Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Hampshire > Portsmouth
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 47 57
Rank change year-on-year -20 +10 +25
Permanent jobs citing QA 14 29 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 2.16% 4.59% 3.91%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 13.46% 39.73% 52.83%
Number of salaries quoted 12 30 28
Portsmouth median annual salary £46,250 £50,000 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.50% +21.21% -25.00%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £60,375 £48,750
Hampshire median annual salary £41,250 £43,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.71% +9.38% -

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 104 73 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 16.05% 11.55% 7.40%
Number of salaries quoted 86 72 53
Portsmouth median annual salary £29,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -31.76% +2.41% -12.17%
10th Percentile £21,750 £21,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £60,000 £54,500
Hampshire median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,750
% change year-on-year -5.88% +4.29% -0.61%

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

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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 6 months to 24 February 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (71.43%) Software Engineering
3 9 (64.29%) C#
3 9 (64.29%) .NET
3 9 (64.29%) SQL Server
3 9 (64.29%) MVC
4 8 (57.14%) JavaScript
4 8 (57.14%) CSS
4 8 (57.14%) jQuery
5 7 (50.00%) SQL
5 7 (50.00%) HTML
6 6 (42.86%) E-Commerce
6 6 (42.86%) Spring.NET
6 6 (42.86%) NUnit
6 6 (42.86%) Retail
6 6 (42.86%) NHibernate
6 6 (42.86%) Moq
6 6 (42.86%) HTML5
6 6 (42.86%) Autofac
6 6 (42.86%) NServiceBus
6 6 (42.86%) KnockoutJS
6 6 (42.86%) AngularJS
6 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 6 (42.86%) Dapper ORM
6 6 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (42.86%) SOLID
7 4 (28.57%) C
7 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
8 3 (21.43%) TDD
8 3 (21.43%) Subversion

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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 6 (42.86%) NServiceBus
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Google Cloud Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (64.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.14%) Power BI
2 1 (7.14%) Qlik Sense
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Moq
1 6 (42.86%) NUnit
2 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
3 3 (21.43%) Subversion
4 2 (14.29%) LabVIEW
5 1 (7.14%) JIRA
5 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (42.86%) Retail
2 2 (14.29%) Electronics
3 1 (7.14%) Automotive
3 1 (7.14%) Law
3 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Developer
2 6 (42.86%) Software Developer
3 5 (35.71%) Software Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Development Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Software Development Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Development Director
5 1 (7.14%) Graduate
5 1 (7.14%) Graduate Software Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Junior
5 1 (7.14%) Junior Software Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Product Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (64.29%) .NET
2 8 (57.14%) CSS
2 8 (57.14%) jQuery
3 7 (50.00%) HTML
4 6 (42.86%) AngularJS
4 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 6 (42.86%) Autofac
4 6 (42.86%) Dapper ORM
4 6 (42.86%) HTML5
4 6 (42.86%) KnockoutJS
4 6 (42.86%) NHibernate
4 6 (42.86%) Spring.NET
5 2 (14.29%) Middleware
6 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
6 1 (7.14%) Ajax
6 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
6 1 (7.14%) WCF
6 1 (7.14%) Web Services
6 1 (7.14%) WinForms
6 1 (7.14%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (21.43%) Algorithms
3 2 (14.29%) ASIC
4 1 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (71.43%) Software Engineering
3 9 (64.29%) MVC
4 6 (42.86%) E-Commerce
4 6 (42.86%) SOLID
5 3 (21.43%) BDD
5 3 (21.43%) Scrum
5 3 (21.43%) TDD
6 2 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (7.14%) Analytics
7 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (7.14%) DevOps
7 1 (7.14%) ETL
7 1 (7.14%) OO
7 1 (7.14%) OOA/OOD
7 1 (7.14%) OOD
7 1 (7.14%) Project Management
7 1 (7.14%) Quality Management
7 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) C#
2 8 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 7 (50.00%) SQL
4 4 (28.57%) C
5 3 (21.43%) Embedded C
6 2 (14.29%) MATLAB
6 2 (14.29%) Python
7 1 (7.14%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
1 1 (7.14%) HNC
1 1 (7.14%) HND
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Google
2 1 (7.14%) Tableau