The median annual salary for a Head of Testing was £110,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 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
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 826 929 959
Rank change year-on-year +103 +30  
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Testing 32 25 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.038% 0.024% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.025% 0.018%
Number of salaries quoted 23 22 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 £53,500 £50,400 £45,500
10% offered a salary of more than £114,000 £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. 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
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 82030 100201 104416
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68128 83906 85283
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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

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

Job vacancy trend for Head of Testing in the UK

Head of Testing
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Head of Testing in the UK

Head of Testing
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Head of Testing over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Head of Testing in the UK

Head of Testing
Top 25 Job Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 28 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
England +114 31 £110,000 +57.14% 4
South East +59 10 £72,500 -1.69%
East of England +26 7 £110,000 +15.78%
Essex +20 7 £110,000 +15.78%
South West +34 6 £57,500 -17.85% 1
Bristol +10 6 £57,500 -17.85%
London +74 5 £115,000 +35.29% 1
Oxfordshire - 5 £90,000 -
Oxford - 5 £90,000 -
Chelmsford - 5 £110,000 -
North West -14 3 £72,500 +45.00% 2
City of London +38 2 £117,500 +71.52%
Cheshire +7 2 £72,500 -3.33% 2
Chester +6 2 £72,500 -3.33% 2
Kent - 2 £52,500 -
Dover - 2 £52,500 -
Berkshire +37 1 £65,000 -11.86%
Reading +33 1 £65,000 -
Manchester -24 1 £90,000 +81.81%
Cardiff - 1 £45,000 -
South Wales - 1 £45,000 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £92,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £92,500 -
Hampshire - 1 £80,000 -
Wales - 1 £45,000 -

Head of Testing Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

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

1 37 (62.71%) Agile Software Development
1 37 (62.71%) QA
2 29 (49.15%) Waterfall
2 29 (49.15%) SDLC
3 25 (42.37%) Software Testing
4 20 (33.90%) Test Strategy
5 19 (32.20%) Non-Functional Testing
6 17 (28.81%) Test Automation
7 16 (27.12%) Scrum
8 15 (25.42%) TDD
9 14 (23.73%) BDD
9 14 (23.73%) Continuous Improvement
10 13 (22.03%) Selenium
10 13 (22.03%) Release Management
11 12 (20.34%) .NET
11 12 (20.34%) Microsoft
11 12 (20.34%) HP UFT
11 12 (20.34%) Finance
12 11 (18.64%) User Acceptance Testing
12 11 (18.64%) Test Management
12 11 (18.64%) Virtual Team Management
12 11 (18.64%) Virtual Team
13 10 (16.95%) JIRA
13 10 (16.95%) HP
14 9 (15.25%) Apple iOS
14 9 (15.25%) Android
14 9 (15.25%) Manual Testing
14 9 (15.25%) Software Delivery
14 9 (15.25%) Functional Testing
15 8 (13.56%) Demand 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 13 (22.03%) Selenium
2 12 (20.34%) HP UFT
3 10 (16.95%) JIRA
4 8 (13.56%) Zephyr
5 3 (5.08%) LoadRunner
General
1 12 (20.34%) Finance
2 8 (13.56%) Publishing
3 2 (3.39%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.69%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.34%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.64%) Virtual Team
2 5 (8.47%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.08%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.39%) Cyber Defence
4 2 (3.39%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.39%) iPad
4 2 (3.39%) NHS
5 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.69%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.25%) Android
1 9 (15.25%) Apple iOS
2 8 (13.56%) Windows
3 3 (5.08%) Linux
3 3 (5.08%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (62.71%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (49.15%) SDLC
2 29 (49.15%) Waterfall
3 25 (42.37%) Software Testing
4 20 (33.90%) Test Strategy
5 19 (32.20%) Non-Functional Testing
6 17 (28.81%) Test Automation
7 16 (27.12%) Scrum
8 15 (25.42%) TDD
9 14 (23.73%) BDD
9 14 (23.73%) Continuous Improvement
10 13 (22.03%) Release Management
11 11 (18.64%) Test Management
11 11 (18.64%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (18.64%) Virtual Team Management
12 9 (15.25%) Functional Testing
12 9 (15.25%) Manual Testing
12 9 (15.25%) Software Delivery
13 8 (13.56%) Project Management
13 8 (13.56%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.69%) C#
1 1 (1.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (8.47%) ISEB
1 5 (8.47%) ISTQB
2 3 (5.08%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (3.39%) CEH
3 2 (3.39%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (62.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (20.34%) Microsoft
2 10 (16.95%) HP
3 2 (3.39%) Google
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