Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Hampshire > Portsmouth
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 66 54
Rank change year-on-year +9 -12 +7
Permanent jobs citing QA 23 21 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 3.81% 2.93% 2.95%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.27% 31.34% 53.33%
Number of salaries quoted 17 18 16
Portsmouth median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.53% -2.11% +23.38%
10th Percentile £33,500 £26,375 £25,625
90th Percentile £62,500 £49,125 £52,500
Hampshire median annual salary £46,750 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +1.19%

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 91 67 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 15.07% 9.36% 5.52%
Number of salaries quoted 80 60 30
Portsmouth median annual salary £50,000 £37,000 £40,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +35.14% -8.07% +8.78%
10th Percentile £28,013 £21,938 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £51,375 £52,500
Hampshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -4.76%

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 17 August 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 16 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (69.57%) Test Automation
2 13 (56.52%) SQL
3 12 (52.17%) Test Scripting
4 9 (39.13%) SC Cleared
4 9 (39.13%) Security Cleared
4 9 (39.13%) C#
4 9 (39.13%) JavaScript
5 8 (34.78%) .NET
5 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
5 8 (34.78%) SAP
5 8 (34.78%) SharePoint
5 8 (34.78%) MVC
5 8 (34.78%) Finance
5 8 (34.78%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (30.43%) Waterfall
6 7 (30.43%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (30.43%) SuccessFactors
6 7 (30.43%) SAP Fiori
6 7 (30.43%) HP ALM
6 7 (30.43%) Regression Testing
6 7 (30.43%) Oracle
6 7 (30.43%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (30.43%) HP
6 7 (30.43%) HP UFT
7 6 (26.09%) Software Engineering
8 5 (21.74%) NUnit
8 5 (21.74%) CSS
8 5 (21.74%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (21.74%) Moq

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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 8 (34.78%) SharePoint
2 4 (17.39%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (30.43%) SuccessFactors
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) HTTP
1 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.35%) MySQL
2 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (34.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (30.43%) HP UFT
3 5 (21.74%) Moq
3 5 (21.74%) NUnit
4 2 (8.70%) JIRA
5 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
5 1 (4.35%) Mercurial
5 1 (4.35%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (4.35%) Selenium
5 1 (4.35%) Subversion
General
1 8 (34.78%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Retail
3 1 (4.35%) Electronics
3 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Developer
2 7 (30.43%) Software Developer
3 5 (21.74%) Test Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) QA Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) QA Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) QA Test Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) QA Test Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Test Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Test Manager
4 4 (17.39%) Web Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Web Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Web Test Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) .NET Developer
5 3 (13.04%) .NET Software Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Automation Test Lead
5 3 (13.04%) C# Developer
5 3 (13.04%) SAP Manager
5 3 (13.04%) SAP Test Manager
5 3 (13.04%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (34.78%) .NET
2 7 (30.43%) SAP Fiori
3 5 (21.74%) AngularJS
3 5 (21.74%) CSS
3 5 (21.74%) jQuery
4 4 (17.39%) Ajax
4 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET
4 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 4 (17.39%) Autofac
4 4 (17.39%) Dapper ORM
4 4 (17.39%) HTML
4 4 (17.39%) HTML5
4 4 (17.39%) KnockoutJS
4 4 (17.39%) NHibernate
4 4 (17.39%) Ruby on Rails
4 4 (17.39%) Spring.NET
5 1 (4.35%) LESS
5 1 (4.35%) Sass
5 1 (4.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (69.57%) Test Automation
2 12 (52.17%) Test Scripting
3 8 (34.78%) MVC
4 7 (30.43%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (30.43%) Regression Testing
4 7 (30.43%) Waterfall
5 6 (26.09%) Software Engineering
6 5 (21.74%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (17.39%) E-Commerce
7 4 (17.39%) SOLID
7 4 (17.39%) Web Development
8 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (13.04%) Deployment Automation
8 3 (13.04%) Microservices
9 2 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
10 1 (4.35%) Manual Testing
10 1 (4.35%) SAP Implementation
10 1 (4.35%) System Testing
10 1 (4.35%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (56.52%) SQL
2 9 (39.13%) C#
2 9 (39.13%) JavaScript
3 4 (17.39%) Ruby
4 1 (4.35%) C
4 1 (4.35%) Python
4 1 (4.35%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) SC Cleared
1 9 (39.13%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) SAP
2 7 (30.43%) HP
2 7 (30.43%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) Atlassian
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft