The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 158 138 129
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 30 54 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.81% 1.34% 1.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 1.41% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 25 42 37
Average salary £35,000 £33,750 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.70% +22.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,200 £22,500 £22,300
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £62,500 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,250 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
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
3570 3828 3551
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hampshire 95.92% 94.82% 95.74%
Number of salaries quoted 2962 3305 2909
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Hampshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

Tester
Salary Trend in Hampshire

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

Tester Salary Trend in Hampshire

Tester
Salary Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Hampshire

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 Tester within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 4 May 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
(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
Southampton -4 5 £22,000 -37.14% 1
Winchester -28 5 £32,500 +8.33%
Farnborough - 4 £35,000 -
Basingstoke +11 1 £28,500 -28.75% 2
Petersfield - 1 - - 2
Hook - 1 - -
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT jobs across the Hampshire region that cited 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 Tester in their job title.

1 34 (49.28%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (43.48%) QA
3 28 (40.58%) Selenium
3 28 (40.58%) Test Automation
4 24 (34.78%) SQL
5 22 (31.88%) Java
5 22 (31.88%) Automated Testing
6 20 (28.99%) Eclipse
7 16 (23.19%) Software Testing
7 16 (23.19%) Manual Testing
8 13 (18.84%) HP Quality Center
8 13 (18.84%) User Acceptance Testing
8 13 (18.84%) Microsoft
9 12 (17.39%) QuickTest Pro
9 12 (17.39%) C#
10 11 (15.94%) Test Scripting
10 11 (15.94%) SoapUI
11 10 (14.49%) ISEB
11 10 (14.49%) Performance Testing
11 10 (14.49%) Degree
12 9 (13.04%) Content Management
12 9 (13.04%) Finance
12 9 (13.04%) JavaScript
12 9 (13.04%) Windows
12 9 (13.04%) Client/Server
12 9 (13.04%) Test Strategy
12 9 (13.04%) Mentoring
13 8 (11.59%) LoadUI
13 8 (11.59%) N-Tier
13 8 (11.59%) Scrum

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT jobs across the Hampshire region that cited 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 Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (5.80%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.35%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.90%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.90%) SSH
2 1 (1.45%) LAN
2 1 (1.45%) WAN
2 1 (1.45%) HTTP
2 1 (1.45%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.45%) VPN
2 1 (1.45%) Firewall
2 1 (1.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.80%) MySQL
2 3 (4.35%) MS Access
3 2 (2.90%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.90%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.90%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 28 (40.58%) Selenium
2 20 (28.99%) Eclipse
3 12 (17.39%) QuickTest Pro
4 11 (15.94%) SoapUI
5 8 (11.59%) LoadUI
5 8 (11.59%) WebDriver
6 4 (5.80%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.90%) JIRA
7 2 (2.90%) Subversion
7 2 (2.90%) Git (software)
7 2 (2.90%) Bugzilla
7 2 (2.90%) Toad
8 1 (1.45%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.45%) WATIR
8 1 (1.45%) NUnit
General
1 9 (13.04%) Finance
2 4 (5.80%) Games
3 3 (4.35%) Banking
4 2 (2.90%) Front Office
5 1 (1.45%) Back Office
5 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.45%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.25%) .NET
2 4 (5.80%) HTML
3 3 (4.35%) ASP.NET
3 3 (4.35%) WinForms
4 2 (2.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (1.45%) WCF
5 1 (1.45%) jQuery
5 1 (1.45%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.04%) Client/Server
2 8 (11.59%) N-Tier
3 3 (4.35%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.35%) Open Source
4 2 (2.90%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.90%) Physics
4 2 (2.90%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.90%) Statistics
4 2 (2.90%) IVR
4 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.90%) Mobile Payment
4 2 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.04%) Windows
2 5 (7.25%) UNIX
3 3 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (49.28%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (40.58%) Test Automation
3 22 (31.88%) Automated Testing
4 16 (23.19%) Software Testing
4 16 (23.19%) Manual Testing
5 13 (18.84%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (15.94%) Test Scripting
7 10 (14.49%) Performance Testing
8 9 (13.04%) Content Management
8 9 (13.04%) Test Strategy
8 9 (13.04%) Mentoring
9 8 (11.59%) Scrum
9 8 (11.59%) Software Engineering
9 8 (11.59%) Test Management
10 7 (10.14%) Automation Testing
11 6 (8.70%) CRM
12 5 (7.25%) Integration Testing
13 4 (5.80%) E-Commerce
13 4 (5.80%) UML
13 4 (5.80%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 24 (34.78%) SQL
2 22 (31.88%) Java
3 12 (17.39%) C#
4 9 (13.04%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.35%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.90%) C
6 2 (2.90%) C++
6 2 (2.90%) Python
7 1 (1.45%) Assembly Language
7 1 (1.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (14.49%) ISEB
1 10 (14.49%) Degree
2 7 (10.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (7.25%) ISTQB
4 3 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.35%) DV Cleared
4 3 (4.35%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.90%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.45%) CISSP
6 1 (1.45%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (43.48%) QA
2 5 (7.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (5.80%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (18.84%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (18.84%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.70%) Oracle
3 2 (2.90%) HP
Petersfield
Computer Futures
Salary: 25 days holiday, pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £24,000 per annum dependant on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Petersfield, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: D.O.E
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £119.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Waterlooville
Computer Futures
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Hampshire
Capita - ITMS
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + Great benefits, see advert
Posted: 24 days ago
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago