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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 55 39 46
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +7
Permanent jobs citing QA 15 10 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 3.67% 3.13% 3.16%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 44.12% 25.64% 44.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2 6 11
Average salary £55,000 £57,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.34% +35.29%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
34 39 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 8.31% 12.23% 7.18%
Number of salaries quoted 17 34 24
Average salary £40,000 £27,625 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+44.79% -4.74%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,685 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £48,000 £56,300
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 46 (92.00%) E-Commerce
2 45 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (86.00%) Ruby
3 43 (86.00%) Cucumber
3 43 (86.00%) Open Source
4 40 (80.00%) BDD
4 40 (80.00%) TDD
5 39 (78.00%) Continuous Integration
5 39 (78.00%) C#
5 39 (78.00%) JIRA
5 39 (78.00%) WATIR
6 38 (76.00%) TeamCity
6 38 (76.00%) Confluence
6 38 (76.00%) HTML
6 38 (76.00%) Refactoring
6 38 (76.00%) Pair Programming
7 35 (70.00%) MVC
7 35 (70.00%) SQL Server
7 35 (70.00%) .NET
7 35 (70.00%) ASP.NET
7 35 (70.00%) CSS
7 35 (70.00%) JavaScript
7 35 (70.00%) NUnit
7 35 (70.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 35 (70.00%) jQuery
8 34 (68.00%) Spring.NET
8 34 (68.00%) StructureMap
8 34 (68.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 34 (68.00%) Castle Windsor
8 34 (68.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 38 (76.00%) Confluence
2 34 (68.00%) IIS
Applications
1 24 (48.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 16 (32.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 25 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (2.00%) RFID
2 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (70.00%) SQL Server
2 34 (68.00%) RavenDB
3 26 (52.00%) RDBMS
3 26 (52.00%) Relational Database
4 13 (26.00%) Big Data
5 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 43 (86.00%) Cucumber
2 39 (78.00%) JIRA
2 39 (78.00%) WATIR
3 38 (76.00%) TeamCity
4 35 (70.00%) NUnit
5 34 (68.00%) ReSharper
5 34 (68.00%) Git (software)
5 34 (68.00%) Rhino Mocks
5 34 (68.00%) Moq
5 34 (68.00%) NCrunch
6 28 (56.00%) Selenium
7 27 (54.00%) WebDriver
8 4 (8.00%) Jenkins
8 4 (8.00%) JMeter
8 4 (8.00%) JUnit
9 1 (2.00%) Eclipse
General
1 27 (54.00%) Retail
2 13 (26.00%) Back Office
3 1 (2.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 31 (62.00%) QA Engineer
2 19 (38.00%) Quality Engineer
3 13 (26.00%) Senior Software Developer
3 13 (26.00%) Software Developer
3 13 (26.00%) Developer
3 13 (26.00%) Senior Developer
4 5 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 5 (10.00%) C# Developer
4 5 (10.00%) Senior C# Developer
4 5 (10.00%) Senior .NET Developer
4 5 (10.00%) C# Software Developer
4 5 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (10.00%) .NET Software Developer
5 4 (8.00%) Graduate
6 2 (4.00%) Change and Release Manager
6 2 (4.00%) Release Manager
6 2 (4.00%) Change Manager
7 1 (2.00%) QA Tester
7 1 (2.00%) .NET Team Leader
7 1 (2.00%) IT Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (76.00%) HTML
2 35 (70.00%) .NET
2 35 (70.00%) ASP.NET
2 35 (70.00%) CSS
2 35 (70.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 35 (70.00%) jQuery
3 34 (68.00%) Spring.NET
3 34 (68.00%) StructureMap
3 34 (68.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 34 (68.00%) Castle Windsor
3 34 (68.00%) MSMQ
3 34 (68.00%) NHibernate
3 34 (68.00%) .NET Framework
3 34 (68.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 34 (68.00%) Dapper ORM
4 30 (60.00%) Gherkin
5 13 (26.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (2.00%) SignalR
6 1 (2.00%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 43 (86.00%) Open Source
2 16 (32.00%) Blog
3 6 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (10.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.00%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.00%) PMI
6 1 (2.00%) GIS
6 1 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (26.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (92.00%) E-Commerce
2 45 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (80.00%) TDD
3 40 (80.00%) BDD
4 39 (78.00%) Continuous Integration
5 38 (76.00%) Refactoring
5 38 (76.00%) Pair Programming
6 35 (70.00%) MVC
7 33 (66.00%) Mentoring
8 26 (52.00%) Test Strategy
8 26 (52.00%) Test Scripting
8 26 (52.00%) Scrum
8 26 (52.00%) ERP
8 26 (52.00%) Business Intelligence
9 17 (34.00%) OO
10 16 (32.00%) Benchmarking
11 13 (26.00%) OOD
11 13 (26.00%) Dependency Injection
12 8 (16.00%) Software Engineering
12 8 (16.00%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 43 (86.00%) Ruby
2 39 (78.00%) C#
3 35 (70.00%) JavaScript
4 34 (68.00%) VB.NET
5 5 (10.00%) Java
6 4 (8.00%) PHP
7 1 (2.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (10.00%) Degree
2 2 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.00%) PMP
3 1 (2.00%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.00%) ECDL
Vendors
1 34 (68.00%) Endeca
1 34 (68.00%) RedPrairie
2 13 (26.00%) Microsoft