The median annual salary for a Tester was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in Farnborough during the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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

Tester
Hampshire / Farnborough
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 47 52
Rank change year-on-year -2 +5  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 3 8 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Farnborough 1.17% 2.35% 1.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% 2.43% 1.42%
Number of salaries quoted 3 8 5
Median salary £60,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +60.00% -6.25%  
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Farnborough. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Farnborough
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 248 329 352
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Farnborough 96.50% 96.76% 99.15%
Number of salaries quoted 210 278 298
Median salary £42,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.52% +11.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £21,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Farnborough

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Farnborough that featured Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Farnborough

Tester
Salary Trend in Farnborough

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

Salary trend for Tester in Farnborough

Tester
Salary Histogram in Farnborough

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Farnborough over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in Farnborough

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, 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 Farnborough region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 7 (58.33%) Test Automation
2 6 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 6 (50.00%) Java
3 5 (41.67%) SAP
3 5 (41.67%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (41.67%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (41.67%) SAP BW
3 5 (41.67%) Project Management
3 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
3 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
3 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
3 5 (41.67%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 4 (33.33%) C#
4 4 (33.33%) QA
4 4 (33.33%) Selenium
4 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (33.33%) BDD
5 3 (25.00%) TDD
5 3 (25.00%) Business Analysis
5 3 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Scrum
5 3 (25.00%) Python
5 3 (25.00%) CRM
5 3 (25.00%) Performance Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Test Management
5 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
5 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
5 3 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (25.00%) SaaS
6 2 (16.67%) API Testing

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Farnborough 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) BusinessObjects
1 5 (41.67%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Selenium
2 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Test Automation
2 5 (41.67%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (41.67%) Project Management
2 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
3 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (33.33%) BDD
4 3 (25.00%) Business Analysis
4 3 (25.00%) CRM
4 3 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Scrum
4 3 (25.00%) TDD
4 3 (25.00%) Test Management
5 2 (16.67%) API Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Exploratory Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (33.33%) C#
3 3 (25.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
2 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) SAP
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft