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

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 155 127 149
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 36 40 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.94% 1.23% 1.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 1.28% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 33 23 51
Average salary £35,000 £42,500 £29,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% +42.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £22,050
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £65,000 £45,000
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
3656 3126 4040
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hampshire 95.41% 96.42% 94.50%
Number of salaries quoted 3155 2618 3507
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 £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
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 29 December 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 December 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 +8 10 £47,500 +58.33% 1
Basingstoke -13 5 £30,000 -20.00%
Andover - 4 £34,500 - 1
Southampton +7 3 £41,250 -8.33% 2
Petersfield - 2 £32,500 -
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 29 December 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%) Selenium
2 41 (51.25%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 29 (36.25%) WebDriver
4 29 (36.25%) Manual Testing
4 29 (36.25%) Automated Testing
5 27 (33.75%) Software Testing
5 27 (33.75%) QA
5 27 (33.75%) Java
6 25 (31.25%) ISEB
7 24 (30.00%) SQL
8 20 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 20 (25.00%) Test Management
9 17 (21.25%) C#
10 16 (20.00%) Windows
10 16 (20.00%) ISTQB
11 15 (18.75%) Degree
11 15 (18.75%) JIRA
12 13 (16.25%) Regression Testing
12 13 (16.25%) Test Scripting
13 12 (15.00%) Git (software)
14 11 (13.75%) SaaS
14 11 (13.75%) HP Quality Center
14 11 (13.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 11 (13.75%) QuickTest Pro
14 11 (13.75%) Eclipse
15 10 (12.50%) Web Services
15 10 (12.50%) Client/Server
15 10 (12.50%) N-Tier
15 10 (12.50%) Content Management

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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.

Applications
1 7 (8.75%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.50%) MS Office
3 4 (5.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 11 (13.75%) SaaS
2 1 (1.25%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.00%) Internet
2 2 (2.50%) Firewall
2 2 (2.50%) SMTP
2 2 (2.50%) VPN
3 1 (1.25%) DNS
3 1 (1.25%) LAN
3 1 (1.25%) WAN
3 1 (1.25%) POP3
3 1 (1.25%) DHCP
3 1 (1.25%) HTTP
3 1 (1.25%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.25%) IPsec
3 1 (1.25%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (5.00%) MS Access
1 4 (5.00%) MongoDB
1 4 (5.00%) NoSQL
2 3 (3.75%) MySQL
3 2 (2.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 43 (53.75%) Selenium
2 29 (36.25%) WebDriver
3 15 (18.75%) JIRA
4 12 (15.00%) Git (software)
5 11 (13.75%) Eclipse
5 11 (13.75%) QuickTest Pro
6 7 (8.75%) Maven
6 7 (8.75%) Cucumber
7 6 (7.50%) JUnit
8 5 (6.25%) SoapUI
9 4 (5.00%) JMeter
9 4 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (5.00%) TestNG
10 2 (2.50%) Bugzilla
10 2 (2.50%) Subversion
10 2 (2.50%) SilkTest
10 2 (2.50%) Rational Functional Tester
10 2 (2.50%) Jenkins
11 1 (1.25%) SpecFlow
11 1 (1.25%) Hudson
General
1 7 (8.75%) 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%) Billing
5 1 (1.25%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.50%) Web Services
2 7 (8.75%) HTML
3 4 (5.00%) .NET
4 3 (3.75%) ASP.NET
4 3 (3.75%) XSL
4 3 (3.75%) J2ME
4 3 (3.75%) WinForms
4 3 (3.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (1.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.50%) Client/Server
1 10 (12.50%) N-Tier
2 9 (11.25%) Mobile App
3 8 (10.00%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.00%) User Experience
4 4 (5.00%) iPad
5 3 (3.75%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.50%) IVR
6 2 (2.50%) Mobile Payment
6 2 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.25%) iPhone
7 1 (1.25%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 16 (20.00%) Windows
2 7 (8.75%) Android
3 5 (6.25%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.75%) Windows Mobile
4 3 (3.75%) Linux
5 2 (2.50%) Debian
5 2 (2.50%) Ubuntu
5 2 (2.50%) CentOS
6 1 (1.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (51.25%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 29 (36.25%) Manual Testing
3 29 (36.25%) Automated Testing
4 27 (33.75%) Software Testing
5 20 (25.00%) Test Management
6 13 (16.25%) Test Scripting
6 13 (16.25%) Regression Testing
7 10 (12.50%) Content Management
8 8 (10.00%) Waterfall
9 6 (7.50%) BDD
9 6 (7.50%) Compatibility Testing
9 6 (7.50%) TDD
9 6 (7.50%) Software Engineering
10 5 (6.25%) Performance Testing
11 4 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (5.00%) Unit Testing
11 4 (5.00%) Test Strategy
11 4 (5.00%) UML
11 4 (5.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 27 (33.75%) Java
2 24 (30.00%) SQL
3 17 (21.25%) C#
4 7 (8.75%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.75%) Ruby
6 2 (2.50%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.50%) C
6 2 (2.50%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.25%) Python
7 1 (1.25%) Perl
7 1 (1.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 25 (31.25%) ISEB
2 16 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 15 (18.75%) Degree
4 11 (13.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (3.75%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.75%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.50%) OSCP
6 2 (2.50%) OSCE
6 2 (2.50%) CEH
7 1 (1.25%) CISSP
7 1 (1.25%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (33.75%) QA
2 6 (7.50%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (5.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (13.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.25%) Oracle
3 4 (5.00%) HP
4 3 (3.75%) SAP
5 1 (1.25%) Apple
Andover, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £33950 - £35733 per annum + Pension, 28 days hol, Medical
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Winchester
Spectrum IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 11 days ago