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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Junior Tester
Rank 788 805 839
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +34
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior Tester 92 74 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.083% 0.069% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.088% 0.073% 0.051%
Number of salaries quoted 66 69 52
Average salary £22,500 £23,500 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.25% +4.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £18,900 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £22,500 £22,500 £22,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.27%

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
104608 102056 108531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.68% 94.69% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 87149 82785 93534
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 £26,750 £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 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 24 December 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 24 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 +12 81 £24,500 +4.25% 5
London -8 24 £23,750 -10.37%
South East -7 23 £26,500 +1.92% 1
Berkshire +19 15 £20,000 -11.11% 1
Yorkshire -13 13 £21,500 +13.15%
Reading +10 9 £19,000 -15.55% 1
Surrey -8 7 £30,500 +10.90%
South Yorkshire -12 7 £21,500 +7.50%
Sheffield -15 7 £21,500 +7.50%
Wales +10 6 £22,250 +11.25%
West Yorkshire -1 6 £20,500 +7.89%
South Wales - 6 £22,250 -
South West - 6 £22,625 -
Newbury - 6 £26,500 -
Scotland +14 5 £32,500 +21.49%
Leeds -1 5 £25,000 +11.11%
North West -14 5 - -
Manchester -16 5 - -
East of England -18 5 £24,500 +13.95% 1
Bristol - 5 £20,250 -
Hertfordshire -14 4 £24,500 +13.95%
West Midlands -14 4 £22,000 +2.32% 2
Staffordshire - 4 £22,000 - 1
Walton-on-Thames - 4 £30,500 -
Edinburgh - 4 - -
Stafford - 4 £22,000 - 1
Stevenage - 3 £24,500 -
Cwmbran - 3 £22,500 -
Cardiff - 3 £22,000 -
Torfaen - 3 £22,500 -

Junior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 81 (51.27%) Degree
2 59 (37.34%) QA
3 45 (28.48%) SQL
4 38 (24.05%) Software Testing
5 34 (21.52%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (19.62%) Microsoft
7 29 (18.35%) CISSP
7 29 (18.35%) Retail
8 26 (16.46%) Computer Science
9 25 (15.82%) Analytical Skills
10 24 (15.19%) ISEB
10 24 (15.19%) System Testing
10 24 (15.19%) Cyber Security
11 23 (14.56%) ITIL
11 23 (14.56%) CISA
11 23 (14.56%) Risk Management
11 23 (14.56%) Stakeholder Management
11 23 (14.56%) Banking
11 23 (14.56%) Continuous Improvement
12 22 (13.92%) Windows
13 21 (13.29%) PRINCE2
13 21 (13.29%) Selenium
14 19 (12.03%) MS Excel
14 19 (12.03%) Regression Testing
15 18 (11.39%) ISTQB
16 16 (10.13%) SQL Server
17 15 (9.49%) JavaScript
17 15 (9.49%) Oracle
17 15 (9.49%) Test Scripting
18 14 (8.86%) Penetration Testing

Junior Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Applications
1 19 (12.03%) MS Excel
2 11 (6.96%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (3.80%) MS Office
4 1 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Exstream
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.53%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.90%) Internet
2 3 (1.90%) Network Security
3 1 (0.63%) Firewall
3 1 (0.63%) IPsec
3 1 (0.63%) VPN
3 1 (0.63%) SMTP
3 1 (0.63%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.13%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (3.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (3.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (1.90%) SQLPlus
3 3 (1.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.63%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 21 (13.29%) Selenium
2 10 (6.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (3.80%) Cucumber
4 5 (3.16%) InstallShield
4 5 (3.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (3.16%) WebDriver
5 3 (1.90%) NUnit
5 3 (1.90%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (1.90%) Toad
6 2 (1.27%) JIRA
6 2 (1.27%) Metasploit
6 2 (1.27%) WatiN
6 2 (1.27%) Calabash
7 1 (0.63%) UltraEdit
7 1 (0.63%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.63%) Concordion
7 1 (0.63%) Behat
7 1 (0.63%) Capybara
7 1 (0.63%) JBehave
7 1 (0.63%) RSpec
General
1 29 (18.35%) Retail
2 23 (14.56%) Banking
3 12 (7.59%) Finance
4 7 (4.43%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (3.80%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.90%) Law
7 2 (1.27%) Back Office
8 1 (0.63%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.63%) Games
8 1 (0.63%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.23%) HTML
1 13 (8.23%) XML
2 10 (6.33%) jQuery
2 10 (6.33%) CSS
3 8 (5.06%) .NET
4 3 (1.90%) Flash
5 2 (1.27%) WinForms
5 2 (1.27%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.27%) HTML5
5 2 (1.27%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 26 (16.46%) Computer Science
2 25 (15.82%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.53%) User Experience
4 3 (1.90%) Cryptography
5 2 (1.27%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.27%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.63%) iPhone
6 1 (0.63%) iPad
6 1 (0.63%) Spread Betting
6 1 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.63%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 22 (13.92%) Windows
2 10 (6.33%) Android
3 8 (5.06%) Linux
4 6 (3.80%) AIX
4 6 (3.80%) Apple iOS
5 5 (3.16%) UNIX
6 4 (2.53%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (24.05%) Software Testing
2 34 (21.52%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (15.19%) System Testing
3 24 (15.19%) Cyber Security
4 23 (14.56%) Continuous Improvement
4 23 (14.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 23 (14.56%) Risk Management
4 23 (14.56%) ITIL
5 21 (13.29%) PRINCE2
6 19 (12.03%) Regression Testing
7 15 (9.49%) Test Scripting
8 14 (8.86%) Manual Testing
8 14 (8.86%) Penetration Testing
9 13 (8.23%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (8.23%) Automation Testing
10 11 (6.96%) Waterfall
10 11 (6.96%) Automated Testing
10 11 (6.96%) Performance Testing
11 10 (6.33%) Ethical Hacking
12 9 (5.70%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 45 (28.48%) SQL
2 15 (9.49%) JavaScript
3 11 (6.96%) C#
3 11 (6.96%) Java
4 8 (5.06%) Ruby
4 8 (5.06%) C++
4 8 (5.06%) Perl
5 7 (4.43%) Python
6 4 (2.53%) PHP
Qualifications
1 81 (51.27%) Degree
2 29 (18.35%) CISSP
3 24 (15.19%) ISEB
4 23 (14.56%) CISA
5 18 (11.39%) ISTQB
6 8 (5.06%) CEH
7 6 (3.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (2.53%) Security Cleared
9 2 (1.27%) OSCP
9 2 (1.27%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.63%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (37.34%) QA
2 7 (4.43%) PCI DSS
2 7 (4.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (1.27%) Nmap
1 2 (1.27%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.27%) Nessus
2 1 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (19.62%) Microsoft
2 15 (9.49%) Oracle
3 6 (3.80%) LogRhythm
4 4 (2.53%) Red Hat
5 3 (1.90%) SAP
6 1 (0.63%) HP
6 1 (0.63%) Apple
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