The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Portsmouth region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank - 56 30
Permanent jobs citing QA 0 3 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth - 0.77% 2.96%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 13.04% 35.71%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 5
Average salary - £38,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -10.58%
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £39,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.41% +2.63%
QA
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the Portsmouth region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Portsmouth
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
12 23 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 4.15% 5.88% 8.28%
Number of salaries quoted 9 20 14
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,700 £24,450 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £45,500 £40,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Portsmouth region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

QA
Salary Trend in Portsmouth

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

QA Salary Trend in Portsmouth

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs across the Portsmouth region citing QA also 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 that cited QA.

1 5 (83.33%) E-Commerce
1 5 (83.33%) Retail
2 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) TDD
2 3 (50.00%) Pair Programming
2 3 (50.00%) NUnit
2 3 (50.00%) Ruby
2 3 (50.00%) Endeca
2 3 (50.00%) NHibernate
2 3 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (50.00%) JIRA
2 3 (50.00%) ReSharper
2 3 (50.00%) Refactoring
2 3 (50.00%) WATIR
2 3 (50.00%) jQuery
2 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (50.00%) Spring.NET
2 3 (50.00%) TeamCity
2 3 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (50.00%) Open Source
2 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
2 3 (50.00%) Confluence
2 3 (50.00%) Rhino Mocks
2 3 (50.00%) Moq
2 3 (50.00%) RedPrairie
2 3 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (50.00%) BDD
2 3 (50.00%) StructureMap

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs across the Portsmouth region citing QA also 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 that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (50.00%) Confluence
1 3 (50.00%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) RavenDB
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (50.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) NUnit
1 3 (50.00%) JIRA
1 3 (50.00%) ReSharper
1 3 (50.00%) WATIR
1 3 (50.00%) TeamCity
1 3 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (50.00%) Rhino Mocks
1 3 (50.00%) Moq
1 3 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (50.00%) NCrunch
General
1 5 (83.33%) Retail
2 3 (50.00%) Back Office
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Software Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Senior Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Senior Software Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Change and Release Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Release Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Change Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Programme Manager
3 1 (16.67%) IT Programme Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Transformation Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
1 3 (50.00%) NHibernate
1 3 (50.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (50.00%) jQuery
1 3 (50.00%) Spring.NET
1 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (50.00%) StructureMap
1 3 (50.00%) Entity Framework
1 3 (50.00%) Castle Windsor
1 3 (50.00%) MSMQ
1 3 (50.00%) HTML
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
1 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (50.00%) CSS
1 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 3 (50.00%) Dapper ORM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Open Source
2 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (16.67%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) E-Commerce
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) TDD
2 3 (50.00%) Pair Programming
2 3 (50.00%) Refactoring
2 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
2 3 (50.00%) BDD
2 3 (50.00%) OOD
2 3 (50.00%) OO
2 3 (50.00%) MVC
2 3 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (33.33%) Service Management
3 2 (33.33%) Change Management
3 2 (33.33%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL V3
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL V2
3 2 (33.33%) Release Management
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Ruby
1 3 (50.00%) C#
1 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (50.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (16.67%) PMP
2 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Endeca
1 3 (50.00%) RedPrairie
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft