The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the London region that had Test Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Specialist
Rank 651 646 709
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +63
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 7 17 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.017% 0.038% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.040% 0.008%
Number of salaries quoted 7 11 4
Median salary £110,000 £65,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+69.23% +23.80%
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -5.55%
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
40374 42662 47687
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 95.81% 95.80% 95.99%
Number of salaries quoted 35018 35907 39435
Median salary £55,000 £53,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.80% +1.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Test Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of job ads across the London region that featured Test Specialist in the job title.

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 May 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Specialist within the London region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +51 1 £52,500 -22.22%
Test Specialist
England

Test Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, Test Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the London region featuring Test Specialist in the job title.

1 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (47.37%) Test Scripting
3 8 (42.11%) Degree
3 8 (42.11%) Banking
3 8 (42.11%) Unix
4 7 (36.84%) Windows
4 7 (36.84%) OO
4 7 (36.84%) Finance
4 7 (36.84%) Regression Testing
4 7 (36.84%) QA
4 7 (36.84%) Temenos T24
4 7 (36.84%) Test Strategy
4 7 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (26.32%) Java
6 4 (21.05%) Scrum
6 4 (21.05%) HP UFT
6 4 (21.05%) CMMI
7 3 (15.79%) LoadRunner
7 3 (15.79%) Law
7 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
7 3 (15.79%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (10.53%) Defect Management
8 2 (10.53%) BDD
8 2 (10.53%) High Availability
8 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Project Planning
8 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (10.53%) SQL
8 2 (10.53%) .NET

Test Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (36.84%) Temenos T24
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) HP UFT
2 3 (15.79%) LoadRunner
3 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio
4 1 (5.26%) JMeter
General
1 8 (42.11%) Banking
2 7 (36.84%) Finance
3 3 (15.79%) Law
4 1 (5.26%) Games
4 1 (5.26%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) Apache Flex
2 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.26%) IPTV
3 1 (5.26%) Online Games
3 1 (5.26%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Unix
2 7 (36.84%) Windows
3 1 (5.26%) AIX
3 1 (5.26%) Linux
3 1 (5.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (47.37%) Test Scripting
3 7 (36.84%) OO
3 7 (36.84%) Regression Testing
3 7 (36.84%) Test Strategy
4 4 (21.05%) CMMI
4 4 (21.05%) Scrum
5 3 (15.79%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (10.53%) BDD
6 2 (10.53%) Defect Management
6 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (10.53%) High Availability
6 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Project Planning
6 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
7 1 (5.26%) Load Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Low Latency
7 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) Java
2 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.53%) SQL
4 1 (5.26%) C
4 1 (5.26%) C#
4 1 (5.26%) Python
4 1 (5.26%) VB
4 1 (5.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (36.84%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Grafana
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) HP
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) IBM
2 1 (5.26%) SOASTA, Inc
2 1 (5.26%) Sun