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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Junior Software Tester
Rank 884 863 874
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior Software Tester 15 10 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.009% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.010% 0.013%
Number of salaries quoted 9 7 11
Average salary £22,500 £25,000 £21,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +16.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £19,600 £17,500
10% offered a salary of more than £23,200 £26,600 £23,750
UK excluding London average salary £22,500 £25,000 £21,250
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%

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
109894 100240 111143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.24% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 88890 83088 94915
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 20 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 29 August 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 -29 15 £22,500 - 3
South East -18 6 - - 1
South West -15 5 £20,000 -
Fareham -8 3 - -
Hampshire -13 3 - -
Brighton - 3 - -
Bristol - 3 £20,000 -
East Sussex - 3 - -
Royston - 2 £22,500 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £22,500 -
East of England - 2 £22,500 -
Leicester +2 1 £22,500 +18.42%
Leicestershire 0 1 £22,500 +18.42%
East Midlands -19 1 £22,500 +18.42%
West Yorkshire -37 1 £26,000 -
Yorkshire -44 1 £26,000 -
Wiltshire - 1 £22,500 -
Somerset - 1 £20,000 -
Bath - 1 £20,000 -
Leeds - 1 £26,000 -

Junior Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 23 (71.88%) Software Testing
2 15 (46.88%) QA
3 12 (37.50%) Computer Science
4 10 (31.25%) Degree
5 9 (28.13%) Test Scripting
6 8 (25.00%) System Testing
7 7 (21.88%) Electronics
7 7 (21.88%) ISEB
8 6 (18.75%) Manual Testing
9 5 (15.63%) Automated Testing
9 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (15.63%) Scrum
10 4 (12.50%) Retail
10 4 (12.50%) ISTQB
10 4 (12.50%) MS Office
10 4 (12.50%) SQL
11 3 (9.38%) .NET
11 3 (9.38%) Windows
11 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
11 3 (9.38%) Finance
11 3 (9.38%) Regression Testing
11 3 (9.38%) Digital Media
12 2 (6.25%) Flex Builder
12 2 (6.25%) User Stories
12 2 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (6.25%) HTML5
12 2 (6.25%) Apache Flex
12 2 (6.25%) Performance Testing
12 2 (6.25%) Load Testing
12 2 (6.25%) Advertising

Junior Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 4 (12.50%) MS Office
2 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.13%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (3.13%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) MySQL
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Flex Builder
General
1 7 (21.88%) Electronics
2 4 (12.50%) Retail
3 3 (9.38%) Finance
4 2 (6.25%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) .NET
2 2 (6.25%) Flash
2 2 (6.25%) Apache Flex
2 2 (6.25%) HTML5
2 2 (6.25%) HTML
3 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (37.50%) Computer Science
2 3 (9.38%) Digital Media
3 1 (3.13%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) Linux
3 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Vista
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (71.88%) Software Testing
2 9 (28.13%) Test Scripting
3 8 (25.00%) System Testing
4 6 (18.75%) Manual Testing
5 5 (15.63%) Scrum
5 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (15.63%) Automated Testing
6 3 (9.38%) Regression Testing
7 2 (6.25%) UML
7 2 (6.25%) Performance Testing
7 2 (6.25%) Load Testing
7 2 (6.25%) User Stories
8 1 (3.13%) Unit Testing
8 1 (3.13%) Integration Testing
8 1 (3.13%) Web Testing
8 1 (3.13%) Time Management
8 1 (3.13%) ERP
8 1 (3.13%) Project Management
8 1 (3.13%) Migration
8 1 (3.13%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (6.25%) ActionScript
2 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (31.25%) Degree
2 7 (21.88%) ISEB
3 4 (12.50%) ISTQB
4 2 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (46.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (6.25%) SAP
1 2 (6.25%) Adobe
1 2 (6.25%) Sony
2 1 (3.13%) Telerik
2 1 (3.13%) HP
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
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Posted: 20 hours ago
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Posted: 7 days ago
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Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 21 days ago