The median annual salary for a Head of Testing was £110,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Head of Testing
UK / England
Rank 813 910 912
Rank change year-on-year +97 +2  
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Testing 30 22 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.038% 0.023% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.024% 0.019%
Number of salaries quoted 21 20 13
Median salary £110,000 £70,000 £82,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +57.14% -15.15%  
90% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £45,500
10% offered a salary of more than £115,000 £92,500 £92,500
UK excluding London median salary £90,000 £62,500 £78,750
% change year-on-year +44.00% -20.63%  

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

IT Job Roles
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 76500 93487 97724
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.27% 96.44% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 64049 79038 80601
Median salary £46,000 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.09% +1.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Head of Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Head of Testing in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Head of Testing in England

Head of Testing
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Head of Testing in England

Head of Testing
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Head of Testing in England over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Head of Testing in England

Head of Testing
Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. 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 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
South East +75 9 £65,000 -11.86%
East of England +34 7 £110,000 +15.78%
South West +29 6 £57,500 -17.85% 1
London +73 5 £115,000 +35.29% 2
North West -13 3 £72,500 +45.00% 2
Head of Testing
UK

Head of Testing Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, 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 England region featuring Head of Testing in the job title.

1 35 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 35 (62.50%) QA
2 28 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 27 (48.21%) SDLC
4 25 (44.64%) Software Testing
5 18 (32.14%) Test Strategy
5 18 (32.14%) Non-Functional Testing
6 15 (26.79%) TDD
6 15 (26.79%) Test Automation
6 15 (26.79%) Scrum
7 14 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 13 (23.21%) BDD
9 12 (21.43%) .NET
9 12 (21.43%) Microsoft
9 12 (21.43%) Release Management
9 12 (21.43%) Selenium
10 11 (19.64%) Test Management
10 11 (19.64%) HP UFT
10 11 (19.64%) Finance
10 11 (19.64%) Virtual Team Management
10 11 (19.64%) Virtual Team
11 10 (17.86%) HP
11 10 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (17.86%) JIRA
12 9 (16.07%) Manual Testing
12 9 (16.07%) Android
12 9 (16.07%) Software Delivery
12 9 (16.07%) Apple iOS
12 9 (16.07%) Functional Testing
13 8 (14.29%) Zephyr

Head of Testing Skill Set
Top Related 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 12 (21.43%) Selenium
2 11 (19.64%) HP UFT
3 10 (17.86%) JIRA
4 8 (14.29%) Zephyr
5 2 (3.57%) LoadRunner
General
1 11 (19.64%) Finance
2 8 (14.29%) Publishing
3 2 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.79%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (21.43%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.64%) Virtual Team
2 5 (8.93%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.36%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.57%) Cyber Defence
4 2 (3.57%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.57%) iPad
4 2 (3.57%) NHS
5 1 (1.79%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.07%) Android
1 9 (16.07%) Apple iOS
2 8 (14.29%) Windows
3 3 (5.36%) Linux
3 3 (5.36%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 27 (48.21%) SDLC
4 25 (44.64%) Software Testing
5 18 (32.14%) Non-Functional Testing
5 18 (32.14%) Test Strategy
6 15 (26.79%) Scrum
6 15 (26.79%) TDD
6 15 (26.79%) Test Automation
7 14 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 13 (23.21%) BDD
9 12 (21.43%) Release Management
10 11 (19.64%) Test Management
10 11 (19.64%) Virtual Team Management
11 10 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (16.07%) Functional Testing
12 9 (16.07%) Manual Testing
12 9 (16.07%) Software Delivery
13 8 (14.29%) Demand Management
13 8 (14.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.79%) C#
1 1 (1.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (7.14%) ISEB
1 4 (7.14%) ISTQB
2 3 (5.36%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (3.57%) CEH
3 2 (3.57%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (62.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 10 (17.86%) HP
3 2 (3.57%) Google
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