The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the 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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Specialist
Rank 603 573 608
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +35
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 15 58 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.033% 0.13% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.14% 0.072%
Number of salaries quoted 13 58 22
Average salary £37,500 £55,000 £46,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.81% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,121 £39,000 £40,250
10% offered a salary of more than £47,860 £55,750 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.59% -5.29%
Test Specialist
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the 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
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
41989 42637 45857
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.67% 93.89% 94.49%
Number of salaries quoted 35276 35908 39523
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £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 London

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

Test Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in London

Test Specialist
Salary Trend in London

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

Test Specialist Salary Trend in London

Test Specialist
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Specialist across the London region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Test Specialist Salary Histogram in London

Test Specialist
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Specialist within the London region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +6 1 - -
Test Specialist
England

Test Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the 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 16 (51.61%) Test Automation
2 13 (41.94%) Java
3 12 (38.71%) Banking
4 11 (35.48%) HP
5 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (29.03%) QA
6 9 (29.03%) Open Source
7 8 (25.81%) Test Scripting
7 8 (25.81%) Retail
7 8 (25.81%) Finance
7 8 (25.81%) LoadRunner
7 8 (25.81%) SQL
7 8 (25.81%) Facilita Forecast
8 7 (22.58%) Systems Analysis
8 7 (22.58%) Usability Testing
8 7 (22.58%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (19.35%) Performance Testing
9 6 (19.35%) Load Testing
9 6 (19.35%) UNIX
9 6 (19.35%) TDD
10 5 (16.13%) Validation
10 5 (16.13%) Scrum
10 5 (16.13%) Active Directory
10 5 (16.13%) Windows
10 5 (16.13%) IIS
10 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
10 5 (16.13%) Selenium
10 5 (16.13%) JIRA
11 4 (12.90%) Investment Banking
11 4 (12.90%) JUnit

Test Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the 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 5 (16.13%) IIS
2 1 (3.23%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.68%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (25.81%) LoadRunner
1 8 (25.81%) Facilita Forecast
2 5 (16.13%) Selenium
2 5 (16.13%) JIRA
3 4 (12.90%) JUnit
4 3 (9.68%) WebDriver
5 2 (6.45%) LoadUI
5 2 (6.45%) PhantomJS
5 2 (6.45%) Behat
5 2 (6.45%) Cucumber
5 2 (6.45%) Sahi
5 2 (6.45%) RSpec
5 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
5 2 (6.45%) JMeter
6 1 (3.23%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (38.71%) Banking
2 8 (25.81%) Retail
2 8 (25.81%) Finance
3 4 (12.90%) Investment Banking
4 2 (6.45%) Marketing
5 1 (3.23%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (29.03%) Open Source
2 4 (12.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (9.68%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.23%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) UNIX
2 5 (16.13%) Windows
3 3 (9.68%) Linux
4 2 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (51.61%) Test Automation
2 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (25.81%) Test Scripting
4 7 (22.58%) Systems Analysis
4 7 (22.58%) Usability Testing
5 6 (19.35%) Performance Testing
5 6 (19.35%) Load Testing
5 6 (19.35%) TDD
6 5 (16.13%) Validation
6 5 (16.13%) Scrum
7 3 (9.68%) E-Commerce
7 3 (9.68%) SOA
7 3 (9.68%) OO
7 3 (9.68%) RUP
7 3 (9.68%) Test Strategy
7 3 (9.68%) BDD
8 2 (6.45%) Resource Management
8 2 (6.45%) Test Management
8 2 (6.45%) Manual Testing
8 2 (6.45%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (41.94%) Java
2 8 (25.81%) SQL
3 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
4 3 (9.68%) Groovy
4 3 (9.68%) Ruby
5 2 (6.45%) C++
5 2 (6.45%) PHP
6 1 (3.23%) VBScript
6 1 (3.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 2 (6.45%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.23%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (29.03%) QA
System Software
1 5 (16.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (22.58%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (35.48%) HP
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft