The median annual salary for a Testing Specialist was - in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Testing Specialist
UK
Rank - 940 960
Permanent jobs requiring a Testing Specialist 0 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK - 0.001% 0.001%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.001% 0.001%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 1
Median salary - £30,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -25.00%  
UK excluding London median salary - £30,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - -25.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 80774 98602 101550
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.28% 96.35% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 66963 82534 82926
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Testing Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Testing Specialist in the UK

Testing Specialist
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Testing Specialist in the UK

Testing Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, Testing 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 featuring Testing Specialist in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Python
1 2 (100.00%) HTTP
1 2 (100.00%) Financial Institution
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Banking
1 2 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Online Banking
1 2 (100.00%) JSON
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) SaaS
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
1 2 (100.00%) Node.js
1 2 (100.00%) REST
1 2 (100.00%) ATDD
1 2 (100.00%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 2 (100.00%) Robot Framework
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Exploratory Testing

Testing Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 2 (100.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Robot Framework
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
General
1 2 (100.00%) Banking
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) JSON
1 2 (100.00%) Node.js
1 2 (100.00%) REST
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (100.00%) Online Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ATDD
1 2 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
1 2 (100.00%) Exploratory Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) SOA
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) Python
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA