The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Portsmouth region.

Location
3 months to
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 51 27 27
Rank change year-on-year
-24 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 3 6 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 0.77% 3.49% 5.03%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.71% 40.00% 62.50%
Number of salaries quoted 2 6 10
Average salary £38,000 £46,250 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.83% +65.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,600 £27,000 £24,300
10% offered a salary of more than £44,400 £51,250 £41,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.28% +4.00%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Portsmouth
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
28 15 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 7.16% 8.72% 8.04%
Number of salaries quoted 22 15 16
Average salary £35,000 £37,750 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.28% +30.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £55,250 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
QA
Hampshire

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 23 April 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Portsmouth

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 4 (57.14%) Java
1 4 (57.14%) J2EE
1 4 (57.14%) MySQL
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle
1 4 (57.14%) SOAP
1 4 (57.14%) Struts
1 4 (57.14%) UNIX
1 4 (57.14%) Linux
1 4 (57.14%) UML
1 4 (57.14%) Swing
1 4 (57.14%) SOA
1 4 (57.14%) WSDL
1 4 (57.14%) Project Management
1 4 (57.14%) Telecoms
1 4 (57.14%) Hibernate
1 4 (57.14%) Spring
1 4 (57.14%) JMS
1 4 (57.14%) Enterprise Architecture
1 4 (57.14%) Java EE
1 4 (57.14%) Customer Engagement
1 4 (57.14%) REST
1 4 (57.14%) Digital Media
1 4 (57.14%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) JIRA
3 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 1 (14.29%) ISTQB

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Bugzilla
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 4 (57.14%) Telecoms
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Architect
1 4 (57.14%) Applications Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Test Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Training Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Junior
3 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) J2EE
1 4 (57.14%) SOAP
1 4 (57.14%) Struts
1 4 (57.14%) Swing
1 4 (57.14%) JMS
1 4 (57.14%) WSDL
1 4 (57.14%) Hibernate
1 4 (57.14%) Spring
1 4 (57.14%) Java EE
1 4 (57.14%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Digital Media
1 4 (57.14%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) UNIX
1 4 (57.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) UML
1 4 (57.14%) SOA
1 4 (57.14%) Project Management
1 4 (57.14%) Enterprise Architecture
1 4 (57.14%) Customer Engagement
2 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
Portsmouth
Capita - ITPS
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Portsmouth
Huxley Associates
Salary: £36000 - £38000 per annum + 25 days holiday, 8% pension, healthcare
Posted: 13 days ago