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 8 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Specialist
Rank 840 913 931
Rank change year-on-year
+73 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 23 22 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.027% 0.022% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.023% 0.018%
Number of salaries quoted 15 11 11
Median salary £46,000 £40,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.00% -2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,400 £32,500 £36,121
10% offered a salary of more than £73,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £60,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +26.31%
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
81279 96326 102960
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.49% 96.62% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 67994 81128 85922
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 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 +38 13 £46,000 +41.53% 3
South West +14 5 £47,500 +18.75%
West Midlands +4 3 £25,000 -58.33%
South East +65 1 £50,000 +11.11% 2
East Midlands - 1 £23,000 - 1
Test Specialist
UK

Test Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 21 (52.50%) QA
2 16 (40.00%) Finance
3 15 (37.50%) Test Automation
4 14 (35.00%) Selenium
5 13 (32.50%) Test Management
5 13 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (32.50%) SQL
6 12 (30.00%) DevOps
7 11 (27.50%) Oracle
7 11 (27.50%) HP
7 11 (27.50%) Test Scripting
8 10 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
8 10 (25.00%) Automated Testing
9 9 (22.50%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (22.50%) Relational Database
9 9 (22.50%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (22.50%) Defect Management
10 8 (20.00%) SDLC
10 8 (20.00%) Siebel
10 8 (20.00%) Java
10 8 (20.00%) XML
10 8 (20.00%) Software Testing
10 8 (20.00%) ISTQB
10 8 (20.00%) Sun
10 8 (20.00%) Oracle BI EE
11 7 (17.50%) Manual Testing
12 6 (15.00%) Release Management
12 6 (15.00%) Test Strategy
12 6 (15.00%) Functional Testing
12 6 (15.00%) MS Office

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 2 (5.00%) Confluence
2 1 (2.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (15.00%) MS Office
1 6 (15.00%) MS Visio
2 5 (12.50%) MS Project
3 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) HTTP
1 1 (2.50%) HTTPS
1 1 (2.50%) Network Security
1 1 (2.50%) SSL
1 1 (2.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (22.50%) Relational Database
2 8 (20.00%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (35.00%) Selenium
2 6 (15.00%) JMeter
3 5 (12.50%) LoadRunner
3 5 (12.50%) Rational Functional Tester
3 5 (12.50%) SpecFlow
4 4 (10.00%) Cucumber
4 4 (10.00%) JIRA
5 3 (7.50%) Git (software)
5 3 (7.50%) HP UFT
5 3 (7.50%) SoapUI
5 3 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (5.00%) eggPlant
6 2 (5.00%) JBehave
6 2 (5.00%) Ranorex
6 2 (5.00%) RSpec
6 2 (5.00%) SilkPerformer
6 2 (5.00%) Subversion
7 1 (2.50%) Mockito
7 1 (2.50%) Moq
7 1 (2.50%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Banking
2 4 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.00%) Games
3 2 (5.00%) Retail
4 1 (2.50%) Advertising
4 1 (2.50%) Electronics
4 1 (2.50%) Law
4 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.50%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.00%) XML
2 3 (7.50%) .NET
2 3 (7.50%) CSS
2 3 (7.50%) HTML
2 3 (7.50%) Web Services
3 2 (5.00%) Ajax
3 2 (5.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (22.50%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.50%) BBC
3 1 (2.50%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.50%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.00%) Unix
1 2 (5.00%) VMS
2 1 (2.50%) Android
2 1 (2.50%) Linux
2 1 (2.50%) Solaris
2 1 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (37.50%) Test Automation
2 13 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (32.50%) Test Management
3 12 (30.00%) DevOps
4 11 (27.50%) Test Scripting
5 10 (25.00%) Automated Testing
6 9 (22.50%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (22.50%) Defect Management
7 8 (20.00%) SDLC
7 8 (20.00%) Software Testing
8 7 (17.50%) Manual Testing
9 6 (15.00%) Functional Testing
9 6 (15.00%) Release Management
9 6 (15.00%) Test Strategy
10 5 (12.50%) CRM
10 5 (12.50%) Performance Testing
10 5 (12.50%) Software Engineering
10 5 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (12.50%) Waterfall
11 4 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (32.50%) SQL
2 8 (20.00%) Java
3 5 (12.50%) C#
4 3 (7.50%) C
4 3 (7.50%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.50%) Python
5 1 (2.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (12.50%) ISEB
3 4 (10.00%) Degree
4 3 (7.50%) DV Cleared
4 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (52.50%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (27.50%) HP
1 11 (27.50%) Oracle
2 8 (20.00%) Siebel
2 8 (20.00%) Sun
3 2 (5.00%) IBM
3 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.50%) BT
4 1 (2.50%) Intel Security
4 1 (2.50%) SAP
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