The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 97 69 63
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -6
Permanent jobs citing QA 102 111 174
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hampshire 2.64% 3.33% 4.05%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.61% 27.75% 30.58%
Number of salaries quoted 75 98 156
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +10.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,700 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £63,000 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
QA
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the Hampshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Hampshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
495 400 569
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hampshire 12.81% 12.01% 13.26%
Number of salaries quoted 388 337 494
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £53,700 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Hampshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

QA
Salary Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Hampshire region.

QA Salary Trend in Hampshire

QA
Salary Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Hampshire

QA
Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Southampton -18 17 £40,000 -11.11% 5
Portsmouth -16 15 £55,000 -4.34% 1
Farnborough +16 13 £32,500 -23.52%
Havant +3 9 £47,500 -50.00%
Aldershot -3 6 £55,000 +57.14%
Basingstoke -15 6 £41,000 +2.50%
Winchester +4 4 £23,500 -17.54%
Fareham -6 3 £24,000 -32.86%
Petersfield - 2 £32,500 -
Yateley - 1 - -
Andover - 1 £27,750 -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Hampshire region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 119 (50.85%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (31.62%) Selenium
3 64 (27.35%) TDD
4 63 (26.92%) Cucumber
5 62 (26.50%) C#
6 61 (26.07%) HTML
6 61 (26.07%) JIRA
7 58 (24.79%) BDD
8 57 (24.36%) Git (software)
8 57 (24.36%) JavaScript
9 55 (23.50%) E-Commerce
10 54 (23.08%) Scrum
11 53 (22.65%) .NET
12 50 (21.37%) Microsoft
13 49 (20.94%) CSS
14 48 (20.51%) Ruby
14 48 (20.51%) SQL Server
15 46 (19.66%) Retail
16 45 (19.23%) Open Source
17 44 (18.80%) Continuous Integration
18 43 (18.38%) WATIR
19 42 (17.95%) Gherkin
19 42 (17.95%) Test Scripting
20 41 (17.52%) Test Strategy
20 41 (17.52%) WebDriver
21 40 (17.09%) Mentoring
21 40 (17.09%) MS Excel
22 39 (16.67%) Software Testing
22 39 (16.67%) TeamCity
22 39 (16.67%) Confluence

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Hampshire region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 39 (16.67%) Confluence
2 35 (14.96%) IIS
3 6 (2.56%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.71%) SharePoint
Applications
1 40 (17.09%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.71%) MS Office
3 3 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (1.28%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.85%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.43%) MS Project
5 1 (0.43%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (2.56%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 18 (7.69%) SaaS
1 18 (7.69%) GitHub
2 2 (0.85%) PaaS
2 2 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 28 (11.97%) Internet
2 7 (2.99%) CTI
3 3 (1.28%) HTTP
3 3 (1.28%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.85%) RTP
5 1 (0.43%) RFID
5 1 (0.43%) Firewall
5 1 (0.43%) IPsec
5 1 (0.43%) VPN
5 1 (0.43%) Intranet
5 1 (0.43%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (20.51%) SQL Server
2 34 (14.53%) RavenDB
3 28 (11.97%) RDBMS
3 28 (11.97%) Relational Database
4 13 (5.56%) Big Data
5 5 (2.14%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.85%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.43%) SQLite
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 74 (31.62%) Selenium
2 63 (26.92%) Cucumber
3 61 (26.07%) JIRA
4 57 (24.36%) Git (software)
5 43 (18.38%) WATIR
6 41 (17.52%) WebDriver
7 39 (16.67%) TeamCity
8 36 (15.38%) NUnit
9 34 (14.53%) ReSharper
9 34 (14.53%) Rhino Mocks
9 34 (14.53%) Moq
9 34 (14.53%) NCrunch
10 21 (8.97%) QuickTest Pro
11 13 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (4.27%) LoadRunner
13 8 (3.42%) Selenium IDE
14 7 (2.99%) Jenkins
14 7 (2.99%) JUnit
14 7 (2.99%) Eclipse
15 6 (2.56%) Maven
General
1 46 (19.66%) Retail
2 16 (6.84%) Finance
3 13 (5.56%) Back Office
4 9 (3.85%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.99%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.56%) Legal
6 6 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (2.14%) Electronics
8 3 (1.28%) Banking
8 3 (1.28%) Billing
9 2 (0.85%) Marketing
9 2 (0.85%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.43%) Automotive
10 1 (0.43%) Law
10 1 (0.43%) Advertising
10 1 (0.43%) Publishing
10 1 (0.43%) Games
10 1 (0.43%) Military
Job Titles
1 53 (22.65%) QA Engineer
2 31 (13.25%) Analyst
3 27 (11.54%) Developer
4 25 (10.68%) Tester
5 22 (9.40%) Quality Engineer
6 17 (7.26%) Test Analyst
7 15 (6.41%) Software Developer
8 14 (5.98%) Software Tester
8 14 (5.98%) Test Engineer
9 13 (5.56%) Senior Tester
9 13 (5.56%) Senior Software Developer
9 13 (5.56%) Senior Developer
10 11 (4.70%) Project Manager
10 11 (4.70%) Software Engineer
11 10 (4.27%) Test Manager
12 8 (3.42%) Programme Manager
12 8 (3.42%) Junior
12 8 (3.42%) Quality Manager
12 8 (3.42%) Senior Software Tester
13 7 (2.99%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (26.07%) HTML
2 53 (22.65%) .NET
3 49 (20.94%) CSS
4 42 (17.95%) Gherkin
5 39 (16.67%) jQuery
6 37 (15.81%) ASP.NET
7 36 (15.38%) .NET Framework
8 35 (14.96%) ASP.NET MVC
9 34 (14.53%) StructureMap
9 34 (14.53%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 34 (14.53%) Castle Windsor
9 34 (14.53%) Spring.NET
9 34 (14.53%) MSMQ
9 34 (14.53%) NHibernate
9 34 (14.53%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 34 (14.53%) Dapper ORM
10 13 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 12 (5.13%) Web Services
12 6 (2.56%) XML
12 6 (2.56%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 45 (19.23%) Open Source
2 25 (10.68%) Computer Science
3 20 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (7.69%) Blog
5 17 (7.26%) Mobile App
6 16 (6.84%) Management Information System
7 9 (3.85%) User Experience
8 8 (3.42%) Mathematics
9 7 (2.99%) Physics
10 6 (2.56%) Replication
11 5 (2.14%) Statistics
11 5 (2.14%) EPoS
11 5 (2.14%) BBC
11 5 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (2.14%) Visualisation
12 4 (1.71%) iPad
12 4 (1.71%) Life Science
12 4 (1.71%) Blackberry
13 3 (1.28%) Smart Meter
13 3 (1.28%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 28 (11.97%) Linux
2 25 (10.68%) Windows
3 14 (5.98%) Android
4 5 (2.14%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.28%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (0.85%) UNIX
6 2 (0.85%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.43%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.43%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (50.85%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (27.35%) TDD
3 58 (24.79%) BDD
4 55 (23.50%) E-Commerce
5 54 (23.08%) Scrum
6 44 (18.80%) Continuous Integration
7 42 (17.95%) Test Scripting
8 41 (17.52%) Test Strategy
9 40 (17.09%) Mentoring
10 39 (16.67%) Software Testing
11 38 (16.24%) Refactoring
11 38 (16.24%) Pair Programming
12 35 (14.96%) MVC
13 33 (14.10%) Regression Testing
14 30 (12.82%) ERP
14 30 (12.82%) Business Intelligence
15 27 (11.54%) Project Management
16 24 (10.26%) User Acceptance Testing
17 21 (8.97%) Automated Testing
17 21 (8.97%) OO
Programming Languages
1 62 (26.50%) C#
2 57 (24.36%) JavaScript
3 48 (20.51%) Ruby
4 36 (15.38%) Java
5 34 (14.53%) VB.NET
6 26 (11.11%) SQL
7 19 (8.12%) Python
8 18 (7.69%) PHP
9 9 (3.85%) C
10 7 (2.99%) C++
11 3 (1.28%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.85%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.85%) Perl
13 1 (0.43%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.43%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 36 (15.38%) Degree
2 25 (10.68%) ISEB
3 17 (7.26%) ISTQB
3 17 (7.26%) Security Cleared
4 12 (5.13%) SC Cleared
5 7 (2.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.28%) CCNA
6 3 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.85%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.43%) PMP
8 1 (0.43%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.43%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.56%) ISO 9000
2 5 (2.14%) SLA
3 2 (0.85%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.43%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 7 (2.99%) Hyper-V
2 4 (1.71%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.43%) logstash
Vendors
1 50 (21.37%) Microsoft
2 34 (14.53%) Endeca
2 34 (14.53%) RedPrairie
3 7 (2.99%) SAP
4 5 (2.14%) Oracle
5 3 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (1.28%) HP
6 2 (0.85%) VMware
7 1 (0.43%) Mitel
7 1 (0.43%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.43%) Dell
7 1 (0.43%) Avaya
7 1 (0.43%) Apple
7 1 (0.43%) Splunk
7 1 (0.43%) Tableau
7 1 (0.43%) Atmel
Southampton
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £25000 - £36000 per annum + Incredible benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Ordnance Survey
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Ordnance Survey
Salary: £29,947 - £35,704, plus excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Omnio Recruitment
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago