The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Portsmouth region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 50 58 59
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 32 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 7.55% 0.90% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.98% 0.97% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 3
Average salary £47,500 £43,750 £20,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% +118.75%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £36,750
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -11.56%
QA Engineer
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Portsmouth region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Portsmouth
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
401 412 314
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 94.58% 92.38% 98.74%
Number of salaries quoted 311 369 290
Average salary £43,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,500 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA Engineer in the job title across the Portsmouth region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Engineer across the Portsmouth region.

QA Engineer Salary Trend in Portsmouth

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Portsmouth region that cited QA Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with QA Engineer in their job title.

1 32 (100.00%) QA
2 31 (96.88%) Open Source
2 31 (96.88%) Cucumber
2 31 (96.88%) Gherkin
2 31 (96.88%) E-Commerce
2 31 (96.88%) Ruby
3 28 (87.50%) WebDriver
3 28 (87.50%) Selenium
4 27 (84.38%) Test Scripting
4 27 (84.38%) WATIR
4 27 (84.38%) JIRA
4 27 (84.38%) Test Strategy
4 27 (84.38%) Relational Database
4 27 (84.38%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (84.38%) Scrum
4 27 (84.38%) ERP
4 27 (84.38%) Business Intelligence
4 27 (84.38%) RDBMS
5 26 (81.25%) C#
5 26 (81.25%) HTML
5 26 (81.25%) TDD
5 26 (81.25%) Pair Programming
5 26 (81.25%) BDD
5 26 (81.25%) Confluence
5 26 (81.25%) Refactoring
5 26 (81.25%) Continuous Integration
5 26 (81.25%) TeamCity
6 22 (68.75%) Git (software)
6 22 (68.75%) ASP.NET MVC
6 22 (68.75%) Spring.NET

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Portsmouth region that cited QA Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with QA Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 26 (81.25%) Confluence
2 22 (68.75%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (37.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 17 (53.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (37.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (84.38%) Relational Database
1 27 (84.38%) RDBMS
2 22 (68.75%) RavenDB
2 22 (68.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 31 (96.88%) Cucumber
2 28 (87.50%) WebDriver
2 28 (87.50%) Selenium
3 27 (84.38%) WATIR
3 27 (84.38%) JIRA
4 26 (81.25%) TeamCity
5 22 (68.75%) Git (software)
5 22 (68.75%) ReSharper
5 22 (68.75%) Rhino Mocks
5 22 (68.75%) Moq
5 22 (68.75%) NCrunch
5 22 (68.75%) NUnit
6 4 (12.50%) JMeter
6 4 (12.50%) JUnit
6 4 (12.50%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (37.50%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (96.88%) Gherkin
2 26 (81.25%) HTML
3 22 (68.75%) ASP.NET MVC
3 22 (68.75%) Spring.NET
3 22 (68.75%) jQuery
3 22 (68.75%) StructureMap
3 22 (68.75%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 22 (68.75%) Castle Windsor
3 22 (68.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 22 (68.75%) Dapper ORM
3 22 (68.75%) NHibernate
3 22 (68.75%) .NET Framework
3 22 (68.75%) MSMQ
3 22 (68.75%) .NET
3 22 (68.75%) ASP.NET
3 22 (68.75%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 31 (96.88%) Open Source
2 17 (53.13%) Blog
3 5 (15.63%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (96.88%) E-Commerce
2 27 (84.38%) Test Scripting
2 27 (84.38%) Test Strategy
2 27 (84.38%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (84.38%) Scrum
2 27 (84.38%) ERP
2 27 (84.38%) Business Intelligence
3 26 (81.25%) TDD
3 26 (81.25%) Pair Programming
3 26 (81.25%) BDD
3 26 (81.25%) Refactoring
3 26 (81.25%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (68.75%) MVC
5 17 (53.13%) Benchmarking
6 8 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 8 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (12.50%) OO
8 1 (3.13%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (96.88%) Ruby
2 26 (81.25%) C#
3 22 (68.75%) JavaScript
3 22 (68.75%) VB.NET
4 4 (12.50%) PHP
4 4 (12.50%) Java
5 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 22 (68.75%) RedPrairie
1 22 (68.75%) Endeca