The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the City of London region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Specialist
Rank 325 317 309
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 8 4 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.065% 0.033% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.036% 0.049%
Number of salaries quoted 6 4 6
Average salary £64,500 £55,000 £51,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.27% +7.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £61,250 £53,250 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,750 £56,750 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
Job Titles Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
11422 11165 12223
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 92.26% 93.25% 93.90%
Number of salaries quoted 9566 9803 11143
Average salary £52,500 £53,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.94% -3.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Test Specialist
London

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 28 July 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%) QA
5 5 (45.45%) Selenium
5 5 (45.45%) WebDriver
5 5 (45.45%) HP
6 4 (36.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (36.36%) Investment Banking
6 4 (36.36%) JUnit
6 4 (36.36%) SQL
6 4 (36.36%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
6 4 (36.36%) BDD
6 4 (36.36%) Mobile Banking
7 3 (27.27%) Big Data
7 3 (27.27%) Groovy
7 3 (27.27%) SOA
7 3 (27.27%) OO
7 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
7 3 (27.27%) Ruby
8 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
8 2 (18.18%) Scrum
8 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
8 2 (18.18%) LoadRunner
8 2 (18.18%) JMeter

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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%) LoadRunner
3 2 (18.18%) JMeter
3 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
3 2 (18.18%) JIRA
3 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
3 2 (18.18%) Facilita Forecast
3 2 (18.18%) LoadUI
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
4 1 (9.09%) Front Office
4 1 (9.09%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) CSS
1 1 (9.09%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Open Source
2 4 (36.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (36.36%) Mobile Banking
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%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
3 4 (36.36%) BDD
4 3 (27.27%) SOA
4 3 (27.27%) OO
5 2 (18.18%) Scrum
5 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
5 2 (18.18%) RUP
5 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Test Management
5 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Load Testing
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%) Groovy
3 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 3 (27.27%) Ruby
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