The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Portsmouth region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 69 55 33
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -22
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 9 5 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 2.30% 1.25% 7.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.74% 1.65% 11.34%
Number of salaries quoted 9 5 27
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.14%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -
Software Testing
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Portsmouth region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Portsmouth
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
329 303 238
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 83.93% 75.56% 68.99%
Number of salaries quoted 247 273 203
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Portsmouth region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Portsmouth

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

Software Testing Salary Trend in Portsmouth

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Portsmouth

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Portsmouth region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Portsmouth

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Portsmouth region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing.

1 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 9 (52.94%) Windows
2 9 (52.94%) Security Cleared
3 8 (47.06%) .NET
4 6 (35.29%) Oracle
4 6 (35.29%) Perl
4 6 (35.29%) Linux
4 6 (35.29%) Python
4 6 (35.29%) C#
4 6 (35.29%) ITIL
4 6 (35.29%) UNIX
4 6 (35.29%) HP
4 6 (35.29%) RHCE
4 6 (35.29%) Red Hat
4 6 (35.29%) Shell Script
4 6 (35.29%) Service Delivery
4 6 (35.29%) Security Management
4 6 (35.29%) VMware
4 6 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (35.29%) CentOS
4 6 (35.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (35.29%) Derivative
4 6 (35.29%) SC Cleared
4 6 (35.29%) DV Cleared
4 6 (35.29%) Open Source
4 6 (35.29%) Puppet
4 6 (35.29%) Oracle Linux
4 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (35.29%) Bash Shell

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Portsmouth region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.88%) Back Office
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 6 (35.29%) Linux Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Software Development Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Software Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Test Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Development Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Software Tester
3 3 (17.65%) Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Test Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (47.06%) .NET
2 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET
2 4 (23.53%) XML
2 4 (23.53%) WinForms
2 4 (23.53%) Ajax
2 4 (23.53%) HTML
3 1 (5.88%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Derivative
1 6 (35.29%) Open Source
2 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) Linux
2 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (35.29%) CentOS
2 6 (35.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (35.29%) Oracle Linux
2 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
2 6 (35.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Service Delivery
1 6 (35.29%) Security Management
1 6 (35.29%) ITIL
2 5 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (23.53%) OO
3 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (23.53%) Data Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Project Management
4 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.88%) Scrum
4 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
4 1 (5.88%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) Perl
1 6 (35.29%) C#
1 6 (35.29%) Python
1 6 (35.29%) Shell Script
1 6 (35.29%) Bash Shell
2 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
2 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 4 (23.53%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) Security Cleared
2 6 (35.29%) RHCE
2 6 (35.29%) SC Cleared
2 6 (35.29%) DV Cleared
3 5 (29.41%) ISEB
4 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
4 2 (11.76%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 6 (35.29%) HP
2 6 (35.29%) Red Hat
2 6 (35.29%) VMware
2 6 (35.29%) Oracle