Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Southampton during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 119 108
Rank change year-on-year +16 -11 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 16 2 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 1.10% 0.15% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 0.15% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 15 2 11
Southampton median annual salary £42,500 £52,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -19.05% -16.00% +108.33%
10th Percentile £32,500 £48,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £47,500 £56,250 £63,750
Hampshire median annual salary £44,000 £48,750 £33,250
% change year-on-year -9.74% +46.62% +6.40%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Southampton
Permanent vacancies in Southampton with a recognized job title 1403 1312 1342
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.83% 97.11% 98.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1282 1169 1201
Southampton median annual salary £37,500 £41,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.64% +1.22% +9.33%
10th Percentile £22,500 £24,700 £22,500
90th Percentile £59,900 £60,000 £61,250
Hampshire median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +6.25%

QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

Job postings that featured QA Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Southampton.

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 6 months to 23 November 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 23 November 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 16 (100.00%) QA
1 16 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (87.50%) Selenium
4 12 (75.00%) Mobile App
5 11 (68.75%) Apple iOS
5 11 (68.75%) Manual Testing
5 11 (68.75%) Degree
6 10 (62.50%) Java
6 10 (62.50%) JUnit
6 10 (62.50%) Computer Science
6 10 (62.50%) Amazon AWS
6 10 (62.50%) WebDriver
6 10 (62.50%) Open Source
6 10 (62.50%) SaaS
6 10 (62.50%) Greenfield Project
6 10 (62.50%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (62.50%) React Native
6 10 (62.50%) REST
7 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 4 (25.00%) Scrum
8 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (18.75%) Acceptance Criteria
9 2 (12.50%) ATDD
9 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
9 2 (12.50%) BDD
9 2 (12.50%) Kanban
9 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
9 2 (12.50%) TDD

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 10 (62.50%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (62.50%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 14 (87.50%) Selenium
2 10 (62.50%) JUnit
2 10 (62.50%) WebDriver
3 1 (6.25%) Appium
3 1 (6.25%) JIRA
3 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (6.25%) Marketing
1 1 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (62.50%) React Native
1 10 (62.50%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (75.00%) Mobile App
2 10 (62.50%) Computer Science
2 10 (62.50%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) Apple iOS
2 1 (6.25%) Android
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (68.75%) Manual Testing
4 10 (62.50%) Open Source
5 4 (25.00%) Scrum
5 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (18.75%) Acceptance Criteria
6 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (12.50%) ATDD
7 2 (12.50%) BDD
7 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Kanban
7 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
7 2 (12.50%) TDD
8 1 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (6.25%) Load Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Performance Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (68.75%) Degree
2 10 (62.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (6.25%) ISEB
3 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft