Period
to 21 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Tester was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies in Portsmouth during the 6 months to 21 July 2017.

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
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 65 74
Rank change year-on-year -9 +9 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 6 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 0.84% 0.19% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 0.20% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 12 1 3
Portsmouth median annual salary £30,000 £24,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -52.00% +53.85%
Hampshire median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,250
% change year-on-year -7.14% -0.71% -3.42%

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 702 492 599
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 98.04% 95.72% 98.36%
Number of salaries quoted 631 464 531
Portsmouth median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £22,750 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £55,000 £55,000
Hampshire median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% -2.44% +2.50%

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
Salary Histogram in Portsmouth

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Portsmouth over the 6 months to 21 July 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in Portsmouth

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

For the 6 months to 21 July 2017, 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 5 (83.33%) Selenium
1 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) C#
2 4 (66.67%) Regression Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (50.00%) HTML
3 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (50.00%) MVC
3 3 (50.00%) JIRA
3 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (33.33%) Degree
4 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) Process Management
5 1 (16.67%) Change Management
5 1 (16.67%) Firewall
5 1 (16.67%) Wireless
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) Python
5 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (16.67%) .NET
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
5 1 (16.67%) Web Services
5 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Big Data
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Selenium
2 3 (50.00%) JIRA
3 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
3 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (16.67%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) WCF
2 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Regression Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
3 3 (50.00%) MVC
3 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Process Management
5 1 (16.67%) Change Management
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (16.67%) Open Source
5 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Regulatory Compliance
5 1 (16.67%) Scrum
5 1 (16.67%) SDLC
5 1 (16.67%) Security Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C#
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) CHECK Team Member
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft