The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the West Midlands region that had Head of Testing featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Testing
Rank 236 212 226
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Testing 1 2 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.018% 0.038% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.039% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 8
Median salary £80,000 £82,500 £73,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.03% +11.86%
UK excluding London median salary £80,000 £75,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Head of Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. 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
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5485 5149 5491
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.99% 96.57% 97.24%
Number of salaries quoted 4352 4307 4601
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Head of Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region that featured Head of Testing in the job title.

Head of Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Head of Testing
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Head of Testing across the West Midlands region.

Head of Testing Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Head of Testing
Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Birmingham -23 1 £80,000 -3.03%
Head of Testing
England

Head of Testing Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Head of Testing in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 4 (57.14%) Test Strategy
3 3 (42.86%) Automation Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Line Management
3 3 (42.86%) Performance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Load Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Selenium
4 2 (28.57%) Scrum
4 2 (28.57%) Ajax
4 2 (28.57%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) Web Services
4 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
4 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
4 2 (28.57%) jQuery
5 1 (14.29%) BDD
5 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
5 1 (14.29%) Cross-Browser Testing
5 1 (14.29%) System Testing
5 1 (14.29%) V-Model
5 1 (14.29%) TestNG
5 1 (14.29%) Test Management
5 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting

Head of Testing Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) JMeter
2 1 (14.29%) NUnit
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium IDE
2 1 (14.29%) SilkTest
2 1 (14.29%) TestNG
2 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (14.29%) Back Office
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Ajax
1 2 (28.57%) jQuery
1 2 (28.57%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) CSS
2 1 (14.29%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
1 4 (57.14%) Test Strategy
2 3 (42.86%) Automation Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Line Management
2 3 (42.86%) Performance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
3 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Load Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
4 1 (14.29%) BDD
4 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (14.29%) System Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Management
4 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) Python
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (100.00%) QA