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 28 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Specialist
Rank 871 902 937
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +35
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 25 43 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.027% 0.042% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.044% 0.033%
Number of salaries quoted 18 41 29
Median salary £51,250 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,970 £34,000 £42,200
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £48,750 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +11.11%
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
88528 98769 106171
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.44% 96.31% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 75351 82409 87367
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 28 July 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Specialist within the England region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +23 7 £75,000 +15.38%
East Midlands +12 6 £45,000 +32.35% 1
South East +25 5 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Yorkshire +25 3 £50,000 +42.85% 2
East of England +34 1 £34,900 -30.20%
North West +8 1 £65,000 +81.81% 1
West Midlands - 1 £47,500 -
Test Specialist
UK

Test Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, 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 31 (53.45%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (48.28%) QA
3 21 (36.21%) SQL
4 20 (34.48%) Test Automation
5 19 (32.76%) Test Scripting
6 18 (31.03%) Selenium
6 18 (31.03%) Java
6 18 (31.03%) Finance
7 16 (27.59%) Performance Testing
7 16 (27.59%) DevOps
8 15 (25.86%) SDLC
9 11 (18.97%) Degree
9 11 (18.97%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (18.97%) JavaScript
9 11 (18.97%) ISEB
10 10 (17.24%) HTML
10 10 (17.24%) SQL Server
10 10 (17.24%) CSS
10 10 (17.24%) Web Services
10 10 (17.24%) JIRA
10 10 (17.24%) Software Engineering
10 10 (17.24%) Functional Testing
11 9 (15.52%) Cucumber
11 9 (15.52%) BDD
11 9 (15.52%) HP UFT
11 9 (15.52%) LoadRunner
12 8 (13.79%) Telecoms
12 8 (13.79%) Scrum
12 8 (13.79%) Oracle
12 8 (13.79%) HP Quality Center

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 4 (6.90%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.72%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (12.07%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) CSG Singleview
1 1 (1.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.45%) HTTP
1 2 (3.45%) HTTPS
1 2 (3.45%) Network Security
1 2 (3.45%) SSL
1 2 (3.45%) Wireless
2 1 (1.72%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.90%) Oracle Database
3 3 (5.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (31.03%) Selenium
2 10 (17.24%) JIRA
3 9 (15.52%) Cucumber
3 9 (15.52%) HP UFT
3 9 (15.52%) LoadRunner
4 6 (10.34%) Git (software)
4 6 (10.34%) JBehave
4 6 (10.34%) Ranorex
4 6 (10.34%) RSpec
4 6 (10.34%) Subversion
5 5 (8.62%) Rational Functional Tester
5 5 (8.62%) WebDriver
6 4 (6.90%) Jenkins
6 4 (6.90%) JMeter
6 4 (6.90%) Maven
7 3 (5.17%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (3.45%) eggPlant
8 2 (3.45%) Selenium IDE
8 2 (3.45%) SoapUI
8 2 (3.45%) SpecFlow
General
1 18 (31.03%) Finance
2 8 (13.79%) Telecoms
3 7 (12.07%) Banking
3 7 (12.07%) Retail
4 6 (10.34%) Games
5 1 (1.72%) Billing
5 1 (1.72%) Electronics
5 1 (1.72%) Law
5 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.72%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.24%) CSS
1 10 (17.24%) HTML
1 10 (17.24%) Web Services
2 6 (10.34%) Ajax
3 4 (6.90%) Backbone.js
3 4 (6.90%) HTML5
3 4 (6.90%) Java EE
3 4 (6.90%) jQuery
3 4 (6.90%) RESTful
4 3 (5.17%) .NET
5 1 (1.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.72%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.45%) Windows
2 1 (1.72%) Linux
2 1 (1.72%) Unix
2 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (53.45%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (34.48%) Test Automation
3 19 (32.76%) Test Scripting
4 16 (27.59%) DevOps
4 16 (27.59%) Performance Testing
5 15 (25.86%) SDLC
6 11 (18.97%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (17.24%) Functional Testing
7 10 (17.24%) Software Engineering
8 9 (15.52%) BDD
9 8 (13.79%) Automation Testing
9 8 (13.79%) Mentoring
9 8 (13.79%) Scrum
10 7 (12.07%) Automated Testing
11 6 (10.34%) API Testing
11 6 (10.34%) Logistics
11 6 (10.34%) Manual Testing
11 6 (10.34%) OOP
11 6 (10.34%) Release Management
12 5 (8.62%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (36.21%) SQL
2 18 (31.03%) Java
3 11 (18.97%) JavaScript
4 7 (12.07%) C#
5 4 (6.90%) PL/SQL
6 3 (5.17%) C
6 3 (5.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (18.97%) Degree
1 11 (18.97%) ISEB
2 4 (6.90%) ISTQB
3 3 (5.17%) DV Cleared
3 3 (5.17%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (48.28%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (13.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (13.79%) Oracle
2 5 (8.62%) HP
3 2 (3.45%) IBM
3 2 (3.45%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.72%) SAP
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