The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the England 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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Specialist
Rank 822 811 850
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +39
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 28 35 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.028% 0.037% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.039% 0.025%
Number of salaries quoted 17 13 19
Average salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £40,000 £46,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £71,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £42,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year
+35.29% -11.45%
Test Specialist
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the England 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
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
93674 90433 98244
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.80% 94.55% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 78627 73802 84913
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Test Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Test Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in England

Test Specialist
Salary Trend in England

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

Test Specialist Salary Trend in England

Test Specialist
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Specialist across the England region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Test Specialist Salary Histogram in England

Test Specialist
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Specialist within the England region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +2 16 £65,000 -1.88% 6
South West -9 5 £52,500 +31.25%
West Midlands - 3 - -
East of England -26 2 - -
North West - 1 - -
South East - 1 £42,500 -
Test Specialist
UK

Test Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the England 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 28 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 26 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (44.64%) Java
4 21 (37.50%) Selenium
5 20 (35.71%) C#
6 18 (32.14%) UNIX
7 17 (30.36%) Performance Testing
8 16 (28.57%) WebDriver
9 15 (26.79%) SQL
10 14 (25.00%) Scrum
11 13 (23.21%) Retail
11 13 (23.21%) Ruby
11 13 (23.21%) Python
11 13 (23.21%) ISEB
12 12 (21.43%) Cucumber
13 11 (19.64%) SpecFlow
13 11 (19.64%) Software Testing
13 11 (19.64%) QA
13 11 (19.64%) Banking
14 9 (16.07%) Finance
14 9 (16.07%) LoadRunner
14 9 (16.07%) JavaScript
14 9 (16.07%) Test Scripting
15 8 (14.29%) Groovy
15 8 (14.29%) TestNG
15 8 (14.29%) Automation Testing
15 8 (14.29%) Perl
15 8 (14.29%) JUnit
15 8 (14.29%) ISTQB
16 7 (12.50%) Validation

Test Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the England 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (8.93%) IIS
2 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.79%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) CSG Singleview
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.93%) MySQL
1 5 (8.93%) SQL Server
1 5 (8.93%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (37.50%) Selenium
2 16 (28.57%) WebDriver
3 12 (21.43%) Cucumber
4 11 (19.64%) SpecFlow
5 9 (16.07%) LoadRunner
6 8 (14.29%) TestNG
6 8 (14.29%) JUnit
7 7 (12.50%) TeamCity
7 7 (12.50%) Hudson
7 7 (12.50%) Jenkins
8 6 (10.71%) Eclipse
8 6 (10.71%) QuickTest Pro
8 6 (10.71%) NUnit
9 5 (8.93%) Maven
9 5 (8.93%) Appium
9 5 (8.93%) Calabash
10 3 (5.36%) Facilita Forecast
11 2 (3.57%) SoapUI
11 2 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (23.21%) Retail
2 11 (19.64%) Banking
3 9 (16.07%) Finance
4 5 (8.93%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.57%) HTML
1 2 (3.57%) CSS
1 2 (3.57%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.57%) Open Source
1 2 (3.57%) Mainframe
2 1 (1.79%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 18 (32.14%) UNIX
2 5 (8.93%) Windows
2 5 (8.93%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 26 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (30.36%) Performance Testing
4 14 (25.00%) Scrum
5 11 (19.64%) Software Testing
6 9 (16.07%) Test Scripting
7 8 (14.29%) Automation Testing
8 7 (12.50%) Validation
8 7 (12.50%) TDD
8 7 (12.50%) E-Commerce
8 7 (12.50%) BDD
8 7 (12.50%) Test Strategy
9 6 (10.71%) Integration Testing
9 6 (10.71%) Usability Testing
9 6 (10.71%) Mentoring
9 6 (10.71%) Systems Analysis
10 5 (8.93%) OO
11 4 (7.14%) Security Testing
12 3 (5.36%) User Acceptance Testing
13 2 (3.57%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (44.64%) Java
2 20 (35.71%) C#
3 15 (26.79%) SQL
4 13 (23.21%) Ruby
4 13 (23.21%) Python
5 9 (16.07%) JavaScript
6 8 (14.29%) Groovy
6 8 (14.29%) Perl
7 7 (12.50%) C++
8 5 (8.93%) PL/SQL
9 4 (7.14%) VBScript
10 3 (5.36%) VB
10 3 (5.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (23.21%) ISEB
2 8 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 4 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.79%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (1.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (19.64%) QA
System Software
1 5 (8.93%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (10.71%) Oracle
2 5 (8.93%) HP
3 1 (1.79%) IBM
3 1 (1.79%) SAP
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