The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Graduate Software Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Graduate Software Tester
Rank 926 944 1000
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +56
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate Software Tester 18 29 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.026% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.027% 0.009%
Number of salaries quoted 18 28 8
Median salary £23,000 £22,500 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,050 £19,700 £22,200
10% offered a salary of more than £26,150 £26,100 £25,300
UK excluding London median salary £21,000 £21,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year
-2.32% -14.00%

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
99004 106428 116772
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.24% 96.46% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 83229 86820 94728
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Graduate Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Graduate Software Tester in the job title.

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 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Graduate Software Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +10 18 £23,000 +2.22% 3
London +2 7 £25,000 -
South East +25 4 £20,500 +7.89%
East of England +13 3 £25,000 +11.11%
Oxfordshire -6 3 £20,500 -14.58%
Abingdon - 3 £20,500 -
Ipswich - 3 £25,000 -
Suffolk - 3 £25,000 -
North West +28 2 £21,500 -14.00% 2
West Midlands -23 2 £19,000 -11.62%
Staffordshire - 2 £19,000 -
Stafford - 2 £19,000 -
Manchester +8 1 £21,000 -16.00% 1
Cheshire - 1 £22,000 -
Surrey - 1 £21,500 -
Guildford - 1 £21,500 -
Altrincham - 1 £21,000 -

Graduate Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, Graduate Software Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Graduate Software Tester in the job title.

1 24 (64.86%) Software Testing
1 24 (64.86%) Degree
2 21 (56.76%) Manual Testing
3 18 (48.65%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (43.24%) Automated Testing
4 16 (43.24%) Workflow
4 16 (43.24%) Finance
5 15 (40.54%) Logistics
5 15 (40.54%) Computer Science
6 14 (37.84%) Software Engineering
7 11 (29.73%) .NET
8 10 (27.03%) Java
9 8 (21.62%) PHP
9 8 (21.62%) MySQL
9 8 (21.62%) C
9 8 (21.62%) C#
9 8 (21.62%) C++
9 8 (21.62%) HTML
9 8 (21.62%) Web Services
9 8 (21.62%) Electronics
9 8 (21.62%) Firmware
9 8 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (21.62%) Objective-C
9 8 (21.62%) Android
9 8 (21.62%) Apple iOS
9 8 (21.62%) Mobile App
9 8 (21.62%) Mobile Application Development
10 7 (18.92%) QA
11 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
11 5 (13.51%) SQL

Graduate Software Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.62%) MySQL
2 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
3 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Selenium
2 1 (2.70%) JIRA
General
1 16 (43.24%) Finance
2 8 (21.62%) Electronics
3 2 (5.41%) Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.70%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (29.73%) .NET
2 8 (21.62%) HTML
2 8 (21.62%) Web Services
3 2 (5.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (48.65%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (40.54%) Computer Science
3 8 (21.62%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.70%) BBC
4 1 (2.70%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.70%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.62%) Android
1 8 (21.62%) Apple iOS
2 3 (8.11%) Windows
2 3 (8.11%) Windows 8
2 3 (8.11%) Windows Server
2 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (8.11%) Windows Vista
2 3 (8.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (64.86%) Software Testing
2 21 (56.76%) Manual Testing
3 16 (43.24%) Automated Testing
3 16 (43.24%) Workflow
4 15 (40.54%) Logistics
5 14 (37.84%) Software Engineering
6 8 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (21.62%) Mobile Application Development
7 5 (13.51%) Test Scripting
8 4 (10.81%) SDLC
9 3 (8.11%) System Testing
10 2 (5.41%) Regression Testing
10 2 (5.41%) V-Model
10 2 (5.41%) Waterfall
10 2 (5.41%) Web Testing
11 1 (2.70%) Process Management
11 1 (2.70%) Test Automation
11 1 (2.70%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.03%) Java
2 8 (21.62%) C
2 8 (21.62%) C#
2 8 (21.62%) C++
2 8 (21.62%) Objective-C
2 8 (21.62%) PHP
3 5 (13.51%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (64.86%) Degree
2 4 (10.81%) ISEB
3 3 (8.11%) ISTQB
3 3 (8.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.92%) QA
System Software
1 8 (21.62%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.70%) BT
2 1 (2.70%) Intel Security
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle
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