The table below looks at the statistics for the Graduate Software Tester role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Graduate Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate Software Tester
Rank 888 887 883
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate Software Tester 9 12 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.011% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.012% 0.014%
Number of salaries quoted 9 12 14
Average salary £21,500 £20,250 £22,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.17% -10.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £18,000 £19,650
10% offered a salary of more than £22,100 £27,250 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £21,500 £20,500 £21,500
% change year-on-year
+4.87% -4.65%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
107606 103134 107111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.61% 94.59% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 88212 85621 91371
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Graduate Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Graduate Software Tester in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Graduate Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Graduate Software Tester
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Graduate Software Tester within the UK.

Graduate Software Tester Salary Trend in the UK

Graduate Software Tester
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Graduate Software Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 31 October 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -18 9 £21,500 +13.15% 4
Sheffield - 4 £21,500 - 1
South Yorkshire - 4 £21,500 - 1
Yorkshire - 4 £21,500 - 1
Nottinghamshire +10 2 £22,000 +7.31%
Nottingham +5 2 £22,000 +7.31%
East Midlands +1 2 £22,000 +7.31%
South East - 2 £19,000 - 1
Reading - 2 £19,000 - 1
Berkshire - 2 £19,000 - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 £22,500 -
Letchworth - 1 £22,500 -
East of England - 1 £22,500 -

Graduate Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Graduate Software Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Graduate Software Tester in their job title.

1 20 (71.43%) Computer Science
2 15 (53.57%) Software Testing
3 14 (50.00%) Degree
4 13 (46.43%) System Testing
5 9 (32.14%) Regression Testing
6 8 (28.57%) SQL
6 8 (28.57%) Manual Testing
7 7 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (25.00%) Electronics
7 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (21.43%) Games
8 6 (21.43%) Software Engineering
8 6 (21.43%) QA
8 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
8 6 (21.43%) .NET
8 6 (21.43%) Windows
9 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
10 4 (14.29%) C++
10 4 (14.29%) XML
10 4 (14.29%) Windows XP
10 4 (14.29%) ISEB
10 4 (14.29%) Windows Vista
10 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (14.29%) Performance Testing
10 4 (14.29%) Security Testing
10 4 (14.29%) Integration Testing
10 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (14.29%) ISTQB
10 4 (14.29%) Game Development
10 4 (14.29%) Windows 8

Graduate Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Graduate Software Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Graduate Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (7.14%) Selenium
General
1 7 (25.00%) Electronics
2 6 (21.43%) Games
3 1 (3.57%) Finance
3 1 (3.57%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) .NET
2 4 (14.29%) XML
3 2 (7.14%) jQuery
3 2 (7.14%) HTML
3 2 (7.14%) CSS
4 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.57%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 20 (71.43%) Computer Science
2 7 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) Hedge funds
3 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.57%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 6 (21.43%) Windows
2 4 (14.29%) Windows XP
2 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (14.29%) Windows Vista
2 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (14.29%) Windows 8
3 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (53.57%) Software Testing
2 13 (46.43%) System Testing
3 9 (32.14%) Regression Testing
4 8 (28.57%) Manual Testing
5 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (21.43%) Software Engineering
7 4 (14.29%) Performance Testing
7 4 (14.29%) Security Testing
7 4 (14.29%) Integration Testing
7 4 (14.29%) Game Development
8 3 (10.71%) Automation Testing
9 2 (7.14%) Waterfall
10 1 (3.57%) E-Commerce
10 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Architecture
10 1 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (3.57%) Test Scripting
10 1 (3.57%) Risk Management
10 1 (3.57%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) SQL
2 4 (14.29%) C++
3 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 2 (7.14%) VB
4 1 (3.57%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.57%) VB6
4 1 (3.57%) C#
4 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (50.00%) Degree
2 4 (14.29%) ISEB
2 4 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (21.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.57%) SunGard
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle
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