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 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 55 43 54
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +11
Permanent jobs citing QA 41 35 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 4.30% 3.83% 3.66%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.28% 31.53% 19.35%
Number of salaries quoted 23 30 27
Average salary £41,000 £30,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.66% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £26,400 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £43,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,565 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.48% -3.68%
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
145 111 155
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 15.20% 12.13% 18.93%
Number of salaries quoted 117 90 139
Average salary £37,000 £31,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.35% -22.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £21,200 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £64,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 31 March 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Southampton

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 31 (53.45%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (48.28%) SQL
3 18 (31.03%) Scrum
4 16 (27.59%) Degree
5 14 (24.14%) SQL Server
6 13 (22.41%) Test Scripting
6 13 (22.41%) Mentoring
7 12 (20.69%) Selenium
7 12 (20.69%) Linux
8 11 (18.97%) Replication
9 10 (17.24%) Regression Testing
9 10 (17.24%) Software Testing
9 10 (17.24%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (17.24%) Performance Testing
9 10 (17.24%) Integration Testing
9 10 (17.24%) System Testing
9 10 (17.24%) ISEB
9 10 (17.24%) Coaching
9 10 (17.24%) Test Automation
10 9 (15.52%) Automation Testing
10 9 (15.52%) QuickTest Pro
10 9 (15.52%) ISTQB
11 8 (13.79%) Integration Acceptance Testing
11 8 (13.79%) Microsoft
11 8 (13.79%) Java
11 8 (13.79%) C#
11 8 (13.79%) Performance Tuning
11 8 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (12.07%) Test Planning
12 7 (12.07%) User Stories

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Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 6 (10.34%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (8.62%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (10.34%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.62%) CTI
2 1 (1.72%) Network Security
2 1 (1.72%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (24.14%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.34%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (10.34%) RDBMS
2 6 (10.34%) SQLPlus
2 6 (10.34%) Oracle Database
2 6 (10.34%) Relational Database
3 5 (8.62%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (8.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (8.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (5.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (1.72%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (20.69%) Selenium
2 9 (15.52%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (8.62%) Git (software)
4 4 (6.90%) Cucumber
4 4 (6.90%) JIRA
5 3 (5.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (5.17%) LoadRunner
6 2 (3.45%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.72%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (1.72%) Gerrit
7 1 (1.72%) Maven
General
1 7 (12.07%) Finance
2 6 (10.34%) Manufacturing
2 6 (10.34%) Retail
3 4 (6.90%) Games
Job Titles
1 17 (29.31%) Analyst
2 14 (24.14%) Test Analyst
3 8 (13.79%) QA Engineer
4 7 (12.07%) Developer
4 7 (12.07%) QA Specialist
5 6 (10.34%) Applications Specialist
5 6 (10.34%) DBA
5 6 (10.34%) Oracle DBA
5 6 (10.34%) Oracle Applications DBA
6 5 (8.62%) Test Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) Agile Test Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) Test Specialist
7 4 (6.90%) QA Tester
7 4 (6.90%) Senior Developer
7 4 (6.90%) Software Tester
7 4 (6.90%) Software Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Test Manager
7 4 (6.90%) Tester
8 3 (5.17%) Junior
8 3 (5.17%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.34%) Middleware
2 5 (8.62%) .NET
2 5 (8.62%) CGI
3 4 (6.90%) HTML
3 4 (6.90%) Gherkin
4 3 (5.17%) REST
4 3 (5.17%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.45%) .NET Framework
5 2 (3.45%) MDX
6 1 (1.72%) Velocity
6 1 (1.72%) SOAP
6 1 (1.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.97%) Replication
2 8 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (12.07%) Management Information System
4 6 (10.34%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (10.34%) Clustering
4 6 (10.34%) Data Structures
5 5 (8.62%) Computer Science
6 3 (5.17%) Mobile App
6 3 (5.17%) EPoS
7 1 (1.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (20.69%) Linux
2 7 (12.07%) Windows
3 6 (10.34%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (53.45%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (31.03%) Scrum
3 13 (22.41%) Test Scripting
3 13 (22.41%) Mentoring
4 10 (17.24%) Coaching
4 10 (17.24%) Test Automation
4 10 (17.24%) Integration Testing
4 10 (17.24%) System Testing
4 10 (17.24%) Software Testing
4 10 (17.24%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (17.24%) Performance Testing
4 10 (17.24%) Regression Testing
5 9 (15.52%) Automation Testing
6 8 (13.79%) Performance Tuning
6 8 (13.79%) Integration Acceptance Testing
7 7 (12.07%) Test Planning
7 7 (12.07%) User Stories
8 6 (10.34%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (10.34%) Feature Driven Development
8 6 (10.34%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 28 (48.28%) SQL
2 8 (13.79%) C#
2 8 (13.79%) Java
3 7 (12.07%) Perl
4 6 (10.34%) PL/SQL
4 6 (10.34%) Shell Script
5 5 (8.62%) T-SQL
6 4 (6.90%) Python
6 4 (6.90%) PHP
7 2 (3.45%) C++
7 2 (3.45%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.72%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (27.59%) Degree
2 10 (17.24%) ISEB
3 9 (15.52%) ISTQB
4 4 (6.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.34%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (10.34%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (10.34%) Oracle RMAN
1 6 (10.34%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (13.79%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.07%) SAP
2 7 (12.07%) HP
3 6 (10.34%) EMC
3 6 (10.34%) CommVault
3 6 (10.34%) NetApp
3 6 (10.34%) Oracle
3 6 (10.34%) Sun
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