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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Junior Tester
Rank 892 867 892
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior Tester 56 75 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.055% 0.070% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.058% 0.073% 0.059%
Number of salaries quoted 56 74 57
Average salary £22,500 £22,500 £23,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £19,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £34,250 £31,000
UK excluding London average salary £22,500 £22,000 £23,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -6.38%

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
97345 102801 101131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.11% 96.45% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 81678 85210 81441
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 9 February 2016 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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 55 £22,500 - 11
South East +4 19 £22,500 +12.50% 3
London +1 13 £27,500 +22.22% 4
Yorkshire +27 11 £21,500 - 3
North Yorkshire - 6 £21,500 -
Hampshire +22 5 £22,500 +4.65% 1
Surrey +9 5 £27,500 -38.88% 2
East of England -2 5 £23,000 -8.00%
Oxfordshire - 5 £20,000 -
Abingdon - 5 £20,000 -
Southampton - 5 £22,500 - 1
South West -2 4 £22,500 -10.00%
Middlesbrough - 4 £21,500 -
City of London +56 3 £26,000 +15.55% 1
Hertfordshire +6 3 £25,000 +2.04%
Walton-on-Thames 0 3 £27,500 -9.83% 2
Buckinghamshire - 3 £21,500 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £21,500 -
Bristol - 2 £21,250 -
Skipton - 2 £21,000 -
Suffolk - 2 £22,500 -
Newbury +16 1 £19,000 -28.30%
East Midlands +1 1 £17,000 -17.07%
Staffordshire 0 1 £17,000 -20.93%
Somerset -8 1 £26,500 +6.00%
West Midlands -14 1 £17,000 -22.72%
Berkshire -19 1 £19,000 -
Wiltshire - 1 £22,500 -
North West - 1 £25,000 - 1
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £23,000 -

Junior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 53 (39.55%) Degree
2 51 (38.06%) QA
3 43 (32.09%) Software Testing
4 36 (26.87%) Java
5 33 (24.63%) Manual Testing
6 30 (22.39%) Selenium
7 28 (20.90%) SQL
7 28 (20.90%) Windows
8 27 (20.15%) Agile Software Development
9 25 (18.66%) ISEB
10 24 (17.91%) Unix
11 23 (17.16%) Automated Testing
11 23 (17.16%) Analytical Skills
12 21 (15.67%) Computer Science
12 21 (15.67%) C#
13 19 (14.18%) Automation Testing
14 17 (12.69%) Finance
15 16 (11.94%) Python
15 16 (11.94%) Linux
16 15 (11.19%) Test Scripting
16 15 (11.19%) C++
16 15 (11.19%) SDLC
17 14 (10.45%) ISTQB
18 12 (8.96%) JIRA
18 12 (8.96%) Test Management
18 12 (8.96%) System Testing
18 12 (8.96%) SoapUI
18 12 (8.96%) Information Security
18 12 (8.96%) Penetration Testing
18 12 (8.96%) .NET

