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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 33 71 47
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -24
Permanent jobs citing QA 48 16 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 6.87% 1.86% 5.32%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 58.54% 9.76% 29.94%
Number of salaries quoted 46 8 41
Average salary £41,500 £35,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.57% -7.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £43,850 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -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
82 164 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 11.73% 19.11% 17.76%
Number of salaries quoted 72 151 145
Average salary £41,500 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.57% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,000 £22,800
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £42,500 £48,000
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 1 September 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Southampton

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 54 (55.10%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (31.63%) SQL Server
3 30 (30.61%) Software Testing
4 25 (25.51%) Scrum
5 24 (24.49%) Selenium
6 23 (23.47%) SQL
7 22 (22.45%) Automation Testing
8 20 (20.41%) ISEB
9 19 (19.39%) ISTQB
9 19 (19.39%) User Acceptance Testing
9 19 (19.39%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (18.37%) Finance
10 18 (18.37%) HP UFT
10 18 (18.37%) Windows
11 17 (17.35%) Degree
11 17 (17.35%) Cucumber
11 17 (17.35%) Jenkins
12 16 (16.33%) Replication
12 16 (16.33%) Regression Testing
13 15 (15.31%) Test Scripting
14 14 (14.29%) Test Planning
14 14 (14.29%) SDLC
14 14 (14.29%) Software Engineering
14 14 (14.29%) TDD
14 14 (14.29%) CGI
14 14 (14.29%) CTI
15 13 (13.27%) PHP
15 13 (13.27%) User Stories
15 13 (13.27%) BDD
16 12 (12.24%) Test Automation

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 3 (3.06%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.02%) IIS
2 1 (1.02%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (4.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.04%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (14.29%) CTI
2 2 (2.04%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.02%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (31.63%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.18%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (9.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 9 (9.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 7 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (7.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 5 (5.10%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.04%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.04%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.04%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.04%) SQLPlus
5 2 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.02%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 24 (24.49%) Selenium
2 18 (18.37%) HP UFT
3 17 (17.35%) Cucumber
3 17 (17.35%) Jenkins
4 12 (12.24%) Maven
5 11 (11.22%) JIRA
6 4 (4.08%) JMeter
6 4 (4.08%) WebDriver
7 3 (3.06%) SoapUI
8 2 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.04%) LoadRunner
General
1 18 (18.37%) Finance
2 5 (5.10%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.06%) Retail
4 2 (2.04%) Banking
4 2 (2.04%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.02%) Games
Job Titles
1 23 (23.47%) Analyst
2 21 (21.43%) Test Analyst
3 16 (16.33%) Test Engineer
4 15 (15.31%) Developer
5 14 (14.29%) QA Engineer
6 10 (10.20%) Test Manager
7 9 (9.18%) Senior Test Engineer
7 9 (9.18%) QA Specialist
8 7 (7.14%) Test Specialist
8 7 (7.14%) SQL Developer
9 6 (6.12%) QA Leader
10 5 (5.10%) Quality Engineer
10 5 (5.10%) Software Engineer
11 4 (4.08%) Tester
11 4 (4.08%) Senior Developer
11 4 (4.08%) Test Team Leader
11 4 (4.08%) Software Tester
11 4 (4.08%) Software Test Analyst
11 4 (4.08%) Team Leader
12 3 (3.06%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (14.29%) CGI
2 12 (12.24%) Gherkin
3 6 (6.12%) .NET
3 6 (6.12%) ASP.NET
4 4 (4.08%) HTML
4 4 (4.08%) XML
5 3 (3.06%) Web Services
6 2 (2.04%) REST
6 2 (2.04%) WCF
6 2 (2.04%) WPF
6 2 (2.04%) CSS
6 2 (2.04%) SOAP
6 2 (2.04%) Middleware
6 2 (2.04%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.04%) JSON
6 2 (2.04%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (1.02%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (1.02%) Sass
7 1 (1.02%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.33%) Replication
2 11 (11.22%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (7.14%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.06%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.06%) EPoS
6 2 (2.04%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.04%) Clustering
6 2 (2.04%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.04%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.02%) User Experience
7 1 (1.02%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.02%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 18 (18.37%) Windows
2 11 (11.22%) Linux
3 2 (2.04%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (55.10%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (30.61%) Software Testing
3 25 (25.51%) Scrum
4 22 (22.45%) Automation Testing
5 19 (19.39%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (19.39%) User Acceptance Testing
6 16 (16.33%) Regression Testing
7 15 (15.31%) Test Scripting
8 14 (14.29%) Test Planning
8 14 (14.29%) Software Engineering
8 14 (14.29%) TDD
8 14 (14.29%) SDLC
9 13 (13.27%) BDD
9 13 (13.27%) User Stories
10 12 (12.24%) Test Automation
11 11 (11.22%) Test Management
12 10 (10.20%) Project Management
13 9 (9.18%) Manual Testing
14 8 (8.16%) Performance Testing
15 7 (7.14%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (23.47%) SQL
2 13 (13.27%) PHP
3 11 (11.22%) C#
4 10 (10.20%) Python
5 9 (9.18%) Java
5 9 (9.18%) T-SQL
6 5 (5.10%) JavaScript
7 3 (3.06%) Ruby
8 2 (2.04%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.04%) Perl
8 2 (2.04%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.02%) VBScript
9 1 (1.02%) C++
9 1 (1.02%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (20.41%) ISEB
2 19 (19.39%) ISTQB
3 17 (17.35%) Degree
4 5 (5.10%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.12%) SLA
2 3 (3.06%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (2.04%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.02%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (8.16%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.04%) Oracle ZFS
2 2 (2.04%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (2.04%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 10 (10.20%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.18%) SAP
2 9 (9.18%) HP
3 2 (2.04%) EMC
3 2 (2.04%) CommVault
3 2 (2.04%) NetApp
3 2 (2.04%) Oracle
3 2 (2.04%) Sun
4 1 (1.02%) VMware
4 1 (1.02%) Acronis
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £34000 - £38000 per annum + exceptional benefits package!!!
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £60000 - £650000 per annum + 30 days hol, flexitime
Posted: 8 days ago
Southampton
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Southampton
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £34000 - £38000 per annum + exceptional benefits package!!!
Posted: 20 days ago
Southampton
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £60000 - £650000 per annum + 30 days hol, flexitime
Posted: 22 days ago