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

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Specialist
Rank 825 829 827
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 34 31 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.034% 0.031% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.033% 0.030%
Number of salaries quoted 23 14 21
Average salary £52,500 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £40,750 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £68,750 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £42,500 £43,750
% change year-on-year
+23.52% -2.85%
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
94041 93776 95543
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.82% 94.45% 94.90%
Number of salaries quoted 78141 76271 81456
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 4 March 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 4 March 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 +34 18 £65,000 -1.88% 2
South West - 6 £52,500 - 1
South East -16 4 £41,250 -5.71% 2
West Midlands - 4 - -
East of England -19 2 - - 1
Test Specialist
UK

Test Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 31 (58.49%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (52.83%) Java
3 21 (39.62%) Performance Testing
3 21 (39.62%) Test Automation
4 20 (37.74%) C#
5 19 (35.85%) Selenium
6 18 (33.96%) UNIX
7 17 (32.08%) WebDriver
8 16 (30.19%) Cucumber
8 16 (30.19%) Scrum
9 15 (28.30%) Ruby
9 15 (28.30%) SQL
10 14 (26.42%) Python
10 14 (26.42%) Retail
10 14 (26.42%) QA
11 13 (24.53%) SpecFlow
12 12 (22.64%) Banking
12 12 (22.64%) JavaScript
13 11 (20.75%) LoadRunner
13 11 (20.75%) Test Scripting
14 10 (18.87%) Groovy
14 10 (18.87%) TestNG
14 10 (18.87%) Test Strategy
14 10 (18.87%) Automation Testing
14 10 (18.87%) C++
14 10 (18.87%) JUnit
15 9 (16.98%) Perl
15 9 (16.98%) ISEB
15 9 (16.98%) BDD
16 8 (15.09%) Mentoring

Test Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 5 (9.43%) IIS
2 2 (3.77%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.77%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.77%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.89%) MS Project
2 1 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.32%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.43%) MySQL
2 5 (9.43%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 19 (35.85%) Selenium
2 17 (32.08%) WebDriver
3 16 (30.19%) Cucumber
4 13 (24.53%) SpecFlow
5 11 (20.75%) LoadRunner
6 10 (18.87%) TestNG
6 10 (18.87%) JUnit
7 8 (15.09%) Eclipse
7 8 (15.09%) NUnit
8 7 (13.21%) Hudson
8 7 (13.21%) Jenkins
8 7 (13.21%) TeamCity
9 5 (9.43%) QuickTest Pro
9 5 (9.43%) Maven
9 5 (9.43%) Calabash
9 5 (9.43%) Appium
10 3 (5.66%) Facilita Forecast
11 2 (3.77%) JMeter
11 2 (3.77%) CruiseControl
11 2 (3.77%) SoapUI
General
1 14 (26.42%) Retail
2 12 (22.64%) Banking
3 7 (13.21%) Finance
4 5 (9.43%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.89%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.77%) HTML
1 2 (3.77%) CSS
1 2 (3.77%) SOAP
2 1 (1.89%) Web Services
2 1 (1.89%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.77%) Mainframe
1 2 (3.77%) Open Source
2 1 (1.89%) Social Media
2 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 18 (33.96%) UNIX
2 5 (9.43%) Windows
2 5 (9.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (58.49%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (39.62%) Performance Testing
2 21 (39.62%) Test Automation
3 16 (30.19%) Scrum
4 11 (20.75%) Test Scripting
5 10 (18.87%) Test Strategy
5 10 (18.87%) Automation Testing
6 9 (16.98%) BDD
7 8 (15.09%) Mentoring
7 8 (15.09%) Validation
7 8 (15.09%) TDD
7 8 (15.09%) Software Testing
8 7 (13.21%) E-Commerce
8 7 (13.21%) Integration Testing
9 5 (9.43%) OO
9 5 (9.43%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (5.66%) Security Testing
10 3 (5.66%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (5.66%) Functional Testing
10 3 (5.66%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (52.83%) Java
2 20 (37.74%) C#
3 15 (28.30%) Ruby
3 15 (28.30%) SQL
4 14 (26.42%) Python
5 12 (22.64%) JavaScript
6 10 (18.87%) Groovy
6 10 (18.87%) C++
7 9 (16.98%) Perl
8 5 (9.43%) PL/SQL
9 2 (3.77%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (16.98%) ISEB
2 5 (9.43%) ISTQB
3 3 (5.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.77%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (3.77%) Degree
4 2 (3.77%) VCP4
5 1 (1.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (26.42%) QA
System Software
1 5 (9.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (13.21%) Oracle
2 5 (9.43%) HP
3 2 (3.77%) IBM
3 2 (3.77%) SAP
4 1 (1.89%) Microsoft
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