Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Tester was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Southampton during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

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

Tester
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 107 109
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 11 12 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 0.79% 0.89% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.92% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 11 12 7
Southampton median annual salary £37,500 £29,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.31% -17.14% +55.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £24,900 £29,450
90th Percentile £42,500 £46,250 £48,750
Hampshire median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% -

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 1341 1305 1369
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.75% 97.24% 98.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1230 1169 1212
Southampton median annual salary £37,500 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.54% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,709 £22,500
90th Percentile £59,100 £58,150 £61,250
Hampshire median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +6.25%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Southampton

Tester
Salary Trend in Southampton

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

Salary trend for Tester in Southampton

Tester
Salary Histogram in Southampton

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Southampton over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in Southampton

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

For the 6 months to 17 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 Southampton region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 11 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 9 (81.82%) Selenium
3 6 (54.55%) QA
3 6 (54.55%) Test Scripting
4 4 (36.36%) SQL
4 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (27.27%) Cucumber
5 3 (27.27%) BDD
5 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (27.27%) Ruby
5 3 (27.27%) Windows
5 3 (27.27%) C#
5 3 (27.27%) PHP
5 3 (27.27%) Python
5 3 (27.27%) JIRA
5 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
6 2 (18.18%) RSpec
6 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (18.18%) Kanban
6 2 (18.18%) Scrum
6 2 (18.18%) Web Development
6 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Linux
6 2 (18.18%) TDD
6 2 (18.18%) Retail
6 2 (18.18%) Acceptance Criteria
6 2 (18.18%) QA Automation
6 2 (18.18%) ATDD

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Cognos Impromptu
1 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (81.82%) Selenium
2 3 (27.27%) Cucumber
2 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
2 3 (27.27%) JIRA
3 2 (18.18%) Capybara
3 2 (18.18%) RSpec
4 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
4 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (18.18%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Linux
3 1 (9.09%) Android
3 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (54.55%) Test Scripting
3 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (27.27%) BDD
4 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (18.18%) Acceptance Criteria
5 2 (18.18%) ATDD
5 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Kanban
5 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
5 2 (18.18%) QA Automation
5 2 (18.18%) Scrum
5 2 (18.18%) TDD
5 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Web Development
6 1 (9.09%) Collaborative Working
6 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) C#
2 3 (27.27%) PHP
2 3 (27.27%) Python
2 3 (27.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (54.55%) QA