Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Tester was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Hampshire during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Tester
South East > Hampshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 184 206 210
Rank change year-on-year +22 +4 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 76 71 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.19% 1.05% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 1.08% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 74 62 59
Hampshire median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £24,775 £22,500
90th Percentile £66,000 £72,000 £55,750
South East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year - +8.11% +5.71%

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 6149 6574 7037
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.55% 97.06% 97.79%
Number of salaries quoted 5333 5647 5919
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 £24,200
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%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Hampshire

Tester
Salary Trend in Hampshire

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

Salary trend for Tester in Hampshire

Tester
Salary Histogram in Hampshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Hampshire over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in Hampshire

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 Tester within the Hampshire region over the 6 months to 20 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 +30 34 £40,000 +23.08% 4
Southampton -3 12 £37,500 +29.31% 2
Winchester -2 11 £66,000 +120.00% 1
Farnborough -6 11 £42,500 -32.00%
Portsmouth -12 5 £32,500 +18.18%
Fareham +3 1 - -
Eastleigh -3 1 £40,000 +23.08% 1
Fleet - 1 £45,000 - 2
Tester
South East

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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 Tester in the job title.

1 57 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 53 (69.74%) Selenium
3 40 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (44.74%) JIRA
5 28 (36.84%) Software Testing
6 27 (35.53%) SQL Server
7 26 (34.21%) MySQL
7 26 (34.21%) Degree
8 25 (32.89%) Java
9 22 (28.95%) Relational Database
10 21 (27.63%) Trac
10 21 (27.63%) Issue Tracking
10 21 (27.63%) E-Commerce
10 21 (27.63%) Bugzilla
11 18 (23.68%) SQL
11 18 (23.68%) QA
12 15 (19.74%) C#
13 13 (17.11%) Test Scripting
13 13 (17.11%) Cucumber
14 12 (15.79%) PHP
14 12 (15.79%) Web Services
15 10 (13.16%) BDD
16 9 (11.84%) Continuous Improvement
16 9 (11.84%) Test Strategy
16 9 (11.84%) Penetration Testing
16 9 (11.84%) Front End Development
17 8 (10.53%) Regression Testing
17 8 (10.53%) TDD
17 8 (10.53%) Splunk
17 8 (10.53%) Node.js

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 2 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.32%) CMS
2 1 (1.32%) JBoss
2 1 (1.32%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.32%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.32%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.63%) GitHub
1 2 (2.63%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (35.53%) SQL Server
2 26 (34.21%) MySQL
3 22 (28.95%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.32%) Cognos Impromptu
Development Applications
1 53 (69.74%) Selenium
2 34 (44.74%) JIRA
3 21 (27.63%) Bugzilla
3 21 (27.63%) Trac
4 13 (17.11%) Cucumber
5 6 (7.89%) Git (software)
6 5 (6.58%) Appium
6 5 (6.58%) TestNG
7 4 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (3.95%) WebDriver
9 2 (2.63%) Capybara
9 2 (2.63%) RSpec
9 2 (2.63%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (1.32%) FitNesse
10 1 (1.32%) Jenkins
10 1 (1.32%) JMeter
10 1 (1.32%) Maven
10 1 (1.32%) SpecFlow
10 1 (1.32%) TeamCity
10 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (6.58%) Finance
2 3 (3.95%) Retail
3 1 (1.32%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.79%) Web Services
2 8 (10.53%) Node.js
3 7 (9.21%) REST
4 4 (5.26%) HTML
4 4 (5.26%) SOAP
5 3 (3.95%) Gherkin
6 2 (2.63%) .NET
6 2 (2.63%) WSDL
6 2 (2.63%) XML
7 1 (1.32%) CSS
7 1 (1.32%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.32%) HTML5
7 1 (1.32%) J2EE
7 1 (1.32%) JMS
7 1 (1.32%) jQuery
7 1 (1.32%) JSP
7 1 (1.32%) Spring
7 1 (1.32%) Spring MVC
7 1 (1.32%) WCF
7 1 (1.32%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.89%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.95%) iPad
2 3 (3.95%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.32%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.26%) Windows
2 2 (2.63%) Linux
3 1 (1.32%) Android
3 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 40 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (36.84%) Software Testing
4 21 (27.63%) E-Commerce
4 21 (27.63%) Issue Tracking
5 13 (17.11%) Test Scripting
6 10 (13.16%) BDD
7 9 (11.84%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (11.84%) Front End Development
7 9 (11.84%) Penetration Testing
7 9 (11.84%) Test Strategy
8 8 (10.53%) Regression Testing
8 8 (10.53%) TDD
9 7 (9.21%) API Testing
9 7 (9.21%) Integration Testing
10 6 (7.89%) Acceptance Criteria
11 5 (6.58%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (6.58%) Scrum
12 4 (5.26%) MVC
12 4 (5.26%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (32.89%) Java
2 18 (23.68%) SQL
3 15 (19.74%) C#
4 12 (15.79%) PHP
5 5 (6.58%) Python
5 5 (6.58%) Ruby
6 3 (3.95%) C++
7 2 (2.63%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 26 (34.21%) Degree
2 8 (10.53%) ISTQB
3 7 (9.21%) ISEB
4 6 (7.89%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (23.68%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (10.53%) Splunk
2 6 (7.89%) Microsoft