The median annual salary for a Tester was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in Southampton during the 3 months to 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 75 81
Rank change year-on-year +17 +6  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 11 10 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 1.94% 1.35% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.99% 1.38% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 11 10 4
Median salary £32,500 £38,750 £28,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.12% +34.78%  
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £29,000 £22,900
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,500 £34,250
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +11.42% -  

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 552 727 766
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 97.18% 97.98% 98.97%
Number of salaries quoted 507 682 605
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.89% -3.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £26,500 £23,750
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in Southampton

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 (64.71%) Selenium
2 10 (58.82%) Test Automation
3 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (47.06%) Windows
5 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
6 6 (35.29%) SQL
7 5 (29.41%) T-SQL
7 5 (29.41%) Software Testing
7 5 (29.41%) Test Scripting
8 4 (23.53%) BDD
8 4 (23.53%) C#
8 4 (23.53%) ATDD
8 4 (23.53%) TDD
9 3 (17.65%) Retail
9 3 (17.65%) Automotive
9 3 (17.65%) Scrum
9 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
9 3 (17.65%) ISEB
9 3 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (17.65%) Manual Testing
9 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (11.76%) Stress Testing
10 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
10 2 (11.76%) Degree
10 2 (11.76%) Business Transformation
10 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
10 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Excel
10 2 (11.76%) Replication
10 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
10 2 (11.76%) Back Office

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 (5.88%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Firewall
1 1 (5.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2014
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 11 (64.71%) Selenium
2 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
2 1 (5.88%) FitNesse
2 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.88%) JIRA
2 1 (5.88%) Protractor
General
1 3 (17.65%) Automotive
1 3 (17.65%) Retail
2 2 (11.76%) Back Office
2 2 (11.76%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Test Automation
2 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (29.41%) Software Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Test Scripting
4 4 (23.53%) ATDD
4 4 (23.53%) BDD
4 4 (23.53%) TDD
5 3 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (17.65%) Manual Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Scrum
5 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Business Transformation
6 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
6 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Stress Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Content Management
7 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (5.88%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Regulatory Compliance
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) SQL
2 5 (29.41%) T-SQL
3 4 (23.53%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) ISEB
2 2 (11.76%) Degree
3 1 (5.88%) CHECK Team Member
3 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle
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