The median annual salary for a Junior Software Tester was £26,000 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
Junior Software Tester
UK
Rank 850 946 927
Rank change year-on-year +96 -19  
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior Software Tester 17 18 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.017% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.018% 0.028%
Number of salaries quoted 15 18 28
Median salary £26,000 £22,500 £20,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.55% +8.43%  
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £19,700 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £28,400 £25,000 £25,450
UK excluding London median salary £22,500 £22,500 £20,500
% change year-on-year - +9.75%  

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%  

Junior Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Junior Software Tester in the UK

Junior Software Tester
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Junior Software Tester in the UK

Junior Software Tester
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Junior 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 +91 17 £26,000 +15.55% 4
South East +77 9 £26,000 +15.55% 1
Hampshire +23 6 £26,000 +15.55%
West Midlands +31 5 £20,000 +5.26% 2
Birmingham +14 5 £20,000 -4.76% 1
Basingstoke - 5 £26,000 -
Oxfordshire +1 3 £26,000 +30.00% 1
London - 2 £30,000 -
Southampton +6 1 £21,000 -6.66%
Wigan - 1 £22,500 -
Manchester - 1 £22,500 -
North West - 1 £22,500 - 1

Junior Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Junior 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 Junior Software Tester in the job title.

1 15 (44.12%) QA
2 14 (41.18%) Degree
3 10 (29.41%) Software Testing
4 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (26.47%) SQL
5 8 (23.53%) C++
5 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
5 8 (23.53%) JIRA
6 7 (20.59%) Automated Testing
6 7 (20.59%) C#
6 7 (20.59%) Test Scripting
7 6 (17.65%) Manual Testing
7 6 (17.65%) Web Testing
7 6 (17.65%) iPad
7 6 (17.65%) Defect Tracking
8 5 (14.71%) Selenium
8 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
8 5 (14.71%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (11.76%) Mobile App
9 4 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (11.76%) Game Development
9 4 (11.76%) System Testing
9 4 (11.76%) .NET
9 4 (11.76%) Windows
9 4 (11.76%) Smartphone
9 4 (11.76%) ISTQB
9 4 (11.76%) Games
10 3 (8.82%) Finance
10 3 (8.82%) Windows Vista
10 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Junior 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 1 (2.94%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.88%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.94%) MySQL
3 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 8 (23.53%) JIRA
2 5 (14.71%) Selenium
3 3 (8.82%) Appium
3 3 (8.82%) HP UFT
3 3 (8.82%) JUnit
4 2 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.94%) Bugzilla
5 1 (2.94%) JMeter
General
1 4 (11.76%) Games
2 3 (8.82%) Finance
3 2 (5.88%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) .NET
2 2 (5.88%) Ajax
2 2 (5.88%) CSS
2 2 (5.88%) CSS3
2 2 (5.88%) HTML
2 2 (5.88%) HTML5
2 2 (5.88%) jQuery
2 2 (5.88%) XHTML
3 1 (2.94%) SOAP
3 1 (2.94%) Web Services
3 1 (2.94%) WSDL
3 1 (2.94%) XML
3 1 (2.94%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) iPad
2 4 (11.76%) Mobile App
2 4 (11.76%) Smartphone
3 2 (5.88%) User Experience
4 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.76%) Windows
2 3 (8.82%) Windows 8
2 3 (8.82%) Windows Server
2 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (8.82%) Windows Vista
2 3 (8.82%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) Software Testing
2 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (20.59%) Automated Testing
3 7 (20.59%) Test Scripting
4 6 (17.65%) Defect Tracking
4 6 (17.65%) Manual Testing
4 6 (17.65%) Web Testing
5 5 (14.71%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (11.76%) Game Development
6 4 (11.76%) System Testing
7 3 (8.82%) Automation Testing
7 3 (8.82%) Functional Testing
7 3 (8.82%) Mentoring
7 3 (8.82%) Performance Testing
7 3 (8.82%) SDLC
7 3 (8.82%) Test Strategy
8 2 (5.88%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
8 2 (5.88%) Project Planning
8 2 (5.88%) Test Automation
8 2 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (26.47%) SQL
2 8 (23.53%) C++
3 7 (20.59%) C#
4 3 (8.82%) Java
5 2 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (41.18%) Degree
2 4 (11.76%) ISTQB
2 4 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (8.82%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (44.12%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.82%) HP
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle
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