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 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Hampshire / Southampton
Rank 63 64 69
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Permanent jobs citing QA 13 16 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 2.07% 2.25% 2.10%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.89% 18.39% 15.60%
Number of salaries quoted 13 14 12
Median salary £40,500 £44,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-8.47% +10.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £34,300 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,900 £70,000 £46,750
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
45 87 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 7.15% 12.22% 13.44%
Number of salaries quoted 42 72 87
Median salary £50,000 £38,313 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+30.50% +2.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £20,100 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +8.43%

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 16 January 2017.

QA Salary Histogram in Southampton

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 24 (58.54%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (41.46%) Scrum
3 13 (31.71%) Project Management
3 13 (31.71%) Retail
3 13 (31.71%) Degree
4 12 (29.27%) PRINCE2
5 11 (26.83%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (24.39%) SDLC
7 9 (21.95%) TDD
7 9 (21.95%) Selenium
8 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
8 8 (19.51%) Data Centre
9 7 (17.07%) BDD
9 7 (17.07%) ITIL
9 7 (17.07%) SQL
9 7 (17.07%) C#
10 6 (14.63%) Regression Testing
10 6 (14.63%) Oracle
10 6 (14.63%) MS Excel
10 6 (14.63%) ISEB
10 6 (14.63%) Test Scripting
10 6 (14.63%) Software Engineering
10 6 (14.63%) Software Testing
11 5 (12.20%) ISTQB
11 5 (12.20%) E-Commerce
11 5 (12.20%) Java
11 5 (12.20%) Finance
11 5 (12.20%) Apple iOS
11 5 (12.20%) SoapUI
11 5 (12.20%) Continuous Improvement

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 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.44%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.44%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 6 (14.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.44%) MS Office
2 1 (2.44%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) PPP
2 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) NoSQL
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.44%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.44%) Big Data
3 1 (2.44%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.44%) HBase
3 1 (2.44%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.44%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 9 (21.95%) Selenium
2 5 (12.20%) SoapUI
3 3 (7.32%) HP UFT
3 3 (7.32%) Jenkins
3 3 (7.32%) JIRA
4 2 (4.88%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.44%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (31.71%) Retail
2 5 (12.20%) Finance
3 2 (4.88%) French Language
4 1 (2.44%) Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (24.39%) Project Manager
2 7 (17.07%) Developer
3 6 (14.63%) Development Manager
4 4 (9.76%) Application Development Manager
4 4 (9.76%) Applications Development Manager
4 4 (9.76%) Applications Manager
4 4 (9.76%) iOS Developer
4 4 (9.76%) QA Manager
5 3 (7.32%) Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Mobile Developer
5 3 (7.32%) QA Test Manager
5 3 (7.32%) SDLC Manager
5 3 (7.32%) SDLC Project Manager
5 3 (7.32%) Software Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Software Project Manager
5 3 (7.32%) Software Test Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Software Test Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Test Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Test Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.76%) Cocoa
1 4 (9.76%) Cocoa Touch
1 4 (9.76%) Core Data
1 4 (9.76%) iOS SDK
1 4 (9.76%) UIKit
2 3 (7.32%) .NET
3 2 (4.88%) HTML
3 2 (4.88%) XML
4 1 (2.44%) Backbone.js
4 1 (2.44%) CSS
4 1 (2.44%) JSON
4 1 (2.44%) Node.js
4 1 (2.44%) REST
4 1 (2.44%) RESTful
4 1 (2.44%) SOAP
4 1 (2.44%) Spring Boot
4 1 (2.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.51%) Data Centre
2 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (12.20%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (12.20%) Mobile App
3 4 (9.76%) iPad
3 4 (9.76%) Management Information System
4 3 (7.32%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.44%) Contactless
5 1 (2.44%) EMV
5 1 (2.44%) EPoS
5 1 (2.44%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.44%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.20%) Apple iOS
2 4 (9.76%) Windows
3 2 (4.88%) Linux
4 1 (2.44%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (58.54%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (41.46%) Scrum
3 13 (31.71%) Project Management
4 12 (29.27%) PRINCE2
5 11 (26.83%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (24.39%) SDLC
7 9 (21.95%) TDD
8 7 (17.07%) BDD
8 7 (17.07%) ITIL
9 6 (14.63%) Regression Testing
9 6 (14.63%) Software Engineering
9 6 (14.63%) Software Testing
9 6 (14.63%) Test Scripting
10 5 (12.20%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (12.20%) E-Commerce
10 5 (12.20%) Waterfall
11 4 (9.76%) Change Management
11 4 (9.76%) CRM
11 4 (9.76%) ERP
11 4 (9.76%) OO
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.07%) C#
1 7 (17.07%) SQL
2 5 (12.20%) Java
3 4 (9.76%) Groovy
3 4 (9.76%) Objective-C
3 4 (9.76%) T-SQL
4 3 (7.32%) C++
5 2 (4.88%) C
5 2 (4.88%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.44%) Apple Swift
6 1 (2.44%) Embedded C
6 1 (2.44%) Embedded C++
6 1 (2.44%) Go
6 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.44%) PHP
6 1 (2.44%) Python
6 1 (2.44%) Ruby
6 1 (2.44%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (31.71%) Degree
2 6 (14.63%) ISEB
3 5 (12.20%) ISTQB
4 4 (9.76%) Postgraduate
5 3 (7.32%) PMI Certification
5 3 (7.32%) PMP
6 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) ISO 9001
1 3 (7.32%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) HDFS
Vendors
1 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
2 6 (14.63%) Oracle
3 1 (2.44%) Cloudera
3 1 (2.44%) Gemalto
3 1 (2.44%) Hortonworks
3 1 (2.44%) HP
3 1 (2.44%) Ingenico
3 1 (2.44%) VeriFone
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 17 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Clarius Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 10 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago