The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the South 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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Specialist
Rank 242 247 239
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 9 3 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.16% 0.049% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.050% 0.072%
Number of salaries quoted 9 3 3
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +60.00%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -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 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
5476 6026 5572
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.77% 97.49% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 4593 4950 4665
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Test Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

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 29 April 2016.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Specialist within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
Somerset +5 7 £53,500 +38.06%
Gloucestershire - 2 £38,750 -
Test Specialist
England

Test Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the South 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 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (60.00%) Mentoring
2 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 4 (40.00%) jQuery
4 4 (40.00%) Maven
4 4 (40.00%) Java EE
4 4 (40.00%) Degree
4 4 (40.00%) QA
4 4 (40.00%) HTML
4 4 (40.00%) Java
4 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (40.00%) PL/SQL
4 4 (40.00%) SQL
4 4 (40.00%) CSS
4 4 (40.00%) Web Services
4 4 (40.00%) Oracle
4 4 (40.00%) WebLogic
4 4 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 4 (40.00%) Backbone.js
4 4 (40.00%) RESTful
4 4 (40.00%) HTML5
4 4 (40.00%) Jenkins
4 4 (40.00%) Oracle Database
4 4 (40.00%) DevOps
5 3 (30.00%) SDLC
5 3 (30.00%) Python
6 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the South 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (40.00%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (40.00%) Maven
2 2 (20.00%) Selenium
2 2 (20.00%) Selenium IDE
2 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (10.00%) JMeter
3 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) Backbone.js
1 4 (40.00%) CSS
1 4 (40.00%) HTML
1 4 (40.00%) HTML5
1 4 (40.00%) Java EE
1 4 (40.00%) jQuery
1 4 (40.00%) RESTful
1 4 (40.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) Mentoring
3 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (40.00%) DevOps
4 4 (40.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (30.00%) SDLC
6 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
6 2 (20.00%) System Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
7 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
7 1 (10.00%) Open Source
7 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Java
1 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (40.00%) PL/SQL
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix