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 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 42 52 55
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +3
Permanent jobs citing QA 12 22 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 3.61% 4.74% 1.43%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.86% 44.90% 22.22%
Number of salaries quoted 9 4 6
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £58,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -36.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,200 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £91,000 £44,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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 49 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 8.43% 10.56% 6.44%
Number of salaries quoted 23 30 23
Average salary £38,500 £24,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+60.41% +6.66%
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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
Salary Histogram in Portsmouth

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Portsmouth region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Portsmouth

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Automation Testing
2 5 (41.67%) PHP
3 4 (33.33%) C#
3 4 (33.33%) HTML
3 4 (33.33%) Java
3 4 (33.33%) CSS
3 4 (33.33%) Finance
3 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 4 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 4 (33.33%) Ruby
3 4 (33.33%) WATIR
3 4 (33.33%) Selenium
3 4 (33.33%) Web Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Open Source
4 3 (25.00%) Agile Testing
4 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (25.00%) SQL
5 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 2 (16.67%) OLAP
5 2 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (16.67%) Validation
5 2 (16.67%) Migration
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (16.67%) SDLC

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1 (8.33%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (16.67%) OLAP
1 2 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (16.67%) QlikView
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (8.33%) MySQL
2 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
2 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) WATIR
1 4 (33.33%) Selenium
1 4 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (8.33%) Subversion
2 1 (8.33%) PHPUnit
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) QA Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Graduate
2 3 (25.00%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Developer
3 1 (8.33%) PHP Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior PHP Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Report Developer
3 1 (8.33%) QA Automation Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) HTML
1 4 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (8.33%) SOAP
2 1 (8.33%) XML
2 1 (8.33%) JSON
2 1 (8.33%) CakePHP
2 1 (8.33%) jQuery
2 1 (8.33%) REST
2 1 (8.33%) Gherkin
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) UNIX
1 1 (8.33%) CentOS
1 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Automation Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 4 (33.33%) Web Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Open Source
4 3 (25.00%) Agile Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 2 (16.67%) SDLC
5 2 (16.67%) Data Migration
5 2 (16.67%) Data Validation
5 2 (16.67%) Data Analysis
5 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (16.67%) Validation
5 2 (16.67%) Migration
6 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (8.33%) Scrum
6 1 (8.33%) Project Management
6 1 (8.33%) Change Management
6 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) PHP
2 4 (33.33%) C#
2 4 (33.33%) Java
2 4 (33.33%) Ruby
3 3 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
5 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) CCNP
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
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