The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Portsmouth region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 50 - 51
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 1 0 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 0.39% - 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% - 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 3
Average salary £24,000 - £20,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.76%
Software Tester
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Portsmouth region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Portsmouth
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
246 285 374
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 96.47% 99.65% 98.42%
Number of salaries quoted 227 262 336
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +8.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,500 £25,332
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester in the job title across the Portsmouth region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Portsmouth

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

Software Tester Salary Trend in Portsmouth

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT jobs across the Portsmouth region that cited Software Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Tester in their job title.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (66.67%) V-Model
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (66.67%) T-Plan
2 2 (66.67%) SoapUI
2 2 (66.67%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Black-Box Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium IDE
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Decision Table
2 2 (66.67%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) MySQL
2 2 (66.67%) SAP
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Toad
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) User Stories
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Case Management
3 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT jobs across the Portsmouth region that cited Software Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium IDE
2 2 (66.67%) SoapUI
2 2 (66.67%) Toad
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Black-Box Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Case Management
2 2 (66.67%) Decision Table
2 2 (66.67%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) User Stories
2 2 (66.67%) V-Model
3 1 (33.33%) Analytics
3 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) Data Analytics
3 1 (33.33%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) SAP
1 2 (66.67%) T-Plan