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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate Software Tester
Rank 883 877 872
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate Software Tester 14 13 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.012% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.013% 0.012%
Number of salaries quoted 14 13 11
Average salary £19,000 £20,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.31% -18.00%
UK excluding London average salary £19,000 £23,250 £21,500
% change year-on-year
-18.27% +8.13%

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
106025 103677 110089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88349 84138 94850
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 10 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 19 December 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
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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 +1 14 £19,000 -7.31% 2
South East +14 8 £19,000 -26.92% 1
Reading - 8 £19,000 - 1
Berkshire - 8 £19,000 - 1
Sheffield - 5 £21,500 -
South Yorkshire - 5 £21,500 -
Yorkshire - 5 £21,500 -
East Midlands +28 1 £22,000 +7.31%
Nottinghamshire +9 1 £22,000 +7.31%
Nottingham +8 1 £22,000 +7.31%

Graduate Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 13 (76.47%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (64.71%) Computer Science
2 11 (64.71%) Degree
3 9 (52.94%) QA
4 8 (47.06%) HTML
4 8 (47.06%) CSS
4 8 (47.06%) jQuery
4 8 (47.06%) QuickTest Pro
4 8 (47.06%) Selenium
4 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (47.06%) System Testing
4 8 (47.06%) Waterfall
4 8 (47.06%) Automation Testing
4 8 (47.06%) JavaScript
5 7 (41.18%) SQL
6 5 (29.41%) Performance Testing
6 5 (29.41%) Security Testing
6 5 (29.41%) XML
6 5 (29.41%) Regression Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Games
7 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
7 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Windows
8 1 (5.88%) Linux
8 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
8 1 (5.88%) VB
8 1 (5.88%) VB6
8 1 (5.88%) MS Office
8 1 (5.88%) Oracle
8 1 (5.88%) Microsoft

Graduate Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (5.88%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (47.06%) QuickTest Pro
1 8 (47.06%) Selenium
General
1 2 (11.76%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (47.06%) HTML
1 8 (47.06%) CSS
1 8 (47.06%) jQuery
2 5 (29.41%) XML
3 1 (5.88%) WinForms
3 1 (5.88%) .NET
3 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (76.47%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (64.71%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (47.06%) System Testing
1 8 (47.06%) Waterfall
1 8 (47.06%) Automation Testing
2 5 (29.41%) Performance Testing
2 5 (29.41%) Security Testing
2 5 (29.41%) Regression Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
3 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
4 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) JavaScript
2 7 (41.18%) SQL
3 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.88%) VB
3 1 (5.88%) VB6
Qualifications
1 11 (64.71%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (52.94%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £19,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Capita ITPS
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago