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

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Specialist
Rank 828 855 796
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -59
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 43 35 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.042% 0.032% 0.058%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.034% 0.061%
Number of salaries quoted 41 29 57
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £42,500 £39,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +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
96625 103520 96055
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.34% 94.49% 94.30%
Number of salaries quoted 80799 85380 80363
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 £26,750 £26,500
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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +33 26 £65,000 +26.82%
South East +23 8 £45,000 -
North West - 4 £35,750 -
Yorkshire - 3 £35,000 - 1
East of England -9 1 £50,000 +11.11% 1
East Midlands - 1 £34,000 -
Test Specialist
UK

Test Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 41 (53.25%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (49.35%) Java
3 35 (45.45%) Test Automation
4 32 (41.56%) Selenium
4 32 (41.56%) Cucumber
5 26 (33.77%) BDD
6 24 (31.17%) WebDriver
7 21 (27.27%) Unit Testing
7 21 (27.27%) Groovy
8 20 (25.97%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (25.97%) Git (software)
9 19 (24.68%) QA
9 19 (24.68%) C#
9 19 (24.68%) Finance
10 18 (23.38%) SoapUI
10 18 (23.38%) Jenkins
11 17 (22.08%) E-Commerce
11 17 (22.08%) Open Source
12 16 (20.78%) Mockito
12 16 (20.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 14 (18.18%) HP
14 13 (16.88%) .NET
14 13 (16.88%) Test Scripting
14 13 (16.88%) Performance Testing
15 12 (15.58%) HP UFT
16 11 (14.29%) Oracle
17 10 (12.99%) JavaScript
18 9 (11.69%) ISTQB
18 9 (11.69%) Test Strategy
18 9 (11.69%) Automation Testing

Test Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 4 (5.19%) WebLogic
1 4 (5.19%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.19%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.90%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (3.90%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.90%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.30%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.30%) Primavera
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.90%) VoIP
1 3 (3.90%) VPN
1 3 (3.90%) SAN
1 3 (3.90%) Firewall
1 3 (3.90%) Wireless
1 3 (3.90%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.19%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 32 (41.56%) Selenium
1 32 (41.56%) Cucumber
2 24 (31.17%) WebDriver
3 20 (25.97%) Git (software)
4 18 (23.38%) SoapUI
4 18 (23.38%) Jenkins
5 16 (20.78%) Mockito
5 16 (20.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 12 (15.58%) HP UFT
7 6 (7.79%) Visual Studio
8 5 (6.49%) JUnit
8 5 (6.49%) Eclipse
8 5 (6.49%) NUnit
8 5 (6.49%) TestNG
8 5 (6.49%) SpecFlow
8 5 (6.49%) JIRA
9 4 (5.19%) Rational Functional Tester
10 3 (3.90%) Metasploit
10 3 (3.90%) LoadRunner
10 3 (3.90%) JMeter
General
1 19 (24.68%) Finance
2 7 (9.09%) Retail
3 6 (7.79%) Banking
4 3 (3.90%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.88%) .NET
2 5 (6.49%) Web Services
3 3 (3.90%) XML
3 3 (3.90%) ASP.NET
3 3 (3.90%) JSP
3 3 (3.90%) WinForms
3 3 (3.90%) FIX Protocol
3 3 (3.90%) WPF
3 3 (3.90%) HTML
4 2 (2.60%) RESTful
4 2 (2.60%) WCF
4 2 (2.60%) Middleware
5 1 (1.30%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.30%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.90%) CESG
2 3 (3.90%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.60%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.30%) NHS
4 1 (1.30%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.79%) UNIX
2 2 (2.60%) Windows
3 1 (1.30%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (53.25%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (45.45%) Test Automation
3 26 (33.77%) BDD
4 21 (27.27%) Unit Testing
5 20 (25.97%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (22.08%) Open Source
6 17 (22.08%) E-Commerce
7 13 (16.88%) Test Scripting
7 13 (16.88%) Performance Testing
8 9 (11.69%) Test Strategy
8 9 (11.69%) Automation Testing
9 7 (9.09%) Regression Testing
10 6 (7.79%) Scrum
10 6 (7.79%) Software Testing
10 6 (7.79%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (7.79%) Functional Testing
10 6 (7.79%) Non-Functional Testing
10 6 (7.79%) Performance Engineering
11 5 (6.49%) Mentoring
12 4 (5.19%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (49.35%) Java
2 21 (27.27%) Groovy
3 19 (24.68%) C#
4 10 (12.99%) JavaScript
5 8 (10.39%) SQL
6 7 (9.09%) C++
7 5 (6.49%) VBScript
7 5 (6.49%) Ruby
8 4 (5.19%) Python
9 3 (3.90%) T-SQL
9 3 (3.90%) Perl
10 1 (1.30%) VB
10 1 (1.30%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (11.69%) ISTQB
2 8 (10.39%) ISEB
3 6 (7.79%) Degree
4 4 (5.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (5.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (2.60%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (24.68%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.90%) CORE IMPACT
2 3 (3.90%) Nessus
2 3 (3.90%) Nmap
Vendors
1 14 (18.18%) HP
2 11 (14.29%) Oracle
3 8 (10.39%) SAP
4 7 (9.09%) IBM
5 6 (7.79%) Microsoft
5 6 (7.79%) Citrix
6 4 (5.19%) WorldPay
7 3 (3.90%) Acunetix
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