The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Southampton region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 77 73 85
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 9 6 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 1.26% 0.85% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 0.85% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 9 6 2
Median salary £35,000 £30,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.75% -6.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £23,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £47,500 £38,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
702 704 834
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 97.91% 99.15% 97.20%
Number of salaries quoted 663 583 730
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

The demand trend of job ads across the Southampton region that featured Tester in the job title.

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 July 2016.

Tester Salary Histogram in Southampton

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Southampton region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 14 (93.33%) Scrum
2 13 (86.67%) SoapUI
3 12 (80.00%) Test Scripting
3 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (80.00%) QA
3 12 (80.00%) Selenium
3 12 (80.00%) C#
4 11 (73.33%) SQL
4 11 (73.33%) Regression Testing
4 11 (73.33%) ISTQB
4 11 (73.33%) Retail
4 11 (73.33%) TDD
4 11 (73.33%) Performance Testing
4 11 (73.33%) BDD
4 11 (73.33%) SDLC
5 10 (66.67%) Windows
6 9 (60.00%) Finance
7 8 (53.33%) Cucumber
8 7 (46.67%) Event-Driven Architecture
8 7 (46.67%) User Stories
8 7 (46.67%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (46.67%) Mentoring
8 7 (46.67%) NUnit
8 7 (46.67%) Software Engineering
8 7 (46.67%) Degree
8 7 (46.67%) Computer Science
8 7 (46.67%) Unit Testing
8 7 (46.67%) Client/Server
8 7 (46.67%) N-Tier
9 6 (40.00%) ISEB

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 13 (86.67%) SoapUI
2 12 (80.00%) Selenium
3 8 (53.33%) Cucumber
4 7 (46.67%) NUnit
5 5 (33.33%) SpecFlow
5 5 (33.33%) WebDriver
6 2 (13.33%) Eclipse
6 2 (13.33%) JUnit
7 1 (6.67%) JMeter
7 1 (6.67%) LoadRunner
General
1 11 (73.33%) Retail
2 9 (60.00%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) .NET
2 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (13.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Client/Server
1 7 (46.67%) Computer Science
1 7 (46.67%) Enterprise Software
1 7 (46.67%) N-Tier
2 2 (13.33%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) AIX
2 2 (13.33%) CentOS
2 2 (13.33%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Solaris
2 2 (13.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (93.33%) Scrum
2 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (80.00%) Test Scripting
3 11 (73.33%) BDD
3 11 (73.33%) Performance Testing
3 11 (73.33%) Regression Testing
3 11 (73.33%) SDLC
3 11 (73.33%) TDD
4 7 (46.67%) Event-Driven Architecture
4 7 (46.67%) Mentoring
4 7 (46.67%) Software Engineering
4 7 (46.67%) Unit Testing
4 7 (46.67%) User Stories
5 4 (26.67%) Exploratory Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Test Planning
6 3 (20.00%) Defect Management
7 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
7 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 12 (80.00%) C#
2 11 (73.33%) SQL
3 4 (26.67%) T-SQL
4 2 (13.33%) Java
5 1 (6.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (73.33%) ISTQB
2 7 (46.67%) Degree
3 6 (40.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (80.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) IBM
2 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (6.67%) HP