The median annual salary for a Graduate Software Tester was £23,250 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 880 924 940
Rank change year-on-year +44 +16  
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate Software Tester 10 8 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.008% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.008% 0.040%
Number of salaries quoted 8 7 41
Median salary £23,250 £23,000 £22,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.08% +2.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,850 £20,800 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £26,500 £25,500
UK excluding London median salary £24,250 £21,500 £21,750
% change year-on-year +12.79% -1.14%  

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 85544 95045 105654
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.95% 96.52% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 69856 80154 87088
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Graduate Software Tester over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Graduate Software Tester in the UK

Graduate Software Tester
Top 14 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 27 June 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 +47 10 £23,250 +1.08% 2
Suffolk +4 3 £37,500 +59.57% 1
East of England -10 3 £37,500 +59.57% 1
London +36 2 £23,000 -13.20%
Ipswich +6 2 £37,500 +59.57% 1
Halesowen - 2 - - 1
West Midlands - 2 - - 1
South West - 2 £22,500 -
South East +43 1 £26,000 +23.80%
Hampshire - 1 £26,000 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £22,500 -
Tewkesbury - 1 £22,500 -
Bristol - 1 £22,500 -
Basingstoke - 1 £26,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 22 (91.67%) Degree
2 12 (50.00%) SQL
2 12 (50.00%) QA
3 11 (45.83%) Computer Science
4 8 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 7 (29.17%) Games
5 7 (29.17%) C#
5 7 (29.17%) Game Development
6 6 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
6 6 (25.00%) Mobile App
6 6 (25.00%) JIRA
7 5 (20.83%) Java
7 5 (20.83%) Test Automation
8 4 (16.67%) Mathematics
8 4 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (16.67%) ISEB
8 4 (16.67%) ISTQB
8 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (12.50%) Finance
9 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
10 2 (8.33%) jQuery
10 2 (8.33%) Spring MVC
10 2 (8.33%) Physics
10 2 (8.33%) BBC
10 2 (8.33%) SaaS
10 2 (8.33%) Android
10 2 (8.33%) Apple iOS
10 2 (8.33%) HTML5
10 2 (8.33%) iPad

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 2 (8.33%) JBoss
1 2 (8.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) SaaS
2 1 (4.17%) GitHub
2 1 (4.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2014
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) JIRA
2 2 (8.33%) Maven
3 1 (4.17%) Selenium
General
1 7 (29.17%) Games
2 3 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Electronics
3 1 (4.17%) Law
3 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.17%) Marketing
3 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) CSS
1 2 (8.33%) Hibernate
1 2 (8.33%) HTML
1 2 (8.33%) HTML5
1 2 (8.33%) J2EE
1 2 (8.33%) JMS
1 2 (8.33%) jQuery
1 2 (8.33%) JSP
1 2 (8.33%) Spring
1 2 (8.33%) Spring MVC
1 2 (8.33%) Web Services
1 2 (8.33%) XML
1 2 (8.33%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 11 (45.83%) Computer Science
2 6 (25.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.33%) BBC
3 2 (8.33%) iPad
3 2 (8.33%) Xbox
4 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Android
1 2 (8.33%) Apple iOS
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 7 (29.17%) Game Development
3 6 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
4 5 (20.83%) Test Automation
5 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (16.67%) Mathematics
6 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
7 2 (8.33%) Black-Box Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
7 2 (8.33%) MVC
7 2 (8.33%) OO
7 2 (8.33%) OOP
7 2 (8.33%) Physics
7 2 (8.33%) Software Delivery
8 1 (4.17%) Data Analysis
8 1 (4.17%) Programme Management
8 1 (4.17%) Regression Testing
8 1 (4.17%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (4.17%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 12 (50.00%) SQL
2 7 (29.17%) C#
3 5 (20.83%) Java
4 2 (8.33%) C++
4 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 22 (91.67%) Degree
2 4 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (16.67%) ISEB
2 4 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.17%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (4.17%) SAP
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