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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Graduate Software Tester
Rank 854 864 869
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate Software Tester 12 11 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.011% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.011% 0.016%
Number of salaries quoted 12 10 13
Average salary £19,000 £20,250 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.17% -15.62%
UK excluding London average salary £19,000 £26,000 £24,000
% change year-on-year
-26.92% +8.33%

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
98723 98609 105043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.80% 94.57% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 82175 79630 90068
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 £27,500 £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 28 January 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 +17 12 £19,000 -6.17% 3
South East -15 9 £19,000 -26.92% 1
Reading - 9 £19,000 - 1
Berkshire - 9 £19,000 - 1
Sheffield - 2 £21,500 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £21,500 -
Yorkshire - 2 £21,500 -
Cambridge - 1 £24,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £24,000 -
East of England - 1 £24,000 -

Graduate Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 16 (80.00%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (75.00%) Degree
3 14 (70.00%) Computer Science
4 12 (60.00%) QA
5 11 (55.00%) Selenium
5 11 (55.00%) jQuery
5 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (55.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 11 (55.00%) Waterfall
5 11 (55.00%) CSS
5 11 (55.00%) System Testing
5 11 (55.00%) HTML
5 11 (55.00%) JavaScript
5 11 (55.00%) Automation Testing
6 6 (30.00%) SQL
7 5 (25.00%) Regression Testing
7 5 (25.00%) XML
7 5 (25.00%) Performance Testing
7 5 (25.00%) Security Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
8 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Games
9 1 (5.00%) Oracle
9 1 (5.00%) Windows
9 1 (5.00%) Linux
9 1 (5.00%) ISEB
9 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
9 1 (5.00%) Android
9 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS

Graduate Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

Development Applications
1 11 (55.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 11 (55.00%) Selenium
General
1 2 (10.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (55.00%) HTML
1 11 (55.00%) CSS
1 11 (55.00%) jQuery
2 5 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (80.00%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (70.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
1 1 (5.00%) Android
1 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (55.00%) System Testing
1 11 (55.00%) Waterfall
1 11 (55.00%) Automation Testing
2 5 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 5 (25.00%) Security Testing
2 5 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Android Development
4 1 (5.00%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (30.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (75.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) ISEB
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (60.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle
London
Three People
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £19,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Salary: £18000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + ISEB training + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago