Period
to 21 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Junior Tester was £26,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1102 1135 1210
Rank change year-on-year +33 +75 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior Tester 69 80 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.039% 0.045% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.047% 0.040%
Number of salaries quoted 63 75 77
UK median annual salary £26,000 £25,500 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.96% +2.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £20,000 £21,100 £19,250
90th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £33,450
UK excluding London median annual salary £25,000 £25,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year -1.96% +2.00% +11.11%

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 168,332 171,865 195,836
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.21% 96.19% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 136,208 140,089 164,520
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 £26,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
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 21 July 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 21 July 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 +16 68 £26,000 +1.96% 11
UK excluding London +2 48 £25,000 -1.96% 10
London +21 20 £30,000 - 1
North of England +23 17 £26,000 +6.12% 3
Midlands -4 13 £25,000 +6.38% 2
North West +14 9 £26,000 +10.64% 2
Yorkshire +25 8 £30,000 +5.26% 1
East of England +13 7 £24,750 -6.60% 3
South East -12 7 £32,500 +27.45% 2
East Midlands - 7 £25,000 -
West Midlands +17 6 £23,000 -2.13% 2
South West -3 3 £22,500 -29.69%
Scotland - 1 - -

Junior Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 35 (50.72%) Test Automation
2 34 (49.28%) Software Testing
3 32 (46.38%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (37.68%) QA
5 23 (33.33%) ISTQB
6 20 (28.99%) Manual Testing
6 20 (28.99%) Java
7 19 (27.54%) ISEB
8 17 (24.64%) Degree
8 17 (24.64%) Selenium
9 16 (23.19%) JIRA
10 15 (21.74%) C#
11 13 (18.84%) SQL
11 13 (18.84%) Computer Science
11 13 (18.84%) SDLC
12 11 (15.94%) Computer Science Degree
13 10 (14.49%) WebDriver
13 10 (14.49%) JavaScript
14 8 (11.59%) Finance
14 8 (11.59%) HTML
15 7 (10.14%) Games
15 7 (10.14%) Mathematics
15 7 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
16 6 (8.70%) Self-Motivation
16 6 (8.70%) User Stories
16 6 (8.70%) Retail
17 5 (7.25%) TDD
17 5 (7.25%) Banking
17 5 (7.25%) Scrum
17 5 (7.25%) Regression Testing

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 4 (5.80%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.45%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.90%) Internet
1 2 (2.90%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (2.90%) NonStop SQL
1 2 (2.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.45%) MySQL
2 1 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (24.64%) Selenium
2 16 (23.19%) JIRA
3 10 (14.49%) WebDriver
4 5 (7.25%) SoapUI
5 3 (4.35%) Bugzilla
5 3 (4.35%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.45%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.45%) git-flow
6 1 (1.45%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.45%) NUnit
General
1 8 (11.59%) Finance
2 7 (10.14%) Games
3 6 (8.70%) Retail
4 5 (7.25%) Banking
5 1 (1.45%) Advertising
5 1 (1.45%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.45%) Law
5 1 (1.45%) Legal
5 1 (1.45%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.59%) HTML
2 5 (7.25%) REST
3 3 (4.35%) CSS
4 2 (2.90%) .NET
4 2 (2.90%) RESTful
4 2 (2.90%) Web Services
4 2 (2.90%) XML
5 1 (1.45%) Behat
5 1 (1.45%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.45%) JSON
5 1 (1.45%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.84%) Computer Science
2 7 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.70%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (7.25%) Mobile App
5 4 (5.80%) NHS
6 3 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (2.90%) Algorithms
7 2 (2.90%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (1.45%) BBC
8 1 (1.45%) Blog
8 1 (1.45%) Derivative
8 1 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (1.45%) Smart City
8 1 (1.45%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.35%) Windows
2 2 (2.90%) Android
2 2 (2.90%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.90%) Linux
3 1 (1.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (50.72%) Test Automation
2 34 (49.28%) Software Testing
3 32 (46.38%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (28.99%) Manual Testing
5 13 (18.84%) SDLC
6 7 (10.14%) Mathematics
7 6 (8.70%) User Stories
8 5 (7.25%) BDD
8 5 (7.25%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (7.25%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (7.25%) QA Automation
8 5 (7.25%) Regression Testing
8 5 (7.25%) Scrum
8 5 (7.25%) TDD
8 5 (7.25%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (5.80%) Business Process Modelling
9 4 (5.80%) Machine Learning
9 4 (5.80%) Test Scripting
9 4 (5.80%) Waterfall
10 3 (4.35%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (28.99%) Java
2 15 (21.74%) C#
3 13 (18.84%) SQL
4 10 (14.49%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.35%) Python
6 2 (2.90%) C++
7 1 (1.45%) C
7 1 (1.45%) Go
Qualifications
1 23 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 19 (27.54%) ISEB
3 17 (24.64%) Degree
4 11 (15.94%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (5.80%) Numerate Degree
5 4 (5.80%) Postgraduate
6 3 (4.35%) CREST Certified
7 2 (2.90%) OSCP
8 1 (1.45%) Cyber Scheme
8 1 (1.45%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.45%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (37.68%) QA
2 2 (2.90%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (1.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.45%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (1.45%) Kibana
Vendors
1 2 (2.90%) MicroStrategy
1 2 (2.90%) Tableau
2 1 (1.45%) Google
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.45%) Splunk