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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Junior Software Tester
Rank 879 927 868
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -59
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior Software Tester 24 13 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.011% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.011% 0.012%
Number of salaries quoted 24 7 11
Average salary £20,750 £20,000 £22,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,300 £18,600 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,400 £26,000
UK excluding London average salary £20,500 £20,000 £21,750
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -8.04%

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
104884 114227 107029
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.65% 94.59% 94.74%
Number of salaries quoted 85795 92537 89098
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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
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 17 April 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 +43 24 £20,750 +3.75% 2
South East - 7 £20,000 -
Reading - 6 £19,500 -
Berkshire - 6 £19,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 5 £20,500 -
East Midlands - 5 £20,500 -
Nottingham - 5 £20,500 -
South West -8 4 £20,000 +5.26% 1
West Midlands -12 4 £25,000 +25.00%
Warwick - 4 £25,000 -
Warwickshire - 4 £25,000 -
Somerset - 3 £20,000 -
Bath - 3 £20,000 -
London +5 2 £25,000 +25.00% 1
East of England +29 1 £24,000 +11.62%
Cambridge +14 1 £24,000 +33.33%
Cambridgeshire +12 1 £24,000 +33.33%
Bristol +5 1 £22,000 +15.78% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £24,000 -
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £22,500 -
Kent - 1 £22,500 -
City of London - 1 £22,500 - 1
North East - 1 £24,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £24,000 -

Junior Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 35 (61.40%) Degree
2 29 (50.88%) QA
3 23 (40.35%) Computer Science
3 23 (40.35%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (35.09%) Selenium
5 18 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (31.58%) HTML
5 18 (31.58%) JavaScript
6 17 (29.82%) Software Testing
6 17 (29.82%) System Testing
7 15 (26.32%) CSS
7 15 (26.32%) SQL
7 15 (26.32%) QuickTest Pro
7 15 (26.32%) jQuery
7 15 (26.32%) Waterfall
8 14 (24.56%) Regression Testing
9 12 (21.05%) Automation Testing
10 11 (19.30%) ISTQB
10 11 (19.30%) Manual Testing
11 10 (17.54%) ISEB
12 8 (14.04%) Apple iOS
12 8 (14.04%) Android
13 6 (10.53%) Automated Testing
13 6 (10.53%) C#
13 6 (10.53%) C++
14 5 (8.77%) .NET
14 5 (8.77%) Windows
14 5 (8.77%) Test Scripting
14 5 (8.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 4 (7.02%) Performance Testing

Junior Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (3.51%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.26%) SQLPlus
1 3 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.75%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 20 (35.09%) Selenium
2 15 (26.32%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (7.02%) Cucumber
4 3 (5.26%) Calabash
4 3 (5.26%) Toad
4 3 (5.26%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (3.51%) NUnit
5 2 (3.51%) JIRA
5 2 (3.51%) WatiN
5 2 (3.51%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.75%) RSpec
6 1 (1.75%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.75%) JMeter
6 1 (1.75%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.75%) JUnit
6 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (5.26%) Telecoms
1 3 (5.26%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.51%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.75%) Back Office
3 1 (1.75%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.75%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (31.58%) HTML
2 15 (26.32%) jQuery
2 15 (26.32%) CSS
3 5 (8.77%) .NET
4 4 (7.02%) HTML5
5 3 (5.26%) XML
6 1 (1.75%) WinForms
6 1 (1.75%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 23 (40.35%) Computer Science
2 18 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.04%) Android
1 8 (14.04%) Apple iOS
2 5 (8.77%) Windows
3 1 (1.75%) Linux
3 1 (1.75%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (40.35%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (29.82%) Software Testing
2 17 (29.82%) System Testing
3 15 (26.32%) Waterfall
4 14 (24.56%) Regression Testing
5 12 (21.05%) Automation Testing
6 11 (19.30%) Manual Testing
7 6 (10.53%) Automated Testing
8 5 (8.77%) Test Scripting
9 4 (7.02%) Performance Testing
10 3 (5.26%) Security Testing
10 3 (5.26%) TDD
10 3 (5.26%) Validation
10 3 (5.26%) Scrum
10 3 (5.26%) Test Strategy
11 2 (3.51%) Domain-Driven Design
11 2 (3.51%) Workflow
11 2 (3.51%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (3.51%) Kanban
12 1 (1.75%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 18 (31.58%) JavaScript
2 15 (26.32%) SQL
3 6 (10.53%) C#
3 6 (10.53%) C++
4 2 (3.51%) Java
4 2 (3.51%) Ruby
5 1 (1.75%) PHP
5 1 (1.75%) VB
5 1 (1.75%) Python
5 1 (1.75%) VB6
Qualifications
1 35 (61.40%) Degree
2 11 (19.30%) ISTQB
3 10 (17.54%) ISEB
4 5 (8.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (50.88%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (7.02%) Oracle
2 3 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.75%) Citrix
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