The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the England region that had Test Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Specialist
Rank 891 898 947
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +49
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 31 35 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.032% 0.034% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.035% 0.025%
Number of salaries quoted 27 27 23
Median salary £40,000 £44,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% -2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £34,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £110,000 £65,500 £59,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -5.55%
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
92434 99547 107967
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.32% 96.55% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 78534 82125 88470
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Test Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region that featured Test Specialist in the job title.

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 6 May 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Specialist within the England region over the 3 months to 6 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
South East +33 15 £32,500 -23.52% 1
South West -1 8 £46,750 +16.87% 1
London +5 7 £110,000 +69.23%
East of England +30 4 - -
West Midlands -16 1 £62,500 -
Test Specialist
UK

Test Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, Test Specialist 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 across the England region featuring Test Specialist in the job title.

1 28 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (42.86%) SQL
3 20 (40.82%) QA
3 20 (40.82%) Test Scripting
4 15 (30.61%) Java
4 15 (30.61%) Finance
5 14 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 14 (28.57%) Selenium
6 12 (24.49%) Degree
7 11 (22.45%) Banking
7 11 (22.45%) JavaScript
7 11 (22.45%) SQL Server
7 11 (22.45%) ISEB
8 10 (20.41%) Regression Testing
8 10 (20.41%) Performance Testing
8 10 (20.41%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (20.41%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (18.37%) Web Services
10 8 (16.33%) Unix
10 8 (16.33%) Oracle
10 8 (16.33%) HTML
10 8 (16.33%) HP UFT
10 8 (16.33%) CSS
11 7 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
11 7 (14.29%) Automation Testing
11 7 (14.29%) JIRA
11 7 (14.29%) Scrum
11 7 (14.29%) MS Excel
11 7 (14.29%) Windows
11 7 (14.29%) SDLC

Test Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 4 (8.16%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (12.24%) Temenos T24
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.45%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.16%) Oracle Database
2 4 (8.16%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (28.57%) Selenium
2 8 (16.33%) HP UFT
3 7 (14.29%) JIRA
4 5 (10.20%) LoadRunner
4 5 (10.20%) Visual Studio
4 5 (10.20%) WebDriver
5 4 (8.16%) Cucumber
5 4 (8.16%) Git (software)
5 4 (8.16%) JBehave
5 4 (8.16%) Jenkins
5 4 (8.16%) Maven
5 4 (8.16%) Ranorex
5 4 (8.16%) RSpec
5 4 (8.16%) Subversion
6 3 (6.12%) SoapUI
6 3 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (4.08%) JMeter
7 2 (4.08%) Selenium IDE
General
1 15 (30.61%) Finance
2 11 (22.45%) Banking
3 5 (10.20%) Games
3 5 (10.20%) Retail
4 4 (8.16%) Telecoms
5 3 (6.12%) Law
6 1 (2.04%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.37%) Web Services
2 8 (16.33%) CSS
2 8 (16.33%) HTML
3 4 (8.16%) Ajax
3 4 (8.16%) Backbone.js
3 4 (8.16%) HTML5
3 4 (8.16%) Java EE
3 4 (8.16%) jQuery
3 4 (8.16%) RESTful
4 3 (6.12%) .NET
5 1 (2.04%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.04%) IPTV
3 1 (2.04%) Online Games
3 1 (2.04%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.33%) Unix
2 7 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (2.04%) AIX
3 1 (2.04%) Linux
3 1 (2.04%) Solaris
3 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (40.82%) Test Scripting
3 14 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 10 (20.41%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (20.41%) Performance Testing
4 10 (20.41%) Regression Testing
5 7 (14.29%) Automation Testing
5 7 (14.29%) Scrum
5 7 (14.29%) SDLC
6 6 (12.24%) BDD
6 6 (12.24%) Functional Testing
6 6 (12.24%) Mentoring
6 6 (12.24%) OO
6 6 (12.24%) Test Strategy
7 5 (10.20%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (8.16%) API Testing
8 4 (8.16%) Defect Management
8 4 (8.16%) DevOps
8 4 (8.16%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (8.16%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (42.86%) SQL
2 15 (30.61%) Java
3 11 (22.45%) JavaScript
4 5 (10.20%) C#
4 5 (10.20%) Python
5 4 (8.16%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.04%) C
6 1 (2.04%) Groovy
6 1 (2.04%) Perl
6 1 (2.04%) VB
6 1 (2.04%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (24.49%) Degree
2 11 (22.45%) ISEB
3 1 (2.04%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (40.82%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.04%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (2.04%) Grafana
Vendors
1 8 (16.33%) Oracle
2 4 (8.16%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.08%) HP
4 1 (2.04%) CA
4 1 (2.04%) Citrix
4 1 (2.04%) IBM
4 1 (2.04%) SOASTA, Inc
4 1 (2.04%) Sun
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