The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Tester 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 85 79 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 4 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 0.42% 0.22% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.23% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 0
Average salary £22,000 £35,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-37.14% -
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £32,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
QA Tester
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
910 869 790
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 95.69% 95.81% 97.89%
Number of salaries quoted 706 768 718
Average salary £39,000 £39,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.26% +2.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £53,600
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

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

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

QA Tester
Salary Trend in Southampton

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

QA Tester Salary Trend in Southampton

QA Tester
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Southampton region that cited QA Tester 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 Tester in their job title.

1 4 (100.00%) HTML
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) Games
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) QA
1 4 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Southampton region that cited QA Tester 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 Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 4 (100.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) QA