The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Hampshire region.

Location
3 months to
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 163 156 163
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 25 29 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.60% 0.76% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.79% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 16 29 22
Average salary £30,000 £27,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,750 £21,100 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £30,250 £28,400 £28,500
UK excluding London average salary £31,000 £30,000 £29,250
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.56%
Job Titles Category
Hampshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3930 3665 3952
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hampshire 94.63% 95.67% 95.62%
Number of salaries quoted 3375 2998 3426
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,812 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Software Tester
South East

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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Winchester -11 6 £30,000 +9.09% 1
Portsmouth -20 3 £20,000 -25.92%
Gosport - 3 £27,500 -
Fareham - 1 £30,500 -
Ringwood - 1 £39,000 -
Software Tester
South East

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 30 (78.95%) Software Testing
2 19 (50.00%) Windows
3 17 (44.74%) SQL
4 14 (36.84%) MS Excel
5 13 (34.21%) ISTQB
5 13 (34.21%) .NET
6 12 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (31.58%) Microsoft
6 12 (31.58%) ISEB
7 11 (28.95%) Internet
7 11 (28.95%) VB.NET
8 10 (26.32%) Degree
9 9 (23.68%) Test Scripting
10 7 (18.42%) Security Cleared
11 6 (15.79%) Test Automation
11 6 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
11 6 (15.79%) Computer Science
11 6 (15.79%) Selenium
11 6 (15.79%) Test Management
11 6 (15.79%) C#
11 6 (15.79%) QuickTest Pro
11 6 (15.79%) Client/Server
11 6 (15.79%) N-Tier
11 6 (15.79%) Content Management
11 6 (15.79%) Scrum
11 6 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (10.53%) Automated Testing
12 4 (10.53%) .NET Framework
13 3 (7.89%) Release Management
13 3 (7.89%) Banking

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 14 (36.84%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (28.95%) Internet
2 1 (2.63%) Ethernet
2 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 6 (15.79%) QuickTest Pro
1 6 (15.79%) Selenium
2 2 (5.26%) NUnit
General
1 3 (7.89%) Banking
2 1 (2.63%) Retail
2 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.63%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (34.21%) .NET
2 4 (10.53%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Client/Server
1 6 (15.79%) N-Tier
1 6 (15.79%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.63%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (2.63%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 19 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (78.95%) Software Testing
2 12 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (23.68%) Test Scripting
4 6 (15.79%) Scrum
4 6 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (15.79%) Content Management
4 6 (15.79%) Test Automation
4 6 (15.79%) Test Management
5 4 (10.53%) Automated Testing
6 3 (7.89%) Project Management
6 3 (7.89%) Release Management
7 2 (5.26%) OO
7 2 (5.26%) Manual Testing
7 2 (5.26%) Regression Testing
7 2 (5.26%) TDD
7 2 (5.26%) BDD
7 2 (5.26%) Test Strategy
8 1 (2.63%) Bug Management
8 1 (2.63%) Software Engineering
8 1 (2.63%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (44.74%) SQL
2 11 (28.95%) VB.NET
3 6 (15.79%) C#
4 2 (5.26%) Java
5 1 (2.63%) C
5 1 (2.63%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (34.21%) ISTQB
2 12 (31.58%) ISEB
3 10 (26.32%) Degree
4 7 (18.42%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (31.58%) Microsoft
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Ringwood
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Ringwood
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 days ago