Period
to 16 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Junior Tester was £25,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1074 1075 1141
Rank change year-on-year +1 +66 +35
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior Tester 83 108 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.050% 0.062% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.064% 0.046%
Number of salaries quoted 75 89 78
UK median annual salary £25,000 £26,500 £24,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.66% +8.16% -2.00%
10th Percentile £19,000 £20,000 £19,000
90th Percentile £33,750 £36,250 £32,725
UK excluding London median annual salary £23,500 £25,000 £23,500
% change year-on-year -6.00% +6.38% -6.00%

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 157,980 168,274 183,899
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.93% 95.95% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 127,315 134,818 154,230
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 +28 82 £25,000 -9.09% 20
UK excluding London -5 62 £23,500 -6.00% 19
South East +21 20 £21,250 -32.54% 5
London +33 19 £27,500 -6.78% 2
North of England +25 17 £23,750 +5.56% 4
North West +20 11 £22,000 -10.20% 3
East of England +13 11 £25,000 -5.66% 1
Midlands +12 10 £24,250 +14.12% 5
Yorkshire +20 6 £30,000 +33.33% 1
West Midlands +20 5 £21,000 -1.18% 4
East Midlands - 5 £25,000 - 1
South West +8 4 £25,000 -25.93% 3

Junior Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 38 (45.78%) Test Automation
2 28 (33.73%) QA
3 25 (30.12%) ISTQB
3 25 (30.12%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (30.12%) C#
4 24 (28.92%) Software Testing
4 24 (28.92%) Manual Testing
5 21 (25.30%) Computer Science
6 19 (22.89%) JIRA
6 19 (22.89%) Selenium
7 18 (21.69%) Degree
8 15 (18.07%) Java
9 14 (16.87%) SQL
10 13 (15.66%) SDLC
10 13 (15.66%) Microsoft
11 12 (14.46%) ISEB
12 11 (13.25%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (12.05%) .NET
13 10 (12.05%) SQL Server
13 10 (12.05%) ASP.NET
14 9 (10.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 9 (10.84%) Self-Motivation
15 8 (9.64%) Mobile App
15 8 (9.64%) WebDriver
15 8 (9.64%) Finance
16 7 (8.43%) Regression Testing
16 7 (8.43%) JavaScript
16 7 (8.43%) HTML
16 7 (8.43%) Confluence
16 7 (8.43%) Problem-Solving

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 7 (8.43%) Confluence
2 1 (1.20%) SugarCRM
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.20%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.41%) Internet
2 1 (1.20%) Firewall
2 1 (1.20%) Network Security
2 1 (1.20%) SMS
2 1 (1.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.41%) NonStop SQL
2 2 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.20%) GIS
3 1 (1.20%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 19 (22.89%) JIRA
1 19 (22.89%) Selenium
2 8 (9.64%) WebDriver
3 5 (6.02%) SoapUI
4 4 (4.82%) Git (software)
4 4 (4.82%) Jenkins
5 3 (3.61%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.61%) SpecFlow
5 3 (3.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (3.61%) TestRail
6 1 (1.20%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.20%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.20%) Burp Suite
6 1 (1.20%) NUnit
General
1 8 (9.64%) Finance
2 6 (7.23%) Retail
3 2 (2.41%) Back Office
3 2 (2.41%) Banking
3 2 (2.41%) Games
3 2 (2.41%) Law
4 1 (1.20%) Advertising
4 1 (1.20%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.20%) Legal
4 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.05%) .NET
1 10 (12.05%) ASP.NET
2 7 (8.43%) HTML
3 6 (7.23%) REST
4 4 (4.82%) CSS
4 4 (4.82%) Gherkin
5 2 (2.41%) RESTful
5 2 (2.41%) Web Services
6 1 (1.20%) J2EE
6 1 (1.20%) jQuery
6 1 (1.20%) JSON
6 1 (1.20%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (1.20%) SOAP
6 1 (1.20%) Spring Boot
6 1 (1.20%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (25.30%) Computer Science
2 11 (13.25%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (10.84%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (9.64%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.61%) Analytical Mindset
5 3 (3.61%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (3.61%) NHS
6 2 (2.41%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.20%) BBC
7 1 (1.20%) Blog
7 1 (1.20%) CESG
7 1 (1.20%) Cyberattack
7 1 (1.20%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.20%) Fintech
7 1 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.20%) PMI
7 1 (1.20%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.02%) Windows
2 2 (2.41%) Android
2 2 (2.41%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.41%) Linux
3 1 (1.20%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (45.78%) Test Automation
2 25 (30.12%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (28.92%) Manual Testing
3 24 (28.92%) Software Testing
4 13 (15.66%) SDLC
5 7 (8.43%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (8.43%) Regression Testing
6 6 (7.23%) BDD
6 6 (7.23%) Defect Management
6 6 (7.23%) OO
6 6 (7.23%) Penetration Testing
6 6 (7.23%) QA Automation
6 6 (7.23%) Scrum
6 6 (7.23%) User Stories
7 5 (6.02%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (6.02%) Machine Learning
7 5 (6.02%) Mathematics
7 5 (6.02%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (4.82%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (4.82%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 25 (30.12%) C#
2 15 (18.07%) Java
3 14 (16.87%) SQL
4 7 (8.43%) JavaScript
5 5 (6.02%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.61%) Python
6 3 (3.61%) Ruby
6 3 (3.61%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.20%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.20%) C
7 1 (1.20%) C++
7 1 (1.20%) Lua
7 1 (1.20%) PHP
Qualifications
1 25 (30.12%) ISTQB
2 18 (21.69%) Degree
3 12 (14.46%) ISEB
4 9 (10.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (6.02%) CREST Certified
6 4 (4.82%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (4.82%) OSCP
7 2 (2.41%) Tigerscheme
8 1 (1.20%) CEH
8 1 (1.20%) CISA
8 1 (1.20%) CISSP
8 1 (1.20%) CSSLP
8 1 (1.20%) Cyber Scheme
8 1 (1.20%) GPEN
8 1 (1.20%) GXPN
8 1 (1.20%) OSCE
8 1 (1.20%) OSWP
8 1 (1.20%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.20%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (33.73%) QA
2 1 (1.20%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (1.20%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (1.20%) Kibana
Vendors
1 13 (15.66%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.61%) MicroStrategy
3 2 (2.41%) Tableau
4 1 (1.20%) Apple
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle
4 1 (1.20%) Splunk