The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing 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 Testing
Rank 107 104 117
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +13
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 83 104 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hampshire 2.46% 2.77% 1.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.94% 3.32% 2.18%
Number of salaries quoted 78 97 61
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Software Testing
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Hampshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hampshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2819 3128 3391
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hampshire 83.63% 83.35% 84.25%
Number of salaries quoted 2467 2569 2871
Average salary £42,500 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.29% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Hampshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Hampshire region.

Software Testing Salary Trend in Hampshire

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Hampshire

Software Testing
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 Testing 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
(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
Basingstoke +16 31 £35,000 +16.66% 3
Fareham -14 10 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Winchester +18 7 £32,500 -
Andover +1 7 £35,000 +9.37% 1
Southampton -1 7 £35,000 -1.40% 1
Portsmouth -8 5 £26,250 -41.66%
Farnborough -10 5 £29,500 -57.85% 1
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT jobs across the Hampshire region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing.

1 59 (40.69%) SQL
2 58 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (35.17%) Microsoft
4 49 (33.79%) Windows
5 45 (31.03%) Software Engineering
6 43 (29.66%) Linux
7 33 (22.76%) QA
7 33 (22.76%) Test Automation
8 30 (20.69%) Selenium
9 28 (19.31%) Test Scripting
10 27 (18.62%) Regression Testing
10 27 (18.62%) ISEB
11 26 (17.93%) T-SQL
11 26 (17.93%) .NET
11 26 (17.93%) C++
11 26 (17.93%) HTML
12 25 (17.24%) JIRA
13 24 (16.55%) Degree
14 22 (15.17%) C#
14 22 (15.17%) OO
15 21 (14.48%) HP
15 21 (14.48%) Automated Testing
16 20 (13.79%) Subversion
16 20 (13.79%) Unix
16 20 (13.79%) Java
17 19 (13.10%) TDD
17 19 (13.10%) MySQL
17 19 (13.10%) Oracle
17 19 (13.10%) Git (software)
18 18 (12.41%) Security Cleared

