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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 165 165 155
Rank change year-on-year
0 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 22 23 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.59% 0.60% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.63% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 20 11 31
Average salary £32,500 £27,500 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.18% +14.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £27,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £27,500 £28,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
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
3547 3645 3846
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hampshire 95.35% 94.58% 95.96%
Number of salaries quoted 3009 3071 3120
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -14 7 £32,500 +18.18%
Southampton - 4 £22,000 -
Farnborough - 3 £30,000 -
Basingstoke - 1 £28,500 -
Software Tester
South East

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 23 (54.76%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (47.62%) SQL
3 17 (40.48%) Automated Testing
3 17 (40.48%) QA
3 17 (40.48%) Selenium
3 17 (40.48%) Manual Testing
4 16 (38.10%) Test Automation
5 15 (35.71%) Software Testing
5 15 (35.71%) Java
6 13 (30.95%) QuickTest Pro
6 13 (30.95%) Test Management
7 12 (28.57%) Eclipse
8 11 (26.19%) HP Quality Center
9 9 (21.43%) Mentoring
9 9 (21.43%) Client/Server
9 9 (21.43%) N-Tier
9 9 (21.43%) ISEB
9 9 (21.43%) Windows
9 9 (21.43%) Content Management
10 8 (19.05%) Degree
11 7 (16.67%) ISTQB
11 7 (16.67%) Automation Testing
12 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
12 6 (14.29%) Software Engineering
13 5 (11.90%) JIRA
13 5 (11.90%) WebDriver
13 5 (11.90%) Integration Testing
13 5 (11.90%) User Acceptance Testing
13 5 (11.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 4 (9.52%) Performance Testing

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (9.52%) MS Visio
2 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) SSH
2 1 (2.38%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) MS Access
1 3 (7.14%) MySQL
2 2 (4.76%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.76%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (40.48%) Selenium
2 13 (30.95%) QuickTest Pro
3 12 (28.57%) Eclipse
4 5 (11.90%) JIRA
4 5 (11.90%) WebDriver
5 3 (7.14%) Git (software)
6 2 (4.76%) SoapUI
6 2 (4.76%) Rational Functional Tester
6 2 (4.76%) SilkTest
6 2 (4.76%) Toad
7 1 (2.38%) Bugzilla
7 1 (2.38%) NUnit
7 1 (2.38%) Subversion
7 1 (2.38%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (9.52%) Finance
1 4 (9.52%) Games
2 1 (2.38%) Banking
2 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) HTML
2 2 (4.76%) Web Services
3 1 (2.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.43%) Client/Server
1 9 (21.43%) N-Tier
2 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.38%) IVR
3 1 (2.38%) Statistics
3 1 (2.38%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.38%) Physics
3 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.38%) Open Source
3 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.38%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.43%) Windows
2 2 (4.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (54.76%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (40.48%) Automated Testing
2 17 (40.48%) Manual Testing
3 16 (38.10%) Test Automation
4 15 (35.71%) Software Testing
5 13 (30.95%) Test Management
6 9 (21.43%) Mentoring
6 9 (21.43%) Content Management
7 7 (16.67%) Automation Testing
8 6 (14.29%) Software Engineering
9 5 (11.90%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (11.90%) Integration Testing
10 4 (9.52%) Performance Testing
10 4 (9.52%) UML
10 4 (9.52%) Test Scripting
10 4 (9.52%) Waterfall
10 4 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
11 3 (7.14%) Line Management
11 3 (7.14%) E-Commerce
11 3 (7.14%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (47.62%) SQL
2 15 (35.71%) Java
3 4 (9.52%) C#
4 1 (2.38%) C++
4 1 (2.38%) C
4 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.38%) Python
4 1 (2.38%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 9 (21.43%) ISEB
2 8 (19.05%) Degree
3 7 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 5 (11.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.38%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (40.48%) QA
2 4 (9.52%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 11 (26.19%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.14%) Oracle
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