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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Specialist
Rank 845 841 841
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 25 37 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.024% 0.036% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.038% 0.030%
Number of salaries quoted 15 20 24
Average salary £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,121 £39,900 £36,050
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £42,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year
+29.41% -8.60%
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
99709 96961 103968
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.65% 94.70% 95.31%
Number of salaries quoted 83629 79597 90269
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 £26,500 £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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 2014. 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 +19 15 £52,500 -4.54% 3
South West -5 3 £52,500 +31.25% 2
East of England -32 3 - -
North West - 2 £41,000 -
West Midlands -2 1 - -
South East - 1 £75,000 - 1
Test Specialist
UK

Test Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 30 (50.00%) Java
1 30 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 21 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (31.67%) Selenium
4 17 (28.33%) Performance Testing
5 16 (26.67%) C#
6 15 (25.00%) ISEB
7 14 (23.33%) Scrum
7 14 (23.33%) UNIX
8 13 (21.67%) SQL
8 13 (21.67%) HP
8 13 (21.67%) LoadRunner
8 13 (21.67%) Software Testing
8 13 (21.67%) ISTQB
9 12 (20.00%) Banking
9 12 (20.00%) Retail
9 12 (20.00%) Test Scripting
10 11 (18.33%) Facilita Forecast
11 10 (16.67%) Cucumber
11 10 (16.67%) WebDriver
11 10 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
11 10 (16.67%) VBScript
12 9 (15.00%) VB
12 9 (15.00%) JavaScript
12 9 (15.00%) TDD
12 9 (15.00%) QA
13 8 (13.33%) JIRA
13 8 (13.33%) Load Testing
13 8 (13.33%) Open Source
13 8 (13.33%) HP Quality Center

Test Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 (8.33%) IIS
2 1 (1.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.67%) Confluence
2 1 (1.67%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) CSG Singleview
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (1.67%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.67%) NoSQL
2 4 (6.67%) MySQL
3 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.67%) OLTP
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 19 (31.67%) Selenium
2 13 (21.67%) LoadRunner
3 11 (18.33%) Facilita Forecast
4 10 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
4 10 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 10 (16.67%) Cucumber
5 8 (13.33%) JIRA
6 7 (11.67%) SpecFlow
7 5 (8.33%) Jenkins
8 4 (6.67%) Calabash
8 4 (6.67%) LoadUI
8 4 (6.67%) Appium
8 4 (6.67%) TeamCity
8 4 (6.67%) Hudson
8 4 (6.67%) Maven
8 4 (6.67%) JMeter
8 4 (6.67%) JUnit
9 3 (5.00%) Visual Studio
9 3 (5.00%) Eclipse
9 3 (5.00%) NUnit
General
1 12 (20.00%) Banking
1 12 (20.00%) Retail
2 8 (13.33%) Finance
3 5 (8.33%) Investment Banking
4 4 (6.67%) Marketing
5 1 (1.67%) Advertising
5 1 (1.67%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.33%) Open Source
2 2 (3.33%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.67%) Replication
3 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.67%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.67%) Social Media
3 1 (1.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 14 (23.33%) UNIX
2 7 (11.67%) Linux
3 6 (10.00%) Windows
4 2 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 21 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (28.33%) Performance Testing
4 14 (23.33%) Scrum
5 13 (21.67%) Software Testing
6 12 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 9 (15.00%) TDD
8 8 (13.33%) E-Commerce
8 8 (13.33%) Load Testing
9 7 (11.67%) Systems Analysis
9 7 (11.67%) Usability Testing
10 6 (10.00%) BDD
10 6 (10.00%) Test Strategy
10 6 (10.00%) Validation
10 6 (10.00%) Automation Testing
11 5 (8.33%) OO
12 4 (6.67%) RUP
12 4 (6.67%) Security Testing
12 4 (6.67%) Integration Testing
13 3 (5.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 30 (50.00%) Java
2 16 (26.67%) C#
3 13 (21.67%) SQL
4 10 (16.67%) VBScript
5 9 (15.00%) VB
5 9 (15.00%) JavaScript
6 7 (11.67%) Python
6 7 (11.67%) Ruby
7 6 (10.00%) C++
8 5 (8.33%) VBA
9 4 (6.67%) PL/SQL
10 3 (5.00%) Groovy
10 3 (5.00%) Perl
10 3 (5.00%) PHP
11 2 (3.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (25.00%) ISEB
2 13 (21.67%) ISTQB
3 4 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (5.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (3.33%) Degree
6 1 (1.67%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.67%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.67%) MCITP
6 1 (1.67%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (21.67%) HP
2 6 (10.00%) Oracle
3 4 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.67%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.67%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.67%) SAP
4 1 (1.67%) IBM
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