Period
to 12 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £34,000 in advertised job vacancies in Hampshire during the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

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
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 190 229 235
Rank change year-on-year +39 +6 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 74 41 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.15% 0.61% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 0.63% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 61 40 31
Hampshire median annual salary £34,000 £37,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.33% +25.00% -7.69%
10th Percentile £22,000 £26,225 £25,000
90th Percentile £45,000 £43,750 £42,500
South East median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year - +16.67% -11.76%

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 6,288 6,466 6,476
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.35% 96.59% 97.21%
Number of salaries quoted 5,092 5,558 5,541
Hampshire median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% -5.88%
10th Percentile £25,525 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,250
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

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

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 6 months to 12 December 2018.

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 6 months to 12 December 2018. 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
Southampton +37 29 £30,000 -17.24% 1
Basingstoke -39 14 £40,000 - 2
Winchester +21 7 £24,000 +6.67%
Eastleigh -5 6 £23,000 -34.29%
Portsmouth +10 4 £40,000 +23.08% 1
Fareham +8 4 £40,000 -
Andover - 3 £37,500 -
Farnborough +1 2 £37,500 -11.76%
Fleet -11 1 £30,000 -33.33%
Gosport - 1 - -
Software Tester
South East

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

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, Software Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Hampshire region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 61 (82.43%) Test Automation
2 55 (74.32%) Software Testing
3 35 (47.30%) Selenium
4 30 (40.54%) C#
5 29 (39.19%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (33.78%) Manual Testing
7 24 (32.43%) Test Scripting
8 23 (31.08%) Windows
9 21 (28.38%) SQL
10 17 (22.97%) Java
10 17 (22.97%) QA
11 16 (21.62%) Degree
12 15 (20.27%) Microsoft
13 14 (18.92%) Web Services
13 14 (18.92%) BDD
13 14 (18.92%) Problem-Solving
14 13 (17.57%) SDLC
14 13 (17.57%) HTML
14 13 (17.57%) Scrum
15 12 (16.22%) JavaScript
16 11 (14.86%) Regression Testing
16 11 (14.86%) JIRA
17 10 (13.51%) ISTQB
17 10 (13.51%) TDD
17 10 (13.51%) .NET
17 10 (13.51%) SQL Server
17 10 (13.51%) ISEB
18 9 (12.16%) CSS
18 9 (12.16%) SOAP
18 9 (12.16%) Finance

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 6 (8.11%) CMS
2 3 (4.05%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.81%) MySQL
3 5 (6.76%) Relational Database
4 4 (5.41%) Big Data
5 2 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 35 (47.30%) Selenium
2 11 (14.86%) JIRA
3 9 (12.16%) SoapUI
4 6 (8.11%) Git (software)
4 6 (8.11%) HP UFT
5 5 (6.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (5.41%) Jenkins
6 4 (5.41%) SpecFlow
7 3 (4.05%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.70%) Cucumber
8 2 (2.70%) Protractor
8 2 (2.70%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (2.70%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.35%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (12.16%) Finance
2 5 (6.76%) Back Office
3 4 (5.41%) Retail
4 2 (2.70%) Automotive
5 1 (1.35%) Banking
5 1 (1.35%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (18.92%) Web Services
2 13 (17.57%) HTML
3 10 (13.51%) .NET
4 9 (12.16%) CSS
4 9 (12.16%) SOAP
5 6 (8.11%) Gherkin
5 6 (8.11%) XML
6 5 (6.76%) ASP.NET
6 5 (6.76%) CSS3
6 5 (6.76%) HTML5
7 4 (5.41%) jQuery
8 2 (2.70%) AngularJS
8 2 (2.70%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (9.46%) Client/Server
1 7 (9.46%) Mobile App
2 6 (8.11%) N-Tier
2 6 (8.11%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (5.41%) Fintech
3 4 (5.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (31.08%) Windows
2 7 (9.46%) Linux
3 6 (8.11%) Windows Server
4 5 (6.76%) Android
4 5 (6.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (82.43%) Test Automation
2 55 (74.32%) Software Testing
3 29 (39.19%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (33.78%) Manual Testing
5 24 (32.43%) Test Scripting
6 14 (18.92%) BDD
6 14 (18.92%) Problem-Solving
7 13 (17.57%) Scrum
7 13 (17.57%) SDLC
8 11 (14.86%) Regression Testing
9 10 (13.51%) TDD
10 9 (12.16%) Performance Testing
11 8 (10.81%) Test Planning
12 7 (9.46%) Integration Testing
13 6 (8.11%) Content Management
13 6 (8.11%) Mathematics
13 6 (8.11%) Physics
13 6 (8.11%) Security Testing
13 6 (8.11%) Software Engineering
13 6 (8.11%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (40.54%) C#
2 21 (28.38%) SQL
3 17 (22.97%) Java
4 12 (16.22%) JavaScript
5 5 (6.76%) T-SQL
6 4 (5.41%) Python
7 2 (2.70%) Delphi
7 2 (2.70%) PHP
7 2 (2.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (21.62%) Degree
2 10 (13.51%) ISEB
2 10 (13.51%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (22.97%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.35%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (8.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (20.27%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.70%) MKS
2 2 (2.70%) Oracle