The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the Hampshire 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 185 174 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 3 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.079% 0.056% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.083% 0.059% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 0
Average salary £42,500 £43,750 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £42,500 £43,750
% change year-on-year
+23.52% -2.85%
Test Specialist
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Hampshire 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
Hampshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3608 3398 3901
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hampshire 95.00% 94.81% 95.08%
Number of salaries quoted 3130 2838 3217
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £24,300
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Test Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

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

Test Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

Test Specialist
Salary Trend in Hampshire

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

Test Specialist Salary Trend in Hampshire

Test Specialist
Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Specialist within the Hampshire 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
(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
Southampton - 3 £42,500 -
Test Specialist
South East

Test Specialist
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT jobs across the Hampshire 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 3 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) System Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Feature Driven Development
2 2 (66.67%) SAP
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Validation
2 2 (66.67%) Data Management
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Retail
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 1 (33.33%) VCP4
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing

Test Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT jobs across the Hampshire 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 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 2 (66.67%) System Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Feature Driven Development
1 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Validation
1 2 (66.67%) Data Management
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 1 (33.33%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) SAP
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft