Period
to 24 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Specialist was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Gloucestershire during the 6 months to 24 July 2017.

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 > Gloucestershire
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 136 151 -
Rank change year-on-year +15 - +131
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 8 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 0.47% 0.095% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.098% -
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 0
Gloucestershire median annual salary £40,000 £38,750 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.23% - -
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Gloucestershire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1650 2037 2025
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 96.43% 97.19% 96.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1337 1515 1650
Gloucestershire median annual salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.18% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £25,250 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £62,625
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%

Test Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Specialist in Gloucestershire

Test Specialist
Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Salary trend for Test Specialist in Gloucestershire

Test Specialist
Salary Histogram in Gloucestershire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Specialist in Gloucestershire over the 6 months to 24 July 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Specialist in Gloucestershire

Test Specialist
Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Specialist within the Gloucestershire region over the 6 months to 24 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheltenham - 2 - -
Stroud +4 1 £40,000 +6.67%
Test Specialist
South West

Test Specialist Skill Set
Top 24 Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 24 July 2017, Test 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 across the Gloucestershire region featuring Test Specialist in the job title.

1 6 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (37.50%) Manual Testing
2 3 (37.50%) DV Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
2 3 (37.50%) Mentoring
2 3 (37.50%) SDLC
3 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
4 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (12.50%) Selenium
4 1 (12.50%) C
4 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (12.50%) DevOps
4 1 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (12.50%) Smoke Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills

Test Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 (12.50%) Selenium
1 1 (12.50%) Selenium IDE
1 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (37.50%) Manual Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Mentoring
2 3 (37.50%) SDLC
2 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) DevOps
4 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Smoke Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
1 3 (37.50%) DV Cleared
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Virtual Machines