The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 82 85 81
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 1 1 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 0.13% 0.13% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.13% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 5
Average salary £20,000 £20,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £31,250 £32,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +18.18%
Software Tester
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Southampton 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
Southampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
764 750 827
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 96.95% 97.78% 96.84%
Number of salaries quoted 675 715 764
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,850 £22,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester in the job title across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester across the Southampton region.

Software Tester Salary Trend in Southampton

Software Tester
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT jobs across the Southampton region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title.

1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Games
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT jobs across the Southampton region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 1 (100.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA