Period
to 23 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Junior Tester was £27,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

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

Junior Tester
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1086 1084 1135
Rank change year-on-year -2 +51 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior Tester 90 109 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.052% 0.062% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.064% 0.062%
Number of salaries quoted 75 111 117
UK median annual salary £27,500 £25,500 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.84% +2.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £19,000 £19,000 £19,000
90th Percentile £34,800 £32,500 £32,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £26,500 £25,000 £23,000
% change year-on-year +6.00% +8.70% +2.22%

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 167,793 169,672 200,153
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.11% 96.47% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 136,587 141,257 167,368
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

Junior Tester
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Junior Tester in the UK

Junior Tester
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Junior Tester in the UK

Junior Tester
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Junior Tester over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Junior Tester in the UK

Junior 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 Tester within the UK over the 6 months to 23 January 2018. 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 -11 88 £27,500 +7.84% 17
UK excluding London -18 62 £26,500 +6.00% 14
London -16 28 £29,500 +3.51% 4
South East -4 19 £31,500 +23.53% 5
Midlands +17 18 £20,000 - 3
West Midlands -5 17 £20,000 - 2
Yorkshire +17 10 £22,500 -11.76% 2
North of England +5 10 £22,500 -11.76% 4
East of England +9 8 £25,000 +2.04% 1
South West +6 5 £35,000 +21.74%
Scotland -46 2 £25,000 -
East Midlands +12 1 £22,500 - 1

Junior Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, Junior Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Junior Tester in the job title.

1 43 (47.78%) Test Automation
2 41 (45.56%) QA
3 36 (40.00%) SQL
4 35 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (35.56%) Software Testing
6 30 (33.33%) Manual Testing
7 28 (31.11%) JIRA
8 25 (27.78%) Degree
8 25 (27.78%) Selenium
9 20 (22.22%) Java
10 19 (21.11%) HTML
11 18 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
12 16 (17.78%) Mobile App
12 16 (17.78%) Computer Science
13 15 (16.67%) Finance
14 14 (15.56%) WebDriver
15 13 (14.44%) ISTQB
16 12 (13.33%) Validation
16 12 (13.33%) Regression Testing
17 11 (12.22%) C#
18 10 (11.11%) C
18 10 (11.11%) Python
18 10 (11.11%) Games
19 9 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
19 9 (10.00%) Game Development
19 9 (10.00%) Confluence
19 9 (10.00%) Scrum
19 9 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
19 9 (10.00%) CSS
19 9 (10.00%) Scala

Junior 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 (10.00%) Confluence
2 1 (1.11%) IIS
2 1 (1.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.11%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.11%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.56%) SaaS
2 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.22%) Firewall
1 2 (2.22%) Internet
1 2 (2.22%) VoIP
1 2 (2.22%) Wireless
2 1 (1.11%) PuTTY
2 1 (1.11%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.22%) MySQL
1 2 (2.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 28 (31.11%) JIRA
2 25 (27.78%) Selenium
3 14 (15.56%) WebDriver
4 6 (6.67%) Cucumber
4 6 (6.67%) Gatling
5 5 (5.56%) NUnit
6 4 (4.44%) Git (software)
6 4 (4.44%) JMeter
6 4 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (3.33%) Jenkins
7 3 (3.33%) SpecFlow
8 2 (2.22%) AppScan
8 2 (2.22%) Metasploit
8 2 (2.22%) Paros
8 2 (2.22%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.11%) Bugzilla
9 1 (1.11%) HP UFT
9 1 (1.11%) JUnit
9 1 (1.11%) Subversion
9 1 (1.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (16.67%) Finance
2 10 (11.11%) Games
3 4 (4.44%) Retail
4 3 (3.33%) Advertising
4 3 (3.33%) Banking
5 2 (2.22%) Retail Finance
5 2 (2.22%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.11%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (21.11%) HTML
2 9 (10.00%) CSS
3 8 (8.89%) .NET
4 6 (6.67%) XML
5 4 (4.44%) Grails
5 4 (4.44%) Ruby on Rails
5 4 (4.44%) Web Services
6 3 (3.33%) Gherkin
6 3 (3.33%) JSON
6 3 (3.33%) REST
6 3 (3.33%) SOAP
7 2 (2.22%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.11%) Angular 2
8 1 (1.11%) CSS3
8 1 (1.11%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.78%) Computer Science
1 16 (17.78%) Mobile App
2 9 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.67%) BBC
4 4 (4.44%) Fintech
5 3 (3.33%) User Experience
6 1 (1.11%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (1.11%) Cyber Kill Chain
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.67%) Android
1 6 (6.67%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.22%) Kali Linux
3 1 (1.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (47.78%) Test Automation
2 35 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (35.56%) Software Testing
4 30 (33.33%) Manual Testing
5 18 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
6 12 (13.33%) Regression Testing
6 12 (13.33%) Validation
7 9 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (10.00%) Game Development
7 9 (10.00%) Scrum
8 8 (8.89%) Exploratory Testing
9 7 (7.78%) Functional Testing
9 7 (7.78%) Scenario Testing
9 7 (7.78%) Test Scripting
10 6 (6.67%) Business Analysis
10 6 (6.67%) Web Development
11 5 (5.56%) BDD
11 5 (5.56%) OO
12 4 (4.44%) Test Strategy
13 3 (3.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 36 (40.00%) SQL
2 20 (22.22%) Java
3 11 (12.22%) C#
4 10 (11.11%) C
4 10 (11.11%) Python
5 9 (10.00%) Scala
6 6 (6.67%) C++
6 6 (6.67%) JavaScript
7 5 (5.56%) PHP
8 4 (4.44%) Groovy
8 4 (4.44%) Ruby
9 3 (3.33%) PowerShell
9 3 (3.33%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.11%) Perl
Qualifications
1 25 (27.78%) Degree
2 13 (14.44%) ISTQB
3 4 (4.44%) ISEB
4 2 (2.22%) CEH
4 2 (2.22%) CISA
4 2 (2.22%) CISM
4 2 (2.22%) CISSP
4 2 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.22%) CREST Certified
4 2 (2.22%) GCIH
4 2 (2.22%) GPEN
4 2 (2.22%) GWAPT
4 2 (2.22%) OSCE
4 2 (2.22%) OSCP
5 1 (1.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (45.56%) QA
2 3 (3.33%) ISO 14001
2 3 (3.33%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.22%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (2.22%) HP Fortify
1 2 (2.22%) Nessus
1 2 (2.22%) Nmap
1 2 (2.22%) WebInspect
2 1 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (8.89%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.11%) Google
2 1 (1.11%) TOWER Software
2 1 (1.11%) Twitter