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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Testing
Rank 868 865 864
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Testing 28 16 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.015% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.016% 0.021%
Number of salaries quoted 25 10 20
Average salary £70,000 £80,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £49,700 £60,000
10% offered a salary of more than £98,000 £125,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £112,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year
-37.77% +87.50%

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
107752 102864 107643
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.55% 94.57% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 88108 85518 91703
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 24 October 2014 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 24 October 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
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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 0 26 £67,500 -15.62% 4
London +25 14 £67,500 +12.50% 1
Birmingham - 5 £80,000 -
West Midlands - 5 £80,000 -
Manchester 0 4 £60,000 +27.65%
North West -18 4 £60,000 +27.65%
City of London +21 2 £77,500 +29.16%
Scotland - 2 £75,000 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £62,500 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £62,500 - 1
Edinburgh - 2 £75,000 -
Leeds - 2 £62,500 - 1
Essex -3 1 £72,500 -
East of England -20 1 £72,500 -
Colchester - 1 £72,500 -

Head of Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 35 (50.72%) Finance
2 33 (47.83%) QA
3 28 (40.58%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (36.23%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (20.29%) Project Management
6 13 (18.84%) Line Management
7 12 (17.39%) Test Management
7 12 (17.39%) Manual Testing
7 12 (17.39%) Retail
7 12 (17.39%) Software Testing
8 11 (15.94%) Automated Testing
8 11 (15.94%) PRINCE2
8 11 (15.94%) Test Strategy
9 10 (14.49%) E-Commerce
9 10 (14.49%) Degree
10 9 (13.04%) ISEB
10 9 (13.04%) LoadRunner
10 9 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (11.59%) Waterfall
11 8 (11.59%) Six Sigma
11 8 (11.59%) Service Management
11 8 (11.59%) ITIL
11 8 (11.59%) ISTQB
11 8 (11.59%) Business Analysis
11 8 (11.59%) Scrum
12 7 (10.14%) PMI
12 7 (10.14%) PMI Certification
12 7 (10.14%) Demand Management
12 7 (10.14%) Non-Functional Testing
12 7 (10.14%) Automation Testing

Head of Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (1.45%) Node.js
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.35%) Big Data
3 1 (1.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (1.45%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (1.45%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.45%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.45%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.45%) Redis
Development Applications
1 9 (13.04%) LoadRunner
2 6 (8.70%) Selenium
3 5 (7.25%) jMock
3 5 (7.25%) EasyMock
3 5 (7.25%) TestPartner
3 5 (7.25%) SilkPerformer
3 5 (7.25%) QALoad
3 5 (7.25%) JUnit
3 5 (7.25%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (1.45%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.45%) Jenkins
General
1 35 (50.72%) Finance
2 12 (17.39%) Retail
3 5 (7.25%) Banking
4 4 (5.80%) Games
5 3 (4.35%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.90%) Law
6 2 (2.90%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.45%) Marketing
7 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.45%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.14%) PMI
2 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.45%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.45%) UNIX
1 1 (1.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (40.58%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (36.23%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (20.29%) Project Management
4 13 (18.84%) Line Management
5 12 (17.39%) Test Management
5 12 (17.39%) Manual Testing
5 12 (17.39%) Software Testing
6 11 (15.94%) Automated Testing
6 11 (15.94%) PRINCE2
6 11 (15.94%) Test Strategy
7 10 (14.49%) E-Commerce
8 9 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (11.59%) Business Analysis
9 8 (11.59%) ITIL
9 8 (11.59%) Six Sigma
9 8 (11.59%) Service Management
9 8 (11.59%) Scrum
9 8 (11.59%) Waterfall
10 7 (10.14%) Demand Management
10 7 (10.14%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.45%) Java
1 1 (1.45%) JavaScript
1 1 (1.45%) Perl
1 1 (1.45%) Python
1 1 (1.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (14.49%) Degree
2 9 (13.04%) ISEB
3 8 (11.59%) ISTQB
4 7 (10.14%) PMI Certification
4 7 (10.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (2.90%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (2.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.45%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.45%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (47.83%) QA
2 1 (1.45%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (5.80%) HP
2 2 (2.90%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.45%) Capita
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Hays UK - University of Nottingham
Posted: 21 hours ago
Nottingham
University of Nottingham
Salary: £48,743 - £58,172
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £80000.00 - £110000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago