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 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 175 186 169
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 12 18 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.36% 0.48% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.49% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 10 16 15
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £37,500 £35,300
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.76%
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
3295 3694 3890
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hampshire 97.75% 98.43% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 2893 3078 3346
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 28 April 2016.

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 28 April 2016. 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 +17 3 £30,000 -7.69%
Southampton +6 2 £22,500 +2.27%
Farnborough -9 2 £32,500 +13.04%
Eastleigh - 2 - -
Portsmouth - 1 £24,000 -
Software Tester
South East

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 11 (57.89%) Windows
1 11 (57.89%) Automated Testing
2 9 (47.37%) Selenium
2 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (47.37%) SQL
3 8 (42.11%) Finance
4 7 (36.84%) Scrum
4 7 (36.84%) Software Testing
4 7 (36.84%) Web Services
4 7 (36.84%) SoapUI
5 6 (31.58%) Linux
5 6 (31.58%) Manual Testing
6 5 (26.32%) Content Management
6 5 (26.32%) QA
6 5 (26.32%) AIX
6 5 (26.32%) Solaris
6 5 (26.32%) Java
6 5 (26.32%) Unix
6 5 (26.32%) C#
6 5 (26.32%) JUnit
6 5 (26.32%) Red Hat
6 5 (26.32%) Configuration Management
6 5 (26.32%) Eclipse
6 5 (26.32%) IBM
6 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
6 5 (26.32%) CentOS
6 5 (26.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (26.32%) iSeries
6 5 (26.32%) Test Automation
7 4 (21.05%) HP UFT

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.79%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) MySQL
2 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (47.37%) Selenium
2 7 (36.84%) SoapUI
3 5 (26.32%) Eclipse
3 5 (26.32%) JUnit
4 4 (21.05%) HP UFT
5 2 (10.53%) Cucumber
5 2 (10.53%) eggPlant
5 2 (10.53%) JIRA
5 2 (10.53%) Selenium IDE
5 2 (10.53%) Toad
6 1 (5.26%) Bugzilla
6 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
6 1 (5.26%) Subversion
General
1 8 (42.11%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Banking
2 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
3 2 (10.53%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) Web Services
2 3 (15.79%) .NET
3 2 (10.53%) HTML
3 2 (10.53%) XHTML
3 2 (10.53%) XML
4 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) iSeries
2 3 (15.79%) Client/Server
2 3 (15.79%) N-Tier
3 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.26%) IVR
3 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Windows
2 6 (31.58%) Linux
3 5 (26.32%) AIX
3 5 (26.32%) CentOS
3 5 (26.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (26.32%) Solaris
3 5 (26.32%) Unix
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Automated Testing
2 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (36.84%) Scrum
3 7 (36.84%) Software Testing
4 6 (31.58%) Manual Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Configuration Management
5 5 (26.32%) Content Management
5 5 (26.32%) Test Automation
5 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
6 3 (15.79%) Mentoring
6 3 (15.79%) Test Management
7 2 (10.53%) Black-Box Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Case Management
7 2 (10.53%) Decision Table
7 2 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
7 2 (10.53%) Usability Testing
7 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (10.53%) User Stories
7 2 (10.53%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) SQL
2 5 (26.32%) C#
2 5 (26.32%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Degree
2 2 (10.53%) ISEB
2 2 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) IBM
1 5 (26.32%) Red Hat
2 2 (10.53%) SAP
2 2 (10.53%) T-Plan
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft