Period
to 23 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Southampton during the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

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
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 125 105 116
Rank change year-on-year -20 +11 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 7 3 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 0.40% 0.24% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.25% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 7 3 6
Southampton median annual salary £40,000 £27,500 £31,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +45.45% -13.39% +27.00%
10th Percentile £34,400 £24,050 £21,250
90th Percentile £41,000 £30,550 £40,125
Hampshire median annual salary £37,500 £32,500 £30,750
% change year-on-year +15.38% +5.69% -5.38%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton. 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
Southampton
Permanent vacancies in Southampton with a recognized job title 1,707 1,180 1,389
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.39% 96.09% 98.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1,544 1,041 1,277
Southampton median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £24,500 £24,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £60,000 £61,250
Hampshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

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

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 Skill Set
Top 29 Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, 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 7 (100.00%) SQL
1 7 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 7 (100.00%) Test Strategy
2 6 (85.71%) Test Planning
2 6 (85.71%) Test Scripting
2 6 (85.71%) High Availability
2 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) ISEB
3 5 (71.43%) QA
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Degree
4 1 (14.29%) JUnit
4 1 (14.29%) Windows
4 1 (14.29%) Linux
4 1 (14.29%) SAS
4 1 (14.29%) C
4 1 (14.29%) C#
4 1 (14.29%) C++
4 1 (14.29%) Java
4 1 (14.29%) iSCSI
4 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
4 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 1 (14.29%) Robot Framework
4 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 1 (14.29%) Gerrit
4 1 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (14.29%) Selenium
4 1 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Maven

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 (14.29%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (14.29%) iSCSI
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Gerrit
1 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
1 1 (14.29%) JUnit
1 1 (14.29%) Maven
1 1 (14.29%) Robot Framework
1 1 (14.29%) Selenium
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 7 (100.00%) Test Strategy
2 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) High Availability
2 6 (85.71%) Test Planning
2 6 (85.71%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 1 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) C
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) C++
2 1 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (71.43%) QA