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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Junior Tester
Rank 846 882 808
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -74
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior Tester 57 58 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.048% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.051% 0.068%
Number of salaries quoted 56 45 62
Average salary £22,500 £25,000 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £20,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £32,500 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £21,000 £25,000 £22,500
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +11.11%

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
104884 114227 107029
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.65% 94.59% 94.74%
Number of salaries quoted 85795 92537 89098
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% 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 17 April 2015 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 17 April 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 +31 57 £22,500 -10.00% 5
London -5 17 £25,000 - 2
South East +1 8 £19,500 -22.00% 2
South West -7 7 £22,000 +7.31% 1
City of London +33 6 £22,500 - 2
East Midlands +18 6 £20,500 -18.00%
Yorkshire +15 6 £21,000 -19.23%
Berkshire +8 6 £19,500 -
Reading - 6 £19,500 -
Harrogate - 5 £21,000 -
Nottingham - 5 £20,500 -
North Yorkshire - 5 £21,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 5 £20,500 -
East of England +25 4 £25,000 -19.35%
North West +5 4 £19,750 -28.18%
West Midlands -14 4 £25,000 +25.00%
Warwickshire - 4 £25,000 -
Warwick - 4 £25,000 -
Cambridge +10 3 £25,000 -19.35%
Cambridgeshire +7 3 £25,000 -19.35%
Gloucestershire - 3 £28,500 -
Somerset - 3 £20,000 -
Bath - 3 £20,000 -
Gloucester - 3 £28,500 -
Manchester - 2 £18,000 -
Croydon +14 1 £17,000 -47.69%
Chester +11 1 £25,000 -9.09%
Cheshire +4 1 £25,000 -9.09%
Bristol +3 1 £22,000 +7.31% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £24,000 -

Junior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 66 (50.00%) QA
2 50 (37.88%) Degree
3 47 (35.61%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (26.52%) SQL
5 34 (25.76%) Selenium
6 29 (21.97%) Software Testing
7 28 (21.21%) Computer Science
7 28 (21.21%) Regression Testing
8 27 (20.45%) ISEB
9 26 (19.70%) Analytical Skills
10 24 (18.18%) JavaScript
11 23 (17.42%) C#
12 21 (15.91%) HTML
13 20 (15.15%) ISTQB
13 20 (15.15%) Automation Testing
14 19 (14.39%) System Testing
15 18 (13.64%) Android
16 17 (12.88%) Manual Testing
16 17 (12.88%) Test Scripting
16 17 (12.88%) Waterfall
16 17 (12.88%) Apple iOS
16 17 (12.88%) Java
17 16 (12.12%) Windows
17 16 (12.12%) QuickTest Pro
18 15 (11.36%) CSS
18 15 (11.36%) jQuery
19 13 (9.85%) C++
19 13 (9.85%) .NET
19 13 (9.85%) SQL Server
20 11 (8.33%) Retail

Junior Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 3 (2.27%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.76%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (2.27%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.52%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.03%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.76%) DNS
2 1 (0.76%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.85%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (4.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (2.27%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (2.27%) SQLPlus
5 1 (0.76%) MySQL
5 1 (0.76%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 34 (25.76%) Selenium
2 16 (12.12%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (6.82%) Cucumber
4 6 (4.55%) WebDriver
5 4 (3.03%) JIRA
5 4 (3.03%) JMeter
5 4 (3.03%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.27%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (2.27%) Toad
6 3 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.27%) SpecFlow
6 3 (2.27%) Calabash
6 3 (2.27%) NeoLoad
7 2 (1.52%) UltraEdit
7 2 (1.52%) WatiN
7 2 (1.52%) InstallShield
7 2 (1.52%) Bugzilla
7 2 (1.52%) NUnit
8 1 (0.76%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.76%) JUnit
General
1 11 (8.33%) Retail
2 9 (6.82%) Finance
3 8 (6.06%) Banking
4 3 (2.27%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.27%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.52%) Back Office
6 1 (0.76%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.76%) Law
6 1 (0.76%) Games
6 1 (0.76%) Billing
6 1 (0.76%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (15.91%) HTML
2 15 (11.36%) CSS
2 15 (11.36%) jQuery
3 13 (9.85%) .NET
4 8 (6.06%) XML
5 4 (3.03%) HTML5
6 3 (2.27%) ASP.NET
6 3 (2.27%) WinForms
7 2 (1.52%) Flash
8 1 (0.76%) iOS SDK
8 1 (0.76%) Android SDK
8 1 (0.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (0.76%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.76%) WCF
8 1 (0.76%) WPF
8 1 (0.76%) J2EE
8 1 (0.76%) SOAP
8 1 (0.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 28 (21.21%) Computer Science
2 26 (19.70%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.06%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.52%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.52%) Statistics
5 1 (0.76%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 18 (13.64%) Android
2 17 (12.88%) Apple iOS
3 16 (12.12%) Windows
4 7 (5.30%) Linux
5 4 (3.03%) UNIX
6 2 (1.52%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (35.61%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (21.97%) Software Testing
3 28 (21.21%) Regression Testing
4 20 (15.15%) Automation Testing
5 19 (14.39%) System Testing
6 17 (12.88%) Waterfall
6 17 (12.88%) Test Scripting
6 17 (12.88%) Manual Testing
7 10 (7.58%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (6.82%) Automated Testing
9 8 (6.06%) Performance Testing
9 8 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (5.30%) Scrum
10 7 (5.30%) Test Automation
11 6 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (4.55%) Test Strategy
11 6 (4.55%) Cyber Security
11 6 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (4.55%) Risk Management
11 6 (4.55%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 35 (26.52%) SQL
2 24 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 23 (17.42%) C#
4 17 (12.88%) Java
5 13 (9.85%) C++
6 8 (6.06%) Ruby
7 6 (4.55%) Perl
8 5 (3.79%) Python
9 3 (2.27%) PHP
9 3 (2.27%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.52%) VBScript
10 2 (1.52%) VB
10 2 (1.52%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.76%) Delphi
11 1 (0.76%) C
11 1 (0.76%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.76%) VB6
Qualifications
1 50 (37.88%) Degree
2 27 (20.45%) ISEB
3 20 (15.15%) ISTQB
4 10 (7.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (4.55%) CISSP
5 6 (4.55%) CISA
6 4 (3.03%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.52%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.52%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.76%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.30%) Oracle
3 2 (1.52%) Red Hat
3 2 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.76%) Google
4 1 (0.76%) Citrix
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