The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 180 204 190
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 2 3 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.054% 0.075% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.057% 0.079% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 6
Average salary £31,250 £28,000 £32,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.60% -13.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,250 £25,600 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,250 £35,600 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
QA Tester
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Hampshire 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
Hampshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3495 3804 3748
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hampshire 95.18% 94.56% 95.22%
Number of salaries quoted 2898 3091 3215
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £22,600
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

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

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

QA Tester
Salary Trend in Hampshire

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

QA Tester Salary Trend in Hampshire

QA Tester
Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Southampton +9 1 £32,500 +30.00%
QA Tester
South East

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the Hampshire region that cited QA 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 QA Tester in their job title.

1 7 (100.00%) QA
2 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (71.43%) ISEB
3 5 (71.43%) SQL
3 5 (71.43%) Performance Testing
3 5 (71.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (57.14%) Change Control
4 4 (57.14%) HP
4 4 (57.14%) Oracle Database
4 4 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (57.14%) Finance
4 4 (57.14%) Oracle
4 4 (57.14%) UNIX
4 4 (57.14%) Linux
4 4 (57.14%) Configuration Management
4 4 (57.14%) Front Office
4 4 (57.14%) Banking
4 4 (57.14%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (28.57%) HTML
6 1 (14.29%) PHP
6 1 (14.29%) OOP
6 1 (14.29%) CSS
6 1 (14.29%) ITIL
6 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
6 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
6 1 (14.29%) Games
6 1 (14.29%) Selenium
6 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 1 (14.29%) Cucumber

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the Hampshire region that cited QA 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 QA Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Selenium
1 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
General
1 4 (57.14%) Front Office
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
1 4 (57.14%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Games
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) HTML
2 1 (14.29%) CSS
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) UNIX
1 4 (57.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) Performance Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Configuration Management
3 4 (57.14%) Change Control
4 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Line Management
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) OOP
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) ISEB
1 5 (71.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (57.14%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle
1 4 (57.14%) HP