The median annual salary for a Tester was £28,500 in advertised job vacancies in Southampton during the 3 months to 27 March 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
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 77 89
Rank change year-on-year +14 +12  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 7 8 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 1.14% 1.00% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 1.02% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 7 7 5
Median salary £28,500 £22,500 £22,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.66% +2.27%  
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 591 785 951
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 96.41% 98.37% 99.17%
Number of salaries quoted 543 749 729
Median salary £40,000 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

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

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in Southampton

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 7 (100.00%) Selenium
2 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 4 (57.14%) Windows
3 4 (57.14%) Software Testing
4 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 3 (42.86%) T-SQL
4 3 (42.86%) Automotive
4 3 (42.86%) TDD
4 3 (42.86%) Retail
4 3 (42.86%) BDD
4 3 (42.86%) ATDD
5 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
6 1 (14.29%) C#
6 1 (14.29%) Degree
6 1 (14.29%) JIRA
6 1 (14.29%) FitNesse
6 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
6 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (14.29%) Kanban
6 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
6 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
6 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
6 1 (14.29%) Protractor

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%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (100.00%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 1 (14.29%) FitNesse
2 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 1 (14.29%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) Protractor
General
1 3 (42.86%) Automotive
1 3 (42.86%) Retail
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Software Testing
3 3 (42.86%) ATDD
3 3 (42.86%) BDD
3 3 (42.86%) TDD
4 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Content Management
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (14.29%) Kanban
5 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 1 (14.29%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) T-SQL
3 1 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
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