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 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 49 35 69
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +34
Permanent jobs citing QA 32 46 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 4.86% 7.00% 2.24%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.56% 58.23% 11.52%
Number of salaries quoted 32 44 12
Median salary £42,022 £41,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.25% +18.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,100 £30,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £62,500 £46,550
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +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
77 79 165
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 11.68% 12.02% 19.43%
Number of salaries quoted 72 72 156
Median salary £45,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,375 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,800 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

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 28 September 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Southampton

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 60 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (51.32%) Scrum
2 39 (51.32%) C#
3 37 (48.68%) SQL
3 37 (48.68%) SDLC
4 32 (42.11%) TDD
5 30 (39.47%) Retail
6 25 (32.89%) Degree
6 25 (32.89%) Test Scripting
7 24 (31.58%) Selenium
7 24 (31.58%) Windows
8 23 (30.26%) .NET
9 22 (28.95%) Microsoft
9 22 (28.95%) Regression Testing
10 21 (27.63%) Software Engineering
11 20 (26.32%) MS Excel
12 19 (25.00%) Computer Science
13 18 (23.68%) Performance Testing
13 18 (23.68%) SoapUI
14 17 (22.37%) Finance
15 16 (21.05%) Enterprise Software
16 15 (19.74%) Mentoring
16 15 (19.74%) BDD
16 15 (19.74%) ISEB
17 14 (18.42%) PRINCE2
17 14 (18.42%) WebDriver
18 13 (17.11%) OO
18 13 (17.11%) OOD
18 13 (17.11%) HTML
18 13 (17.11%) ASP.NET

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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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (26.32%) MS Excel
2 9 (11.84%) MS Office
3 1 (1.32%) Acrobat
3 1 (1.32%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.32%) FTP
1 1 (1.32%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.63%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.32%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 24 (31.58%) Selenium
2 18 (23.68%) SoapUI
3 14 (18.42%) WebDriver
4 10 (13.16%) Cucumber
4 10 (13.16%) NUnit
4 10 (13.16%) SpecFlow
5 4 (5.26%) Git (software)
5 4 (5.26%) JIRA
5 4 (5.26%) Mercurial
5 4 (5.26%) Robot Framework
General
1 30 (39.47%) Retail
2 17 (22.37%) Finance
3 4 (5.26%) Back Office
4 2 (2.63%) Banking
4 2 (2.63%) French Language
4 2 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (38.16%) Developer
2 21 (27.63%) Software Developer
3 13 (17.11%) C# Developer
4 12 (15.79%) C# Software Developer
4 12 (15.79%) Tester
5 11 (14.47%) Automation Tester
5 11 (14.47%) Project Manager
6 10 (13.16%) Graduate
7 8 (10.53%) Agile Tester
7 8 (10.53%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 8 (10.53%) Selenium Tester
7 8 (10.53%) Software Tester
8 7 (9.21%) .NET Developer
8 7 (9.21%) .NET Software Developer
8 7 (9.21%) Agile .NET Developer
8 7 (9.21%) Agile C# Developer
8 7 (9.21%) Agile Developer
8 7 (9.21%) C# .NET Developer
8 7 (9.21%) Software Engineer
8 7 (9.21%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (30.26%) .NET
2 13 (17.11%) ASP.NET
2 13 (17.11%) HTML
3 8 (10.53%) XML
4 6 (7.89%) CSS
4 6 (7.89%) SOAP
5 5 (6.58%) .NET Framework
5 5 (6.58%) CSS3
5 5 (6.58%) HTML5
5 5 (6.58%) JSON
5 5 (6.58%) REST
5 5 (6.58%) Web Services
6 2 (2.63%) WCF
6 2 (2.63%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 16 (21.05%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (11.84%) Data Centre
4 6 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (7.89%) Client/Server
4 6 (7.89%) N-Tier
5 5 (6.58%) EPoS
5 5 (6.58%) Mathematics
5 5 (6.58%) Physics
5 5 (6.58%) User Experience
6 4 (5.26%) EFT
7 2 (2.63%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (1.32%) Contactless
8 1 (1.32%) Data Conversion
8 1 (1.32%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 24 (31.58%) Windows
2 2 (2.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (51.32%) Scrum
3 37 (48.68%) SDLC
4 32 (42.11%) TDD
5 25 (32.89%) Test Scripting
6 22 (28.95%) Regression Testing
7 21 (27.63%) Software Engineering
8 18 (23.68%) Performance Testing
9 15 (19.74%) BDD
9 15 (19.74%) Mentoring
10 14 (18.42%) PRINCE2
11 13 (17.11%) OO
11 13 (17.11%) OOD
11 13 (17.11%) Project Management
12 12 (15.79%) Refactoring
13 11 (14.47%) Software Testing
14 10 (13.16%) Exploratory Testing
14 10 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (13.16%) User Stories
15 9 (11.84%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 39 (51.32%) C#
2 37 (48.68%) SQL
3 10 (13.16%) T-SQL
4 9 (11.84%) C++
5 6 (7.89%) Java
6 5 (6.58%) JavaScript
7 4 (5.26%) Delphi
7 4 (5.26%) Python
8 3 (3.95%) C
9 2 (2.63%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.32%) Embedded C
10 1 (1.32%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 25 (32.89%) Degree
2 15 (19.74%) ISEB
3 12 (15.79%) ISTQB
4 4 (5.26%) PMP
4 4 (5.26%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.95%) PMI Certification
6 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.95%) ISO 9001
1 3 (3.95%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
System Software
1 4 (5.26%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (28.95%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.32%) Adobe
2 1 (1.32%) Gemalto
2 1 (1.32%) HP
2 1 (1.32%) Ingenico
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle
2 1 (1.32%) VeriFone
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