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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 43 48 47
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Permanent jobs citing QA 36 14 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 8.70% 3.08% 4.32%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 51.43% 35.00% 35.90%
Number of salaries quoted 5 6 7
Average salary £37,500 £50,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +53.84%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
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
70 40 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 16.91% 8.81% 12.04%
Number of salaries quoted 37 29 28
Average salary £23,500 £25,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.00% -23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £17,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £37,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

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 27 August 2014, 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 32 (82.05%) E-Commerce
2 31 (79.49%) Ruby
2 31 (79.49%) Open Source
2 31 (79.49%) Cucumber
2 31 (79.49%) Gherkin
3 30 (76.92%) Selenium
4 29 (74.36%) Test Scripting
4 29 (74.36%) BDD
4 29 (74.36%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (74.36%) TDD
5 28 (71.79%) JIRA
5 28 (71.79%) WebDriver
5 28 (71.79%) Test Strategy
6 27 (69.23%) Relational Database
6 27 (69.23%) Continuous Integration
6 27 (69.23%) WATIR
6 27 (69.23%) Scrum
6 27 (69.23%) ERP
6 27 (69.23%) C#
6 27 (69.23%) Business Intelligence
6 27 (69.23%) RDBMS
7 26 (66.67%) HTML
7 26 (66.67%) Pair Programming
7 26 (66.67%) Refactoring
7 26 (66.67%) TeamCity
7 26 (66.67%) Confluence
8 23 (58.97%) ASP.NET MVC
8 23 (58.97%) Git (software)
8 23 (58.97%) jQuery
8 23 (58.97%) NUnit

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 26 (66.67%) Confluence
2 22 (56.41%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 17 (43.59%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (2.56%) RFID
2 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (69.23%) RDBMS
1 27 (69.23%) Relational Database
2 23 (58.97%) SQL Server
3 22 (56.41%) RavenDB
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 31 (79.49%) Cucumber
2 30 (76.92%) Selenium
3 28 (71.79%) WebDriver
3 28 (71.79%) JIRA
4 27 (69.23%) WATIR
5 26 (66.67%) TeamCity
6 23 (58.97%) Git (software)
6 23 (58.97%) NUnit
7 22 (56.41%) ReSharper
7 22 (56.41%) Rhino Mocks
7 22 (56.41%) Moq
7 22 (56.41%) NCrunch
8 5 (12.82%) Jenkins
9 4 (10.26%) JUnit
9 4 (10.26%) JMeter
10 2 (5.13%) Eclipse
11 1 (2.56%) Bugzilla
11 1 (2.56%) Maven
General
1 14 (35.90%) Retail
2 1 (2.56%) Back Office
2 1 (2.56%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 32 (82.05%) QA Engineer
2 19 (48.72%) Quality Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Graduate
4 2 (5.13%) Test Leader
4 2 (5.13%) Automation Tester
4 2 (5.13%) Tester
5 1 (2.56%) Junior
5 1 (2.56%) Analyst
5 1 (2.56%) Test Manager
5 1 (2.56%) Business Systems Analyst
5 1 (2.56%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (2.56%) Test Engineer
5 1 (2.56%) Team Leader
5 1 (2.56%) QA Tester
5 1 (2.56%) Business Analyst
5 1 (2.56%) Training Manager
5 1 (2.56%) .NET Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (79.49%) Gherkin
2 26 (66.67%) HTML
3 23 (58.97%) .NET
3 23 (58.97%) ASP.NET
3 23 (58.97%) CSS
3 23 (58.97%) jQuery
3 23 (58.97%) ASP.NET MVC
4 22 (56.41%) StructureMap
4 22 (56.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 22 (56.41%) Castle Windsor
4 22 (56.41%) Spring.NET
4 22 (56.41%) MSMQ
4 22 (56.41%) NHibernate
4 22 (56.41%) .NET Framework
4 22 (56.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 22 (56.41%) Dapper ORM
5 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (2.56%) LINQ
5 1 (2.56%) Ajax
5 1 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 31 (79.49%) Open Source
2 17 (43.59%) Blog
3 6 (15.38%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.56%) GIS
4 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (82.05%) E-Commerce
2 29 (74.36%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (74.36%) TDD
2 29 (74.36%) Test Scripting
2 29 (74.36%) BDD
3 28 (71.79%) Test Strategy
4 27 (69.23%) Continuous Integration
4 27 (69.23%) ERP
4 27 (69.23%) Business Intelligence
4 27 (69.23%) Scrum
5 26 (66.67%) Pair Programming
5 26 (66.67%) Refactoring
6 23 (58.97%) MVC
7 17 (43.59%) Benchmarking
8 8 (20.51%) Software Engineering
8 8 (20.51%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (10.26%) OO
10 3 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (5.13%) Test Automation
12 1 (2.56%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (79.49%) Ruby
2 27 (69.23%) C#
3 23 (58.97%) JavaScript
4 22 (56.41%) VB.NET
5 6 (15.38%) Java
6 4 (10.26%) PHP
7 2 (5.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) Degree
2 1 (2.56%) ISEB
2 1 (2.56%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 22 (56.41%) Endeca
1 22 (56.41%) RedPrairie
2 1 (2.56%) SAP
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Totaljobs Group.
Salary: Competitive Salary + 29 days holiday & Group Pension Scheme
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Totaljobs Group.
Salary: Competitive Salary + 29 Days Holiday & Group Pension Scheme
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Portsmouth
Huxley Associates
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + discretionary bonus, pension
Posted: 16 days ago
Portsmouth
Huxley Associates
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + discretionary bonus, pension
Posted: 19 days ago
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Portsmouth
Huxley Associates
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + discretionary bonus, pension
Posted: 23 days ago
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Pension, Bonus, Health Care
Posted: 26 days ago