The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Specialist
Rank 115 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 3 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.17% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% - -
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 0
Average salary - - -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £43,750
% change year-on-year
- -2.85%
Test Specialist
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1668 1563 1582
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 95.92% 95.77% 94.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1412 1359 1323
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,300 £65,000 £63,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Test Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Specialist in the job title across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Test Specialist
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Specialist across the Birmingham region.

Test Specialist Salary Trend in Birmingham

Test Specialist
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Test Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Test Specialist in their job title.

1 3 (100.00%) C++
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) JMeter
3 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Facilita Forecast
3 1 (33.33%) LoadUI
3 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (33.33%) Open Source
3 1 (33.33%) Load Testing

Test Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Test Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Test Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (33.33%) JMeter
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) Facilita Forecast
2 1 (33.33%) LoadUI
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C++
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) HP