Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Specialist was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1108 1162 1206
Rank change year-on-year +54 +44 +55
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 58 41 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.034% 0.023% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.024% 0.036%
Number of salaries quoted 29 25 51
England median annual salary £40,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.04% +2.22% -
10th Percentile £35,500 £35,040 £30,000
90th Percentile £57,750 £69,500 £67,500
UK median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -11.11% -25.00% +33.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 161572 172869 197438
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.72% 96.50% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 130677 145836 165635
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,377
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.42% +3.06%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,375
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Test Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Test Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +53 24 £40,000 -27.27% 3
Midlands +22 8 £55,000 +22.22%
South West +13 7 £37,500 -2.60% 1
East of England +13 7 £52,500 +50.43% 1
London -3 7 £65,000 +41.30%
West Midlands +17 6 £55,000 +51.72%
North of England +11 5 - - 1
North West - 5 - -
East Midlands +28 2 - -
Test Specialist
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 42 (72.41%) Test Automation
2 35 (60.34%) Selenium
3 29 (50.00%) SDLC
4 26 (44.83%) Java
5 24 (41.38%) TDD
6 23 (39.66%) SQL
7 22 (37.93%) C#
7 22 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (37.93%) QA
8 15 (25.86%) Degree
9 13 (22.41%) Test Scripting
9 13 (22.41%) Visual Studio
9 13 (22.41%) Software Testing
10 12 (20.69%) SQL Server
10 12 (20.69%) Unit Testing
10 12 (20.69%) AngularJS
10 12 (20.69%) Jenkins
10 12 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (18.97%) Computer Science Degree
11 11 (18.97%) BDD
11 11 (18.97%) Git (software)
11 11 (18.97%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (18.97%) Computer Science
11 11 (18.97%) Web Services
11 11 (18.97%) Finance
12 10 (17.24%) ISTQB
12 10 (17.24%) T-SQL
12 10 (17.24%) Manual Testing
12 10 (17.24%) Cucumber
12 10 (17.24%) API 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 2 (3.45%) Apache
1 2 (3.45%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.90%) GitHub
2 3 (5.17%) Tricentis Tosca
3 2 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.72%) 4G
1 1 (1.72%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.45%) Hazelcast
2 2 (3.45%) RDBMS
2 2 (3.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 35 (60.34%) Selenium
2 13 (22.41%) Visual Studio
3 12 (20.69%) Jenkins
4 11 (18.97%) Git (software)
5 10 (17.24%) Cucumber
6 8 (13.79%) JIRA
7 7 (12.07%) Subversion
8 6 (10.34%) LoadRunner
9 5 (8.62%) JMeter
9 5 (8.62%) WebDriver
10 4 (6.90%) Appium
10 4 (6.90%) GoCD
10 4 (6.90%) Maven
11 3 (5.17%) HP UFT
11 3 (5.17%) JBehave
11 3 (5.17%) NUnit
11 3 (5.17%) Ranorex
11 3 (5.17%) RSpec
11 3 (5.17%) SpecFlow
12 2 (3.45%) Hudson
General
1 11 (18.97%) Finance
2 9 (15.52%) Retail
3 5 (8.62%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.17%) Banking
4 3 (5.17%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.69%) AngularJS
2 11 (18.97%) Web Services
3 7 (12.07%) Ajax
3 7 (12.07%) SOAP
4 5 (8.62%) Gherkin
4 5 (8.62%) HTML
5 4 (6.90%) .NET
5 4 (6.90%) REST
6 3 (5.17%) CSS
7 2 (3.45%) HTML5
7 2 (3.45%) Java EE
7 2 (3.45%) JPA
7 2 (3.45%) Spring
7 2 (3.45%) Spring Boot
8 1 (1.72%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (18.97%) Computer Science
3 5 (8.62%) Algorithms
3 5 (8.62%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (6.90%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.45%) Fintech
5 2 (3.45%) N-Tier
5 2 (3.45%) Private Cloud
5 2 (3.45%) SWIFT
6 1 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (72.41%) Test Automation
2 29 (50.00%) SDLC
3 24 (41.38%) TDD
4 22 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (22.41%) Software Testing
5 13 (22.41%) Test Scripting
6 12 (20.69%) Unit Testing
7 11 (18.97%) BDD
7 11 (18.97%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (17.24%) API Testing
8 10 (17.24%) Manual Testing
9 9 (15.52%) Test Strategy
10 8 (13.79%) Mentoring
10 8 (13.79%) OOP
10 8 (13.79%) Performance Testing
10 8 (13.79%) Test Management
11 7 (12.07%) Acceptance Criteria
11 7 (12.07%) Open Source
12 6 (10.34%) DevOps
12 6 (10.34%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 26 (44.83%) Java
2 23 (39.66%) SQL
3 22 (37.93%) C#
4 10 (17.24%) T-SQL
5 5 (8.62%) JavaScript
6 4 (6.90%) C
6 4 (6.90%) VBA
7 3 (5.17%) VB.NET
8 2 (3.45%) C++
8 2 (3.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (25.86%) Degree
2 11 (18.97%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (17.24%) ISTQB
4 4 (6.90%) DV Cleared
4 4 (6.90%) ISEB
4 4 (6.90%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (37.93%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (6.90%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (10.34%) Cognizant
2 4 (6.90%) Citrix
2 4 (6.90%) HP
3 3 (5.17%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.45%) Cadence
4 2 (3.45%) Oracle
4 2 (3.45%) SAP
5 1 (1.72%) Xamarin