Period
to 22 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Junior Tester was £25,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1027 1091 1086
Rank change year-on-year +64 -5 +84
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior Tester 91 90 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.060% 0.052% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.062% 0.054% 0.065%
Number of salaries quoted 86 75 112
UK median annual salary £25,000 £27,500 £25,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +7.84% +2.00%
10th Percentile £19,000 £19,000 £19,000
90th Percentile £42,500 £34,800 £32,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £22,500 £26,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year -15.09% +6.00% +8.70%

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 145,617 166,862 168,522
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.90% 96.20% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 116,393 135,777 140,246
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019. 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 +84 90 £25,000 -9.09% 10
UK excluding London +59 67 £22,500 -15.09% 7
South East +63 34 £20,000 -36.51% 3
London +43 23 £36,500 +23.73% 3
East of England +38 14 £26,000 +4.00%
North of England +39 9 £21,500 -4.44% 3
North West - 8 £22,000 - 2
South West +33 6 £25,000 -28.57% 1
Midlands +31 4 £27,500 +37.50%
West Midlands +29 3 £28,000 +40.00%
East Midlands +23 1 £27,500 +22.22%
Yorkshire +12 1 £21,500 -4.44% 1

Junior Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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 37 (40.66%) C#
2 30 (32.97%) Computer Science
3 29 (31.87%) Test Automation
4 28 (30.77%) ISTQB
5 24 (26.37%) QA
6 23 (25.27%) Microsoft
7 22 (24.18%) .NET
7 22 (24.18%) ASP.NET
8 21 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (23.08%) SQL Server
9 20 (21.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 18 (19.78%) Selenium
11 17 (18.68%) SQL
12 16 (17.58%) Java
12 16 (17.58%) Manual Testing
13 15 (16.48%) Degree
14 12 (13.19%) JIRA
14 12 (13.19%) Software Testing
14 12 (13.19%) Penetration Testing
15 10 (10.99%) Regression Testing
15 10 (10.99%) Finance
15 10 (10.99%) Test Scripting
16 9 (9.89%) Ruby
17 8 (8.79%) User Acceptance Testing
17 8 (8.79%) Python
17 8 (8.79%) Functional Testing
17 8 (8.79%) OSCP
18 7 (7.69%) Windows
18 7 (7.69%) PowerShell
19 6 (6.59%) Confluence

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 6 (6.59%) Confluence
2 1 (1.10%) SugarCRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.49%) Wireless
2 1 (1.10%) Firewall
2 1 (1.10%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.10%) GIS
2 1 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (19.78%) Selenium
2 12 (13.19%) JIRA
3 6 (6.59%) Burp Suite
4 5 (5.49%) Git (software)
4 5 (5.49%) Jenkins
4 5 (5.49%) WebDriver
5 4 (4.40%) Cucumber
5 4 (4.40%) JMeter
5 4 (4.40%) LoadRunner
5 4 (4.40%) Metasploit
6 3 (3.30%) SpecFlow
6 3 (3.30%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (3.30%) TestRail
7 1 (1.10%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.10%) HP UFT
7 1 (1.10%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.10%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (1.10%) RSpec
7 1 (1.10%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.10%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 10 (10.99%) Finance
2 5 (5.49%) Banking
3 3 (3.30%) Retail
4 2 (2.20%) Back Office
4 2 (2.20%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.10%) Advertising
5 1 (1.10%) Law
5 1 (1.10%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (24.18%) .NET
1 22 (24.18%) ASP.NET
2 4 (4.40%) Gherkin
2 4 (4.40%) Web Services
3 3 (3.30%) CSS
3 3 (3.30%) HTML
4 2 (2.20%) J2EE
4 2 (2.20%) REST
4 2 (2.20%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (2.20%) Spring Boot
5 1 (1.10%) GWT
5 1 (1.10%) jQuery
5 1 (1.10%) SOAP
5 1 (1.10%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.40%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.40%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (4.40%) SWIFT
3 3 (3.30%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.30%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.30%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.20%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.10%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (1.10%) CESG
5 1 (1.10%) Cyberattack
5 1 (1.10%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.10%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.10%) Fintech
5 1 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.10%) PMI
5 1 (1.10%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.69%) Windows
2 6 (6.59%) Linux
3 4 (4.40%) Unix
4 1 (1.10%) Android
4 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (32.97%) Computer Science
2 29 (31.87%) Test Automation
3 21 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (17.58%) Manual Testing
5 12 (13.19%) Penetration Testing
5 12 (13.19%) Software Testing
6 10 (10.99%) Regression Testing
6 10 (10.99%) Test Scripting
7 8 (8.79%) Functional Testing
7 8 (8.79%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (6.59%) Cybersecurity
8 6 (6.59%) Scrum
8 6 (6.59%) Software Engineering
8 6 (6.59%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 5 (5.49%) Defect Management
9 5 (5.49%) OO
9 5 (5.49%) Project Management
9 5 (5.49%) Scenario Testing
9 5 (5.49%) Test Strategy
10 4 (4.40%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 37 (40.66%) C#
2 17 (18.68%) SQL
3 16 (17.58%) Java
4 9 (9.89%) Ruby
5 8 (8.79%) Python
6 7 (7.69%) PowerShell
7 6 (6.59%) C++
8 3 (3.30%) JavaScript
8 3 (3.30%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.20%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.20%) C
9 2 (2.20%) Lua
9 2 (2.20%) PHP
Qualifications
1 28 (30.77%) ISTQB
2 20 (21.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 15 (16.48%) Degree
4 8 (8.79%) OSCP
5 6 (6.59%) CEH
5 6 (6.59%) CISSP
6 5 (5.49%) CREST Certified
6 5 (5.49%) GPEN
7 4 (4.40%) GIAC
8 3 (3.30%) ISEB
8 3 (3.30%) Tigerscheme
9 2 (2.20%) CISA
9 2 (2.20%) Security Cleared
10 1 (1.10%) CHECK Team Leader
10 1 (1.10%) CSSLP
10 1 (1.10%) Cyber Scheme
10 1 (1.10%) GXPN
10 1 (1.10%) OSCE
10 1 (1.10%) PMI Certification
10 1 (1.10%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (26.37%) QA
2 4 (4.40%) SEPA
3 2 (2.20%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (1.10%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (1.10%) GDPR
4 1 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (4.40%) Nexpose
2 1 (1.10%) HP ALM
2 1 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (25.27%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.20%) SAP
3 1 (1.10%) Apple
3 1 (1.10%) Google
3 1 (1.10%) HP
3 1 (1.10%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (1.10%) Oracle