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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Graduate Software Tester
Rank 884 901 882
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate Software Tester 16 9 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.008% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.008% 0.010%
Number of salaries quoted 16 6 9
Average salary £22,500 £21,750 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% -13.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,350 £21,000 £19,800
10% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,750 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £22,000 £21,750 £23,000
% change year-on-year
+1.14% -5.43%

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
104280 108595 100152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.52% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 86823 87800 83027
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 20 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 31 August 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 +22 16 £22,500 +3.44% 2
London - 7 £25,000 -
City of London - 3 £21,000 -
East of England +10 2 £22,500 -
North East - 2 £21,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £21,500 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £21,500 -
West Midlands - 2 £21,750 -
Gateshead - 2 £21,500 -
Ipswich - 2 £22,500 -
Suffolk - 2 £22,500 -
North West +9 1 £25,000 +16.27% 1
South West - 1 £25,000 -
Devon - 1 £25,000 -
Warwickshire - 1 £22,000 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £24,500 -
Yorkshire - 1 £24,500 -
Leeds - 1 £24,500 -
Manchester - 1 £25,000 -
Exeter - 1 £25,000 -

Graduate Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 32 (65.31%) SQL
2 30 (61.22%) Degree
3 25 (51.02%) Computer Science
3 25 (51.02%) QA
4 23 (46.94%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (44.90%) Java
6 21 (42.86%) Microsoft
7 20 (40.82%) Test Scripting
8 19 (38.78%) Test Automation
9 18 (36.73%) SDLC
9 18 (36.73%) XML
10 17 (34.69%) JavaScript
10 17 (34.69%) ISTQB
10 17 (34.69%) Analytical Skills
11 16 (32.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 16 (32.65%) C#
12 15 (30.61%) C++
12 15 (30.61%) Process Management
12 15 (30.61%) Banking
12 15 (30.61%) Retail
12 15 (30.61%) Manufacturing
13 14 (28.57%) Oracle
14 13 (26.53%) HTML
14 13 (26.53%) CSS
14 13 (26.53%) Finance
15 12 (24.49%) jQuery
15 12 (24.49%) E-Commerce
16 9 (18.37%) Software Testing
17 7 (14.29%) Capita
18 6 (12.24%) MS Excel

Graduate Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 6 (12.24%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) LAN
1 1 (2.04%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Selenium
2 3 (6.12%) VisiBroker
3 1 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.04%) FogBugz
3 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.04%) Bugzilla
3 1 (2.04%) JIRA
General
1 15 (30.61%) Manufacturing
1 15 (30.61%) Banking
1 15 (30.61%) Retail
2 13 (26.53%) Finance
3 2 (4.08%) Automotive
4 1 (2.04%) Legal
4 1 (2.04%) Games
4 1 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (36.73%) XML
2 13 (26.53%) HTML
2 13 (26.53%) CSS
3 12 (24.49%) jQuery
4 2 (4.08%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 25 (51.02%) Computer Science
2 17 (34.69%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.12%) Mathematics
3 3 (6.12%) Physics
4 1 (2.04%) Chemistry
4 1 (2.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.20%) Windows
2 3 (6.12%) UNIX
3 1 (2.04%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.04%) Android
3 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.04%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (46.94%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (40.82%) Test Scripting
3 19 (38.78%) Test Automation
4 18 (36.73%) SDLC
5 15 (30.61%) Process Management
6 12 (24.49%) E-Commerce
7 9 (18.37%) Software Testing
8 5 (10.20%) Software Engineering
9 4 (8.16%) Test Management
9 4 (8.16%) Manual Testing
9 4 (8.16%) Automated Testing
9 4 (8.16%) Test Strategy
10 3 (6.12%) Time Management
11 2 (4.08%) Automation Testing
12 1 (2.04%) Agile Testing
12 1 (2.04%) Product Management
12 1 (2.04%) Electronic Trading
12 1 (2.04%) Project Planning
12 1 (2.04%) User Acceptance Testing
12 1 (2.04%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (65.31%) SQL
2 22 (44.90%) Java
3 17 (34.69%) JavaScript
4 16 (32.65%) C#
5 15 (30.61%) C++
6 4 (8.16%) PHP
7 1 (2.04%) Python
7 1 (2.04%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 30 (61.22%) Degree
2 17 (34.69%) ISTQB
3 16 (32.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.08%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (51.02%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.04%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 4 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.04%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.04%) XenApp
2 1 (2.04%) XenDesktop
2 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 21 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 14 (28.57%) Oracle
3 7 (14.29%) Capita
4 4 (8.16%) VMware
5 1 (2.04%) Citrix
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