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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Junior Tester
Rank 819 817 844
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior Tester 72 79 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.066% 0.068% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.072% 0.041%
Number of salaries quoted 66 50 36
Average salary £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £19,800 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £31,250 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £23,000 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +2.22%

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
102603 109261 101023
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.49% 94.29%
Number of salaries quoted 85657 88395 83850
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 +13 70 £25,000 - 15
London +14 21 £36,250 +45.00% 4
East of England +9 20 £30,000 +30.43% 1
Cambridgeshire +29 14 £30,000 +25.00%
Cambridge - 14 £30,000 -
South East -9 11 £25,000 - 2
Yorkshire +17 7 £28,500 +29.54%
City of London +33 6 £26,500 -37.64% 1
Hertfordshire +1 6 £24,000 +6.66% 1
Watford - 6 £24,000 - 1
Hampshire +24 5 £29,000 +16.00%
West Midlands - 5 £22,500 - 1
West Yorkshire +6 4 £25,750 +43.05%
Petersfield - 4 - -
Leeds +19 3 £25,000 -3.84%
Oxfordshire +6 3 £25,000 -
South Yorkshire +4 3 £40,000 +33.33%
Sheffield +1 3 £40,000 +33.33%
Warwickshire - 3 £22,000 -
Surrey +17 2 £26,000 +4.00% 1
North West 0 2 £18,250 +1.38% 4
Oxford -6 2 £25,000 -
South West -14 2 £26,250 +31.25%
Tyne and Wear - 2 £21,500 -
Devon - 2 £26,250 -
Solihull - 2 £23,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £21,500 -
Croydon - 2 £21,500 -
Exeter - 2 £26,250 -
Gateshead - 2 £21,500 -

Junior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 65 (57.02%) QA
2 47 (41.23%) Degree
3 42 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (36.84%) Java
4 39 (34.21%) Software Testing
5 35 (30.70%) SQL
6 32 (28.07%) Selenium
7 27 (23.68%) ISEB
8 26 (22.81%) Finance
9 24 (21.05%) ISTQB
10 23 (20.18%) Computer Science
11 22 (19.30%) C#
12 19 (16.67%) JMeter
13 18 (15.79%) Manual Testing
14 17 (14.91%) C++
15 16 (14.04%) User Acceptance Testing
15 16 (14.04%) Automated Testing
15 16 (14.04%) SDLC
16 15 (13.16%) Automation Testing
17 14 (12.28%) SoapUI
17 14 (12.28%) Windows
18 13 (11.40%) TDD
18 13 (11.40%) Scrum
19 12 (10.53%) Test Scripting
19 12 (10.53%) Visual Studio
19 12 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
20 11 (9.65%) User Experience
20 11 (9.65%) .NET
21 10 (8.77%) JavaScript
21 10 (8.77%) Linux

Junior Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 (2.63%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.88%) IIS
2 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.63%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.75%) Summit
2 1 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.88%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.88%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (3.51%) MySQL
4 3 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (2.63%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.75%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.75%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 32 (28.07%) Selenium
2 19 (16.67%) JMeter
3 14 (12.28%) SoapUI
4 12 (10.53%) Visual Studio
5 9 (7.89%) JUnit
6 7 (6.14%) Cucumber
7 5 (4.39%) Eclipse
7 5 (4.39%) JIRA
8 4 (3.51%) Mockito
8 4 (3.51%) JBehave
8 4 (3.51%) HP UFT
8 4 (3.51%) LoadRunner
8 4 (3.51%) Maven
8 4 (3.51%) Behat
9 3 (2.63%) NeoLoad
9 3 (2.63%) WebDriver
10 2 (1.75%) Metasploit
10 2 (1.75%) SpecFlow
10 2 (1.75%) Bugzilla
10 2 (1.75%) UltraEdit
General
1 26 (22.81%) Finance
2 4 (3.51%) Marketing
3 3 (2.63%) Automotive
3 3 (2.63%) Law
4 2 (1.75%) Games
4 2 (1.75%) Banking
4 2 (1.75%) Retail
4 2 (1.75%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.88%) Back Office
5 1 (0.88%) Electronics
5 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.65%) .NET
2 9 (7.89%) HTML
2 9 (7.89%) SOAP
3 8 (7.02%) CSS
4 5 (4.39%) Web Services
4 5 (4.39%) ASP.NET
5 4 (3.51%) Spring
6 3 (2.63%) WebCenter
7 2 (1.75%) XML
7 2 (1.75%) J2EE
8 1 (0.88%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.88%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 23 (20.18%) Computer Science
2 12 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (9.65%) User Experience
4 6 (5.26%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.51%) Statistics
5 4 (3.51%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.75%) Cryptography
6 2 (1.75%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.88%) Online Gambling
7 1 (0.88%) Telematics
7 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.88%) DTV
7 1 (0.88%) GIS
7 1 (0.88%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 14 (12.28%) Windows
2 10 (8.77%) Linux
3 6 (5.26%) Android
4 4 (3.51%) UNIX
4 4 (3.51%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.75%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.88%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (34.21%) Software Testing
3 18 (15.79%) Manual Testing
4 16 (14.04%) SDLC
4 16 (14.04%) Automated Testing
4 16 (14.04%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (13.16%) Automation Testing
6 13 (11.40%) TDD
6 13 (11.40%) Scrum
7 12 (10.53%) Test Scripting
8 10 (8.77%) System Testing
9 9 (7.89%) Test Automation
9 9 (7.89%) Web Testing
9 9 (7.89%) Regression Testing
10 7 (6.14%) Performance Testing
10 7 (6.14%) Software Engineering
10 7 (6.14%) BDD
11 6 (5.26%) Analytics
11 6 (5.26%) Information Security
11 6 (5.26%) OO
Programming Languages
1 42 (36.84%) Java
2 35 (30.70%) SQL
3 22 (19.30%) C#
4 17 (14.91%) C++
5 10 (8.77%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.63%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.75%) C
7 2 (1.75%) PHP
7 2 (1.75%) Python
7 2 (1.75%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.88%) VBScript
8 1 (0.88%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.88%) Perl
8 1 (0.88%) Delphi
8 1 (0.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 47 (41.23%) Degree
2 27 (23.68%) ISEB
3 24 (21.05%) ISTQB
4 10 (8.77%) Security Cleared
5 8 (7.02%) SC Cleared
6 6 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (3.51%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.75%) GPEN
8 2 (1.75%) OSCP
8 2 (1.75%) GIAC
9 1 (0.88%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.88%) CEH
9 1 (0.88%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (57.02%) QA
2 2 (1.75%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.75%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (1.75%) Nessus
1 2 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (7.02%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.14%) Oracle
3 3 (2.63%) IBM
4 2 (1.75%) HP
4 2 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.75%) BT
5 1 (0.88%) SAP
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