The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 London region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Specialist
Rank 631 543 606
Rank change year-on-year
-88 +63
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 18 48 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.037% 0.11% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.12% 0.049%
Number of salaries quoted 16 46 21
Average salary £51,250 £55,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.81% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £39,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
Job Titles Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
44975 41466 48833
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.36% 93.48% 94.53%
Number of salaries quoted 37771 34706 42499
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Test Specialist
England

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 28 July 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 28 July 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
(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 -8 8 £64,500 +17.27%
Test Specialist
England

Test Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 14 (63.64%) Java
2 11 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 10 (45.45%) Open Source
3 10 (45.45%) QA
3 10 (45.45%) Finance
4 9 (40.91%) HP
4 9 (40.91%) Banking
5 8 (36.36%) Selenium
5 8 (36.36%) Test Scripting
6 7 (31.82%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (31.82%) TDD
6 7 (31.82%) LoadRunner
7 6 (27.27%) WebDriver
7 6 (27.27%) Performance Testing
7 6 (27.27%) Facilita Forecast
8 5 (22.73%) Mobile Banking
8 5 (22.73%) BDD
8 5 (22.73%) Load Testing
8 5 (22.73%) Investment Banking
8 5 (22.73%) JIRA
8 5 (22.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
8 5 (22.73%) JUnit
9 4 (18.18%) OO
9 4 (18.18%) E-Commerce
9 4 (18.18%) SQL
9 4 (18.18%) SOA
9 4 (18.18%) Ruby
9 4 (18.18%) Retail

Test Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 1 (4.55%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) Big Data
2 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (36.36%) Selenium
2 7 (31.82%) LoadRunner
3 6 (27.27%) WebDriver
3 6 (27.27%) Facilita Forecast
4 5 (22.73%) JIRA
4 5 (22.73%) JUnit
5 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
5 2 (9.09%) JMeter
5 2 (9.09%) Sahi
5 2 (9.09%) RSpec
5 2 (9.09%) Cucumber
5 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
5 2 (9.09%) Behat
5 2 (9.09%) PhantomJS
5 2 (9.09%) LoadUI
6 1 (4.55%) Hudson
6 1 (4.55%) CruiseControl
6 1 (4.55%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 10 (45.45%) Finance
2 9 (40.91%) Banking
3 5 (22.73%) Investment Banking
4 4 (18.18%) Retail
5 2 (9.09%) Marketing
6 1 (4.55%) Retail Banking
6 1 (4.55%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) CSS
2 1 (4.55%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (45.45%) Open Source
2 5 (22.73%) Mobile Banking
2 5 (22.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (36.36%) Test Scripting
3 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (31.82%) TDD
4 6 (27.27%) Performance Testing
5 5 (22.73%) BDD
5 5 (22.73%) Load Testing
6 4 (18.18%) OO
6 4 (18.18%) E-Commerce
6 4 (18.18%) SOA
7 3 (13.64%) Scrum
8 2 (9.09%) RUP
8 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (9.09%) Regression Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (9.09%) Manual Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Test Management
8 2 (9.09%) Resource Management
8 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 14 (63.64%) Java
2 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
3 4 (18.18%) SQL
3 4 (18.18%) Ruby
3 4 (18.18%) Groovy
4 2 (9.09%) PHP
4 2 (9.09%) C++
5 1 (4.55%) C#
5 1 (4.55%) VBScript
5 1 (4.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
1 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (4.55%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (45.45%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (31.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) HP
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft