Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Hampshire > Portsmouth
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 57 52
Rank change year-on-year 0 -5 -
Permanent jobs citing QA 22 20 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 3.74% 3.17% 3.76%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.40% 30.77% 44.19%
Number of salaries quoted 13 19 19
Portsmouth median annual salary £52,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +31.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £35,500 £26,750 £24,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £47,500
Hampshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 94 65 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 15.99% 10.30% 8.51%
Number of salaries quoted 79 63 43
Portsmouth median annual salary £50,000 £33,000 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +51.52% -1.49% -10.67%
10th Percentile £23,250 £21,500 £25,250
90th Percentile £64,250 £59,000 £52,500
Hampshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 27 May 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 18 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (59.09%) JavaScript
2 13 (59.09%) SQL
2 13 (59.09%) C#
3 12 (54.55%) .NET
3 12 (54.55%) SQL Server
3 12 (54.55%) Software Engineering
3 12 (54.55%) MVC
4 11 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
5 10 (45.45%) jQuery
5 10 (45.45%) Moq
5 10 (45.45%) AngularJS
5 10 (45.45%) CSS
5 10 (45.45%) HTML
5 10 (45.45%) NUnit
6 9 (40.91%) Retail
6 9 (40.91%) NHibernate
6 9 (40.91%) E-Commerce
6 9 (40.91%) Autofac
6 9 (40.91%) NServiceBus
6 9 (40.91%) KnockoutJS
6 9 (40.91%) Spring.NET
6 9 (40.91%) HTML5
6 9 (40.91%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 9 (40.91%) Dapper ORM
6 9 (40.91%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (40.91%) SOLID
7 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
8 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
8 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared

QA
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 9 (40.91%) NServiceBus
2 4 (18.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.55%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) HTTP
1 1 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (54.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.55%) MySQL
2 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (45.45%) Moq
1 10 (45.45%) NUnit
2 4 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 4 (18.18%) Subversion
3 3 (13.64%) HP UFT
3 3 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (9.09%) JIRA
4 2 (9.09%) LabVIEW
5 1 (4.55%) Mercurial
5 1 (4.55%) Rational DOORS
General
1 9 (40.91%) Retail
2 3 (13.64%) Electronics
2 3 (13.64%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Developer
1 11 (50.00%) Software Developer
2 4 (18.18%) Software Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) .NET Developer
3 3 (13.64%) .NET Software Developer
4 2 (9.09%) C# Developer
4 2 (9.09%) C# Software Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Development Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Software Development Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Test Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Automation Test Lead
5 1 (4.55%) Coordinator
5 1 (4.55%) Graduate
5 1 (4.55%) Graduate Software Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Quality Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) SAP Manager
5 1 (4.55%) SAP Test Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Test Automation Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (54.55%) .NET
2 10 (45.45%) AngularJS
2 10 (45.45%) CSS
2 10 (45.45%) HTML
2 10 (45.45%) jQuery
3 9 (40.91%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 9 (40.91%) Autofac
3 9 (40.91%) Dapper ORM
3 9 (40.91%) HTML5
3 9 (40.91%) KnockoutJS
3 9 (40.91%) NHibernate
3 9 (40.91%) Spring.NET
4 3 (13.64%) SAP Fiori
5 2 (9.09%) Ajax
5 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
5 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (9.09%) Middleware
6 1 (4.55%) JSON
6 1 (4.55%) REST
6 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.64%) Algorithms
2 3 (13.64%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (9.09%) ASIC
4 1 (4.55%) Driving Licence
4 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
1 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (54.55%) MVC
2 12 (54.55%) Software Engineering
3 11 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (40.91%) E-Commerce
4 9 (40.91%) SOLID
5 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
6 4 (18.18%) TDD
6 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
7 3 (13.64%) BDD
7 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (13.64%) Deployment Automation
7 3 (13.64%) Regression Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
8 2 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (9.09%) Microservices
8 2 (9.09%) Scrum
8 2 (9.09%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (59.09%) C#
1 13 (59.09%) JavaScript
1 13 (59.09%) SQL
2 4 (18.18%) C
3 3 (13.64%) Embedded C
3 3 (13.64%) Python
4 2 (9.09%) MATLAB
5 1 (4.55%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
1 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) HNC
2 1 (4.55%) HND
2 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) SAP
2 3 (13.64%) HP
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) Atlassian
3 1 (4.55%) Google