The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the Leeds 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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Specialist
Rank 171 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 7 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.20% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% - -
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 0
Average salary £35,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,250
% change year-on-year
- +11.80%
Test Specialist
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Leeds 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
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3340 3562 2485
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 95.37% 96.58% 95.58%
Number of salaries quoted 2658 2747 1916
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £23,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Test Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Test Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Test Specialist
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

Test Specialist Salary Trend in Leeds

Test Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Leeds 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 5 (50.00%) Java
1 5 (50.00%) VoIP
1 5 (50.00%) VPN
1 5 (50.00%) HP
1 5 (50.00%) Citrix
1 5 (50.00%) Firewall
1 5 (50.00%) Wireless
1 5 (50.00%) CESG
1 5 (50.00%) Nessus
1 5 (50.00%) Nmap
1 5 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
1 5 (50.00%) Degree
1 5 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 5 (50.00%) Network Security
1 5 (50.00%) Computer Security
1 5 (50.00%) Metasploit
1 5 (50.00%) CORE IMPACT
1 5 (50.00%) Acunetix
1 5 (50.00%) Social Engineering
2 4 (40.00%) QA
2 4 (40.00%) IBM
3 3 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (30.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Volume Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Test Management
4 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
4 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Automation Testing

Test Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Leeds 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 (20.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) VoIP
1 5 (50.00%) VPN
1 5 (50.00%) Firewall
1 5 (50.00%) Wireless
1 5 (50.00%) Network Security
2 2 (20.00%) HTTPS
2 2 (20.00%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Metasploit
2 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (20.00%) Selenium
2 2 (20.00%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (10.00%) Facilita Forecast
3 1 (10.00%) LoadUI
3 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (10.00%) JMeter
3 1 (10.00%) JIRA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) CESG
1 5 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (20.00%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) UNIX
1 2 (20.00%) AIX
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
1 5 (50.00%) Computer Security
1 5 (50.00%) Social Engineering
2 3 (30.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Volume Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Test Management
3 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (20.00%) Benchmarking
3 2 (20.00%) Data Management
3 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Automation Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) Test Planning
3 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (10.00%) Open Source
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (10.00%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (20.00%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) Nessus
1 5 (50.00%) Nmap
1 5 (50.00%) CORE IMPACT
2 3 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) HP
1 5 (50.00%) Citrix
1 5 (50.00%) Acunetix
2 4 (40.00%) IBM