Selenium
8 27 (37.50%) ISTQB
9 26 (36.11%) Java
10 23 (31.94%) C#
10 23 (31.94%) Test Planning
11 22 (30.56%) Defect Management
12 21 (29.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 21 (29.17%) V-Model
13 20 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
13 20 (27.78%) HP UFT
14 19 (26.39%) RUP
14 19 (26.39%) Bugzilla
14 19 (26.39%) Risk Analysis
14 19 (26.39%) Testopia
14 19 (26.39%) Ranorex
15 15 (20.83%) Finance
16 11 (15.28%) Stakeholder Management
16 11 (15.28%) Automation Testing
17 10 (13.89%) Test Management
18 8 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
18 8 (11.11%) Performance Testing
18 8 (11.11%) Release Management
18 8 (11.11%) Regression Testing
19 6 (8.33%) People Management

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 (1.39%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.39%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.39%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.78%) 2G
1 2 (2.78%) 3G
1 2 (2.78%) 4G
1 2 (2.78%) HTTP
1 2 (2.78%) INAP
1 2 (2.78%) M3UA
1 2 (2.78%) RANAP
1 2 (2.78%) SCCP
1 2 (2.78%) SCTP
1 2 (2.78%) SIGTRAN
1 2 (2.78%) SMPP
1 2 (2.78%) TCAP
1 2 (2.78%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.39%) Data Mining
1 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 28 (38.89%) Selenium
2 20 (27.78%) HP UFT
3 19 (26.39%) Bugzilla
3 19 (26.39%) Ranorex
3 19 (26.39%) Testopia
4 6 (8.33%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.78%) JIRA
5 2 (2.78%) NUnit
6 1 (1.39%) FitNesse
6 1 (1.39%) JMeter
6 1 (1.39%) JUnit
6 1 (1.39%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (1.39%) SilkTest
6 1 (1.39%) TestNG
6 1 (1.39%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (20.83%) Finance
2 3 (4.17%) Banking
3 2 (2.78%) Back Office
4 1 (1.39%) Front Office
4 1 (1.39%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.39%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.33%) Gherkin
2 3 (4.17%) SOAP
3 2 (2.78%) Ajax
3 2 (2.78%) jQuery
3 2 (2.78%) Web Services
4 1 (1.39%) .NET
4 1 (1.39%) CSS
4 1 (1.39%) Guava
4 1 (1.39%) Guice
4 1 (1.39%) HTML
4 1 (1.39%) REST
4 1 (1.39%) RESTEasy
4 1 (1.39%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.78%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.39%) Fintech
3 1 (1.39%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.39%) Android
1 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
1 1 (1.39%) Linux
1 1 (1.39%) Unix
1 1 (1.39%) Windows
1 1 (1.39%) Windows 7
1 1 (1.39%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (70.83%) Test Strategy
2 47 (65.28%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (44.44%) Test Automation
4 30 (41.67%) SDLC
5 29 (40.28%) Waterfall
6 23 (31.94%) Test Planning
7 22 (30.56%) Defect Management
8 21 (29.17%) V-Model
9 19 (26.39%) Risk Analysis
9 19 (26.39%) RUP
10 11 (15.28%) Automation Testing
10 11 (15.28%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (13.89%) Test Management
12 8 (11.11%) Performance Testing
12 8 (11.11%) Regression Testing
12 8 (11.11%) Release Management
12 8 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (8.33%) People Management
14 5 (6.94%) Line Management
14 5 (6.94%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 26 (36.11%) Java
2 23 (31.94%) C#
3 4 (5.56%) Python
4 3 (4.17%) C++
5 2 (2.78%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.39%) SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (37.50%) ISTQB
2 21 (29.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 6 (8.33%) ISEB
4 4 (5.56%) Degree
5 2 (2.78%) CEH
5 2 (2.78%) CISM
5 2 (2.78%) CISSP
5 2 (2.78%) CREST Certified
5 2 (2.78%) GIAC
5 2 (2.78%) OSCP
5 2 (2.78%) Tigerscheme
6 1 (1.39%) CHECK Team Leader
6 1 (1.39%) CHECK Team Member
6 1 (1.39%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.39%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (47.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 20 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.78%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 2 (2.78%) Agilent
2 1 (1.39%) Citrix
2 1 (1.39%) HP
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle
South West
Talent International
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
West Midlands
Huxley
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 5 days ago