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 25 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Head of Testing
UK
Rank 803 901 948
Rank change year-on-year
+98 +47
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Testing 38 38 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.037% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.048% 0.039% 0.017%
Number of salaries quoted 23 35 12
Median salary £110,000 £70,000 £53,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+57.14% +30.23%
UK excluding London median salary £90,000 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+56.52% +9.52%

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
79883 98427 103086
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.32% 96.43% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 66300 82530 84981
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 25 February 2017 within the UK.

Head of Testing Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of Testing
Top 23 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 25 February 2017. 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 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 +101 37 £110,000 +60.57% 2
South East +71 12 £65,000 -29.72%
East of England +28 10 £110,000 +15.78%
Essex +26 10 £110,000 +15.78%
Chelmsford - 9 £110,000 -
Oxford - 8 £90,000 -
Oxfordshire - 8 £90,000 -
London +73 6 £117,500 +30.55% 1
South West +18 6 £57,500 +11.65% 1
Bristol 0 6 £57,500 +11.65% 1
City of London +44 3 £117,500 +46.87%
North West -18 3 £72,500 +45.00%
Cheshire +17 2 £72,500 -3.33%
Chester +2 2 £72,500 -3.33%
Kent - 2 £52,500 -
Dover - 2 £52,500 -
Berkshire +48 1 £65,000 -29.72%
Reading +42 1 £65,000 -29.72%
Manchester -30 1 £90,000 +50.00%
Hampshire - 1 £80,000 -
Cardiff - 1 £45,000 -
South Wales - 1 £45,000 -
Wales - 1 £45,000 -

Head of Testing Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 41 (63.08%) QA
2 39 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (47.69%) Waterfall
4 30 (46.15%) SDLC
5 24 (36.92%) Software Testing
6 19 (29.23%) Test Automation
7 17 (26.15%) Non-Functional Testing
8 16 (24.62%) TDD
9 15 (23.08%) Selenium
9 15 (23.08%) Test Strategy
10 14 (21.54%) BDD
10 14 (21.54%) Release Management
10 14 (21.54%) Scrum
10 14 (21.54%) HP UFT
11 13 (20.00%) Finance
11 13 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
12 11 (16.92%) Virtual Team Management
12 11 (16.92%) Virtual Team
12 11 (16.92%) Test Management
12 11 (16.92%) .NET
12 11 (16.92%) Microsoft
13 10 (15.38%) HP
13 10 (15.38%) JIRA
13 10 (15.38%) Test Planning
14 9 (13.85%) Software Delivery
14 9 (13.85%) Apple iOS
14 9 (13.85%) Manual Testing
14 9 (13.85%) Android
14 9 (13.85%) User Acceptance Testing
15 8 (12.31%) Publishing

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.08%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 15 (23.08%) Selenium
2 14 (21.54%) HP UFT
3 10 (15.38%) JIRA
4 8 (12.31%) Zephyr
5 2 (3.08%) Bugzilla
5 2 (3.08%) LoadRunner
5 2 (3.08%) Ranorex
5 2 (3.08%) Testopia
6 1 (1.54%) CruiseControl
6 1 (1.54%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.54%) Hudson
6 1 (1.54%) JBehave
6 1 (1.54%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (20.00%) Finance
2 8 (12.31%) Publishing
3 2 (3.08%) Banking
3 2 (3.08%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.92%) .NET
2 1 (1.54%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.92%) Virtual Team
2 6 (9.23%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.15%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.08%) Bitcoin
4 2 (3.08%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.08%) Fintech
4 2 (3.08%) iPad
4 2 (3.08%) NHS
5 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.54%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.85%) Android
1 9 (13.85%) Apple iOS
2 8 (12.31%) Windows
3 4 (6.15%) Linux
3 4 (6.15%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (47.69%) Waterfall
3 30 (46.15%) SDLC
4 24 (36.92%) Software Testing
5 19 (29.23%) Test Automation
6 17 (26.15%) Non-Functional Testing
7 16 (24.62%) TDD
8 15 (23.08%) Test Strategy
9 14 (21.54%) BDD
9 14 (21.54%) Release Management
9 14 (21.54%) Scrum
10 13 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (16.92%) Test Management
11 11 (16.92%) Virtual Team Management
12 10 (15.38%) Test Planning
13 9 (13.85%) Manual Testing
13 9 (13.85%) Software Delivery
13 9 (13.85%) User Acceptance Testing
14 8 (12.31%) Project Management
14 8 (12.31%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.62%) C#
1 3 (4.62%) Java
2 1 (1.54%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (9.23%) ISTQB
2 4 (6.15%) ISEB
2 4 (6.15%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (3.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (63.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (6.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (16.92%) Microsoft
2 10 (15.38%) HP
3 2 (3.08%) Google
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