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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 167 151 163
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 38 39 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.94% 0.99% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 1.04% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 29 27 20
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,400 £27,300 £29,400
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £65,000 £44,850
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+1.49% -
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
3810 3756 3980
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hampshire 94.47% 95.21% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 3084 3219 3411
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,600 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 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
Basingstoke -3 10 £45,000 -18.18% 2
Fareham -7 6 £34,250 +26.85%
Winchester +9 5 £35,000 +27.27% 2
Aldershot -1 2 £41,750 +67.00%
Portsmouth -19 2 £37,500 -
Petersfield - 2 £32,500 - 1
Southampton +3 1 £25,000 -16.66%
Farnborough -4 1 £30,000 +20.00%
Havant - 1 £40,000 -
Eastleigh - 1 £28,000 -
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 35 (39.33%) Windows
2 31 (34.83%) Selenium
3 25 (28.09%) Manual Testing
3 25 (28.09%) Software Testing
4 24 (26.97%) ISEB
4 24 (26.97%) Test Automation
5 23 (25.84%) Java
5 23 (25.84%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (24.72%) SQL
6 22 (24.72%) MS Excel
7 21 (23.60%) QA
8 20 (22.47%) MySQL
9 19 (21.35%) Microsoft
10 17 (19.10%) Automated Testing
10 17 (19.10%) Linux
11 16 (17.98%) Test Management
12 14 (15.73%) Finance
13 13 (14.61%) QuickTest Pro
13 13 (14.61%) Degree
14 12 (13.48%) HP Quality Center
14 12 (13.48%) Client/Server
14 12 (13.48%) N-Tier
14 12 (13.48%) C#
14 12 (13.48%) Content Management
14 12 (13.48%) Ruby
15 11 (12.36%) Python
15 11 (12.36%) Test Scripting
16 10 (11.24%) PCI DSS
16 10 (11.24%) Computer Science
16 10 (11.24%) WebDriver

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 9 (10.11%) Apache
2 8 (8.99%) IIS
3 1 (1.12%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 22 (24.72%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.49%) MS Office
3 1 (1.12%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.99%) SaaS
2 4 (4.49%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.87%) Internet
1 7 (7.87%) Firewall
2 2 (2.25%) SMTP
3 1 (1.12%) DHCP
3 1 (1.12%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.12%) HTTP
3 1 (1.12%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.12%) VPN
3 1 (1.12%) DNS
3 1 (1.12%) SAN
3 1 (1.12%) IPsec
3 1 (1.12%) IMAP
3 1 (1.12%) Network Security
3 1 (1.12%) LAN
3 1 (1.12%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (22.47%) MySQL
2 9 (10.11%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.25%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.25%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.25%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.12%) Big Data
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 31 (34.83%) Selenium
2 13 (14.61%) QuickTest Pro
3 10 (11.24%) WebDriver
4 8 (8.99%) Git (software)
5 7 (7.87%) JIRA
6 6 (6.74%) JUnit
7 5 (5.62%) Eclipse
7 5 (5.62%) Cucumber
8 4 (4.49%) SoapUI
8 4 (4.49%) JMeter
8 4 (4.49%) TestNG
9 3 (3.37%) Maven
9 3 (3.37%) Jenkins
10 2 (2.25%) Bugzilla
10 2 (2.25%) NUnit
10 2 (2.25%) Subversion
10 2 (2.25%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (1.12%) JBehave
11 1 (1.12%) TeamCity
11 1 (1.12%) jMock
General
1 14 (15.73%) Finance
2 6 (6.74%) Retail
3 4 (4.49%) Banking
4 3 (3.37%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.25%) Games
5 2 (2.25%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.12%) Back Office
6 1 (1.12%) Advertising
6 1 (1.12%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.87%) .NET
1 7 (7.87%) Web Services
2 3 (3.37%) HTML
3 2 (2.25%) CSS
3 2 (2.25%) XSL
3 2 (2.25%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.12%) Flash
4 1 (1.12%) XML
4 1 (1.12%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.48%) Client/Server
1 12 (13.48%) N-Tier
2 10 (11.24%) Computer Science
3 9 (10.11%) iSeries
4 8 (8.99%) Open Source
5 2 (2.25%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.25%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (2.25%) Visualisation
5 2 (2.25%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.25%) AS400
5 2 (2.25%) IVR
6 1 (1.12%) EPoS
6 1 (1.12%) iPhone
6 1 (1.12%) iPad
6 1 (1.12%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 35 (39.33%) Windows
2 17 (19.10%) Linux
3 8 (8.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (5.62%) UNIX
5 2 (2.25%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.25%) Debian
5 2 (2.25%) Ubuntu
5 2 (2.25%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (2.25%) Android
5 2 (2.25%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (28.09%) Software Testing
1 25 (28.09%) Manual Testing
2 24 (26.97%) Test Automation
3 23 (25.84%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (19.10%) Automated Testing
5 16 (17.98%) Test Management
6 12 (13.48%) Content Management
7 11 (12.36%) Test Scripting
8 9 (10.11%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (8.99%) BDD
10 7 (7.87%) Performance Testing
10 7 (7.87%) TDD
11 6 (6.74%) Regression Testing
11 6 (6.74%) Stress Testing
11 6 (6.74%) Automation Testing
12 5 (5.62%) Web Testing
12 5 (5.62%) Unit Testing
12 5 (5.62%) Performance Management
12 5 (5.62%) ITIL
13 4 (4.49%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 23 (25.84%) Java
2 22 (24.72%) SQL
3 12 (13.48%) C#
3 12 (13.48%) Ruby
4 11 (12.36%) Python
5 9 (10.11%) PHP
6 8 (8.99%) Bash Shell
7 7 (7.87%) C++
8 5 (5.62%) JavaScript
9 4 (4.49%) C
10 3 (3.37%) Perl
11 2 (2.25%) T-SQL
11 2 (2.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (26.97%) ISEB
2 13 (14.61%) Degree
3 9 (10.11%) ISTQB
4 8 (8.99%) CISSP
5 4 (4.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.25%) CEH
6 2 (2.25%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.25%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.25%) OSCP
6 2 (2.25%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (23.60%) QA
2 10 (11.24%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (8.99%) Snort
2 5 (5.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (5.62%) vSphere
3 1 (1.12%) KVM
3 1 (1.12%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.12%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (13.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (21.35%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.99%) Red Hat
3 5 (5.62%) VMware
3 5 (5.62%) HP
4 3 (3.37%) SAP
5 2 (2.25%) Symbian
5 2 (2.25%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.12%) Oracle
6 1 (1.12%) Apple
6 1 (1.12%) Twitter
6 1 (1.12%) IBM
6 1 (1.12%) Sun
6 1 (1.12%) Dell
6 1 (1.12%) BMC
6 1 (1.12%) Siemens
Winchester, Hampshire
X4 Group
Salary: £40k - 50k per year + bonuses
Posted: 7 hours ago
Petersfield, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Bonus, Pension Medical
Posted: 3 days ago
Winchester
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £19000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago