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 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 39 73 39
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -34
Permanent jobs citing QA 45 12 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 5.94% 1.40% 6.07%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 49.45% 8.89% 30.29%
Number of salaries quoted 41 11 51
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
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
91 135 175
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 12.02% 15.79% 20.05%
Number of salaries quoted 78 124 159
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +14.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,500 £47,800
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 6 July 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Southampton

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 44 (51.16%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (41.86%) SQL
3 31 (36.05%) SQL Server
4 25 (29.07%) Scrum
5 20 (23.26%) Selenium
6 19 (22.09%) Software Testing
7 18 (20.93%) Degree
7 18 (20.93%) Finance
8 17 (19.77%) ISTQB
9 16 (18.60%) Replication
9 16 (18.60%) ISEB
9 16 (18.60%) HP UFT
9 16 (18.60%) User Acceptance Testing
9 16 (18.60%) Automation Testing
9 16 (18.60%) SDLC
10 15 (17.44%) Performance Testing
10 15 (17.44%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (16.28%) Regression Testing
11 14 (16.28%) Linux
11 14 (16.28%) Test Scripting
12 13 (15.12%) Windows
13 12 (13.95%) Microsoft
13 12 (13.95%) Enterprise Software
13 12 (13.95%) Jenkins
14 11 (12.79%) Integration Testing
14 11 (12.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 11 (12.79%) Test Automation
14 11 (12.79%) Cucumber
14 11 (12.79%) HP
14 11 (12.79%) Data Warehouse

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 5 (5.81%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (6.98%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (6.98%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.63%) CTI
2 2 (2.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.16%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (36.05%) SQL Server
2 11 (12.79%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (12.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 11 (12.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 9 (10.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (9.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 7 (8.14%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (6.98%) Oracle Database
6 6 (6.98%) Relational Database
6 6 (6.98%) RDBMS
6 6 (6.98%) SQLPlus
6 6 (6.98%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (3.49%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.16%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 20 (23.26%) Selenium
2 16 (18.60%) HP UFT
3 12 (13.95%) Jenkins
4 11 (12.79%) Cucumber
5 7 (8.14%) Maven
5 7 (8.14%) JIRA
6 2 (2.33%) LoadRunner
6 2 (2.33%) JMeter
6 2 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.33%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.33%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.16%) Gerrit
7 1 (1.16%) Git (software)
General
1 18 (20.93%) Finance
2 6 (6.98%) Manufacturing
3 5 (5.81%) Games
4 4 (4.65%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.33%) Banking
5 2 (2.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (23.26%) Analyst
2 18 (20.93%) Test Analyst
3 15 (17.44%) Developer
4 11 (12.79%) QA Engineer
5 10 (11.63%) Test Engineer
6 9 (10.47%) QA Specialist
7 8 (9.30%) SQL Developer
7 8 (9.30%) Test Specialist
7 8 (9.30%) Test Manager
8 7 (8.14%) Tester
8 7 (8.14%) Software Tester
9 6 (6.98%) Oracle DBA
9 6 (6.98%) Oracle Applications DBA
9 6 (6.98%) QA Tester
9 6 (6.98%) Applications Specialist
9 6 (6.98%) DBA
10 5 (5.81%) Senior Developer
11 4 (4.65%) Software Test Analyst
12 3 (3.49%) Test Leader
12 3 (3.49%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.63%) CGI
2 7 (8.14%) Gherkin
3 6 (6.98%) Middleware
4 5 (5.81%) HTML
4 5 (5.81%) .NET
4 5 (5.81%) ASP.NET
5 3 (3.49%) XML
6 2 (2.33%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.33%) MDX
6 2 (2.33%) WCF
6 2 (2.33%) WPF
7 1 (1.16%) REST
7 1 (1.16%) SOAP
7 1 (1.16%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.60%) Replication
2 12 (13.95%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (8.14%) Management Information System
4 6 (6.98%) Data Structures
4 6 (6.98%) Clustering
4 6 (6.98%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.49%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.49%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 14 (16.28%) Linux
2 13 (15.12%) Windows
3 6 (6.98%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (51.16%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (29.07%) Scrum
3 19 (22.09%) Software Testing
4 16 (18.60%) User Acceptance Testing
4 16 (18.60%) Automation Testing
4 16 (18.60%) SDLC
5 15 (17.44%) Performance Testing
5 15 (17.44%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (16.28%) Test Scripting
6 14 (16.28%) Regression Testing
7 11 (12.79%) Integration Testing
7 11 (12.79%) Test Automation
8 10 (11.63%) Test Planning
8 10 (11.63%) Mentoring
9 9 (10.47%) User Stories
10 8 (9.30%) System Testing
10 8 (9.30%) Performance Tuning
11 7 (8.14%) Functional Testing
11 7 (8.14%) BDD
11 7 (8.14%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (41.86%) SQL
2 11 (12.79%) PHP
3 10 (11.63%) C#
3 10 (11.63%) Java
3 10 (11.63%) T-SQL
4 9 (10.47%) Python
5 7 (8.14%) Perl
6 6 (6.98%) PL/SQL
6 6 (6.98%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.33%) Ruby
7 2 (2.33%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.33%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.33%) C++
8 1 (1.16%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (20.93%) Degree
2 17 (19.77%) ISTQB
3 16 (18.60%) ISEB
4 5 (5.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.16%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.30%) SLA
2 2 (2.33%) HL7
System Software
1 6 (6.98%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.16%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (6.98%) Oracle RMAN
1 6 (6.98%) Data Guard
1 6 (6.98%) HP Quality Center
1 6 (6.98%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 12 (13.95%) Microsoft
2 11 (12.79%) HP
3 9 (10.47%) SAP
4 6 (6.98%) Oracle
4 6 (6.98%) Sun
4 6 (6.98%) EMC
4 6 (6.98%) CommVault
4 6 (6.98%) NetApp
5 1 (1.16%) VMware
5 1 (1.16%) Acronis
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago