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 27 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 40 43 53
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +10
Permanent jobs citing QA 17 36 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 4.57% 8.53% 3.09%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 56.67% 51.43% 34.15%
Number of salaries quoted 14 5 6
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £47,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
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
30 70 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 8.06% 16.59% 9.05%
Number of salaries quoted 25 37 30
Average salary £38,500 £23,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+63.82% -6.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,400 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,900 £67,500 £45,000
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
Salary Histogram in Portsmouth

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Portsmouth region over the 3 months to 27 August 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Portsmouth

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 15 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (61.11%) PHP
3 7 (38.89%) SQL
3 7 (38.89%) Automation Testing
4 6 (33.33%) SDLC
4 6 (33.33%) CSS
4 6 (33.33%) C#
4 6 (33.33%) HTML
4 6 (33.33%) Java
4 6 (33.33%) Ruby
4 6 (33.33%) WATIR
4 6 (33.33%) Selenium
4 6 (33.33%) Web Testing
4 6 (33.33%) Cucumber
5 5 (27.78%) jQuery
5 5 (27.78%) Unit Testing
5 5 (27.78%) CentOS
5 5 (27.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (27.78%) CakePHP
5 5 (27.78%) JSON
5 5 (27.78%) Subversion
5 5 (27.78%) Scrum
5 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
5 5 (27.78%) MySQL
5 5 (27.78%) SOAP
5 5 (27.78%) XML
5 5 (27.78%) UNIX
5 5 (27.78%) Apache
5 5 (27.78%) CCNP
5 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 5 (27.78%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) MySQL
1 5 (27.78%) MongoDB
1 5 (27.78%) NoSQL
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) OLAP
2 2 (11.11%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (11.11%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) WATIR
1 6 (33.33%) Selenium
1 6 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 5 (27.78%) Subversion
2 5 (27.78%) PHPUnit
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Developer
2 5 (27.78%) PHP Developer
2 5 (27.78%) Senior PHP Developer
2 5 (27.78%) Senior Developer
3 4 (22.22%) QA Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Graduate
4 2 (11.11%) Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Test Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) QA Test Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) QA Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Report Developer
5 1 (5.56%) QA Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) HTML
1 6 (33.33%) CSS
2 5 (27.78%) SOAP
2 5 (27.78%) XML
2 5 (27.78%) JSON
2 5 (27.78%) CakePHP
2 5 (27.78%) jQuery
2 5 (27.78%) REST
3 3 (16.67%) Gherkin
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) UNIX
1 5 (27.78%) CentOS
1 5 (27.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (38.89%) Automation Testing
3 6 (33.33%) SDLC
3 6 (33.33%) Web Testing
4 5 (27.78%) Scrum
4 5 (27.78%) Unit Testing
4 5 (27.78%) OO PHP
5 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
6 3 (16.67%) Open Source
6 3 (16.67%) Agile Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Automated Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Manual Testing
6 3 (16.67%) OO
6 3 (16.67%) E-Commerce
7 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (11.11%) Data Analysis
7 2 (11.11%) Validation
7 2 (11.11%) Migration
7 2 (11.11%) Data Migration
7 2 (11.11%) Data Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) PHP
2 7 (38.89%) SQL
3 6 (33.33%) C#
3 6 (33.33%) Java
3 6 (33.33%) Ruby
4 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
5 2 (11.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) CCNP
1 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (11.11%) ISEB
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
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