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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Junior Software Tester
Rank 873 890 873
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior Software Tester 10 17 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.014% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.015% 0.014%
Number of salaries quoted 9 12 12
Average salary £22,500 £22,500 £23,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,400 £19,100 £19,150
10% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £35,000 £26,000
UK excluding London average salary £22,000 £22,500 £22,250
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +1.12%

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
101039 111103 102972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.57% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 82999 91169 85609
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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
Top 18 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 22 May 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 +28 10 £22,500 - 3
East Midlands - 3 £20,500 - 1
Nottingham - 3 £20,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £20,500 -
London +45 2 £25,000 -
South West -14 2 £21,000 -23.63% 1
West Midlands - 2 £25,000 -
Bath +18 1 £20,000 -
East of England +13 1 £22,500 +4.65%
Somerset +13 1 £20,000 -
Bristol -7 1 £22,000 -37.14% 1
Chelmsford - 1 £22,500 -
Staffordshire - 1 £25,000 -
Warwickshire - 1 £25,000 -
City of London - 1 £22,500 -
Stafford - 1 £25,000 -
Warwick - 1 £25,000 -
Essex - 1 £22,500 -

Junior Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 32 (72.73%) Degree
2 23 (52.27%) QA
3 21 (47.73%) Computer Science
4 17 (38.64%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (34.09%) HTML
5 15 (34.09%) JavaScript
5 15 (34.09%) System Testing
6 14 (31.82%) Selenium
7 12 (27.27%) jQuery
7 12 (27.27%) CSS
7 12 (27.27%) QuickTest Pro
7 12 (27.27%) Waterfall
8 11 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (25.00%) Software Testing
8 11 (25.00%) ISTQB
9 9 (20.45%) Automation Testing
9 9 (20.45%) ISEB
9 9 (20.45%) Regression Testing
10 8 (18.18%) Manual Testing
11 7 (15.91%) SQL
12 6 (13.64%) C#
12 6 (13.64%) C++
13 5 (11.36%) .NET
13 5 (11.36%) Android
13 5 (11.36%) Test Scripting
13 5 (11.36%) Apple iOS
14 4 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 4 (9.09%) HTML5
15 3 (6.82%) Oracle
15 3 (6.82%) Telecoms

Junior Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 2 (4.55%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.55%) SQLPlus
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (31.82%) Selenium
2 12 (27.27%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (4.55%) Toad
3 2 (4.55%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (4.55%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.27%) RSpec
4 1 (2.27%) Calabash
4 1 (2.27%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.27%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.27%) JUnit
4 1 (2.27%) JMeter
General
1 3 (6.82%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.27%) Billing
3 1 (2.27%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.27%) Back Office
3 1 (2.27%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (34.09%) HTML
2 12 (27.27%) jQuery
2 12 (27.27%) CSS
3 5 (11.36%) .NET
4 4 (9.09%) HTML5
5 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.27%) WinForms
5 1 (2.27%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 21 (47.73%) Computer Science
2 11 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.27%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.27%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.36%) Android
1 5 (11.36%) Apple iOS
2 2 (4.55%) Windows
3 1 (2.27%) Linux
3 1 (2.27%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (38.64%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (34.09%) System Testing
3 12 (27.27%) Waterfall
4 11 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 9 (20.45%) Automation Testing
5 9 (20.45%) Regression Testing
6 8 (18.18%) Manual Testing
7 5 (11.36%) Test Scripting
8 3 (6.82%) Automated Testing
9 2 (4.55%) Scrum
9 2 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
10 1 (2.27%) BDD
10 1 (2.27%) Test Strategy
10 1 (2.27%) Agile Testing
10 1 (2.27%) Functional Testing
10 1 (2.27%) Test Automation
10 1 (2.27%) Line Management
10 1 (2.27%) Android Development
10 1 (2.27%) iOS Development
10 1 (2.27%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 15 (34.09%) JavaScript
2 7 (15.91%) SQL
3 6 (13.64%) C#
3 6 (13.64%) C++
4 1 (2.27%) Java
4 1 (2.27%) VB
4 1 (2.27%) PHP
4 1 (2.27%) VB6
4 1 (2.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 32 (72.73%) Degree
2 11 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 9 (20.45%) ISEB
4 4 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (52.27%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (6.82%) Oracle
2 1 (2.27%) Citrix
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