Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Hampshire during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 218 246 249
Rank change year-on-year +28 +3 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 45 31 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.70% 0.45% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.46% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 44 31 26
Hampshire median annual salary £37,500 £30,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -7.69% -
10th Percentile £26,075 £25,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £45,000
South East median annual salary £35,000 £30,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year +16.67% -11.76% +4.62%

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 6192 6675 6992
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.52% 97.06% 97.75%
Number of salaries quoted 5354 5726 5884
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 £24,250
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%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 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
Basingstoke - 25 £40,000 - 1
Farnborough +8 7 £42,500 +21.43%
Southampton -4 4 £32,500 +12.07%
Portsmouth -15 4 £32,500 +18.18%
Winchester -4 2 £24,000 -20.00%
Eastleigh -1 1 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Fareham - 1 - -
Fleet - 1 £45,000 -
Software Tester
South East

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 36 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 35 (77.78%) Selenium
3 32 (71.11%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (64.44%) JIRA
5 27 (60.00%) Software Testing
6 22 (48.89%) MySQL
6 22 (48.89%) SQL Server
7 21 (46.67%) E-Commerce
7 21 (46.67%) Bugzilla
7 21 (46.67%) Trac
7 21 (46.67%) Relational Database
7 21 (46.67%) Issue Tracking
8 19 (42.22%) Degree
9 14 (31.11%) Java
10 12 (26.67%) C#
10 12 (26.67%) SQL
11 11 (24.44%) Test Scripting
12 9 (20.00%) PHP
12 9 (20.00%) Front End Development
13 6 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
13 6 (13.33%) Test Strategy
13 6 (13.33%) Web Services
13 6 (13.33%) QA
13 6 (13.33%) ISTQB
14 4 (8.89%) Cucumber
14 4 (8.89%) Windows
14 4 (8.89%) HTML
14 4 (8.89%) Project Management
14 4 (8.89%) MVC
14 4 (8.89%) 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 1 (2.22%) JBoss
1 1 (2.22%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (48.89%) MySQL
1 22 (48.89%) SQL Server
2 21 (46.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 35 (77.78%) Selenium
2 29 (64.44%) JIRA
3 21 (46.67%) Bugzilla
3 21 (46.67%) Trac
4 4 (8.89%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.22%) Appium
5 1 (2.22%) Maven
5 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.22%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.22%) TestNG
General
1 4 (8.89%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.33%) Web Services
2 4 (8.89%) HTML
3 2 (4.44%) XML
4 1 (2.22%) CSS
4 1 (2.22%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.22%) Hibernate
4 1 (2.22%) HTML5
4 1 (2.22%) J2EE
4 1 (2.22%) JMS
4 1 (2.22%) jQuery
4 1 (2.22%) JSP
4 1 (2.22%) REST
4 1 (2.22%) Spring
4 1 (2.22%) Spring MVC
4 1 (2.22%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.67%) iPad
2 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 32 (71.11%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (60.00%) Software Testing
4 21 (46.67%) E-Commerce
4 21 (46.67%) Issue Tracking
5 11 (24.44%) Test Scripting
6 9 (20.00%) Front End Development
7 6 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (13.33%) Test Strategy
8 4 (8.89%) Integration Testing
8 4 (8.89%) MVC
8 4 (8.89%) Project Management
9 3 (6.67%) Acceptance Criteria
9 3 (6.67%) Defect Tracking
9 3 (6.67%) Regression Testing
9 3 (6.67%) Strategic Thinking
10 2 (4.44%) Agile Testing
10 2 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (4.44%) Manual Testing
10 2 (4.44%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (31.11%) Java
2 12 (26.67%) C#
2 12 (26.67%) SQL
3 9 (20.00%) PHP
4 3 (6.67%) C++
5 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 19 (42.22%) Degree
2 6 (13.33%) ISTQB
3 3 (6.67%) ISEB
4 1 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.33%) QA