The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £36,500 in advertised job vacancies in Southampton during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance Engineer
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 83 83
Rank change year-on-year +15 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 5 5 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 0.80% 0.62% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.63% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 5 5 2
Median salary £36,500 £37,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.66% -16.66%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.66% -11.76%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Southampton. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Southampton
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 602 796 941
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 96.32% 98.39% 99.05%
Number of salaries quoted 552 761 720
Median salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton that featured QA Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for QA Engineer in Southampton

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in Southampton

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

Salary trend for QA Engineer in Southampton

QA Engineer
Salary Histogram in Southampton

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Engineer in Southampton over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Engineer in Southampton

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, QA Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Southampton region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (80.00%) Selenium
2 4 (80.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (80.00%) Manual Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Automated Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (80.00%) Degree
2 4 (80.00%) OOP
3 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Web Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Automation Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Gherkin
4 2 (40.00%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (40.00%) Software Delivery
4 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Scrum
4 2 (40.00%) Ruby
4 2 (40.00%) HP UFT
4 2 (40.00%) OO
4 2 (40.00%) Java
5 1 (20.00%) Windows
5 1 (20.00%) SOA
5 1 (20.00%) ISEB
5 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (20.00%) NUnit
5 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
5 1 (20.00%) JIRA

QA Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (20.00%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (40.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (20.00%) Moq
3 1 (20.00%) NUnit
3 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (20.00%) TeamCity
3 1 (20.00%) TestRail
3 1 (20.00%) YouTrack
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Android
1 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Automated Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Manual Testing
2 4 (80.00%) OOP
2 4 (80.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (60.00%) Automation Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Web Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (40.00%) OO
4 2 (40.00%) Scrum
4 2 (40.00%) Software Delivery
5 1 (20.00%) Case Management
5 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (20.00%) Issue Tracking
5 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (20.00%) SOA
5 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Xamarin
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago