The median annual salary for a Test Specialist was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 823 888 914
Rank change year-on-year +65 +26  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 21 30 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.026% 0.031% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.032% 0.034%
Number of salaries quoted 14 26 24
Median salary £42,500 £38,750 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.67% -20.51%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £31,250 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,500 £63,750 £66,750
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £43,750
% change year-on-year +6.66% -14.28%  

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 77233 94416 96917
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.29% 96.45% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 64704 79862 79959
Median salary £45,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.08% +2.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 29 March 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 29 March 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 West +27 9 £40,000 -
London +64 7 £80,000 +52.38% 2
West Midlands - 3 - -
South East +53 2 £45,000 +24.13% 1
Test Specialist
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 19 (45.24%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (38.10%) Selenium
3 15 (35.71%) Automated Testing
4 14 (33.33%) Finance
5 13 (30.95%) QA
6 11 (26.19%) Test Automation
7 9 (21.43%) Test Strategy
7 9 (21.43%) Java
8 8 (19.05%) SoapUI
9 7 (16.67%) Waterfall
9 7 (16.67%) Test Scripting
9 7 (16.67%) Mentoring
9 7 (16.67%) SQL
9 7 (16.67%) Oracle
9 7 (16.67%) Software Testing
10 6 (14.29%) Relational Database
10 6 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (14.29%) Test Management
10 6 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
11 5 (11.90%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (11.90%) Manual Testing
11 5 (11.90%) Oracle BI EE
11 5 (11.90%) Degree
11 5 (11.90%) Computer Science
11 5 (11.90%) Siebel
11 5 (11.90%) Sun
11 5 (11.90%) HP
11 5 (11.90%) Business Intelligence
12 4 (9.52%) XML
12 4 (9.52%) Regression Testing

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.38%) Confluence
1 1 (2.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) MS Office
1 3 (7.14%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.76%) MS Project
3 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 5 (11.90%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 16 (38.10%) Selenium
2 8 (19.05%) SoapUI
3 5 (11.90%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (9.52%) Selenium IDE
5 3 (7.14%) JMeter
5 3 (7.14%) JUnit
6 2 (4.76%) Cucumber
6 2 (4.76%) JIRA
6 2 (4.76%) SpecFlow
6 2 (4.76%) WebDriver
7 1 (2.38%) Appium
7 1 (2.38%) Calabash
7 1 (2.38%) Eclipse
7 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
7 1 (2.38%) HP UFT
7 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.38%) Mockito
7 1 (2.38%) Moq
7 1 (2.38%) SilkTest
7 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Advertising
2 1 (2.38%) Banking
2 1 (2.38%) Law
2 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) XML
2 3 (7.14%) JSON
3 2 (4.76%) RESTful
4 1 (2.38%) .NET
4 1 (2.38%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.38%) CSS
4 1 (2.38%) HTML
4 1 (2.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.90%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.14%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.38%) BBC
5 1 (2.38%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) VMS
2 1 (2.38%) Solaris
2 1 (2.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (45.24%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (35.71%) Automated Testing
3 11 (26.19%) Test Automation
4 9 (21.43%) Test Strategy
5 7 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 7 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 7 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 7 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 6 (14.29%) Test Management
7 5 (11.90%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (11.90%) Manual Testing
8 4 (9.52%) Functional Testing
8 4 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (9.52%) Product Management
8 4 (9.52%) Regression Testing
8 4 (9.52%) Smoke Testing
8 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
9 3 (7.14%) Defect Management
9 3 (7.14%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.43%) Java
2 7 (16.67%) SQL
3 3 (7.14%) C#
4 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.38%) Python
5 1 (2.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (11.90%) Degree
2 3 (7.14%) CREST Certified
2 3 (7.14%) ISEB
2 3 (7.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (30.95%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (16.67%) Oracle
2 5 (11.90%) HP
2 5 (11.90%) Siebel
2 5 (11.90%) Sun
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.38%) BT
4 1 (2.38%) Intel Security
City, London
Accenture
Salary: From £31,424 to £42,570 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
City, London
Accenture
Salary: From £31,424 to £36,725 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Vodafone
Posted: 20 days ago