Period
to 28 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Head of Testing was £688 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 28 July 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
6 months to
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 847 869 871
Rank change year-on-year +22 +2 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Testing 8 16 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.015% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.015% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 16
UK median daily rate £688 £519 £713
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.53% -27.19% -1.72%
10th Percentile £546 £472 £506
90th Percentile £898 £719 £794
UK excluding London median daily rate £825 £488 £633
% change year-on-year +69.23% -22.92% -12.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 91120 104399 106991
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.01% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 59126 67920 66321
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +1.01%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £234
90th Percentile £620 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2895 3106 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.52%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.41 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.19 £47.07 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -6.47% +11.76% -

Head of Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Head of Testing in the UK

Head of Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Head of Testing in the UK

Head of Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Head of Testing over the 6 months to 28 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Head of Testing in the UK

Head of Testing
Top 6 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 28 July 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
England +37 8 £688 +32.53% 2
UK excluding London +54 6 £825 +69.23% 1
South East +36 4 £900 - 1
London +10 2 £600 +11.67% 1
North West - 2 £750 -
North of England - 2 £750 -

Head of Testing Skill Set
Top 26 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 featuring Head of Testing in the job title.

1 6 (75.00%) QA
2 4 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
3 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
3 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
4 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (12.50%) Coaching
5 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
5 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 1 (12.50%) Java
5 1 (12.50%) RESTful
5 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
5 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
5 1 (12.50%) BDD
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (12.50%) TDD
5 1 (12.50%) Retail
5 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
5 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Selenium
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Test Management

Head of Testing Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
1 1 (12.50%) Selenium
General
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) RESTful
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (50.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
1 4 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
2 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) BDD
4 1 (12.50%) Coaching
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
4 1 (12.50%) TDD
4 1 (12.50%) Test Management
4 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
4 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (75.00%) QA
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