The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Hampshire with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
South East / Hampshire
Rank 87 112 106
Rank change year-on-year +25 -6  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 79 83 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 2.67% 2.44% 2.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.06% 2.86% 2.96%
Number of salaries quoted 67 79 86
Median salary £32,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,200 £29,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £44,200 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

Software Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Hampshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Hampshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2578 2901 3138
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 87.18% 85.45% 84.15%
Number of salaries quoted 2159 2568 2614
Median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £67,550 £63,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hampshire citing Software Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Hampshire

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Hampshire

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

Salary trend for Software Testing in Hampshire

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Hampshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Hampshire over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in Hampshire

Software Testing
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 Testing within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 26 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
Southampton +27 26 £31,000 -11.42% 2
Basingstoke -3 19 £42,500 +21.42% 2
Fareham +7 8 £47,500 +46.15% 1
Portsmouth -4 7 £35,000 -2.77%
Winchester +14 6 £32,500 +8.33%
Eastleigh - 5 £37,500 -
Andover +6 2 £32,000 -8.57%
Aldershot - 2 £32,500 -
Farnborough +2 1 £57,500 +94.91%
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Hampshire region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 95 (72.52%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (46.56%) SQL
3 54 (41.22%) Degree
3 54 (41.22%) QA
4 50 (38.17%) C#
5 48 (36.64%) Microsoft
6 42 (32.06%) Selenium
6 42 (32.06%) SDLC
7 41 (31.30%) Computer Science
8 39 (29.77%) Windows
9 38 (29.01%) Automated Testing
10 35 (26.72%) ISTQB
10 35 (26.72%) Scrum
10 35 (26.72%) Manual Testing
11 33 (25.19%) Test Automation
12 32 (24.43%) Java
12 32 (24.43%) .NET
13 31 (23.66%) Test Scripting
14 30 (22.90%) Web Services
15 29 (22.14%) Test Strategy
16 25 (19.08%) Performance Testing
17 24 (18.32%) MS Excel
18 23 (17.56%) JIRA
19 22 (16.79%) TDD
19 22 (16.79%) BDD
20 21 (16.03%) ISEB
21 20 (15.27%) Mentoring
22 19 (14.50%) SoapUI
22 19 (14.50%) CSS
22 19 (14.50%) HTML

Software Testing
Top Related 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 10 (7.63%) Confluence
1 10 (7.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 24 (18.32%) MS Excel
2 10 (7.63%) MS Project
3 2 (1.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (4.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (3.05%) Oracle Financials
2 4 (3.05%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 17 (12.98%) Amazon AWS
1 17 (12.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.76%) VLAN
1 1 (0.76%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.63%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.05%) SAP BW
3 2 (1.53%) MS Access
4 1 (0.76%) MySQL
4 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 42 (32.06%) Selenium
2 23 (17.56%) JIRA
3 19 (14.50%) SoapUI
4 17 (12.98%) HP UFT
5 14 (10.69%) Visual Studio
6 10 (7.63%) WebDriver
7 9 (6.87%) Eclipse
7 9 (6.87%) IntelliJ
7 9 (6.87%) JMeter
7 9 (6.87%) LoadRunner
7 9 (6.87%) Zephyr
8 8 (6.11%) JIRA Agile
9 7 (5.34%) Cucumber
10 5 (3.82%) SpecFlow
10 5 (3.82%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (1.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (1.53%) Bugzilla
11 2 (1.53%) Git (software)
12 1 (0.76%) PHPUnit
12 1 (0.76%) Subversion
General
1 17 (12.98%) Retail
2 16 (12.21%) Finance
3 8 (6.11%) Telecoms
4 7 (5.34%) Back Office
4 7 (5.34%) Electronics
4 7 (5.34%) Manufacturing
5 6 (4.58%) Marketing
6 4 (3.05%) Military
7 3 (2.29%) Automotive
8 1 (0.76%) Banking
8 1 (0.76%) Games
Job Titles
1 40 (30.53%) Test Engineer
2 27 (20.61%) Software Test Engineer
3 26 (19.85%) Developer
4 23 (17.56%) Test Manager
5 19 (14.50%) Tester
6 17 (12.98%) Analyst
7 12 (9.16%) Developer in Test
8 11 (8.40%) Software Analyst
9 10 (7.63%) Test Analyst
10 9 (6.87%) QA Engineer
10 9 (6.87%) Software QA Engineer
10 9 (6.87%) Software Test Analyst
11 8 (6.11%) Software Tester
12 7 (5.34%) Junior
12 7 (5.34%) QA Tester
12 7 (5.34%) Quality Engineer
12 7 (5.34%) Software Quality Engineer
13 6 (4.58%) Junior Software Test Engineer
13 6 (4.58%) Junior Test Engineer
13 6 (4.58%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (24.43%) .NET
2 30 (22.90%) Web Services
3 19 (14.50%) CSS
3 19 (14.50%) HTML
4 17 (12.98%) ASP.NET
5 9 (6.87%) JMS
6 7 (5.34%) Gherkin
7 5 (3.82%) XML
8 4 (3.05%) CGI
9 2 (1.53%) SOAP
10 1 (0.76%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 41 (31.30%) Computer Science
2 6 (4.58%) Replication
3 5 (3.82%) Smart Meter
4 3 (2.29%) iPad
5 2 (1.53%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.76%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.76%) IVR
6 1 (0.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 39 (29.77%) Windows
2 8 (6.11%) Linux
3 1 (0.76%) Android
3 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.76%) Debian
3 1 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.76%) SUSE
3 1 (0.76%) Unix
3 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (72.52%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (32.06%) SDLC
3 38 (29.01%) Automated Testing
4 35 (26.72%) Manual Testing
4 35 (26.72%) Scrum
5 33 (25.19%) Test Automation
6 31 (23.66%) Test Scripting
7 29 (22.14%) Test Strategy
8 25 (19.08%) Performance Testing
9 22 (16.79%) BDD
9 22 (16.79%) TDD
10 20 (15.27%) Mentoring
11 19 (14.50%) Regression Testing
12 17 (12.98%) Automation Testing
12 17 (12.98%) User Acceptance Testing
13 12 (9.16%) Functional Testing
13 12 (9.16%) Project Management
13 12 (9.16%) Test Planning
14 11 (8.40%) Coaching
14 11 (8.40%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 61 (46.56%) SQL
2 50 (38.17%) C#
3 32 (24.43%) Java
4 16 (12.21%) T-SQL
5 11 (8.40%) Python
6 8 (6.11%) Ruby
7 7 (5.34%) C
8 6 (4.58%) C++
8 6 (4.58%) Perl
9 1 (0.76%) PHP
Qualifications
1 54 (41.22%) Degree
2 35 (26.72%) ISTQB
3 21 (16.03%) ISEB
4 13 (9.92%) Security Cleared
5 11 (8.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (6.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (1.53%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (41.22%) QA
2 6 (4.58%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (1.53%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 48 (36.64%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.63%) SAP
3 9 (6.87%) HP
3 9 (6.87%) Remedy
4 5 (3.82%) Oracle
5 2 (1.53%) Capita
5 2 (1.53%) Citrix
6 1 (0.76%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.76%) IBM
6 1 (0.76%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.76%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.76%) VMware
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + PKG
Posted: 16 days ago