Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Tester was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Hampshire during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

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

Quality Assurance Tester
South East > Hampshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 251 251 260
Rank change year-on-year 0 +9 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 11 12 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.17% 0.18% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.18% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 11 12 16
Hampshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.68% +3.65%
10th Percentile £24,250 £22,700 £22,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £50,875 £39,500
South East median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,750
% change year-on-year +7.14% -4.76% +5.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire. 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
Hampshire
Permanent vacancies in Hampshire with a recognized job title 6106 6643 7106
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.48% 97.08% 97.77%
Number of salaries quoted 5288 5709 5960
Hampshire median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £24,750 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £62,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Tester in Hampshire

QA Tester
Salary Trend in Hampshire

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

Salary trend for QA Tester in Hampshire

QA Tester
Salary Histogram in Hampshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Tester in Hampshire over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Tester in Hampshire

QA Tester
Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the Hampshire region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Farnborough +3 4 £55,000 +18.92%
Southampton +2 4 £37,500 +41.51%
Winchester - 2 £24,000 -
Basingstoke +3 1 £50,000 +100.00%
QA Tester
South East

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, QA 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 Hampshire region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 11 (100.00%) QA
2 10 (90.91%) Test Automation
3 9 (81.82%) Selenium
4 6 (54.55%) Cucumber
5 5 (45.45%) BDD
6 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (36.36%) Regression Testing
6 4 (36.36%) Ruby
6 4 (36.36%) Python
7 3 (27.27%) C#
7 3 (27.27%) Java
7 3 (27.27%) SQL
7 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
7 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
7 3 (27.27%) TDD
7 3 (27.27%) JIRA
7 3 (27.27%) Performance Testing
7 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
7 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (27.27%) QA Automation
8 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
8 2 (18.18%) API Testing
8 2 (18.18%) WebDriver
8 2 (18.18%) SaaS
8 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
8 2 (18.18%) ISEB
8 2 (18.18%) Web Testing
8 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
8 2 (18.18%) Degree
8 2 (18.18%) PHP

QA Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire 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 2 (18.18%) SaaS
2 1 (9.09%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Cognos Impromptu
1 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (81.82%) Selenium
2 6 (54.55%) Cucumber
3 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
3 3 (27.27%) JIRA
4 2 (18.18%) WebDriver
5 1 (9.09%) Capybara
5 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
5 1 (9.09%) RSpec
5 1 (9.09%) TeamCity
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) Gherkin
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Android
1 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Test Automation
2 5 (45.45%) BDD
3 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (36.36%) Regression Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (27.27%) Performance Testing
4 3 (27.27%) QA Automation
4 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
4 3 (27.27%) TDD
5 2 (18.18%) API Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
5 2 (18.18%) Web Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Actionable Insight
6 1 (9.09%) Collaborative Working
6 1 (9.09%) Scrum
6 1 (9.09%) SDLC
6 1 (9.09%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) Python
1 4 (36.36%) Ruby
2 3 (27.27%) C#
2 3 (27.27%) Java
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
2 2 (18.18%) Degree
2 2 (18.18%) ISEB
3 1 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft