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 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Graduate Software Tester
Rank 862 908 870
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -38
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate Software Tester 36 25 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.021% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.022% 0.010%
Number of salaries quoted 35 13 9
Average salary £22,500 £21,500 £22,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% -2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £21,000 £19,400
10% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,900 £25,000
UK excluding London average salary £21,500 £21,000 £22,000
% change year-on-year
+2.38% -4.54%

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
104684 113642 104161
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.51% 94.57%
Number of salaries quoted 86404 93317 86694
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £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 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Graduate Software Tester over the 3 months to 30 June 2015 within the UK.

Graduate Software Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Graduate Software Tester
Top 28 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 30 June 2015. 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 +43 35 £22,500 +4.65% 4
West Midlands - 13 £21,500 -
London +22 9 £25,000 +11.11%
North West +15 6 £25,000 +16.27% 1
Manchester - 5 £25,000 -
East of England +11 4 £22,500 +4.65%
Ipswich - 3 £22,500 -
Suffolk - 3 £22,500 -
City of London - 2 £23,250 -
Cambridgeshire +18 1 £24,500 +8.88%
Cambridge +13 1 £24,500 +8.88%
Cheltenham - 1 £22,500 -
Chorley - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £35,000 -
Gateshead - 1 £21,500 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £21,500 -
Nottingham - 1 £22,500 -
Worcester - 1 £21,500 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £22,500 -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £22,500 -
East Midlands - 1 £22,500 -
North East - 1 £21,500 - 1
Warwickshire - 1 £22,000 -
Worcestershire - 1 £21,500 -
South West - 1 £22,500 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 1 £21,500 - 1
Scotland - 1 £35,000 -

Graduate Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 34 (64.15%) Degree
2 33 (62.26%) SQL
3 29 (54.72%) Computer Science
4 28 (52.83%) QA
5 27 (50.94%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (41.51%) Java
6 22 (41.51%) Analytical Skills
7 20 (37.74%) JavaScript
7 20 (37.74%) Microsoft
8 19 (35.85%) ISTQB
8 19 (35.85%) SDLC
8 19 (35.85%) Test Automation
9 18 (33.96%) Test Scripting
9 18 (33.96%) XML
10 17 (32.08%) HTML
10 17 (32.08%) CSS
10 17 (32.08%) jQuery
11 16 (30.19%) C#
11 16 (30.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 15 (28.30%) C++
12 15 (28.30%) Banking
12 15 (28.30%) Retail
12 15 (28.30%) Process Management
12 15 (28.30%) Manufacturing
13 14 (26.42%) Oracle
14 13 (24.53%) Finance
15 12 (22.64%) E-Commerce
16 9 (16.98%) Selenium
17 8 (15.09%) Software Testing
18 7 (13.21%) Automation Testing

Graduate Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 5 (9.43%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.89%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) LAN
1 1 (1.89%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.89%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (16.98%) Selenium
2 5 (9.43%) HP UFT
3 3 (5.66%) VisiBroker
4 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.89%) FogBugz
4 1 (1.89%) Bugzilla
4 1 (1.89%) JIRA
General
1 15 (28.30%) Manufacturing
1 15 (28.30%) Banking
1 15 (28.30%) Retail
2 13 (24.53%) Finance
3 2 (3.77%) Games
4 1 (1.89%) Automotive
4 1 (1.89%) Legal
4 1 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (33.96%) XML
2 17 (32.08%) jQuery
2 17 (32.08%) HTML
2 17 (32.08%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 29 (54.72%) Computer Science
2 22 (41.51%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.66%) Mathematics
3 3 (5.66%) Physics
4 2 (3.77%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.89%) Chemistry
5 1 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.89%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.55%) Windows
2 3 (5.66%) UNIX
3 2 (3.77%) Android
3 2 (3.77%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.89%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (50.94%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (35.85%) Test Automation
2 19 (35.85%) SDLC
3 18 (33.96%) Test Scripting
4 15 (28.30%) Process Management
5 12 (22.64%) E-Commerce
6 8 (15.09%) Software Testing
7 7 (13.21%) Automation Testing
8 5 (9.43%) System Testing
8 5 (9.43%) Waterfall
9 4 (7.55%) Test Strategy
9 4 (7.55%) Software Engineering
9 4 (7.55%) Test Management
9 4 (7.55%) Manual Testing
10 3 (5.66%) Time Management
10 3 (5.66%) Automated Testing
11 1 (1.89%) Project Planning
11 1 (1.89%) User Acceptance Testing
11 1 (1.89%) Unit Testing
11 1 (1.89%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 33 (62.26%) SQL
2 22 (41.51%) Java
3 20 (37.74%) JavaScript
4 16 (30.19%) C#
5 15 (28.30%) C++
6 2 (3.77%) PHP
6 2 (3.77%) Python
7 1 (1.89%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 34 (64.15%) Degree
2 19 (35.85%) ISTQB
3 16 (30.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (7.55%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (52.83%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.89%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.89%) XenApp
2 1 (1.89%) XenDesktop
2 1 (1.89%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 20 (37.74%) Microsoft
2 14 (26.42%) Oracle
3 7 (13.21%) Capita
4 4 (7.55%) VMware
5 1 (1.89%) Citrix
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