The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 70 46 51
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +5
Permanent jobs citing QA 16 47 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 1.87% 5.32% 4.85%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.76% 29.94% 21.43%
Number of salaries quoted 8 41 33
Average salary £35,000 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.89% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £35,400
10% offered a salary of more than £43,850 £50,000 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
QA
Hampshire

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 Southampton region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Southampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
164 157 196
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 19.14% 17.76% 22.63%
Number of salaries quoted 151 145 182
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -18.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,800 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £48,250 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

QA
Salary Trend in Southampton

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

QA Salary Trend in Southampton

QA
Salary Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Southampton

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 13 (35.14%) SQL Server
2 12 (32.43%) SQL
2 12 (32.43%) Mobile App
3 11 (29.73%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (29.73%) C#
4 10 (27.03%) Regression Testing
5 9 (24.32%) Windows
5 9 (24.32%) ISEB
5 9 (24.32%) TDD
5 9 (24.32%) Automated Testing
5 9 (24.32%) Software Testing
5 9 (24.32%) BDD
6 8 (21.62%) User Stories
6 8 (21.62%) Gherkin
6 8 (21.62%) Degree
6 8 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (21.62%) Test Scripting
6 8 (21.62%) System Testing
7 7 (18.92%) ASP.NET
7 7 (18.92%) HTML
7 7 (18.92%) .NET
7 7 (18.92%) JavaScript
7 7 (18.92%) Computer Science
7 7 (18.92%) Selenium
7 7 (18.92%) Automation Testing
7 7 (18.92%) Test Strategy
8 6 (16.22%) Cucumber
8 6 (16.22%) Git (software)
8 6 (16.22%) Unit Testing
8 6 (16.22%) Web Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 1 (2.70%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Photoshop
1 1 (2.70%) MS Office
1 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.70%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.22%) CTI
2 4 (10.81%) Internet
3 1 (2.70%) Firewall
3 1 (2.70%) IPsec
3 1 (2.70%) SMTP
3 1 (2.70%) HTTP
3 1 (2.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (35.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) Big Data
2 1 (2.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (18.92%) Selenium
2 6 (16.22%) Git (software)
2 6 (16.22%) Cucumber
3 5 (13.51%) JIRA
3 5 (13.51%) Selenium IDE
3 5 (13.51%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (13.51%) LoadRunner
4 3 (8.11%) Ant
4 3 (8.11%) Maven
4 3 (8.11%) Behat
4 3 (8.11%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.70%) Android Studio
5 1 (2.70%) JUnit
5 1 (2.70%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.70%) NUnit
5 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.70%) PHPUnit
General
1 6 (16.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (43.24%) Test Engineer
2 8 (21.62%) QA Engineer
3 7 (18.92%) Developer
4 6 (16.22%) Software Developer
4 6 (16.22%) Senior Test Engineer
5 5 (13.51%) .NET Developer
5 5 (13.51%) .NET Software Developer
6 4 (10.81%) Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Test Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Test Leader
8 2 (5.41%) Automation Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) QA Tester
8 2 (5.41%) Tester
9 1 (2.70%) Junior
9 1 (2.70%) Software Engineer
9 1 (2.70%) Architect
9 1 (2.70%) Consultant
9 1 (2.70%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.62%) Gherkin
2 7 (18.92%) HTML
2 7 (18.92%) .NET
2 7 (18.92%) ASP.NET
3 6 (16.22%) CGI
3 6 (16.22%) CSS
4 5 (13.51%) Web Services
5 1 (2.70%) XML
5 1 (2.70%) Android SDK
5 1 (2.70%) WCF
5 1 (2.70%) WPF
5 1 (2.70%) RESTful
5 1 (2.70%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 12 (32.43%) Mobile App
2 7 (18.92%) Computer Science
3 6 (16.22%) Replication
4 4 (10.81%) EFT
5 1 (2.70%) EPoS
5 1 (2.70%) iPhone
5 1 (2.70%) iPad
5 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (24.32%) Windows
2 5 (13.51%) Linux
3 2 (5.41%) Android
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.70%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.70%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (27.03%) Regression Testing
3 9 (24.32%) TDD
3 9 (24.32%) Automated Testing
3 9 (24.32%) Software Testing
3 9 (24.32%) BDD
4 8 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (21.62%) System Testing
4 8 (21.62%) Test Scripting
4 8 (21.62%) User Stories
5 7 (18.92%) Automation Testing
5 7 (18.92%) Test Strategy
6 6 (16.22%) Unit Testing
6 6 (16.22%) Web Testing
6 6 (16.22%) Test Management
7 5 (13.51%) Performance Testing
7 5 (13.51%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (10.81%) Project Management
9 3 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (8.11%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 12 (32.43%) SQL
2 11 (29.73%) C#
3 7 (18.92%) JavaScript
4 5 (13.51%) PHP
4 5 (13.51%) Python
5 3 (8.11%) C++
5 3 (8.11%) Java
6 1 (2.70%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (24.32%) ISEB
2 8 (21.62%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.70%) Red Hat
2 1 (2.70%) Apple
2 1 (2.70%) VMware
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Posted: 3 days ago
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