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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Specialist
Rank 837 767 828
Rank change year-on-year
-70 +61
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 34 84 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.032% 0.084% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.090% 0.048%
Number of salaries quoted 24 83 42
Average salary £43,750 £47,500 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.89% +7.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,650 £39,000 £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £46,250 £40,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+14.90% -5.29%
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
100571 93749 105909
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.37% 94.25% 95.24%
Number of salaries quoted 82215 78642 91158
Average salary £45,000 £43,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.04% +1.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,800 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +3.37%

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -67 17 £45,000 -18.18%
East of England -18 8 £43,750 +16.66%
South East -18 4 £43,750 +8.02% 1
North West -18 2 £38,000 -5.00%
South West - 1 £42,500 -
Test Specialist
UK

Test Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 36 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 34 (53.97%) Java
3 23 (36.51%) QuickTest Pro
4 22 (34.92%) VBScript
5 21 (33.33%) Finance
5 21 (33.33%) Selenium
6 19 (30.16%) HP
7 18 (28.57%) Software Testing
7 18 (28.57%) Test Scripting
8 17 (26.98%) HP Quality Center
8 17 (26.98%) VB
8 17 (26.98%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (22.22%) QA
10 13 (20.63%) ISEB
11 12 (19.05%) SQL
11 12 (19.05%) ISTQB
11 12 (19.05%) Open Source
12 11 (17.46%) C#
12 11 (17.46%) OO
13 10 (15.87%) E-Commerce
13 10 (15.87%) .NET
13 10 (15.87%) Banking
13 10 (15.87%) Marketing
14 9 (14.29%) Performance Testing
14 9 (14.29%) WebDriver
14 9 (14.29%) PHP
14 9 (14.29%) LoadRunner
15 8 (12.70%) SOA
15 8 (12.70%) CRM
15 8 (12.70%) T-SQL

Test Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 1 (1.59%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (11.11%) Oracle CRM
1 7 (11.11%) Magento
2 1 (1.59%) CSG Singleview
2 1 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.35%) Big Data
2 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.59%) OLTP
2 1 (1.59%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 23 (36.51%) QuickTest Pro
2 21 (33.33%) Selenium
3 9 (14.29%) WebDriver
3 9 (14.29%) LoadRunner
4 8 (12.70%) Facilita Forecast
5 7 (11.11%) JIRA
6 5 (7.94%) JUnit
7 4 (6.35%) JMeter
7 4 (6.35%) LoadUI
8 3 (4.76%) Visual Studio
9 2 (3.17%) Sahi
9 2 (3.17%) RSpec
9 2 (3.17%) Cucumber
9 2 (3.17%) Behat
9 2 (3.17%) Jenkins
9 2 (3.17%) PhantomJS
10 1 (1.59%) CruiseControl
10 1 (1.59%) eggPlant
10 1 (1.59%) Hudson
General
1 21 (33.33%) Finance
2 10 (15.87%) Banking
2 10 (15.87%) Marketing
3 5 (7.94%) Investment Banking
4 4 (6.35%) Retail
5 1 (1.59%) Advertising
5 1 (1.59%) Front Office
5 1 (1.59%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.87%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.05%) Open Source
2 5 (7.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 5 (7.94%) Mobile Banking
3 4 (6.35%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.59%) Replication
5 1 (1.59%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.59%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.11%) Windows
1 7 (11.11%) Apple iOS
2 3 (4.76%) Linux
3 2 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (3.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 18 (28.57%) Software Testing
2 18 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 17 (26.98%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (17.46%) OO
5 10 (15.87%) E-Commerce
6 9 (14.29%) Performance Testing
7 8 (12.70%) SOA
7 8 (12.70%) CRM
7 8 (12.70%) TDD
8 7 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
8 7 (11.11%) Load Testing
8 7 (11.11%) Usability Testing
9 5 (7.94%) BDD
9 5 (7.94%) Wealth Management
10 4 (6.35%) Scrum
11 3 (4.76%) Regression Testing
11 3 (4.76%) RUP
11 3 (4.76%) Test Strategy
11 3 (4.76%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (53.97%) Java
2 22 (34.92%) VBScript
3 17 (26.98%) VB
4 12 (19.05%) SQL
5 11 (17.46%) C#
6 9 (14.29%) PHP
7 8 (12.70%) T-SQL
7 8 (12.70%) VBA
8 6 (9.52%) JavaScript
9 4 (6.35%) Ruby
9 4 (6.35%) Groovy
10 3 (4.76%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (20.63%) ISEB
2 12 (19.05%) ISTQB
3 4 (6.35%) Degree
4 3 (4.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.59%) MCDBA
5 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.59%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (22.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 17 (26.98%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (30.16%) HP
2 7 (11.11%) JD Edwards
2 7 (11.11%) SAP
2 7 (11.11%) Oracle
3 5 (7.94%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.59%) Business Objects
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 37-45k
Posted: 17 hours ago