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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate Software Tester
Rank 882 864 884
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate Software Tester 5 9 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.008% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.005% 0.009% 0.015%
Number of salaries quoted 4 8 16
Average salary £22,250 £25,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.00% -23.07%
UK excluding London average salary £22,250 £24,000 £26,500
% change year-on-year
-7.29% -9.43%

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
107735 100235 112120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.28% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 87213 83254 95688
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £69,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,800 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +3.37%

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 16 September 2014 within the UK.

Graduate Software Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Graduate Software Tester
Top 14 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 16 September 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 -23 5 £22,250 -11.00% 2
South East -24 2 £35,000 +45.83%
Kent 0 1 £35,000 +45.83%
Nottinghamshire - 1 £22,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £22,000 -
North West - 1 £21,500 -
Brighton - 1 - -
Letchworth - 1 £22,500 -
Nottingham - 1 £22,000 -
Wilmslow - 1 £21,500 -
Cheshire - 1 £21,500 -
East Sussex - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £22,500 -
East of England - 1 £22,500 -

Graduate Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 20 (68.97%) Computer Science
2 15 (51.72%) Degree
2 15 (51.72%) Software Testing
3 11 (37.93%) System Testing
4 10 (34.48%) Manual Testing
4 10 (34.48%) QA
5 8 (27.59%) SQL
6 7 (24.14%) .NET
6 7 (24.14%) Electronics
7 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
7 6 (20.69%) C++
7 6 (20.69%) Windows
7 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (17.24%) Software Engineering
8 5 (17.24%) ISTQB
8 5 (17.24%) Test Scripting
8 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
8 5 (17.24%) Regression Testing
8 5 (17.24%) Finance
8 5 (17.24%) Games
9 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (13.79%) Validation
9 4 (13.79%) Management Information System
9 4 (13.79%) Risk Management
9 4 (13.79%) SunGard
9 4 (13.79%) ISEB
9 4 (13.79%) Windows XP
9 4 (13.79%) Integration Testing
9 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (13.79%) Hedge funds

Graduate Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (3.45%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 7 (24.14%) Electronics
2 5 (17.24%) Finance
2 5 (17.24%) Games
3 1 (3.45%) Automotive
3 1 (3.45%) Law
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (24.14%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.45%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 20 (68.97%) Computer Science
2 4 (13.79%) Management Information System
2 4 (13.79%) Hedge funds
3 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.90%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.45%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) Windows
2 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (13.79%) Windows XP
2 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (13.79%) Windows 8
2 4 (13.79%) Windows Vista
3 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (51.72%) Software Testing
2 11 (37.93%) System Testing
3 10 (34.48%) Manual Testing
4 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (17.24%) Software Engineering
5 5 (17.24%) Test Scripting
5 5 (17.24%) Regression Testing
6 4 (13.79%) Validation
6 4 (13.79%) Risk Management
6 4 (13.79%) Integration Testing
6 4 (13.79%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (13.79%) Game Development
7 2 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (3.45%) UML
8 1 (3.45%) E-Commerce
8 1 (3.45%) Scrum
8 1 (3.45%) Unit Testing
8 1 (3.45%) Test Management
8 1 (3.45%) Test Automation
8 1 (3.45%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (27.59%) SQL
2 6 (20.69%) C++
3 2 (6.90%) VB
4 1 (3.45%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.45%) Java
4 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.45%) C#
4 1 (3.45%) VB6
Qualifications
1 15 (51.72%) Degree
2 5 (17.24%) ISTQB
3 4 (13.79%) ISEB
4 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (34.48%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.79%) SunGard
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle
3 1 (3.45%) Capita
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