Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Junior Software Tester was £27,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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

Junior Software Tester
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1126 1201 1266
Rank change year-on-year +75 +65 +33
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior Software Tester 56 24 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.031% 0.013% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.013% 0.021%
Number of salaries quoted 48 17 44
UK median annual salary £27,500 £23,000 £22,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.57% +2.22% -
10th Percentile £19,000 £19,250 £19,000
90th Percentile £33,250 £28,750 £28,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £26,000 £23,000 £22,500
% change year-on-year +13.04% +2.22% +4.65%

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 173015 183533 208123
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.49% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138825 153627 172837
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 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

Junior Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Junior Software Tester over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Junior Software Tester in the UK

Junior 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 Junior Software Tester within the UK over the 6 months to 22 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 +57 53 £27,500 +15.79% 8
UK excluding London +65 46 £26,000 +13.04% 6
South East +56 21 £31,500 +27.27% 1
Midlands +42 13 £20,000 -5.88% 1
West Midlands +14 12 £20,000 -5.88% 1
London +6 10 £27,500 +19.57% 2
South West - 5 £35,000 -
East of England +16 4 £26,250 +16.67%
Wales +12 2 £24,500 +19.51%
Scotland -18 1 £22,500 -
East Midlands - 1 £22,500 -

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 29 (51.79%) QA
2 28 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 26 (46.43%) Test Automation
4 25 (44.64%) Degree
5 24 (42.86%) JIRA
6 20 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (35.71%) SQL
7 18 (32.14%) Manual Testing
8 17 (30.36%) Defect Tracking
9 14 (25.00%) HTML
9 14 (25.00%) Computer Science
10 12 (21.43%) Selenium
11 11 (19.64%) Java
11 11 (19.64%) C#
12 10 (17.86%) Mobile App
12 10 (17.86%) Scrum
13 9 (16.07%) Validation
13 9 (16.07%) C
13 9 (16.07%) Python
13 9 (16.07%) Confluence
14 8 (14.29%) Game Development
14 8 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
14 8 (14.29%) Games
15 7 (12.50%) BBC
15 7 (12.50%) C++
15 7 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
16 6 (10.71%) WebDriver
16 6 (10.71%) Regression Testing
16 6 (10.71%) JMeter
16 6 (10.71%) ISTQB

Junior 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 (16.07%) Confluence
2 2 (3.57%) IIS
3 1 (1.79%) CMS
3 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.93%) SaaS
2 1 (1.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.79%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 24 (42.86%) JIRA
2 12 (21.43%) Selenium
3 6 (10.71%) JMeter
3 6 (10.71%) WebDriver
4 5 (8.93%) Gatling
5 4 (7.14%) Cucumber
5 4 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (5.36%) Git (software)
6 3 (5.36%) NUnit
6 3 (5.36%) Subversion
6 3 (5.36%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.79%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.79%) Ranorex
General
1 8 (14.29%) Games
2 5 (8.93%) Finance
3 1 (1.79%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (25.00%) HTML
2 5 (8.93%) Grails
2 5 (8.93%) Ruby on Rails
2 5 (8.93%) XML
3 4 (7.14%) .NET
3 4 (7.14%) CSS
4 1 (1.79%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 10 (17.86%) Mobile App
3 7 (12.50%) BBC
4 4 (7.14%) User Experience
5 3 (5.36%) iPad
6 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 26 (46.43%) Test Automation
3 20 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (32.14%) Manual Testing
5 17 (30.36%) Defect Tracking
6 10 (17.86%) Scrum
7 9 (16.07%) Validation
8 8 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (14.29%) Game Development
9 7 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
10 6 (10.71%) Regression Testing
11 5 (8.93%) Test Scripting
11 5 (8.93%) Web Development
12 4 (7.14%) Case Management
12 4 (7.14%) Exploratory Testing
12 4 (7.14%) Functional Testing
12 4 (7.14%) Issue Tracking
12 4 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
12 4 (7.14%) UX Design
12 4 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 20 (35.71%) SQL
2 11 (19.64%) C#
2 11 (19.64%) Java
3 9 (16.07%) C
3 9 (16.07%) Python
4 7 (12.50%) C++
5 5 (8.93%) Groovy
5 5 (8.93%) Ruby
5 5 (8.93%) Scala
6 2 (3.57%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.79%) PHP
Qualifications
1 25 (44.64%) Degree
2 6 (10.71%) ISTQB
3 4 (7.14%) ISEB
4 1 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (51.79%) QA
2 3 (5.36%) ISO 14001
2 3 (5.36%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (5.36%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.79%) Telerik