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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Specialist
Rank 882 893 868
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 20 30 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.021% 0.031% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.032% 0.040%
Number of salaries quoted 20 17 15
Average salary £37,500 £52,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.57% +10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £38,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,250 £65,000 £69,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £57,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-34.78% +35.29%
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
89882 94415 94645
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.13% 96.49% 96.31%
Number of salaries quoted 76200 78954 76880
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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 +17 11 £50,000 -23.07%
South East +8 5 £37,500 -11.76% 2
South West -7 3 £40,000 -23.80% 1
West Midlands -24 1 £60,000 -
Test Specialist
UK

Test Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 26 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (45.45%) Degree
3 18 (40.91%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (38.64%) Test Scripting
5 16 (36.36%) SDLC
6 13 (29.55%) Functional Testing
7 12 (27.27%) DevOps
7 12 (27.27%) Regression Testing
7 12 (27.27%) IBM
8 11 (25.00%) Unix
8 11 (25.00%) Test Automation
9 9 (20.45%) Finance
10 8 (18.18%) Test Strategy
10 8 (18.18%) Banking
11 7 (15.91%) Temenos T24
11 7 (15.91%) Windows
11 7 (15.91%) OO
12 6 (13.64%) ISEB
12 6 (13.64%) SQL
12 6 (13.64%) .NET
12 6 (13.64%) Oracle
12 6 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
13 5 (11.36%) Java
13 5 (11.36%) JavaScript
13 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
13 5 (11.36%) Relational Database
14 4 (9.09%) Defect Management
14 4 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
14 4 (9.09%) Citrix
14 4 (9.09%) SQL Server

Test Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 2 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (15.91%) Temenos T24
2 2 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (2.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) SAN
2 1 (2.27%) Firewall
2 1 (2.27%) Internet
2 1 (2.27%) Network Security
2 1 (2.27%) VoIP
2 1 (2.27%) VPN
2 1 (2.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.36%) Relational Database
2 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (9.09%) HP UFT
1 4 (9.09%) Selenium
1 4 (9.09%) Visual Studio
2 3 (6.82%) SoapUI
2 3 (6.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.55%) JMeter
3 2 (4.55%) LoadRunner
3 2 (4.55%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (2.27%) Burp Suite
4 1 (2.27%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.27%) Hudson
4 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.27%) JIRA
4 1 (2.27%) Metasploit
4 1 (2.27%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 9 (20.45%) Finance
2 8 (18.18%) Banking
3 2 (4.55%) Law
4 1 (2.27%) Avionics
4 1 (2.27%) Electronics
4 1 (2.27%) Games
4 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.27%) Marketing
4 1 (2.27%) Online Betting
4 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.64%) .NET
2 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.55%) HTML
2 2 (4.55%) XML
3 1 (2.27%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.27%) Apache Flex
3 1 (2.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (40.91%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.27%) CESG
3 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.27%) IPTV
3 1 (2.27%) NHS
3 1 (2.27%) Online Games
3 1 (2.27%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.00%) Unix
2 7 (15.91%) Windows
3 2 (4.55%) Linux
4 1 (2.27%) AIX
4 1 (2.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (38.64%) Test Scripting
3 16 (36.36%) SDLC
4 13 (29.55%) Functional Testing
5 12 (27.27%) DevOps
5 12 (27.27%) Regression Testing
6 11 (25.00%) Test Automation
7 8 (18.18%) Test Strategy
8 7 (15.91%) OO
9 6 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (9.09%) Defect Management
10 4 (9.09%) Integration Testing
10 4 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
10 4 (9.09%) System Testing
10 4 (9.09%) Time Management
11 3 (6.82%) BDD
11 3 (6.82%) Non-Functional Testing
11 3 (6.82%) Scrum
12 2 (4.55%) Performance Testing
12 2 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.64%) SQL
2 5 (11.36%) Java
2 5 (11.36%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.82%) Python
4 2 (4.55%) C
4 2 (4.55%) Perl
5 1 (2.27%) C#
5 1 (2.27%) Groovy
5 1 (2.27%) Ruby
5 1 (2.27%) VB
5 1 (2.27%) VBA
5 1 (2.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (45.45%) Degree
2 6 (13.64%) ISEB
3 2 (4.55%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.27%) CHECK Team Member
4 1 (2.27%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) CA Service Virtualization
1 1 (2.27%) CORE IMPACT
1 1 (2.27%) Grafana
1 1 (2.27%) Nessus
1 1 (2.27%) Nmap
Vendors
1 12 (27.27%) IBM
2 6 (13.64%) Oracle
3 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
4 4 (9.09%) Citrix
5 3 (6.82%) HP
6 1 (2.27%) Acunetix
6 1 (2.27%) CA
6 1 (2.27%) Netsparker
6 1 (2.27%) Rally
6 1 (2.27%) SAP
6 1 (2.27%) SOASTA, Inc
6 1 (2.27%) Sun
6 1 (2.27%) VMware
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