The median annual salary for a Head of Testing was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

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

Head of Testing
England / North West
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 248 229 -
Rank change year-on-year -19 -  
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Testing 3 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.047% 0.070% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.072% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 0
Median salary £72,500 £54,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +34.25% -  
UK excluding London median salary £75,000 £72,500 £82,500
% change year-on-year +3.44% -12.12%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 6109 5519 6306
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.68% 96.99% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 5063 4666 5023
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £24,000 £24,690
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Head of Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Head of Testing in the North West

Head of Testing
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Head of Testing in the North West

Head of Testing
Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 26 April 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
Cheshire -4 2 £72,500 -3.33%
Manchester -25 1 £65,500 +21.29% 1
Head of Testing
England

Head of Testing Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 North West region featuring Head of Testing in the job title.

1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) QA
2 3 (60.00%) Google
2 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (60.00%) Automation Testing
2 3 (60.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Management
4 1 (20.00%) Kanban
4 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) ISEB
4 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Banking
4 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Supplier Management
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Line Management
4 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (20.00%) Re-Platforming
4 1 (20.00%) JIRA
4 1 (20.00%) Release Management

Head of Testing Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (20.00%) JIRA
1 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Automation Testing
2 3 (60.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Management
4 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) Kanban
4 1 (20.00%) Line Management
4 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (20.00%) Release Management
4 1 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Supplier Management
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Test Management
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Google
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ANSON MCCADE
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