Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Graduate Software Tester was £31,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Graduate Software Tester
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1160 1205 1273
Rank change year-on-year +45 +68 +36
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate Software Tester 38 13 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.021% 0.007% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.007% 0.017%
Number of salaries quoted 33 12 36
UK median annual salary £31,500 £22,750 £22,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +38.46% +2.25% +3.49%
10th Percentile £19,000 £18,800 £19,250
90th Percentile £35,500 £25,000 £25,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £31,500 £22,750 £21,500
% change year-on-year +38.46% +5.81% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 170720 182020 210826
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 136880 152336 175085
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Graduate Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Graduate Software Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Graduate Software Tester in the UK

Graduate Software Tester
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Graduate Software Tester.

Salary trend for Graduate Software Tester in the UK

Graduate Software Tester
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Graduate Software Tester over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Graduate Software Tester in the UK

Graduate Software Tester
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Graduate Software Tester within the UK over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +66 38 £31,500 +38.46% 2
UK excluding London +60 35 £31,500 +38.46% 2
South East +64 14 £31,500 +26.00%
Midlands +43 10 £20,000 +6.67% 1
West Midlands +25 10 £20,000 +6.67% 1
North of England +5 4 £23,750 - 1
South West - 4 £35,000 -
East of England +16 3 £37,500 +82.93%
North West -1 3 £25,000 -
London - 3 £24,000 -
North East - 1 £22,500 - 1

Graduate Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Graduate Software Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Graduate Software Tester in the job title.

1 27 (71.05%) Degree
1 27 (71.05%) QA
2 19 (50.00%) JIRA
3 18 (47.37%) Defect Tracking
3 18 (47.37%) Software Testing
4 16 (42.11%) Computer Science
5 15 (39.47%) SQL
6 12 (31.58%) Python
7 10 (26.32%) Manual Testing
8 9 (23.68%) Confluence
8 9 (23.68%) Game Development
8 9 (23.68%) C
8 9 (23.68%) Validation
8 9 (23.68%) Games
9 8 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (21.05%) C#
9 8 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (21.05%) Mobile App
9 8 (21.05%) Test Automation
10 7 (18.42%) ISTQB
10 7 (18.42%) BBC
11 6 (15.79%) C++
11 6 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (13.16%) SDLC
12 5 (13.16%) Java
12 5 (13.16%) Management Information System
13 4 (10.53%) ISEB
14 3 (7.89%) UX Design
14 3 (7.89%) SFIA
14 3 (7.89%) User Experience

Graduate Software Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (23.68%) Confluence
2 1 (2.63%) JBoss
2 1 (2.63%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 19 (50.00%) JIRA
2 3 (7.89%) NUnit
3 1 (2.63%) Maven
General
1 9 (23.68%) Games
2 3 (7.89%) Banking
2 3 (7.89%) Retail
3 1 (2.63%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) CSS
1 2 (5.26%) HTML
2 1 (2.63%) CSS3
2 1 (2.63%) Hibernate
2 1 (2.63%) HTML5
2 1 (2.63%) J2EE
2 1 (2.63%) JMS
2 1 (2.63%) jQuery
2 1 (2.63%) JSP
2 1 (2.63%) Spring
2 1 (2.63%) Spring MVC
2 1 (2.63%) Web Services
2 1 (2.63%) XML
2 1 (2.63%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 16 (42.11%) Computer Science
2 8 (21.05%) Mobile App
3 7 (18.42%) BBC
4 6 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (13.16%) Management Information System
6 3 (7.89%) User Experience
7 2 (5.26%) Smartphone
7 2 (5.26%) Xbox
8 1 (2.63%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.26%) Android
1 2 (5.26%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.63%) Linux
2 1 (2.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (47.37%) Defect Tracking
1 18 (47.37%) Software Testing
2 10 (26.32%) Manual Testing
3 9 (23.68%) Game Development
3 9 (23.68%) Validation
4 8 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (21.05%) Test Automation
5 5 (13.16%) SDLC
6 3 (7.89%) Data Analysis
6 3 (7.89%) Process Management
6 3 (7.89%) SFIA
6 3 (7.89%) Strategic Thinking
6 3 (7.89%) Test Strategy
6 3 (7.89%) UX Design
7 2 (5.26%) OO
7 2 (5.26%) OOP
7 2 (5.26%) Quality Management
7 2 (5.26%) Regression Testing
7 2 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (39.47%) SQL
2 12 (31.58%) Python
3 9 (23.68%) C
4 8 (21.05%) C#
5 6 (15.79%) C++
6 5 (13.16%) Java
7 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
7 2 (5.26%) PHP
8 1 (2.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 27 (71.05%) Degree
2 7 (18.42%) ISTQB
3 4 (10.53%) ISEB
4 1 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (71.05%) QA
2 3 (7.89%) ISO 14001
2 3 (7.89%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
1 3 (7.89%) Oracle
2 2 (5.26%) Cognizant