The table below looks at the statistics for the Junior 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Junior Tester
Rank 828 833 852
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior Tester 79 41 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.038% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% 0.041% 0.037%
Number of salaries quoted 49 36 29
Average salary £25,000 £22,500 £24,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -8.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,750 £19,500 £17,900
10% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £30,000 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £23,000 £22,500 £21,500
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +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
109120 101188 111394
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.40% 94.25% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 88233 84007 95056
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 Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Junior Tester in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Junior Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Junior Tester
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Junior Tester within the UK.

Junior Tester Salary Trend in the UK

Junior Tester
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Junior Tester over the 3 months to 2 September 2014 within the UK.

Junior Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Junior Tester
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Junior Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 2 September 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 +11 78 £25,000 +11.11% 6
South East -7 25 £25,000 +11.11% 1
East of England - 21 £23,000 -
London -4 20 £25,000 +5.26% 2
Bedfordshire - 18 £23,000 -
South West -23 7 £20,000 -
Kent +4 6 £31,250 +25.00%
Hampshire -3 6 £25,000 -
Berkshire -4 6 £25,000 +11.11% 1
East Sussex - 6 - -
Brighton - 6 - -
Folkestone - 6 £31,250 -
Fareham -5 5 - -
Luton - 4 - -
Bristol 0 3 £20,000 -
Yorkshire -42 3 £22,000 -21.42% 1
Wiltshire -10 2 £22,500 +28.57%
West Yorkshire -22 2 £18,000 -35.71%
Hertfordshire - 2 £22,500 -
Royston - 2 £22,500 -
Oxfordshire +8 1 - -
City of London +6 1 £42,500 +41.66%
Leicestershire +5 1 £22,500 +18.42%
Leicester 0 1 £22,500 +18.42%
East Midlands -2 1 £22,500 +18.42%
Manchester -6 1 £18,000 +2.85% 1
Reading -7 1 £25,000 +11.11%
Dorset -7 1 £19,000 -5.00%
Surrey -8 1 £25,000 +25.00%
North West -23 1 £18,000 +2.85% 2

Junior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Junior 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 Tester in their job title.

1 90 (58.06%) Degree
2 66 (42.58%) QA
3 50 (32.26%) Computer Science
4 48 (30.97%) Software Testing
5 42 (27.10%) Finance
6 39 (25.16%) System Testing
7 28 (18.06%) ISEB
8 27 (17.42%) SQL
8 27 (17.42%) Manual Testing
9 26 (16.77%) Agile Software Development
9 26 (16.77%) Microsoft
10 24 (15.48%) Regression Testing
11 23 (14.84%) MS Excel
12 20 (12.90%) Java
12 20 (12.90%) ISTQB
13 18 (11.61%) Windows
13 18 (11.61%) User Acceptance Testing
13 18 (11.61%) Test Scripting
14 17 (10.97%) Oracle
15 15 (9.68%) .NET
16 14 (9.03%) Electronics
16 14 (9.03%) Automation Testing
17 13 (8.39%) MS PowerPoint
17 13 (8.39%) Penetration Testing
17 13 (8.39%) Automated Testing
17 13 (8.39%) JavaScript
18 12 (7.74%) Ethical Hacking
19 11 (7.10%) Scrum
19 11 (7.10%) SQL Server
19 11 (7.10%) Linux

Junior Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Junior 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 Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 23 (14.84%) MS Excel
2 13 (8.39%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (5.81%) MS Office
4 1 (0.65%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Exstream
1 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.52%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.94%) Internet
3 1 (0.65%) Firewall
3 1 (0.65%) IPsec
3 1 (0.65%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.65%) VPN
3 1 (0.65%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.65%) SMTP
3 1 (0.65%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.10%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.94%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (7.10%) Selenium
2 9 (5.81%) TestComplete
3 5 (3.23%) FitNesse
4 4 (2.58%) SilkTest
4 4 (2.58%) JUnit
4 4 (2.58%) WebDriver
5 3 (1.94%) Cucumber
5 3 (1.94%) JSUnit
5 3 (1.94%) Ant
5 3 (1.94%) CruiseControl
5 3 (1.94%) jMock
6 2 (1.29%) Flex Builder
7 1 (0.65%) RSpec
7 1 (0.65%) JBehave
7 1 (0.65%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.65%) Concordion
7 1 (0.65%) Behat
7 1 (0.65%) UltraEdit
7 1 (0.65%) JIRA
7 1 (0.65%) WATIR
General
1 42 (27.10%) Finance
2 14 (9.03%) Electronics
3 4 (2.58%) Retail
4 3 (1.94%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.29%) Front Office
5 2 (1.29%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.29%) Law
5 2 (1.29%) Advertising
6 1 (0.65%) Games
6 1 (0.65%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.68%) .NET
2 4 (2.58%) XML
3 2 (1.29%) Flash
3 2 (1.29%) Apache Flex
3 2 (1.29%) HTML5
3 2 (1.29%) HTML
4 1 (0.65%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (0.65%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 50 (32.26%) Computer Science
2 10 (6.45%) Mathematics
3 6 (3.87%) Derivative
4 4 (2.58%) Open Source
5 3 (1.94%) Digital Media
5 3 (1.94%) Spread Betting
6 2 (1.29%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.65%) NHS
7 1 (0.65%) Video Editing
7 1 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.65%) Online Games
7 1 (0.65%) iPhone
7 1 (0.65%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 18 (11.61%) Windows
2 11 (7.10%) Linux
3 6 (3.87%) AIX
4 3 (1.94%) UNIX
5 2 (1.29%) Android
6 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.65%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.65%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.65%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (30.97%) Software Testing
2 39 (25.16%) System Testing
3 27 (17.42%) Manual Testing
4 26 (16.77%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (15.48%) Regression Testing
6 18 (11.61%) User Acceptance Testing
6 18 (11.61%) Test Scripting
7 14 (9.03%) Automation Testing
8 13 (8.39%) Penetration Testing
8 13 (8.39%) Automated Testing
9 12 (7.74%) Ethical Hacking
10 11 (7.10%) Scrum
10 11 (7.10%) Multithreading
11 10 (6.45%) Test Automation
12 7 (4.52%) OWASP
12 7 (4.52%) Information Security
13 6 (3.87%) RUP
13 6 (3.87%) DSDM
13 6 (3.87%) Performance Testing
13 6 (3.87%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 27 (17.42%) SQL
2 20 (12.90%) Java
3 13 (8.39%) JavaScript
4 9 (5.81%) C++
4 9 (5.81%) Python
5 7 (4.52%) Ruby
5 7 (4.52%) C#
6 5 (3.23%) F#
7 4 (2.58%) PHP
8 3 (1.94%) C
8 3 (1.94%) Lua
9 2 (1.29%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.65%) VB
10 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 90 (58.06%) Degree
2 28 (18.06%) ISEB
3 20 (12.90%) ISTQB
4 7 (4.52%) CEH
4 7 (4.52%) CISSP
4 7 (4.52%) HNC
4 7 (4.52%) HND
5 6 (3.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (2.58%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (1.29%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (42.58%) QA
2 7 (4.52%) PCI DSS
2 7 (4.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.65%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (16.77%) Microsoft
2 17 (10.97%) Oracle
3 6 (3.87%) LogRhythm
4 3 (1.94%) SAP
4 3 (1.94%) HP
5 2 (1.29%) Sony
5 2 (1.29%) Adobe
6 1 (0.65%) Telerik
6 1 (0.65%) Apple
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