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT jobs across the Hampshire region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (9.66%) CMS
2 5 (3.45%) Apache
2 5 (3.45%) Node.js
3 4 (2.76%) JBoss
4 2 (1.38%) IIS
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (0.69%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (6.90%) MS Office
2 7 (4.83%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.07%) MS Excel
4 2 (1.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Maximo
1 1 (0.69%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.69%) Force.com
2 1 (0.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.07%) VLAN
2 2 (1.38%) SNMP
3 1 (0.69%) Firewall
3 1 (0.69%) HTTP
3 1 (0.69%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (13.10%) MySQL
2 18 (12.41%) SQL Server
3 17 (11.72%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.45%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.76%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 30 (20.69%) Selenium
2 25 (17.24%) JIRA
3 20 (13.79%) Subversion
4 19 (13.10%) Git (software)
5 17 (11.72%) Bugzilla
6 10 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (6.21%) HP UFT
7 9 (6.21%) Visual Studio
8 8 (5.52%) Cucumber
8 8 (5.52%) SoapUI
9 6 (4.14%) Jenkins
10 5 (3.45%) Robotium
11 4 (2.76%) Eclipse
11 4 (2.76%) Robot Framework
12 3 (2.07%) Appium
12 3 (2.07%) JMeter
12 3 (2.07%) Rational DOORS
12 3 (2.07%) Toad
13 2 (1.38%) NUnit
13 2 (1.38%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (7.59%) Publishing
2 7 (4.83%) Retail
3 6 (4.14%) Banking
3 6 (4.14%) Finance
4 2 (1.38%) Advertising
5 1 (0.69%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (21.38%) Analyst
1 31 (21.38%) Test Analyst
1 31 (21.38%) Test Engineer
2 20 (13.79%) Software Test Engineer
3 18 (12.41%) Software Engineer
4 14 (9.66%) Test Manager
5 12 (8.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 12 (8.28%) Linux Engineer
6 10 (6.90%) Developer
6 10 (6.90%) Embedded Engineer
7 9 (6.21%) Tester
8 8 (5.52%) Software Analyst
8 8 (5.52%) Software Test Analyst
8 8 (5.52%) Test Leader
9 7 (4.83%) Author
9 7 (4.83%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 7 (4.83%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 7 (4.83%) Software Tester
9 7 (4.83%) Technical Author
9 7 (4.83%) Technical Writer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (17.93%) .NET
1 26 (17.93%) HTML
2 17 (11.72%) XML
3 13 (8.97%) CSS
4 12 (8.28%) HTML5
4 12 (8.28%) J2EE
4 12 (8.28%) jQuery
4 12 (8.28%) MFC
5 11 (7.59%) Ajax
5 11 (7.59%) CSS3
5 11 (7.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 5 (3.45%) Web Services
7 4 (2.76%) Protocol Buffers
8 2 (1.38%) CORBA
9 1 (0.69%) Hibernate
9 1 (0.69%) jBPM
9 1 (0.69%) LAMP
9 1 (0.69%) NHibernate
9 1 (0.69%) SOAP
9 1 (0.69%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.03%) Mobile App
2 15 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (10.34%) N-Tier
3 13 (8.97%) IVR
4 12 (8.28%) Derivative
4 12 (8.28%) User Experience
5 10 (6.90%) Computer Science
6 7 (4.83%) Embedded Systems
7 5 (3.45%) Mobile Payment
8 4 (2.76%) Client/Server
8 4 (2.76%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (2.07%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.69%) Contactless
10 1 (0.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 49 (33.79%) Windows
2 43 (29.66%) Linux
3 20 (13.79%) Unix
4 12 (8.28%) CentOS
4 12 (8.28%) Oracle Linux
4 12 (8.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (4.14%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (31.03%) Software Engineering
3 33 (22.76%) Test Automation
4 28 (19.31%) Test Scripting
5 27 (18.62%) Regression Testing
6 22 (15.17%) OO
7 21 (14.48%) Automated Testing
8 19 (13.10%) TDD
9 18 (12.41%) Scrum
10 17 (11.72%) E-Commerce
10 17 (11.72%) Web Testing
11 15 (10.34%) ITIL
12 14 (9.66%) Content Management
13 13 (8.97%) Manual Testing
13 13 (8.97%) OOP
14 12 (8.28%) Data Protection
14 12 (8.28%) Front End Development
14 12 (8.28%) Open Source
14 12 (8.28%) Security Management
14 12 (8.28%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 59 (40.69%) SQL
2 26 (17.93%) C++
2 26 (17.93%) T-SQL
3 22 (15.17%) C#
4 20 (13.79%) Java
5 16 (11.03%) Python
6 13 (8.97%) Bash Shell
6 13 (8.97%) JavaScript
7 12 (8.28%) Perl
7 12 (8.28%) Shell Script
8 10 (6.90%) R
9 6 (4.14%) PHP
10 5 (3.45%) C
10 5 (3.45%) Ruby
11 1 (0.69%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.69%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.69%) Groovy
11 1 (0.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (18.62%) ISEB
2 24 (16.55%) Degree
3 18 (12.41%) Security Cleared
4 12 (8.28%) ISTQB
4 12 (8.28%) RHCE
4 12 (8.28%) RHCSA
5 6 (4.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (2.07%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (2.07%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.69%) MCITP
7 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.69%) OCA
7 1 (0.69%) OCAJ
7 1 (0.69%) OCP
7 1 (0.69%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (22.76%) QA
System Software
1 12 (8.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (6.90%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.76%) Firmware
4 2 (1.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (8.28%) Puppet
2 4 (2.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 51 (35.17%) Microsoft
2 21 (14.48%) HP
3 19 (13.10%) Oracle
4 15 (10.34%) VMware
5 12 (8.28%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.38%) SAP
6 2 (1.38%) Telelogic
6 2 (1.38%) T-Plan
7 1 (0.69%) ArcSight
7 1 (0.69%) Arqiva
7 1 (0.69%) Blue Coat
7 1 (0.69%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.69%) Cisco
7 1 (0.69%) Cyber-Ark
7 1 (0.69%) Fortinet
7 1 (0.69%) Juniper
7 1 (0.69%) Palo Alto
7 1 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.69%) Splunk
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, etc
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago