Period
to 21 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Tester was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Basingstoke during the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Tester
Hampshire > Basingstoke
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 86 90
Rank change year-on-year -4 +4 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 21 19 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke 1.79% 1.93% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.89% 2.00% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 21 19 2
Basingstoke median annual salary £37,500 £32,500 £30,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% +5.69% -29.71%
10th Percentile £33,750 £30,200 £28,825
90th Percentile £45,000 £47,500 £32,475
Hampshire median annual salary £38,750 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.73% -1.33% +7.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Basingstoke
Permanent vacancies in Basingstoke with a recognized job title 1,110 950 902
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.47% 96.25% 97.51%
Number of salaries quoted 991 855 775
Basingstoke median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% -11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £31,250 £25,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £61,250 £62,500
Hampshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Basingstoke

Job postings that featured Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Basingstoke

Tester
Salary Trend in Basingstoke

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

Salary trend for Tester in Basingstoke

Tester
Salary Histogram in Basingstoke

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Basingstoke over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Tester in Basingstoke

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 Basingstoke region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 21 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 19 (90.48%) Selenium
3 17 (80.95%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (76.19%) Software Testing
4 16 (76.19%) JIRA
4 16 (76.19%) MySQL
4 16 (76.19%) SQL Server
4 16 (76.19%) E-Commerce
4 16 (76.19%) Bugzilla
4 16 (76.19%) Trac
4 16 (76.19%) Relational Database
4 16 (76.19%) Issue Tracking
5 14 (66.67%) Java
6 11 (52.38%) PHP
6 11 (52.38%) Front End Development
7 7 (33.33%) Degree
8 4 (19.05%) SOAP
8 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
8 4 (19.05%) ISEB
9 3 (14.29%) C#
9 3 (14.29%) TDD
9 3 (14.29%) Git (software)
9 3 (14.29%) WebDriver
9 3 (14.29%) Cucumber
9 3 (14.29%) BDD
9 3 (14.29%) Gherkin
10 2 (9.52%) GitHub
10 2 (9.52%) REST
10 2 (9.52%) Test Strategy
10 2 (9.52%) API Testing

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Basingstoke 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.52%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (76.19%) MySQL
1 16 (76.19%) Relational Database
1 16 (76.19%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (90.48%) Selenium
2 16 (76.19%) Bugzilla
2 16 (76.19%) JIRA
2 16 (76.19%) Trac
3 3 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 3 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 3 (14.29%) WebDriver
4 2 (9.52%) JMeter
4 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio Team System
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) SOAP
2 3 (14.29%) Gherkin
3 2 (9.52%) REST
3 2 (9.52%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (4.76%) Xbox
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 17 (80.95%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (76.19%) E-Commerce
3 16 (76.19%) Issue Tracking
3 16 (76.19%) Software Testing
4 11 (52.38%) Front End Development
5 3 (14.29%) BDD
5 3 (14.29%) TDD
6 2 (9.52%) API Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
6 2 (9.52%) Test Strategy
7 1 (4.76%) Regression Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 14 (66.67%) Java
2 11 (52.38%) PHP
3 3 (14.29%) C#
4 2 (9.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) Degree
2 4 (19.05%) ISEB
3 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft