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 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 43 39 78
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +39
Permanent jobs citing QA 45 44 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 6.19% 6.32% 1.54%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 45.00% 55.70% 7.69%
Number of salaries quoted 45 42 7
Median salary £42,500 £41,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +18.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £62,250 £41,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,333 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
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
100 79 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 13.76% 11.35% 20.02%
Number of salaries quoted 96 68 158
Median salary £45,000 £41,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.43% +18.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,900 £19,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £48,000 £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

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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 24 August 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Southampton

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 71 (84.52%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (55.95%) C#
3 45 (53.57%) SQL
4 44 (52.38%) SDLC
5 43 (51.19%) Scrum
6 36 (42.86%) TDD
6 36 (42.86%) Retail
7 29 (34.52%) .NET
7 29 (34.52%) Test Scripting
8 28 (33.33%) Degree
8 28 (33.33%) Selenium
9 25 (29.76%) Software Engineering
10 24 (28.57%) Windows
11 23 (27.38%) Regression Testing
12 22 (26.19%) Computer Science
13 21 (25.00%) Microsoft
14 20 (23.81%) MS Excel
14 20 (23.81%) ASP.NET
14 20 (23.81%) Performance Testing
14 20 (23.81%) SoapUI
15 19 (22.62%) OOD
15 19 (22.62%) ISEB
16 18 (21.43%) OO
16 18 (21.43%) SQL Server
17 17 (20.24%) Refactoring
17 17 (20.24%) BDD
17 17 (20.24%) Mentoring
18 16 (19.05%) Enterprise Software
18 16 (19.05%) Finance
19 14 (16.67%) WebDriver

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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 (2.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (23.81%) MS Excel
2 9 (10.71%) MS Office
3 1 (1.19%) Acrobat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.19%) FTP
1 1 (1.19%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.38%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.19%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 28 (33.33%) Selenium
2 20 (23.81%) SoapUI
3 14 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 12 (14.29%) Cucumber
4 12 (14.29%) NUnit
5 10 (11.90%) SpecFlow
6 7 (8.33%) JIRA
7 4 (4.76%) Git (software)
7 4 (4.76%) Mercurial
7 4 (4.76%) Robot Framework
8 1 (1.19%) TestDirector
General
1 36 (42.86%) Retail
2 16 (19.05%) Finance
3 4 (4.76%) Back Office
4 2 (2.38%) Banking
4 2 (2.38%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.19%) French Language
Job Titles
1 38 (45.24%) Developer
2 27 (32.14%) Software Developer
3 16 (19.05%) C# Developer
4 15 (17.86%) C# Software Developer
5 14 (16.67%) Tester
6 11 (13.10%) Automation Tester
7 10 (11.90%) .NET Developer
7 10 (11.90%) .NET Software Developer
7 10 (11.90%) C# .NET Developer
7 10 (11.90%) Graduate
8 9 (10.71%) Analyst
8 9 (10.71%) Project Manager
9 8 (9.52%) Agile Tester
9 8 (9.52%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 8 (9.52%) Selenium Tester
9 8 (9.52%) Software Engineer
9 8 (9.52%) Software Tester
9 8 (9.52%) SQL Developer
9 8 (9.52%) Test Analyst
10 7 (8.33%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (34.52%) .NET
2 20 (23.81%) ASP.NET
3 14 (16.67%) HTML
4 9 (10.71%) XML
5 6 (7.14%) CSS
5 6 (7.14%) SOAP
6 5 (5.95%) .NET Framework
6 5 (5.95%) CSS3
6 5 (5.95%) HTML5
6 5 (5.95%) JSON
6 5 (5.95%) REST
6 5 (5.95%) Web Services
7 3 (3.57%) WCF
7 3 (3.57%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 22 (26.19%) Computer Science
2 16 (19.05%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (9.52%) Client/Server
3 8 (9.52%) N-Tier
4 7 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (8.33%) Data Centre
5 5 (5.95%) EPoS
5 5 (5.95%) Mathematics
5 5 (5.95%) Physics
5 5 (5.95%) User Experience
6 4 (4.76%) EFT
7 3 (3.57%) iPad
7 3 (3.57%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (1.19%) Contactless
8 1 (1.19%) Data Conversion
8 1 (1.19%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 24 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (2.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (84.52%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (52.38%) SDLC
3 43 (51.19%) Scrum
4 36 (42.86%) TDD
5 29 (34.52%) Test Scripting
6 25 (29.76%) Software Engineering
7 23 (27.38%) Regression Testing
8 20 (23.81%) Performance Testing
9 19 (22.62%) OOD
10 18 (21.43%) OO
11 17 (20.24%) BDD
11 17 (20.24%) Mentoring
11 17 (20.24%) Refactoring
12 12 (14.29%) User Stories
13 11 (13.10%) Software Testing
13 11 (13.10%) Unit Testing
14 10 (11.90%) Exploratory Testing
14 10 (11.90%) PRINCE2
15 9 (10.71%) ITIL
15 9 (10.71%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 47 (55.95%) C#
2 45 (53.57%) SQL
3 11 (13.10%) T-SQL
4 10 (11.90%) C++
5 5 (5.95%) Java
5 5 (5.95%) JavaScript
6 4 (4.76%) Delphi
6 4 (4.76%) Python
7 3 (3.57%) C
8 2 (2.38%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.19%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.19%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 28 (33.33%) Degree
2 19 (22.62%) ISEB
3 13 (15.48%) ISTQB
4 4 (4.76%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.38%) PMP
6 1 (1.19%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.19%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
System Software
1 4 (4.76%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.19%) Adobe
2 1 (1.19%) Gemalto
2 1 (1.19%) Ingenico
2 1 (1.19%) VeriFone
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