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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Specialist
Rank 842 874 807
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -67
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 36 27 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.035% 0.024% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.026% 0.050%
Number of salaries quoted 31 22 46
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -18.18%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+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
97564 104302 96112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.53% 94.51% 94.53%
Number of salaries quoted 81515 86339 80864
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 £27,000 £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 3 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 3 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 +30 21 £65,000 +0.77% 1
South East +16 7 £45,000 -
North West - 4 £35,750 -
Yorkshire - 2 £35,000 -
South West - 2 £38,750 -
East of England -3 1 £40,000 -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 3 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 39 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (53.62%) Java
3 32 (46.38%) Test Automation
4 29 (42.03%) Selenium
5 28 (40.58%) Cucumber
6 24 (34.78%) WebDriver
7 21 (30.43%) C#
8 20 (28.99%) Groovy
8 20 (28.99%) BDD
9 18 (26.09%) QA
10 17 (24.64%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (23.19%) Jenkins
12 15 (21.74%) Performance Testing
12 15 (21.74%) Git (software)
13 14 (20.29%) Open Source
13 14 (20.29%) Unit Testing
13 14 (20.29%) Test Scripting
13 14 (20.29%) Finance
14 13 (18.84%) E-Commerce
14 13 (18.84%) SoapUI
15 12 (17.39%) JavaScript
15 12 (17.39%) Oracle
16 11 (15.94%) SQL
16 11 (15.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 11 (15.94%) HP
16 11 (15.94%) Retail
16 11 (15.94%) Mockito
17 10 (14.49%) Ruby
17 10 (14.49%) UNIX
17 10 (14.49%) .NET

Test Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 (5.80%) WebLogic
1 4 (5.80%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.90%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.90%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.90%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.35%) SAN
2 2 (2.90%) Firewall
2 2 (2.90%) Wireless
2 2 (2.90%) Network Security
2 2 (2.90%) VoIP
2 2 (2.90%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.80%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.45%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 29 (42.03%) Selenium
2 28 (40.58%) Cucumber
3 24 (34.78%) WebDriver
4 16 (23.19%) Jenkins
5 15 (21.74%) Git (software)
6 13 (18.84%) SoapUI
7 11 (15.94%) Mockito
7 11 (15.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 9 (13.04%) JUnit
8 9 (13.04%) HP UFT
8 9 (13.04%) TestNG
9 8 (11.59%) SpecFlow
10 7 (10.14%) NUnit
10 7 (10.14%) Eclipse
11 5 (7.25%) LoadRunner
11 5 (7.25%) TeamCity
11 5 (7.25%) JIRA
12 4 (5.80%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (5.80%) Rational Functional Tester
12 4 (5.80%) JMeter
General
1 14 (20.29%) Finance
2 11 (15.94%) Retail
3 6 (8.70%) Banking
4 3 (4.35%) Marketing
5 1 (1.45%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.49%) .NET
2 4 (5.80%) Web Services
3 3 (4.35%) ASP.NET
3 3 (4.35%) JSP
3 3 (4.35%) WinForms
3 3 (4.35%) WPF
3 3 (4.35%) HTML
4 2 (2.90%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (2.90%) WCF
5 1 (1.45%) JSON
5 1 (1.45%) XML
5 1 (1.45%) Middleware
5 1 (1.45%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.90%) N-Tier
2 2 (2.90%) CESG
2 2 (2.90%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.45%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.45%) NHS
3 1 (1.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.49%) UNIX
2 2 (2.90%) Linux
3 1 (1.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (46.38%) Test Automation
3 20 (28.99%) BDD
4 17 (24.64%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (21.74%) Performance Testing
6 14 (20.29%) Unit Testing
6 14 (20.29%) Open Source
6 14 (20.29%) Test Scripting
7 13 (18.84%) E-Commerce
8 9 (13.04%) Test Strategy
8 9 (13.04%) Automation Testing
9 8 (11.59%) Scrum
10 7 (10.14%) Mentoring
11 6 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (7.25%) Software Testing
12 5 (7.25%) Project Management
12 5 (7.25%) Regression Testing
12 5 (7.25%) TDD
12 5 (7.25%) Functional Testing
13 4 (5.80%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (53.62%) Java
2 21 (30.43%) C#
3 20 (28.99%) Groovy
4 12 (17.39%) JavaScript
5 11 (15.94%) SQL
6 10 (14.49%) Ruby
7 9 (13.04%) Python
7 9 (13.04%) C++
8 7 (10.14%) Perl
9 4 (5.80%) VBScript
10 3 (4.35%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.45%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.45%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (10.14%) ISEB
2 6 (8.70%) ISTQB
3 4 (5.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (4.35%) Degree
4 3 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (4.35%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (26.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (7.25%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.90%) CORE IMPACT
2 2 (2.90%) Nessus
2 2 (2.90%) Nmap
Vendors
1 12 (17.39%) Oracle
2 11 (15.94%) HP
3 6 (8.70%) SAP
3 6 (8.70%) IBM
3 6 (8.70%) Microsoft
4 5 (7.25%) Citrix
5 4 (5.80%) WorldPay
6 2 (2.90%) Acunetix
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