The median annual salary for a Junior Software Tester was £26,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 856 905 970
Rank change year-on-year +49 +65  
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior Software Tester 14 8 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.008% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.008% 0.017%
Number of salaries quoted 11 7 16
Median salary £26,000 £23,000 £22,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.04% +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £21,000 £20,300
10% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £27,500
UK excluding London median salary £24,500 £23,000 £22,000
% change year-on-year +6.52% +4.54%  

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 85523 94943 107102
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.54% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 69945 79998 88268
Median salary £46,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.63% +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 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 18 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 23 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 +58 12 £26,000 +13.04% 6
South East +56 3 £26,000 +4.00% 2
West Midlands +15 3 £20,000 -13.04% 2
South West - 3 £27,000 - 1
Hampshire - 3 £26,000 -
Basingstoke - 3 £26,000 -
London +18 2 £28,750 +27.77% 1
Halesowen - 2 - - 1
Swansea - 2 £24,500 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £27,000 -
West Wales - 2 £24,500 -
Wales - 2 £24,500 -
Suffolk +6 1 £21,500 -14.00%
East of England -1 1 £21,500 -14.00%
Tewkesbury - 1 £22,500 -
Gloucester - 1 £31,500 -
Bristol - 1 - - 1
Birmingham - 1 £20,000 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 19 (63.33%) Degree
2 9 (30.00%) iPad
2 9 (30.00%) C#
2 9 (30.00%) QA
2 9 (30.00%) JIRA
3 8 (26.67%) C++
3 8 (26.67%) SQL
4 7 (23.33%) Software Testing
4 7 (23.33%) Defect Tracking
5 6 (20.00%) Mobile App
5 6 (20.00%) Game Development
5 6 (20.00%) Games
6 5 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 5 (16.67%) Manual Testing
6 5 (16.67%) Selenium
7 4 (13.33%) SDLC
7 4 (13.33%) Test Strategy
7 4 (13.33%) Regression Testing
7 4 (13.33%) .NET
7 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
7 4 (13.33%) Windows
7 4 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
8 3 (10.00%) Windows XP
8 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (10.00%) Windows 8
8 3 (10.00%) System Testing
8 3 (10.00%) Test Scripting
8 3 (10.00%) Windows Vista

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:

Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (30.00%) JIRA
2 5 (16.67%) Selenium
3 1 (3.33%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (20.00%) Games
2 2 (6.67%) Finance
3 1 (3.33%) Electronics
3 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.33%) Marketing
3 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) .NET
2 1 (3.33%) HTML
2 1 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (30.00%) iPad
2 6 (20.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (6.67%) BBC
3 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Windows
2 3 (10.00%) Windows 8
2 3 (10.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (10.00%) Windows Vista
2 3 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) Defect Tracking
1 7 (23.33%) Software Testing
2 6 (20.00%) Game Development
3 5 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 5 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 4 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (13.33%) Regression Testing
4 4 (13.33%) SDLC
4 4 (13.33%) Test Strategy
5 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 3 (10.00%) System Testing
5 3 (10.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (6.67%) Defect Management
7 1 (3.33%) Case Management
7 1 (3.33%) Risk Analysis
7 1 (3.33%) Scenario Testing
7 1 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (3.33%) User Stories
7 1 (3.33%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (30.00%) C#
2 8 (26.67%) C++
2 8 (26.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (63.33%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (3.33%) ISEB
2 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (30.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle
2 1 (3.33%) SAP
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 Per Annum £18,000 - £22,000 + benefits (inc flexi work
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago