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 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 39 66 27
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -39
Permanent jobs citing QA 49 22 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 6.17% 2.37% 7.08%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.12% 16.54% 34.91%
Number of salaries quoted 36 20 56
Average salary £40,000 £30,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,750 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +3.89%
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
132 133 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 16.62% 14.33% 20.29%
Number of salaries quoted 106 119 152
Average salary £37,500 £35,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £24,750 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 28 May 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Southampton

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 39 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (43.59%) SQL
3 25 (32.05%) SQL Server
4 23 (29.49%) Scrum
5 18 (23.08%) Degree
6 16 (20.51%) User Acceptance Testing
6 16 (20.51%) Test Scripting
6 16 (20.51%) SDLC
7 15 (19.23%) Performance Testing
7 15 (19.23%) Selenium
7 15 (19.23%) Software Testing
7 15 (19.23%) Finance
7 15 (19.23%) Regression Testing
8 14 (17.95%) QuickTest Pro
8 14 (17.95%) Mentoring
8 14 (17.95%) Automation Testing
8 14 (17.95%) Integration Testing
9 13 (16.67%) ISTQB
10 12 (15.38%) Replication
10 12 (15.38%) ISEB
10 12 (15.38%) Microsoft
10 12 (15.38%) SAP
10 12 (15.38%) Linux
10 12 (15.38%) Test Automation
11 11 (14.10%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (14.10%) System Testing
11 11 (14.10%) HP
12 10 (12.82%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (12.82%) Coaching
13 9 (11.54%) Analytical Skills

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 8 (10.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.69%) CTI
2 2 (2.56%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.28%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (32.05%) SQL Server
2 9 (11.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 9 (11.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 9 (11.54%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (8.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (8.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (7.69%) RDBMS
4 6 (7.69%) SQLPlus
4 6 (7.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 6 (7.69%) Oracle Database
4 6 (7.69%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.28%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (19.23%) Selenium
2 14 (17.95%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (7.69%) Jenkins
4 5 (6.41%) Cucumber
4 5 (6.41%) JIRA
4 5 (6.41%) Maven
5 2 (2.56%) LoadRunner
5 2 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.28%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.28%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.28%) Gerrit
General
1 15 (19.23%) Finance
2 6 (7.69%) Manufacturing
3 5 (6.41%) Games
4 4 (5.13%) Retail
5 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (24.36%) Analyst
2 18 (23.08%) Test Analyst
3 13 (16.67%) Developer
4 12 (15.38%) QA Specialist
5 10 (12.82%) QA Engineer
6 8 (10.26%) Test Manager
6 8 (10.26%) Test Specialist
7 6 (7.69%) Tester
7 6 (7.69%) Applications Specialist
7 6 (7.69%) DBA
7 6 (7.69%) SQL Developer
7 6 (7.69%) Oracle Applications DBA
7 6 (7.69%) Software Tester
7 6 (7.69%) Oracle DBA
7 6 (7.69%) Test Engineer
8 5 (6.41%) QA Tester
8 5 (6.41%) Senior Developer
9 4 (5.13%) Software Test Analyst
9 4 (5.13%) Agile Test Analyst
10 3 (3.85%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.69%) CGI
1 6 (7.69%) Middleware
2 5 (6.41%) Gherkin
2 5 (6.41%) HTML
2 5 (6.41%) .NET
2 5 (6.41%) ASP.NET
3 3 (3.85%) XML
4 2 (2.56%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.56%) MDX
4 2 (2.56%) WCF
4 2 (2.56%) WPF
5 1 (1.28%) REST
5 1 (1.28%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.38%) Replication
2 11 (14.10%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (8.97%) Management Information System
5 6 (7.69%) Computer Science
5 6 (7.69%) Clustering
5 6 (7.69%) Data Structures
6 3 (3.85%) EPoS
7 2 (2.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.38%) Linux
2 9 (11.54%) Windows
3 6 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (29.49%) Scrum
3 16 (20.51%) User Acceptance Testing
3 16 (20.51%) Test Scripting
3 16 (20.51%) SDLC
4 15 (19.23%) Performance Testing
4 15 (19.23%) Software Testing
4 15 (19.23%) Regression Testing
5 14 (17.95%) Mentoring
5 14 (17.95%) Automation Testing
5 14 (17.95%) Integration Testing
6 12 (15.38%) Test Automation
7 11 (14.10%) System Testing
8 10 (12.82%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (12.82%) Coaching
9 8 (10.26%) Data Management
9 8 (10.26%) Integration Acceptance Testing
9 8 (10.26%) Validation
9 8 (10.26%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (10.26%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (43.59%) SQL
2 9 (11.54%) C#
2 9 (11.54%) Java
3 8 (10.26%) T-SQL
4 7 (8.97%) Perl
4 7 (8.97%) PHP
5 6 (7.69%) PL/SQL
5 6 (7.69%) Python
5 6 (7.69%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.56%) C++
6 2 (2.56%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.56%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.28%) Ruby
7 1 (1.28%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (23.08%) Degree
2 13 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 12 (15.38%) ISEB
4 5 (6.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.26%) SLA
2 2 (2.56%) HL7
System Software
1 6 (7.69%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.28%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (7.69%) Oracle RMAN
1 6 (7.69%) Data Guard
1 6 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (15.38%) Microsoft
1 12 (15.38%) SAP
2 11 (14.10%) HP
3 6 (7.69%) Oracle
3 6 (7.69%) NetApp
3 6 (7.69%) CommVault
3 6 (7.69%) EMC
3 6 (7.69%) Sun
4 1 (1.28%) Acronis
4 1 (1.28%) VMware
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