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 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Specialist
Rank 295 335 323
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 11 8 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.10% 0.065% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.070% 0.036%
Number of salaries quoted 9 6 4
Average salary £65,000 £64,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.77% +17.27%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
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
9717 11453 11180
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 92.63% 92.43% 93.32%
Number of salaries quoted 8364 9594 9818
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £53,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -1.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Specialist across the City of London region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

Test Specialist Salary Histogram in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 20 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (95.00%) Java
2 19 (95.00%) Cucumber
3 16 (80.00%) BDD
4 14 (70.00%) Selenium
5 13 (65.00%) Test Automation
5 13 (65.00%) C#
6 10 (50.00%) Git (software)
7 9 (45.00%) Groovy
7 9 (45.00%) WebDriver
8 7 (35.00%) Finance
9 6 (30.00%) .NET
9 6 (30.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 6 (30.00%) E-Commerce
9 6 (30.00%) Open Source
9 6 (30.00%) Mockito
9 6 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
9 6 (30.00%) Jenkins
9 6 (30.00%) SoapUI
9 6 (30.00%) Performance Engineering
9 6 (30.00%) Unit Testing
9 6 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (30.00%) Performance Testing
10 4 (20.00%) QA
10 4 (20.00%) Rational Functional Tester
10 4 (20.00%) Functional Testing
10 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (20.00%) People Management
10 4 (20.00%) WorldPay
10 4 (20.00%) Test Strategy

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 4 (20.00%) WebLogic
1 4 (20.00%) Tomcat
Development Applications
1 19 (95.00%) Cucumber
2 14 (70.00%) Selenium
3 10 (50.00%) Git (software)
4 9 (45.00%) WebDriver
5 6 (30.00%) Mockito
5 6 (30.00%) SoapUI
5 6 (30.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 6 (30.00%) Jenkins
6 4 (20.00%) Visual Studio
6 4 (20.00%) HP UFT
6 4 (20.00%) JIRA
6 4 (20.00%) Rational Functional Tester
7 3 (15.00%) TestNG
7 3 (15.00%) SpecFlow
7 3 (15.00%) NUnit
7 3 (15.00%) JUnit
7 3 (15.00%) Eclipse
8 2 (10.00%) JMeter
8 2 (10.00%) FitNesse
General
1 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Banking
2 3 (15.00%) Retail
2 3 (15.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) .NET
2 4 (20.00%) Web Services
3 3 (15.00%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (10.00%) RESTful
4 2 (10.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (80.00%) BDD
3 13 (65.00%) Test Automation
4 6 (30.00%) Open Source
4 6 (30.00%) Unit Testing
4 6 (30.00%) Performance Testing
4 6 (30.00%) E-Commerce
4 6 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 6 (30.00%) Performance Engineering
4 6 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (20.00%) People Management
5 4 (20.00%) Automation Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 4 (20.00%) Functional Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (20.00%) TDD
5 4 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
6 3 (15.00%) Scrum
6 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
7 1 (5.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (95.00%) Java
2 13 (65.00%) C#
3 9 (45.00%) Groovy
4 4 (20.00%) C++
4 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (20.00%) VBScript
5 3 (15.00%) Ruby
6 1 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) ISEB
1 1 (5.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Oracle
1 4 (20.00%) IBM
1 4 (20.00%) WorldPay