The median annual salary for a Graduate Software Tester was £20,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Graduate Software Tester
UK
Rank 853 942 939
Rank change year-on-year +89 -3  
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate Software Tester 14 22 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.021% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.022% 0.017%
Number of salaries quoted 12 22 16
Median salary £20,500 £22,500 £21,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.88% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £20,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £25,000 £25,000
UK excluding London median salary £20,000 £21,500 £19,500
% change year-on-year -6.97% +10.25%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 81759 99530 102645
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.36% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67832 83314 83806
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Graduate Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Graduate Software Tester in the job title.

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
Top 16 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +85 14 £20,500 -6.81% 4
West Midlands +33 6 £20,000 +5.26% 2
South East +81 4 £21,250 +3.65%
Birmingham - 4 £20,000 - 1
Hampshire - 3 £21,000 -
London +67 2 £22,000 -12.00%
Warwickshire - 2 £20,000 -
Ipswich +24 1 £21,500 -
Suffolk +21 1 £21,500 -
East of England +18 1 £21,500 -
Berkshire - 1 £21,500 -
City of London - 1 £22,000 -
Slough - 1 £21,500 -
Southampton - 1 £21,000 -
Bristol - 1 £24,500 - 1
South West - 1 £24,500 - 1

Graduate Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 18 (85.71%) Degree
2 10 (47.62%) SQL
3 8 (38.10%) Computer Science
3 8 (38.10%) Software Testing
4 7 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 6 (28.57%) QA
5 6 (28.57%) Finance
6 4 (19.05%) Games
6 4 (19.05%) JIRA
6 4 (19.05%) Mathematics
6 4 (19.05%) Defect Tracking
6 4 (19.05%) Game Development
6 4 (19.05%) Mobile App
7 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 3 (14.29%) MS Office
7 3 (14.29%) C#
7 3 (14.29%) Java
8 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
8 2 (9.52%) HTML
8 2 (9.52%) J2EE
8 2 (9.52%) Oracle
8 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
8 2 (9.52%) Windows
8 2 (9.52%) JBoss
8 2 (9.52%) CSS
8 2 (9.52%) JSP
8 2 (9.52%) Web Services
8 2 (9.52%) XML
8 2 (9.52%) XSD

Graduate Software Tester Skill Set
Top Related 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 2 (9.52%) JBoss
1 2 (9.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Office
2 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) GitHub
1 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) MySQL
2 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) JIRA
2 2 (9.52%) Maven
3 1 (4.76%) Selenium
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) Games
3 1 (4.76%) Electronics
3 1 (4.76%) Law
3 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.76%) Marketing
3 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) CSS
1 2 (9.52%) Hibernate
1 2 (9.52%) HTML
1 2 (9.52%) HTML5
1 2 (9.52%) J2EE
1 2 (9.52%) JMS
1 2 (9.52%) jQuery
1 2 (9.52%) JSP
1 2 (9.52%) Spring
1 2 (9.52%) Spring MVC
1 2 (9.52%) Web Services
1 2 (9.52%) XML
1 2 (9.52%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) Computer Science
2 4 (19.05%) Mobile App
3 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.76%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Software Testing
2 7 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 4 (19.05%) Defect Tracking
3 4 (19.05%) Game Development
3 4 (19.05%) Mathematics
4 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (9.52%) Automated Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Automation Testing
5 2 (9.52%) MVC
5 2 (9.52%) Performance Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Physics
5 2 (9.52%) Regression Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Web Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Black-Box Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (4.76%) Manual Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
6 1 (4.76%) Programme Management
6 1 (4.76%) Use Case
6 1 (4.76%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) C#
2 3 (14.29%) Java
3 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 18 (85.71%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.76%) ISEB
3 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (28.57%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) SAP
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 2 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: Yesterday
Birkenhead, Merseyside
FT Select
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bristol
People Source Consulting
Salary: £21000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago