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

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Junior Tester
Rank 829 842 816
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -26
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior Tester 44 77 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.065% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.069% 0.067%
Number of salaries quoted 42 55 62
Average salary £23,250 £25,000 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.00% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,200 £20,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £22,250 £23,000 £22,500
% change year-on-year
-3.26% +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
99881 111881 103430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.62% 94.62%
Number of salaries quoted 82152 91850 86081
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 £27,500 £27,000
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 May 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 May 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 +11 42 £24,500 -2.00% 5
London +40 14 £27,500 -8.33% 1
North West - 8 £23,500 - 1
North Yorkshire +19 5 £21,000 -10.63%
Yorkshire +16 5 £21,000 -19.23%
East Midlands +3 5 £20,500 -13.68%
Nottinghamshire - 5 £20,500 -
Harrogate - 5 £21,000 -
Nottingham - 5 £20,500 -
City of London +42 4 £27,500 -8.33% 1
South West -19 4 £33,500 +63.41% 2
South East -4 3 £24,000 -4.00%
Merseyside - 3 £25,500 -
Liverpool - 3 £25,500 -
Manchester - 3 £18,000 -
East of England +20 2 £26,250 -8.69%
Torfaen - 2 £22,500 -
Cheshire - 2 £23,500 - 1
Chester - 2 £23,500 -
Cwmbran - 2 £22,500 -
Gloucester - 2 £45,000 -
South Wales - 2 £22,500 -
Wales - 2 £22,500 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £45,000 -
Surrey +26 1 £17,500 -18.60%
Bath +18 1 £20,000 -
Somerset +16 1 £20,000 -
Cambridge +15 1 £30,000 -7.69%
Oxfordshire +14 1 £24,000 +11.62%
Cambridgeshire +10 1 £30,000 -7.69%

Junior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 56 (50.91%) QA
2 50 (45.45%) Degree
3 40 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (31.82%) Computer Science
5 28 (25.45%) Selenium
6 26 (23.64%) Software Testing
7 25 (22.73%) ISEB
8 24 (21.82%) Regression Testing
8 24 (21.82%) ISTQB
8 24 (21.82%) SDLC
9 23 (20.91%) C#
9 23 (20.91%) Java
10 20 (18.18%) SQL
11 19 (17.27%) System Testing
11 19 (17.27%) Analytical Skills
12 18 (16.36%) Automation Testing
12 18 (16.36%) JavaScript
13 17 (15.45%) Manual Testing
14 16 (14.55%) Android
15 15 (13.64%) Finance
15 15 (13.64%) Test Scripting
15 15 (13.64%) HTML
16 13 (11.82%) .NET
16 13 (11.82%) Windows
16 13 (11.82%) QuickTest Pro
16 13 (11.82%) Apple iOS
17 12 (10.91%) Waterfall
18 11 (10.00%) jQuery
18 11 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
18 11 (10.00%) CSS

Junior Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (3.64%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.91%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (3.64%) MS Office
2 2 (1.82%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.73%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.73%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.91%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.27%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (5.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 6 (5.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (5.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.64%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (3.64%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.91%) MySQL
5 1 (0.91%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 28 (25.45%) Selenium
2 13 (11.82%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (5.45%) JMeter
3 6 (5.45%) Cucumber
4 4 (3.64%) Visual Studio
4 4 (3.64%) UltraEdit
4 4 (3.64%) NeoLoad
4 4 (3.64%) SpecFlow
4 4 (3.64%) WebDriver
5 3 (2.73%) JBehave
6 2 (1.82%) Bugzilla
6 2 (1.82%) JIRA
6 2 (1.82%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.91%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.91%) RSpec
7 1 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.91%) Calabash
7 1 (0.91%) JUnit
7 1 (0.91%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.91%) Toad
General
1 15 (13.64%) Finance
2 4 (3.64%) Retail
3 3 (2.73%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.82%) Banking
4 2 (1.82%) Marketing
4 2 (1.82%) Back Office
5 1 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.91%) Billing
5 1 (0.91%) Games
5 1 (0.91%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (13.64%) HTML
2 13 (11.82%) .NET
3 11 (10.00%) jQuery
3 11 (10.00%) CSS
4 4 (3.64%) HTML5
5 3 (2.73%) WebCenter
5 3 (2.73%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.73%) WinForms
6 2 (1.82%) J2EE
7 1 (0.91%) iOS SDK
7 1 (0.91%) Android SDK
7 1 (0.91%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (0.91%) SOAP
7 1 (0.91%) Web Services
7 1 (0.91%) XML
7 1 (0.91%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (0.91%) WCF
7 1 (0.91%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 35 (31.82%) Computer Science
2 19 (17.27%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.27%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.73%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.82%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.82%) Statistics
6 1 (0.91%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.91%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 16 (14.55%) Android
2 13 (11.82%) Windows
2 13 (11.82%) Apple iOS
3 9 (8.18%) Linux
4 1 (0.91%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (23.64%) Software Testing
3 24 (21.82%) Regression Testing
3 24 (21.82%) SDLC
4 19 (17.27%) System Testing
5 18 (16.36%) Automation Testing
6 17 (15.45%) Manual Testing
7 15 (13.64%) Test Scripting
8 12 (10.91%) Waterfall
9 11 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (8.18%) Scrum
11 7 (6.36%) Test Automation
12 6 (5.45%) CRM
13 5 (4.55%) BDD
13 5 (4.55%) Workflow
13 5 (4.55%) Automated Testing
14 4 (3.64%) TDD
14 4 (3.64%) Multithreading
14 4 (3.64%) Performance Testing
14 4 (3.64%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (20.91%) C#
1 23 (20.91%) Java
2 20 (18.18%) SQL
3 18 (16.36%) JavaScript
4 11 (10.00%) C++
5 4 (3.64%) Ruby
5 4 (3.64%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.73%) PHP
7 2 (1.82%) Perl
7 2 (1.82%) VBScript
7 2 (1.82%) VB
7 2 (1.82%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.82%) Python
8 1 (0.91%) Delphi
8 1 (0.91%) C
8 1 (0.91%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.91%) VB6
Qualifications
1 50 (45.45%) Degree
2 25 (22.73%) ISEB
3 24 (21.82%) ISTQB
4 10 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (3.64%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.73%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.82%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (50.91%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.91%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (5.45%) Microsoft
1 6 (5.45%) Oracle
2 3 (2.73%) IBM
3 2 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.91%) Citrix
4 1 (0.91%) HP
4 1 (0.91%) Google
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