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 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 162 147 162
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 45 42 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.12% 1.12% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 1.17% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 36 30 25
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 £26,000 £26,800 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £65,000 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.47% +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
3794 3578 4047
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hampshire 94.76% 95.13% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 3157 3068 3484
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
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 30 September 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 30 September 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
Winchester - 9 £35,000 - 1
Basingstoke -7 8 £41,000 -28.69% 1
Fareham -1 6 £34,250 +26.85%
Petersfield - 6 £32,500 - 2
Southampton -5 2 £22,500 -25.00% 1
Aldershot - 2 £41,750 -
Andover - 2 £26,000 - 1
Eastleigh +2 1 £28,000 -3.44%
Farnborough -12 1 £30,000 +25.00%
Portsmouth - 1 £37,500 - 1
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 45 (50.56%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (35.96%) Selenium
3 31 (34.83%) Windows
4 28 (31.46%) Manual Testing
5 27 (30.34%) SQL
5 27 (30.34%) ISEB
6 25 (28.09%) Software Testing
7 23 (25.84%) Java
8 22 (24.72%) Test Management
8 22 (24.72%) QA
8 22 (24.72%) Test Automation
9 20 (22.47%) Microsoft
9 20 (22.47%) Automated Testing
10 19 (21.35%) MySQL
11 17 (19.10%) C#
11 17 (19.10%) WebDriver
12 16 (17.98%) Linux
12 16 (17.98%) MS Excel
13 15 (16.85%) HP Quality Center
14 14 (15.73%) Degree
14 14 (15.73%) Client/Server
14 14 (15.73%) N-Tier
14 14 (15.73%) Content Management
15 13 (14.61%) ISTQB
15 13 (14.61%) JIRA
16 12 (13.48%) Finance
17 11 (12.36%) Computer Science
17 11 (12.36%) Git (software)
18 10 (11.24%) SaaS
18 10 (11.24%) Regression Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 8 (8.99%) Apache
2 7 (7.87%) IIS
3 1 (1.12%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 16 (17.98%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.74%) MS Office
3 1 (1.12%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.24%) SaaS
2 4 (4.49%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.87%) Firewall
2 4 (4.49%) Internet
3 2 (2.25%) SMTP
4 1 (1.12%) DHCP
4 1 (1.12%) HTTP
4 1 (1.12%) VPN
4 1 (1.12%) DNS
4 1 (1.12%) SAN
4 1 (1.12%) IPsec
4 1 (1.12%) IMAP
4 1 (1.12%) Network Security
4 1 (1.12%) LAN
4 1 (1.12%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (21.35%) MySQL
2 9 (10.11%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.37%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.37%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.25%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.12%) Big Data
5 1 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 32 (35.96%) Selenium
2 17 (19.10%) WebDriver
3 13 (14.61%) JIRA
4 11 (12.36%) Git (software)
5 10 (11.24%) QuickTest Pro
6 6 (6.74%) JUnit
6 6 (6.74%) Maven
6 6 (6.74%) Cucumber
7 4 (4.49%) SoapUI
7 4 (4.49%) TestNG
7 4 (4.49%) Eclipse
7 4 (4.49%) JMeter
8 3 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (3.37%) Jenkins
9 2 (2.25%) Bugzilla
9 2 (2.25%) Subversion
10 1 (1.12%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (1.12%) NUnit
10 1 (1.12%) TeamCity
10 1 (1.12%) SilkTest
General
1 12 (13.48%) Finance
2 6 (6.74%) Retail
3 3 (3.37%) Games
3 3 (3.37%) Banking
4 2 (2.25%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.25%) Back Office
5 1 (1.12%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.12%) Advertising
5 1 (1.12%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.24%) Web Services
2 7 (7.87%) .NET
3 6 (6.74%) HTML
4 3 (3.37%) XSL
5 2 (2.25%) J2ME
6 1 (1.12%) WinForms
6 1 (1.12%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.12%) CSS
6 1 (1.12%) XML
6 1 (1.12%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.73%) Client/Server
1 14 (15.73%) N-Tier
2 11 (12.36%) Computer Science
3 8 (8.99%) iSeries
4 7 (7.87%) Open Source
4 7 (7.87%) User Experience
5 6 (6.74%) Mobile App
6 3 (3.37%) iPad
6 3 (3.37%) Blackberry
7 2 (2.25%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (2.25%) IVR
8 1 (1.12%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.12%) AS400
8 1 (1.12%) EPoS
8 1 (1.12%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 31 (34.83%) Windows
2 16 (17.98%) Linux
3 7 (7.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (5.62%) UNIX
4 5 (5.62%) Android
5 4 (4.49%) Apple iOS
6 3 (3.37%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (2.25%) CentOS
7 2 (2.25%) Debian
7 2 (2.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (50.56%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (31.46%) Manual Testing
3 25 (28.09%) Software Testing
4 22 (24.72%) Test Management
4 22 (24.72%) Test Automation
5 20 (22.47%) Automated Testing
6 14 (15.73%) Content Management
7 10 (11.24%) Regression Testing
8 9 (10.11%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (10.11%) Test Scripting
9 8 (8.99%) Performance Testing
9 8 (8.99%) BDD
10 7 (7.87%) Waterfall
10 7 (7.87%) TDD
11 6 (6.74%) Stress Testing
12 5 (5.62%) Unit Testing
12 5 (5.62%) Compatibility Testing
12 5 (5.62%) ITIL
12 5 (5.62%) Automation Testing
13 4 (4.49%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (30.34%) SQL
2 23 (25.84%) Java
3 17 (19.10%) C#
4 9 (10.11%) Ruby
5 8 (8.99%) Python
5 8 (8.99%) PHP
6 7 (7.87%) Bash Shell
7 5 (5.62%) C++
7 5 (5.62%) JavaScript
8 3 (3.37%) C
9 2 (2.25%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.25%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.12%) Perl
Qualifications
1 27 (30.34%) ISEB
2 14 (15.73%) Degree
3 13 (14.61%) ISTQB
4 7 (7.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (7.87%) CISSP
5 2 (2.25%) CEH
5 2 (2.25%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.25%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.25%) OSCP
5 2 (2.25%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (24.72%) QA
2 9 (10.11%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (7.87%) Snort
2 5 (5.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (5.62%) vSphere
3 2 (2.25%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.12%) KVM
4 1 (1.12%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (16.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (22.47%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.87%) Red Hat
3 5 (5.62%) VMware
3 5 (5.62%) HP
4 3 (3.37%) SAP
5 2 (2.25%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.12%) Oracle
6 1 (1.12%) Apple
6 1 (1.12%) Twitter
6 1 (1.12%) Symbian
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
Hampshire
X4 Group
Salary: £28k - 40k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Petersfield, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: £18,000 - £22,000
Posted: 13 days ago
Petersfield
Computer Futures
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum + Health care, Pension, Bonus
Posted: 14 days ago
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Salary: £37000 - £45000 per annum + 25 days holiday, pension, medical
Posted: 20 days ago
Portsmouth
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: £15,000 - £17,000 + benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Andover
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 26 days ago