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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 64 49 53
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +4
Permanent jobs citing QA 29 32 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 2.93% 3.60% 3.63%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.58% 29.09% 17.07%
Number of salaries quoted 19 29 26
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £25,800 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,600 £58,000 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
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
123 110 164
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 12.42% 12.36% 21.27%
Number of salaries quoted 104 84 151
Average salary £37,250 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.61% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,300 £16,700
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £43,700
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 2 March 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Southampton

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 27 (58.70%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (36.96%) SQL
3 12 (26.09%) Selenium
4 11 (23.91%) Scrum
4 11 (23.91%) Regression Testing
4 11 (23.91%) Linux
4 11 (23.91%) Mentoring
5 10 (21.74%) Coaching
5 10 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (21.74%) Integration Testing
5 10 (21.74%) System Testing
6 9 (19.57%) Test Scripting
6 9 (19.57%) Test Automation
7 8 (17.39%) Git (software)
7 8 (17.39%) Performance Testing
7 8 (17.39%) Integration Acceptance Testing
7 8 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (15.22%) Test Management
8 7 (15.22%) Automation Testing
8 7 (15.22%) QuickTest Pro
8 7 (15.22%) SQL Server
8 7 (15.22%) Java
8 7 (15.22%) Degree
8 7 (15.22%) Replication
9 6 (13.04%) TDD
9 6 (13.04%) Retail
9 6 (13.04%) HTML
9 6 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (13.04%) User Stories
9 6 (13.04%) BDD

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 5 (10.87%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (8.70%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.22%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.70%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (8.70%) RDBMS
2 4 (8.70%) SQLPlus
2 4 (8.70%) Oracle Database
2 4 (8.70%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (26.09%) Selenium
2 8 (17.39%) Git (software)
3 7 (15.22%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (10.87%) LoadRunner
4 5 (10.87%) JIRA
4 5 (10.87%) Cucumber
5 3 (6.52%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (6.52%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (2.17%) Android Studio
6 1 (2.17%) Gerrit
6 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.17%) JUnit
6 1 (2.17%) Eclipse
General
1 6 (13.04%) Retail
2 5 (10.87%) Finance
2 5 (10.87%) Games
3 4 (8.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (34.78%) Analyst
2 13 (28.26%) Test Analyst
3 5 (10.87%) Tester
3 5 (10.87%) Software Tester
3 5 (10.87%) QA Tester
3 5 (10.87%) QA Engineer
3 5 (10.87%) Agile Test Analyst
3 5 (10.87%) QA Specialist
4 4 (8.70%) Oracle Applications DBA
4 4 (8.70%) Oracle DBA
4 4 (8.70%) Test Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Applications Specialist
4 4 (8.70%) DBA
4 4 (8.70%) Test Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Junior
5 3 (6.52%) Developer
5 3 (6.52%) QA Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Quality Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Junior Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.04%) HTML
2 5 (10.87%) Gherkin
3 4 (8.70%) Middleware
4 3 (6.52%) CGI
5 2 (4.35%) REST
5 2 (4.35%) .NET Framework
5 2 (4.35%) .NET
6 1 (2.17%) CSS
6 1 (2.17%) Web Services
6 1 (2.17%) MDX
6 1 (2.17%) Velocity
6 1 (2.17%) RESTful
6 1 (2.17%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (15.22%) Replication
3 5 (10.87%) Management Information System
3 5 (10.87%) Mobile App
4 4 (8.70%) Data Structures
4 4 (8.70%) Clustering
5 3 (6.52%) EPoS
5 3 (6.52%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.17%) User Experience
6 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (23.91%) Linux
2 5 (10.87%) Windows
3 4 (8.70%) UNIX
4 1 (2.17%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.17%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (58.70%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (23.91%) Regression Testing
2 11 (23.91%) Scrum
2 11 (23.91%) Mentoring
3 10 (21.74%) Coaching
3 10 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (21.74%) Integration Testing
3 10 (21.74%) System Testing
4 9 (19.57%) Test Scripting
4 9 (19.57%) Test Automation
5 8 (17.39%) Performance Testing
5 8 (17.39%) Integration Acceptance Testing
6 7 (15.22%) Automation Testing
6 7 (15.22%) Test Management
7 6 (13.04%) BDD
7 6 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (13.04%) User Stories
7 6 (13.04%) TDD
8 5 (10.87%) Software Testing
8 5 (10.87%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (36.96%) SQL
2 7 (15.22%) Java
3 5 (10.87%) Perl
3 5 (10.87%) PHP
3 5 (10.87%) Python
4 4 (8.70%) Shell Script
4 4 (8.70%) PL/SQL
5 3 (6.52%) C#
6 2 (4.35%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.17%) C++
7 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.17%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (15.22%) Degree
2 5 (10.87%) VCP4
2 5 (10.87%) ISEB
3 4 (8.70%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (8.70%) Oracle RMAN
1 4 (8.70%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 5 (10.87%) SAP
2 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.70%) Sun
2 4 (8.70%) HP
2 4 (8.70%) EMC
2 4 (8.70%) CommVault
2 4 (8.70%) NetApp
2 4 (8.70%) Oracle
Southampton, Hampshire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £24,000 per annum dependant on experience
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Salary: £42000 - £47000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £28000 - £36000 per annum + Incredible benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Southampton
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Specsavers
Posted: 27 days ago
Southampton
Specsavers
Posted: 27 days ago