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 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Testing
Rank 921 969 955
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Testing 27 16 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.014% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.015% 0.034%
Number of salaries quoted 25 12 27
Average salary £75,000 £82,500 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +43.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £59,400 £48,000 £46,000
10% offered a salary of more than £92,500 £92,500 £88,500
UK excluding London average salary £72,500 £82,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
-12.12% +50.00%

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
99394 108225 115334
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.25% 96.46% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 83478 88313 93538
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 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
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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 +43 24 £75,000 -9.09% 2
London +27 16 £85,000 +13.33% 2
North West - 4 £54,000 -
Scotland - 3 £77,000 -
City of London +63 2 £84,252 +12.33%
South East +3 2 £76,250 -7.57%
Glasgow - 2 £70,000 -
Manchester - 2 £54,000 -
Berkshire +17 1 £77,500 +8.77%
Kent -7 1 £75,000 +57.89%
Bristol - 1 £70,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £90,000 -
Cheshire - 1 £75,000 -
Lancashire - 1 £45,000 -
Chester - 1 £75,000 -
Bromley - 1 £72,500 -
South West - 1 £70,000 -
Edinburgh - 1 £84,000 -

Head of Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 43 (61.43%) QA
2 42 (60.00%) Test Strategy
3 38 (54.29%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (28.57%) Finance
5 18 (25.71%) Test Management
6 17 (24.29%) ISTQB
7 14 (20.00%) Automated Testing
7 14 (20.00%) Waterfall
8 13 (18.57%) ISEB
9 12 (17.14%) Manual Testing
10 11 (15.71%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (14.29%) ITIL
11 10 (14.29%) Test Automation
12 9 (12.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 9 (12.86%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (12.86%) Software Testing
13 8 (11.43%) Degree
13 8 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (11.43%) SCCM
14 7 (10.00%) Computer Science
14 7 (10.00%) SOAP
14 7 (10.00%) Risk Management
15 6 (8.57%) Business Continuity
15 6 (8.57%) Information Security
15 6 (8.57%) Banking
15 6 (8.57%) Penetration Testing
15 6 (8.57%) E-Commerce
15 6 (8.57%) VoIP
15 6 (8.57%) HTTP
15 6 (8.57%) Java

Head of Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

Cloud Services
1 6 (8.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.57%) HTTP
1 6 (8.57%) INAP
1 6 (8.57%) M3UA
1 6 (8.57%) RANAP
1 6 (8.57%) SCCP
1 6 (8.57%) SCTP
1 6 (8.57%) SIGTRAN
1 6 (8.57%) SMPP
1 6 (8.57%) TCAP
1 6 (8.57%) VoIP
2 3 (4.29%) 2G
2 3 (4.29%) 3G
2 3 (4.29%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.43%) Big Data
1 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (5.71%) JIRA
1 4 (5.71%) Selenium
2 3 (4.29%) WebDriver
3 2 (2.86%) SpecFlow
3 2 (2.86%) TestDirector
4 1 (1.43%) FitNesse
4 1 (1.43%) JMeter
4 1 (1.43%) JUnit
4 1 (1.43%) NUnit
4 1 (1.43%) TestNG
General
1 20 (28.57%) Finance
2 6 (8.57%) Banking
3 5 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.29%) Legal
5 2 (2.86%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.86%) Private Banking
6 1 (1.43%) Front Office
6 1 (1.43%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.43%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.00%) SOAP
2 1 (1.43%) .NET
2 1 (1.43%) Ajax
2 1 (1.43%) CSS
2 1 (1.43%) HTML
2 1 (1.43%) jQuery
2 1 (1.43%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.86%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.86%) NHS
3 1 (1.43%) Neural Network
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.86%) Android
1 2 (2.86%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.43%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (60.00%) Test Strategy
2 38 (54.29%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (25.71%) Test Management
4 14 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 14 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 12 (17.14%) Manual Testing
6 11 (15.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (14.29%) ITIL
7 10 (14.29%) Test Automation
8 9 (12.86%) Software Testing
8 9 (12.86%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (10.00%) Risk Management
11 6 (8.57%) Business Continuity
11 6 (8.57%) Data Protection
11 6 (8.57%) E-Commerce
11 6 (8.57%) Information Security
11 6 (8.57%) Penetration Testing
11 6 (8.57%) Project Management
11 6 (8.57%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.57%) Java
2 5 (7.14%) C#
2 5 (7.14%) Python
3 4 (5.71%) C++
4 1 (1.43%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (24.29%) ISTQB
2 13 (18.57%) ISEB
3 9 (12.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 8 (11.43%) Degree
5 6 (8.57%) CREST Certified
6 2 (2.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.43%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (61.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (11.43%) SCCM
2 2 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (4.29%) Agilent
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle
East London
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Salary: £95000 - £110000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £60000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago