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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 173 153 155
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 16 18 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.42% 0.55% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.58% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 15 11 38
Average salary £35,000 £27,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.27% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £36,700 £27,500 £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
3644 3125 4015
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hampshire 94.82% 95.83% 94.76%
Number of salaries quoted 3162 2598 3393
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% -1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £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 30 January 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 30 January 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
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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 -5 3 £32,500 +18.18% 1
Southampton - 3 £26,000 - 2
Farnborough - 1 £35,000 - 1
Software Tester
South East

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 26 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (47.62%) Automated Testing
2 20 (47.62%) SQL
3 19 (45.24%) QA
3 19 (45.24%) Manual Testing
4 18 (42.86%) Software Testing
5 17 (40.48%) Java
5 17 (40.48%) ISEB
5 17 (40.48%) Selenium
6 15 (35.71%) Test Management
7 14 (33.33%) Test Automation
8 10 (23.81%) ISTQB
8 10 (23.81%) JIRA
8 10 (23.81%) HP Quality Center
9 9 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 9 (21.43%) Degree
9 9 (21.43%) QuickTest Pro
9 9 (21.43%) Eclipse
9 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
10 8 (19.05%) Windows
10 8 (19.05%) WebDriver
10 8 (19.05%) SaaS
10 8 (19.05%) Waterfall
11 7 (16.67%) Client/Server
11 7 (16.67%) N-Tier
11 7 (16.67%) Regression Testing
11 7 (16.67%) Content Management
12 6 (14.29%) Software Engineering
12 6 (14.29%) Web Services
12 6 (14.29%) C#

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 5 (11.90%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.52%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (19.05%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) MongoDB
1 3 (7.14%) NoSQL
1 3 (7.14%) MS Access
1 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) MySQL
2 2 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (40.48%) Selenium
2 10 (23.81%) JIRA
3 9 (21.43%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (21.43%) Eclipse
4 8 (19.05%) WebDriver
5 4 (9.52%) Git (software)
6 2 (4.76%) Subversion
6 2 (4.76%) Bugzilla
6 2 (4.76%) SilkTest
6 2 (4.76%) Rational Functional Tester
7 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.38%) Cucumber
General
1 4 (9.52%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Retail
3 2 (4.76%) Games
4 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.38%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.29%) Web Services
2 2 (4.76%) HTML
3 1 (2.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Client/Server
1 7 (16.67%) N-Tier
2 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.76%) IVR
3 2 (4.76%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.76%) Mobile Payment
3 2 (4.76%) User Experience
3 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.38%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.05%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (47.62%) Automated Testing
3 19 (45.24%) Manual Testing
4 18 (42.86%) Software Testing
5 15 (35.71%) Test Management
6 14 (33.33%) Test Automation
7 8 (19.05%) Waterfall
8 7 (16.67%) Regression Testing
8 7 (16.67%) Content Management
9 6 (14.29%) Software Engineering
9 6 (14.29%) Compatibility Testing
10 5 (11.90%) Automation Testing
11 4 (9.52%) UML
11 4 (9.52%) Functional Testing
11 4 (9.52%) Test Scripting
11 4 (9.52%) Mentoring
12 3 (7.14%) Line Management
12 3 (7.14%) Integration Testing
12 3 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
13 2 (4.76%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 20 (47.62%) SQL
2 17 (40.48%) Java
3 6 (14.29%) C#
4 2 (4.76%) C
4 2 (4.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (40.48%) ISEB
2 10 (23.81%) ISTQB
3 9 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (21.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (45.24%) QA
2 4 (9.52%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 10 (23.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.14%) Oracle
3 2 (4.76%) SAP
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