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 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 54 54
Rank change year-on-year +3 0  
Permanent jobs citing QA 19 36 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 3.07% 4.48% 4.17%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.67% 32.73% 23.95%
Number of salaries quoted 19 36 22
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -1.23%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,200 £31,250 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £51,250 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 60 110 167
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 9.71% 13.70% 17.41%
Number of salaries quoted 46 102 134
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £21,000 £20,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £85,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

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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

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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

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Salary Histogram in Southampton

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Southampton over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Southampton

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Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 22 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (41.18%) C#
3 13 (38.24%) Scrum
3 13 (38.24%) Software Engineering
3 13 (38.24%) Selenium
4 12 (35.29%) Degree
5 11 (32.35%) Mobile App
6 10 (29.41%) Automation Testing
6 10 (29.41%) Apple iOS
6 10 (29.41%) OO
7 9 (26.47%) OOP
8 8 (23.53%) E-Commerce
8 8 (23.53%) Web Development
8 8 (23.53%) Web Testing
8 8 (23.53%) ISTQB
9 7 (20.59%) Retail
9 7 (20.59%) Test Scripting
9 7 (20.59%) Objective-C
9 7 (20.59%) iOS Development
10 6 (17.65%) Mobile Development
10 6 (17.65%) ISEB
10 6 (17.65%) HP UFT
10 6 (17.65%) Java
10 6 (17.65%) Android
10 6 (17.65%) Software Testing
11 5 (14.71%) Manual Testing
11 5 (14.71%) Computer Science
11 5 (14.71%) Integration Testing
11 5 (14.71%) Oracle
11 5 (14.71%) B2B

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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%) Apache Spark
1 1 (2.94%) Cloud Foundry
1 1 (2.94%) CMS
1 1 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (2.94%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.94%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (2.94%) Big Data
1 1 (2.94%) Hadoop
1 1 (2.94%) HBase
1 1 (2.94%) MongoDB
1 1 (2.94%) NoSQL
1 1 (2.94%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 13 (38.24%) Selenium
2 6 (17.65%) HP UFT
3 4 (11.76%) Jenkins
3 4 (11.76%) JIRA
3 4 (11.76%) SoapUI
4 3 (8.82%) TeamCity
5 2 (5.88%) Cucumber
5 2 (5.88%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.94%) Moq
6 1 (2.94%) NUnit
6 1 (2.94%) TestRail
6 1 (2.94%) YouTrack
General
1 7 (20.59%) Retail
2 1 (2.94%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 10 (29.41%) Developer
2 7 (20.59%) iOS Developer
3 6 (17.65%) Analyst
3 6 (17.65%) Development Manager
3 6 (17.65%) Mobile Developer
3 6 (17.65%) Software Analyst
3 6 (17.65%) Software Test Analyst
3 6 (17.65%) Test Analyst
3 6 (17.65%) Test Engineer
4 5 (14.71%) QA Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Application Development Manager
5 4 (11.76%) Applications Development Manager
5 4 (11.76%) Applications Manager
5 4 (11.76%) Project Manager
5 4 (11.76%) Software Test Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Android Developer
6 3 (8.82%) Applications Developer
6 3 (8.82%) iOS Android Developer
6 3 (8.82%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 3 (8.82%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) .NET
1 4 (11.76%) Cocoa
1 4 (11.76%) Cocoa Touch
1 4 (11.76%) Core Data
1 4 (11.76%) iOS SDK
1 4 (11.76%) UIKit
2 2 (5.88%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.94%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.94%) Backbone.js
3 1 (2.94%) CSS
3 1 (2.94%) HTML
3 1 (2.94%) jQuery
3 1 (2.94%) Node.js
3 1 (2.94%) RESTful
3 1 (2.94%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 11 (32.35%) Mobile App
2 5 (14.71%) Computer Science
3 4 (11.76%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (11.76%) iPad
3 4 (11.76%) Management Information System
4 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (8.82%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.94%) EFT
5 1 (2.94%) EPoS
5 1 (2.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (29.41%) Apple iOS
2 6 (17.65%) Android
3 2 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (38.24%) Scrum
2 13 (38.24%) Software Engineering
3 10 (29.41%) Automation Testing
3 10 (29.41%) OO
4 9 (26.47%) OOP
5 8 (23.53%) E-Commerce
5 8 (23.53%) Web Development
5 8 (23.53%) Web Testing
6 7 (20.59%) iOS Development
6 7 (20.59%) Test Scripting
7 6 (17.65%) Mobile Development
7 6 (17.65%) Software Testing
8 5 (14.71%) B2B
8 5 (14.71%) Integration Testing
8 5 (14.71%) Manual Testing
8 5 (14.71%) Regression Testing
8 5 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (14.71%) TDD
9 4 (11.76%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (41.18%) C#
2 7 (20.59%) Objective-C
3 6 (17.65%) Java
4 4 (11.76%) Groovy
5 3 (8.82%) Ruby
6 2 (5.88%) SQL
7 1 (2.94%) Apple Swift
7 1 (2.94%) Delphi
7 1 (2.94%) Go
7 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.94%) PHP
7 1 (2.94%) Python
7 1 (2.94%) Scala
7 1 (2.94%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (35.29%) Degree
2 8 (23.53%) ISTQB
3 6 (17.65%) ISEB
4 4 (11.76%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) HDFS
Vendors
1 5 (14.71%) Oracle
2 1 (2.94%) Cloudera
2 1 (2.94%) Hortonworks
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.94%) Xamarin
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