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

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 170 145 138
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 25 52 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.68% 1.32% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 1.40% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 22 47 32
Average salary £36,250 £36,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.68% +32.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,250 £26,800 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £65,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +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
3538 3726 3380
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hampshire 95.80% 94.59% 95.45%
Number of salaries quoted 2909 3243 2838
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £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 27 May 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 May 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
(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
Farnborough - 7 £40,000 - 1
Southampton 0 5 £25,000 -37.50%
Basingstoke +8 1 £28,500 -56.15%
Winchester -32 1 £32,500 +8.33%
Petersfield - 1 - - 1
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 39 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (56.06%) QA
3 27 (40.91%) SQL
4 23 (34.85%) Test Automation
5 22 (33.33%) Selenium
6 20 (30.30%) Automated Testing
7 17 (25.76%) Software Testing
7 17 (25.76%) Manual Testing
8 16 (24.24%) HP Quality Center
9 15 (22.73%) Java
10 14 (21.21%) Eclipse
10 14 (21.21%) User Acceptance Testing
11 13 (19.70%) Performance Testing
12 12 (18.18%) Finance
12 12 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
12 12 (18.18%) Microsoft
13 11 (16.67%) ISEB
13 11 (16.67%) Test Scripting
14 10 (15.15%) SoapUI
14 10 (15.15%) Test Strategy
14 10 (15.15%) Content Management
14 10 (15.15%) Client/Server
15 9 (13.64%) Windows
15 9 (13.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 9 (13.64%) Mentoring
16 8 (12.12%) LoadUI
16 8 (12.12%) Scrum
16 8 (12.12%) JavaScript
16 8 (12.12%) C#
16 8 (12.12%) N-Tier

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (1.52%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.03%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.03%) SSH
2 1 (1.52%) HTTP
2 1 (1.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.06%) MySQL
1 4 (6.06%) Oracle Database
2 3 (4.55%) MS Access
3 2 (3.03%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (33.33%) Selenium
2 14 (21.21%) Eclipse
3 12 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
4 10 (15.15%) SoapUI
5 8 (12.12%) LoadUI
6 4 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (3.03%) WebDriver
7 2 (3.03%) Bugzilla
7 2 (3.03%) Toad
7 2 (3.03%) Git (software)
7 2 (3.03%) Subversion
7 2 (3.03%) JIRA
8 1 (1.52%) WATIR
8 1 (1.52%) NUnit
8 1 (1.52%) SpecFlow
General
1 12 (18.18%) Finance
2 6 (9.09%) Banking
3 5 (7.58%) Games
4 4 (6.06%) Front Office
5 3 (4.55%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.52%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.09%) .NET
2 5 (7.58%) HTML
3 3 (4.55%) ASP.NET
3 3 (4.55%) WinForms
4 2 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (1.52%) Ajax
5 1 (1.52%) WCF
5 1 (1.52%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.15%) Client/Server
2 8 (12.12%) N-Tier
3 3 (4.55%) AS400
3 3 (4.55%) iSeries
3 3 (4.55%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.03%) Mobile Payment
4 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.03%) IVR
4 2 (3.03%) Statistics
4 2 (3.03%) Mathematics
4 2 (3.03%) Physics
4 2 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.64%) Windows
2 6 (9.09%) UNIX
3 4 (6.06%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (34.85%) Test Automation
3 20 (30.30%) Automated Testing
4 17 (25.76%) Software Testing
4 17 (25.76%) Manual Testing
5 14 (21.21%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (19.70%) Performance Testing
7 11 (16.67%) Test Scripting
8 10 (15.15%) Test Strategy
8 10 (15.15%) Content Management
9 9 (13.64%) Mentoring
10 8 (12.12%) Scrum
10 8 (12.12%) Test Management
11 6 (9.09%) Integration Testing
11 6 (9.09%) CRM
11 6 (9.09%) Automation Testing
12 5 (7.58%) Root Cause Analysis
13 4 (6.06%) System Testing
13 4 (6.06%) E-Commerce
13 4 (6.06%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (40.91%) SQL
2 15 (22.73%) Java
3 8 (12.12%) JavaScript
3 8 (12.12%) C#
4 3 (4.55%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.03%) Python
5 2 (3.03%) C++
5 2 (3.03%) C
6 1 (1.52%) PHP
6 1 (1.52%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 11 (16.67%) ISEB
2 9 (13.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (9.09%) Degree
4 4 (6.06%) ISTQB
4 4 (6.06%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (3.03%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.03%) DV Cleared
5 2 (3.03%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.52%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (56.06%) QA
2 1 (1.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (6.06%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 16 (24.24%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.61%) Oracle
3 4 (6.06%) HP
Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Farnborough
The People Network
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Petersfield
Computer Futures
Salary: 25 days holiday, pension
Posted: 25 days ago