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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Graduate Software Tester
Rank 912 925 926
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate Software Tester 23 12 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.011% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.012% 0.011%
Number of salaries quoted 23 12 10
Average salary £23,000 £19,000 £20,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.05% -6.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £19,000 £19,700
10% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £23,500 £26,000
UK excluding London average salary £21,500 £19,000 £26,000
% change year-on-year
+13.15% -26.92%

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
97363 102681 101319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.13% 96.46% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 81714 85063 81425
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 12 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 12 February 2016. 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
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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 +30 22 £23,250 +22.36% 2
London - 11 £26,000 - 1
East of England +6 8 £21,500 -10.41%
Suffolk - 8 £21,500 -
Ipswich - 8 £21,500 -
City of London - 3 £26,000 -
South East +8 2 £20,500 +7.89%
Oxfordshire - 2 £20,500 -
Abingdon - 2 £20,500 -
East Yorkshire - 1 £22,500 -
Yorkshire - 1 £22,500 - 1
Hull - 1 £22,500 -

Graduate Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 22 (61.11%) Degree
2 20 (55.56%) Software Testing
3 15 (41.67%) Computer Science
4 14 (38.89%) Manual Testing
5 13 (36.11%) .NET
5 13 (36.11%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (30.56%) Workflow
6 11 (30.56%) QA
6 11 (30.56%) Automated Testing
6 11 (30.56%) Software Engineering
7 10 (27.78%) Finance
7 10 (27.78%) PHP
7 10 (27.78%) C#
7 10 (27.78%) Java
8 9 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (25.00%) Logistics
9 8 (22.22%) Electronics
9 8 (22.22%) Objective-C
9 8 (22.22%) Test Scripting
9 8 (22.22%) C++
9 8 (22.22%) HTML
9 8 (22.22%) MySQL
9 8 (22.22%) C
9 8 (22.22%) Web Services
9 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
9 8 (22.22%) Firmware
9 8 (22.22%) Android
9 8 (22.22%) Apple iOS
9 8 (22.22%) SDLC
9 8 (22.22%) Mobile App

Graduate Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.78%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 3 (8.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.22%) MySQL
2 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Selenium
2 1 (2.78%) SpecFlow
2 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (27.78%) Finance
2 8 (22.22%) Electronics
3 3 (8.33%) Banking
4 2 (5.56%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.56%) Retail
5 1 (2.78%) Automotive
5 1 (2.78%) Games
5 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (36.11%) .NET
2 8 (22.22%) HTML
2 8 (22.22%) Web Services
3 3 (8.33%) XML
4 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (41.67%) Computer Science
2 13 (36.11%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (22.22%) Mobile App
4 3 (8.33%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.78%) BBC
5 1 (2.78%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.22%) Android
1 8 (22.22%) Apple iOS
2 3 (8.33%) Windows
3 2 (5.56%) Windows 8
3 2 (5.56%) Windows Server
3 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (5.56%) Windows Vista
3 2 (5.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (55.56%) Software Testing
2 14 (38.89%) Manual Testing
3 11 (30.56%) Automated Testing
3 11 (30.56%) Software Engineering
3 11 (30.56%) Workflow
4 9 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (25.00%) Logistics
5 8 (22.22%) Mobile Application Development
5 8 (22.22%) SDLC
5 8 (22.22%) Test Scripting
6 3 (8.33%) Test Automation
7 2 (5.56%) Functional Testing
7 2 (5.56%) Performance Testing
7 2 (5.56%) Process Management
7 2 (5.56%) Regression Testing
7 2 (5.56%) System Testing
8 1 (2.78%) Document Management
8 1 (2.78%) Process Improvement
8 1 (2.78%) Security Testing
8 1 (2.78%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.78%) C#
1 10 (27.78%) Java
1 10 (27.78%) PHP
2 8 (22.22%) C
2 8 (22.22%) C++
2 8 (22.22%) Objective-C
3 6 (16.67%) SQL
4 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (61.11%) Degree
2 3 (8.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.56%) ISEB
3 2 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (30.56%) QA
System Software
1 8 (22.22%) Firmware
Vendors
1 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle
3 1 (2.78%) BT
3 1 (2.78%) Intel Security
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