Period
to 22 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Tester was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in Portsmouth during the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

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

Tester
Hampshire > Portsmouth
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 70 83
Rank change year-on-year -14 +13 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 1 6 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 0.16% 0.98% 1.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 1.00% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1 6 8
Portsmouth median annual salary £32,500 £27,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.18% -38.89% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £23,125 £26,250
90th Percentile £33,750 £34,875 £50,875
Hampshire median annual salary £38,750 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.73% -1.33% +7.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Portsmouth
Permanent vacancies in Portsmouth with a recognized job title 634 603 765
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 99.53% 98.37% 97.58%
Number of salaries quoted 566 564 683
Portsmouth median annual salary £41,625 £40,000 £41,674
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.06% -4.02% +4.19%
10th Percentile £22,750 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £60,000 £58,750
Hampshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Portsmouth

Job postings that featured Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Portsmouth

Tester
Salary Trend in Portsmouth

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

Salary trend for Tester in Portsmouth

Tester Skill Set
Top 13 Co-occurring IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 Tester in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Thinking

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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (100.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Thinking
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB