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

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 44 47 31
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -16
Permanent jobs citing QA 34 13 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 8.67% 3.24% 8.41%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 51.52% 32.50% 53.70%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 13
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +78.57%
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
66 40 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 16.84% 9.98% 15.65%
Number of salaries quoted 32 30 35
Average salary £24,500 £22,500 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.88% -19.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £17,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,473
% change year-on-year
- -1.16%

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 September 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 36 (87.80%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (82.93%) E-Commerce
3 33 (80.49%) Ruby
3 33 (80.49%) Open Source
3 33 (80.49%) Cucumber
4 31 (75.61%) TDD
4 31 (75.61%) BDD
4 31 (75.61%) Gherkin
5 30 (73.17%) JIRA
5 30 (73.17%) Selenium
6 29 (70.73%) Test Scripting
6 29 (70.73%) Continuous Integration
6 29 (70.73%) WATIR
6 29 (70.73%) C#
7 28 (68.29%) HTML
7 28 (68.29%) Pair Programming
7 28 (68.29%) TeamCity
7 28 (68.29%) Confluence
7 28 (68.29%) Refactoring
7 28 (68.29%) Test Strategy
7 28 (68.29%) WebDriver
8 27 (65.85%) Relational Database
8 27 (65.85%) Scrum
8 27 (65.85%) ERP
8 27 (65.85%) Business Intelligence
8 27 (65.85%) RDBMS
9 25 (60.98%) JavaScript
9 25 (60.98%) .NET
9 25 (60.98%) SQL Server
9 25 (60.98%) ASP.NET

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 28 (68.29%) Confluence
2 24 (58.54%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (36.59%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 17 (41.46%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (36.59%) Internet
2 1 (2.44%) RFID
2 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (65.85%) RDBMS
1 27 (65.85%) Relational Database
2 25 (60.98%) SQL Server
3 24 (58.54%) RavenDB
4 2 (4.88%) Big Data
5 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 33 (80.49%) Cucumber
2 30 (73.17%) Selenium
2 30 (73.17%) JIRA
3 29 (70.73%) WATIR
4 28 (68.29%) TeamCity
4 28 (68.29%) WebDriver
5 25 (60.98%) Git (software)
5 25 (60.98%) NUnit
6 24 (58.54%) ReSharper
6 24 (58.54%) Rhino Mocks
6 24 (58.54%) Moq
6 24 (58.54%) NCrunch
7 5 (12.20%) Jenkins
8 4 (9.76%) JUnit
8 4 (9.76%) JMeter
9 2 (4.88%) Eclipse
10 1 (2.44%) Bugzilla
10 1 (2.44%) Maven
General
1 16 (39.02%) Retail
2 3 (7.32%) Back Office
3 1 (2.44%) Finance
3 1 (2.44%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 32 (78.05%) QA Engineer
2 19 (46.34%) Quality Engineer
3 4 (9.76%) Graduate
4 2 (4.88%) Software Developer
4 2 (4.88%) Tester
4 2 (4.88%) Developer
4 2 (4.88%) .NET Developer
4 2 (4.88%) C# Developer
4 2 (4.88%) Senior C# Developer
4 2 (4.88%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (4.88%) C# Software Developer
4 2 (4.88%) Test Leader
4 2 (4.88%) Automation Tester
4 2 (4.88%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (4.88%) .NET Software Developer
4 2 (4.88%) Senior Software Developer
4 2 (4.88%) Senior Developer
5 1 (2.44%) QA Tester
5 1 (2.44%) Training Manager
5 1 (2.44%) .NET Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (75.61%) Gherkin
2 28 (68.29%) HTML
3 25 (60.98%) .NET
3 25 (60.98%) ASP.NET
3 25 (60.98%) CSS
3 25 (60.98%) jQuery
3 25 (60.98%) ASP.NET MVC
4 24 (58.54%) StructureMap
4 24 (58.54%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 24 (58.54%) Castle Windsor
4 24 (58.54%) Spring.NET
4 24 (58.54%) MSMQ
4 24 (58.54%) NHibernate
4 24 (58.54%) .NET Framework
4 24 (58.54%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 24 (58.54%) Dapper ORM
5 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (2.44%) SignalR
6 1 (2.44%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 33 (80.49%) Open Source
2 17 (41.46%) Blog
3 6 (14.63%) Computer Science
4 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.44%) GIS
5 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (87.80%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (82.93%) E-Commerce
3 31 (75.61%) TDD
3 31 (75.61%) BDD
4 29 (70.73%) Test Scripting
4 29 (70.73%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (68.29%) Test Strategy
5 28 (68.29%) Pair Programming
5 28 (68.29%) Refactoring
6 27 (65.85%) ERP
6 27 (65.85%) Business Intelligence
6 27 (65.85%) Scrum
7 25 (60.98%) MVC
8 23 (56.10%) Mentoring
9 17 (41.46%) Benchmarking
10 8 (19.51%) Software Engineering
10 8 (19.51%) Kalman Filter
11 6 (14.63%) OO
12 3 (7.32%) User Acceptance Testing
13 2 (4.88%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 33 (80.49%) Ruby
2 29 (70.73%) C#
3 25 (60.98%) JavaScript
4 24 (58.54%) VB.NET
5 6 (14.63%) Java
6 4 (9.76%) PHP
7 2 (4.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (17.07%) Degree
2 1 (2.44%) ISEB
2 1 (2.44%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 24 (58.54%) Endeca
1 24 (58.54%) RedPrairie
2 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.44%) SAP
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