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

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Specialist
Rank 819 849 780
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -69
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 47 38 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.046% 0.035% 0.078%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.037% 0.083%
Number of salaries quoted 36 27 76
Average salary £43,500 £45,000 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.33% -2.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £38,580 £39,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £61,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%
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
95842 101955 94501
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.21% 94.45% 94.25%
Number of salaries quoted 80836 83289 79215
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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 September 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 September 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
(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 +12 18 £65,000 +44.44%
South East +7 8 £45,000 -
Yorkshire - 7 £35,000 -
West Midlands - 5 - -
North West +2 4 £35,750 -
South West -7 3 £40,000 -5.88%
East of England +2 1 £50,000 +14.28% 1
East Midlands - 1 £34,000 -
Test Specialist
UK

Test Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 42 (53.16%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (45.57%) Test Automation
3 34 (43.04%) Java
4 30 (37.97%) Selenium
5 29 (36.71%) Cucumber
6 24 (30.38%) BDD
7 22 (27.85%) Unit Testing
8 21 (26.58%) WebDriver
8 21 (26.58%) Finance
9 20 (25.32%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (24.05%) Git (software)
10 19 (24.05%) E-Commerce
11 18 (22.78%) SoapUI
11 18 (22.78%) Groovy
11 18 (22.78%) Jenkins
12 17 (21.52%) Open Source
12 17 (21.52%) QA
13 16 (20.25%) Mockito
13 16 (20.25%) Test Scripting
13 16 (20.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 16 (20.25%) HP
14 15 (18.99%) C#
15 13 (16.46%) .NET
16 12 (15.19%) Degree
17 11 (13.92%) HP UFT
18 10 (12.66%) Oracle
18 10 (12.66%) Analytical Skills
19 9 (11.39%) HP Quality Center
19 9 (11.39%) Performance Testing
19 9 (11.39%) Test Strategy

Test Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 (3.80%) WebLogic
1 3 (3.80%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.53%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.53%) MS Project
1 2 (2.53%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.53%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.27%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.27%) Primavera
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.33%) VoIP
1 5 (6.33%) VPN
1 5 (6.33%) Firewall
1 5 (6.33%) Wireless
1 5 (6.33%) Network Security
2 3 (3.80%) SAN
3 2 (2.53%) HTTPS
3 2 (2.53%) HTTP
4 1 (1.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.80%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.53%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (37.97%) Selenium
2 29 (36.71%) Cucumber
3 21 (26.58%) WebDriver
4 19 (24.05%) Git (software)
5 18 (22.78%) SoapUI
5 18 (22.78%) Jenkins
6 16 (20.25%) Mockito
6 16 (20.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 11 (13.92%) HP UFT
8 6 (7.59%) Visual Studio
8 6 (7.59%) Rational Functional Tester
9 5 (6.33%) Metasploit
10 4 (5.06%) JIRA
11 3 (3.80%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (3.80%) JMeter
12 2 (2.53%) NUnit
12 2 (2.53%) JUnit
12 2 (2.53%) Eclipse
12 2 (2.53%) FitNesse
12 2 (2.53%) TestNG
General
1 21 (26.58%) Finance
2 6 (7.59%) Retail
3 5 (6.33%) Banking
4 2 (2.53%) Marketing
4 2 (2.53%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.46%) .NET
2 4 (5.06%) Web Services
2 4 (5.06%) XML
3 3 (3.80%) WinForms
3 3 (3.80%) ASP.NET
3 3 (3.80%) JSP
3 3 (3.80%) FIX Protocol
3 3 (3.80%) WPF
3 3 (3.80%) HTML
4 2 (2.53%) RESTful
4 2 (2.53%) WCF
4 2 (2.53%) SOAP
4 2 (2.53%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.53%) Middleware
5 1 (1.27%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.66%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.33%) CESG
2 5 (6.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.53%) N-Tier
3 2 (2.53%) GIS
4 1 (1.27%) NHS
4 1 (1.27%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.59%) UNIX
2 5 (6.33%) Linux
3 2 (2.53%) Windows
3 2 (2.53%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (53.16%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (45.57%) Test Automation
3 24 (30.38%) BDD
4 22 (27.85%) Unit Testing
5 20 (25.32%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (24.05%) E-Commerce
7 17 (21.52%) Open Source
8 16 (20.25%) Test Scripting
9 9 (11.39%) Performance Testing
9 9 (11.39%) Test Strategy
10 7 (8.86%) Functional Testing
10 7 (8.86%) Non-Functional Testing
10 7 (8.86%) Automation Testing
10 7 (8.86%) Test Management
11 6 (7.59%) Regression Testing
11 6 (7.59%) SDLC
12 5 (6.33%) Social Engineering
12 5 (6.33%) Performance Engineering
12 5 (6.33%) DevOps
12 5 (6.33%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 34 (43.04%) Java
2 18 (22.78%) Groovy
3 15 (18.99%) C#
4 7 (8.86%) JavaScript
4 7 (8.86%) SQL
5 5 (6.33%) VBScript
5 5 (6.33%) C
6 4 (5.06%) Python
6 4 (5.06%) C++
7 3 (3.80%) Perl
7 3 (3.80%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.53%) Ruby
9 1 (1.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (15.19%) Degree
2 8 (10.13%) ISTQB
3 6 (7.59%) ISEB
4 5 (6.33%) DV Cleared
4 5 (6.33%) Security Cleared
5 4 (5.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (3.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (2.53%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (21.52%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.53%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (11.39%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (6.33%) CORE IMPACT
2 5 (6.33%) Nessus
2 5 (6.33%) Nmap
Vendors
1 16 (20.25%) HP
2 10 (12.66%) Oracle
3 8 (10.13%) IBM
3 8 (10.13%) Citrix
4 7 (8.86%) SAP
5 5 (6.33%) Microsoft
5 5 (6.33%) Acunetix
6 3 (3.80%) WorldPay
7 2 (2.53%) VMware
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 5 days ago