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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Junior Software Tester
Rank 886 894 868
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -26
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior Software Tester 18 15 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.013% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.014% 0.009%
Number of salaries quoted 18 9 6
Average salary £22,250 £22,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.11% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,350 £20,000 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,200 £26,750
UK excluding London average salary £22,750 £22,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year
+1.11% -10.00%

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
102778 107783 99441
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.50% 94.26%
Number of salaries quoted 85796 87187 82527
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 4 September 2015 within the UK.

Junior Software Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Junior Software Tester
Top 29 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 4 September 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 +11 17 £22,500 - 7
West Midlands - 5 £22,500 - 1
Warwickshire - 3 £22,000 -
Yorkshire +13 2 £25,500 -1.92%
West Yorkshire +10 2 £25,500 -1.92%
Leeds +8 2 £25,500 -1.92%
East of England -1 2 £31,250 +38.88%
South West -17 2 £26,250 +31.25%
London - 2 £21,500 -
North East - 2 £21,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £31,250 -
Solihull - 2 £23,000 -
Exeter - 2 £26,250 -
Devon - 2 £26,250 -
Gateshead - 2 £21,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £21,500 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £21,500 -
Cambridge - 2 £31,250 -
South East +5 1 £25,000 - 1
North West - 1 £17,500 - 1
Wales - 1 £20,000 -
Swansea - 1 £20,000 -
Wilmslow - 1 £17,500 -
Croydon - 1 £21,500 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £21,500 -
Cheshire - 1 £17,500 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £25,000 -
West Wales - 1 £20,000 -
Oxford - 1 £25,000 -

Junior Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 17 (60.71%) Degree
2 13 (46.43%) Software Testing
3 12 (42.86%) QA
4 10 (35.71%) Manual Testing
5 9 (32.14%) Automated Testing
5 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (28.57%) Computer Science
7 7 (25.00%) ISEB
8 6 (21.43%) Java
8 6 (21.43%) SQL
8 6 (21.43%) Selenium
9 5 (17.86%) Software Engineering
9 5 (17.86%) ISTQB
9 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
9 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
9 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (17.86%) SDLC
10 4 (14.29%) Regression Testing
11 3 (10.71%) JMeter
11 3 (10.71%) Scrum
11 3 (10.71%) Marketing
11 3 (10.71%) .NET
11 3 (10.71%) C#
11 3 (10.71%) HTML
11 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
11 3 (10.71%) Test Automation
11 3 (10.71%) Test Scripting
11 3 (10.71%) Automation Testing
12 2 (7.14%) Relational Database
12 2 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Junior Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Summit
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Selenium
2 3 (10.71%) JMeter
3 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
3 2 (7.14%) Cucumber
3 2 (7.14%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.57%) Calabash
4 1 (3.57%) RSpec
4 1 (3.57%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.57%) LoadRunner
4 1 (3.57%) JIRA
4 1 (3.57%) JUnit
General
1 3 (10.71%) Marketing
2 2 (7.14%) Automotive
3 1 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.57%) Back Office
3 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) HTML
1 3 (10.71%) .NET
2 2 (7.14%) CSS
3 1 (3.57%) XML
3 1 (3.57%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.14%) Credit Risk
3 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (7.14%) User Experience
4 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.57%) GIS
4 1 (3.57%) Statistics
4 1 (3.57%) Telematics
4 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Windows
1 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
1 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (3.57%) Linux
2 1 (3.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) Software Testing
2 10 (35.71%) Manual Testing
3 9 (32.14%) Automated Testing
3 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (17.86%) Software Engineering
4 5 (17.86%) SDLC
5 4 (14.29%) Regression Testing
6 3 (10.71%) Scrum
6 3 (10.71%) Test Scripting
6 3 (10.71%) Automation Testing
6 3 (10.71%) Test Automation
7 2 (7.14%) Product Management
7 2 (7.14%) BDD
7 2 (7.14%) Test Strategy
7 2 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (7.14%) System Testing
7 2 (7.14%) TDD
7 2 (7.14%) OOP
7 2 (7.14%) OO
8 1 (3.57%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) Java
1 6 (21.43%) SQL
2 3 (10.71%) C#
3 2 (7.14%) C++
4 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.57%) PHP
4 1 (3.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (60.71%) Degree
2 7 (25.00%) ISEB
3 5 (17.86%) ISTQB
4 2 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (3.57%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (42.86%) QA
2 2 (7.14%) ISO 9001
2 2 (7.14%) ISO 14001
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.57%) BT
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