The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside 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 - - 69
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 0 0 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside - - 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category - - 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 3
Average salary - - £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,250
% change year-on-year
- +11.80%
Test Specialist
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Merseyside 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
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
437 566 591
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 96.04% 94.18% 96.89%
Number of salaries quoted 339 461 514
Average salary £37,500 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.31% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,000 £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 Merseyside

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

Test Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Test Specialist
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Test Specialist Salary Trend in Merseyside

Test Specialist
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) Open Source
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Facilita Forecast
2 1 (50.00%) LoadUI
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (50.00%) NHS
2 1 (50.00%) JMeter
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Load Testing

Test Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (50.00%) JMeter
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) Facilita Forecast
1 1 (50.00%) LoadUI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Open Source
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) HP