The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the North West 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 27 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Specialist
Rank 247 - 240
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 4 0 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.061% - 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.064% - 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 3
Average salary £35,750 - £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
Test Specialist
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6257 6755 6934
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.29% 94.91% 94.83%
Number of salaries quoted 5100 5470 5930
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Test Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Test Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Test Specialist
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Test Specialist Salary Trend in the North West

Test Specialist
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Specialist within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 July 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
Cheshire - 2 £34,000 -
Manchester - 1 £37,500 -
Cumbria - 1 £42,000 -
Test Specialist
England

Test Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) WinForms
3 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 2 (33.33%) MVVM
3 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 2 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 2 (33.33%) .NET
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) N-Tier
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) WCF
3 2 (33.33%) WPF
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Load Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (16.67%) JMeter
4 1 (16.67%) Retail
4 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) JIRA
4 1 (16.67%) QA
4 1 (16.67%) Selenium
4 1 (16.67%) IBM
4 1 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
4 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner

Test Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Primavera
1 1 (16.67%) Teamcenter
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
1 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
1 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
1 1 (16.67%) JMeter
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
1 1 (16.67%) Facilita Forecast
1 1 (16.67%) LoadUI
General
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) WinForms
1 2 (33.33%) WCF
1 2 (33.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) N-Tier
2 1 (16.67%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) MVVM
3 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Load Testing
4 1 (16.67%) ERP
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (16.67%) PLM
4 1 (16.67%) Test Management
4 1 (16.67%) Open Source
4 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C#
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
1 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (16.67%) C++
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) SAP
1 1 (16.67%) IBM
1 1 (16.67%) HP