Period
to 23 January 2019

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 23 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
Hampshire > Portsmouth
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 67 74 69
Rank change year-on-year +7 -5 -2
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 14 12 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 2.01% 1.88% 1.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.16% 2.11% 1.91%
Number of salaries quoted 12 14 6
Portsmouth median annual salary £35,000 £39,000 £26,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.26% +50.00% -27.78%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £23,625
90th Percentile £43,750 £63,375 £28,750
Hampshire median annual salary £37,500 £32,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +15.38% -23.53% +21.43%

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 649 569 575
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 93.25% 89.05% 93.50%
Number of salaries quoted 518 504 539
Portsmouth median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £28,000 £23,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £61,475 £57,675 £60,000
Hampshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 23 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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 11 (78.57%) Test Automation
2 10 (71.43%) Test Scripting
3 9 (64.29%) ISEB
3 9 (64.29%) ISTQB
4 8 (57.14%) SQL
4 8 (57.14%) Manual Testing
4 8 (57.14%) Gherkin
5 7 (50.00%) XML
6 6 (42.86%) Web Services
6 6 (42.86%) Regression Testing
6 6 (42.86%) Finance
6 6 (42.86%) Degree
6 6 (42.86%) Scenario Testing
7 5 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (35.71%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
8 4 (28.57%) User Stories
8 4 (28.57%) JIRA
8 4 (28.57%) Smoke Testing
8 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (21.43%) Analytical Thinking
9 3 (21.43%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (21.43%) Selenium
9 3 (21.43%) Open Source
9 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (21.43%) Python
9 3 (21.43%) .NET
9 3 (21.43%) Java
10 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
10 2 (14.29%) Eclipse

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 (7.14%) Apache Solr
1 1 (7.14%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.14%) GitHub
1 1 (7.14%) npm
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
1 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (28.57%) JIRA
3 3 (21.43%) Selenium
4 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
4 2 (14.29%) Eclipse
4 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 2 (14.29%) JIRA Agile
4 2 (14.29%) JMeter
4 2 (14.29%) Robot Framework
4 2 (14.29%) SoapUI
4 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
4 2 (14.29%) WebDriver
5 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Tester
2 5 (35.71%) Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Test Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Manual Test Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Manual Tester
3 4 (28.57%) Software Tester
3 4 (28.57%) Test Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Web Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Applications Tester
4 2 (14.29%) JIRA Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Web Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Web Applications Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Web Applications Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Web Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (57.14%) Gherkin
2 7 (50.00%) XML
3 6 (42.86%) Web Services
4 3 (21.43%) .NET
5 1 (7.14%) Node.js
5 1 (7.14%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (7.14%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Test Automation
2 10 (71.43%) Test Scripting
3 8 (57.14%) Manual Testing
4 6 (42.86%) Regression Testing
4 6 (42.86%) Scenario Testing
5 5 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (28.57%) Smoke Testing
6 4 (28.57%) User Stories
7 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (21.43%) Analytical Thinking
7 3 (21.43%) Open Source
7 3 (21.43%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (14.29%) Kanban
8 2 (14.29%) Process Management
8 2 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
9 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
9 1 (7.14%) Machine Learning
9 1 (7.14%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 3 (21.43%) Java
2 3 (21.43%) Python
3 1 (7.14%) C#
3 1 (7.14%) ES6
3 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.14%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (64.29%) ISEB
1 9 (64.29%) ISTQB
2 6 (42.86%) Degree
3 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Grafana
1 1 (7.14%) Kibana
1 1 (7.14%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft