The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Testing Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Testing Specialist
Rank 923 978 980
Rank change year-on-year
+55 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Testing Specialist 4 6 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.005% 0.001%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.004% 0.006% 0.001%
Number of salaries quoted 2 6 1
Median salary £70,000 £75,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +66.66%
UK excluding London median salary £70,000 £75,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +66.66%

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
94503 106017 112388
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.30% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 79488 87462 91612
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Testing Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Testing Specialist in the job title.

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 8 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Testing Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 27 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +30 4 £70,000 +100.00%
Manchester - 2 £70,000 -
North West - 2 £70,000 -
East of England - 2 - -
Norwich - 1 - -
Ipswich - 1 - -
Norfolk - 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 - -

Testing Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, Testing Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Testing Specialist in the job title.

1 4 (80.00%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) CISSP
3 2 (40.00%) Middleware
3 2 (40.00%) CISA
3 2 (40.00%) CISM
3 2 (40.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) J2EE
3 2 (40.00%) JNI
3 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (40.00%) Android
3 2 (40.00%) OWASP
3 2 (40.00%) Reverse Engineering
3 2 (40.00%) Objective-C
3 2 (40.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (40.00%) Mobile Development
3 2 (40.00%) Apple Swift
3 2 (40.00%) Threat Modelling
3 2 (40.00%) SANS
3 2 (40.00%) Security Operations
3 2 (40.00%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (40.00%) CEH
4 1 (20.00%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (20.00%) QA
4 1 (20.00%) Selenium
4 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development

Testing Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (20.00%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JMeter
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
1 2 (40.00%) J2EE
1 2 (40.00%) JNI
1 2 (40.00%) Middleware
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
2 1 (20.00%) HTML5
2 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Cyberthreat
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Android
2 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (40.00%) Mobile Development
2 2 (40.00%) OWASP
2 2 (40.00%) Reverse Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) Security Operations
2 2 (40.00%) Threat Modelling
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) Apple Swift
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) Objective-C
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) Perl
3 1 (20.00%) PHP
3 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) CEH
1 2 (40.00%) CISA
1 2 (40.00%) CISM
1 2 (40.00%) CISSP
1 2 (40.00%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft