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

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 70 39 39
Rank change year-on-year
-31 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 19 51 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 2.18% 6.23% 6.60%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.34% 33.12% 28.93%
Number of salaries quoted 12 45 44
Average salary £35,000 £47,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.31% +26.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,550 £57,500 £52,000
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
154 154 197
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 17.64% 18.83% 22.83%
Number of salaries quoted 146 147 181
Average salary £40,000 £30,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,600 £23,400 £26,050
10% offered a salary of more than £55,400 £48,000 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 30 September 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Southampton

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 30 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 16 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (38.71%) Mobile App
2 12 (38.71%) Regression Testing
3 11 (35.48%) BDD
3 11 (35.48%) TDD
4 10 (32.26%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (32.26%) System Testing
4 10 (32.26%) Gherkin
4 10 (32.26%) User Stories
4 10 (32.26%) SQL Server
5 9 (29.03%) Automation Testing
5 9 (29.03%) Test Strategy
5 9 (29.03%) Selenium
5 9 (29.03%) Test Management
6 8 (25.81%) Git (software)
6 8 (25.81%) Software Testing
6 8 (25.81%) Cucumber
6 8 (25.81%) Web Testing
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%) Penetration Testing
7 7 (22.58%) JIRA
7 7 (22.58%) Automated Testing
8 6 (19.35%) Unit Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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%) Games
1 1 (3.23%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (38.71%) Test Engineer
2 7 (22.58%) QA Engineer
3 6 (19.35%) Senior Test Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) Senior Test Analyst
4 5 (16.13%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (16.13%) Developer
4 5 (16.13%) Analyst
4 5 (16.13%) Test Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) Software Developer
6 3 (9.68%) Tester
6 3 (9.68%) QA Tester
6 3 (9.68%) .NET Developer
6 3 (9.68%) .NET Software Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Consultant
7 2 (6.45%) Test Manager
8 1 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (3.23%) Junior
8 1 (3.23%) Architect
8 1 (3.23%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (32.26%) Gherkin
2 6 (19.35%) CGI
3 5 (16.13%) HTML
3 5 (16.13%) Web Services
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
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 16 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (38.71%) Regression Testing
3 11 (35.48%) TDD
3 11 (35.48%) BDD
4 10 (32.26%) System Testing
4 10 (32.26%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (32.26%) User Stories
5 9 (29.03%) Automation Testing
5 9 (29.03%) Test Management
5 9 (29.03%) Test Strategy
6 8 (25.81%) Web Testing
6 8 (25.81%) Software Testing
7 7 (22.58%) Penetration Testing
7 7 (22.58%) Automated Testing
8 6 (19.35%) Unit Testing
8 6 (19.35%) Test Planning
9 5 (16.13%) Manual Testing
9 5 (16.13%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (9.68%) 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
3 4 (12.90%) C#
4 3 (9.68%) Java
5 2 (6.45%) C++
6 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
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum Bonus + Healthcare + Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: £18,000 - £22,000
Posted: 12 days ago
Southampton
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + van
Posted: 24 days ago