Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Hampshire > Portsmouth
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 68 38
Rank change year-on-year +19 -30 +18
Permanent jobs citing QA 28 16 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 4.72% 2.34% 5.13%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.57% 21.92% 59.62%
Number of salaries quoted 27 16 32
Portsmouth median annual salary £45,000 £46,500 £48,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.23% -3.63% +25.32%
10th Percentile £35,000 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £49,375 £52,500
Hampshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -3.41% +10.00%

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 81 73 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 13.66% 10.67% 8.61%
Number of salaries quoted 77 59 52
Portsmouth median annual salary £50,000 £29,000 £43,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +72.41% -32.95% +12.34%
10th Percentile £21,500 £21,750 £25,125
90th Percentile £62,500 £50,250 £52,500
Hampshire median annual salary £45,000 £38,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +18.42% -10.59% +2.41%

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 19 October 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 23 (82.14%) Test Automation
2 15 (53.57%) Test Scripting
2 15 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (39.29%) C#
4 10 (35.71%) JavaScript
5 9 (32.14%) MVC
5 9 (32.14%) Ruby
5 9 (32.14%) Ajax
5 9 (32.14%) Ruby on Rails
5 9 (32.14%) Web Development
5 9 (32.14%) .NET
5 9 (32.14%) SQL Server
5 9 (32.14%) ASP.NET
5 9 (32.14%) Linux
5 9 (32.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (32.14%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 7 (25.00%) SQL
6 7 (25.00%) Finance
7 6 (21.43%) SAP
7 6 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (21.43%) Microservices
7 6 (21.43%) Deployment Automation
8 5 (17.86%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (17.86%) SuccessFactors
8 5 (17.86%) SAP Fiori
8 5 (17.86%) HP ALM
8 5 (17.86%) Waterfall

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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 (17.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (17.86%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) HTTP
1 1 (3.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (32.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.57%) MySQL
2 1 (3.57%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (32.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (17.86%) HP UFT
3 2 (7.14%) JIRA
3 2 (7.14%) Selenium
4 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.57%) Mercurial
4 1 (3.57%) Moq
4 1 (3.57%) NUnit
4 1 (3.57%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (3.57%) SpecFlow
4 1 (3.57%) Subversion
General
1 7 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Automotive
2 1 (3.57%) Electronics
2 1 (3.57%) Law
2 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Test Engineer
2 9 (32.14%) Analyst
2 9 (32.14%) Developer
2 9 (32.14%) QA Analyst
2 9 (32.14%) QA Engineer
2 9 (32.14%) QA Test Analyst
2 9 (32.14%) QA Test Engineer
2 9 (32.14%) Test Analyst
2 9 (32.14%) Web Analyst
2 9 (32.14%) Web Engineer
2 9 (32.14%) Web Test Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Software Developer
4 3 (10.71%) C# Developer
4 3 (10.71%) SAP Manager
4 3 (10.71%) SAP Test Manager
4 3 (10.71%) Test Manager
5 2 (7.14%) C# Software Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Test Leader
5 2 (7.14%) Tester
5 2 (7.14%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (32.14%) .NET
1 9 (32.14%) Ajax
1 9 (32.14%) ASP.NET
1 9 (32.14%) ASP.NET MVC
1 9 (32.14%) Ruby on Rails
2 5 (17.86%) SAP Fiori
3 4 (14.29%) WCF
3 4 (14.29%) Web Services
4 3 (10.71%) .NET Framework
4 3 (10.71%) CSS
4 3 (10.71%) jQuery
4 3 (10.71%) LESS
4 3 (10.71%) Sass
4 3 (10.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (3.57%) AngularJS
5 1 (3.57%) JSON
5 1 (3.57%) REST
5 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.57%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (32.14%) Linux
2 1 (3.57%) Windows
2 1 (3.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (82.14%) Test Automation
2 15 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (53.57%) Test Scripting
3 9 (32.14%) MVC
3 9 (32.14%) Web Development
4 6 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (21.43%) Deployment Automation
4 6 (21.43%) Microservices
5 5 (17.86%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (17.86%) Regression Testing
5 5 (17.86%) Waterfall
6 2 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (7.14%) Software Engineering
7 1 (3.57%) API Development
7 1 (3.57%) SAP Implementation
7 1 (3.57%) SDLC
7 1 (3.57%) Software Testing
7 1 (3.57%) TDD
7 1 (3.57%) Test Management
7 1 (3.57%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (39.29%) C#
2 10 (35.71%) JavaScript
3 9 (32.14%) Ruby
4 7 (25.00%) SQL
5 1 (3.57%) C
5 1 (3.57%) Python
5 1 (3.57%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) SAP
2 5 (17.86%) HP
2 5 (17.86%) Oracle
3 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.57%) Atlassian