The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 25 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 38 39 75
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +36
Permanent jobs citing QA 46 47 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 6.34% 6.12% 1.46%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.07% 45.63% 9.29%
Number of salaries quoted 46 43 12
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £28,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £49,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
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
112 103 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 15.45% 13.41% 15.73%
Number of salaries quoted 109 92 127
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £19,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

The demand trend of job ads across the Southampton region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 25 June 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Southampton

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Southampton region with a requirement for QA.

1 65 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (52.50%) C#
3 40 (50.00%) SQL
4 39 (48.75%) SDLC
5 35 (43.75%) Scrum
6 34 (42.50%) TDD
7 31 (38.75%) Selenium
8 30 (37.50%) .NET
9 28 (35.00%) OO
10 27 (33.75%) Software Engineering
11 24 (30.00%) Retail
12 23 (28.75%) Test Scripting
13 22 (27.50%) SQL Server
13 22 (27.50%) ASP.NET
14 21 (26.25%) OOD
15 19 (23.75%) Degree
16 17 (21.25%) Computer Science
16 17 (21.25%) HTML
17 16 (20.00%) Refactoring
18 15 (18.75%) Windows
18 15 (18.75%) Mentoring
19 14 (17.50%) Enterprise Software
19 14 (17.50%) ISEB
19 14 (17.50%) Unit Testing
20 13 (16.25%) Performance Testing
20 13 (16.25%) SoapUI
20 13 (16.25%) WebDriver
20 13 (16.25%) Cucumber
21 12 (15.00%) OOP
22 11 (13.75%) Microsoft

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 9 (11.25%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.50%) MS Office
3 1 (1.25%) Acrobat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.25%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (27.50%) SQL Server
2 10 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.25%) MS Access
4 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 31 (38.75%) Selenium
2 13 (16.25%) Cucumber
2 13 (16.25%) SoapUI
2 13 (16.25%) WebDriver
3 11 (13.75%) NUnit
4 9 (11.25%) SpecFlow
5 8 (10.00%) Git (software)
5 8 (10.00%) JIRA
6 6 (7.50%) PHPUnit
7 4 (5.00%) Mercurial
7 4 (5.00%) Robot Framework
7 4 (5.00%) Subversion
8 3 (3.75%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.25%) Grunt
9 1 (1.25%) TestDirector
General
1 24 (30.00%) Retail
2 11 (13.75%) Finance
3 2 (2.50%) Back Office
4 1 (1.25%) Banking
4 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (51.25%) Developer
2 26 (32.50%) Software Developer
3 17 (21.25%) C# Developer
3 17 (21.25%) C# Software Developer
4 12 (15.00%) .NET Developer
4 12 (15.00%) .NET Software Developer
4 12 (15.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 11 (13.75%) Tester
6 10 (12.50%) Analyst
7 9 (11.25%) Automation Tester
7 9 (11.25%) Graduate
7 9 (11.25%) QA Engineer
7 9 (11.25%) Test Analyst
8 8 (10.00%) Senior Developer
9 7 (8.75%) Software Analyst
9 7 (8.75%) Software Engineer
9 7 (8.75%) Software Test Analyst
9 7 (8.75%) SQL Developer
9 7 (8.75%) Test Specialist
10 6 (7.50%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (37.50%) .NET
2 22 (27.50%) ASP.NET
3 17 (21.25%) HTML
4 10 (12.50%) CSS
4 10 (12.50%) CSS3
4 10 (12.50%) HTML5
5 8 (10.00%) XML
6 5 (6.25%) .NET Framework
6 5 (6.25%) AngularJS
6 5 (6.25%) JSON
6 5 (6.25%) Node.js
6 5 (6.25%) SOAP
7 4 (5.00%) Behat
7 4 (5.00%) REST
7 4 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (5.00%) Web Services
7 4 (5.00%) XHTML
7 4 (5.00%) Zend Framework
8 3 (3.75%) WCF
8 3 (3.75%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (21.25%) Computer Science
2 14 (17.50%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (10.00%) Client/Server
3 8 (10.00%) N-Tier
4 6 (7.50%) iPad
5 5 (6.25%) User Experience
6 4 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (5.00%) Data Centre
6 4 (5.00%) Mathematics
6 4 (5.00%) Physics
7 3 (3.75%) Mobile Computing
8 2 (2.50%) EFT
8 2 (2.50%) EPoS
9 1 (1.25%) Contactless
9 1 (1.25%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.75%) Windows
2 4 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (48.75%) SDLC
3 35 (43.75%) Scrum
4 34 (42.50%) TDD
5 28 (35.00%) OO
6 27 (33.75%) Software Engineering
7 23 (28.75%) Test Scripting
8 21 (26.25%) OOD
9 16 (20.00%) Refactoring
10 15 (18.75%) Mentoring
11 14 (17.50%) Unit Testing
12 13 (16.25%) Performance Testing
13 12 (15.00%) OOP
14 11 (13.75%) BDD
14 11 (13.75%) User Stories
15 8 (10.00%) Automation Testing
15 8 (10.00%) Event-Driven Architecture
16 7 (8.75%) SOA
16 7 (8.75%) Software Testing
17 6 (7.50%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (52.50%) C#
2 40 (50.00%) SQL
3 10 (12.50%) PHP
4 9 (11.25%) JavaScript
5 7 (8.75%) C++
6 6 (7.50%) T-SQL
7 4 (5.00%) Java
7 4 (5.00%) Python
8 2 (2.50%) Delphi
9 1 (1.25%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (23.75%) Degree
2 14 (17.50%) ISEB
3 11 (13.75%) ISTQB
4 4 (5.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.25%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.25%) PMP
System Software
1 4 (5.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (13.75%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.00%) Twitter
2 4 (5.00%) Zend
3 1 (1.25%) Adobe
Southampton, Hampshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + 25 days Holiday + Great career pro
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + 25 days Holiday + Great career pro
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton
The SLR Group
Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 per year
Posted: 24 days ago
Southampton
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Competitive benefits package
Posted: 24 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus + Training
Posted: 17 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Sanderson
Salary: £40000.00 - £54000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Southampton
The SLR Group
Salary: £40,000 - £45,000 per year
Posted: 24 days ago