The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Testing
Rank 854 846 854
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Testing 42 23 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.021% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.022% 0.024%
Number of salaries quoted 35 19 27
Average salary £85,000 £57,500 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+47.82% -
90% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £55,000 £54,000
10% offered a salary of more than £108,000 £80,000 £69,000
UK excluding London average salary £72,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+26.08% +4.54%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110132 102981 111649
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.41% 95.09%
Number of salaries quoted 90172 85675 95884
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.29%

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 11 July 2014 within the UK.

Head of Testing Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of Testing
Top 30 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 11 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 39 £85,000 +47.82% 3
London -22 19 £87,500 +45.83% 1
City of London - 7 £100,000 -
Yorkshire - 6 £50,000 - 1
East of England - 5 £105,000 -
Norwich - 5 £105,000 -
Norfolk - 5 £105,000 -
South East -13 4 - -
West Yorkshire - 4 £65,000 - 1
Birmingham +11 3 £70,000 - 1
West Midlands 0 3 £70,000 -12.50% 1
Oxfordshire +2 2 - -
Hampshire +1 2 - -
Surrey +1 2 - -
South Yorkshire - 2 £50,000 -
Sheffield - 2 £50,000 -
Berkshire - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Bradford - 2 £50,000 -
Leatherhead - 2 - -
North West 0 1 £55,000 -
Altrincham -1 1 £55,000 -
Manchester -2 1 £55,000 -
Scotland -13 1 £57,500 -
Edinburgh -16 1 £57,500 -
Halifax - 1 £80,000 -
Harrow - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £61,403 -
Leeds - 1 £81,000 - 1
South West - 1 £61,403 -

Head of Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 48 (59.26%) QA
2 33 (40.74%) Finance
3 26 (32.10%) Stakeholder Management
4 24 (29.63%) Software Testing
5 22 (27.16%) Test Strategy
6 17 (20.99%) Retail
7 15 (18.52%) Automated Testing
7 15 (18.52%) ISEB
7 15 (18.52%) LoadRunner
8 14 (17.28%) Manual Testing
9 13 (16.05%) Test Management
9 13 (16.05%) Selenium
10 12 (14.81%) Automation Testing
11 11 (13.58%) QMS
11 11 (13.58%) EasyMock
11 11 (13.58%) jMock
11 11 (13.58%) QALoad
11 11 (13.58%) ISTQB
11 11 (13.58%) SilkPerformer
11 11 (13.58%) TestPartner
11 11 (13.58%) JUnit
11 11 (13.58%) QuickTest Pro
12 10 (12.35%) E-Commerce
13 9 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
14 8 (9.88%) Non-Functional Testing
14 8 (9.88%) Waterfall
14 8 (9.88%) Continuous Improvement
14 8 (9.88%) Data Warehouse
14 8 (9.88%) Agile Software Development
15 7 (8.64%) Data Analysis

Head of Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.23%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.88%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.47%) Big Data
3 1 (1.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (1.23%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (1.23%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.23%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.23%) Redis
Development Applications
1 15 (18.52%) LoadRunner
2 13 (16.05%) Selenium
3 11 (13.58%) jMock
3 11 (13.58%) EasyMock
3 11 (13.58%) JUnit
3 11 (13.58%) TestPartner
3 11 (13.58%) SilkPerformer
3 11 (13.58%) QALoad
3 11 (13.58%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (2.47%) TestDirector
5 1 (1.23%) QADirector
General
1 33 (40.74%) Finance
2 17 (20.99%) Retail
3 6 (7.41%) Games
4 5 (6.17%) Banking
5 4 (4.94%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.47%) Back Office
6 2 (2.47%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.47%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.94%) Web Services
2 1 (1.23%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.94%) Social Media
2 1 (1.23%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.23%) UNIX
1 1 (1.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (32.10%) Stakeholder Management
2 24 (29.63%) Software Testing
3 22 (27.16%) Test Strategy
4 15 (18.52%) Automated Testing
5 14 (17.28%) Manual Testing
6 13 (16.05%) Test Management
7 12 (14.81%) Automation Testing
8 11 (13.58%) QMS
9 10 (12.35%) E-Commerce
10 9 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (9.88%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (9.88%) Non-Functional Testing
11 8 (9.88%) Waterfall
11 8 (9.88%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (8.64%) Performance Improvement
12 7 (8.64%) Time Management
12 7 (8.64%) Project Management
12 7 (8.64%) Data Analysis
13 6 (7.41%) Performance Testing
13 6 (7.41%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.23%) Java
1 1 (1.23%) JavaScript
1 1 (1.23%) Perl
1 1 (1.23%) Python
1 1 (1.23%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (18.52%) ISEB
2 11 (13.58%) ISTQB
3 5 (6.17%) Degree
4 3 (3.70%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.47%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.23%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (59.26%) QA
2 3 (3.70%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (7.41%) HP
2 2 (2.47%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.23%) Capita
Leeds
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Car, Bonus, Pension
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Sanderson
Salary: £80000 - £95000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum Bonus and Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago