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 3 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Specialist
Rank 845 893 833
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -60
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 32 27 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.032% 0.024% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.026% 0.040%
Number of salaries quoted 27 24 34
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -18.18%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year
- -30.76%
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
95017 105558 96166
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.62% 94.62% 94.63%
Number of salaries quoted 79024 87499 80835
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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 3 June 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 3 June 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 +55 20 £65,000 +4.00% 4
South East +26 6 £45,000 -2.70% 2
Yorkshire - 3 £35,000 -
South West -5 2 £38,750 +55.00%
North West - 2 £40,000 -
East of England -3 1 £40,000 -5.88% 1
West Midlands - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £42,500 -
North East - 1 - -
Test Specialist
UK

Test Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 43 (64.18%) Java
1 43 (64.18%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (50.75%) Selenium
3 32 (47.76%) Test Automation
4 30 (44.78%) Cucumber
5 29 (43.28%) WebDriver
6 23 (34.33%) C#
7 21 (31.34%) Groovy
8 20 (29.85%) Performance Testing
8 20 (29.85%) BDD
9 18 (26.87%) Jenkins
9 18 (26.87%) QA
10 17 (25.37%) Ruby
10 17 (25.37%) E-Commerce
11 16 (23.88%) Python
12 15 (22.39%) SQL
12 15 (22.39%) Scrum
12 15 (22.39%) Continuous Integration
12 15 (22.39%) SpecFlow
13 14 (20.90%) Automation Testing
13 14 (20.90%) Retail
13 14 (20.90%) JavaScript
13 14 (20.90%) UNIX
14 13 (19.40%) SoapUI
14 13 (19.40%) Test Scripting
15 12 (17.91%) TestNG
15 12 (17.91%) Open Source
15 12 (17.91%) Git (software)
15 12 (17.91%) Oracle
15 12 (17.91%) C++

Test Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 3 (4.48%) WebLogic
1 3 (4.48%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.99%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (4.48%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.99%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.99%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.46%) MySQL
1 5 (7.46%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.99%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 34 (50.75%) Selenium
2 30 (44.78%) Cucumber
3 29 (43.28%) WebDriver
4 18 (26.87%) Jenkins
5 15 (22.39%) SpecFlow
6 13 (19.40%) SoapUI
7 12 (17.91%) TestNG
7 12 (17.91%) Git (software)
7 12 (17.91%) JUnit
8 10 (14.93%) NUnit
8 10 (14.93%) Eclipse
9 9 (13.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 9 (13.43%) LoadRunner
9 9 (13.43%) TeamCity
9 9 (13.43%) Mockito
10 7 (10.45%) QuickTest Pro
10 7 (10.45%) Hudson
11 5 (7.46%) Appium
11 5 (7.46%) Maven
11 5 (7.46%) Calabash
General
1 14 (20.90%) Retail
2 12 (17.91%) Finance
3 9 (13.43%) Banking
4 5 (7.46%) Investment Banking
5 3 (4.48%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.48%) Web Services
2 2 (2.99%) CSS
2 2 (2.99%) SOAP
2 2 (2.99%) .NET
2 2 (2.99%) HTML
3 1 (1.49%) WinForms
3 1 (1.49%) XML
3 1 (1.49%) JSON
3 1 (1.49%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (1.49%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.49%) NHS
2 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 14 (20.90%) UNIX
2 6 (8.96%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (64.18%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (47.76%) Test Automation
3 20 (29.85%) Performance Testing
3 20 (29.85%) BDD
4 17 (25.37%) E-Commerce
5 15 (22.39%) Scrum
5 15 (22.39%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (20.90%) Automation Testing
7 13 (19.40%) Test Scripting
8 12 (17.91%) Open Source
9 11 (16.42%) Test Strategy
10 10 (14.93%) Unit Testing
10 10 (14.93%) Mentoring
11 8 (11.94%) Integration Testing
11 8 (11.94%) TDD
12 6 (8.96%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (8.96%) SDLC
13 5 (7.46%) OO
13 5 (7.46%) Software Testing
14 4 (5.97%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (64.18%) Java
2 23 (34.33%) C#
3 21 (31.34%) Groovy
4 17 (25.37%) Ruby
5 16 (23.88%) Python
6 15 (22.39%) SQL
7 14 (20.90%) JavaScript
8 12 (17.91%) C++
9 10 (14.93%) Perl
10 5 (7.46%) PL/SQL
11 3 (4.48%) VBScript
12 1 (1.49%) T-SQL
12 1 (1.49%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (4.48%) ISEB
1 3 (4.48%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (2.99%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.49%) Degree
3 1 (1.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (26.87%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (10.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (17.91%) Oracle
2 9 (13.43%) HP
3 6 (8.96%) SAP
4 5 (7.46%) IBM
5 3 (4.48%) WorldPay
6 2 (2.99%) Microsoft
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Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum £60-70k, £15k Bonus, Pension, Discou
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