Period
to 14 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 6 months to 14 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
Hampshire > Portsmouth
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 75 69
Rank change year-on-year +21 -6 +4
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 25 13 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 4.05% 1.86% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.41% 2.07% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 17 15 9
Portsmouth median annual salary £37,500 £39,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% +5.41% +2.78%
Hampshire median annual salary £37,500 £33,000 £35,750
% change year-on-year +13.64% -7.69% -0.69%

Software Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Portsmouth
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 567 628 624
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 91.90% 89.97% 93.27%
Number of salaries quoted 491 549 603
Portsmouth median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £60,000
Hampshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,750
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% -4.12%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Portsmouth

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing 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 in Portsmouth.

Salary trend for Software Testing in Portsmouth

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Portsmouth

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Portsmouth over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Portsmouth region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 23 (92.00%) Test Automation
2 18 (72.00%) Manual Testing
2 18 (72.00%) Gherkin
3 16 (64.00%) Degree
4 14 (56.00%) Web Services
4 14 (56.00%) Regression Testing
5 13 (52.00%) Scenario Testing
6 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (48.00%) Test Scripting
7 11 (44.00%) Cucumber
7 11 (44.00%) JIRA
7 11 (44.00%) Selenium
7 11 (44.00%) ISTQB
7 11 (44.00%) ISEB
7 11 (44.00%) SQL
8 10 (40.00%) Java
8 10 (40.00%) Python
8 10 (40.00%) Open Source
9 9 (36.00%) Jenkins
9 9 (36.00%) Robot Framework
9 9 (36.00%) Visual Studio
9 9 (36.00%) Requirements Analysis
9 9 (36.00%) Software Engineering
9 9 (36.00%) Eclipse
9 9 (36.00%) JMeter
9 9 (36.00%) XML
9 9 (36.00%) Kanban
9 9 (36.00%) SC Cleared
9 9 (36.00%) Security Cleared
9 9 (36.00%) WebDriver

Software Testing
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.00%) Apache Solr
1 1 (4.00%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.00%) GitHub
1 1 (4.00%) npm
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (4.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (44.00%) Cucumber
1 11 (44.00%) JIRA
1 11 (44.00%) Selenium
2 9 (36.00%) Eclipse
2 9 (36.00%) Jenkins
2 9 (36.00%) JMeter
2 9 (36.00%) Robot Framework
2 9 (36.00%) SoapUI
2 9 (36.00%) Visual Studio
2 9 (36.00%) WebDriver
3 8 (32.00%) JIRA Agile
4 6 (24.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (32.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Automotive
2 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Test Engineer
2 9 (36.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 8 (32.00%) JIRA Engineer
3 8 (32.00%) Tester
4 6 (24.00%) Analyst
4 6 (24.00%) Software Tester
4 6 (24.00%) Test Analyst
5 5 (20.00%) Manual Tester
5 5 (20.00%) Web Tester
6 4 (16.00%) Manual Test Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Applications Tester
7 2 (8.00%) Automation Test Lead
7 2 (8.00%) Software Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Software Test Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Test Leader
7 2 (8.00%) Web Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Web Applications Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Web Applications Tester
7 2 (8.00%) Web Test Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (72.00%) Gherkin
2 14 (56.00%) Web Services
3 9 (36.00%) XML
4 4 (16.00%) .NET
5 1 (4.00%) Node.js
5 1 (4.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (32.00%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.00%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (92.00%) Test Automation
2 18 (72.00%) Manual Testing
3 14 (56.00%) Regression Testing
4 13 (52.00%) Scenario Testing
5 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (48.00%) Test Scripting
6 10 (40.00%) Open Source
7 9 (36.00%) Kanban
7 9 (36.00%) Requirements Analysis
7 9 (36.00%) Software Engineering
8 8 (32.00%) Cybersecurity
9 5 (20.00%) Smoke Testing
9 5 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (20.00%) User Stories
10 4 (16.00%) Analytical Thinking
10 4 (16.00%) Problem-Solving
11 3 (12.00%) Scrum
12 2 (8.00%) BDD
12 2 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
12 2 (8.00%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (44.00%) SQL
2 10 (40.00%) Java
2 10 (40.00%) Python
3 2 (8.00%) C#
4 1 (4.00%) C
4 1 (4.00%) ES6
4 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 16 (64.00%) Degree
2 11 (44.00%) ISEB
2 11 (44.00%) ISTQB
3 9 (36.00%) SC Cleared
3 9 (36.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (8.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Grafana
1 1 (4.00%) Kibana
1 1 (4.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Microsoft