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 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Junior Tester
Rank 824 814 848
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +34
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior Tester 68 100 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.085% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.090% 0.051%
Number of salaries quoted 62 63 42
Average salary £25,500 £25,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £20,500 £20,050
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £35,500 £29,750
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £23,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+2.12% +4.44%

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
103461 110803 102664
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.34%
Number of salaries quoted 85580 90507 85036
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 £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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -15 65 £26,500 +6.00% 6
London +22 20 £42,500 +54.54% 1
East of England -5 14 £25,750 +11.95% 1
South East -7 8 £25,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire +15 7 £30,000 +25.00% 1
Cambridge - 7 £30,000 - 1
City of London +34 6 £26,500 -33.75% 1
North West +14 6 £20,000 +11.11% 1
Yorkshire +5 6 £29,250 +12.50%
Hertfordshire - 6 £24,000 -
Watford - 6 £24,000 -
Hampshire +9 4 £29,000 +16.00% 1
West Midlands -12 4 £22,250 +3.48% 1
West Yorkshire +6 3 £26,500 +1.92%
South Yorkshire +3 3 £40,000 +33.33%
Sheffield -9 3 £40,000 +33.33%
South West -21 3 £27,500 +22.22% 1
Warwickshire - 3 £22,000 -
Petersfield - 3 - - 1
Manchester +12 2 £18,000 - 1
Oxfordshire +12 2 £21,750 +1.16%
South Wales +4 2 £22,500 -
Leeds +3 2 £25,500 -1.92%
East Midlands +3 2 - -
Kent +1 2 £27,500 -12.00%
Wales -2 2 £22,500 -
Cwmbran -5 2 £22,500 -
Torfaen -5 2 £22,500 -
Gateshead - 2 £21,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £21,500 -

Junior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (54.62%) QA
2 50 (42.02%) Degree
3 43 (36.13%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (33.61%) Java
5 38 (31.93%) Software Testing
6 31 (26.05%) SQL
7 29 (24.37%) Selenium
8 27 (22.69%) Finance
9 25 (21.01%) ISEB
10 24 (20.17%) ISTQB
10 24 (20.17%) Computer Science
11 21 (17.65%) Manual Testing
11 21 (17.65%) C#
12 19 (15.97%) SDLC
13 17 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
14 16 (13.45%) JavaScript
15 15 (12.61%) Automation Testing
15 15 (12.61%) C++
15 15 (12.61%) .NET
15 15 (12.61%) Windows
15 15 (12.61%) Regression Testing
16 14 (11.76%) HTML
16 14 (11.76%) Test Scripting
17 13 (10.92%) Analytical Skills
17 13 (10.92%) JMeter
17 13 (10.92%) TDD
18 12 (10.08%) Automated Testing
18 12 (10.08%) Linux
18 12 (10.08%) Visual Studio
19 11 (9.24%) Scrum

Junior Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 4 (3.36%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.68%) IIS
3 1 (0.84%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (3.36%) MS Office
1 4 (3.36%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Summit
1 1 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.68%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.84%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.20%) MySQL
2 5 (4.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (3.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (3.36%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (3.36%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (2.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.84%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 29 (24.37%) Selenium
2 13 (10.92%) JMeter
3 12 (10.08%) Visual Studio
4 10 (8.40%) Cucumber
5 9 (7.56%) JUnit
6 7 (5.88%) HP UFT
6 7 (5.88%) SoapUI
7 6 (5.04%) JIRA
8 5 (4.20%) Eclipse
9 4 (3.36%) LoadRunner
9 4 (3.36%) Maven
9 4 (3.36%) SpecFlow
9 4 (3.36%) Behat
9 4 (3.36%) JBehave
9 4 (3.36%) Mockito
9 4 (3.36%) UltraEdit
9 4 (3.36%) NeoLoad
10 3 (2.52%) WebDriver
10 3 (2.52%) Bugzilla
11 2 (1.68%) Metasploit
General
1 27 (22.69%) Finance
2 3 (2.52%) Law
2 3 (2.52%) Marketing
3 2 (1.68%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.68%) Games
3 2 (1.68%) Banking
3 2 (1.68%) Retail
3 2 (1.68%) Automotive
4 1 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.84%) Back Office
4 1 (0.84%) Electronics
4 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.61%) .NET
2 14 (11.76%) HTML
3 10 (8.40%) CSS
4 6 (5.04%) Web Services
4 6 (5.04%) ASP.NET
5 5 (4.20%) SOAP
6 4 (3.36%) Spring
7 3 (2.52%) jQuery
7 3 (2.52%) WebCenter
7 3 (2.52%) XML
8 2 (1.68%) J2EE
9 1 (0.84%) WinForms
9 1 (0.84%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (0.84%) WCF
9 1 (0.84%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (20.17%) Computer Science
2 13 (10.92%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.72%) Mobile App
4 6 (5.04%) User Experience
5 4 (3.36%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.68%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.68%) Cryptography
6 2 (1.68%) Statistics
7 1 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.84%) DTV
7 1 (0.84%) Equities
7 1 (0.84%) Online Gambling
7 1 (0.84%) Telematics
7 1 (0.84%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.61%) Windows
2 12 (10.08%) Linux
3 11 (9.24%) Android
4 9 (7.56%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.68%) UNIX
5 2 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.68%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (36.13%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (31.93%) Software Testing
3 21 (17.65%) Manual Testing
4 19 (15.97%) SDLC
5 17 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 15 (12.61%) Regression Testing
6 15 (12.61%) Automation Testing
7 14 (11.76%) Test Scripting
8 13 (10.92%) TDD
9 12 (10.08%) Automated Testing
10 11 (9.24%) Scrum
11 10 (8.40%) System Testing
12 8 (6.72%) BDD
13 7 (5.88%) Performance Testing
14 5 (4.20%) Multithreading
14 5 (4.20%) Software Engineering
14 5 (4.20%) Information Security
14 5 (4.20%) Workflow
14 5 (4.20%) RUP
14 5 (4.20%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 40 (33.61%) Java
2 31 (26.05%) SQL
3 21 (17.65%) C#
4 16 (13.45%) JavaScript
5 15 (12.61%) C++
6 4 (3.36%) PHP
6 4 (3.36%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.52%) Ruby
7 3 (2.52%) Python
7 3 (2.52%) C
8 2 (1.68%) Perl
8 2 (1.68%) VBScript
8 2 (1.68%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.84%) VB
9 1 (0.84%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.84%) Delphi
9 1 (0.84%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 50 (42.02%) Degree
2 25 (21.01%) ISEB
3 24 (20.17%) ISTQB
4 10 (8.40%) Security Cleared
5 8 (6.72%) SC Cleared
6 7 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (2.52%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.68%) GPEN
8 2 (1.68%) OSCP
8 2 (1.68%) GIAC
9 1 (0.84%) CEH
9 1 (0.84%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (54.62%) QA
2 1 (0.84%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.84%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (1.68%) Nessus
1 2 (1.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (8.40%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.56%) Oracle
3 3 (2.52%) IBM
4 2 (1.68%) HP
4 2 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.84%) Google
5 1 (0.84%) SAP
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