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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Junior Software Tester
Rank 847 874 858
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior Software Tester 34 18 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.017% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.018% 0.015%
Number of salaries quoted 34 13 13
Average salary £20,500 £20,000 £21,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% -6.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £19,200 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £23,300
UK excluding London average salary £20,500 £21,500 £21,500
% change year-on-year
-4.65% -

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
101499 99519 101734
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.83% 94.46% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 83699 79930 86037
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 £27,500 £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
Top 26 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 27 February 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 +10 33 £20,500 -1.20% 5
South East -3 17 £20,000 -14.89%
Berkshire +14 14 £19,000 -19.14%
Reading - 14 £19,000 -
West Midlands -14 5 £25,000 +35.13%
Nottingham - 4 £20,500 -
Warwick - 4 £25,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 4 £20,500 -
Warwickshire - 4 £25,000 -
East Midlands - 4 £20,500 - 3
Somerset - 3 £20,000 - 1
Bath - 3 £20,000 - 1
South West - 3 £20,000 - 1
East of England - 3 £24,500 -
Surrey -10 2 £25,750 -0.96%
Cambridgeshire - 2 £24,500 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £24,500 -
Kent - 1 £22,500 -
Staffordshire - 1 £22,000 -
North East - 1 £24,000 -
Cambridge - 1 £24,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £24,000 -
Stafford - 1 £22,000 -
Stevenage - 1 £24,500 -
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £22,500 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £24,000 -

Junior Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 39 (60.94%) Degree
2 38 (59.38%) QA
3 26 (40.63%) Computer Science
4 25 (39.06%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (35.94%) SQL
5 23 (35.94%) Analytical Skills
6 22 (34.38%) Selenium
6 22 (34.38%) Software Testing
7 19 (29.69%) System Testing
7 19 (29.69%) JavaScript
7 19 (29.69%) HTML
8 18 (28.13%) Regression Testing
9 17 (26.56%) QuickTest Pro
9 17 (26.56%) CSS
9 17 (26.56%) jQuery
9 17 (26.56%) Waterfall
10 14 (21.88%) ISEB
11 13 (20.31%) ISTQB
11 13 (20.31%) Automation Testing
12 10 (15.63%) Manual Testing
13 8 (12.50%) Automated Testing
13 8 (12.50%) Windows
13 8 (12.50%) Android
13 8 (12.50%) Apple iOS
14 6 (9.38%) Security Testing
14 6 (9.38%) C#
14 6 (9.38%) C++
14 6 (9.38%) Microsoft
14 6 (9.38%) XML
14 6 (9.38%) Manufacturing

Junior Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 4 (6.25%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.69%) SQLPlus
4 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.56%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 22 (34.38%) Selenium
2 17 (26.56%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (4.69%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (4.69%) Toad
4 2 (3.13%) WatiN
4 2 (3.13%) WebDriver
4 2 (3.13%) Cucumber
4 2 (3.13%) Calabash
4 2 (3.13%) NUnit
4 2 (3.13%) JIRA
5 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.56%) InstallShield
General
1 6 (9.38%) Manufacturing
2 4 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.56%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.56%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (29.69%) HTML
2 17 (26.56%) CSS
2 17 (26.56%) jQuery
3 6 (9.38%) XML
4 5 (7.81%) .NET
5 4 (6.25%) HTML5
6 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.56%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 26 (40.63%) Computer Science
2 23 (35.94%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.56%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.50%) Windows
1 8 (12.50%) Android
1 8 (12.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (39.06%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (34.38%) Software Testing
3 19 (29.69%) System Testing
4 18 (28.13%) Regression Testing
5 17 (26.56%) Waterfall
6 13 (20.31%) Automation Testing
7 10 (15.63%) Manual Testing
8 8 (12.50%) Automated Testing
9 6 (9.38%) Security Testing
9 6 (9.38%) Validation
10 5 (7.81%) Test Scripting
10 5 (7.81%) Performance Testing
11 4 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
12 3 (4.69%) Scrum
12 3 (4.69%) Test Strategy
13 2 (3.13%) Domain-Driven Design
13 2 (3.13%) Kanban
13 2 (3.13%) TDD
13 2 (3.13%) Workflow
13 2 (3.13%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 23 (35.94%) SQL
2 19 (29.69%) JavaScript
3 6 (9.38%) C#
3 6 (9.38%) C++
4 2 (3.13%) Python
5 1 (1.56%) VB6
5 1 (1.56%) Ruby
5 1 (1.56%) VB
5 1 (1.56%) Java
5 1 (1.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 39 (60.94%) Degree
2 14 (21.88%) ISEB
3 13 (20.31%) ISTQB
4 4 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.56%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (59.38%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (9.38%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (1.56%) Citrix
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