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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Testing
Rank 879 891 870
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Testing 17 38 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.032% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.034% 0.029%
Number of salaries quoted 13 26 22
Average salary £82,500 £56,250 £80,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+46.66% -29.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £45,000 £55,500
10% offered a salary of more than £92,500 £88,750 £97,000
UK excluding London average salary £82,500 £55,000 £62,750
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -12.35%

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
104266 112858 106109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.61% 94.74%
Number of salaries quoted 85211 91758 88345
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,896 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 1 May 2015 within the UK.

Head of Testing Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of Testing
Top 15 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 1 May 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 +2 17 £82,500 +50.00% 6
South East +6 10 £82,500 -
London +22 5 £45,000 -47.05% 5
Hampshire -3 4 £92,500 +42.30%
Hook - 4 £92,500 -
City of London +30 2 £75,000 +7.14%
West Yorkshire +18 2 £52,500 -
Leeds +10 2 £52,500 -
Yorkshire +9 2 £52,500 -
Buckinghamshire +9 2 £82,500 -
Berkshire -4 2 £71,250 -
Kent - 2 £47,500 -
Dover - 2 £47,500 -
Harrow - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £70,000 -

Head of Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 20 (54.05%) QA
2 11 (29.73%) Finance
3 10 (27.03%) Test Strategy
4 8 (21.62%) ISEB
4 8 (21.62%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (18.92%) Line Management
5 7 (18.92%) Automated Testing
6 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (16.22%) Test Management
6 6 (16.22%) Manual Testing
7 5 (13.51%) Penetration Testing
7 5 (13.51%) E-Learning
7 5 (13.51%) ISTQB
7 5 (13.51%) Degree
7 5 (13.51%) Selenium
7 5 (13.51%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (13.51%) Project Management
8 4 (10.81%) Change Management
8 4 (10.81%) Performance Testing
8 4 (10.81%) Telecoms
8 4 (10.81%) Retail
8 4 (10.81%) Content Management
8 4 (10.81%) PCI DSS
8 4 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (10.81%) Security Testing
8 4 (10.81%) OWASP
8 4 (10.81%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (10.81%) People Management
9 3 (8.11%) Mentoring
9 3 (8.11%) Learning Management System

Head of Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Selenium
2 2 (5.41%) JIRA
2 2 (5.41%) PHPUnit
3 1 (2.70%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.70%) NeoLoad
3 1 (2.70%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.70%) JMeter
3 1 (2.70%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (2.70%) LoadRunner
General
1 11 (29.73%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.81%) Retail
3 3 (8.11%) Back Office
4 2 (5.41%) Electronics
4 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.41%) Marketing
5 1 (2.70%) Games
5 1 (2.70%) Banking
5 1 (2.70%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.70%) Law
5 1 (2.70%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) E-Learning
2 3 (8.11%) Learning Management System
2 3 (8.11%) Open Source
3 2 (5.41%) DTV
3 2 (5.41%) New Media
4 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.70%) iPad
4 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.03%) Test Strategy
2 8 (21.62%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (18.92%) Line Management
3 7 (18.92%) Automated Testing
4 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (16.22%) Test Management
4 6 (16.22%) Manual Testing
5 5 (13.51%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (13.51%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (13.51%) Project Management
6 4 (10.81%) Change Management
6 4 (10.81%) Performance Testing
6 4 (10.81%) Content Management
6 4 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (10.81%) Security Testing
6 4 (10.81%) OWASP
6 4 (10.81%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (10.81%) People Management
7 3 (8.11%) Mentoring
7 3 (8.11%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.70%) Python
1 1 (2.70%) C#
1 1 (2.70%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (21.62%) ISEB
2 5 (13.51%) ISTQB
2 5 (13.51%) Degree
3 2 (5.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (5.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (54.05%) QA
2 4 (10.81%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.70%) FATCA
3 1 (2.70%) EMIR
3 1 (2.70%) Dodd-Frank
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (5.41%) SAP
1 2 (5.41%) HP
2 1 (2.70%) WorldPay
2 1 (2.70%) Google
2 1 (2.70%) Atlassian
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
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