The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Southampton region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 52 43 43
Rank change year-on-year
-9 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 33 42 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 3.44% 5.16% 4.89%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.05% 26.42% 32.64%
Number of salaries quoted 28 39 45
Average salary £30,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,350 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,500 £54,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,250 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+0.65% +1.33%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Southampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
122 159 144
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 12.71% 19.53% 14.98%
Number of salaries quoted 101 144 139
Average salary £31,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,250 £27,400 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
QA
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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 17 April 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Southampton

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 22 (34.92%) SQL
2 21 (33.33%) ISEB
3 20 (31.75%) C#
3 20 (31.75%) Test Scripting
4 18 (28.57%) Project Management
5 17 (26.98%) Performance Testing
5 17 (26.98%) Retail
5 17 (26.98%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (23.81%) Degree
6 15 (23.81%) Java
7 14 (22.22%) ISO 9001
8 13 (20.63%) Linux
8 13 (20.63%) MySQL
8 13 (20.63%) Software Testing
9 12 (19.05%) Selenium
10 10 (15.87%) Scrum
10 10 (15.87%) SOA
10 10 (15.87%) EFT
11 9 (14.29%) C++
12 8 (12.70%) C
12 8 (12.70%) J2EE
12 8 (12.70%) Oracle
12 8 (12.70%) UML
12 8 (12.70%) Struts
12 8 (12.70%) MS Excel
12 8 (12.70%) JMS
12 8 (12.70%) Swing
12 8 (12.70%) Microsoft
12 8 (12.70%) Service Delivery
12 8 (12.70%) Games

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Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 5 (7.94%) Apache
2 3 (4.76%) CMS
3 2 (3.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (12.70%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.94%) MS Office
3 2 (3.17%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (1.59%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.63%) MySQL
2 7 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 5 (7.94%) Big Data
4 2 (3.17%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.17%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 12 (19.05%) Selenium
2 5 (7.94%) PHPUnit
2 5 (7.94%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.17%) Hudson
3 2 (3.17%) Behat
3 2 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.17%) Ant
3 2 (3.17%) Subversion
3 2 (3.17%) Maven
4 1 (1.59%) Cucumber
General
1 17 (26.98%) Retail
2 8 (12.70%) Games
3 7 (11.11%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.76%) Publishing
5 1 (1.59%) Finance
5 1 (1.59%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (25.40%) Test Engineer
2 14 (22.22%) Test Manager
3 8 (12.70%) Architect
3 8 (12.70%) Applications Architect
4 7 (11.11%) QA Engineer
4 7 (11.11%) QA Test Manager
4 7 (11.11%) Software Developer
4 7 (11.11%) Developer
4 7 (11.11%) QA Manager
5 4 (6.35%) .NET Developer
5 4 (6.35%) Software Engineer
5 4 (6.35%) Test Leader
5 4 (6.35%) .NET Software Developer
6 3 (4.76%) QA Tester
6 3 (4.76%) Tester
6 3 (4.76%) Analyst
6 3 (4.76%) Team Leader
7 2 (3.17%) Senior Software Developer
7 2 (3.17%) Software Test Engineer
7 2 (3.17%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.70%) J2EE
1 8 (12.70%) Struts
1 8 (12.70%) Swing
1 8 (12.70%) JMS
1 8 (12.70%) Hibernate
1 8 (12.70%) Spring
2 7 (11.11%) Web Services
2 7 (11.11%) ASP.NET
2 7 (11.11%) .NET
3 6 (9.52%) HTML
3 6 (9.52%) SOAP
3 6 (9.52%) Java EE
3 6 (9.52%) WSDL
3 6 (9.52%) REST
4 4 (6.35%) CSS
4 4 (6.35%) XML
5 2 (3.17%) COM
5 2 (3.17%) WCF
5 2 (3.17%) WPF
6 1 (1.59%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.87%) EFT
2 8 (12.70%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (9.52%) Computer Science
3 6 (9.52%) Kindle
3 6 (9.52%) Digital Media
4 5 (7.94%) Mobile App
5 3 (4.76%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.17%) EPoS
7 1 (1.59%) EMV
7 1 (1.59%) Chip and PIN
7 1 (1.59%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 13 (20.63%) Linux
2 6 (9.52%) UNIX
3 5 (7.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (31.75%) Test Scripting
2 18 (28.57%) Project Management
3 17 (26.98%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (26.98%) Performance Testing
4 13 (20.63%) Software Testing
5 10 (15.87%) Scrum
5 10 (15.87%) SOA
6 8 (12.70%) UML
6 8 (12.70%) Service Delivery
6 8 (12.70%) Agile Testing
7 7 (11.11%) Regression Testing
7 7 (11.11%) Security Testing
8 6 (9.52%) Unit Testing
8 6 (9.52%) Enterprise Architecture
8 6 (9.52%) Customer Engagement
8 6 (9.52%) ITIL
8 6 (9.52%) Automated Testing
9 5 (7.94%) BDD
9 5 (7.94%) Test Automation
9 5 (7.94%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 22 (34.92%) SQL
2 20 (31.75%) C#
3 15 (23.81%) Java
4 9 (14.29%) C++
5 8 (12.70%) C
6 4 (6.35%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.59%) PHP
7 1 (1.59%) Python
Qualifications
1 21 (33.33%) ISEB
2 15 (23.81%) Degree
3 7 (11.11%) ISTQB
4 6 (9.52%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (22.22%) ISO 9001
2 3 (4.76%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (6.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (12.70%) Oracle
1 8 (12.70%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.17%) JBoss
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