The median annual salary for a Head of Testing was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 864 884 942
Rank change year-on-year +20 +58  
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Testing 19 39 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.040% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.041% 0.031%
Number of salaries quoted 13 35 24
Median salary £70,000 £77,500 £77,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.67% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £62,800 £69,400 £46,500
10% offered a salary of more than £92,500 £98,000 £92,500
UK excluding London median salary £70,000 £75,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year -6.66% -  

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 84418 95048 107138
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.97% 96.53% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 69006 80088 88313
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £71,500
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

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 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Head of Testing in the UK

Head of Testing
Top 15 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 24 June 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 +32 19 £70,000 -9.67% 1
London +16 7 £83,750 -1.47%
South East +38 4 £92,500 +21.31% 1
North West -36 4 £64,750 +30.80%
Buckinghamshire - 4 £92,500 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £92,500 -
South West +10 3 £70,000 -22.22%
Manchester -21 3 £64,000 +18.51%
Salisbury - 3 £70,000 -
Wiltshire - 3 £70,000 -
City of London +24 1 £107,500 +48.27%
West Midlands +7 1 - -
Birmingham +7 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £72,500 -
Chester - 1 £72,500 -

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 32 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (58.00%) Test Automation
3 27 (54.00%) QA
4 20 (40.00%) SDLC
5 19 (38.00%) Waterfall
6 16 (32.00%) BDD
6 16 (32.00%) Scrum
6 16 (32.00%) Software Testing
6 16 (32.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 15 (30.00%) Selenium
7 15 (30.00%) HP UFT
7 15 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 14 (28.00%) Test Strategy
8 14 (28.00%) TDD
8 14 (28.00%) Finance
9 12 (24.00%) Test Management
10 10 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (18.00%) Microsoft
11 9 (18.00%) ISEB
12 8 (16.00%) .NET
12 8 (16.00%) JIRA
12 8 (16.00%) System Integration Testing
13 7 (14.00%) Virtual Team Management
13 7 (14.00%) Virtual Team
13 7 (14.00%) Performance Testing
14 6 (12.00%) Stress Testing
14 6 (12.00%) Release Management
14 6 (12.00%) HP
14 6 (12.00%) LoadRunner
14 6 (12.00%) Banking

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.00%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (30.00%) HP UFT
1 15 (30.00%) Selenium
2 8 (16.00%) JIRA
3 6 (12.00%) LoadRunner
4 4 (8.00%) Zephyr
5 3 (6.00%) Jenkins
5 3 (6.00%) JMeter
5 3 (6.00%) SoapUI
5 3 (6.00%) TeamCity
6 2 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (28.00%) Finance
2 6 (12.00%) Banking
3 4 (8.00%) Publishing
4 3 (6.00%) Investment Banking
4 3 (6.00%) Retail
4 3 (6.00%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.00%) .NET
2 3 (6.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.00%) Virtual Team
2 2 (4.00%) Cyber Defence
2 2 (4.00%) Equities
2 2 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (4.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.00%) Windows
2 4 (8.00%) Android
2 4 (8.00%) Apple iOS
3 3 (6.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (58.00%) Test Automation
3 20 (40.00%) SDLC
4 19 (38.00%) Waterfall
5 16 (32.00%) BDD
5 16 (32.00%) Scrum
5 16 (32.00%) Software Testing
5 16 (32.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 15 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 14 (28.00%) TDD
7 14 (28.00%) Test Strategy
8 12 (24.00%) Test Management
9 10 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (16.00%) System Integration Testing
11 7 (14.00%) Performance Testing
11 7 (14.00%) Virtual Team Management
12 6 (12.00%) Release Management
12 6 (12.00%) Stress Testing
12 6 (12.00%) Test Planning
13 5 (10.00%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.00%) Java
1 2 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (18.00%) ISEB
2 4 (8.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (6.00%) CREST Certified
4 2 (4.00%) CEH
5 1 (2.00%) CISSP
5 1 (2.00%) CLAS
5 1 (2.00%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (54.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (18.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.00%) HP
3 3 (6.00%) Google
4 1 (2.00%) MuleSoft