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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 42 35 51
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +16
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 5 15 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 2.02% 5.28% 2.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.42% 6.30% 2.81%
Number of salaries quoted 4 15 9
Median salary £26,250 £45,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-41.66% +38.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £45,000 £27,800
10% offered a salary of more than £34,150 £50,000 £35,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +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
207 238 320
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 83.81% 83.80% 77.29%
Number of salaries quoted 190 209 276
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +8.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £51,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

The demand trend of job ads across the Portsmouth region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 28 May 2016, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Portsmouth region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 9 (52.94%) Perl
1 9 (52.94%) Oracle
1 9 (52.94%) ITIL
1 9 (52.94%) Unix
1 9 (52.94%) Linux
1 9 (52.94%) Python
1 9 (52.94%) RHCE
1 9 (52.94%) Red Hat
1 9 (52.94%) Shell Script
1 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
1 9 (52.94%) HP
1 9 (52.94%) Security Management
1 9 (52.94%) VMware
1 9 (52.94%) Derivative
1 9 (52.94%) Security Cleared
1 9 (52.94%) VMware Infrastructure
1 9 (52.94%) CentOS
1 9 (52.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 9 (52.94%) Open Source
1 9 (52.94%) Bash Shell
1 9 (52.94%) Puppet
1 9 (52.94%) Oracle Linux
1 9 (52.94%) RHCSA
2 7 (41.18%) QA
3 5 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Manual Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Computer Science
5 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (17.65%) ISEB

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Maximo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Toad
2 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
2 2 (11.76%) Selenium
2 2 (11.76%) Selenium IDE
2 2 (11.76%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 9 (52.94%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Junior
2 2 (11.76%) Junior Software Test Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Junior Test Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) QA Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Software Test Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Software Tester
2 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Test Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Tester
3 1 (5.88%) Asset Management Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Maximo Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) Derivative
2 4 (23.53%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) CentOS
1 9 (52.94%) Linux
1 9 (52.94%) Oracle Linux
1 9 (52.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 9 (52.94%) Unix
2 2 (11.76%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) ITIL
1 9 (52.94%) Open Source
1 9 (52.94%) Security Management
2 5 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Manual Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
4 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
5 2 (11.76%) Black-Box Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Case Management
5 2 (11.76%) Decision Table
5 2 (11.76%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Scrum
5 2 (11.76%) SDLC
5 2 (11.76%) User Stories
5 2 (11.76%) V-Model
6 1 (5.88%) Asset Management
6 1 (5.88%) Defect Management
6 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) Bash Shell
1 9 (52.94%) Perl
1 9 (52.94%) Python
1 9 (52.94%) Shell Script
2 3 (17.65%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) RHCE
1 9 (52.94%) RHCSA
1 9 (52.94%) Security Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) ISEB
3 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (41.18%) QA
System Software
1 9 (52.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (52.94%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) HP
1 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
1 9 (52.94%) Oracle
1 9 (52.94%) Red Hat
1 9 (52.94%) VMware
2 2 (11.76%) SAP
2 2 (11.76%) T-Plan