The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Portsmouth region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 72 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 2 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 0.42% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% - -
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 0
Average salary £31,750 - -
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £30,500 £28,000
% change year-on-year
+4.91% +8.92%
Job Titles Category
Portsmouth
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
448 386 281
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 94.71% 93.24% 99.65%
Number of salaries quoted 368 351 265
Average salary £40,500 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.00% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Software Tester
Hampshire

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 24 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 (60.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (40.00%) SaaS
2 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (40.00%) BDD
2 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) NUnit
2 2 (40.00%) Banking
2 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) OO
3 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) ISEB
3 1 (20.00%) Back Office
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) NUnit
General
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Back Office
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (40.00%) BDD
2 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (40.00%) OO
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C#
1 2 (40.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft