Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Hampshire with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South East > Hampshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 78 62
Rank change year-on-year -13 -16 +35
Permanent jobs citing QA 219 255 312
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 3.41% 3.70% 4.40%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.01% 30.11% 38.05%
Number of salaries quoted 181 246 287
Hampshire median annual salary £42,500 £44,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.41% +14.29% -3.75%
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,875 £25,500
90th Percentile £53,000 £60,625 £61,250
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year - +1.12% +5.95%

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Hampshire with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Hampshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 782 847 820
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 12.18% 12.30% 11.57%
Number of salaries quoted 656 676 690
Hampshire median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,750 £23,975
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £61,250
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hampshire.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Hampshire

QA
Salary Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA in Hampshire.

Salary trend for QA in Hampshire

QA
Salary Histogram in Hampshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Hampshire over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Hampshire

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Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Hampshire region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Southampton +11 82 £40,000 -5.88% 6
Winchester +29 37 £32,500 +3.17% 1
Farnborough -8 29 £47,500 -13.64% 2
Basingstoke -21 17 £42,500 - 1
Fareham -18 14 £40,000 -15.79% 2
Portsmouth -32 13 £47,500 -3.06% 3
Petersfield +13 6 - -
Fleet +30 2 £47,500 +15.15% 1
Havant - 2 £25,000 -
Aldershot +16 1 £45,000 +12.50%
Andover +9 1 £57,500 +15.58%
Eastleigh -6 1 £47,500 -5.00%
Ringwood - 1 £47,500 -
Waterlooville - 1 £25,000 -
QA
South East

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Hampshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 120 (54.79%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (47.03%) C#
3 88 (40.18%) Test Automation
4 83 (37.90%) .NET
5 80 (36.53%) SQL
6 76 (34.70%) Selenium
7 64 (29.22%) SQL Server
8 54 (24.66%) Scrum
9 52 (23.74%) JavaScript
10 51 (23.29%) MVC
11 50 (22.83%) WebDriver
12 49 (22.37%) HTML
13 48 (21.92%) Visual Studio
14 47 (21.46%) Java
15 41 (18.72%) XML
15 41 (18.72%) Software Testing
15 41 (18.72%) Manual Testing
16 36 (16.44%) TDD
16 36 (16.44%) jQuery
16 36 (16.44%) SQL Server 2008
17 35 (15.98%) SQL Server 2012
17 35 (15.98%) VB.NET
18 33 (15.07%) Ajax
19 32 (14.61%) Telerik
19 32 (14.61%) Windows
19 32 (14.61%) IIS
19 32 (14.61%) Microsoft
20 31 (14.16%) Mentoring
21 30 (13.70%) Finance
22 27 (12.33%) Degree

