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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Testing Specialist
Rank 897 853 880
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Testing Specialist 2 20 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.019% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.002% 0.020% 0.008%
Number of salaries quoted 1 16 9
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +13.63%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £55,000 -
% change year-on-year
-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
109894 100240 111143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.24% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 88890 83088 94915
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 7 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 29 August 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -49 2 £45,000 -10.00%
South East -25 1 £45,000 -18.18%
East of England - 1 - -
Ipswich - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £45,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £45,000 -
Suffolk - 1 - -

Testing Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 7 (77.78%) Automation Testing
2 6 (66.67%) QA
2 6 (66.67%) Selenium
3 4 (44.44%) Performance Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Automated Testing
3 4 (44.44%) C#
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) ISEB
4 3 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (33.33%) Scrum
4 3 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 3 (33.33%) C++
4 3 (33.33%) Java
4 3 (33.33%) Visual Studio
4 3 (33.33%) OO
4 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 3 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (33.33%) Degree
4 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
4 3 (33.33%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (33.33%) Test Management
4 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
5 2 (22.22%) BDD
5 2 (22.22%) WebDriver
5 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Publishing

Testing Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
2 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (11.11%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) HTTP
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 1 (11.11%) HTTPS
1 1 (11.11%) Intranet
1 1 (11.11%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (66.67%) Selenium
2 3 (33.33%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 3 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (22.22%) WebDriver
3 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (22.22%) Publishing
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) UNIX
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Automation Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Automated Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Performance Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Test Management
3 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 3 (33.33%) OO
3 3 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Scrum
3 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 2 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (22.22%) BDD
4 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Security Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Change Control
5 1 (11.11%) Information Security
5 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
5 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (11.11%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) C#
2 3 (33.33%) C++
2 3 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) Bourne shell
3 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ISEB
1 3 (33.33%) Degree
1 3 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (11.11%) OSCP
2 1 (11.11%) Check Point Certification
2 1 (11.11%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (66.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Avaya
2 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco