The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South West region.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Specialist
Rank 219 - 220
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 4 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.070% - 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.073% - 0.019%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 1
Average salary £25,000 - £28,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £47,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +18.75%
Job Titles Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5445 5192 5364
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.23% 96.60% 95.31%
Number of salaries quoted 4576 4567 4639
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,250 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Test Specialist
England

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 24 April 2014.

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 24 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
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Vacancies
Wiltshire - 2 £25,000 -
Dorset - 1 £57,500 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Test Specialist
England

Test Specialist
Top 23 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 3 (50.00%) Finance
1 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 2 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (33.33%) Content Management
2 2 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (33.33%) Korn
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) UNIX
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) CRM
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (16.67%) SWIFT
3 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (16.67%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) UNIX
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Content Management
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) CRM
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Bash Shell
1 2 (33.33%) Korn
1 2 (33.33%) Java
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft