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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 33 51 29
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -22
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 16 5 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 5.59% 1.32% 2.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.75% 1.73% 3.73%
Number of salaries quoted 16 5 5
Average salary £45,000 £32,500 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.46% +20.37%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
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
237 289 134
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 82.87% 76.05% 80.24%
Number of salaries quoted 215 255 125
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,150 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 23 (92.00%) Windows
1 23 (92.00%) Security Cleared
2 22 (88.00%) DV Cleared
3 21 (84.00%) Linux
4 20 (80.00%) Microsoft
4 20 (80.00%) Service Delivery
5 18 (72.00%) Security Management
5 18 (72.00%) VMware
5 18 (72.00%) Derivative
5 18 (72.00%) HP
5 18 (72.00%) RHCE
5 18 (72.00%) Red Hat
5 18 (72.00%) Shell Script
5 18 (72.00%) Python
5 18 (72.00%) Perl
5 18 (72.00%) Oracle
5 18 (72.00%) ITIL
5 18 (72.00%) UNIX
5 18 (72.00%) Oracle Linux
5 18 (72.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (72.00%) RHCSA
5 18 (72.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 18 (72.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (72.00%) CentOS
5 18 (72.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (72.00%) Open Source
5 18 (72.00%) Bash Shell
5 18 (72.00%) Puppet
6 11 (44.00%) SC Cleared
7 3 (12.00%) C++

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) Wireless
General
1 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (72.00%) Systems Administrator
1 18 (72.00%) Administrator
1 18 (72.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 18 (72.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 18 (72.00%) Linux Administrator
1 18 (72.00%) Linux Engineer
2 6 (24.00%) Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) C++ Developer
5 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (8.00%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Software Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) .NET
1 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (72.00%) Derivative
1 18 (72.00%) Open Source
2 2 (8.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 23 (92.00%) Windows
2 21 (84.00%) Linux
3 18 (72.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (72.00%) CentOS
3 18 (72.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 18 (72.00%) Oracle Linux
3 18 (72.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 18 (72.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (80.00%) Service Delivery
2 18 (72.00%) Security Management
2 18 (72.00%) ITIL
3 3 (12.00%) OO
4 2 (8.00%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 18 (72.00%) Perl
1 18 (72.00%) Python
1 18 (72.00%) Shell Script
1 18 (72.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (12.00%) C++
3 2 (8.00%) C#
3 2 (8.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (92.00%) Security Cleared
2 22 (88.00%) DV Cleared
3 18 (72.00%) RHCSA
3 18 (72.00%) RHCE
4 11 (44.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (8.00%) PhD
5 2 (8.00%) Degree
System Software
1 18 (72.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (72.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (72.00%) HP
2 18 (72.00%) Red Hat
2 18 (72.00%) VMware
2 18 (72.00%) Oracle