Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Head of Testing was £625 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Head of Testing
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 845 858 842
Rank change year-on-year +13 -16 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Testing 6 8 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.006% 0.008% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.007% 0.009% 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 21
England median daily rate £625 £750 £750
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% - +25.00%
10th Percentile £543 £725 £450
90th Percentile £898 £775 £975
UK median daily rate £625 £750 £775
% change year-on-year -16.67% -3.23% +29.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89936 92818 97863
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.77% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59957 61108 63299
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2672 2997 3790
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%

Head of Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Head of Testing in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Head of Testing in England

Head of Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Head of Testing in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Head of Testing in England

Head of Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Head of Testing in England over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Head of Testing in England

Head of Testing
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Testing within the England region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +10 3 £900 -
London -34 3 £600 -19.97%
Head of Testing
UK

Head of Testing Skill Set
Top 21 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Head of Testing contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Head of Testing in the job title.

1 4 (66.67%) QA
2 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
3 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) RESTful
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
4 1 (16.67%) TDD
4 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Selenium
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) Java

Head of Testing Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) RESTful
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
1 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) QA