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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank - - 38
Permanent jobs citing QA 0 0 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth - - 1.72%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - - 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 4
Average salary - - £46,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
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 22 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 3.53% 7.33% 5.15%
Number of salaries quoted 12 17 8
Average salary £48,750 £23,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+107.44% -32.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,100 £23,500 £23,800
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £50,250 £39,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 4 March 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 (88.24%) E-Commerce
1 15 (88.24%) Retail
2 13 (76.47%) WATIR
2 13 (76.47%) StructureMap
2 13 (76.47%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 13 (76.47%) Castle Windsor
2 13 (76.47%) RavenDB
2 13 (76.47%) Continuous Integration
2 13 (76.47%) Spring.NET
2 13 (76.47%) TeamCity
2 13 (76.47%) Git (software)
2 13 (76.47%) Open Source
2 13 (76.47%) ASP.NET MVC
2 13 (76.47%) Dependency Injection
2 13 (76.47%) Confluence
2 13 (76.47%) Rhino Mocks
2 13 (76.47%) Moq
2 13 (76.47%) RedPrairie
2 13 (76.47%) Cucumber
2 13 (76.47%) BDD
2 13 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (76.47%) TDD
2 13 (76.47%) Pair Programming
2 13 (76.47%) NUnit
2 13 (76.47%) Ruby
2 13 (76.47%) Endeca
2 13 (76.47%) NHibernate
2 13 (76.47%) .NET Framework
2 13 (76.47%) JIRA
2 13 (76.47%) ReSharper

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 13 (76.47%) Confluence
1 13 (76.47%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (76.47%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (76.47%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (76.47%) RavenDB
1 13 (76.47%) SQL Server
1 13 (76.47%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 13 (76.47%) WATIR
1 13 (76.47%) TeamCity
1 13 (76.47%) Git (software)
1 13 (76.47%) Rhino Mocks
1 13 (76.47%) Moq
1 13 (76.47%) Cucumber
1 13 (76.47%) NUnit
1 13 (76.47%) JIRA
1 13 (76.47%) ReSharper
1 13 (76.47%) NCrunch
General
1 15 (88.24%) Retail
2 13 (76.47%) Back Office
3 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (76.47%) Senior Software Developer
1 13 (76.47%) Software Developer
1 13 (76.47%) Developer
1 13 (76.47%) Senior Developer
2 5 (29.41%) .NET Software Developer
2 5 (29.41%) C# Software Developer
2 5 (29.41%) .NET Developer
2 5 (29.41%) C# Developer
2 5 (29.41%) Senior C# Developer
2 5 (29.41%) Senior .NET Developer
2 5 (29.41%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Release Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Change Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Change and Release Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Transformation Programme Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Instructor
4 1 (5.88%) Programme Manager
4 1 (5.88%) IT Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (76.47%) StructureMap
1 13 (76.47%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 13 (76.47%) Castle Windsor
1 13 (76.47%) Spring.NET
1 13 (76.47%) ASP.NET MVC
1 13 (76.47%) NHibernate
1 13 (76.47%) .NET Framework
1 13 (76.47%) MSMQ
1 13 (76.47%) HTML
1 13 (76.47%) .NET
1 13 (76.47%) ASP.NET
1 13 (76.47%) CSS
1 13 (76.47%) jQuery
1 13 (76.47%) ASP.NET MVC 3
1 13 (76.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 13 (76.47%) Dapper ORM
Miscellaneous
1 13 (76.47%) Open Source
2 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) PMI
3 1 (5.88%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 13 (76.47%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (88.24%) E-Commerce
2 13 (76.47%) Continuous Integration
2 13 (76.47%) Dependency Injection
2 13 (76.47%) BDD
2 13 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (76.47%) TDD
2 13 (76.47%) Pair Programming
2 13 (76.47%) Refactoring
2 13 (76.47%) OOD
2 13 (76.47%) OO
2 13 (76.47%) MVC
2 13 (76.47%) Mentoring
3 2 (11.76%) ITIL V3
3 2 (11.76%) ITIL V2
3 2 (11.76%) Release Management
3 2 (11.76%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (11.76%) Service Management
3 2 (11.76%) Change Management
3 2 (11.76%) ITIL
3 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 13 (76.47%) Ruby
1 13 (76.47%) C#
1 13 (76.47%) JavaScript
1 13 (76.47%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.88%) PMP
2 1 (5.88%) PMI Certification
2 1 (5.88%) ECDL
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) RedPrairie
1 13 (76.47%) Endeca
1 13 (76.47%) Microsoft