The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Basingstoke region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 59 56 65
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 7 17 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Basingstoke 1.22% 2.79% 1.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 2.89% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 7 16 12
Average salary £41,000 £33,750 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.48% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,700 £27,250 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,200 £65,000 £43,100
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,750 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Tester
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Basingstoke region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Basingstoke
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
551 589 737
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Basingstoke 95.66% 96.56% 95.47%
Number of salaries quoted 457 433 598
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,500 £25,300
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Basingstoke region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

Tester
Salary Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Tester across the Basingstoke region.

Tester Salary Trend in Basingstoke

Tester
Salary Histogram in Basingstoke

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Basingstoke region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

Tester Salary Histogram in Basingstoke

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT jobs across the Basingstoke region that cited Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Tester in their job title.

1 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) Degree
2 8 (50.00%) MySQL
2 8 (50.00%) Mobile App
3 7 (43.75%) Git (software)
3 7 (43.75%) JIRA
4 6 (37.50%) Computer Science
5 5 (31.25%) QA
5 5 (31.25%) Selenium
5 5 (31.25%) Maven
5 5 (31.25%) HTML
5 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
5 5 (31.25%) Windows
5 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
5 5 (31.25%) ISEB
5 5 (31.25%) ISTQB
5 5 (31.25%) Manual Testing
5 5 (31.25%) Android
5 5 (31.25%) Cucumber
5 5 (31.25%) Apple iOS
6 4 (25.00%) Trello
6 4 (25.00%) User Experience
6 4 (25.00%) PCI DSS
6 4 (25.00%) Linux
6 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Performance Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Load Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Stress Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Windows Mobile
7 3 (18.75%) Scrum

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT jobs across the Basingstoke region that cited Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (12.50%) IIS
1 2 (12.50%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Trello
2 2 (12.50%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) MySQL
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) JIRA
1 7 (43.75%) Git (software)
2 5 (31.25%) Maven
2 5 (31.25%) Selenium
2 5 (31.25%) Cucumber
3 3 (18.75%) WebDriver
4 2 (12.50%) Bugzilla
4 2 (12.50%) Subversion
5 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
1 2 (12.50%) Games
1 2 (12.50%) Banking
1 2 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) HTML
2 3 (18.75%) XSL
2 3 (18.75%) J2ME
3 1 (6.25%) WinForms
3 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (6.25%) .NET
3 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 6 (37.50%) Computer Science
3 4 (25.00%) User Experience
4 3 (18.75%) iPad
4 3 (18.75%) Blackberry
5 2 (12.50%) IVR
5 2 (12.50%) Open Source
5 2 (12.50%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
1 5 (31.25%) Android
1 5 (31.25%) Apple iOS
2 4 (25.00%) Linux
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (12.50%) CentOS
4 2 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (12.50%) Debian
4 2 (12.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) Manual Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Load Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Stress Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
4 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
4 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Scrum
4 3 (18.75%) User Stories
5 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 2 (12.50%) TDD
5 2 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 2 (12.50%) Functional Testing
5 2 (12.50%) BDD
5 2 (12.50%) Web Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
2 2 (12.50%) PHP
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
2 2 (12.50%) Python
2 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
2 2 (12.50%) Ruby
2 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
2 2 (12.50%) C
3 1 (6.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) Degree
2 5 (31.25%) ISEB
2 5 (31.25%) ISTQB
3 2 (12.50%) CISSP
3 2 (12.50%) CEH
3 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 2 (12.50%) OSCP
3 2 (12.50%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) QA
2 4 (25.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Snort
2 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Red Hat