The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in Hampshire during the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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

Software Tester
South East / Hampshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 154 178 183
Rank change year-on-year +24 +5  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 22 13 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.75% 0.37% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.38% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 22 13 12
Median salary £32,500 £30,000 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% -17.24%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,650 £29,200 £28,900
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
UK excluding London median salary £34,000 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year +4.61% +8.33%  

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 2851 3397 3592
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 96.78% 97.61% 98.28%
Number of salaries quoted 2530 2964 2949
Median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,000 £56,750
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Tester in Hampshire

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Hampshire

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

Salary trend for Software Tester in Hampshire

Software Tester
Salary Histogram in Hampshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Tester in Hampshire over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Tester in Hampshire

Software 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 Software Tester within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
Basingstoke +15 12 £40,000 +23.07% 3
Southampton +12 6 £32,500 -10.34% 1
Portsmouth - 4 £32,500 -
Software Tester
South East

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, Software 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 Software Tester in the job title.

1 34 (69.39%) Selenium
2 33 (67.35%) Degree
3 32 (65.31%) Test Automation
4 31 (63.27%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (48.98%) JIRA
6 23 (46.94%) SQL Server
7 21 (42.86%) Java
7 21 (42.86%) MySQL
7 21 (42.86%) E-Commerce
7 21 (42.86%) Bugzilla
7 21 (42.86%) Trac
7 21 (42.86%) Relational Database
7 21 (42.86%) Issue Tracking
8 19 (38.78%) Test Scripting
9 16 (32.65%) Software Testing
9 16 (32.65%) C#
10 11 (22.45%) SQL
11 8 (16.33%) Windows
11 8 (16.33%) C++
11 8 (16.33%) iPad
12 7 (14.29%) Microsoft
13 5 (10.20%) T-SQL
13 5 (10.20%) ISTQB
13 5 (10.20%) Manual Testing
13 5 (10.20%) Continuous Improvement
14 4 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
14 4 (8.16%) Finance
14 4 (8.16%) Scrum
14 4 (8.16%) HTML
14 4 (8.16%) ISEB

Software 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.08%) JBoss
1 2 (4.08%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.04%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (46.94%) SQL Server
2 21 (42.86%) MySQL
2 21 (42.86%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.04%) Big Data
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 34 (69.39%) Selenium
2 24 (48.98%) JIRA
3 21 (42.86%) Bugzilla
3 21 (42.86%) Trac
4 2 (4.08%) Maven
5 1 (2.04%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.04%) FitNesse
5 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.04%) Protractor
5 1 (2.04%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.04%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (8.16%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Automotive
2 3 (6.12%) Retail
3 2 (4.08%) Back Office
4 1 (2.04%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.16%) HTML
2 3 (6.12%) Web Services
3 2 (4.08%) CSS
3 2 (4.08%) Hibernate
3 2 (4.08%) HTML5
3 2 (4.08%) J2EE
3 2 (4.08%) JMS
3 2 (4.08%) jQuery
3 2 (4.08%) JSP
3 2 (4.08%) Spring
3 2 (4.08%) Spring MVC
3 2 (4.08%) XML
3 2 (4.08%) XSD
4 1 (2.04%) .NET
4 1 (2.04%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.33%) iPad
2 4 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (65.31%) Test Automation
2 31 (63.27%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (42.86%) E-Commerce
3 21 (42.86%) Issue Tracking
4 19 (38.78%) Test Scripting
5 16 (32.65%) Software Testing
6 5 (10.20%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (10.20%) Manual Testing
7 4 (8.16%) MVC
7 4 (8.16%) Scrum
8 3 (6.12%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (6.12%) Regression Testing
8 3 (6.12%) Test Strategy
9 2 (4.08%) Agile Testing
9 2 (4.08%) Defect Tracking
9 2 (4.08%) Process Management
9 2 (4.08%) SDLC
9 2 (4.08%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (2.04%) Change Management
10 1 (2.04%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 21 (42.86%) Java
2 16 (32.65%) C#
3 11 (22.45%) SQL
4 8 (16.33%) C++
5 5 (10.20%) T-SQL
6 3 (6.12%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.04%) Python
Qualifications
1 33 (67.35%) Degree
2 5 (10.20%) ISTQB
3 4 (8.16%) ISEB
4 1 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle
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