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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 70 45 41
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -4
Permanent jobs citing QA 17 43 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 2.00% 5.24% 6.41%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.11% 29.25% 27.00%
Number of salaries quoted 10 38 41
Average salary £35,000 £46,250 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.32% +23.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,300 £57,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
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
153 147 200
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 18.00% 17.90% 23.72%
Number of salaries quoted 144 142 184
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £24,425
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,300
% change year-on-year
- -0.74%

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 September 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Southampton

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 15 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (38.71%) Mobile App
3 11 (35.48%) BDD
3 11 (35.48%) TDD
3 11 (35.48%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (35.48%) Regression Testing
4 10 (32.26%) SQL Server
4 10 (32.26%) System Testing
4 10 (32.26%) Gherkin
4 10 (32.26%) User Stories
5 9 (29.03%) Automation Testing
5 9 (29.03%) Selenium
5 9 (29.03%) Test Management
6 8 (25.81%) Web Testing
6 8 (25.81%) Git (software)
6 8 (25.81%) Software Testing
6 8 (25.81%) Test Strategy
6 8 (25.81%) Cucumber
6 8 (25.81%) Windows
7 7 (22.58%) Linux
7 7 (22.58%) Python
7 7 (22.58%) QuickTest Pro
7 7 (22.58%) LoadRunner
7 7 (22.58%) PHP
7 7 (22.58%) SaaS
7 7 (22.58%) Selenium IDE
7 7 (22.58%) Test Planning
7 7 (22.58%) Penetration Testing
7 7 (22.58%) JIRA
7 7 (22.58%) Automated Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1 (3.23%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 7 (22.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) CTI
2 4 (12.90%) Internet
3 1 (3.23%) Firewall
3 1 (3.23%) IPsec
3 1 (3.23%) SMTP
3 1 (3.23%) HTTP
3 1 (3.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (32.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) Big Data
2 1 (3.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (29.03%) Selenium
2 8 (25.81%) Git (software)
2 8 (25.81%) Cucumber
3 7 (22.58%) Selenium IDE
3 7 (22.58%) JIRA
3 7 (22.58%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (22.58%) LoadRunner
4 3 (9.68%) Ant
4 3 (9.68%) Maven
4 3 (9.68%) Behat
4 3 (9.68%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.23%) Android Studio
5 1 (3.23%) PHPUnit
5 1 (3.23%) JUnit
5 1 (3.23%) Eclipse
5 1 (3.23%) NUnit
General
1 1 (3.23%) Finance
1 1 (3.23%) Banking
1 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Test Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Senior Test Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) QA Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Senior Test Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Developer
3 5 (16.13%) Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Test Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Software Developer
5 3 (9.68%) .NET Developer
5 3 (9.68%) .NET Software Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Tester
6 2 (6.45%) Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Test Manager
6 2 (6.45%) QA Tester
7 1 (3.23%) Network Support
7 1 (3.23%) Technical Tester
7 1 (3.23%) Services Delivery Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (32.26%) Gherkin
2 6 (19.35%) CGI
3 5 (16.13%) Web Services
4 4 (12.90%) HTML
4 4 (12.90%) .NET
4 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET
4 4 (12.90%) CSS
5 1 (3.23%) RESTful
5 1 (3.23%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 12 (38.71%) Mobile App
2 6 (19.35%) Replication
3 4 (12.90%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.23%) iPhone
4 1 (3.23%) iPad
4 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.23%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.81%) Windows
2 7 (22.58%) Linux
3 2 (6.45%) Android
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.23%) Mac OS X
4 1 (3.23%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (35.48%) TDD
2 11 (35.48%) Regression Testing
2 11 (35.48%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (35.48%) BDD
3 10 (32.26%) User Stories
3 10 (32.26%) System Testing
4 9 (29.03%) Test Management
4 9 (29.03%) Automation Testing
5 8 (25.81%) Test Strategy
5 8 (25.81%) Web Testing
5 8 (25.81%) Software Testing
6 7 (22.58%) Penetration Testing
6 7 (22.58%) Automated Testing
6 7 (22.58%) Test Planning
7 6 (19.35%) Unit Testing
8 5 (16.13%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (12.90%) Manual Testing
9 4 (12.90%) Test Scripting
10 3 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) PHP
1 7 (22.58%) Python
2 5 (16.13%) JavaScript
2 5 (16.13%) SQL
2 5 (16.13%) C#
3 3 (9.68%) Java
4 2 (6.45%) C++
5 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) ISEB
2 5 (16.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (3.23%) Red Hat
1 1 (3.23%) Apple
1 1 (3.23%) VMware
Southampton, Hampshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + van
Posted: 15 days ago