The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 75 87 90
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 5 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 0.70% 0.23% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.24% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 3
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
690 831 887
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 96.77% 94.54% 97.37%
Number of salaries quoted 568 738 836
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Tester
Salary Trend in Southampton

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

Tester Salary Trend in Southampton

Tester
Salary Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Southampton

Tester
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) QA
3 5 (55.56%) Integration Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (44.44%) Performance Testing
4 4 (44.44%) HTML
4 4 (44.44%) Games
4 4 (44.44%) SQL
5 2 (22.22%) ITIL
5 2 (22.22%) OOP
5 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
5 2 (22.22%) PHP
5 2 (22.22%) Line Management
5 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
6 1 (11.11%) User Stories
6 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
6 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
6 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
6 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
6 1 (11.11%) Selenium
6 1 (11.11%) NUnit
6 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
6 1 (11.11%) C#
6 1 (11.11%) Finance
6 1 (11.11%) ISEB
6 1 (11.11%) Internet

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT jobs across the Southampton 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
1 1 (11.11%) NUnit
General
1 4 (44.44%) Games
2 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
3 1 (11.11%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Integration Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (44.44%) Performance Testing
4 2 (22.22%) ITIL
4 2 (22.22%) OOP
4 2 (22.22%) Line Management
4 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
5 1 (11.11%) User Stories
5 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
5 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) PHP
3 1 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (66.67%) QA