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 32 (14.61%) IIS
2 8 (3.65%) NServiceBus
3 3 (1.37%) Apache
4 2 (0.91%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (0.91%) CMS
4 2 (0.91%) GemFire
5 1 (0.46%) Confluence
5 1 (0.46%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.46%) SAS
5 1 (0.46%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.46%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (5.48%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.37%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.91%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.46%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (2.28%) SAP CO
1 5 (2.28%) SAP FI
1 5 (2.28%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.46%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.39%) SaaS
2 13 (5.94%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (3.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.37%) GitHub
5 2 (0.91%) PaaS
6 1 (0.46%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.46%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.91%) Internet
1 2 (0.91%) Network Security
2 1 (0.46%) SMS
2 1 (0.46%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (29.22%) SQL Server
2 36 (16.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 35 (15.98%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (6.39%) NoSQL
5 8 (3.65%) Redis
5 8 (3.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (3.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.83%) Big Data
7 2 (0.91%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.91%) Geospatial Data
7 2 (0.91%) GIS
7 2 (0.91%) HBase
8 1 (0.46%) Cognos Impromptu
8 1 (0.46%) MySQL
8 1 (0.46%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 76 (34.70%) Selenium
2 50 (22.83%) WebDriver
3 48 (21.92%) Visual Studio
4 26 (11.87%) JUnit
5 21 (9.59%) JIRA
6 16 (7.31%) Cucumber
7 12 (5.48%) Git (software)
7 12 (5.48%) JMeter
7 12 (5.48%) SoapUI
8 11 (5.02%) Jenkins
9 10 (4.57%) HP UFT
9 10 (4.57%) Moq
9 10 (4.57%) NUnit
9 10 (4.57%) SpecFlow
9 10 (4.57%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (4.57%) TestNG
10 5 (2.28%) RSpec
11 4 (1.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (1.83%) Eclipse
11 4 (1.83%) IntelliJ
General
1 30 (13.70%) Finance
2 19 (8.68%) Retail
3 14 (6.39%) Manufacturing
4 11 (5.02%) Marketing
5 8 (3.65%) Back Office
6 7 (3.20%) Telecoms
7 6 (2.74%) Publishing
8 5 (2.28%) Electronics
9 4 (1.83%) Banking
9 4 (1.83%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.83%) Military
10 3 (1.37%) Legal
11 1 (0.46%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.46%) Automotive
11 1 (0.46%) Law
11 1 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 57 (26.03%) Developer
2 41 (18.72%) Analyst
3 38 (17.35%) QA Engineer
4 35 (15.98%) Software Developer
5 25 (11.42%) Test Automation Engineer
5 25 (11.42%) Test Engineer
6 22 (10.05%) QA Test Engineer
7 19 (8.68%) Tester
8 18 (8.22%) QA Automation Engineer
8 18 (8.22%) Senior Developer
8 18 (8.22%) Senior Software Developer
9 16 (7.31%) Test Analyst
10 15 (6.85%) SQL Developer
10 15 (6.85%) Team Leader
11 14 (6.39%) Business Analyst
12 12 (5.48%) QA Analyst
12 12 (5.48%) QA Tester
12 12 (5.48%) Software Engineer
13 11 (5.02%) .NET Developer
14 10 (4.57%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (37.90%) .NET
2 49 (22.37%) HTML
3 41 (18.72%) XML
4 36 (16.44%) jQuery
5 33 (15.07%) Ajax
6 16 (7.31%) ASP.NET
7 15 (6.85%) CSS
8 11 (5.02%) React Native
8 11 (5.02%) REST
9 9 (4.11%) HTML5
9 9 (4.11%) Web Services
10 8 (3.65%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (3.20%) WCF
12 6 (2.74%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 6 (2.74%) WPF
13 5 (2.28%) RESTful
14 4 (1.83%) .NET Framework
14 4 (1.83%) JSON
14 4 (1.83%) Spring
14 4 (1.83%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.76%) Computer Science
2 16 (7.31%) Mobile App
3 13 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (5.02%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (3.65%) Wiki
6 4 (1.83%) Fintech
6 4 (1.83%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (1.83%) Replication
7 2 (0.91%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.91%) User Experience
7 2 (0.91%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.46%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.46%) FMCG
8 1 (0.46%) Handset
8 1 (0.46%) Verilog
8 1 (0.46%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 32 (14.61%) Windows
2 15 (6.85%) Apple iOS
3 9 (4.11%) Linux
4 6 (2.74%) Unix
5 5 (2.28%) Android
6 2 (0.91%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.46%) CentOS
7 1 (0.46%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.46%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (54.79%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (40.18%) Test Automation
3 54 (24.66%) Scrum
4 51 (23.29%) MVC
5 41 (18.72%) Manual Testing
5 41 (18.72%) Software Testing
6 36 (16.44%) TDD
7 31 (14.16%) Mentoring
8 26 (11.87%) BDD
8 26 (11.87%) SDLC
8 26 (11.87%) Unit Testing
9 23 (10.50%) Project Management
10 20 (9.13%) Stakeholder Management
11 18 (8.22%) Document Management
11 18 (8.22%) OOP
11 18 (8.22%) Performance Testing
11 18 (8.22%) Test Scripting
12 16 (7.31%) Kanban
12 16 (7.31%) Open Source
12 16 (7.31%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 103 (47.03%) C#
2 80 (36.53%) SQL
3 52 (23.74%) JavaScript
4 47 (21.46%) Java
5 35 (15.98%) VB.NET
6 23 (10.50%) Python
7 21 (9.59%) Ruby
8 8 (3.65%) Groovy
8 8 (3.65%) T-SQL
9 5 (2.28%) C
9 5 (2.28%) Perl
9 5 (2.28%) PHP
9 5 (2.28%) R
10 4 (1.83%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.83%) VB
11 2 (0.91%) C++
11 2 (0.91%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.46%) AWK
12 1 (0.46%) Tcl
12 1 (0.46%) VBA
Qualifications
1 27 (12.33%) Degree
2 20 (9.13%) ISTQB
3 19 (8.68%) Computer Science Degree
4 15 (6.85%) ISEB
5 9 (4.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (2.74%) Security Cleared
7 5 (2.28%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.46%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.46%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.65%) PMO
2 3 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.91%) SLA
4 1 (0.46%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.46%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.46%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.46%) TickIT
System Software
1 2 (0.91%) HDFS
1 2 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.46%) Docker
2 1 (0.46%) Firmware
2 1 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (5.02%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.46%) Ansible
2 1 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.46%) Puppet
2 1 (0.46%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 32 (14.61%) Microsoft
1 32 (14.61%) Telerik
2 11 (5.02%) HP
3 10 (4.57%) SAP
4 3 (1.37%) VMware
5 2 (0.91%) Citrix
6 1 (0.46%) Cadence
6 1 (0.46%) Google
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle
6 1 (0.46%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.46%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.46%) Xamarin