The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Southampton with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 37 38
Rank change year-on-year -19 +1  
Permanent jobs citing QA 14 46 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 2.51% 6.34% 6.12%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.95% 39.32% 44.76%
Number of salaries quoted 11 46 43
Median salary £57,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +35.29% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £22,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.93%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Southampton with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Southampton
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 61 117 105
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 10.95% 16.14% 13.67%
Number of salaries quoted 50 114 93
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,100 £21,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton citing QA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Southampton

QA
Salary Trend in Southampton

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

Salary trend for QA in Southampton

QA
Salary Histogram in Southampton

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Southampton over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Southampton

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Southampton region with a requirement for QA.

1 21 (61.76%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (41.18%) Software Engineering
3 13 (38.24%) Test Automation
3 13 (38.24%) C#
4 11 (32.35%) Scrum
5 10 (29.41%) Degree
5 10 (29.41%) Selenium
6 9 (26.47%) OOP
7 8 (23.53%) Software Testing
7 8 (23.53%) Web Testing
7 8 (23.53%) Mobile App
8 7 (20.59%) Test Scripting
8 7 (20.59%) Retail
8 7 (20.59%) ISTQB
8 7 (20.59%) ISEB
9 6 (17.65%) Project Management
9 6 (17.65%) OO
9 6 (17.65%) ITIL
9 6 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (17.65%) SaaS
9 6 (17.65%) DevOps
10 5 (14.71%) Prototyping
10 5 (14.71%) Scenario Testing
10 5 (14.71%) Jenkins
10 5 (14.71%) Vagrant
10 5 (14.71%) Ansible
10 5 (14.71%) Docker
10 5 (14.71%) Apple iOS
10 5 (14.71%) Git (software)
10 5 (14.71%) Rapid Prototyping

QA
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 (2.94%) CMS
1 1 (2.94%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (5.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (5.88%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.65%) SaaS
2 2 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.94%) Google App Engine
3 1 (2.94%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) Network Security
2 1 (2.94%) 2G
2 1 (2.94%) 3G
2 1 (2.94%) LTE
Development Applications
1 10 (29.41%) Selenium
2 5 (14.71%) Git (software)
2 5 (14.71%) Jenkins
2 5 (14.71%) Vagrant
3 4 (11.76%) HP UFT
4 2 (5.88%) Cucumber
4 2 (5.88%) JIRA
4 2 (5.88%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (2.94%) Codeception
5 1 (2.94%) Moq
5 1 (2.94%) NUnit
5 1 (2.94%) PHPUnit
5 1 (2.94%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.94%) TestRail
5 1 (2.94%) YouTrack
General
1 7 (20.59%) Retail
2 2 (5.88%) Finance
3 1 (2.94%) Back Office
3 1 (2.94%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (20.59%) QA Engineer
1 7 (20.59%) Test Engineer
2 6 (17.65%) Developer
3 5 (14.71%) Project Manager
4 4 (11.76%) QA Test Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Software Test Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Android Developer
5 3 (8.82%) DevOps Manager
5 3 (8.82%) Integration Specialist
5 3 (8.82%) iOS Android Developer
5 3 (8.82%) iOS Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Mobile Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 3 (8.82%) Software Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Software QA Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Software Test Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Test Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Applications Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) .NET
1 2 (5.88%) Gherkin
2 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.94%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (2.94%) Backbone.js
2 1 (2.94%) CSS
2 1 (2.94%) HTML
2 1 (2.94%) jQuery
2 1 (2.94%) Node.js
2 1 (2.94%) REST
2 1 (2.94%) RESTful
2 1 (2.94%) Spring Boot
2 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) Mobile App
2 5 (14.71%) Computer Science
3 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (8.82%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.94%) EFT
5 1 (2.94%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (2.94%) EPoS
5 1 (2.94%) Smart Energy
5 1 (2.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.71%) Android
1 5 (14.71%) Apple iOS
2 3 (8.82%) Windows
3 1 (2.94%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (2.94%) Linux
3 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (61.76%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (41.18%) Software Engineering
3 13 (38.24%) Test Automation
4 11 (32.35%) Scrum
5 9 (26.47%) OOP
6 8 (23.53%) Software Testing
6 8 (23.53%) Web Testing
7 7 (20.59%) Test Scripting
8 6 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (17.65%) DevOps
8 6 (17.65%) ITIL
8 6 (17.65%) OO
8 6 (17.65%) Project Management
9 5 (14.71%) Integration Testing
9 5 (14.71%) Prototyping
9 5 (14.71%) Rapid Prototyping
9 5 (14.71%) Regression Testing
9 5 (14.71%) Scenario Testing
9 5 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (11.76%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 13 (38.24%) C#
2 5 (14.71%) Java
3 3 (8.82%) Objective-C
4 2 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.88%) PHP
4 2 (5.88%) Ruby
5 1 (2.94%) C
5 1 (2.94%) C++
5 1 (2.94%) Delphi
5 1 (2.94%) Embedded C
5 1 (2.94%) Embedded C++
5 1 (2.94%) SQL
5 1 (2.94%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (29.41%) Degree
2 7 (20.59%) ISEB
2 7 (20.59%) ISTQB
3 4 (11.76%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (14.71%) Docker
2 1 (2.94%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) Ansible
2 1 (2.94%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1 (2.94%) Google
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.94%) Xamarin
Southampton, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Flexible Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton
aap3
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 24 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Sanderson
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 12 days ago