The median annual salary for a Test Specialist was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Specialist
England / London
Rank 580 646 638
Rank change year-on-year +66 -8  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 8 10 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.024% 0.024% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.025% 0.040%
Number of salaries quoted 4 10 12
Median salary £80,000 £51,250 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +56.09% -14.58%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.66% -11.76%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 32198 40075 40268
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 95.73% 96.13% 95.99%
Number of salaries quoted 27217 34571 33828
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% +2.80%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Test Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Specialist 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 in London.

Salary trend for Test Specialist in London

Test Specialist
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Specialist in London over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Specialist in London

Test Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 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 London region featuring Test Specialist in the job title.

1 13 (68.42%) QA
2 9 (47.37%) Finance
3 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (36.84%) Test Management
3 7 (36.84%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (36.84%) Relational Database
3 7 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (31.58%) Test Automation
4 6 (31.58%) Oracle BI EE
4 6 (31.58%) Siebel
4 6 (31.58%) SQL
4 6 (31.58%) Oracle
4 6 (31.58%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (31.58%) Sun
4 6 (31.58%) HP
5 5 (26.32%) XML
5 5 (26.32%) Selenium
6 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
6 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
6 4 (21.05%) ISTQB
6 4 (21.05%) Degree
6 4 (21.05%) Product Management
6 4 (21.05%) Defect Management
7 3 (15.79%) CREST Certified
7 3 (15.79%) DevOps
7 3 (15.79%) Mobile App
7 3 (15.79%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (15.79%) MS Visio
7 3 (15.79%) Management Information System

Test Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 (5.26%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Office
1 3 (15.79%) MS Project
1 3 (15.79%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) Relational Database
2 6 (31.58%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Selenium
2 2 (10.53%) JIRA
3 1 (5.26%) Appium
3 1 (5.26%) Calabash
3 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
3 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.26%) HP UFT
3 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.26%) JMeter
3 1 (5.26%) Mockito
3 1 (5.26%) Moq
3 1 (5.26%) SilkTest
3 1 (5.26%) SoapUI
3 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Law
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) XML
2 2 (10.53%) RESTful
3 1 (5.26%) CSS
3 1 (5.26%) HTML
3 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
3 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
3 3 (15.79%) Mobile App
4 1 (5.26%) BBC
4 1 (5.26%) New Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (36.84%) Test Management
2 6 (31.58%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (31.58%) Test Automation
3 4 (21.05%) Defect Management
3 4 (21.05%) Product Management
3 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
4 3 (15.79%) CRM
4 3 (15.79%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (15.79%) DevOps
4 3 (15.79%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
5 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
6 1 (5.26%) Automated Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
6 1 (5.26%) Migration
6 1 (5.26%) OO
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Degree
1 4 (21.05%) ISTQB
2 3 (15.79%) CREST Certified
2 3 (15.79%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (68.42%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (36.84%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) HP
1 6 (31.58%) Oracle
1 6 (31.58%) Siebel
1 6 (31.58%) Sun
2 1 (5.26%) BT
2 1 (5.26%) Intel Security
City, London
Accenture
Salary: From £31,424 to £42,570 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
City, London
Accenture
Salary: From £31,424 to £36,725 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago