The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate Software Tester
Rank 883 866 870
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate Software Tester 21 9 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.008% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.009% 0.019%
Number of salaries quoted 11 8 21
Average salary £21,500 £21,500 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -18.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £19,700 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £21,000 £21,500 £26,500
% change year-on-year
-2.32% -18.86%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
109819 102628 112165
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.44% 94.27% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 89750 85116 96213
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £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
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Graduate Software Tester over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 within the UK.

Graduate Software Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Graduate Software Tester
Top 18 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 23 July 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 -24 21 £21,500 - 3
South East +1 16 £21,000 -8.69%
Brighton - 7 - -
East Sussex - 7 - -
Oxfordshire - 3 £21,000 -
Surrey - 2 - -
East of England - 2 £21,500 -
Berkshire - 2 £21,000 -
London - 2 £22,750 - 2
Kent -7 1 £35,000 +45.83%
Banbury - 1 £21,500 -
West Sussex - 1 - -
North West - 1 £21,500 -
Wilmslow - 1 £21,500 -
Cambridge - 1 £22,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £22,500 -
Cheshire - 1 £21,500 -
Essex - 1 £20,500 -

Graduate Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 18 (60.00%) Computer Science
2 15 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 14 (46.67%) Degree
4 11 (36.67%) System Testing
5 10 (33.33%) Manual Testing
6 9 (30.00%) QA
7 7 (23.33%) Electronics
7 7 (23.33%) SQL
7 7 (23.33%) .NET
8 6 (20.00%) C++
8 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 6 (20.00%) ISTQB
9 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (16.67%) Test Scripting
9 5 (16.67%) ISEB
9 5 (16.67%) Finance
9 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
9 5 (16.67%) Windows
10 4 (13.33%) Windows XP
10 4 (13.33%) Validation
10 4 (13.33%) Games
10 4 (13.33%) SunGard
10 4 (13.33%) Regression Testing
10 4 (13.33%) Management Information System
10 4 (13.33%) Risk Management
10 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (13.33%) Integration Testing
10 4 (13.33%) Hedge funds
10 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (13.33%) Windows 8

Graduate Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (3.33%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 7 (23.33%) Electronics
2 5 (16.67%) Finance
3 4 (13.33%) Games
4 1 (3.33%) Retail
4 1 (3.33%) Automotive
4 1 (3.33%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) .NET
2 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.33%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 18 (60.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (13.33%) Hedge funds
2 4 (13.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.67%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.33%) Physics
4 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Windows
2 4 (13.33%) Windows XP
2 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (13.33%) Windows Vista
2 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (13.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 11 (36.67%) System Testing
3 10 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 5 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (13.33%) Software Engineering
5 4 (13.33%) Regression Testing
5 4 (13.33%) Risk Management
5 4 (13.33%) Validation
5 4 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (13.33%) Integration Testing
5 4 (13.33%) Game Development
6 2 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (3.33%) Security Testing
7 1 (3.33%) Unit Testing
7 1 (3.33%) Test Management
7 1 (3.33%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (3.33%) Web Development
7 1 (3.33%) Use Case
7 1 (3.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) SQL
2 6 (20.00%) C++
3 2 (6.67%) VB
4 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.33%) VB6
4 1 (3.33%) C#
4 1 (3.33%) Java
4 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (46.67%) Degree
2 6 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 5 (16.67%) ISEB
4 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (30.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.33%) SunGard
3 1 (3.33%) Capita
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