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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Specialist
Rank 445 453 449
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 5 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.026% 0.005% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.005% 0.005%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 1
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £57,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-34.78% +35.29%
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
18287 19931 19929
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.42% 97.07% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 15671 16283 15778
Average salary £44,000 £40,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.64% -4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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
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 13 February 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
(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
Buckinghamshire - 4 £37,500 - 1
Surrey - 1 £35,000 -
Test Specialist
England

Test Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 6 (66.67%) Oracle
1 6 (66.67%) ISEB
2 5 (55.56%) Functional Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Relational Database
3 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (44.44%) System Integration Testing
3 4 (44.44%) SDLC
3 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Integration Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Time Management
3 4 (44.44%) SQL
3 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
3 4 (44.44%) Finance
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) .NET
5 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (22.22%) HP
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (22.22%) Scrum
5 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
5 2 (22.22%) HTML
5 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
5 2 (22.22%) Unix
5 2 (22.22%) Citrix
5 2 (22.22%) SAN

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) Relational Database
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) HP UFT
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Electronics
2 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 1 (11.11%) Marketing
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
2 2 (22.22%) HTML
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Functional Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Integration Testing
2 4 (44.44%) SDLC
2 4 (44.44%) System Integration Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Time Management
2 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Scrum
3 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (11.11%) Defect Management
4 1 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (11.11%) Keyword-Driven Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
4 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Stress Testing
4 1 (11.11%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Oracle
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) Citrix
3 2 (22.22%) HP
4 1 (11.11%) Rally
4 1 (11.11%) SAP
Southampton, Hampshire
Computer People
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 35 - 45k
Posted: 2 days ago