The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Gloucestershire region that had Test Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Specialist
South West / Gloucestershire
Rank 96 91 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 8 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.90% 0.21% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 0.22% -
Number of salaries quoted 8 2 0
Median salary £40,000 £38,750 -
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £37,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -34.78%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Gloucestershire 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
Gloucestershire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
864 910 969
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 96.97% 96.30% 97.48%
Number of salaries quoted 711 610 793
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

Test Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

The demand trend of job ads across the Gloucestershire region that featured Test Specialist in the job title.

Test Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Test Specialist
Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Test Specialist Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

Test Specialist
Salary Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Specialist across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 28 February 2017.

Test Specialist Salary Histogram in Gloucestershire

Test Specialist
Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Specialist within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 28 February 2017. 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 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
Stroud +1 5 £40,000 +6.66%
Test Specialist
South West

Test Specialist Skill Set
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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 Gloucestershire region featuring Test Specialist in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) Automated Testing
2 7 (70.00%) Selenium
2 7 (70.00%) Test Scripting
2 7 (70.00%) Mentoring
3 5 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 5 (50.00%) SoapUI
3 5 (50.00%) Smoke Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Selenium IDE
4 4 (40.00%) Test Strategy
4 4 (40.00%) Manual Testing
5 2 (20.00%) VMS
5 2 (20.00%) SpecFlow
5 2 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Defect Tracking
6 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (10.00%) Java
6 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
6 1 (10.00%) Data Entry

Test Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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:

Development Applications
1 7 (70.00%) Selenium
2 5 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 5 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (40.00%) Selenium IDE
4 2 (20.00%) SpecFlow
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Automated Testing
2 7 (70.00%) Mentoring
2 7 (70.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 5 (50.00%) Smoke Testing
3 5 (50.00%) Waterfall
4 4 (40.00%) Manual Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Data Entry
5 1 (10.00%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Java
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft