Period
to 21 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Specialist was £37,250 in advertised job vacancies in Gloucestershire during the 6 months to 21 January 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 > Gloucestershire
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 130 164 140
Rank change year-on-year +34 -24 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 2 7 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 0.14% 0.31% 0.099%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.32% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 2 7 0
Gloucestershire median annual salary £37,250 £40,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.88% - -
South West median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25% -23.81%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire. 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
Gloucestershire
Permanent vacancies in Gloucestershire with a recognized job title 1,383 2,159 1,934
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.81% 97.12% 96.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1,141 1,804 1,488
Gloucestershire median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% +1.22% +2.50%
10th Percentile £23,000 £25,650 £25,675
90th Percentile £61,250 £61,250 £65,000
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year - +1.27% +5.33%

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 Skill Set
Top 6 Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Collaborative Working
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management

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:

Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Collaborative Working
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification