The table below looks at the statistics for the Software 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 Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 177 183 182
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 19 6 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.48% 0.16% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.17% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 15 2 8
Average salary £32,500 £28,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.07% -6.66%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £27,000
% change year-on-year
- +20.37%
Software 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
3789 3629 3996
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hampshire 94.82% 94.95% 95.01%
Number of salaries quoted 3123 3126 3441
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,600 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £55,000 £56,050
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

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

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Hampshire

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

Software Tester Salary Trend in Hampshire

Software Tester
Salary Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Tester across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Software Tester Salary Histogram in Hampshire

Software 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 Software Tester within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
Petersfield - 5 £32,500 - 2
Fareham -5 4 £34,250 +26.85%
Winchester - 3 £30,000 - 1
Basingstoke - 2 £28,500 -
Eastleigh +7 1 £28,000 -3.44%
Aldershot - 1 £38,500 -
Software Tester
South East

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Hampshire region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title.

1 21 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (51.43%) Software Testing
3 17 (48.57%) Selenium
4 15 (42.86%) SQL
5 14 (40.00%) Test Management
6 13 (37.14%) Manual Testing
6 13 (37.14%) Windows
7 12 (34.29%) Test Automation
8 11 (31.43%) HP Quality Center
8 11 (31.43%) ISEB
8 11 (31.43%) Automated Testing
9 10 (28.57%) Content Management
9 10 (28.57%) QuickTest Pro
9 10 (28.57%) Client/Server
9 10 (28.57%) N-Tier
10 9 (25.71%) C#
10 9 (25.71%) QA
11 8 (22.86%) Java
12 7 (20.00%) Degree
12 7 (20.00%) JIRA
13 6 (17.14%) ISTQB
13 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
13 6 (17.14%) WebDriver
13 6 (17.14%) SaaS
14 5 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 5 (14.29%) Computer Science
14 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
15 4 (11.43%) Regression Testing
15 4 (11.43%) Web Services
15 4 (11.43%) Waterfall

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Hampshire region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.57%) MS Office
3 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.86%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) Internet
2 1 (2.86%) Ethernet
2 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) MongoDB
2 2 (5.71%) NoSQL
2 2 (5.71%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.71%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 17 (48.57%) Selenium
2 10 (28.57%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (20.00%) JIRA
4 6 (17.14%) WebDriver
5 2 (5.71%) Cucumber
5 2 (5.71%) Git (software)
5 2 (5.71%) Bugzilla
5 2 (5.71%) NUnit
5 2 (5.71%) Subversion
6 1 (2.86%) JUnit
6 1 (2.86%) jMock
6 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.86%) JBehave
General
1 3 (8.57%) Retail
2 2 (5.71%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (5.71%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Back Office
3 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.86%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) Web Services
2 3 (8.57%) .NET
3 2 (5.71%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (28.57%) Client/Server
1 10 (28.57%) N-Tier
2 5 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.71%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.71%) Mobile Payment
3 2 (5.71%) User Experience
3 2 (5.71%) IVR
4 1 (2.86%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.86%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 13 (37.14%) Windows
2 1 (2.86%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (51.43%) Software Testing
3 14 (40.00%) Test Management
4 13 (37.14%) Manual Testing
5 12 (34.29%) Test Automation
6 11 (31.43%) Automated Testing
7 10 (28.57%) Content Management
8 4 (11.43%) Regression Testing
8 4 (11.43%) Waterfall
8 4 (11.43%) Compatibility Testing
9 2 (5.71%) Web Testing
9 2 (5.71%) Release Management
9 2 (5.71%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (5.71%) BDD
9 2 (5.71%) OO
9 2 (5.71%) E-Commerce
9 2 (5.71%) Software Engineering
9 2 (5.71%) TDD
9 2 (5.71%) Test Strategy
9 2 (5.71%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (42.86%) SQL
2 9 (25.71%) C#
3 8 (22.86%) Java
4 3 (8.57%) C
5 2 (5.71%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.86%) Ruby
6 1 (2.86%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (31.43%) ISEB
2 7 (20.00%) Degree
3 6 (17.14%) ISTQB
4 5 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (25.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (31.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.71%) SAP
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Petersfield
Computer Futures
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum + Health care, Pension, Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Petersfield
Spectrum IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Portsmouth
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: £15,000 - £17,000 + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago