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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 66 48 38
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -10
Permanent jobs citing QA 17 42 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 2.09% 4.79% 5.82%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.74% 35.29% 27.59%
Number of salaries quoted 14 41 48
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,750 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,250 £57,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
108 119 174
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 13.30% 13.57% 21.09%
Number of salaries quoted 90 106 168
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,500 £25,600
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £45,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 19 December 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Southampton

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 19 (55.88%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (41.18%) Regression Testing
2 14 (41.18%) Selenium
3 13 (38.24%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (38.24%) System Testing
4 12 (35.29%) Test Management
4 12 (35.29%) Git (software)
5 11 (32.35%) TDD
5 11 (32.35%) BDD
5 11 (32.35%) User Stories
5 11 (32.35%) Automation Testing
6 10 (29.41%) Web Testing
6 10 (29.41%) PHP
6 10 (29.41%) Python
6 10 (29.41%) Penetration Testing
6 10 (29.41%) QuickTest Pro
6 10 (29.41%) LoadRunner
6 10 (29.41%) JIRA
6 10 (29.41%) Cucumber
6 10 (29.41%) Mobile App
6 10 (29.41%) Gherkin
7 9 (26.47%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (26.47%) Linux
8 8 (23.53%) Test Planning
8 8 (23.53%) Test Strategy
8 8 (23.53%) Windows
8 8 (23.53%) Selenium IDE
9 7 (20.59%) ISEB
9 7 (20.59%) SaaS
9 7 (20.59%) Test Scripting

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 3 (8.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.94%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.59%) SaaS
2 2 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.65%) CTI
2 1 (2.94%) Internet
2 1 (2.94%) Firewall
2 1 (2.94%) IPsec
2 1 (2.94%) SMTP
2 1 (2.94%) HTTP
2 1 (2.94%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (41.18%) Selenium
2 12 (35.29%) Git (software)
3 10 (29.41%) Cucumber
3 10 (29.41%) QuickTest Pro
3 10 (29.41%) LoadRunner
3 10 (29.41%) JIRA
4 8 (23.53%) Selenium IDE
5 3 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.94%) Android Studio
6 1 (2.94%) JUnit
6 1 (2.94%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (14.71%) Retail
2 1 (2.94%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Games
2 1 (2.94%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (38.24%) Analyst
2 11 (32.35%) Test Engineer
3 10 (29.41%) Test Analyst
4 7 (20.59%) QA Engineer
5 5 (14.71%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (14.71%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (11.76%) Junior
6 4 (11.76%) Senior Test Engineer
7 3 (8.82%) QA Analyst
7 3 (8.82%) Quality Analyst
7 3 (8.82%) Junior Analyst
7 3 (8.82%) Agile Test Analyst
7 3 (8.82%) Testing Specialist
7 3 (8.82%) QA Specialist
8 2 (5.88%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) Senior Software Test Engineer
8 2 (5.88%) Senior Software Engineer
8 2 (5.88%) Software Engineer
8 2 (5.88%) Tester
8 2 (5.88%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (29.41%) Gherkin
2 6 (17.65%) CGI
3 2 (5.88%) .NET Framework
3 2 (5.88%) HTML
3 2 (5.88%) .NET
3 2 (5.88%) REST
4 1 (2.94%) Android SDK
4 1 (2.94%) CSS
4 1 (2.94%) Web Services
4 1 (2.94%) Velocity
4 1 (2.94%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (29.41%) Mobile App
2 6 (17.65%) Replication
3 3 (8.82%) EPoS
4 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.94%) User Experience
5 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.94%) iPhone
5 1 (2.94%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 9 (26.47%) Linux
2 8 (23.53%) Windows
3 2 (5.88%) Android
4 1 (2.94%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.94%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (55.88%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (41.18%) Regression Testing
3 13 (38.24%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (38.24%) System Testing
4 12 (35.29%) Test Management
5 11 (32.35%) BDD
5 11 (32.35%) User Stories
5 11 (32.35%) Automation Testing
5 11 (32.35%) TDD
6 10 (29.41%) Penetration Testing
6 10 (29.41%) Web Testing
7 9 (26.47%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (23.53%) Test Strategy
8 8 (23.53%) Test Planning
9 7 (20.59%) Test Scripting
9 7 (20.59%) Software Testing
10 5 (14.71%) Scrum
11 4 (11.76%) Integration Testing
12 3 (8.82%) Validation
12 3 (8.82%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (29.41%) PHP
1 10 (29.41%) Python
2 4 (11.76%) Java
3 3 (8.82%) SQL
4 2 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.88%) C#
5 1 (2.94%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (20.59%) ISEB
2 2 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (8.82%) SAP
2 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.94%) Apple
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