The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the City of London 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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Specialist
Rank 325 313 329
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 7 7 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.058% 0.059% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.063% 0.058%
Number of salaries quoted 5 7 7
Average salary £64,000 £57,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.30% +21.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £54,000 £46,500
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,250 £40,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+14.90% -5.29%
Test Specialist
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 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
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
11159 11162 12086
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 92.49% 93.34% 93.94%
Number of salaries quoted 9370 9880 11062
Average salary £52,500 £55,000 £54,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% +1.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Test Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Test Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Test Specialist
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Test Specialist Salary Trend in the City of London

Test Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the City of London 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 9 (81.82%) Test Automation
2 8 (72.73%) Banking
3 7 (63.64%) Java
3 7 (63.64%) Finance
4 6 (54.55%) TDD
4 6 (54.55%) Open Source
5 5 (45.45%) HP
5 5 (45.45%) QA
5 5 (45.45%) Selenium
5 5 (45.45%) WebDriver
6 4 (36.36%) SQL
6 4 (36.36%) JUnit
6 4 (36.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (36.36%) Investment Banking
6 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
6 4 (36.36%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (36.36%) BDD
6 4 (36.36%) Mobile Banking
7 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
7 3 (27.27%) OO
7 3 (27.27%) SOA
7 3 (27.27%) Ruby
7 3 (27.27%) Groovy
7 3 (27.27%) Big Data
8 2 (18.18%) C++
8 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
8 2 (18.18%) RUP
8 2 (18.18%) LoadRunner
8 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing

Test Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the City of London 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) Big Data
2 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Selenium
1 5 (45.45%) WebDriver
2 4 (36.36%) JUnit
3 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
3 2 (18.18%) LoadRunner
3 2 (18.18%) JMeter
3 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
3 2 (18.18%) Facilita Forecast
3 2 (18.18%) LoadUI
3 2 (18.18%) JIRA
4 1 (9.09%) Hudson
4 1 (9.09%) CruiseControl
4 1 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 8 (72.73%) Banking
2 7 (63.64%) Finance
3 4 (36.36%) Investment Banking
4 1 (9.09%) Retail Banking
4 1 (9.09%) Front Office
4 1 (9.09%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) HTML
1 1 (9.09%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Open Source
2 4 (36.36%) Mobile Banking
2 4 (36.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) UNIX
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Test Automation
2 6 (54.55%) TDD
3 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
3 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (36.36%) BDD
4 3 (27.27%) SOA
4 3 (27.27%) OO
5 2 (18.18%) RUP
5 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Scrum
5 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
5 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Load Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Test Management
5 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
6 1 (9.09%) Process Improvement
6 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Algorithmic Trading
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) Java
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) Ruby
3 3 (27.27%) Groovy
3 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 2 (18.18%) C++
5 1 (9.09%) C#
5 1 (9.09%) VBScript
5 1 (9.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
1 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (9.09%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (45.45%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) HP