The median annual salary for a QA Tester was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in Hampshire during the 3 months to 27 March 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
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 161 - 184
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 8 0 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.27% - 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% - 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 6 0 15
Median salary £32,500 - £32,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £37,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year -6.66% +15.38%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Hampshire. 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
Hampshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2870 3312 3720
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 96.86% 97.58% 98.39%
Number of salaries quoted 2434 2952 3143
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £56,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

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

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 3 months to 27 March 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Winchester - 7 £32,500 -
Farnborough - 1 £52,500 -
QA Tester
South East

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 9 (81.82%) Regression Testing
3 8 (72.73%) Automated Testing
3 8 (72.73%) Performance Testing
4 7 (63.64%) Test Scripting
4 7 (63.64%) Software Testing
4 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (54.55%) Replication
5 6 (54.55%) Risk Assessment
5 6 (54.55%) Configuration Management
5 6 (54.55%) Project Management
5 6 (54.55%) SQL
5 6 (54.55%) Windows
5 6 (54.55%) MS Excel
5 6 (54.55%) Release Management
5 6 (54.55%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (54.55%) Time Management
5 6 (54.55%) V-Model
5 6 (54.55%) Document Management
5 6 (54.55%) Waterfall
5 6 (54.55%) Test Strategy
5 6 (54.55%) Functional Testing
5 6 (54.55%) Non-Functional Testing
5 6 (54.55%) Mentoring
5 6 (54.55%) SDLC
5 6 (54.55%) Defect Tracking
5 6 (54.55%) PMO
5 6 (54.55%) IT Strategy
6 4 (36.36%) Selenium
7 3 (27.27%) Java

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:

Applications
1 6 (54.55%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Selenium
2 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
2 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
3 1 (9.09%) SpecFlow
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Regression Testing
2 8 (72.73%) Automated Testing
2 8 (72.73%) Performance Testing
3 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (63.64%) Software Testing
3 7 (63.64%) Test Scripting
4 6 (54.55%) Configuration Management
4 6 (54.55%) Defect Tracking
4 6 (54.55%) Document Management
4 6 (54.55%) Functional Testing
4 6 (54.55%) Mentoring
4 6 (54.55%) Non-Functional Testing
4 6 (54.55%) Project Management
4 6 (54.55%) Release Management
4 6 (54.55%) Risk Assessment
4 6 (54.55%) SDLC
4 6 (54.55%) Test Strategy
4 6 (54.55%) Time Management
4 6 (54.55%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (54.55%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) Java
3 2 (18.18%) Python
4 1 (9.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ISEB
1 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (100.00%) QA
2 6 (54.55%) PMO
3 1 (9.09%) SDET