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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 34 58 -
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 14 11 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 4.83% 2.92% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.53% 3.33% -
Number of salaries quoted 14 10 0
Average salary £36,000 £45,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
253 330 215
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 87.24% 87.53% 75.97%
Number of salaries quoted 237 307 202
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £51,300 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 13 February 2016.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Portsmouth

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 22 (81.48%) Perl
1 22 (81.48%) Oracle
1 22 (81.48%) ITIL
1 22 (81.48%) Unix
1 22 (81.48%) Linux
1 22 (81.48%) Python
1 22 (81.48%) RHCE
1 22 (81.48%) Red Hat
1 22 (81.48%) Shell Script
1 22 (81.48%) Microsoft
1 22 (81.48%) HP
1 22 (81.48%) Security Management
1 22 (81.48%) VMware
1 22 (81.48%) Derivative
1 22 (81.48%) Security Cleared
1 22 (81.48%) VMware Infrastructure
1 22 (81.48%) CentOS
1 22 (81.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 22 (81.48%) Open Source
1 22 (81.48%) Bash Shell
1 22 (81.48%) Puppet
1 22 (81.48%) Oracle Linux
1 22 (81.48%) RHCSA
2 4 (14.81%) QA
2 4 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (7.41%) Test Scripting
3 2 (7.41%) Manual Testing
3 2 (7.41%) Selenium
3 2 (7.41%) Test Automation
3 2 (7.41%) V-Model

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) MySQL
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Cucumber
1 2 (7.41%) Selenium
1 2 (7.41%) Selenium IDE
1 2 (7.41%) SoapUI
1 2 (7.41%) Toad
General
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (81.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 22 (81.48%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (7.41%) Junior
2 2 (7.41%) Junior Software Test Engineer
2 2 (7.41%) Junior Test Engineer
2 2 (7.41%) Software Test Engineer
2 2 (7.41%) Software Tester
2 2 (7.41%) Test Engineer
2 2 (7.41%) Tester
3 1 (3.70%) .NET Developer
3 1 (3.70%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (3.70%) C# Developer
3 1 (3.70%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) .NET
1 1 (3.70%) Ajax
1 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
1 1 (3.70%) HTML
1 1 (3.70%) WinForms
1 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (81.48%) Derivative
2 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 22 (81.48%) CentOS
1 22 (81.48%) Linux
1 22 (81.48%) Oracle Linux
1 22 (81.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 22 (81.48%) Unix
2 2 (7.41%) Windows
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (81.48%) ITIL
1 22 (81.48%) Open Source
1 22 (81.48%) Security Management
2 4 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (7.41%) Black-Box Testing
3 2 (7.41%) Case Management
3 2 (7.41%) Decision Table
3 2 (7.41%) Manual Testing
3 2 (7.41%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (7.41%) Regression Testing
3 2 (7.41%) Scrum
3 2 (7.41%) SDLC
3 2 (7.41%) Test Automation
3 2 (7.41%) Test Scripting
3 2 (7.41%) User Stories
3 2 (7.41%) V-Model
4 1 (3.70%) Data Analysis
4 1 (3.70%) MVC
4 1 (3.70%) OO
Programming Languages
1 22 (81.48%) Bash Shell
1 22 (81.48%) Perl
1 22 (81.48%) Python
1 22 (81.48%) Shell Script
2 2 (7.41%) SQL
3 1 (3.70%) C#
3 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (81.48%) RHCE
1 22 (81.48%) RHCSA
1 22 (81.48%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) ISEB
2 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) QA
System Software
1 22 (81.48%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (81.48%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (81.48%) HP
1 22 (81.48%) Microsoft
1 22 (81.48%) Oracle
1 22 (81.48%) Red Hat
1 22 (81.48%) VMware
2 2 (7.41%) SAP
2 2 (7.41%) T-Plan