The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £30,500 in advertised job vacancies in Southampton during the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

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

Software Tester
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 88 86
Rank change year-on-year +22 -2  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 8 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 1.28% 0.24% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.31% 0.25% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 8 2 4
Median salary £30,500 £22,500 £22,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +35.55% +2.27%  
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Southampton. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Southampton
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 613 803 894
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 97.92% 97.93% 99.11%
Number of salaries quoted 559 759 693
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton that featured Software Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Tester in Southampton

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Southampton

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

Salary trend for Software Tester in Southampton

Software Tester
Salary Histogram in Southampton

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Tester in Southampton over the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Tester in Southampton

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

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 Southampton region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 6 (75.00%) SQL
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Software Testing
2 5 (62.50%) T-SQL
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) Selenium
3 4 (50.00%) Windows
4 3 (37.50%) ISEB
4 3 (37.50%) Automotive
4 3 (37.50%) Scrum
4 3 (37.50%) Retail
5 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (25.00%) Back Office
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
6 1 (12.50%) CMS
6 1 (12.50%) C#
6 1 (12.50%) Oracle
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Kanban
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
6 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
6 1 (12.50%) BDD
6 1 (12.50%) ATDD
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (12.50%) Protractor
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014

Software Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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 (12.50%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Selenium
2 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
2 1 (12.50%) FitNesse
2 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (12.50%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) Protractor
General
1 3 (37.50%) Automotive
1 3 (37.50%) Retail
2 2 (25.00%) Back Office
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Software Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (12.50%) ATDD
5 1 (12.50%) BDD
5 1 (12.50%) Content Management
5 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Kanban
5 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
5 1 (12.50%) TDD
5 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) T-SQL
3 1 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle