Period
to 26 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Junior Tester was £26,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 April 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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1127 1079 1204
Rank change year-on-year -48 +125 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior Tester 58 83 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.033% 0.049% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.051% 0.051%
Number of salaries quoted 52 95 101
UK median annual salary £26,000 £25,500 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.96% +2.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £20,100 £20,700 £19,000
90th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £32,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £25,000 £25,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year -1.96% +13.33% +4.65%

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 170,562 164,124 197,710
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.47% 96.56% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 139,513 136,338 165,923
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +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 26 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Junior Tester in the UK

Junior Tester
Top 13 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 26 April 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 -37 55 £26,000 +1.96% 14
UK excluding London -56 45 £25,000 -1.96% 10
Midlands -4 14 £25,000 +21.95% 3
London -27 13 £35,000 - 3
North of England +10 10 £23,500 -7.84% 2
West Midlands +2 10 £27,500 +37.50% 1
South East -30 10 £31,500 +23.53% 3
East of England -18 6 £24,750 -23.85% 2
Yorkshire +15 5 £22,000 -13.73% 1
North West -11 5 £26,000 +10.64% 1
East Midlands +1 4 £23,750 +5.56% 2
Scotland - 3 £25,000 -
South West -5 2 £28,250 +25.56%

Junior Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 28 (48.28%) Software Testing
1 28 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (43.10%) QA
2 25 (43.10%) Test Automation
3 18 (31.03%) Manual Testing
3 18 (31.03%) SQL
4 17 (29.31%) Java
4 17 (29.31%) ISTQB
5 16 (27.59%) Degree
6 14 (24.14%) ISEB
7 12 (20.69%) JIRA
8 11 (18.97%) Selenium
8 11 (18.97%) Finance
9 10 (17.24%) Games
10 9 (15.52%) Computer Science
11 7 (12.07%) WebDriver
11 7 (12.07%) Mobile App
11 7 (12.07%) .NET
11 7 (12.07%) C#
11 7 (12.07%) HTML
11 7 (12.07%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (10.34%) Defect Tracking
12 6 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (10.34%) TDD
12 6 (10.34%) Retail
13 5 (8.62%) Test Scripting
13 5 (8.62%) Cucumber
13 5 (8.62%) BDD
13 5 (8.62%) Regression Testing
13 5 (8.62%) Python

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 2 (3.45%) Confluence
2 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.72%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.72%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) Office 365
1 1 (1.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.72%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (20.69%) JIRA
2 11 (18.97%) Selenium
3 7 (12.07%) WebDriver
4 5 (8.62%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.45%) Bugzilla
5 2 (3.45%) NUnit
5 2 (3.45%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.72%) Appium
6 1 (1.72%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.72%) git-flow
6 1 (1.72%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (18.97%) Finance
2 10 (17.24%) Games
3 6 (10.34%) Retail
4 4 (6.90%) Banking
5 3 (5.17%) Advertising
6 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.72%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.07%) .NET
1 7 (12.07%) HTML
2 4 (6.90%) XML
3 3 (5.17%) CSS
4 2 (3.45%) REST
4 2 (3.45%) Web Services
5 1 (1.72%) Behat
5 1 (1.72%) JSON
5 1 (1.72%) Node.js
5 1 (1.72%) RESTful
5 1 (1.72%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.52%) Computer Science
2 7 (12.07%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.45%) BBC
3 2 (3.45%) NHS
3 2 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.72%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 1 (1.72%) Derivative
4 1 (1.72%) Fintech
4 1 (1.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.72%) Smart City
4 1 (1.72%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.17%) Android
1 3 (5.17%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.45%) Linux
3 1 (1.72%) Unix
3 1 (1.72%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
1 28 (48.28%) Software Testing
2 25 (43.10%) Test Automation
3 18 (31.03%) Manual Testing
4 6 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (10.34%) Defect Tracking
4 6 (10.34%) TDD
5 5 (8.62%) BDD
5 5 (8.62%) Regression Testing
5 5 (8.62%) Test Scripting
6 4 (6.90%) Game Development
6 4 (6.90%) Mathematics
6 4 (6.90%) SDLC
6 4 (6.90%) Waterfall
7 3 (5.17%) Acceptance Criteria
7 3 (5.17%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (5.17%) Scrum
7 3 (5.17%) Validation
7 3 (5.17%) Web Development
8 2 (3.45%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (31.03%) SQL
2 17 (29.31%) Java
3 7 (12.07%) C#
4 5 (8.62%) C++
4 5 (8.62%) Python
5 4 (6.90%) JavaScript
6 3 (5.17%) C
7 2 (3.45%) PHP
8 1 (1.72%) Go
Qualifications
1 17 (29.31%) ISTQB
2 16 (27.59%) Degree
3 14 (24.14%) ISEB
4 7 (12.07%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (6.90%) Numerate Degree
5 4 (6.90%) Postgraduate
6 1 (1.72%) CREST Certified
6 1 (1.72%) Cyber Scheme
6 1 (1.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.72%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (43.10%) QA
2 2 (3.45%) PMO
3 1 (1.72%) ISO 14001
3 1 (1.72%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) Docker
Vendors
1 4 (6.90%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.45%) Google
3 1 (1.72%) TOWER Software
3 1 (1.72%) Twitter