The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in Portsmouth during the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Tester
Hampshire / Portsmouth
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 4 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 1.15% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% - -
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 0
Median salary £32,500 - -
UK excluding London median salary £33,750 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year +3.84% +8.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Portsmouth
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 342 237 291
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 98.28% 95.56% 98.64%
Number of salaries quoted 316 220 253
Median salary £44,000 £38,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.78% -10.58%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Portsmouth

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Portsmouth that featured Software Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Tester in Portsmouth

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Portsmouth

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

Salary trend for Software Tester in Portsmouth

Software Tester
Salary Histogram in Portsmouth

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Tester in Portsmouth over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Tester in Portsmouth

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, Software Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Portsmouth region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (75.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (50.00%) HTML
3 2 (50.00%) MVC
3 2 (50.00%) Process Management
3 2 (50.00%) JIRA
3 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (25.00%) SDLC
4 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (25.00%) Big Data
4 1 (25.00%) Open Source
4 1 (25.00%) Change Management
4 1 (25.00%) Scrum
4 1 (25.00%) WCF
4 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration

Software Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Big Data
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) WCF
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (75.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
3 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (50.00%) MVC
3 2 (50.00%) Process Management
4 1 (25.00%) Change Management
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (25.00%) Open Source
4 1 (25.00%) Scrum
4 1 (25.00%) SDLC
4 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C#
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft