The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Portsmouth region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 54 78 61
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 4 2 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 1.05% 0.48% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 0.51% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 5
Average salary £50,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
Tester
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Portsmouth region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Portsmouth
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
362 392 408
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 95.01% 94.69% 93.15%
Number of salaries quoted 305 300 367
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £53,250 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Portsmouth region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

Tester
Salary Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Tester across the Portsmouth region.

Tester Salary Trend in Portsmouth

Tester
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Portsmouth region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title.

1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) ISEB
1 4 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (75.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (75.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) SAN
2 3 (75.00%) HP
2 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (75.00%) JSP
2 3 (75.00%) UNIX
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Selenium
3 1 (25.00%) WCF
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Portsmouth region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) SAN
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) HTML
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (75.00%) JSP
2 1 (25.00%) WCF
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) UNIX
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) ISEB
1 4 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (75.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (75.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) HP
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle