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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 85 88 86
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 6 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 0.72% 0.44% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.45% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 6 4 1
Average salary £40,000 £22,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+81.81% -37.14%
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
818 892 920
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 97.96% 99.00% 97.56%
Number of salaries quoted 773 686 821
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 30 April 2016.

Tester Salary Histogram in Southampton

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 9 (75.00%) Scrum
1 9 (75.00%) SoapUI
2 7 (58.33%) Windows
3 5 (41.67%) AIX
3 5 (41.67%) Solaris
3 5 (41.67%) Linux
3 5 (41.67%) Eclipse
3 5 (41.67%) IBM
3 5 (41.67%) Java
3 5 (41.67%) JUnit
3 5 (41.67%) Web Services
3 5 (41.67%) Unix
3 5 (41.67%) Red Hat
3 5 (41.67%) Configuration Management
3 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
3 5 (41.67%) CentOS
3 5 (41.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (41.67%) iSeries
3 5 (41.67%) BDD
3 5 (41.67%) TDD
3 5 (41.67%) Automated Testing
4 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 4 (33.33%) QA
4 4 (33.33%) Selenium
4 4 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 4 (33.33%) NUnit
4 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (33.33%) C#
4 4 (33.33%) Cucumber

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Development Applications
1 9 (75.00%) SoapUI
2 5 (41.67%) Eclipse
2 5 (41.67%) JUnit
3 4 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 4 (33.33%) NUnit
3 4 (33.33%) Selenium
4 2 (16.67%) SpecFlow
4 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
5 1 (8.33%) JMeter
5 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (25.00%) Retail
2 2 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Electronics
3 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (8.33%) Marketing
3 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) iSeries
2 4 (33.33%) Client/Server
2 4 (33.33%) N-Tier
3 1 (8.33%) Smartcard
3 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) AIX
2 5 (41.67%) CentOS
2 5 (41.67%) Linux
2 5 (41.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (41.67%) Solaris
2 5 (41.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Scrum
2 5 (41.67%) Automated Testing
2 5 (41.67%) BDD
2 5 (41.67%) Configuration Management
2 5 (41.67%) TDD
2 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
3 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (33.33%) Defect Management
3 4 (33.33%) Event-Driven Architecture
3 4 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 4 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 4 (33.33%) SDLC
3 4 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 4 (33.33%) User Stories
4 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) Java
2 4 (33.33%) C#
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 3 (25.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) IBM
1 5 (41.67%) Red Hat
2 1 (8.33%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) SAP