Period
to 15 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Specialist was £41,000 in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 15 July 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Specialist
South West > Bristol
6 months to
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 204 205 -
Rank change year-on-year +1 - +201
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 1 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.025% 0.026% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.027% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 0
Bristol median annual salary £41,000 £37,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.33% - -
South West median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +18.75% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Bristol
Permanent vacancies in Bristol with a recognized job title 3,820 3,733 3,407
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.30% 97.57% 97.26%
Number of salaries quoted 3,180 3,126 2,974
Bristol median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £66,250
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%

Test Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings that featured Test Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for Test Specialist in Bristol

Test Specialist
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

Salary trend for Test Specialist in Bristol

Test Specialist Skill Set
Top 29 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 15 July 2018, Test Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Bristol region featuring Test Specialist in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) JUnit
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Back Office
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Advertising
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Cadence
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) NUnit
1 1 (100.00%) CruiseControl
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) TeamCity
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) Hudson
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) Exploratory Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Self-Motivation
1 1 (100.00%) Problem-Solving

Test Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) CruiseControl
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) Hudson
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (100.00%) JUnit
1 1 (100.00%) NUnit
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (100.00%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (100.00%) Advertising
1 1 (100.00%) Back Office
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Exploratory Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cadence
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft