Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
South East > Hampshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 145 147 124
Rank change year-on-year +2 -23 +21
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 125 121 171
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.98% 1.77% 2.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.28% 2.02% 2.69%
Number of salaries quoted 131 105 161
Hampshire median annual salary £32,500 £36,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.72% - -4.64%
10th Percentile £24,500 £26,550 £24,500
90th Percentile £47,000 £57,500 £57,500
South East median annual salary £37,250 £39,151 £37,500
% change year-on-year -4.86% +4.40% -

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Hampshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5475 5981 6367
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 86.51% 87.40% 87.60%
Number of salaries quoted 4706 5127 5354
Hampshire median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.66% -3.53% +1.19%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hampshire.

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 6 months to 17 November 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 6 months to 17 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
Southampton +22 43 £30,000 - 1
Basingstoke +16 31 £40,000 -5.88%
Winchester -5 24 £30,500 -32.22%
Portsmouth -14 13 £39,000 +5.41%
Farnborough -6 7 £31,500 -3.08%
Fareham +7 3 £27,500 -16.67%
Waterlooville - 2 £24,750 -
Andover +6 1 £39,000 -12.36%
Eastleigh - 1 £32,500 -
Software Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 86 (68.80%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (63.20%) Test Automation
3 65 (52.00%) Selenium
4 47 (37.60%) C#
5 39 (31.20%) QA
6 38 (30.40%) Performance Testing
6 38 (30.40%) Scrum
7 36 (28.80%) Windows
8 35 (28.00%) Regression Testing
9 33 (26.40%) SQL
10 31 (24.80%) Test Scripting
11 30 (24.00%) JIRA
12 28 (22.40%) Microsoft
12 28 (22.40%) ISEB
13 27 (21.60%) SQL Server
14 25 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
15 24 (19.20%) TDD
15 24 (19.20%) Manual Testing
15 24 (19.20%) WebDriver
15 24 (19.20%) SoapUI
16 23 (18.40%) SDLC
16 23 (18.40%) Issue Tracking
17 22 (17.60%) MySQL
17 22 (17.60%) Java
18 21 (16.80%) E-Commerce
18 21 (16.80%) Bugzilla
18 21 (16.80%) Relational Database
18 21 (16.80%) Trac
19 20 (16.00%) Unit Testing
20 19 (15.20%) Degree

Software Testing
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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (3.20%) SaaS
2 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.60%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (21.60%) SQL Server
2 22 (17.60%) MySQL
3 21 (16.80%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.80%) Cognos Impromptu
4 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 65 (52.00%) Selenium
2 30 (24.00%) JIRA
3 24 (19.20%) SoapUI
3 24 (19.20%) WebDriver
4 21 (16.80%) Bugzilla
4 21 (16.80%) Trac
5 14 (11.20%) JUnit
6 12 (9.60%) HP UFT
7 11 (8.80%) TestNG
8 10 (8.00%) JMeter
9 7 (5.60%) SpecFlow
10 5 (4.00%) Visual Studio
11 3 (2.40%) Appium
12 2 (1.60%) Cucumber
12 2 (1.60%) Subversion
12 2 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (1.60%) TestComplete
12 2 (1.60%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (1.60%) WATIR
13 1 (0.80%) TestDirector
General
1 16 (12.80%) Retail
2 14 (11.20%) Back Office
3 5 (4.00%) Finance
4 1 (0.80%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.80%) Military
4 1 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 39 (31.20%) Test Engineer
2 29 (23.20%) Software Test Engineer
3 28 (22.40%) Tester
4 27 (21.60%) Software Tester
5 23 (18.40%) Automation Tester
6 21 (16.80%) Analyst
7 16 (12.80%) Test Automation Engineer
8 13 (10.40%) Test Analyst
9 10 (8.00%) Team Leader
9 10 (8.00%) Testing Engineer
10 9 (7.20%) QA Analyst
11 8 (6.40%) Manual Tester
11 8 (6.40%) QA Engineer
12 7 (5.60%) Junior
12 7 (5.60%) QA Test Analyst
12 7 (5.60%) Test Leader
13 6 (4.80%) QA Automation Engineer
13 6 (4.80%) QA Test Engineer
13 6 (4.80%) Software Analyst
13 6 (4.80%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.00%) .NET
2 6 (4.80%) Web Services
3 4 (3.20%) HTML
4 3 (2.40%) Hibernate
4 3 (2.40%) XHTML
5 2 (1.60%) Java EE
5 2 (1.60%) JPA
5 2 (1.60%) XML
6 1 (0.80%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.80%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.80%) CSS
6 1 (0.80%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.80%) MFC
6 1 (0.80%) REST
6 1 (0.80%) Spring
6 1 (0.80%) WCF
6 1 (0.80%) WinForms
6 1 (0.80%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.80%) Derivative
2 4 (3.20%) Replication
3 3 (2.40%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.40%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.60%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.60%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.80%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 36 (28.80%) Windows
2 10 (8.00%) Linux
3 6 (4.80%) CentOS
3 6 (4.80%) Oracle Linux
3 6 (4.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (4.80%) Unix
4 2 (1.60%) Android
4 2 (1.60%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (68.80%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (63.20%) Test Automation
3 38 (30.40%) Performance Testing
3 38 (30.40%) Scrum
4 35 (28.00%) Regression Testing
5 31 (24.80%) Test Scripting
6 25 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
7 24 (19.20%) Manual Testing
7 24 (19.20%) TDD
8 23 (18.40%) Issue Tracking
8 23 (18.40%) SDLC
9 21 (16.80%) E-Commerce
10 20 (16.00%) Unit Testing
11 16 (12.80%) BDD
12 14 (11.20%) Test Planning
13 12 (9.60%) Test Strategy
14 10 (8.00%) Test Management
15 8 (6.40%) Front End Development
16 7 (5.60%) Functional Testing
16 7 (5.60%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 47 (37.60%) C#
2 33 (26.40%) SQL
3 22 (17.60%) Java
4 18 (14.40%) T-SQL
5 9 (7.20%) PHP
6 8 (6.40%) Python
7 7 (5.60%) Perl
8 6 (4.80%) Bash Shell
8 6 (4.80%) Shell Script
9 4 (3.20%) C++
10 3 (2.40%) Ruby
11 2 (1.60%) C
11 2 (1.60%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.80%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.80%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 28 (22.40%) ISEB
2 19 (15.20%) Degree
3 14 (11.20%) ISTQB
4 12 (9.60%) Security Cleared
5 9 (7.20%) SC Cleared
6 6 (4.80%) DV Cleared
6 6 (4.80%) RHCE
6 6 (4.80%) RHCSA
7 5 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (2.40%) CCNA
8 3 (2.40%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (2.40%) MCSE
8 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.80%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.80%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (31.20%) QA
2 4 (3.20%) PMO
2 4 (3.20%) SLA
3 1 (0.80%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.80%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 9 (7.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (4.80%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (8.80%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (4.80%) Puppet
3 1 (0.80%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 28 (22.40%) Microsoft
2 19 (15.20%) HP
3 9 (7.20%) VMware
4 7 (5.60%) Oracle
5 6 (4.80%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.60%) Telerik
7 1 (0.80%) EMC