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 19 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Specialist
Rank 823 782 847
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +65
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 36 71 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.033% 0.069% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.074% 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 27 69 39
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,580 £39,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,400 £55,000 £62,750
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,250 £43,750
% change year-on-year
+11.80% -8.00%
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
103114 96311 107547
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.37% 94.20% 95.31%
Number of salaries quoted 84287 80602 92711
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -34 19 £50,000 -9.09%
East of England - 8 £45,000 -
South East -7 5 £45,000 +11.80% 2
North West -11 1 - -
South West - 1 £42,500 - 1
Test Specialist
UK

Test Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 36 (57.14%) Java
1 36 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 24 (38.10%) QuickTest Pro
3 23 (36.51%) VBScript
4 21 (33.33%) HP
5 20 (31.75%) Selenium
5 20 (31.75%) Test Scripting
6 19 (30.16%) Finance
7 18 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
8 17 (26.98%) VB
8 17 (26.98%) SQL
9 15 (23.81%) Software Testing
10 14 (22.22%) QA
10 14 (22.22%) .NET
11 13 (20.63%) OO
11 13 (20.63%) E-Commerce
12 12 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (19.05%) Marketing
12 12 (19.05%) Open Source
13 11 (17.46%) CRM
13 11 (17.46%) PHP
14 10 (15.87%) Banking
14 10 (15.87%) ISTQB
15 9 (14.29%) Magento
15 9 (14.29%) Apple iOS
15 9 (14.29%) Oracle CRM
15 9 (14.29%) LoadRunner
15 9 (14.29%) JD Edwards
15 9 (14.29%) T-SQL
15 9 (14.29%) C#

Test Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 (1.59%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (14.29%) Magento
1 9 (14.29%) Oracle CRM
2 2 (3.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.59%) CSG Singleview
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.35%) Big Data
2 2 (3.17%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (3.17%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.59%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 24 (38.10%) QuickTest Pro
2 20 (31.75%) Selenium
3 9 (14.29%) LoadRunner
4 8 (12.70%) WebDriver
4 8 (12.70%) JIRA
4 8 (12.70%) Facilita Forecast
5 5 (7.94%) JUnit
6 4 (6.35%) JMeter
6 4 (6.35%) LoadUI
7 3 (4.76%) Visual Studio
8 2 (3.17%) Sahi
8 2 (3.17%) RSpec
8 2 (3.17%) Cucumber
8 2 (3.17%) Behat
8 2 (3.17%) PhantomJS
8 2 (3.17%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.59%) eggPlant
9 1 (1.59%) Hudson
9 1 (1.59%) Rhino Mocks
9 1 (1.59%) CruiseControl
General
1 19 (30.16%) Finance
2 12 (19.05%) Marketing
3 10 (15.87%) Banking
4 5 (7.94%) Investment Banking
5 4 (6.35%) Retail
6 1 (1.59%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.59%) Front Office
6 1 (1.59%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (22.22%) .NET
2 1 (1.59%) WCF
2 1 (1.59%) CSS
2 1 (1.59%) SOAP
2 1 (1.59%) Web Services
2 1 (1.59%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.05%) Open Source
2 5 (7.94%) Mobile Banking
2 5 (7.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (6.35%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.59%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.59%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.59%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.29%) Apple iOS
2 8 (12.70%) Windows
3 3 (4.76%) Linux
4 2 (3.17%) UNIX
4 2 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 20 (31.75%) Test Scripting
3 15 (23.81%) Software Testing
4 13 (20.63%) OO
4 13 (20.63%) E-Commerce
5 12 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (17.46%) CRM
7 8 (12.70%) SOA
7 8 (12.70%) TDD
7 8 (12.70%) Performance Testing
7 8 (12.70%) Load Testing
8 6 (9.52%) Wealth Management
9 5 (7.94%) Usability Testing
9 5 (7.94%) Systems Analysis
9 5 (7.94%) BDD
10 4 (6.35%) Regression Testing
10 4 (6.35%) Scrum
10 4 (6.35%) Test Strategy
10 4 (6.35%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 36 (57.14%) Java
2 23 (36.51%) VBScript
3 17 (26.98%) VB
3 17 (26.98%) SQL
4 11 (17.46%) PHP
5 9 (14.29%) T-SQL
5 9 (14.29%) C#
6 7 (11.11%) VBA
6 7 (11.11%) JavaScript
7 4 (6.35%) Groovy
7 4 (6.35%) Ruby
8 3 (4.76%) C++
9 1 (1.59%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (15.87%) ISTQB
2 8 (12.70%) ISEB
3 4 (6.35%) Degree
4 3 (4.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.59%) MCITP
5 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.59%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (22.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 18 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (33.33%) HP
2 9 (14.29%) JD Edwards
2 9 (14.29%) Oracle
2 9 (14.29%) SAP
3 6 (9.52%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.59%) Business Objects
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 40-45k
Posted: 19 hours ago
England
Harrington Boyd
Salary: £20000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago