The median annual salary for a Test Specialist was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Specialist
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 849 885 922
Rank change year-on-year +36 +37  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 16 29 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.019% 0.031% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.033% 0.034%
Number of salaries quoted 7 25 28
Median salary £50,000 £55,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +23.59%  
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £32,500 £34,100
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £110,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £48,750 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.55%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 80180 89188 99201
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 95.96% 96.52% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 65838 76079 82656
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Test Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Test Specialist in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Test Specialist in England

Test Specialist
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Test Specialist in England

Test Specialist
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Specialist in England over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Specialist in England

Test Specialist
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Specialist within the England region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 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
South East +42 6 £51,250 +57.69% 1
London +28 5 £65,000 -40.90% 3
South West - 5 £37,500 - 2
Test Specialist
UK

Test Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, 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 England region featuring Test Specialist in the job title.

1 28 (73.68%) Test Automation
2 19 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (39.47%) Selenium
4 13 (34.21%) Degree
5 11 (28.95%) Java
6 10 (26.32%) Test Scripting
7 8 (21.05%) Software Testing
7 8 (21.05%) Finance
7 8 (21.05%) Functional Testing
7 8 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (18.42%) Mentoring
8 7 (18.42%) DevOps
8 7 (18.42%) Test Strategy
8 7 (18.42%) Computer Science
8 7 (18.42%) QA
9 6 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (15.79%) DV Cleared
9 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
9 6 (15.79%) Test Management
9 6 (15.79%) Mobile App
9 6 (15.79%) Cucumber
9 6 (15.79%) BDD
9 6 (15.79%) Defect Management
9 6 (15.79%) SDLC
10 5 (13.16%) API Testing
10 5 (13.16%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (13.16%) SoapUI
10 5 (13.16%) WebDriver
10 5 (13.16%) Open Source
10 5 (13.16%) Git (software)

Test Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (39.47%) Selenium
2 6 (15.79%) Cucumber
3 5 (13.16%) Git (software)
3 5 (13.16%) SoapUI
3 5 (13.16%) Subversion
3 5 (13.16%) WebDriver
4 4 (10.53%) JIRA
5 3 (7.89%) Bugzilla
5 3 (7.89%) Eclipse
5 3 (7.89%) HP UFT
5 3 (7.89%) IntelliJ
5 3 (7.89%) Jenkins
5 3 (7.89%) JMeter
5 3 (7.89%) JUnit
5 3 (7.89%) LoadRunner
5 3 (7.89%) Maven
5 3 (7.89%) NetBeans
5 3 (7.89%) Protractor
5 3 (7.89%) Rational Functional Tester
5 3 (7.89%) TestLink
General
1 8 (21.05%) Finance
2 5 (13.16%) Retail
3 2 (5.26%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Games
3 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) Web Services
2 3 (7.89%) HTML
2 3 (7.89%) JSON
2 3 (7.89%) SOAP
3 2 (5.26%) Ajax
3 2 (5.26%) AngularJS
3 2 (5.26%) CSS
4 1 (2.63%) .NET
4 1 (2.63%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (18.42%) Computer Science
3 6 (15.79%) Mobile App
4 3 (7.89%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (7.89%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (73.68%) Test Automation
2 19 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (26.32%) Test Scripting
4 8 (21.05%) Functional Testing
4 8 (21.05%) Software Testing
5 7 (18.42%) DevOps
5 7 (18.42%) Mentoring
5 7 (18.42%) Test Strategy
6 6 (15.79%) BDD
6 6 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (15.79%) Defect Management
6 6 (15.79%) SDLC
6 6 (15.79%) Test Management
7 5 (13.16%) API Testing
7 5 (13.16%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (13.16%) Open Source
8 4 (10.53%) Manual Testing
8 4 (10.53%) Product Management
8 4 (10.53%) TDD
9 3 (7.89%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.95%) Java
2 4 (10.53%) C
2 4 (10.53%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.89%) SQL
4 2 (5.26%) C#
Qualifications
1 13 (34.21%) Degree
2 6 (15.79%) DV Cleared
2 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
3 3 (7.89%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (7.89%) CREST Certified
4 2 (5.26%) ISEB
4 2 (5.26%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.42%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.89%) Docker
2 1 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) Opscode Chef
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