Junior Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 (1.49%) Confluence
2 1 (0.75%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (7.46%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.48%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.24%) SaaS
2 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.21%) Network Security
2 5 (3.73%) TCP/IP
2 5 (3.73%) Wireless
2 5 (3.73%) Wireless Security
3 4 (2.99%) Internet
3 4 (2.99%) Wireshark
4 3 (2.24%) SIGTRAN
4 3 (2.24%) SS7
5 2 (1.49%) 2G
5 2 (1.49%) 3G
5 2 (1.49%) 4G
5 2 (1.49%) Diameter Protocol
5 2 (1.49%) GGSN
5 2 (1.49%) GPRS
5 2 (1.49%) GSM
5 2 (1.49%) SCCP
5 2 (1.49%) SGSN
5 2 (1.49%) SMPP
5 2 (1.49%) SMS
5 2 (1.49%) TCAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.21%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (2.99%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (2.24%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.75%) Big Data
5 1 (0.75%) GIS
5 1 (0.75%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.75%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 30 (22.39%) Selenium
2 12 (8.96%) JIRA
2 12 (8.96%) SoapUI
3 8 (5.97%) JMeter
4 6 (4.48%) JUnit
5 5 (3.73%) Eclipse
5 5 (3.73%) WebDriver
6 4 (2.99%) Cucumber
6 4 (2.99%) Ranorex
6 4 (2.99%) Redmine
7 3 (2.24%) HP UFT
7 3 (2.24%) SpecFlow
7 3 (2.24%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.49%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.75%) Bugzilla
General
1 17 (12.69%) Finance
2 7 (5.22%) Games
3 6 (4.48%) Automotive
4 5 (3.73%) Publishing
5 4 (2.99%) Electronics
5 4 (2.99%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.49%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.49%) iGaming
6 2 (1.49%) Marketing
6 2 (1.49%) Retail
7 1 (0.75%) Advertising
7 1 (0.75%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.96%) .NET
2 6 (4.48%) Web Services
2 6 (4.48%) XML
3 5 (3.73%) SOAP
4 4 (2.99%) jQuery
4 4 (2.99%) JSON
4 4 (2.99%) RESTful
5 3 (2.24%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.49%) Flash
6 2 (1.49%) Middleware
7 1 (0.75%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.75%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 23 (17.16%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (15.67%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.22%) Mathematics
3 7 (5.22%) Mobile App
4 6 (4.48%) Statistics
5 5 (3.73%) iSeries
5 5 (3.73%) User Experience
6 3 (2.24%) Animation
6 3 (2.24%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.49%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.49%) Mobile Games
7 2 (1.49%) Online Games
7 2 (1.49%) Physics
8 1 (0.75%) CESG
8 1 (0.75%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.75%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.75%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 28 (20.90%) Windows
2 24 (17.91%) Unix
3 16 (11.94%) Linux
4 8 (5.97%) Solaris
5 5 (3.73%) AIX
5 5 (3.73%) CentOS
5 5 (3.73%) Mac OS
5 5 (3.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (3.73%) Windows 8
5 5 (3.73%) Windows Server
5 5 (3.73%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (3.73%) Windows Vista
5 5 (3.73%) Windows XP
6 4 (2.99%) Android
6 4 (2.99%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.75%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.75%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (32.09%) Software Testing
2 33 (24.63%) Manual Testing
3 27 (20.15%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (17.16%) Automated Testing
5 19 (14.18%) Automation Testing
6 15 (11.19%) SDLC
6 15 (11.19%) Test Scripting
7 12 (8.96%) Information Security
7 12 (8.96%) Penetration Testing
7 12 (8.96%) System Testing
7 12 (8.96%) Test Management
8 10 (7.46%) Test Automation
9 9 (6.72%) E-Commerce
9 9 (6.72%) Scrum
10 8 (5.97%) Test Planning
10 8 (5.97%) Workflow
11 7 (5.22%) Functional Testing
12 6 (4.48%) Fault Management
12 6 (4.48%) Test Strategy
12 6 (4.48%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 36 (26.87%) Java
2 28 (20.90%) SQL
3 21 (15.67%) C#
4 16 (11.94%) Python
5 15 (11.19%) C++
6 11 (8.21%) Perl
7 10 (7.46%) C
8 8 (5.97%) Ruby
9 4 (2.99%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.49%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.75%) PHP
11 1 (0.75%) VB
11 1 (0.75%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 53 (39.55%) Degree
2 25 (18.66%) ISEB
3 14 (10.45%) ISTQB
4 10 (7.46%) SC Cleared
4 10 (7.46%) Security Cleared
5 9 (6.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (5.22%) CREST Certified
7 5 (3.73%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.49%) HNC
8 2 (1.49%) HND
8 2 (1.49%) NVQ Level 4
8 2 (1.49%) OSCP
9 1 (0.75%) CEH
9 1 (0.75%) CHECK Team Member
9 1 (0.75%) CISA
9 1 (0.75%) CISSP
9 1 (0.75%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (38.06%) QA
2 3 (2.24%) ISO 14001
2 3 (2.24%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.75%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (1.49%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (2.24%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (8.21%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.97%) BT
3 5 (3.73%) IBM
3 5 (3.73%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.49%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.49%) Oracle
5 1 (0.75%) Cisco
5 1 (0.75%) HP
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