Period
to 22 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Head of Testing was £69,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 22 July 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
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 353 330 359
Rank change year-on-year -23 +29 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Testing 8 6 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.061% 0.052% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.053% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 8 5 10
North West median annual salary £69,000 £54,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.78% -28.00% +36.36%
10th Percentile £57,125 £45,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £81,875 £68,900 £77,875
England median annual salary £92,500 £75,000 £80,000
% change year-on-year +23.33% -6.25% +14.29%

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 12755 11280 12765
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.64% 97.51% 96.91%
Number of salaries quoted 10457 9497 10282
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Head of Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Head of Testing in the North West over the 6 months to 22 July 2017.

Salary histogram 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 6 months to 22 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -34 5 £64,000 +18.52%
Cheshire -16 3 £72,500 -3.33%
Head of Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (75.00%) QA
2 5 (62.50%) Test Automation
3 4 (50.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (37.50%) Scrum
4 3 (37.50%) Google
4 3 (37.50%) Performance Management
4 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
4 3 (37.50%) Mentoring
5 2 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (25.00%) SDLC
5 2 (25.00%) Line Management
5 2 (25.00%) Test Management
5 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (25.00%) Kanban
5 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (25.00%) BDD
5 2 (25.00%) JIRA
5 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (25.00%) TDD
5 2 (25.00%) ISEB
5 2 (25.00%) Re-Platforming
6 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
6 1 (12.50%) Finance
6 1 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (12.50%) B2C
6 1 (12.50%) Banking
6 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
6 1 (12.50%) Java

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) JIRA
1 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Test Automation
3 4 (50.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (37.50%) Mentoring
4 3 (37.50%) Performance Management
4 3 (37.50%) Scrum
4 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
5 2 (25.00%) BDD
5 2 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (25.00%) Kanban
5 2 (25.00%) Line Management
5 2 (25.00%) Re-Platforming
5 2 (25.00%) SDLC
5 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (25.00%) TDD
5 2 (25.00%) Test Management
5 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
6 1 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (75.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Google