The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the South West region that had Test Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Specialist
England / South West
Rank 215 247 237
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 13 4 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.26% 0.070% 0.084%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.072% 0.086%
Number of salaries quoted 13 4 5
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -23.80%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £37,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -34.78%

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 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
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
4881 5577 5801
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.48% 97.21% 97.76%
Number of salaries quoted 4057 4650 4905
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

Test Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Test Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Test Specialist
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Test Specialist Salary Trend in the South West

Test Specialist
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Specialist across the South West region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017.

Test Specialist Salary Histogram in the South West

Test Specialist
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017. 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 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
Gloucestershire +2 9 £40,000 +3.22%
Somerset +3 3 £42,500 -20.56% 1
Bristol +1 1 £52,500 +31.25%
Test Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 West region featuring Test Specialist in the job title.

1 11 (73.33%) Automated Testing
1 11 (73.33%) Selenium
2 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (60.00%) Test Scripting
4 8 (53.33%) Mentoring
5 6 (40.00%) SoapUI
5 6 (40.00%) Waterfall
5 6 (40.00%) Smoke Testing
5 6 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (40.00%) Regression Testing
6 5 (33.33%) Java
6 5 (33.33%) Test Automation
7 4 (26.67%) Manual Testing
7 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
7 4 (26.67%) SpecFlow
7 4 (26.67%) Selenium IDE
8 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
9 2 (13.33%) VMS
9 2 (13.33%) JUnit
9 2 (13.33%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (6.67%) Defect Tracking
10 1 (6.67%) Case Management
10 1 (6.67%) Functional Testing
10 1 (6.67%) Automation Testing
10 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
10 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
10 1 (6.67%) JMeter
10 1 (6.67%) Advertising
10 1 (6.67%) WebLogic
10 1 (6.67%) OO

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

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (73.33%) Selenium
2 6 (40.00%) SoapUI
2 6 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (26.67%) Selenium IDE
3 4 (26.67%) SpecFlow
4 2 (13.33%) JUnit
5 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
5 1 (6.67%) JMeter
General
1 1 (6.67%) Advertising
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Automated Testing
2 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (60.00%) Test Scripting
4 8 (53.33%) Mentoring
5 6 (40.00%) Regression Testing
5 6 (40.00%) Smoke Testing
5 6 (40.00%) Waterfall
6 5 (33.33%) Test Automation
7 4 (26.67%) Manual Testing
7 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
8 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
9 1 (6.67%) Automation Testing
9 1 (6.67%) Case Management
9 1 (6.67%) Data Entry
9 1 (6.67%) Defect Tracking
9 1 (6.67%) Functional Testing
9 1 (6.67%) OO
9 1 (6.67%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) C#
2 1 (6.67%) Python
2 1 (6.67%) Ruby
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle
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