The median annual salary for a Test Specialist was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 29 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
England / London
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 612 636 652
Rank change year-on-year +24 +16  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 6 9 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.016% 0.023% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.023% 0.051%
Number of salaries quoted 1 9 16
Median salary £65,000 £110,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -40.90% +69.23%  
90% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £66,000 £42,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £115,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £48,750 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% +5.88%  

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 34768 38299 43107
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.76% 95.88% 95.87%
Number of salaries quoted 112495 145931 163630
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £31,250 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 £82,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.93% +1.25%  

Test Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Specialist within the London region over the 3 months to 29 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
Bromley - 1 - - 1
Test Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 London region featuring Test Specialist in the job title.

1 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) Degree
2 7 (53.85%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
3 6 (46.15%) QA
4 4 (30.77%) DevOps
4 4 (30.77%) Product Management
4 4 (30.77%) Computer Science
5 3 (23.08%) Functional Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Test Planning
5 3 (23.08%) SDLC
5 3 (23.08%) Defect Management
5 3 (23.08%) C
5 3 (23.08%) Selenium
5 3 (23.08%) Use Case
5 3 (23.08%) DV Cleared
5 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
5 3 (23.08%) Rational Functional Tester
5 3 (23.08%) Test Management
5 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
6 2 (15.38%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Java
6 2 (15.38%) Mobile App
6 2 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (15.38%) CREST Certified
7 1 (7.69%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
7 1 (7.69%) Task Automation
7 1 (7.69%) Calabash
7 1 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Open Source

Test Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Rational Functional Tester
1 3 (23.08%) Selenium
2 1 (7.69%) Appium
2 1 (7.69%) Calabash
2 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
2 1 (7.69%) HP UFT
2 1 (7.69%) JIRA
2 1 (7.69%) SilkTest
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) HTML
1 1 (7.69%) HTML5
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (30.77%) Computer Science
3 2 (15.38%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
3 4 (30.77%) DevOps
3 4 (30.77%) Product Management
4 3 (23.08%) Defect Management
4 3 (23.08%) Functional Testing
4 3 (23.08%) SDLC
4 3 (23.08%) Test Management
4 3 (23.08%) Test Planning
4 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
4 3 (23.08%) Use Case
5 2 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (15.38%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (7.69%) API Testing
6 1 (7.69%) BDD
6 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Open Source
6 1 (7.69%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
6 1 (7.69%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) C
2 2 (15.38%) Java
3 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) Degree
2 3 (23.08%) DV Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (46.15%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Cognizant
Bromley, Kent
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 7 days ago
London
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
City, London
Accenture
Salary: From £31,424 to £36,725 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago