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 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 39 53 34
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -19
Permanent jobs citing QA 51 27 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 5.80% 2.89% 6.46%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.90% 21.95% 31.74%
Number of salaries quoted 35 23 50
Average salary £40,000 £30,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,200 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £43,700 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £39,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.41% +2.63%
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
155 123 167
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 17.61% 13.18% 20.37%
Number of salaries quoted 127 105 152
Average salary £37,000 £33,500 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.44% -15.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,100 £22,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £60,000 £52,500
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 4 May 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Southampton

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 32 (48.48%) SQL
2 28 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 18 (27.27%) Scrum
5 17 (25.76%) Degree
6 15 (22.73%) Software Testing
7 13 (19.70%) ISTQB
7 13 (19.70%) Performance Testing
7 13 (19.70%) Test Scripting
7 13 (19.70%) Mentoring
8 12 (18.18%) Integration Testing
8 12 (18.18%) Replication
8 12 (18.18%) Finance
8 12 (18.18%) Microsoft
8 12 (18.18%) ISEB
9 11 (16.67%) HP
9 11 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
9 11 (16.67%) SAP
9 11 (16.67%) Automation Testing
10 10 (15.15%) Coaching
10 10 (15.15%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (15.15%) Test Automation
10 10 (15.15%) Windows
10 10 (15.15%) Regression Testing
10 10 (15.15%) Selenium
10 10 (15.15%) System Testing
11 9 (13.64%) Linux
12 8 (12.12%) C#
12 8 (12.12%) Integration Acceptance Testing
12 8 (12.12%) SLA

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 7 (10.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (9.09%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.09%) CTI
2 2 (3.03%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.52%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (10.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 7 (10.61%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (9.09%) RDBMS
3 6 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (9.09%) SQLPlus
3 6 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 6 (9.09%) Oracle Database
4 5 (7.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.52%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 10 (15.15%) Selenium
3 3 (4.55%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.03%) JIRA
4 2 (3.03%) Maven
4 2 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.03%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.52%) Gerrit
5 1 (1.52%) Git (software)
General
1 12 (18.18%) Finance
2 6 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 4 (6.06%) Retail
3 4 (6.06%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (22.73%) Analyst
2 14 (21.21%) Test Analyst
3 11 (16.67%) QA Specialist
4 10 (15.15%) Developer
5 9 (13.64%) QA Engineer
6 8 (12.12%) Test Specialist
7 6 (9.09%) Test Manager
7 6 (9.09%) Applications Specialist
7 6 (9.09%) DBA
7 6 (9.09%) Oracle DBA
7 6 (9.09%) Oracle Applications DBA
8 4 (6.06%) Senior Developer
8 4 (6.06%) Tester
8 4 (6.06%) QA Tester
8 4 (6.06%) SQL Developer
8 4 (6.06%) Software Tester
8 4 (6.06%) Test Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) Agile Test Analyst
9 3 (4.55%) Testing Specialist
9 3 (4.55%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.09%) CGI
1 6 (9.09%) Middleware
2 5 (7.58%) .NET
3 4 (6.06%) ASP.NET
3 4 (6.06%) HTML
4 2 (3.03%) XML
4 2 (3.03%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.03%) MDX
4 2 (3.03%) REST
4 2 (3.03%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.52%) WCF
5 1 (1.52%) WPF
5 1 (1.52%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.18%) Replication
2 8 (12.12%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (10.61%) Management Information System
4 6 (9.09%) Clustering
4 6 (9.09%) Data Structures
5 5 (7.58%) Computer Science
6 3 (4.55%) EPoS
7 1 (1.52%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.15%) Windows
2 9 (13.64%) Linux
3 6 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (27.27%) Scrum
3 15 (22.73%) Software Testing
4 13 (19.70%) Performance Testing
4 13 (19.70%) Test Scripting
4 13 (19.70%) Mentoring
5 12 (18.18%) Integration Testing
6 11 (16.67%) Automation Testing
7 10 (15.15%) Coaching
7 10 (15.15%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (15.15%) Test Automation
7 10 (15.15%) Regression Testing
7 10 (15.15%) System Testing
8 8 (12.12%) Integration Acceptance Testing
8 8 (12.12%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (10.61%) Test Planning
9 7 (10.61%) Functional Testing
9 7 (10.61%) Feature Driven Development
9 7 (10.61%) Data Management
9 7 (10.61%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 32 (48.48%) SQL
2 8 (12.12%) C#
3 7 (10.61%) Java
3 7 (10.61%) Perl
4 6 (9.09%) PL/SQL
4 6 (9.09%) T-SQL
4 6 (9.09%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.03%) C++
5 2 (3.03%) PHP
5 2 (3.03%) Python
5 2 (3.03%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.52%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.52%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (25.76%) Degree
2 13 (19.70%) ISTQB
3 12 (18.18%) ISEB
4 5 (7.58%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.12%) SLA
2 1 (1.52%) HL7
System Software
1 6 (9.09%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.52%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (9.09%) Oracle RMAN
1 6 (9.09%) Data Guard
2 4 (6.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 11 (16.67%) HP
2 11 (16.67%) SAP
3 6 (9.09%) Oracle
3 6 (9.09%) Sun
3 6 (9.09%) EMC
3 6 (9.09%) NetApp
3 6 (9.09%) CommVault
4 1 (1.52%) Acronis
4 1 (1.52%) VMware
Southampton, Hampshire
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £130,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Benefits, Bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £24,000 per annum dependant on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago