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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 77 58 54
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 1 2 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 0.26% 0.50% 1.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.53% 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 0
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 -
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.47% +4.61%
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
373 375 336
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 95.15% 93.52% 97.39%
Number of salaries quoted 286 334 298
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 (50.00%) Java
1 4 (50.00%) TDD
1 4 (50.00%) BDD
2 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 2 (25.00%) C#
3 2 (25.00%) .NET
3 2 (25.00%) OO
3 2 (25.00%) Eclipse
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) NUnit
3 2 (25.00%) Banking
3 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (25.00%) QA
3 2 (25.00%) Selenium
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (25.00%) SaaS
3 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
4 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) ISEB
4 1 (12.50%) Back Office
4 1 (12.50%) Finance
4 1 (12.50%) Advertising
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) Retail
4 1 (12.50%) Maven

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Eclipse
1 2 (25.00%) NUnit
1 2 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (12.50%) Maven
General
1 2 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Back Office
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
1 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) TDD
1 4 (50.00%) BDD
2 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (25.00%) OO
3 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
4 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) Twitter
Portsmouth
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: £15,000 - £17,000 + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago