The table below looks at the statistics for the Testing Specialist role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Testing Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Testing Specialist
Rank 889 922 887
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -35
Permanent jobs requiring a Testing Specialist 1 11 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.001% 0.009% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.001% 0.010% 0.016%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 13
Average salary £45,000 £52,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +10.52%
UK excluding London average salary - - £50,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
104696 113578 106402
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.59% 94.75%
Number of salaries quoted 85538 92124 88516
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Testing Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Testing Specialist in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Testing Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Testing Specialist
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Testing Specialist within the UK.

Testing Specialist Salary Trend in the UK

Testing Specialist
Top 2 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Testing Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 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
London +20 1 £45,000 -14.28%
England +3 1 £45,000 -14.28%

Testing Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Testing 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 Testing Specialist in their job title.

1 4 (80.00%) Retail
1 4 (80.00%) Data Management
2 3 (60.00%) QA
2 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Validation
2 3 (60.00%) SAP
2 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (60.00%) System Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Feature Driven Development
2 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (20.00%) CruiseControl
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) Data Security
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Web Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Retail Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Online Banking
3 1 (20.00%) JSON
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (20.00%) Compuware
3 1 (20.00%) Internet
3 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (20.00%) Web Services

Testing Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Testing 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 Testing Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) CruiseControl
1 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (80.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) Retail Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
1 1 (20.00%) XML
1 1 (20.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (20.00%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) UNIX
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Data Management
2 3 (60.00%) Validation
2 3 (60.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (60.00%) System Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Feature Driven Development
2 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Logical Data Model
3 1 (20.00%) Physical Data Model
3 1 (20.00%) Web Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Data Security
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) COBOL
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) Perl
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) SAP
2 1 (20.00%) Compuware
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle