The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 80 - 82
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 5 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 0.59% - 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% - 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 2
Average salary - - £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £36,750
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -11.56%
QA Engineer
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Southampton region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Southampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
808 875 842
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 95.06% 97.11% 97.68%
Number of salaries quoted 714 835 798
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA Engineer in the job title across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in Southampton

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

QA Engineer Salary Trend in Southampton

QA Engineer
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Southampton region that cited QA Engineer in their job title 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 with QA Engineer in their job title.

1 7 (100.00%) ISEB
1 7 (100.00%) QA
2 5 (71.43%) Software Testing
2 5 (71.43%) CTI
2 5 (71.43%) Replication
2 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) CGI
3 2 (28.57%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) EFT
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) Retail

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Southampton region that cited QA Engineer in their job title 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 with QA Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (28.57%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Replication
2 2 (28.57%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Software Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C#
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (100.00%) QA