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 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
Hampshire / Portsmouth
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 40 42
Rank change year-on-year -6 +2  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 7 7 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 2.19% 2.65% 4.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.42% 3.24% 5.75%
Number of salaries quoted 4 7 14
Median salary £35,000 £36,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.77% -20.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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

Process & Methodology Skills
Portsmouth
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 289 216 261
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 90.60% 81.82% 85.02%
Number of salaries quoted 250 202 240
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £31,750 £29,700
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Portsmouth

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Portsmouth citing Software Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Portsmouth region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 13 (92.86%) Java
1 13 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (78.57%) Degree
2 11 (78.57%) Security Cleared
2 11 (78.57%) Test Strategy
2 11 (78.57%) Web Services
3 9 (64.29%) Automated Testing
3 9 (64.29%) Manual Testing
4 7 (50.00%) Kanban
4 7 (50.00%) Selenium
4 7 (50.00%) Performance Testing
4 7 (50.00%) Unit Testing
4 7 (50.00%) ISTQB
4 7 (50.00%) Visual Studio
4 7 (50.00%) Logistics
4 7 (50.00%) JIRA
4 7 (50.00%) Zephyr
4 7 (50.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 7 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 7 (50.00%) WebDriver
4 7 (50.00%) JIRA Agile
4 7 (50.00%) SoapUI
4 7 (50.00%) Matrix Organization
4 7 (50.00%) C
4 7 (50.00%) JMS
4 7 (50.00%) Eclipse
4 7 (50.00%) IntelliJ
4 7 (50.00%) HP
4 7 (50.00%) HP UFT
4 7 (50.00%) LoadRunner

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) Eclipse
1 7 (50.00%) HP UFT
1 7 (50.00%) IntelliJ
1 7 (50.00%) JIRA
1 7 (50.00%) JIRA Agile
1 7 (50.00%) JMeter
1 7 (50.00%) LoadRunner
1 7 (50.00%) Selenium
1 7 (50.00%) SoapUI
1 7 (50.00%) Visual Studio
1 7 (50.00%) WebDriver
1 7 (50.00%) Zephyr
General
1 4 (28.57%) Military
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Graduate
2 4 (28.57%) Graduate Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Graduate Software Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Software Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Software Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Software Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Manual Tester
4 1 (7.14%) QA Manual Tester
4 1 (7.14%) QA Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (78.57%) Web Services
2 7 (50.00%) JMS
3 4 (28.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (78.57%) Test Strategy
3 9 (64.29%) Automated Testing
3 9 (64.29%) Manual Testing
4 7 (50.00%) Kanban
4 7 (50.00%) Logistics
4 7 (50.00%) Matrix Organization
4 7 (50.00%) Performance Testing
4 7 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 7 (50.00%) Unit Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Network Management
5 4 (28.57%) OO
5 4 (28.57%) OOP
5 4 (28.57%) Scrum
5 4 (28.57%) SDLC
6 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (92.86%) Java
2 7 (50.00%) C
3 4 (28.57%) C#
3 4 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (14.29%) Perl
4 2 (14.29%) Python
4 2 (14.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (78.57%) Degree
1 11 (78.57%) Security Cleared
2 7 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 7 (50.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) HP
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft