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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Junior Software Tester
Rank 858 870 877
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior Software Tester 37 29 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.026% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.028% 0.015%
Number of salaries quoted 36 28 16
Average salary £21,750 £19,875 £21,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.43% -5.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £18,000 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £22,500
UK excluding London average salary £21,500 £21,500 £21,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.38%

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
106313 103834 110138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.66% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88520 84369 94875
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £26,500 £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
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Junior Software Tester over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 within the UK.

Junior Software Tester Salary Histogram 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 18 December 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 +17 37 £21,750 +10.12% 2
South East +13 17 £20,000 -14.89% 1
Berkshire +20 16 £19,500 -17.02% 1
Reading - 10 £19,000 - 1
Yorkshire -24 7 £21,500 +13.15%
Sheffield - 6 £21,500 -
Newbury - 6 £26,500 -
South Yorkshire - 6 £21,500 -
West Midlands 0 4 £23,500 +9.30%
East of England -20 4 £24,500 +23.27%
Staffordshire - 4 £23,500 -
Hertfordshire - 4 £24,500 -
Stafford - 4 £23,500 -
Stevenage - 3 £24,500 -
South West - 3 £20,250 -
London +21 2 £28,500 +58.33%
Somerset - 2 £22,500 -
Surrey -6 1 £30,500 +17.30%
West Yorkshire -20 1 £16,000 -15.78%
Bath - 1 £20,000 -
Bristol - 1 £20,250 -
Castleford - 1 £16,000 -
Walton-on-Thames - 1 £30,500 -
Yeovil - 1 £25,000 -

Junior Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 27 (57.45%) QA
2 25 (53.19%) Degree
3 22 (46.81%) Software Testing
4 21 (44.68%) SQL
5 19 (40.43%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (38.30%) Computer Science
6 18 (38.30%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (31.91%) ISEB
8 14 (29.79%) Selenium
9 13 (27.66%) Regression Testing
10 11 (23.40%) Manual Testing
11 10 (21.28%) System Testing
11 10 (21.28%) Waterfall
11 10 (21.28%) CSS
11 10 (21.28%) JavaScript
11 10 (21.28%) HTML
11 10 (21.28%) QuickTest Pro
11 10 (21.28%) jQuery
11 10 (21.28%) ISTQB
12 8 (17.02%) Automated Testing
12 8 (17.02%) Automation Testing
13 7 (14.89%) Performance Testing
13 7 (14.89%) MS Excel
14 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
14 6 (12.77%) XML
14 6 (12.77%) Windows
14 6 (12.77%) Manufacturing
14 6 (12.77%) Validation
14 6 (12.77%) Security Testing
14 6 (12.77%) Test Scripting

Junior Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 7 (14.89%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.38%) MS Office
3 1 (2.13%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
1 4 (8.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 4 (8.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (8.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (6.38%) SQLPlus
3 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (2.13%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 14 (29.79%) Selenium
2 10 (21.28%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (6.38%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (6.38%) Toad
4 2 (4.26%) WatiN
4 2 (4.26%) WebDriver
4 2 (4.26%) Cucumber
4 2 (4.26%) Calabash
4 2 (4.26%) NUnit
4 2 (4.26%) JIRA
5 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.13%) InstallShield
General
1 6 (12.77%) Manufacturing
2 4 (8.51%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (6.38%) Retail
4 2 (4.26%) Finance
5 1 (2.13%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (21.28%) HTML
1 10 (21.28%) CSS
1 10 (21.28%) jQuery
2 6 (12.77%) XML
3 3 (6.38%) .NET
4 2 (4.26%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 18 (38.30%) Computer Science
1 18 (38.30%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.26%) User Experience
3 1 (2.13%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.77%) Windows
2 3 (6.38%) Android
2 3 (6.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (46.81%) Software Testing
2 19 (40.43%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (27.66%) Regression Testing
4 11 (23.40%) Manual Testing
5 10 (21.28%) System Testing
5 10 (21.28%) Waterfall
6 8 (17.02%) Automation Testing
6 8 (17.02%) Automated Testing
7 7 (14.89%) Performance Testing
8 6 (12.77%) Security Testing
8 6 (12.77%) Test Scripting
8 6 (12.77%) Validation
9 5 (10.64%) Scrum
10 4 (8.51%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (6.38%) Test Strategy
12 2 (4.26%) User Stories
12 2 (4.26%) Mentoring
12 2 (4.26%) Kanban
12 2 (4.26%) Domain-Driven Design
12 2 (4.26%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 21 (44.68%) SQL
2 10 (21.28%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.26%) C#
3 2 (4.26%) C++
3 2 (4.26%) Python
4 1 (2.13%) Ruby
4 1 (2.13%) Java
4 1 (2.13%) Perl
Qualifications
1 25 (53.19%) Degree
2 15 (31.91%) ISEB
3 10 (21.28%) ISTQB
4 4 (8.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (57.45%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.38%) Oracle
3 2 (4.26%) SAP
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