The table below looks at the statistics for the Junior 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 Junior Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Junior Software Tester
Rank 857 876 886
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior Software Tester 29 26 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.023% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.025% 0.010%
Number of salaries quoted 28 25 8
Average salary £23,250 £19,000 £21,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.36% -12.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £18,000 £19,850
10% offered a salary of more than £26,950 £26,000 £22,650
UK excluding London average salary £21,750 £20,000 £21,000
% change year-on-year
+8.75% -4.76%

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
106230 104914 110587
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.72% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88114 86181 94870
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £26,500 £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%

Junior Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Junior Software Tester in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Junior Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Junior Software Tester
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Junior Software Tester within the UK.

Junior Software Tester Salary Trend in the UK

Junior Software Tester
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Junior Software Tester over the 3 months to 26 November 2014 within the UK.

Junior Software Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Junior Software Tester
Top 24 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Junior Software Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 26 November 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 +5 29 £23,250 +22.36% 5
South East -2 12 £26,500 +11.57% 1
Berkshire - 11 £26,500 - 1
Yorkshire -33 7 £21,500 +13.15%
South Yorkshire - 6 £21,500 -
Newbury - 6 £26,500 -
Sheffield - 6 £21,500 -
Reading - 5 £19,000 - 1
South West -9 3 £20,250 -10.00% 1
West Midlands -10 3 £25,000 +16.27% 1
Stafford - 3 £25,000 -
Staffordshire - 3 £25,000 - 1
London +1 2 £28,500 +58.33%
Hertfordshire -9 2 £24,750 +10.00% 1
East of England -38 2 £24,750 +23.75% 1
Somerset - 2 £22,500 - 1
Surrey -4 1 £30,500 +17.30%
West Yorkshire -27 1 £16,000 -15.78%
Stevenage - 1 £24,500 - 1
Walton-on-Thames - 1 £30,500 -
Yeovil - 1 £25,000 - 1
Bath - 1 £20,000 -
Bristol - 1 £20,250 -
Castleford - 1 £16,000 -

Junior Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Junior 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 Junior Software Tester in their job title.

1 27 (60.00%) Software Testing
2 24 (53.33%) QA
3 19 (42.22%) Degree
3 19 (42.22%) SQL
4 16 (35.56%) Computer Science
5 14 (31.11%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (31.11%) Regression Testing
6 13 (28.89%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (26.67%) ISEB
8 11 (24.44%) Manual Testing
9 9 (20.00%) System Testing
9 9 (20.00%) Selenium
10 8 (17.78%) Automated Testing
11 7 (15.56%) ISTQB
11 7 (15.56%) XML
11 7 (15.56%) Windows
11 7 (15.56%) Performance Testing
12 6 (13.33%) Security Testing
12 6 (13.33%) Test Scripting
12 6 (13.33%) HTML
12 6 (13.33%) JavaScript
12 6 (13.33%) MS Excel
12 6 (13.33%) Microsoft
12 6 (13.33%) Manufacturing
12 6 (13.33%) Validation
13 5 (11.11%) Scrum
13 5 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
13 5 (11.11%) CSS
13 5 (11.11%) jQuery
13 5 (11.11%) Waterfall

Junior Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Junior 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 Junior Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 6 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.89%) MS Office
3 1 (2.22%) Photoshop
3 1 (2.22%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 3 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.22%) MySQL
2 1 (2.22%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.22%) SQLPlus
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (20.00%) Selenium
2 5 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (4.44%) NUnit
3 2 (4.44%) JIRA
3 2 (4.44%) WatiN
3 2 (4.44%) WebDriver
3 2 (4.44%) Cucumber
3 2 (4.44%) Calabash
4 1 (2.22%) Flex Builder
4 1 (2.22%) InstallShield
4 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (2.22%) Toad
General
1 6 (13.33%) Manufacturing
2 4 (8.89%) Electronics
3 3 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (6.67%) Retail
4 2 (4.44%) Finance
5 1 (2.22%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.22%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.56%) XML
2 6 (13.33%) HTML
3 5 (11.11%) jQuery
3 5 (11.11%) CSS
4 1 (2.22%) HTML5
4 1 (2.22%) .NET
4 1 (2.22%) Flash
4 1 (2.22%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 16 (35.56%) Computer Science
2 13 (28.89%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.44%) User Experience
4 1 (2.22%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.22%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.56%) Windows
2 3 (6.67%) Android
2 3 (6.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (60.00%) Software Testing
2 14 (31.11%) Regression Testing
2 14 (31.11%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (24.44%) Manual Testing
4 9 (20.00%) System Testing
5 8 (17.78%) Automated Testing
6 7 (15.56%) Performance Testing
7 6 (13.33%) Security Testing
7 6 (13.33%) Test Scripting
7 6 (13.33%) Validation
8 5 (11.11%) Scrum
8 5 (11.11%) Waterfall
8 5 (11.11%) Automation Testing
9 3 (6.67%) Test Strategy
9 3 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (4.44%) Domain-Driven Design
10 2 (4.44%) User Stories
10 2 (4.44%) Kanban
10 2 (4.44%) Mentoring
10 2 (4.44%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 19 (42.22%) SQL
2 6 (13.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.44%) Python
4 1 (2.22%) Ruby
4 1 (2.22%) Java
4 1 (2.22%) Perl
4 1 (2.22%) PHP
4 1 (2.22%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 19 (42.22%) Degree
2 12 (26.67%) ISEB
3 7 (15.56%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (53.33%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.44%) SAP
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle
3 1 (2.22%) Adobe
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