The first table below looks at the demand for the Testing 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 Testing Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Testing Specialist
Rank 891 839 872
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +33
Permanent jobs requiring a Testing Specialist 11 17 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.010% 0.016% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.017% 0.022%
Number of salaries quoted 4 13 14
Average salary £52,500 £47,500 £51,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% -7.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £37,500 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary - £50,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
- +19.04%
Job Titles Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
106804 98560 112219
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.50% 94.70% 94.81%
Number of salaries quoted 87442 82989 96889
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%
Testing Specialist
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Testing Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Testing Specialist in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Testing Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in England

Testing Specialist
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Testing Specialist across the England region.

Testing Specialist Salary Trend in England

Testing 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 Testing Specialist within the England region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
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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
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Vacancies
London -52 11 £52,500 +10.52%
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Testing Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the England region that cited Testing 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 Testing Specialist in their job title.

1 11 (91.67%) QA
1 11 (91.67%) Automation Testing
2 10 (83.33%) Selenium
3 9 (75.00%) Performance Testing
4 8 (66.67%) Test Automation
4 8 (66.67%) C#
4 8 (66.67%) OO
4 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 8 (66.67%) ISEB
4 8 (66.67%) Automated Testing
5 7 (58.33%) QuickTest Pro
5 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
5 7 (58.33%) Visual Studio
5 7 (58.33%) C++
5 7 (58.33%) Test Strategy
5 7 (58.33%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (58.33%) Test Management
5 7 (58.33%) Visual Studio Team System
5 7 (58.33%) Scrum
5 7 (58.33%) Degree
5 7 (58.33%) Computer Science
6 4 (33.33%) Java
7 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
8 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
8 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
8 2 (16.67%) BDD
8 2 (16.67%) SQL
8 2 (16.67%) Oracle
8 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
8 2 (16.67%) Software Testing

Testing Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the England region that cited Testing 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 Testing Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (8.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (8.33%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) HTTP
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (8.33%) HTTPS
1 1 (8.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (83.33%) Selenium
2 7 (58.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (58.33%) Visual Studio
2 7 (58.33%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
3 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (16.67%) Publishing
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) UNIX
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Automation Testing
2 9 (75.00%) Performance Testing
3 8 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 8 (66.67%) OO
3 8 (66.67%) Automated Testing
4 7 (58.33%) Test Strategy
4 7 (58.33%) Test Management
4 7 (58.33%) Scrum
5 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (16.67%) BDD
6 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
6 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (8.33%) Six Sigma
7 1 (8.33%) Change Management
7 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
7 1 (8.33%) CRM
7 1 (8.33%) Change Control
7 1 (8.33%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (8.33%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) C#
2 7 (58.33%) C++
3 4 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (8.33%) PHP
5 1 (8.33%) Bourne shell
5 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) ISEB
2 7 (58.33%) Degree
3 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (91.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (58.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) Avaya
3 1 (8.33%) JD Edwards
3 1 (8.33%) SAP