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 19 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Specialist
UK / England
Rank 812 885 909
Rank change year-on-year
+73 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 21 14 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.027% 0.015% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.016% 0.031%
Number of salaries quoted 15 14 16
Median salary £46,000 £35,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+31.42% -33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £32,500 £41,750
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £71,750 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -27.27%

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
75891 90278 94879
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.45% 96.53% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 63467 76551 79541
Median salary £47,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.17% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017. 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 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
London +50 9 £80,000 +146.15% 2
South West +23 9 £42,500 +6.25%
West Midlands +4 3 £25,000 -58.33%
Test Specialist
UK

Test Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 18 (47.37%) Selenium
2 17 (44.74%) QA
3 16 (42.11%) Finance
4 15 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (39.47%) Test Automation
5 12 (31.58%) SQL
6 11 (28.95%) Test Management
7 10 (26.32%) Software Testing
7 10 (26.32%) Oracle
7 10 (26.32%) HP
7 10 (26.32%) Automated Testing
8 9 (23.68%) Java
8 9 (23.68%) Test Scripting
8 9 (23.68%) HP Quality Center
8 9 (23.68%) Relational Database
9 8 (21.05%) Waterfall
9 8 (21.05%) Oracle BI EE
9 8 (21.05%) ISTQB
9 8 (21.05%) Sun
9 8 (21.05%) Siebel
9 8 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (18.42%) XML
10 7 (18.42%) SoapUI
10 7 (18.42%) Mentoring
10 7 (18.42%) Defect Management
11 6 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (15.79%) DevOps
11 6 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (15.79%) MS Office
11 6 (15.79%) MS Visio

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 1 (2.63%) Confluence
1 1 (2.63%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (15.79%) MS Office
1 6 (15.79%) MS Visio
2 5 (13.16%) MS Project
3 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.68%) Relational Database
2 8 (21.05%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 18 (47.37%) Selenium
2 7 (18.42%) SoapUI
3 6 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (13.16%) JMeter
5 4 (10.53%) SpecFlow
6 3 (7.89%) Cucumber
6 3 (7.89%) Git (software)
6 3 (7.89%) LoadRunner
6 3 (7.89%) Rational Functional Tester
6 3 (7.89%) Selenium IDE
7 2 (5.26%) eggPlant
7 2 (5.26%) HP UFT
7 2 (5.26%) JBehave
7 2 (5.26%) JIRA
7 2 (5.26%) JUnit
7 2 (5.26%) Ranorex
7 2 (5.26%) RSpec
7 2 (5.26%) SilkPerformer
7 2 (5.26%) Subversion
8 1 (2.63%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (42.11%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Banking
3 3 (7.89%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.26%) Games
4 2 (5.26%) Retail
5 1 (2.63%) Advertising
5 1 (2.63%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.42%) XML
2 3 (7.89%) CSS
2 3 (7.89%) HTML
2 3 (7.89%) Web Services
3 2 (5.26%) .NET
3 2 (5.26%) Ajax
3 2 (5.26%) RESTful
4 1 (2.63%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.16%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.89%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.63%) BBC
4 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.63%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.26%) VMS
2 1 (2.63%) Android
2 1 (2.63%) Solaris
2 1 (2.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (39.47%) Test Automation
2 11 (28.95%) Test Management
3 10 (26.32%) Automated Testing
3 10 (26.32%) Software Testing
4 9 (23.68%) Test Scripting
5 8 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (21.05%) Waterfall
6 7 (18.42%) Defect Management
6 7 (18.42%) Mentoring
7 6 (15.79%) DevOps
8 5 (13.16%) CRM
8 5 (13.16%) Functional Testing
8 5 (13.16%) Regression Testing
8 5 (13.16%) Smoke Testing
8 5 (13.16%) Test Strategy
8 5 (13.16%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (7.89%) Penetration Testing
10 3 (7.89%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (31.58%) SQL
2 9 (23.68%) Java
3 5 (13.16%) C#
4 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.63%) C
5 1 (2.63%) Python
5 1 (2.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (21.05%) ISTQB
2 5 (13.16%) ISEB
3 3 (7.89%) CREST Certified
4 2 (5.26%) Degree
5 1 (2.63%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (44.74%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (23.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (26.32%) HP
1 10 (26.32%) Oracle
2 8 (21.05%) Siebel
2 8 (21.05%) Sun
3 2 (5.26%) IBM
3 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.63%) BT
4 1 (2.63%) Intel Security
Slough, Berkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Accenture
Salary: From £31,424 to £42,570 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
IBM Client Innovation Centre
Salary: Up to £52,600 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago