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 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Hampshire / Portsmouth
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 43 45
Rank change year-on-year -8 +2  
Permanent jobs citing QA 10 5 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 2.86% 2.01% 2.41%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.41% 50.00% 31.82%
Number of salaries quoted 10 5 6
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £90,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% -47.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £38,750
10% offered a salary of more than £47,750 £48,400 £92,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.93%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Portsmouth
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 34 10 22
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 9.71% 4.02% 7.59%
Number of salaries quoted 34 10 16
Median salary £31,250 £33,500 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.71% -18.78%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,950 £25,000 £26,650
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £90,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Portsmouth

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Portsmouth citing QA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Portsmouth

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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

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Salary Histogram in Portsmouth

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Portsmouth over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 (68.42%) C#
2 12 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (63.16%) Ruby
2 12 (63.16%) Test Automation
3 10 (52.63%) Scrum
4 9 (47.37%) Software Engineering
5 8 (42.11%) Test Scripting
5 8 (42.11%) MVC
5 8 (42.11%) Java
5 8 (42.11%) .NET
5 8 (42.11%) Linux
6 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
6 7 (36.84%) JavaScript
6 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
7 6 (31.58%) ISEB
7 6 (31.58%) Regression Testing
7 6 (31.58%) HTML
7 6 (31.58%) SQL
7 6 (31.58%) OOP
7 6 (31.58%) Python
7 6 (31.58%) CSS
7 6 (31.58%) Selenium
7 6 (31.58%) Web Testing
7 6 (31.58%) ISTQB
7 6 (31.58%) NUnit
7 6 (31.58%) SDLC
7 6 (31.58%) Scenario Testing
8 5 (26.32%) SOLID
8 5 (26.32%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (26.32%) HTML5

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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 5 (26.32%) NServiceBus
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.26%) Google Cloud Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
2 5 (26.32%) NoSQL
2 5 (26.32%) Redis
3 2 (10.53%) Geospatial Data
3 2 (10.53%) GIS
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) NUnit
1 6 (31.58%) Selenium
2 5 (26.32%) Moq
3 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (26.32%) Back Office
1 5 (26.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Analyst
2 8 (42.11%) Test Analyst
3 6 (31.58%) QA Analyst
3 6 (31.58%) Software Analyst
3 6 (31.58%) Software Test Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) Developer
4 4 (21.05%) QA Test Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) .NET Development Team Leader
5 3 (15.79%) .NET Team Leader
5 3 (15.79%) Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) Development Team Leader
5 3 (15.79%) Team Leader
6 2 (10.53%) .NET Software Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) QA Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) QA Test Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) Test Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) Web Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Web Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) .NET
2 6 (31.58%) CSS
2 6 (31.58%) HTML
3 5 (26.32%) ASP.NET
3 5 (26.32%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (26.32%) HTML5
4 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 2 (10.53%) Ajax
5 2 (10.53%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (10.53%) WCF
5 2 (10.53%) Web Services
6 1 (5.26%) Angular 2
6 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
6 1 (5.26%) Celery
6 1 (5.26%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Wiki
2 2 (10.53%) Data Structures
2 2 (10.53%) User Experience
3 1 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Linux
2 3 (15.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (63.16%) Test Automation
2 10 (52.63%) Scrum
3 9 (47.37%) Software Engineering
4 8 (42.11%) MVC
4 8 (42.11%) Test Scripting
5 6 (31.58%) OOP
5 6 (31.58%) Regression Testing
5 6 (31.58%) Scenario Testing
5 6 (31.58%) SDLC
5 6 (31.58%) Web Testing
6 5 (26.32%) E-Commerce
6 5 (26.32%) Mentoring
6 5 (26.32%) Pair Programming
6 5 (26.32%) SOA
6 5 (26.32%) SOLID
7 4 (21.05%) Unit Testing
8 3 (15.79%) Kanban
9 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (10.53%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) C#
2 12 (63.16%) Ruby
3 8 (42.11%) Java
4 7 (36.84%) JavaScript
5 6 (31.58%) Python
5 6 (31.58%) SQL
6 1 (5.26%) PHP
6 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
6 1 (5.26%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) ISEB
1 6 (31.58%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Google
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