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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 155 147 157
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 42 46 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.10% 1.25% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 1.31% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 34 34 29
Average salary £32,500 £45,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.77% +50.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,600 £27,200 £25,800
10% offered a salary of more than £43,800 £65,000 £44,200
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
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
3656 3505 3971
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hampshire 95.56% 95.48% 94.55%
Number of salaries quoted 3070 2990 3419
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £55,000 £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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +4 10 £41,000 -6.28% 2
Winchester +14 7 £30,000 -7.69% 2
Petersfield - 7 £32,500 -
Fareham +10 6 £34,250 +26.85%
Andover - 4 £30,750 - 1
Southampton +2 2 £22,500 -50.00% 1
Eastleigh +6 1 £28,000 -3.44%
Farnborough -6 1 £30,000 +25.00%
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 43 (53.75%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (42.50%) Selenium
3 30 (37.50%) Manual Testing
4 27 (33.75%) ISEB
5 26 (32.50%) SQL
6 25 (31.25%) Windows
6 25 (31.25%) Software Testing
7 24 (30.00%) QA
8 23 (28.75%) Automated Testing
8 23 (28.75%) Java
9 22 (27.50%) Test Automation
10 21 (26.25%) Microsoft
11 20 (25.00%) WebDriver
11 20 (25.00%) Test Management
12 17 (21.25%) MySQL
13 16 (20.00%) MS Excel
13 16 (20.00%) JIRA
13 16 (20.00%) ISTQB
14 15 (18.75%) Degree
15 14 (17.50%) Linux
15 14 (17.50%) C#
16 13 (16.25%) Git (software)
17 12 (15.00%) Computer Science
18 11 (13.75%) Regression Testing
18 11 (13.75%) Web Services
18 11 (13.75%) HP Quality Center
18 11 (13.75%) SaaS
19 10 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
19 10 (12.50%) Client/Server
19 10 (12.50%) N-Tier

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 6 (7.50%) Apache
2 5 (6.25%) IIS
3 1 (1.25%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 16 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.50%) MS Office
3 1 (1.25%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 11 (13.75%) SaaS
2 4 (5.00%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.75%) Firewall
2 4 (5.00%) Internet
3 2 (2.50%) SMTP
4 1 (1.25%) DHCP
4 1 (1.25%) HTTP
4 1 (1.25%) VPN
4 1 (1.25%) DNS
4 1 (1.25%) SAN
4 1 (1.25%) IPsec
4 1 (1.25%) IMAP
4 1 (1.25%) Network Security
4 1 (1.25%) LAN
4 1 (1.25%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (21.25%) MySQL
2 9 (11.25%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.00%) MongoDB
3 4 (5.00%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.50%) MS Access
4 2 (2.50%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.25%) Big Data
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 34 (42.50%) Selenium
2 20 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 16 (20.00%) JIRA
4 13 (16.25%) Git (software)
5 9 (11.25%) QuickTest Pro
6 8 (10.00%) Maven
6 8 (10.00%) Cucumber
7 6 (7.50%) JUnit
8 4 (5.00%) JMeter
8 4 (5.00%) Eclipse
8 4 (5.00%) TestNG
8 4 (5.00%) SoapUI
9 3 (3.75%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (3.75%) Jenkins
10 2 (2.50%) Rational Functional Tester
10 2 (2.50%) Bugzilla
10 2 (2.50%) Subversion
10 2 (2.50%) SilkTest
11 1 (1.25%) Oracle Forms
11 1 (1.25%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (11.25%) Finance
2 6 (7.50%) Retail
3 3 (3.75%) Games
4 2 (2.50%) Banking
4 2 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.50%) Back Office
5 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.25%) Advertising
5 1 (1.25%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.75%) Web Services
2 7 (8.75%) HTML
3 6 (7.50%) .NET
4 3 (3.75%) XSL
4 3 (3.75%) J2ME
5 1 (1.25%) WinForms
5 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (1.25%) Flash
5 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.00%) Computer Science
2 10 (12.50%) Client/Server
2 10 (12.50%) N-Tier
3 8 (10.00%) Mobile App
4 7 (8.75%) User Experience
5 5 (6.25%) Open Source
6 4 (5.00%) iPad
7 3 (3.75%) Blackberry
7 3 (3.75%) iSeries
8 2 (2.50%) Mobile Payment
8 2 (2.50%) IVR
9 1 (1.25%) EPoS
9 1 (1.25%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 25 (31.25%) Windows
2 14 (17.50%) Linux
3 7 (8.75%) Android
4 5 (6.25%) UNIX
4 5 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (6.25%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.75%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (2.50%) CentOS
6 2 (2.50%) Debian
6 2 (2.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (53.75%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (37.50%) Manual Testing
3 25 (31.25%) Software Testing
4 23 (28.75%) Automated Testing
5 22 (27.50%) Test Automation
6 20 (25.00%) Test Management
7 11 (13.75%) Regression Testing
8 10 (12.50%) Content Management
8 10 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (11.25%) Test Scripting
10 8 (10.00%) Performance Testing
10 8 (10.00%) Waterfall
10 8 (10.00%) BDD
11 7 (8.75%) TDD
12 6 (7.50%) Compatibility Testing
12 6 (7.50%) Stress Testing
13 5 (6.25%) Unit Testing
13 5 (6.25%) ITIL
13 5 (6.25%) Line Management
14 4 (5.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 26 (32.50%) SQL
2 23 (28.75%) Java
3 14 (17.50%) C#
4 7 (8.75%) Ruby
5 6 (7.50%) Python
5 6 (7.50%) JavaScript
6 5 (6.25%) C++
6 5 (6.25%) PHP
6 5 (6.25%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.75%) C
8 2 (2.50%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.50%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 27 (33.75%) ISEB
2 16 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 15 (18.75%) Degree
4 9 (11.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (6.25%) CISSP
6 2 (2.50%) CEH
6 2 (2.50%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.50%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.50%) OSCP
6 2 (2.50%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (30.00%) QA
2 7 (8.75%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (6.25%) Snort
1 5 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (6.25%) vSphere
2 2 (2.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.25%) KVM
3 1 (1.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (13.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (26.25%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.25%) HP
2 5 (6.25%) Red Hat
2 5 (6.25%) VMware
3 3 (3.75%) Oracle
3 3 (3.75%) SAP
4 2 (2.50%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.25%) Twitter
5 1 (1.25%) Apple
5 1 (1.25%) IBM
5 1 (1.25%) Sun
5 1 (1.25%) Dell
5 1 (1.25%) BMC
5 1 (1.25%) Siemens
Andover, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £33000 - £36000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Winchester
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £19000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Winchester
Spectrum IT
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 24 days ago