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 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 177 172 176
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 20 5 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.52% 0.15% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.16% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 17 5 20
Average salary £34,500 £27,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.45% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £22,600 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,200 £34,500 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
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
3681 3196 4086
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hampshire 95.31% 96.29% 94.63%
Number of salaries quoted 3157 2668 3537
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
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 17 December 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 17 December 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
Winchester 0 3 £30,000 +4.34% 1
Andover - 3 £34,500 -
Petersfield - 3 £32,500 -
Southampton +11 2 £20,000 -
Software Tester
South East

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 22 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 18 (47.37%) Manual Testing
4 17 (44.74%) ISEB
4 17 (44.74%) Automated Testing
4 17 (44.74%) Selenium
5 16 (42.11%) SQL
6 14 (36.84%) Java
6 14 (36.84%) QA
7 13 (34.21%) Test Management
8 11 (28.95%) Test Automation
9 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
9 10 (26.32%) Degree
9 10 (26.32%) JIRA
9 10 (26.32%) WebDriver
10 9 (23.68%) ISTQB
10 9 (23.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 8 (21.05%) QuickTest Pro
11 8 (21.05%) SaaS
11 8 (21.05%) Waterfall
12 7 (18.42%) Regression Testing
13 6 (15.79%) Web Services
13 6 (15.79%) Windows
13 6 (15.79%) MS Excel
13 6 (15.79%) Eclipse
13 6 (15.79%) Software Engineering
13 6 (15.79%) Compatibility Testing
13 6 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
14 5 (13.16%) Client/Server
14 5 (13.16%) N-Tier

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 6 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.53%) MS Visio
3 3 (7.89%) MS Office
4 1 (2.63%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 8 (21.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) MongoDB
1 4 (10.53%) NoSQL
2 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.89%) MS Access
3 2 (5.26%) MySQL
3 2 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (44.74%) Selenium
2 10 (26.32%) JIRA
2 10 (26.32%) WebDriver
3 8 (21.05%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (15.79%) Eclipse
5 4 (10.53%) Git (software)
6 2 (5.26%) Bugzilla
6 2 (5.26%) Subversion
6 2 (5.26%) SilkTest
6 2 (5.26%) Rational Functional Tester
6 2 (5.26%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.63%) JBehave
7 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.63%) jMock
7 1 (2.63%) JUnit
General
1 3 (7.89%) Retail
1 3 (7.89%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.63%) German Language
3 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.63%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) Web Services
2 1 (2.63%) HTML
2 1 (2.63%) .NET
2 1 (2.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Client/Server
1 5 (13.16%) N-Tier
2 4 (10.53%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.26%) IVR
3 2 (5.26%) User Experience
3 2 (5.26%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.26%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.63%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.79%) Windows
2 1 (2.63%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 18 (47.37%) Manual Testing
4 17 (44.74%) Automated Testing
5 13 (34.21%) Test Management
6 11 (28.95%) Test Automation
7 8 (21.05%) Waterfall
8 7 (18.42%) Regression Testing
9 6 (15.79%) Software Engineering
9 6 (15.79%) Compatibility Testing
10 5 (13.16%) Content Management
11 4 (10.53%) UML
11 4 (10.53%) Test Scripting
11 4 (10.53%) Functional Testing
12 3 (7.89%) User Acceptance Testing
12 3 (7.89%) Line Management
13 2 (5.26%) Migration
13 2 (5.26%) E-Commerce
13 2 (5.26%) Mentoring
13 2 (5.26%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 16 (42.11%) SQL
2 14 (36.84%) Java
3 4 (10.53%) C#
4 2 (5.26%) T-SQL
4 2 (5.26%) C
5 1 (2.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (44.74%) ISEB
2 10 (26.32%) Degree
3 9 (23.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (23.68%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (36.84%) QA
2 4 (10.53%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 6 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.89%) Oracle
3 2 (5.26%) SAP
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Spectrum IT
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