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 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 68 52 33
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -19
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 8 4 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 2.24% 1.16% 5.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.57% 1.54% 7.35%
Number of salaries quoted 8 4 18
Average salary £45,000 £32,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.46% +3.17%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
311 260 245
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 87.11% 75.14% 72.49%
Number of salaries quoted 247 233 202
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 31 October 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Portsmouth

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) Security Cleared
3 8 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (57.14%) CentOS
3 8 (57.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (57.14%) Derivative
3 8 (57.14%) SC Cleared
3 8 (57.14%) DV Cleared
3 8 (57.14%) Open Source
3 8 (57.14%) Bash Shell
3 8 (57.14%) Puppet
3 8 (57.14%) Oracle Linux
3 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (57.14%) Linux
3 8 (57.14%) Python
3 8 (57.14%) ITIL
3 8 (57.14%) UNIX
3 8 (57.14%) Perl
3 8 (57.14%) Oracle
3 8 (57.14%) HP
3 8 (57.14%) Service Delivery
3 8 (57.14%) Security Management
3 8 (57.14%) VMware
3 8 (57.14%) RHCE
3 8 (57.14%) Red Hat
3 8 (57.14%) Shell Script
4 5 (35.71%) .NET
5 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 (28.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 6 (42.86%) Linux Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Development Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Software Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Software Development Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.14%) COM
2 1 (7.14%) XML
2 1 (7.14%) WinForms
2 1 (7.14%) Ajax
2 1 (7.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) Derivative
1 8 (57.14%) Open Source
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) Linux
2 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (57.14%) CentOS
2 8 (57.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 8 (57.14%) Oracle Linux
2 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
2 8 (57.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) ITIL
1 8 (57.14%) Service Delivery
1 8 (57.14%) Security Management
2 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
3 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Scrum
3 1 (7.14%) OO
3 1 (7.14%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) Perl
1 8 (57.14%) Python
1 8 (57.14%) Shell Script
1 8 (57.14%) Bash Shell
2 4 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (14.29%) C#
4 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
4 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (78.57%) Security Cleared
2 8 (57.14%) RHCE
2 8 (57.14%) SC Cleared
2 8 (57.14%) DV Cleared
3 4 (28.57%) ISEB
4 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
4 1 (7.14%) Degree
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (57.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 8 (57.14%) HP
2 8 (57.14%) Red Hat
2 8 (57.14%) VMware
2 8 (57.14%) Oracle