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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 72 64 67
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 8 13 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Basingstoke 1.10% 1.96% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 2.03% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 7 11 7
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £30,000 £38,400
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+1.49% -
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
666 640 672
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Basingstoke 91.61% 96.53% 95.59%
Number of salaries quoted 495 487 511
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 20 August 2014.

Tester Salary Histogram in Basingstoke

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 12 (57.14%) MySQL
2 11 (52.38%) Linux
3 10 (47.62%) Windows
3 10 (47.62%) PCI DSS
4 9 (42.86%) PHP
5 8 (38.10%) IIS
5 8 (38.10%) Apache
5 8 (38.10%) Python
5 8 (38.10%) MS Excel
5 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
5 8 (38.10%) CISSP
5 8 (38.10%) Red Hat
5 8 (38.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (38.10%) Snort
5 8 (38.10%) Ruby
5 8 (38.10%) Open Source
5 8 (38.10%) Bash Shell
6 5 (23.81%) Degree
7 4 (19.05%) Performance Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Computer Science
7 4 (19.05%) QA
7 4 (19.05%) Load Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Stress Testing
7 4 (19.05%) SaaS
7 4 (19.05%) Trello
8 3 (14.29%) ISEB
8 3 (14.29%) Security Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Test Scripting
8 3 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
9 2 (9.52%) Automated Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 8 (38.10%) IIS
1 8 (38.10%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (38.10%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) SaaS
1 4 (19.05%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (57.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (9.52%) JIRA
1 2 (9.52%) Selenium
1 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
1 2 (9.52%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
1 2 (9.52%) Games
1 2 (9.52%) Banking
1 2 (9.52%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) HTML
1 2 (9.52%) CSS
1 2 (9.52%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) Open Source
2 4 (19.05%) Computer Science
3 2 (9.52%) Visualisation
3 2 (9.52%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 11 (52.38%) Linux
2 10 (47.62%) Windows
3 8 (38.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (9.52%) Apple iOS
4 2 (9.52%) Debian
4 2 (9.52%) Ubuntu
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (9.52%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) Load Testing
1 4 (19.05%) Stress Testing
1 4 (19.05%) Performance Testing
2 3 (14.29%) Test Scripting
2 3 (14.29%) Security Testing
2 3 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (9.52%) Automated Testing
3 2 (9.52%) Regression Testing
3 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
3 2 (9.52%) Analytics
3 2 (9.52%) User Stories
3 2 (9.52%) Web Testing
3 2 (9.52%) Test Management
4 1 (4.76%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Automation Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Waterfall
4 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.76%) Software Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) PHP
2 8 (38.10%) Python
2 8 (38.10%) Ruby
2 8 (38.10%) Bash Shell
3 2 (9.52%) Shell Script
3 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) CISSP
2 5 (23.81%) Degree
3 3 (14.29%) ISEB
4 2 (9.52%) CEH
4 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
4 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
4 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
4 2 (9.52%) OSCP
4 2 (9.52%) OSCE
5 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (47.62%) PCI DSS
2 4 (19.05%) QA
3 2 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (38.10%) Snort
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
1 8 (38.10%) Red Hat
2 2 (9.52%) Symbian
3 1 (4.76%) EMC
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
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