The median annual salary for a Junior Tester was £26,000 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.

Junior Tester
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 851 896 928
Rank change year-on-year +45 +32  
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior Tester 39 36 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.044% 0.037% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.046% 0.038% 0.051%
Number of salaries quoted 35 34 51
Median salary £26,000 £26,750 £25,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.80% +4.90%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £20,650 £20,600
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £31,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £24,750 £27,500 £24,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +14.58%  

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%  

Junior Tester
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Junior Tester in the UK

Junior Tester
Top 30 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 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 +48 37 £26,000 -5.45% 6
London +40 7 £30,000 +33.33%
South East +34 7 £26,000 -5.45%
West Midlands +9 6 £23,500 +11.90% 4
South West -1 6 £31,500 +31.25% 2
East of England -10 5 £26,500 -3.63%
Gloucestershire -5 3 £31,500 +31.25%
Cambridge -13 3 £26,500 -3.63%
Cambridgeshire -19 3 £26,500 -3.63%
Rugby - 3 £23,500 -
Hampshire - 3 £26,000 -
Basingstoke - 3 £26,000 -
Warwickshire - 3 £23,500 -
Surrey +25 2 £22,500 -18.18%
Yorkshire 0 2 £24,000 +17.07%
North West -39 2 £24,500 +16.66%
West Yorkshire - 2 £24,000 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £32,500 -
Leeds - 2 £24,000 -
Bristol - 2 £40,000 - 1
Halesowen - 2 - - 1
Guildford - 2 £22,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £32,500 -
Cheshire - 2 £24,500 -
Swansea - 2 £24,500 -
Wales - 2 £24,500 -
West Wales - 2 £24,500 -
Stoke-on-Trent +16 1 £25,000 +31.57%
Staffordshire +14 1 £25,000 +19.04%
Suffolk +3 1 £21,500 -52.22%

Junior Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, Junior 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 Tester in the job title.

1 30 (36.14%) Degree
2 28 (33.73%) Test Automation
2 28 (33.73%) C#
3 24 (28.92%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (21.69%) QA
4 18 (21.69%) Software Testing
5 17 (20.48%) Selenium
5 17 (20.48%) .NET
6 16 (19.28%) SQL Server
7 15 (18.07%) Microsoft
8 14 (16.87%) SQL
8 14 (16.87%) ISTQB
9 13 (15.66%) Manual Testing
10 12 (14.46%) JIRA
11 11 (13.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 11 (13.25%) C++
11 11 (13.25%) ASP.NET
12 10 (12.05%) Finance
12 10 (12.05%) Test Scripting
12 10 (12.05%) Mobile App
13 9 (10.84%) iPad
13 9 (10.84%) Java
14 8 (9.64%) Mathematics
15 7 (8.43%) Computer Science
15 7 (8.43%) Telecoms
15 7 (8.43%) Regression Testing
15 7 (8.43%) Defect Tracking
16 6 (7.23%) Mentoring
16 6 (7.23%) Game Development
16 6 (7.23%) Games

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:

Applications
1 6 (7.23%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (3.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.41%) Internet
2 1 (1.20%) Firewall
2 1 (1.20%) VoIP
2 1 (1.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (19.28%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 17 (20.48%) Selenium
2 12 (14.46%) JIRA
3 6 (7.23%) WebDriver
4 5 (6.02%) Cucumber
5 4 (4.82%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.41%) JMeter
6 2 (2.41%) JUnit
6 2 (2.41%) Karma Test Runner
6 2 (2.41%) RSpec
6 2 (2.41%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.20%) AppScan
7 1 (1.20%) Capybara
7 1 (1.20%) Metasploit
7 1 (1.20%) Paros
7 1 (1.20%) Ranorex
7 1 (1.20%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (1.20%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.20%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (1.20%) WATIR
General
1 10 (12.05%) Finance
2 7 (8.43%) Telecoms
3 6 (7.23%) Games
4 4 (4.82%) Marketing
5 3 (3.61%) Electronics
5 3 (3.61%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.20%) Banking
6 1 (1.20%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.20%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.20%) Law
6 1 (1.20%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (20.48%) .NET
2 11 (13.25%) ASP.NET
3 3 (3.61%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (2.41%) JSON
5 1 (1.20%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.20%) HTML
5 1 (1.20%) Pyramid
5 1 (1.20%) REST
5 1 (1.20%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.05%) Mobile App
2 9 (10.84%) iPad
3 7 (8.43%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.82%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.61%) Digital Media
6 2 (2.41%) BBC
7 1 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.20%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.82%) Windows
2 3 (3.61%) Windows 8
2 3 (3.61%) Windows Server
2 3 (3.61%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (3.61%) Windows Vista
2 3 (3.61%) Windows XP
3 2 (2.41%) Android
3 2 (2.41%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.20%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (33.73%) Test Automation
2 24 (28.92%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (21.69%) Software Testing
4 13 (15.66%) Manual Testing
5 10 (12.05%) Test Scripting
6 8 (9.64%) Mathematics
7 7 (8.43%) Defect Tracking
7 7 (8.43%) Regression Testing
8 6 (7.23%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (7.23%) Game Development
8 6 (7.23%) Mentoring
9 5 (6.02%) BDD
9 5 (6.02%) Physics
9 5 (6.02%) Process Improvement
9 5 (6.02%) SDLC
9 5 (6.02%) Test Strategy
10 4 (4.82%) Penetration Testing
10 4 (4.82%) System Testing
10 4 (4.82%) TDD
11 3 (3.61%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (33.73%) C#
2 14 (16.87%) SQL
3 11 (13.25%) C++
4 9 (10.84%) Java
5 6 (7.23%) JavaScript
5 6 (7.23%) Ruby
6 3 (3.61%) Python
7 2 (2.41%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.20%) Scala
Qualifications
1 30 (36.14%) Degree
2 14 (16.87%) ISTQB
3 11 (13.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (3.61%) ISEB
5 2 (2.41%) CEH
5 2 (2.41%) OSCP
6 1 (1.20%) CISA
6 1 (1.20%) CISM
6 1 (1.20%) CISSP
6 1 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.20%) CREST Certified
6 1 (1.20%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.20%) GCIH
6 1 (1.20%) GPEN
6 1 (1.20%) GWAPT
6 1 (1.20%) OSCE
6 1 (1.20%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.20%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (21.69%) QA
2 1 (1.20%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 4 (4.82%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.20%) HP Fortify
2 1 (1.20%) Nessus
2 1 (1.20%) Nmap
2 1 (1.20%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 15 (18.07%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.82%) HP
3 3 (3.61%) SAP
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle
4 1 (1.20%) Telerik
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