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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 76 53 49
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -4
Permanent jobs citing QA 16 33 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 1.81% 3.65% 4.13%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.38% 29.73% 18.82%
Number of salaries quoted 11 32 31
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +14.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £21,600 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £60,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
104 111 170
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 11.79% 12.27% 21.94%
Number of salaries quoted 83 91 161
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £32,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% +0.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,250 £22,500 £17,100
10% offered a salary of more than £48,750 £47,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -1.23%

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 January 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Southampton

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 23 (62.16%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (35.14%) Regression Testing
2 13 (35.14%) Selenium
3 12 (32.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (32.43%) System Testing
4 11 (29.73%) Git (software)
5 10 (27.03%) Test Management
5 10 (27.03%) Linux
6 9 (24.32%) TDD
6 9 (24.32%) BDD
6 9 (24.32%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (24.32%) User Stories
6 9 (24.32%) Mentoring
6 9 (24.32%) Coaching
7 8 (21.62%) Mobile App
7 8 (21.62%) Gherkin
7 8 (21.62%) Automation Testing
7 8 (21.62%) Cucumber
7 8 (21.62%) Web Testing
7 8 (21.62%) JIRA
7 8 (21.62%) Test Automation
7 8 (21.62%) Penetration Testing
7 8 (21.62%) Python
7 8 (21.62%) QuickTest Pro
7 8 (21.62%) LoadRunner
7 8 (21.62%) PHP
8 7 (18.92%) Windows
8 7 (18.92%) Integration Acceptance Testing
8 7 (18.92%) Scrum
8 7 (18.92%) Test Scripting

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 4 (10.81%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.70%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.51%) SaaS
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.41%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.51%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (35.14%) Selenium
2 11 (29.73%) Git (software)
3 8 (21.62%) Cucumber
3 8 (21.62%) JIRA
3 8 (21.62%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (21.62%) LoadRunner
4 6 (16.22%) Selenium IDE
5 3 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.70%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.70%) JUnit
6 1 (2.70%) Android Studio
6 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.70%) Gerrit
General
1 6 (16.22%) Retail
2 2 (5.41%) Games
3 1 (2.70%) Finance
3 1 (2.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (48.65%) Analyst
2 15 (40.54%) Test Analyst
3 7 (18.92%) Test Engineer
4 6 (16.22%) QA Engineer
5 5 (13.51%) Senior Test Analyst
5 5 (13.51%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (10.81%) Agile Test Analyst
6 4 (10.81%) QA Specialist
7 3 (8.11%) Junior
7 3 (8.11%) Quality Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) QA Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Testing Specialist
7 3 (8.11%) Junior Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) Senior Software Test Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) QA Tester
8 2 (5.41%) Senior Test Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Tester
8 2 (5.41%) Consultant
8 2 (5.41%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.62%) Gherkin
2 5 (13.51%) CGI
3 3 (8.11%) HTML
4 2 (5.41%) .NET Framework
4 2 (5.41%) REST
4 2 (5.41%) .NET
5 1 (2.70%) CSS
5 1 (2.70%) Web Services
5 1 (2.70%) Android SDK
5 1 (2.70%) Velocity
5 1 (2.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) Mobile App
2 7 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (13.51%) Replication
4 3 (8.11%) EPoS
5 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.70%) User Experience
5 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.03%) Linux
2 7 (18.92%) Windows
3 1 (2.70%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (62.16%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (35.14%) Regression Testing
3 12 (32.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (32.43%) System Testing
4 10 (27.03%) Test Management
5 9 (24.32%) TDD
5 9 (24.32%) BDD
5 9 (24.32%) Continuous Improvement
5 9 (24.32%) User Stories
5 9 (24.32%) Mentoring
5 9 (24.32%) Coaching
6 8 (21.62%) Automation Testing
6 8 (21.62%) Web Testing
6 8 (21.62%) Test Automation
6 8 (21.62%) Penetration Testing
7 7 (18.92%) Integration Acceptance Testing
7 7 (18.92%) Scrum
7 7 (18.92%) Test Scripting
7 7 (18.92%) Test Planning
8 6 (16.22%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.62%) Python
1 8 (21.62%) PHP
2 4 (10.81%) SQL
3 3 (8.11%) Java
4 2 (5.41%) C#
5 1 (2.70%) C++
5 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.70%) Perl
5 1 (2.70%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) ISEB
2 4 (10.81%) Degree
3 1 (2.70%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) SAP
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
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