The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Specialist
Rank 226 209 -
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 1 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.018% 0.061% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.063% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 0
Average salary £60,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £57,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-34.78% +35.29%
Test Specialist
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. 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
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5371 4794 4071
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 96.10% 96.99% 96.17%
Number of salaries quoted 4487 4180 3357
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Test Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Specialist in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Test Specialist
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Specialist across the West Midlands region.

Test Specialist Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Test Specialist
Top 26 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Test 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 Test Specialist in their job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Degree
2 4 (80.00%) Functional Testing
2 4 (80.00%) DevOps
2 4 (80.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (80.00%) SDLC
3 3 (60.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) C
4 2 (40.00%) Use Case
4 2 (40.00%) Test Management
4 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (40.00%) Rational Functional Tester
4 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
4 2 (40.00%) Test Planning
5 1 (20.00%) CA LISA
5 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
5 1 (20.00%) Groovy
5 1 (20.00%) Perl
5 1 (20.00%) Unix
5 1 (20.00%) Python
5 1 (20.00%) SOA
5 1 (20.00%) IBM
5 1 (20.00%) CA
5 1 (20.00%) Scrum

Test Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Test 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 Test Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Rational Functional Tester
2 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) DevOps
2 4 (80.00%) Functional Testing
2 4 (80.00%) SDLC
3 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
3 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (40.00%) Test Management
3 2 (40.00%) Test Planning
3 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (40.00%) Use Case
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C
2 1 (20.00%) Groovy
2 1 (20.00%) Perl
2 1 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Degree
2 3 (60.00%) DV Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) CA
1 1 (20.00%) IBM