Period
to 19 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £38,750 in advertised job vacancies in Hampshire during the 6 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 206 207 240
Rank change year-on-year +1 +33 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 57 42 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.86% 0.72% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 0.75% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 56 41 34
Hampshire median annual salary £38,750 £40,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.13% +33.33% -7.69%
10th Percentile £23,125 £29,750 £25,375
90th Percentile £52,500 £42,500 £42,500
South East median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% +16.67% -7.69%

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 6,408 5,605 6,514
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.64% 96.50% 97.54%
Number of salaries quoted 5,226 4,881 5,728
Hampshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -4.86%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,000 £24,713
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £60,000
South East median annual salary £46,750 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +3.45%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +5 26 £33,000 +1.54% 5
Basingstoke -45 12 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Portsmouth +8 6 £41,250 +26.92% 1
Winchester - 6 £30,750 -
Fareham +6 3 £40,000 - 1
Eastleigh - 3 £23,000 - 1
Andover - 1 £37,500 - 1
Software Tester
South East

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 52 (91.23%) Test Automation
2 37 (64.91%) Software Testing
3 22 (38.60%) C#
4 21 (36.84%) QA
4 21 (36.84%) Selenium
5 19 (33.33%) Manual Testing
6 17 (29.82%) Java
6 17 (29.82%) SQL
7 16 (28.07%) Test Scripting
8 15 (26.32%) .NET
9 14 (24.56%) Degree
10 13 (22.81%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (22.81%) Problem-Solving
11 12 (21.05%) Windows
12 11 (19.30%) JavaScript
13 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
13 10 (17.54%) HTML
14 9 (15.79%) ISEB
14 9 (15.79%) Finance
15 8 (14.04%) CSS
15 8 (14.04%) ISTQB
15 8 (14.04%) Team Foundation Server
16 7 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
16 7 (12.28%) JIRA
16 7 (12.28%) SQL Server
16 7 (12.28%) Linux
17 6 (10.53%) BizTalk Server
17 6 (10.53%) Web Services
17 6 (10.53%) MySQL
17 6 (10.53%) Performance Testing

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 (10.53%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (7.02%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.28%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.53%) MySQL
2 6 (10.53%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.26%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 21 (36.84%) Selenium
2 8 (14.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (12.28%) JIRA
4 4 (7.02%) Bugzilla
4 4 (7.02%) HP UFT
4 4 (7.02%) Trac
5 3 (5.26%) Git (software)
5 3 (5.26%) Jenkins
6 2 (3.51%) Appium
7 1 (1.75%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.75%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.75%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (15.79%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Automotive
2 2 (3.51%) Retail
3 1 (1.75%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (26.32%) .NET
2 10 (17.54%) HTML
3 8 (14.04%) CSS
4 6 (10.53%) Gherkin
4 6 (10.53%) Web Services
5 5 (8.77%) ASP.NET
5 5 (8.77%) CSS3
5 5 (8.77%) HTML5
5 5 (8.77%) SOAP
5 5 (8.77%) XML
6 4 (7.02%) REST
6 4 (7.02%) WSDL
7 3 (5.26%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.02%) Client/Server
2 4 (7.02%) N-Tier
3 3 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (5.26%) User Experience
4 2 (3.51%) Fintech
4 2 (3.51%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.05%) Windows
2 7 (12.28%) Linux
3 4 (7.02%) Android
3 4 (7.02%) Apple iOS
4 3 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (91.23%) Test Automation
2 37 (64.91%) Software Testing
3 19 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 16 (28.07%) Test Scripting
5 13 (22.81%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (22.81%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (10.53%) Performance Testing
7 5 (8.77%) Regression Testing
7 5 (8.77%) Smoke Testing
7 5 (8.77%) User Stories
8 4 (7.02%) Analytical Thinking
8 4 (7.02%) BDD
8 4 (7.02%) Content Management
8 4 (7.02%) Issue Tracking
8 4 (7.02%) Mentoring
8 4 (7.02%) SDLC
8 4 (7.02%) Security Testing
8 4 (7.02%) Test Management
9 3 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (5.26%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (38.60%) C#
2 17 (29.82%) Java
2 17 (29.82%) SQL
3 11 (19.30%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.26%) Python
5 2 (3.51%) Delphi
6 1 (1.75%) PHP
6 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (24.56%) Degree
2 9 (15.79%) ISEB
3 8 (14.04%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (36.84%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.51%) MKS
2 2 (3.51%) Oracle