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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Junior Tester
Rank 838 833 865
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior Tester 64 43 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.040% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.043% 0.033%
Number of salaries quoted 45 39 27
Average salary £25,000 £22,500 £23,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £19,000 £18,100
10% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £28,000 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £22,500 £21,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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
108127 100585 110257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87510 83697 93999
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 19 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 19 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 +3 64 £25,000 +11.11% 10
East of England -8 18 £23,000 +8.87%
South East -10 16 £25,000 +11.11% 3
London -28 16 £30,000 +30.43% 3
Bedfordshire - 15 £23,000 -
Kent +4 6 £31,250 +25.00%
Hampshire -4 6 £25,000 -9.09%
South West -25 6 £20,000 - 2
Folkestone - 6 £31,250 -
Fareham -2 5 - -
Yorkshire -33 5 £30,000 +15.38%
Berkshire +2 4 £25,000 +11.11% 1
Bristol -4 3 £20,000 - 1
Sheffield - 3 £30,000 -
South Yorkshire - 3 £30,000 -
Hertfordshire -8 2 £22,500 -
West Midlands -10 2 £20,250 -10.00% 1
West Yorkshire -36 2 £18,000 -30.76%
Wiltshire - 2 £22,500 -
Staffordshire - 2 £20,250 - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 £20,250 -
Luton - 2 - -
Royston - 2 £22,500 -
Guildford +11 1 £25,000 +42.85%
City of London +4 1 £42,500 +9.67%
Manchester +1 1 £18,000 +2.85% 1
Surrey 0 1 £25,000 +47.05% 1
Reading -7 1 £25,000 +11.11% 1
North West -17 1 £18,000 +2.85% 1
Leeds -29 1 - -

Junior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 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 94 (61.04%) Degree
2 58 (37.66%) QA
3 48 (31.17%) Software Testing
4 47 (30.52%) Computer Science
5 40 (25.97%) Finance
6 37 (24.03%) System Testing
7 30 (19.48%) Agile Software Development
8 27 (17.53%) SQL
8 27 (17.53%) Manual Testing
9 26 (16.88%) Microsoft
10 23 (14.94%) ISEB
11 22 (14.29%) MS Excel
12 21 (13.64%) Regression Testing
13 20 (12.99%) Java
14 18 (11.69%) Windows
15 17 (11.04%) Oracle
15 17 (11.04%) User Acceptance Testing
16 16 (10.39%) Test Scripting
16 16 (10.39%) ISTQB
17 15 (9.74%) Ethical Hacking
17 15 (9.74%) Penetration Testing
18 14 (9.09%) Electronics
19 13 (8.44%) .NET
19 13 (8.44%) MS PowerPoint
19 13 (8.44%) Automation Testing
20 12 (7.79%) Selenium
20 12 (7.79%) Automated Testing
20 12 (7.79%) SQL Server
21 11 (7.14%) Linux
21 11 (7.14%) Scrum

Junior Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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.

Applications
1 22 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 13 (8.44%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (5.84%) MS Office
4 1 (0.65%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Exstream
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.19%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.95%) Internet
3 2 (1.30%) Network Security
4 1 (0.65%) Firewall
4 1 (0.65%) IPsec
4 1 (0.65%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.65%) VPN
4 1 (0.65%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.65%) SMTP
4 1 (0.65%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.79%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.95%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (7.79%) Selenium
2 7 (4.55%) TestComplete
3 4 (2.60%) FitNesse
3 4 (2.60%) SilkTest
4 3 (1.95%) JUnit
4 3 (1.95%) WebDriver
4 3 (1.95%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.30%) Flex Builder
5 2 (1.30%) JSUnit
5 2 (1.30%) Ant
5 2 (1.30%) CruiseControl
5 2 (1.30%) jMock
6 1 (0.65%) WATIR
6 1 (0.65%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.65%) NUnit
6 1 (0.65%) RSpec
6 1 (0.65%) JBehave
6 1 (0.65%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.65%) Concordion
6 1 (0.65%) Behat
General
1 40 (25.97%) Finance
2 14 (9.09%) Electronics
3 4 (2.60%) Retail
4 3 (1.95%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (1.95%) Law
5 2 (1.30%) Advertising
5 2 (1.30%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.30%) Front Office
5 2 (1.30%) Banking
6 1 (0.65%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.44%) .NET
2 4 (2.60%) XML
3 2 (1.30%) Flash
3 2 (1.30%) Apache Flex
3 2 (1.30%) HTML5
3 2 (1.30%) HTML
4 1 (0.65%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (0.65%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 47 (30.52%) Computer Science
2 9 (5.84%) Mathematics
3 6 (3.90%) Derivative
4 5 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.60%) User Experience
6 3 (1.95%) Digital Media
6 3 (1.95%) Open Source
6 3 (1.95%) Cryptography
6 3 (1.95%) Spread Betting
7 2 (1.30%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.65%) Online Games
8 1 (0.65%) iPhone
8 1 (0.65%) NHS
8 1 (0.65%) Video Editing
8 1 (0.65%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 18 (11.69%) Windows
2 11 (7.14%) Linux
3 6 (3.90%) AIX
4 2 (1.30%) Android
4 2 (1.30%) UNIX
5 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.65%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.65%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.65%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (31.17%) Software Testing
2 37 (24.03%) System Testing
3 30 (19.48%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (17.53%) Manual Testing
5 21 (13.64%) Regression Testing
6 17 (11.04%) User Acceptance Testing
7 16 (10.39%) Test Scripting
8 15 (9.74%) Penetration Testing
8 15 (9.74%) Ethical Hacking
9 13 (8.44%) Automation Testing
10 12 (7.79%) Automated Testing
11 11 (7.14%) Scrum
12 10 (6.49%) Multithreading
13 9 (5.84%) Information Security
14 8 (5.19%) Test Automation
15 7 (4.55%) OWASP
15 7 (4.55%) Security Testing
16 6 (3.90%) Performance Testing
16 6 (3.90%) RUP
16 6 (3.90%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 27 (17.53%) SQL
2 20 (12.99%) Java
3 10 (6.49%) JavaScript
4 8 (5.19%) C++
4 8 (5.19%) Python
5 7 (4.55%) Ruby
5 7 (4.55%) C#
6 6 (3.90%) PHP
7 5 (3.25%) F#
8 2 (1.30%) Lua
8 2 (1.30%) C
8 2 (1.30%) ActionScript
9 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.65%) VB
9 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 94 (61.04%) Degree
2 23 (14.94%) ISEB
3 16 (10.39%) ISTQB
4 8 (5.19%) CEH
4 8 (5.19%) CISSP
5 7 (4.55%) HNC
5 7 (4.55%) HND
6 4 (2.60%) Oracle Certification
6 4 (2.60%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.30%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.65%) OSCP
8 1 (0.65%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (37.66%) QA
2 8 (5.19%) PCI DSS
2 8 (5.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.65%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.65%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 1 (0.65%) Nessus
1 1 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (16.88%) Microsoft
2 17 (11.04%) Oracle
3 6 (3.90%) LogRhythm
4 3 (1.95%) SAP
5 2 (1.30%) Sony
5 2 (1.30%) Adobe
5 2 (1.30%) HP
6 1 (0.65%) Apple
6 1 (0.65%) Telerik
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £19,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Staffordshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: To £25k + bns + pkg
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 to £22000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £33,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £18000.00 - £21000.00 per annum + 10% bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £38335 - £47355 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 7 days ago