Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Junior Tester was £27,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1064 1135 1170
Rank change year-on-year +71 +35 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior Tester 113 87 144
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.063% 0.046% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.047% 0.068%
Number of salaries quoted 95 82 134
UK median annual salary £27,500 £24,500 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.24% -2.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £20,000 £19,000 £19,750
90th Percentile £35,950 £32,375 £37,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £26,000 £23,500 £24,250
% change year-on-year +10.64% -3.09% +5.43%

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 171362 183209 211285
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 137432 153366 175465
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Junior Tester in the UK

Junior Tester
Top 14 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 18 November 2017. 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 +60 110 £27,500 +10.00% 6
UK excluding London +75 81 £26,000 +10.64% 7
London +13 31 £29,500 +6.31%
South East +34 28 £31,500 +23.53% 3
Midlands +28 18 £21,250 +6.25% 2
West Midlands +20 17 £20,000 - 2
East of England +16 14 £26,500 +12.77%
North of England - 10 £22,500 - 1
Yorkshire - 9 £22,500 -
South West -3 8 £35,000 -
Wales +18 2 £24,500 +19.51%
East Midlands +39 1 £22,500 -
Scotland -14 1 £22,500 - 1
North West - 1 - - 1

Junior Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 56 (49.56%) Test Automation
2 47 (41.59%) QA
3 43 (38.05%) Software Testing
3 43 (38.05%) SQL
4 41 (36.28%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (31.86%) Degree
6 31 (27.43%) Manual Testing
7 30 (26.55%) JIRA
8 29 (25.66%) Selenium
9 25 (22.12%) Java
10 22 (19.47%) C#
11 21 (18.58%) HTML
11 21 (18.58%) Computer Science
12 18 (15.93%) Finance
13 17 (15.04%) Regression Testing
13 17 (15.04%) Defect Tracking
13 17 (15.04%) Mobile App
14 15 (13.27%) ISTQB
15 13 (11.50%) Validation
15 13 (11.50%) WebDriver
16 12 (10.62%) Functional Testing
16 12 (10.62%) C++
17 11 (9.73%) C
17 11 (9.73%) .NET
17 11 (9.73%) Python
17 11 (9.73%) Scrum
17 11 (9.73%) Scala
17 11 (9.73%) Analytical Skills
17 11 (9.73%) Scenario Testing
18 10 (8.85%) Microsoft

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 9 (7.96%) Confluence
2 2 (1.77%) IIS
3 1 (0.88%) CMS
3 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.88%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.08%) SaaS
2 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.65%) Firewall
1 3 (2.65%) Internet
1 3 (2.65%) VoIP
1 3 (2.65%) Wireless
2 1 (0.88%) FTP
2 1 (0.88%) PuTTY
2 1 (0.88%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.54%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.77%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 30 (26.55%) JIRA
2 29 (25.66%) Selenium
3 13 (11.50%) WebDriver
4 8 (7.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (6.19%) Gatling
5 7 (6.19%) JMeter
6 6 (5.31%) Cucumber
6 6 (5.31%) Git (software)
7 5 (4.42%) NUnit
8 3 (2.65%) AppScan
8 3 (2.65%) Jenkins
8 3 (2.65%) Metasploit
8 3 (2.65%) Paros
8 3 (2.65%) SpecFlow
8 3 (2.65%) Subversion
8 3 (2.65%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.77%) HP UFT
9 2 (1.77%) JUnit
10 1 (0.88%) Bugzilla
10 1 (0.88%) Ranorex
General
1 18 (15.93%) Finance
2 8 (7.08%) Games
3 5 (4.42%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.54%) Banking
5 2 (1.77%) Marketing
5 2 (1.77%) Retail
5 2 (1.77%) Retail Finance
6 1 (0.88%) Advertising
6 1 (0.88%) Automotive
6 1 (0.88%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.88%) Electronics
6 1 (0.88%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.88%) Law
6 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (18.58%) HTML
2 11 (9.73%) .NET
3 9 (7.96%) CSS
4 7 (6.19%) XML
5 5 (4.42%) Grails
5 5 (4.42%) Ruby on Rails
6 4 (3.54%) Gherkin
6 4 (3.54%) REST
6 4 (3.54%) Web Services
7 3 (2.65%) JSON
8 2 (1.77%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.77%) SOAP
9 1 (0.88%) Angular 2
9 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.88%) CSS3
9 1 (0.88%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 21 (18.58%) Computer Science
2 17 (15.04%) Mobile App
3 11 (9.73%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (6.19%) BBC
5 5 (4.42%) User Experience
6 3 (2.65%) Fintech
6 3 (2.65%) iPad
7 1 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.31%) Android
1 6 (5.31%) Apple iOS
2 3 (2.65%) Kali Linux
3 1 (0.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (49.56%) Test Automation
2 43 (38.05%) Software Testing
3 41 (36.28%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (27.43%) Manual Testing
5 17 (15.04%) Defect Tracking
5 17 (15.04%) Regression Testing
6 13 (11.50%) Validation
7 12 (10.62%) Functional Testing
8 11 (9.73%) Scenario Testing
8 11 (9.73%) Scrum
9 9 (7.96%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (7.96%) OO
10 8 (7.08%) Exploratory Testing
10 8 (7.08%) Game Development
10 8 (7.08%) Test Scripting
11 7 (6.19%) Mathematics
12 6 (5.31%) Business Analysis
12 6 (5.31%) Test Strategy
12 6 (5.31%) Waterfall
12 6 (5.31%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 43 (38.05%) SQL
2 25 (22.12%) Java
3 22 (19.47%) C#
4 12 (10.62%) C++
5 11 (9.73%) C
5 11 (9.73%) Python
5 11 (9.73%) Scala
6 9 (7.96%) JavaScript
7 6 (5.31%) Ruby
8 5 (4.42%) Groovy
9 3 (2.65%) PHP
9 3 (2.65%) PowerShell
9 3 (2.65%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.88%) Perl
Qualifications
1 36 (31.86%) Degree
2 15 (13.27%) ISTQB
3 6 (5.31%) ISEB
4 3 (2.65%) CEH
4 3 (2.65%) CISA
4 3 (2.65%) CISM
4 3 (2.65%) CISSP
4 3 (2.65%) CREST Certified
4 3 (2.65%) GCIH
4 3 (2.65%) GPEN
4 3 (2.65%) GWAPT
4 3 (2.65%) OSCE
4 3 (2.65%) OSCP
5 2 (1.77%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (41.59%) QA
2 3 (2.65%) ISO 14001
2 3 (2.65%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.65%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (2.65%) HP Fortify
1 3 (2.65%) Nessus
1 3 (2.65%) Nmap
1 3 (2.65%) WebInspect
2 2 (1.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (8.85%) Microsoft
2 1 (0.88%) HP
2 1 (0.88%) SAP
2 1 (0.88%) Telerik
2 1 (0.88%) TOWER Software