The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the South East region that had Test Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Specialist
Rank 422 463 477
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 9 6 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.050% 0.028% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.029% 0.018%
Number of salaries quoted 7 6 4
Median salary £32,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-27.77% -
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -
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 South East 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
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
17609 20683 22587
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.92% 97.12% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 14995 16855 18247
Median salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Test Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Test Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Test Specialist
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Test Specialist Salary Trend in the South East

Test Specialist
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Specialist across the South East region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016.

Test Specialist Salary Histogram in the South East

Test Specialist
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Specialist within the South East region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Hampshire +10 4 £31,250 -30.55% 1
Berkshire - 4 £55,000 -
Surrey - 1 £37,500 -
Test Specialist
England

Test Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, 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 South East region featuring Test Specialist in the job title.

1 16 (76.19%) SQL
2 14 (66.67%) Selenium
3 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (52.38%) QA
5 10 (47.62%) Performance Testing
5 10 (47.62%) ISEB
5 10 (47.62%) SQL Server
6 9 (42.86%) Java
6 9 (42.86%) JIRA
7 8 (38.10%) Test Automation
7 8 (38.10%) Cucumber
7 8 (38.10%) BDD
7 8 (38.10%) Finance
8 7 (33.33%) Automation Testing
8 7 (33.33%) MS Excel
8 7 (33.33%) Functional Testing
8 7 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (33.33%) Test Scripting
8 7 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (28.57%) Telecoms
9 6 (28.57%) Ajax
9 6 (28.57%) RSpec
9 6 (28.57%) JBehave
9 6 (28.57%) Git (software)
9 6 (28.57%) CSS
9 6 (28.57%) Web Services
9 6 (28.57%) OOP
9 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
9 6 (28.57%) C#
9 6 (28.57%) HTML

Test Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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:

Applications
1 7 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (47.62%) SQL Server
2 3 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (66.67%) Selenium
2 9 (42.86%) JIRA
3 8 (38.10%) Cucumber
4 6 (28.57%) Git (software)
4 6 (28.57%) HP UFT
4 6 (28.57%) JBehave
4 6 (28.57%) Ranorex
4 6 (28.57%) RSpec
4 6 (28.57%) Subversion
5 5 (23.81%) WebDriver
6 4 (19.05%) JMeter
6 4 (19.05%) LoadRunner
7 2 (9.52%) eggPlant
7 2 (9.52%) Rational Functional Tester
7 2 (9.52%) SilkPerformer
7 2 (9.52%) SpecFlow
7 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
7 2 (9.52%) Zephyr
8 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (38.10%) Finance
2 6 (28.57%) Banking
2 6 (28.57%) Games
2 6 (28.57%) Retail
2 6 (28.57%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) Ajax
1 6 (28.57%) CSS
1 6 (28.57%) HTML
1 6 (28.57%) Web Services
2 2 (9.52%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
1 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (47.62%) Performance Testing
3 8 (38.10%) BDD
3 8 (38.10%) Test Automation
4 7 (33.33%) Automation Testing
4 7 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (33.33%) Functional Testing
4 7 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 6 (28.57%) API Testing
5 6 (28.57%) Logistics
5 6 (28.57%) OOP
6 3 (14.29%) Integration Testing
6 3 (14.29%) SDLC
6 3 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Time Management
6 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Coaching
7 2 (9.52%) Defect Management
7 2 (9.52%) DevOps
7 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 16 (76.19%) SQL
2 9 (42.86%) Java
3 6 (28.57%) C#
3 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (47.62%) ISEB
2 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (52.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) HP
2 3 (14.29%) Oracle
3 2 (9.52%) IBM
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft