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 27 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Specialist
Rank 864 886 916
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +30
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 16 45 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.018% 0.045% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.046% 0.032%
Number of salaries quoted 11 31 23
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £30,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £65,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,750 £50,000 £46,250
% change year-on-year
-14.50% +8.10%
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
86621 97333 101655
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.30% 96.27% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 73029 81887 82956
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 £69,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 +33 9 £44,750 -31.15%
East Midlands - 4 £45,000 - 2
South West -5 2 £38,500 -3.75%
West Midlands -23 1 £47,500 -
Test Specialist
UK

Test Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 27 (60.00%) QA
2 20 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (37.78%) Finance
4 15 (33.33%) Selenium
4 15 (33.33%) DevOps
5 13 (28.89%) Test Automation
6 12 (26.67%) Performance Testing
6 12 (26.67%) Test Scripting
6 12 (26.67%) SQL
7 10 (22.22%) LoadRunner
7 10 (22.22%) SDLC
8 9 (20.00%) HP
8 9 (20.00%) Java
8 9 (20.00%) ISTQB
9 8 (17.78%) Software Testing
9 8 (17.78%) Automated Testing
9 8 (17.78%) HP Quality Center
9 8 (17.78%) ISEB
9 8 (17.78%) Defect Management
9 8 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (17.78%) Functional Testing
10 7 (15.56%) Cucumber
10 7 (15.56%) Scrum
10 7 (15.56%) Test Management
10 7 (15.56%) Manual Testing
10 7 (15.56%) Rational Functional Tester
10 7 (15.56%) Software Engineering
10 7 (15.56%) Degree
10 7 (15.56%) JIRA
10 7 (15.56%) Release Management

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 1 (2.22%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.67%) MS Office
2 3 (6.67%) MS Project
2 3 (6.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) CSG Singleview
1 1 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) HTTP
1 2 (4.44%) HTTPS
1 2 (4.44%) Network Security
1 2 (4.44%) SSL
1 2 (4.44%) Wireless
2 1 (2.22%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.89%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.67%) Oracle BI EE
2 3 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (33.33%) Selenium
2 10 (22.22%) LoadRunner
3 7 (15.56%) Cucumber
3 7 (15.56%) JIRA
3 7 (15.56%) Rational Functional Tester
4 6 (13.33%) JMeter
5 5 (11.11%) HP UFT
6 4 (8.89%) eggPlant
6 4 (8.89%) Git (software)
6 4 (8.89%) JBehave
6 4 (8.89%) Ranorex
6 4 (8.89%) RSpec
6 4 (8.89%) SilkPerformer
6 4 (8.89%) SpecFlow
6 4 (8.89%) Subversion
6 4 (8.89%) WebDriver
7 3 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (4.44%) SoapUI
8 2 (4.44%) Zephyr
General
1 17 (37.78%) Finance
2 6 (13.33%) Banking
2 6 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 5 (11.11%) Retail
4 4 (8.89%) Games
5 1 (2.22%) Billing
5 1 (2.22%) Electronics
5 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.22%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.89%) Ajax
1 4 (8.89%) CSS
1 4 (8.89%) HTML
1 4 (8.89%) Web Services
1 4 (8.89%) XML
2 3 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.22%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.44%) Windows
2 1 (2.22%) Android
2 1 (2.22%) Linux
2 1 (2.22%) Unix
2 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (33.33%) DevOps
3 13 (28.89%) Test Automation
4 12 (26.67%) Performance Testing
4 12 (26.67%) Test Scripting
5 10 (22.22%) SDLC
6 8 (17.78%) Automated Testing
6 8 (17.78%) Defect Management
6 8 (17.78%) Functional Testing
6 8 (17.78%) Software Testing
7 7 (15.56%) Manual Testing
7 7 (15.56%) Release Management
7 7 (15.56%) Scrum
7 7 (15.56%) Software Engineering
7 7 (15.56%) Test Management
8 6 (13.33%) BDD
8 6 (13.33%) Mentoring
9 5 (11.11%) Automation Testing
9 5 (11.11%) CMMI
9 5 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.67%) SQL
2 9 (20.00%) Java
3 4 (8.89%) C#
3 4 (8.89%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.67%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 8 (17.78%) ISEB
3 7 (15.56%) Degree
4 3 (6.67%) DV Cleared
4 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (60.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (17.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (20.00%) HP
2 4 (8.89%) IBM
2 4 (8.89%) Oracle
3 3 (6.67%) Siebel
3 3 (6.67%) Sun
4 1 (2.22%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.22%) SAP
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