The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Testing Specialist
Rank 892 874 883
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Testing Specialist 11 17 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.015% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.016% 0.020%
Number of salaries quoted 4 13 13
Average salary £52,500 £47,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% -9.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £37,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary - £50,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
- +19.04%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
112468 104615 118208
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.52% 94.70% 94.82%
Number of salaries quoted 91225 86993 101313
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £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 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -37 11 £52,500 +10.52%
London -42 11 £52,500 +10.52%

Testing Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 11 (91.67%) QA
1 11 (91.67%) Automation Testing
2 10 (83.33%) Selenium
3 9 (75.00%) Performance Testing
4 8 (66.67%) Test Automation
4 8 (66.67%) C#
4 8 (66.67%) OO
4 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 8 (66.67%) ISEB
4 8 (66.67%) Automated Testing
5 7 (58.33%) QuickTest Pro
5 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
5 7 (58.33%) Visual Studio
5 7 (58.33%) C++
5 7 (58.33%) Test Strategy
5 7 (58.33%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (58.33%) Test Management
5 7 (58.33%) Visual Studio Team System
5 7 (58.33%) Scrum
5 7 (58.33%) Degree
5 7 (58.33%) Computer Science
6 4 (33.33%) Java
7 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
8 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
8 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
8 2 (16.67%) BDD
8 2 (16.67%) SQL
8 2 (16.67%) Oracle
8 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
8 2 (16.67%) Software Testing

Testing Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (8.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (8.33%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) HTTP
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (8.33%) HTTPS
1 1 (8.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (83.33%) Selenium
2 7 (58.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (58.33%) Visual Studio
2 7 (58.33%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
3 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (16.67%) Publishing
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) UNIX
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Automation Testing
2 9 (75.00%) Performance Testing
3 8 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 8 (66.67%) OO
3 8 (66.67%) Automated Testing
4 7 (58.33%) Test Strategy
4 7 (58.33%) Test Management
4 7 (58.33%) Scrum
5 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (16.67%) BDD
6 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
6 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (8.33%) Six Sigma
7 1 (8.33%) Change Management
7 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
7 1 (8.33%) CRM
7 1 (8.33%) Change Control
7 1 (8.33%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (8.33%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) C#
2 7 (58.33%) C++
3 4 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (8.33%) PHP
5 1 (8.33%) Bourne shell
5 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) ISEB
2 7 (58.33%) Degree
3 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (91.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (58.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) Avaya
3 1 (8.33%) JD Edwards
3 1 (8.33%) SAP