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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Specialist
Rank 612 655 615
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -40
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 17 4 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.038% 0.008% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.009% 0.028%
Number of salaries quoted 11 4 11
Average salary £65,000 £52,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.80% -4.54%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £43,750 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
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
41649 46201 43088
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.55% 93.84% 93.97%
Number of salaries quoted 35125 38133 36385
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +41 10 £66,250 +10.41% 2
Surbiton - 1 £45,000 -
Test Specialist
England

Test Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 27 (84.38%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (78.13%) Java
3 18 (56.25%) Cucumber
3 18 (56.25%) Test Automation
4 17 (53.13%) C#
4 17 (53.13%) Selenium
5 14 (43.75%) WebDriver
6 13 (40.63%) BDD
7 12 (37.50%) Retail
8 11 (34.38%) Ruby
8 11 (34.38%) Jenkins
9 10 (31.25%) Scrum
9 10 (31.25%) Banking
9 10 (31.25%) Oracle
10 9 (28.13%) Python
10 9 (28.13%) TDD
10 9 (28.13%) Automation Testing
10 9 (28.13%) SpecFlow
11 8 (25.00%) TeamCity
11 8 (25.00%) Groovy
11 8 (25.00%) Performance Testing
11 8 (25.00%) E-Commerce
11 8 (25.00%) UNIX
11 8 (25.00%) C++
11 8 (25.00%) JavaScript
11 8 (25.00%) SQL
12 7 (21.88%) Hudson
13 6 (18.75%) TestNG
13 6 (18.75%) Test Strategy
13 6 (18.75%) Continuous Integration

Test Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (12.50%) WebLogic
1 4 (12.50%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) MySQL
1 5 (15.63%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (56.25%) Cucumber
2 17 (53.13%) Selenium
3 14 (43.75%) WebDriver
4 11 (34.38%) Jenkins
5 9 (28.13%) SpecFlow
6 8 (25.00%) TeamCity
7 7 (21.88%) Hudson
8 6 (18.75%) Git (software)
8 6 (18.75%) TestNG
8 6 (18.75%) JUnit
9 5 (15.63%) LoadRunner
9 5 (15.63%) Maven
9 5 (15.63%) Appium
9 5 (15.63%) Calabash
10 4 (12.50%) JIRA
10 4 (12.50%) Rational Functional Tester
10 4 (12.50%) NUnit
10 4 (12.50%) Eclipse
10 4 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
11 3 (9.38%) CruiseControl
General
1 12 (37.50%) Retail
2 10 (31.25%) Banking
3 6 (18.75%) Finance
4 5 (15.63%) Investment Banking
5 3 (9.38%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) Web Services
2 2 (6.25%) .NET
3 1 (3.13%) XML
3 1 (3.13%) JSON
3 1 (3.13%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Open Source
2 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.00%) UNIX
2 6 (18.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (84.38%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (56.25%) Test Automation
3 13 (40.63%) BDD
4 10 (31.25%) Scrum
5 9 (28.13%) TDD
5 9 (28.13%) Automation Testing
6 8 (25.00%) E-Commerce
6 8 (25.00%) Performance Testing
7 6 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (18.75%) Test Strategy
8 5 (15.63%) Integration Testing
8 5 (15.63%) Test Scripting
8 5 (15.63%) OO
9 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (12.50%) Software Testing
9 4 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (12.50%) Functional Testing
9 4 (12.50%) Mentoring
9 4 (12.50%) People Management
10 3 (9.38%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (78.13%) Java
2 17 (53.13%) C#
3 11 (34.38%) Ruby
4 9 (28.13%) Python
5 8 (25.00%) Groovy
5 8 (25.00%) C++
5 8 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 8 (25.00%) SQL
6 5 (15.63%) PL/SQL
7 4 (12.50%) VBScript
7 4 (12.50%) Perl
8 1 (3.13%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) ISEB
2 3 (9.38%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (3.13%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.63%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (31.25%) Oracle
2 4 (12.50%) IBM
2 4 (12.50%) WorldPay
3 1 (3.13%) HP
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