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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 51 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 2 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 0.66% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% - -
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 0
Average salary £27,500 - -
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
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
290 393 277
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 95.71% 99.75% 98.23%
Number of salaries quoted 270 367 260
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 8 February 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) ISEB
1 5 (100.00%) Scrum
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (60.00%) Web Services
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Process Management
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (60.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (60.00%) SpecFlow
3 2 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (40.00%) User Stories
3 2 (40.00%) Black-Box Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Selenium IDE
3 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (40.00%) Case Management
3 2 (40.00%) MySQL
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) SAP
3 2 (40.00%) Toad

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 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 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) SpecFlow
2 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (40.00%) Selenium IDE
3 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (40.00%) Toad
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
1 3 (60.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Process Management
2 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (40.00%) Black-Box Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Case Management
3 2 (40.00%) Decision Table
3 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) User Stories
3 2 (40.00%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) ISEB
2 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) SAP
2 2 (40.00%) T-Plan