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

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 54 - 41
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 10 0 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 2.55% - 4.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.92% - 6.39%
Number of salaries quoted 9 0 14
Average salary £45,000 - £32,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
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
343 209 219
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 87.50% 73.59% 66.36%
Number of salaries quoted 315 198 205
Average salary £45,000 £41,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.75% +5.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 January 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 17 (89.47%) Windows
1 17 (89.47%) Microsoft
1 17 (89.47%) Security Cleared
2 16 (84.21%) Service Delivery
3 15 (78.95%) SC Cleared
3 15 (78.95%) DV Cleared
4 14 (73.68%) Oracle Linux
4 14 (73.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (73.68%) RHCSA
4 14 (73.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (73.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (73.68%) CentOS
4 14 (73.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (73.68%) Open Source
4 14 (73.68%) Bash Shell
4 14 (73.68%) Puppet
4 14 (73.68%) Derivative
4 14 (73.68%) Security Management
4 14 (73.68%) VMware
4 14 (73.68%) RHCE
4 14 (73.68%) Red Hat
4 14 (73.68%) Shell Script
4 14 (73.68%) HP
4 14 (73.68%) Linux
4 14 (73.68%) Python
4 14 (73.68%) Perl
4 14 (73.68%) Oracle
4 14 (73.68%) ITIL
4 14 (73.68%) UNIX
5 3 (15.79%) .NET

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) Wireless
General
1 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 12 (63.16%) Linux Engineer
2 8 (42.11%) Administrator
2 8 (42.11%) Systems Administrator
2 8 (42.11%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 8 (42.11%) Linux Administrator
3 4 (21.05%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Developer
5 2 (10.53%) .NET Developer
5 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Software Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Software Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Software Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) .NET
2 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (73.68%) Derivative
1 14 (73.68%) Open Source
2 2 (10.53%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 17 (89.47%) Windows
2 14 (73.68%) Linux
2 14 (73.68%) Windows Server 2008
2 14 (73.68%) CentOS
2 14 (73.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 14 (73.68%) Oracle Linux
2 14 (73.68%) Windows Server 2012
2 14 (73.68%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (84.21%) Service Delivery
2 14 (73.68%) Security Management
2 14 (73.68%) ITIL
3 2 (10.53%) Signal Processing
4 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (73.68%) Perl
1 14 (73.68%) Python
1 14 (73.68%) Shell Script
1 14 (73.68%) Bash Shell
2 2 (10.53%) C#
2 2 (10.53%) VB
3 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (89.47%) Security Cleared
2 15 (78.95%) SC Cleared
2 15 (78.95%) DV Cleared
3 14 (73.68%) RHCSA
3 14 (73.68%) RHCE
4 2 (10.53%) Degree
4 2 (10.53%) PhD
5 1 (5.26%) ISEB
System Software
1 14 (73.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (73.68%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (89.47%) Microsoft
2 14 (73.68%) HP
2 14 (73.68%) Red Hat
2 14 (73.68%) VMware
2 14 (73.68%) Oracle