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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 173 164 157
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 19 23 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.51% 0.56% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.60% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 17 15 29
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,000 £21,100
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £30,300 £28,400
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £31,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
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
3570 3865 3656
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hampshire 95.71% 94.64% 95.66%
Number of salaries quoted 3000 3322 2990
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 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
Winchester -16 6 £32,500 +8.33%
Southampton - 4 £22,000 -
Basingstoke - 2 £28,500 -
Farnborough - 2 £28,750 -
Software Tester
South East

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 19 (52.78%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (44.44%) Manual Testing
3 15 (41.67%) QA
3 15 (41.67%) SQL
4 13 (36.11%) Java
5 12 (33.33%) Eclipse
6 11 (30.56%) Software Testing
6 11 (30.56%) Test Automation
7 10 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
7 10 (27.78%) Automated Testing
7 10 (27.78%) Selenium
7 10 (27.78%) Degree
8 9 (25.00%) Mentoring
9 8 (22.22%) Test Management
9 8 (22.22%) Software Engineering
9 8 (22.22%) Content Management
9 8 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
9 8 (22.22%) Windows
9 8 (22.22%) Client/Server
9 8 (22.22%) N-Tier
10 7 (19.44%) Automation Testing
11 5 (13.89%) Integration Testing
12 4 (11.11%) Performance Testing
12 4 (11.11%) PCI DSS
12 4 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
12 4 (11.11%) E-Commerce
12 4 (11.11%) MS Visio
12 4 (11.11%) UML
12 4 (11.11%) MySQL
12 4 (11.11%) HTML

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 4 (11.11%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) SSH
2 1 (2.78%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) MySQL
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (33.33%) Eclipse
2 10 (27.78%) Selenium
3 8 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (5.56%) Bugzilla
4 2 (5.56%) Toad
4 2 (5.56%) Git (software)
4 2 (5.56%) Subversion
4 2 (5.56%) JIRA
4 2 (5.56%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.78%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.78%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.78%) NUnit
General
1 4 (11.11%) Games
2 1 (2.78%) Banking
2 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.78%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) HTML
2 1 (2.78%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Client/Server
1 8 (22.22%) N-Tier
2 2 (5.56%) IVR
2 2 (5.56%) Statistics
2 2 (5.56%) Mathematics
2 2 (5.56%) Physics
2 2 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.56%) Open Source
2 2 (5.56%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.56%) Mobile Payment
2 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.22%) Windows
2 2 (5.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (52.78%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (44.44%) Manual Testing
3 11 (30.56%) Test Automation
3 11 (30.56%) Software Testing
4 10 (27.78%) Automated Testing
5 9 (25.00%) Mentoring
6 8 (22.22%) Software Engineering
6 8 (22.22%) Content Management
6 8 (22.22%) Test Management
7 7 (19.44%) Automation Testing
8 5 (13.89%) Integration Testing
9 4 (11.11%) Performance Testing
9 4 (11.11%) UML
9 4 (11.11%) E-Commerce
9 4 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (5.56%) CRM
11 2 (5.56%) Web Testing
11 2 (5.56%) Reverse Engineering
11 2 (5.56%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 15 (41.67%) SQL
2 13 (36.11%) Java
3 3 (8.33%) C#
4 2 (5.56%) C++
4 2 (5.56%) C
4 2 (5.56%) T-SQL
4 2 (5.56%) Python
5 1 (2.78%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 10 (27.78%) Degree
2 3 (8.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.56%) ISEB
3 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.56%) DV Cleared
3 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (41.67%) QA
2 4 (11.11%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 10 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
Waterlooville
Computer Futures
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Hampshire
Capita - ITMS
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + Great benefits, see advert
Posted: 15 days ago