Period
to 14 December 2018

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 14 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Hampshire > Portsmouth
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 70 38
Rank change year-on-year +18 -32 +27
Permanent jobs citing QA 24 14 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 3.57% 2.05% 5.38%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.00% 14.74% 52.24%
Number of salaries quoted 23 15 36
Portsmouth median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% -5.00% +29.87%
10th Percentile £35,000 £26,250 £28,125
90th Percentile £61,250 £54,250 £60,000
Hampshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,750
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.03% +11.18%

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 75 95 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 11.14% 13.91% 10.31%
Number of salaries quoted 71 77 67
Portsmouth median annual salary £47,500 £29,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +63.79% -35.56% +16.88%
10th Percentile £21,500 £21,750 £21,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £54,000 £57,250
Hampshire median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +20.00% -11.76% -

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 14 December 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Portsmouth region with a requirement for QA.

1 17 (70.83%) Test Automation
2 12 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 12 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (37.50%) Ruby
3 9 (37.50%) Ruby on Rails
3 9 (37.50%) SQL Server
3 9 (37.50%) Linux
4 8 (33.33%) C#
5 7 (29.17%) JavaScript
5 7 (29.17%) .NET
5 7 (29.17%) ASP.NET
5 7 (29.17%) MVC
5 7 (29.17%) Web Development
5 7 (29.17%) Ajax
5 7 (29.17%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (29.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
7 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
7 5 (20.83%) SAP
7 5 (20.83%) Oracle
8 4 (16.67%) Web Services
8 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 4 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (16.67%) WCF
8 4 (16.67%) Finance
8 4 (16.67%) SuccessFactors
8 4 (16.67%) Microservices
8 4 (16.67%) Deployment Automation
9 3 (12.50%) HP ALM

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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 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 6 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (16.67%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Firewall
1 2 (8.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) RDBMS
2 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (29.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (12.50%) HP UFT
3 1 (4.17%) Selenium
3 1 (4.17%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Automotive
2 1 (4.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Analyst
1 9 (37.50%) QA Analyst
1 9 (37.50%) QA Engineer
1 9 (37.50%) QA Test Analyst
1 9 (37.50%) QA Test Engineer
1 9 (37.50%) Test Analyst
1 9 (37.50%) Test Engineer
1 9 (37.50%) Web Analyst
1 9 (37.50%) Web Engineer
1 9 (37.50%) Web Test Analyst
2 7 (29.17%) Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Software Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) SAP Trainer
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Systems Administration Leader
4 2 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Test Leader
4 2 (8.33%) Trainer
4 2 (8.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (37.50%) Ruby on Rails
2 7 (29.17%) .NET
2 7 (29.17%) Ajax
2 7 (29.17%) ASP.NET
2 7 (29.17%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (16.67%) WCF
3 4 (16.67%) Web Services
4 3 (12.50%) .NET Framework
4 3 (12.50%) CSS
4 3 (12.50%) jQuery
4 3 (12.50%) LESS
4 3 (12.50%) SAP Fiori
4 3 (12.50%) Sass
4 3 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.17%) Driving Licence
2 1 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 9 (37.50%) Linux
2 2 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (70.83%) Test Automation
2 12 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 7 (29.17%) MVC
3 7 (29.17%) Web Development
4 4 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (16.67%) Deployment Automation
4 4 (16.67%) Microservices
5 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Waterfall
6 2 (8.33%) E-Commerce
6 2 (8.33%) SAP Implementation
7 1 (4.17%) Migration
7 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) Ruby
2 8 (33.33%) C#
3 7 (29.17%) JavaScript
4 3 (12.50%) SQL
5 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
1 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Oracle
1 5 (20.83%) SAP
2 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.50%) HP
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco