The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Portsmouth region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 68 53 37
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -16
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 6 5 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 1.27% 1.21% 6.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 1.72% 8.81%
Number of salaries quoted 6 5 17
Average salary £29,250 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.00% +7.14%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Portsmouth
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
366 290 193
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 77.38% 70.05% 68.44%
Number of salaries quoted 291 265 178
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Software Testing
Hampshire

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 24 July 2014, 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 7 (63.64%) .NET
2 6 (54.55%) C#
3 4 (36.36%) HTML
3 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
3 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
3 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET
3 4 (36.36%) T-SQL
3 4 (36.36%) XML
3 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 4 (36.36%) ISEB
3 4 (36.36%) WinForms
3 4 (36.36%) OO
3 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
3 4 (36.36%) Data Analysis
3 4 (36.36%) Ajax
3 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (27.27%) SaaS
4 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (27.27%) SQL
5 2 (18.18%) Windows
5 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
5 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
5 2 (18.18%) Degree
5 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
6 1 (9.09%) Release Management
6 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
6 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
6 1 (9.09%) Project Management
6 1 (9.09%) COM
6 1 (9.09%) Back Office

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Back Office
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Software Engineer
1 4 (36.36%) Software Development Engineer
1 4 (36.36%) Development Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Tester
2 3 (27.27%) Software Tester
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Software Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Test Leader
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Software Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Release Coordinator
3 1 (9.09%) Release Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Software Release Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Coordinator
3 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Release Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Project Coordinator
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) .NET
2 4 (36.36%) HTML
2 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET
2 4 (36.36%) XML
2 4 (36.36%) WinForms
2 4 (36.36%) Ajax
3 1 (9.09%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) OO
1 4 (36.36%) Data Analysis
1 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) Release Management
3 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (9.09%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) C#
2 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
2 4 (36.36%) T-SQL
3 3 (27.27%) SQL
4 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) ISEB
2 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
2 2 (18.18%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
Portsmouth
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: 21 days ago