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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Testing Specialist
Rank 869 881 857
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -24
Permanent jobs requiring a Testing Specialist 4 6 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.006% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.004% 0.006% 0.009%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 8
Average salary £40,000 £90,000 £48,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-55.55% +86.52%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 - £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
99404 99827 97677
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.50% 94.83%
Number of salaries quoted 81778 80400 82215
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 6 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 5 March 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
England -1 3 £40,000 -55.55%
Southampton - 3 £40,000 -
Hampshire - 3 £40,000 -
South East - 3 £40,000 -
Scotland - 1 £40,000 -
Glasgow - 1 £40,000 -

Testing Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 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%) Data Management
1 4 (80.00%) QA
2 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Feature Driven Development
2 3 (60.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (60.00%) System Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Retail
2 3 (60.00%) SAP
2 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (60.00%) Validation
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Data Security
4 1 (20.00%) Workflow
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (20.00%) Online Banking
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (20.00%) Banking
4 1 (20.00%) COBOL
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle
4 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (20.00%) Compuware

Testing Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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%) TestDirector
General
1 3 (60.00%) Retail
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Retail Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Online Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Data Management
2 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Feature Driven Development
2 3 (60.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (60.00%) System Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Validation
3 1 (20.00%) Data Security
3 1 (20.00%) Workflow
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Logical Data Model
3 1 (20.00%) Physical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) COBOL
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) SAP
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Compuware
2 1 (20.00%) HP