The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Specialist
Rank 866 841 843
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 29 24 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.026% 0.023% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.024% 0.037%
Number of salaries quoted 23 18 36
Average salary £45,000 £55,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.18% +37.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £39,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £61,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £47,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +18.75%
Job Titles Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
106581 98705 112223
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.50% 94.71% 94.81%
Number of salaries quoted 87190 83107 96889
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Test Specialist
UK

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
East of England -5 17 £42,500 -22.72%
South East -15 4 £45,000 -30.76%
London -54 4 £52,500 -4.54% 2
South West - 4 £25,000 -
Test Specialist
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Test Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 27 (44.26%) Test Automation
2 22 (36.07%) QA
3 21 (34.43%) Test Scripting
3 21 (34.43%) .NET
4 19 (31.15%) HP
5 18 (29.51%) Java
5 18 (29.51%) QuickTest Pro
6 17 (27.87%) Selenium
7 16 (26.23%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (24.59%) ISTQB
8 15 (24.59%) HP Quality Center
9 14 (22.95%) Degree
9 14 (22.95%) Finance
9 14 (22.95%) SQL
9 14 (22.95%) VBScript
10 13 (21.31%) Microsoft
11 12 (19.67%) C#
11 12 (19.67%) Computer Science
12 11 (18.03%) Load Testing
12 11 (18.03%) VB
12 11 (18.03%) MS Excel
13 10 (16.39%) Visual Studio
13 10 (16.39%) Hitachi
14 9 (14.75%) Banking
14 9 (14.75%) Software Testing
15 8 (13.11%) LoadRunner
15 8 (13.11%) Windows
15 8 (13.11%) Performance Testing
16 7 (11.48%) Apple iOS
16 7 (11.48%) OO

Test Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 1 (1.64%) Confluence
Applications
1 11 (18.03%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (8.20%) Oracle CRM
1 5 (8.20%) Magento
2 2 (3.28%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.20%) SQL Server 2005
1 5 (8.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (8.20%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (8.20%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.28%) Big Data
3 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.64%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 18 (29.51%) QuickTest Pro
2 17 (27.87%) Selenium
3 10 (16.39%) Visual Studio
4 8 (13.11%) LoadRunner
5 5 (8.20%) NUnit
5 5 (8.20%) WebDriver
5 5 (8.20%) Rhino Mocks
6 4 (6.56%) Moq
7 3 (4.92%) JUnit
7 3 (4.92%) Jenkins
8 2 (3.28%) JIRA
8 2 (3.28%) Hudson
9 1 (1.64%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.64%) WatiN
9 1 (1.64%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.64%) WATIR
9 1 (1.64%) Ant
9 1 (1.64%) CruiseControl
9 1 (1.64%) Calabash
General
1 14 (22.95%) Finance
2 9 (14.75%) Banking
3 5 (8.20%) Marketing
4 4 (6.56%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.28%) Retail
5 2 (3.28%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.64%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.64%) Front Office
6 1 (1.64%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (34.43%) .NET
2 5 (8.20%) SOAP
2 5 (8.20%) Web Services
2 5 (8.20%) WCF
3 4 (6.56%) WF
4 1 (1.64%) HTML
4 1 (1.64%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (1.64%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.67%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.92%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.64%) Equities
3 1 (1.64%) Derivative
3 1 (1.64%) Open Source
3 1 (1.64%) SWIFT
3 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.11%) Windows
2 7 (11.48%) Apple iOS
3 4 (6.56%) UNIX
4 3 (4.92%) Linux
5 1 (1.64%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (44.26%) Test Automation
2 21 (34.43%) Test Scripting
3 16 (26.23%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (18.03%) Load Testing
5 9 (14.75%) Software Testing
6 8 (13.11%) Performance Testing
7 7 (11.48%) Penetration Testing
7 7 (11.48%) Automated Testing
7 7 (11.48%) OO
7 7 (11.48%) CRM
8 6 (9.84%) E-Commerce
8 6 (9.84%) Security Testing
9 5 (8.20%) Workflow
9 5 (8.20%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (6.56%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (6.56%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (6.56%) Wealth Management
10 4 (6.56%) SOA
11 3 (4.92%) Automation Testing
12 2 (3.28%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (29.51%) Java
2 14 (22.95%) SQL
2 14 (22.95%) VBScript
3 12 (19.67%) C#
4 11 (18.03%) VB
5 7 (11.48%) VBA
6 5 (8.20%) PHP
7 4 (6.56%) T-SQL
8 2 (3.28%) C
8 2 (3.28%) Python
8 2 (3.28%) Ruby
8 2 (3.28%) Korn
8 2 (3.28%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.64%) Groovy
9 1 (1.64%) C++
9 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.64%) Perl
Qualifications
1 15 (24.59%) ISTQB
2 14 (22.95%) Degree
3 6 (9.84%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (36.07%) QA
Systems Management
1 15 (24.59%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (31.15%) HP
2 13 (21.31%) Microsoft
3 10 (16.39%) Hitachi
4 5 (8.20%) JD Edwards
4 5 (8.20%) Oracle
4 5 (8.20%) SAP
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 21 days ago