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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 66 77 53
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -24
Permanent jobs citing QA 24 17 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 3.08% 1.81% 3.87%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.24% 14.41% 28.69%
Number of salaries quoted 22 11 34
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,250 £22,000 £27,150
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £42,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £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
99 118 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 12.71% 12.54% 13.48%
Number of salaries quoted 88 97 99
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £22,475
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,500 £82,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -

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 10 February 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Southampton

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 37 (69.81%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (47.17%) Selenium
3 22 (41.51%) TDD
4 18 (33.96%) Software Testing
4 18 (33.96%) Scrum
4 18 (33.96%) Cucumber
5 16 (30.19%) Jenkins
5 16 (30.19%) Software Engineering
5 16 (30.19%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (22.64%) BDD
7 11 (20.75%) Automation Testing
7 11 (20.75%) Windows
7 11 (20.75%) OO
8 10 (18.87%) PHP
9 9 (16.98%) C#
9 9 (16.98%) ISEB
9 9 (16.98%) SDLC
10 8 (15.09%) Windows Server
10 8 (15.09%) OOP
10 8 (15.09%) SQL
10 8 (15.09%) SQL Server
10 8 (15.09%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (15.09%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (15.09%) ISTQB
11 7 (13.21%) MVC
11 7 (13.21%) ASP.NET
11 7 (13.21%) CSS
11 7 (13.21%) .NET
11 7 (13.21%) HTML
11 7 (13.21%) JavaScript

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (5.66%) Node.js
2 2 (3.77%) Apache
2 2 (3.77%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (5.66%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.32%) CTI
2 1 (1.89%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (1.89%) SAN
2 1 (1.89%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.09%) PostgreSQL
1 8 (15.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 25 (47.17%) Selenium
2 18 (33.96%) Cucumber
3 16 (30.19%) Jenkins
4 6 (11.32%) HP UFT
4 6 (11.32%) JIRA
4 6 (11.32%) JMeter
4 6 (11.32%) Maven
4 6 (11.32%) WebDriver
5 5 (9.43%) PHPUnit
6 3 (5.66%) Gatling
6 3 (5.66%) Git (software)
6 3 (5.66%) Subversion
7 2 (3.77%) LoadRunner
7 2 (3.77%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.89%) NUnit
8 1 (1.89%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (5.66%) Finance
2 2 (3.77%) Retail
2 2 (3.77%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (22.64%) Analyst
1 12 (22.64%) Test Analyst
2 11 (20.75%) Developer
2 11 (20.75%) QA Engineer
2 11 (20.75%) QA Leader
3 8 (15.09%) Test Engineer
4 6 (11.32%) QA Manager
4 6 (11.32%) QA Test Manager
4 6 (11.32%) Senior Test Engineer
4 6 (11.32%) Test Manager
5 5 (9.43%) Agile Test Manager
5 5 (9.43%) C# Developer
5 5 (9.43%) Quality Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) Test Leader
6 4 (7.55%) .NET Developer
6 4 (7.55%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (7.55%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Web Developer
7 3 (5.66%) Software Developer
7 3 (5.66%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.21%) .NET
1 7 (13.21%) ASP.NET
1 7 (13.21%) CSS
1 7 (13.21%) CSS3
1 7 (13.21%) HTML
1 7 (13.21%) HTML5
1 7 (13.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 6 (11.32%) CGI
3 5 (9.43%) AngularJS
3 5 (9.43%) Gherkin
4 4 (7.55%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (7.55%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (7.55%) jQuery
4 4 (7.55%) JSON
4 4 (7.55%) Sass
5 3 (5.66%) Behat
5 3 (5.66%) RESTful
5 3 (5.66%) XHTML
5 3 (5.66%) Zend Framework
6 2 (3.77%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (11.32%) Replication
2 3 (5.66%) User Experience
3 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.77%) iPad
3 2 (3.77%) Wiki
4 1 (1.89%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.89%) Contactless
4 1 (1.89%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.89%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.75%) Windows
2 8 (15.09%) Windows Server
3 4 (7.55%) Linux
4 1 (1.89%) Solaris
4 1 (1.89%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (69.81%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (41.51%) TDD
3 18 (33.96%) Scrum
3 18 (33.96%) Software Testing
4 16 (30.19%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (30.19%) Software Engineering
5 12 (22.64%) BDD
6 11 (20.75%) Automation Testing
6 11 (20.75%) OO
7 9 (16.98%) SDLC
8 8 (15.09%) OOP
8 8 (15.09%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (13.21%) Mentoring
9 7 (13.21%) MVC
9 7 (13.21%) Test Planning
9 7 (13.21%) User Stories
10 6 (11.32%) Coaching
10 6 (11.32%) Functional Testing
10 6 (11.32%) Non-Functional Testing
10 6 (11.32%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.87%) PHP
2 9 (16.98%) C#
3 8 (15.09%) SQL
4 7 (13.21%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.66%) Bash Shell
5 3 (5.66%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.77%) Java
6 2 (3.77%) Python
6 2 (3.77%) Ruby
7 1 (1.89%) Perl
7 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (16.98%) ISEB
2 8 (15.09%) ISTQB
3 6 (11.32%) Security Cleared
4 3 (5.66%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.89%) VMware ESX
1 1 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.89%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (5.66%) Twitter
1 3 (5.66%) Zend
2 2 (3.77%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle
3 1 (1.89%) Sun
3 1 (1.89%) VMware