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 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Testing Specialist
Rank 892 931 854
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -77
Permanent jobs requiring a Testing Specialist 6 2 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.002% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.002% 0.025%
Number of salaries quoted 6 2 19
Average salary £75,000 £51,250 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+46.34% +2.50%
UK excluding London average salary £75,000 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -18.18%

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
104684 113642 104161
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.51% 94.57%
Number of salaries quoted 86404 93317 86694
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
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Testing Specialist over the 3 months to 30 June 2015 within the UK.

Testing Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Testing Specialist
Top 4 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 30 June 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 +33 2 £40,000 -21.95%
South East +21 1 £35,000 -22.22%
London +17 1 £45,000 -21.73%
Oxfordshire - 1 £35,000 -

Testing Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 6 (85.71%) Test Strategy
2 5 (71.43%) ISTQB
2 5 (71.43%) Performance Testing
3 4 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (57.14%) SAP
3 4 (57.14%) PRINCE2
3 4 (57.14%) HP
3 4 (57.14%) ISEB
3 4 (57.14%) SAP Certification
3 4 (57.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (57.14%) HP UFT
3 4 (57.14%) LoadRunner
4 2 (28.57%) Retail
5 1 (14.29%) CruiseControl
5 1 (14.29%) Data Management
5 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Web Services
5 1 (14.29%) XML
5 1 (14.29%) Data Security
5 1 (14.29%) Finance
5 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (14.29%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) COBOL
5 1 (14.29%) Java
5 1 (14.29%) Perl
5 1 (14.29%) SQL
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle
5 1 (14.29%) Internet
5 1 (14.29%) Mainframe
5 1 (14.29%) UNIX

Testing Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
1 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) HP UFT
1 4 (57.14%) LoadRunner
2 1 (14.29%) CruiseControl
2 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (28.57%) Retail
2 1 (14.29%) Retail Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
1 1 (14.29%) XML
1 1 (14.29%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Mainframe
1 1 (14.29%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) UNIX
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Test Strategy
2 5 (71.43%) Performance Testing
3 4 (57.14%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) OOP
4 1 (14.29%) OO
4 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
4 1 (14.29%) Data Security
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Data Management
4 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) DevOps
4 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
4 1 (14.29%) Logical Data Model
4 1 (14.29%) Physical Data Model
4 1 (14.29%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) COBOL
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) Perl
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
1 1 (14.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) ISTQB
2 4 (57.14%) ISEB
2 4 (57.14%) SAP Certification
2 4 (57.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) SAP
1 4 (57.14%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Compuware