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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Specialist
Rank 612 642 560
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -82
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 21 11 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.047% 0.022% 0.098%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.050% 0.024% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 16 10 41
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 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
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
41608 45886 41320
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.35% 93.66% 93.69%
Number of salaries quoted 35298 38585 34779
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £32,500
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 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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +35 8 £65,000 - 1
Test Specialist
England

Test Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 31 (79.49%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (74.36%) Java
3 25 (64.10%) Cucumber
4 24 (61.54%) Test Automation
5 22 (56.41%) Selenium
6 20 (51.28%) BDD
7 19 (48.72%) WebDriver
8 17 (43.59%) Groovy
9 16 (41.03%) Jenkins
10 15 (38.46%) Git (software)
10 15 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (38.46%) C#
11 13 (33.33%) E-Commerce
11 13 (33.33%) Open Source
12 11 (28.21%) Unit Testing
12 11 (28.21%) Mockito
12 11 (28.21%) SoapUI
12 11 (28.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 10 (25.64%) Finance
14 9 (23.08%) Oracle
15 8 (20.51%) Retail
15 8 (20.51%) Performance Testing
16 7 (17.95%) Ruby
16 7 (17.95%) SQL
17 6 (15.38%) JavaScript
17 6 (15.38%) JUnit
17 6 (15.38%) C++
17 6 (15.38%) Banking
17 6 (15.38%) TestNG
18 5 (12.82%) Test Strategy

Test Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 4 (10.26%) WebLogic
1 4 (10.26%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) MySQL
1 1 (2.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 25 (64.10%) Cucumber
2 22 (56.41%) Selenium
3 19 (48.72%) WebDriver
4 16 (41.03%) Jenkins
5 15 (38.46%) Git (software)
6 11 (28.21%) Mockito
6 11 (28.21%) SoapUI
6 11 (28.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 6 (15.38%) JUnit
7 6 (15.38%) TestNG
8 5 (12.82%) HP UFT
8 5 (12.82%) SpecFlow
9 4 (10.26%) NUnit
9 4 (10.26%) Eclipse
9 4 (10.26%) TeamCity
9 4 (10.26%) Rational Functional Tester
9 4 (10.26%) JIRA
10 3 (7.69%) JMeter
10 3 (7.69%) CruiseControl
10 3 (7.69%) Hudson
General
1 10 (25.64%) Finance
2 8 (20.51%) Retail
3 6 (15.38%) Banking
4 3 (7.69%) Marketing
5 1 (2.56%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) .NET
1 4 (10.26%) Web Services
2 2 (5.13%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (2.56%) RESTful
3 1 (2.56%) XML
3 1 (2.56%) Middleware
3 1 (2.56%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.26%) UNIX
2 2 (5.13%) Linux
3 1 (2.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (79.49%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (61.54%) Test Automation
3 20 (51.28%) BDD
4 15 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (33.33%) Open Source
5 13 (33.33%) E-Commerce
6 11 (28.21%) Unit Testing
7 8 (20.51%) Performance Testing
8 5 (12.82%) TDD
8 5 (12.82%) Scrum
8 5 (12.82%) Test Strategy
8 5 (12.82%) Automation Testing
9 4 (10.26%) Performance Engineering
9 4 (10.26%) Mentoring
9 4 (10.26%) People Management
9 4 (10.26%) Functional Testing
9 4 (10.26%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (7.69%) Project Management
10 3 (7.69%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (74.36%) Java
2 17 (43.59%) Groovy
3 15 (38.46%) C#
4 7 (17.95%) SQL
4 7 (17.95%) Ruby
5 6 (15.38%) C++
5 6 (15.38%) JavaScript
6 5 (12.82%) Python
7 4 (10.26%) Perl
7 4 (10.26%) VBScript
8 1 (2.56%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.56%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) ISEB
2 3 (7.69%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (2.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.82%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (23.08%) Oracle
2 4 (10.26%) IBM
2 4 (10.26%) WorldPay
3 1 (2.56%) HP
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