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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 57 44 46
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +2
Permanent jobs citing QA 9 4 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 2.28% 1.37% 1.80%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.14% 15.38% 30.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 6
Average salary £55,000 £57,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.34% +35.29%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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
28 26 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 7.11% 8.87% 6.01%
Number of salaries quoted 18 25 16
Average salary £40,000 £23,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+70.21% -14.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,594 £22,900 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £42,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 23 January 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 28 (87.50%) E-Commerce
2 27 (84.38%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (81.25%) Ruby
3 26 (81.25%) Open Source
3 26 (81.25%) Cucumber
4 22 (68.75%) BDD
4 22 (68.75%) JIRA
4 22 (68.75%) WATIR
4 22 (68.75%) Mentoring
4 22 (68.75%) TDD
4 22 (68.75%) C#
5 21 (65.63%) HTML
5 21 (65.63%) Pair Programming
5 21 (65.63%) Refactoring
5 21 (65.63%) Confluence
5 21 (65.63%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (65.63%) TeamCity
6 18 (56.25%) ASP.NET MVC
6 18 (56.25%) jQuery
6 18 (56.25%) NUnit
6 18 (56.25%) MVC
6 18 (56.25%) JavaScript
6 18 (56.25%) .NET
6 18 (56.25%) SQL Server
6 18 (56.25%) ASP.NET
6 18 (56.25%) CSS
7 17 (53.13%) OO
7 17 (53.13%) MSMQ
7 17 (53.13%) VB.NET
7 17 (53.13%) IIS

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 21 (65.63%) Confluence
2 17 (53.13%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (40.63%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.63%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (43.75%) Internet
2 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.13%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (56.25%) SQL Server
2 17 (53.13%) RavenDB
3 13 (40.63%) Big Data
4 9 (28.13%) Relational Database
4 9 (28.13%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 26 (81.25%) Cucumber
2 22 (68.75%) JIRA
2 22 (68.75%) WATIR
3 21 (65.63%) TeamCity
4 18 (56.25%) NUnit
5 17 (53.13%) ReSharper
5 17 (53.13%) Rhino Mocks
5 17 (53.13%) Moq
5 17 (53.13%) Git (software)
5 17 (53.13%) NCrunch
6 10 (31.25%) WebDriver
6 10 (31.25%) Selenium
7 4 (12.50%) JUnit
7 4 (12.50%) JMeter
7 4 (12.50%) Jenkins
General
1 15 (46.88%) Retail
2 13 (40.63%) Back Office
3 1 (3.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (43.75%) QA Engineer
2 13 (40.63%) Software Developer
2 13 (40.63%) Senior Software Developer
2 13 (40.63%) Developer
2 13 (40.63%) Senior Developer
2 13 (40.63%) Quality Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) .NET Software Developer
3 5 (15.63%) C# .NET Developer
3 5 (15.63%) C# Software Developer
3 5 (15.63%) Senior C# Developer
3 5 (15.63%) Senior .NET Developer
3 5 (15.63%) .NET Developer
3 5 (15.63%) C# Developer
4 4 (12.50%) Graduate
5 2 (6.25%) Change and Release Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Release Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Change Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Programme Manager
6 1 (3.13%) .NET Team Leader
6 1 (3.13%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (65.63%) HTML
2 18 (56.25%) ASP.NET MVC
2 18 (56.25%) jQuery
2 18 (56.25%) .NET
2 18 (56.25%) ASP.NET
2 18 (56.25%) CSS
3 17 (53.13%) MSMQ
3 17 (53.13%) NHibernate
3 17 (53.13%) .NET Framework
3 17 (53.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 17 (53.13%) Dapper ORM
3 17 (53.13%) StructureMap
3 17 (53.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 17 (53.13%) Castle Windsor
3 17 (53.13%) Spring.NET
4 13 (40.63%) Gherkin
4 13 (40.63%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 1 (3.13%) Web Services
5 1 (3.13%) Ajax
5 1 (3.13%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 26 (81.25%) Open Source
2 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (15.63%) Computer Science
3 5 (15.63%) Blog
4 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.13%) PMI
5 1 (3.13%) GIS
5 1 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (3.13%) Mathematics
5 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (40.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (87.50%) E-Commerce
2 27 (84.38%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (68.75%) BDD
3 22 (68.75%) Mentoring
3 22 (68.75%) TDD
4 21 (65.63%) Pair Programming
4 21 (65.63%) Refactoring
4 21 (65.63%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (56.25%) MVC
6 17 (53.13%) OO
7 13 (40.63%) OOD
7 13 (40.63%) Dependency Injection
8 9 (28.13%) Test Scripting
8 9 (28.13%) Test Strategy
8 9 (28.13%) Scrum
8 9 (28.13%) ERP
8 9 (28.13%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (25.00%) Software Engineering
9 8 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
10 5 (15.63%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 26 (81.25%) Ruby
2 22 (68.75%) C#
3 18 (56.25%) JavaScript
4 17 (53.13%) VB.NET
5 4 (12.50%) PHP
5 4 (12.50%) Java
6 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) Degree
2 2 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.13%) PMP
3 1 (3.13%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.13%) ECDL
Vendors
1 17 (53.13%) Endeca
1 17 (53.13%) RedPrairie
2 13 (40.63%) Microsoft
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