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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 31 48 30
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -18
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 16 9 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 5.76% 2.20% 2.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.90% 3.01% 3.75%
Number of salaries quoted 16 9 6
Average salary £45,000 £32,500 £29,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.46% +9.24%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
232 299 160
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 83.45% 72.93% 78.05%
Number of salaries quoted 202 256 149
Average salary £45,000 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £51,177
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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
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 22 May 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Portsmouth

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 25 (89.29%) Windows
1 25 (89.29%) DV Cleared
1 25 (89.29%) Security Cleared
2 24 (85.71%) Linux
3 22 (78.57%) Microsoft
3 22 (78.57%) Service Delivery
4 20 (71.43%) Security Management
4 20 (71.43%) VMware
4 20 (71.43%) HP
4 20 (71.43%) RHCE
4 20 (71.43%) Red Hat
4 20 (71.43%) Shell Script
4 20 (71.43%) Python
4 20 (71.43%) ITIL
4 20 (71.43%) UNIX
4 20 (71.43%) Perl
4 20 (71.43%) Oracle
4 20 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (71.43%) CentOS
4 20 (71.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 20 (71.43%) Open Source
4 20 (71.43%) Bash Shell
4 20 (71.43%) Puppet
4 20 (71.43%) Derivative
4 20 (71.43%) Oracle Linux
4 20 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (71.43%) RHCSA
5 11 (39.29%) SC Cleared
6 5 (17.86%) OO

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1 (3.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (71.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 20 (71.43%) Administrator
1 20 (71.43%) Systems Administrator
1 20 (71.43%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 20 (71.43%) Linux Administrator
1 20 (71.43%) Linux Engineer
2 7 (25.00%) Developer
3 4 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) C++ Developer
4 3 (10.71%) .NET Developer
5 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) C# Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Software Integration Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) .NET
1 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.57%) Ajax
2 1 (3.57%) HTML
2 1 (3.57%) XML
2 1 (3.57%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 20 (71.43%) Open Source
1 20 (71.43%) Derivative
2 1 (3.57%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 25 (89.29%) Windows
2 24 (85.71%) Linux
3 20 (71.43%) UNIX
3 20 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (71.43%) CentOS
3 20 (71.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 20 (71.43%) Oracle Linux
3 20 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (78.57%) Service Delivery
2 20 (71.43%) Security Management
2 20 (71.43%) ITIL
3 5 (17.86%) OO
4 1 (3.57%) Data Analysis
4 1 (3.57%) Signal Processing
4 1 (3.57%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 20 (71.43%) Shell Script
1 20 (71.43%) Python
1 20 (71.43%) Perl
1 20 (71.43%) Bash Shell
2 4 (14.29%) C++
3 3 (10.71%) C#
4 2 (7.14%) VB
5 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (89.29%) DV Cleared
1 25 (89.29%) Security Cleared
2 20 (71.43%) RHCE
2 20 (71.43%) RHCSA
3 11 (39.29%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) Degree
4 1 (3.57%) PhD
System Software
1 20 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (71.43%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 20 (71.43%) VMware
2 20 (71.43%) HP
2 20 (71.43%) Red Hat
2 20 (71.43%) Oracle