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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Specialist
Rank 445 431 430
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 8 6 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.038% 0.027% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.028% 0.010%
Number of salaries quoted 8 6 2
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,708 £41,750 £40,050
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,750 £40,450
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,250
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +11.80%
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
19999 21359 20410
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.58% 94.84% 95.12%
Number of salaries quoted 16641 16800 16826
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Test Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

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 2 September 2015.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Specialist within the South East region over the 3 months to 2 September 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
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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
Hampshire +19 5 £50,000 +11.11%
Oxfordshire - 2 £30,000 -
West Sussex - 1 £29,025 -
Test Specialist
England

Test Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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 9 (64.29%) HP
2 7 (50.00%) QA
3 6 (42.86%) Finance
3 6 (42.86%) SAP
3 6 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (35.71%) .NET
5 4 (28.57%) ISTQB
6 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
6 3 (21.43%) Oracle
6 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
6 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
6 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
6 3 (21.43%) JSP
6 3 (21.43%) UNIX
6 3 (21.43%) HTML
6 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
6 3 (21.43%) ISEB
6 3 (21.43%) Citrix
6 3 (21.43%) SAN
6 3 (21.43%) HP UFT
6 3 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (21.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (21.43%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
7 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
7 2 (14.29%) Keyword-Driven Testing
7 2 (14.29%) VBScript
7 2 (14.29%) Java
7 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
7 2 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint

Test Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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.

Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Project
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 2 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) HP UFT
2 2 (14.29%) Selenium
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) .NET
2 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
2 3 (21.43%) JSP
2 3 (21.43%) HTML
3 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
1 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
2 2 (14.29%) Scrum
2 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
2 2 (14.29%) Keyword-Driven Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
3 1 (7.14%) System Testing
3 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
2 2 (14.29%) VBScript
2 2 (14.29%) C#
2 2 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 3 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (21.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 3 (21.43%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) HP
2 6 (42.86%) SAP
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 3 (21.43%) Citrix
3 3 (21.43%) Oracle