The median annual salary for a Test Specialist was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Gloucestershire during the 3 months to 28 April 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 102 -
Rank change year-on-year +14 -  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 5 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 0.58% 0.18% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.19% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 0
Median salary £40,000 £38,750 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.22% -  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.66% -11.76%  

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 819 1071 1115
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 94.68% 96.84% 97.29%
Number of salaries quoted 665 753 876
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Test Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gloucestershire that featured Test Specialist in the job title.

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
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 3 months to 28 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stroud -5 1 £40,000 +6.66%
Test Specialist
South West

Test Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 9 (81.82%) Automated Testing
2 7 (63.64%) Test Scripting
3 6 (54.55%) Selenium
3 6 (54.55%) Mentoring
4 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (36.36%) Selenium IDE
5 4 (36.36%) Test Strategy
5 4 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (36.36%) Waterfall
5 4 (36.36%) SoapUI
5 4 (36.36%) Manual Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Regression Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Smoke Testing
6 3 (27.27%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (18.18%) VMS
7 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
8 1 (9.09%) Degree
8 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
8 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
8 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
8 1 (9.09%) C
8 1 (9.09%) Java
8 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
8 1 (9.09%) SpecFlow
8 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
8 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
8 1 (9.09%) DevOps
8 1 (9.09%) Data Entry
8 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (9.09%) SDLC

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 6 (54.55%) Selenium
2 4 (36.36%) Selenium IDE
2 4 (36.36%) SoapUI
2 4 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (9.09%) SpecFlow
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Automated Testing
2 7 (63.64%) Test Scripting
3 6 (54.55%) Mentoring
4 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (36.36%) Manual Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Regression Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Smoke Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Test Strategy
5 4 (36.36%) Waterfall
6 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Data Entry
7 1 (9.09%) Defect Tracking
7 1 (9.09%) DevOps
7 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
7 1 (9.09%) SDLC
7 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) C
1 1 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
1 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft