The median annual salary for a Junior Tester was £25,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Junior Tester
UK
Rank 806 886 896
Rank change year-on-year +80 +10  
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior Tester 43 60 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.051% 0.058% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.061% 0.059%
Number of salaries quoted 39 60 59
Median salary £25,500 £25,000 £22,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,400 £20,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £33,000 £27,700
UK excluding London median salary £25,500 £22,500 £21,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14%  

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 80634 98831 101724
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.35% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 66904 82761 83046
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Junior Tester in the UK

Junior Tester
Top 28 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 23 March 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 +76 42 £25,500 +2.00% 7
South East +64 23 £25,500 +13.33% 3
East Sussex - 10 £25,500 -
Brighton - 10 £25,500 -
Hove - 10 £25,500 -
London +76 8 £36,250 -3.33% 2
Hampshire +22 6 £26,000 +15.55%
West Midlands +33 5 £20,000 +5.26% 1
Oxfordshire -4 5 £26,000 +30.00% 2
Basingstoke - 5 £26,000 -
Birmingham +21 4 £20,000 -4.76% 1
South West +24 3 £22,500 +5.88% 1
Yorkshire +19 2 £32,500 +51.16%
Gloucestershire - 2 - - 1
Oxford - 2 £25,000 -
Gloucester - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 £32,500 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £32,500 -
Surrey +28 1 £27,500 -
Southampton +16 1 £21,000 -6.66%
Bristol +4 1 £22,500 +12.50%
North West -17 1 £22,500 -10.00%
Manchester -25 1 £22,500 -10.00%
Berkshire - 1 £40,000 - 1
Wigan - 1 £22,500 -
Guildford - 1 £27,500 -
Leamington Spa - 1 £30,000 -
Warwickshire - 1 £30,000 -

Junior Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 40 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (31.25%) QA
2 30 (31.25%) C#
2 30 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 30 (31.25%) Microsoft
3 29 (30.21%) ISTQB
4 28 (29.17%) .NET
5 25 (26.04%) Degree
5 25 (26.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 20 (20.83%) ASP.NET
7 19 (19.79%) SQL
8 18 (18.75%) Selenium
9 17 (17.71%) Software Testing
9 17 (17.71%) Test Scripting
10 15 (15.63%) Automated Testing
11 12 (12.50%) JIRA
12 11 (11.46%) Manual Testing
13 10 (10.42%) Finance
13 10 (10.42%) Automation Testing
13 10 (10.42%) Defect Tracking
14 9 (9.38%) Mobile App
14 9 (9.38%) Web Testing
15 8 (8.33%) WebDriver
15 8 (8.33%) C++
15 8 (8.33%) Java
16 7 (7.29%) SDLC
16 7 (7.29%) CSS
16 7 (7.29%) Regression Testing
17 6 (6.25%) ISEB
17 6 (6.25%) HTML

Junior Tester Skill Set
Top Related 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 3 (3.13%) CMS
2 2 (2.08%) IIS
2 2 (2.08%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.04%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.04%) MySQL
4 1 (1.04%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 18 (18.75%) Selenium
2 12 (12.50%) JIRA
3 8 (8.33%) WebDriver
4 4 (4.17%) Appium
4 4 (4.17%) Cucumber
4 4 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (3.13%) HP UFT
5 3 (3.13%) JUnit
6 2 (2.08%) SoapUI
6 2 (2.08%) TestComplete
7 1 (1.04%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.04%) JMeter
7 1 (1.04%) TestRail
7 1 (1.04%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.04%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (10.42%) Finance
2 5 (5.21%) Games
3 4 (4.17%) Retail
4 2 (2.08%) Marketing
5 1 (1.04%) Electronics
5 1 (1.04%) Local Government
5 1 (1.04%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.04%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (29.17%) .NET
2 20 (20.83%) ASP.NET
3 7 (7.29%) CSS
4 6 (6.25%) HTML
5 4 (4.17%) jQuery
6 3 (3.13%) Ajax
6 3 (3.13%) Ruby on Rails
6 3 (3.13%) XML
7 2 (2.08%) CSS3
7 2 (2.08%) HTML5
7 2 (2.08%) JSON
7 2 (2.08%) XHTML
8 1 (1.04%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.04%) SOAP
8 1 (1.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (1.04%) Web Services
8 1 (1.04%) WSDL
8 1 (1.04%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.38%) Mobile App
2 6 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.25%) iPad
3 5 (5.21%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.17%) Smartphone
5 3 (3.13%) Digital Media
6 2 (2.08%) User Experience
7 1 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.04%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.21%) Windows
2 3 (3.13%) Windows 8
2 3 (3.13%) Windows Server
2 3 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (3.13%) Windows Vista
2 3 (3.13%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.04%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (17.71%) Software Testing
2 17 (17.71%) Test Scripting
3 15 (15.63%) Automated Testing
4 11 (11.46%) Manual Testing
5 10 (10.42%) Automation Testing
5 10 (10.42%) Defect Tracking
6 9 (9.38%) Web Testing
7 7 (7.29%) Regression Testing
7 7 (7.29%) SDLC
8 6 (6.25%) Mathematics
8 6 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (5.21%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (5.21%) Functional Testing
9 5 (5.21%) Game Development
9 5 (5.21%) Mentoring
9 5 (5.21%) System Testing
10 4 (4.17%) Non-Functional Testing
10 4 (4.17%) Test Automation
10 4 (4.17%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 30 (31.25%) C#
2 19 (19.79%) SQL
3 8 (8.33%) C++
3 8 (8.33%) Java
4 5 (5.21%) JavaScript
4 5 (5.21%) T-SQL
5 4 (4.17%) Ruby
6 1 (1.04%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (30.21%) ISTQB
2 25 (26.04%) Degree
2 25 (26.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (6.25%) ISEB
4 4 (4.17%) OSCP
5 3 (3.13%) CEH
6 2 (2.08%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.08%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.04%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.04%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (31.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.17%) HP
3 3 (3.13%) SAP
4 1 (1.04%) Oracle
London
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: £20k - 24k per year + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
SDC
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + health,pension,travel
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £18000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £17,000 per annum 6 monthly salary review
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Modis International Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago