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 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 43 39 67
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +28
Permanent jobs citing QA 40 49 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 5.46% 6.34% 2.30%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.38% 36.57% 15.56%
Number of salaries quoted 40 36 19
Median salary £38,750 £40,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.12% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £28,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £46,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
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
107 134 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 14.60% 17.34% 14.77%
Number of salaries quoted 100 108 121
Median salary £37,500 £35,500 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.63% +2.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £19,000 £25,125
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £52,500 £47,200
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,125
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.34%

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 31 May 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Southampton

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 52 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (46.15%) C#
3 28 (43.08%) SQL
4 27 (41.54%) SDLC
5 26 (40.00%) Scrum
5 26 (40.00%) Selenium
6 23 (35.38%) TDD
6 23 (35.38%) OO
7 21 (32.31%) .NET
8 19 (29.23%) SQL Server
9 18 (27.69%) Software Engineering
10 17 (26.15%) Test Scripting
11 16 (24.62%) HTML
11 16 (24.62%) OOD
12 14 (21.54%) ASP.NET
12 14 (21.54%) Retail
13 13 (20.00%) Mentoring
14 11 (16.92%) ISEB
14 11 (16.92%) OOP
14 11 (16.92%) Unit Testing
14 11 (16.92%) Cucumber
15 10 (15.38%) HTML5
15 10 (15.38%) WebDriver
15 10 (15.38%) CSS3
15 10 (15.38%) Refactoring
15 10 (15.38%) PHP
15 10 (15.38%) CSS
15 10 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
16 8 (12.31%) JavaScript
16 8 (12.31%) Degree

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (7.69%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (9.23%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.69%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (29.23%) SQL Server
2 10 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 26 (40.00%) Selenium
2 11 (16.92%) Cucumber
3 10 (15.38%) WebDriver
4 8 (12.31%) JIRA
4 8 (12.31%) NUnit
5 7 (10.77%) Git (software)
5 7 (10.77%) SoapUI
6 6 (9.23%) PHPUnit
6 6 (9.23%) SpecFlow
7 4 (6.15%) Jenkins
7 4 (6.15%) Subversion
8 3 (4.62%) Mercurial
8 3 (4.62%) Robot Framework
9 1 (1.54%) Grunt
9 1 (1.54%) TestDirector
General
1 14 (21.54%) Retail
2 3 (4.62%) Finance
3 1 (1.54%) Back Office
3 1 (1.54%) Banking
3 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (49.23%) Developer
2 17 (26.15%) Software Developer
3 12 (18.46%) C# Developer
4 11 (16.92%) C# Software Developer
5 9 (13.85%) Analyst
5 9 (13.85%) Test Analyst
6 8 (12.31%) Graduate
6 8 (12.31%) QA Engineer
6 8 (12.31%) Senior Developer
7 7 (10.77%) Software Analyst
7 7 (10.77%) Software Test Analyst
7 7 (10.77%) Test Specialist
8 6 (9.23%) .NET Developer
8 6 (9.23%) .NET Software Developer
8 6 (9.23%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (9.23%) Software Engineer
8 6 (9.23%) Tester
9 5 (7.69%) Developer in Test
9 5 (7.69%) Graduate C# Software Developer
9 5 (7.69%) HTML CSS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (32.31%) .NET
2 16 (24.62%) HTML
3 14 (21.54%) ASP.NET
4 10 (15.38%) CSS
4 10 (15.38%) CSS3
4 10 (15.38%) HTML5
5 7 (10.77%) XML
6 5 (7.69%) .NET Framework
6 5 (7.69%) AngularJS
7 4 (6.15%) Behat
7 4 (6.15%) JSON
7 4 (6.15%) SOAP
7 4 (6.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (6.15%) XHTML
7 4 (6.15%) Zend Framework
8 3 (4.62%) REST
8 3 (4.62%) WCF
8 3 (4.62%) Web Services
8 3 (4.62%) WPF
9 1 (1.54%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.77%) Computer Science
2 6 (9.23%) Client/Server
2 6 (9.23%) iPad
2 6 (9.23%) N-Tier
3 5 (7.69%) User Experience
4 3 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.62%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.62%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (4.62%) Mathematics
4 3 (4.62%) Mobile Computing
4 3 (4.62%) Physics
5 1 (1.54%) Contactless
5 1 (1.54%) EFT
5 1 (1.54%) EPoS
5 1 (1.54%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.77%) Windows
2 4 (6.15%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (41.54%) SDLC
3 26 (40.00%) Scrum
4 23 (35.38%) OO
4 23 (35.38%) TDD
5 18 (27.69%) Software Engineering
6 17 (26.15%) Test Scripting
7 16 (24.62%) OOD
8 13 (20.00%) Mentoring
9 11 (16.92%) OOP
9 11 (16.92%) Unit Testing
10 10 (15.38%) Refactoring
11 8 (12.31%) Automation Testing
11 8 (12.31%) User Stories
12 7 (10.77%) Defect Management
12 7 (10.77%) Performance Testing
13 6 (9.23%) BDD
13 6 (9.23%) Event-Driven Architecture
13 6 (9.23%) Front End Development
13 6 (9.23%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 30 (46.15%) C#
2 28 (43.08%) SQL
3 10 (15.38%) PHP
4 8 (12.31%) JavaScript
5 6 (9.23%) C++
6 3 (4.62%) Java
6 3 (4.62%) Python
6 3 (4.62%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.54%) C
7 1 (1.54%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 11 (16.92%) ISEB
2 8 (12.31%) Degree
3 6 (9.23%) ISTQB
4 3 (4.62%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (4.62%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (12.31%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (10.77%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.15%) Twitter
2 4 (6.15%) Zend
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