Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Hampshire > Portsmouth
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 42 62
Rank change year-on-year -32 +20 +3
Permanent jobs citing QA 14 32 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 2.01% 4.80% 3.60%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.89% 56.14% 54.72%
Number of salaries quoted 14 33 26
Portsmouth median annual salary £47,000 £49,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.08% +27.27% -18.95%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £49,625 £52,500 £90,000
Hampshire median annual salary £42,500 £44,000 £39,250
% change year-on-year -3.41% +12.10% -1.88%

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Portsmouth
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 94 57 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 13.47% 8.56% 6.58%
Number of salaries quoted 79 57 47
Portsmouth median annual salary £29,000 £42,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -31.76% +10.39% +13.24%
10th Percentile £21,675 £21,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £64,750
Hampshire median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% - +6.25%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Portsmouth

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Portsmouth

QA
Salary Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA in Portsmouth.

Salary trend for QA in Portsmouth

QA
Salary Histogram in Portsmouth

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Portsmouth over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Portsmouth region with a requirement for QA.

1 13 (92.86%) C#
2 12 (85.71%) .NET
2 12 (85.71%) MVC
3 11 (78.57%) SQL Server
3 11 (78.57%) Java
3 11 (78.57%) JavaScript
3 11 (78.57%) CSS
4 10 (71.43%) Python
4 10 (71.43%) HTML
4 10 (71.43%) NUnit
4 10 (71.43%) Ruby
4 10 (71.43%) Moq
4 10 (71.43%) NoSQL
5 9 (64.29%) Mentoring
5 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (64.29%) SQL
5 9 (64.29%) E-Commerce
5 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
6 8 (57.14%) SOA
6 8 (57.14%) Back Office
6 8 (57.14%) Scrum
6 8 (57.14%) Pair Programming
6 8 (57.14%) Retail
6 8 (57.14%) Software Engineering
6 8 (57.14%) Wiki
6 8 (57.14%) HTML5
6 8 (57.14%) SDLC
6 8 (57.14%) SOLID
6 8 (57.14%) Redis
6 8 (57.14%) NServiceBus

QA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (57.14%) NServiceBus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (78.57%) SQL Server
2 10 (71.43%) NoSQL
3 8 (57.14%) Redis
4 2 (14.29%) Geospatial Data
4 2 (14.29%) GIS
Development Applications
1 10 (71.43%) Moq
1 10 (71.43%) NUnit
2 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.14%) JIRA
2 1 (7.14%) Selenium
2 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (57.14%) Back Office
1 8 (57.14%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Automotive
2 1 (7.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 6 (42.86%) .NET Development Team Leader
2 6 (42.86%) .NET Team Leader
2 6 (42.86%) Development Team Leader
2 6 (42.86%) Team Leader
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Software Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) .NET Software Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Junior
4 2 (14.29%) Junior Software Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Embedded Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Software Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (85.71%) .NET
2 11 (78.57%) CSS
3 10 (71.43%) HTML
4 8 (57.14%) HTML5
5 7 (50.00%) ASP.NET
5 7 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 3 (21.43%) .NET Framework
8 1 (7.14%) Ajax
8 1 (7.14%) jQuery
8 1 (7.14%) LESS
8 1 (7.14%) Sass
8 1 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (7.14%) WCF
8 1 (7.14%) Web Services
8 1 (7.14%) WinForms
8 1 (7.14%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) Wiki
2 2 (14.29%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) MVC
2 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (64.29%) E-Commerce
2 9 (64.29%) Mentoring
3 8 (57.14%) Pair Programming
3 8 (57.14%) Scrum
3 8 (57.14%) SDLC
3 8 (57.14%) SOA
3 8 (57.14%) Software Engineering
3 8 (57.14%) SOLID
4 7 (50.00%) Kanban
5 4 (28.57%) Front End Development
6 2 (14.29%) Data Analysis
6 2 (14.29%) Data Modelling
6 2 (14.29%) SFIA
6 2 (14.29%) Visualisation
7 1 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (7.14%) Risk Analysis
7 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (92.86%) C#
2 11 (78.57%) Java
2 11 (78.57%) JavaScript
3 10 (71.43%) Python
3 10 (71.43%) Ruby
4 9 (64.29%) SQL
5 1 (7.14%) C
5 1 (7.14%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) ISEB
1 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
1 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft