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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 150 129 129
Rank change year-on-year
-21 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 37 59 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.99% 1.53% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 1.62% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 34 31 47
Average salary £33,500 £32,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.07% +18.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,650 £22,500 £21,400
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £62,500 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
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
3547 3645 3846
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hampshire 95.35% 94.58% 95.96%
Number of salaries quoted 3009 3071 3120
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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
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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 -17 7 £32,500 -
Southampton -5 5 £22,000 -37.14%
Farnborough +4 3 £30,000 -
Basingstoke +6 2 £28,000 -22.75%
Havant - 2 £35,250 -
Andover - 2 £35,750 -
Hook - 1 - -
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 36 (49.32%) Selenium
2 35 (47.95%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (46.58%) Test Automation
4 32 (43.84%) QA
5 28 (38.36%) Automated Testing
6 26 (35.62%) SQL
7 23 (31.51%) Java
8 19 (26.03%) Eclipse
8 19 (26.03%) Software Testing
8 19 (26.03%) Manual Testing
9 18 (24.66%) ISEB
10 17 (23.29%) QuickTest Pro
11 16 (21.92%) Microsoft
12 15 (20.55%) C#
12 15 (20.55%) WebDriver
13 13 (17.81%) Test Management
13 13 (17.81%) User Acceptance Testing
14 11 (15.07%) Test Scripting
14 11 (15.07%) HP Quality Center
14 11 (15.07%) ISTQB
14 11 (15.07%) Windows
15 10 (13.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 9 (12.33%) Mentoring
16 9 (12.33%) SoapUI
16 9 (12.33%) JavaScript
16 9 (12.33%) Client/Server
16 9 (12.33%) N-Tier
16 9 (12.33%) Content Management
16 9 (12.33%) Degree
17 8 (10.96%) Performance Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (1.37%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (8.22%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.48%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.74%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.74%) SSH
2 1 (1.37%) LAN
2 1 (1.37%) WAN
2 1 (1.37%) HTTP
2 1 (1.37%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.37%) VPN
2 1 (1.37%) Internet
2 1 (1.37%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.22%) MS Access
2 3 (4.11%) MySQL
3 2 (2.74%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.74%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.37%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 36 (49.32%) Selenium
2 19 (26.03%) Eclipse
3 17 (23.29%) QuickTest Pro
4 15 (20.55%) WebDriver
5 9 (12.33%) SoapUI
6 7 (9.59%) JIRA
7 6 (8.22%) LoadUI
8 5 (6.85%) Git (software)
9 4 (5.48%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (2.74%) Rational Functional Tester
10 2 (2.74%) Cucumber
10 2 (2.74%) Toad
10 2 (2.74%) Maven
10 2 (2.74%) SilkTest
11 1 (1.37%) Bugzilla
11 1 (1.37%) NUnit
11 1 (1.37%) Subversion
11 1 (1.37%) SpecFlow
General
1 8 (10.96%) Finance
2 4 (5.48%) Games
3 1 (1.37%) Banking
3 1 (1.37%) Billing
3 1 (1.37%) Back Office
3 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.22%) HTML
2 5 (6.85%) .NET
3 3 (4.11%) ASP.NET
3 3 (4.11%) WinForms
4 2 (2.74%) Web Services
4 2 (2.74%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (1.37%) XSL
5 1 (1.37%) J2ME
5 1 (1.37%) Ajax
5 1 (1.37%) WCF
5 1 (1.37%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.33%) Client/Server
1 9 (12.33%) N-Tier
2 4 (5.48%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.74%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.74%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.37%) IVR
4 1 (1.37%) Statistics
4 1 (1.37%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.37%) Physics
4 1 (1.37%) Open Source
4 1 (1.37%) iPad
4 1 (1.37%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.37%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.07%) Windows
2 3 (4.11%) UNIX
3 2 (2.74%) Android
3 2 (2.74%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.37%) Linux
4 1 (1.37%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (47.95%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (46.58%) Test Automation
3 28 (38.36%) Automated Testing
4 19 (26.03%) Software Testing
4 19 (26.03%) Manual Testing
5 13 (17.81%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (17.81%) Test Management
6 11 (15.07%) Test Scripting
7 9 (12.33%) Content Management
7 9 (12.33%) Mentoring
8 8 (10.96%) Automation Testing
8 8 (10.96%) Performance Testing
9 7 (9.59%) Test Strategy
9 7 (9.59%) Scrum
10 6 (8.22%) CRM
10 6 (8.22%) Software Engineering
10 6 (8.22%) Integration Testing
10 6 (8.22%) Line Management
11 5 (6.85%) Regression Testing
12 4 (5.48%) UML
Programming Languages
1 26 (35.62%) SQL
2 23 (31.51%) Java
3 15 (20.55%) C#
4 9 (12.33%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.74%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.37%) Python
6 1 (1.37%) Assembly Language
6 1 (1.37%) Ruby
6 1 (1.37%) C++
6 1 (1.37%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (24.66%) ISEB
2 11 (15.07%) ISTQB
3 10 (13.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (12.33%) Degree
5 2 (2.74%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.74%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.74%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.37%) CISSP
6 1 (1.37%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (43.84%) QA
2 5 (6.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (5.48%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (15.07%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (21.92%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.59%) Oracle
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