Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 50 55
Rank change year-on-year +6 +5 +33
Permanent jobs citing QA 79 64 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 5.56% 4.82% 5.56%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.89% 39.75% 46.91%
Number of salaries quoted 65 66 77
Southampton median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £47,500 £52,375 £63,750
Hampshire median annual salary £42,500 £44,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year -3.41% +11.39% -1.25%

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 Southampton with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Southampton
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 180 161 162
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 12.66% 12.11% 11.84%
Number of salaries quoted 157 153 140
Southampton median annual salary £40,000 £44,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +6.02% +10.67%
10th Percentile £23,650 £24,350 £20,000
90th Percentile £66,500 £55,950 £61,375
Hampshire median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% - +6.25%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

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

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 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Southampton

For the 6 months to 20 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 Southampton region with a requirement for QA.

1 44 (55.70%) .NET
2 43 (54.43%) C#
3 40 (50.63%) SQL
4 35 (44.30%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (43.04%) JavaScript
6 33 (41.77%) MVC
7 32 (40.51%) HTML
7 32 (40.51%) VB.NET
7 32 (40.51%) SQL Server
7 32 (40.51%) IIS
7 32 (40.51%) Visual Studio
7 32 (40.51%) XML
7 32 (40.51%) Telerik
7 32 (40.51%) Ajax
7 32 (40.51%) jQuery
7 32 (40.51%) SQL Server 2008
7 32 (40.51%) SQL Server 2012
8 28 (35.44%) Test Automation
9 23 (29.11%) Selenium
10 13 (16.46%) Manual Testing
10 13 (16.46%) Scrum
10 13 (16.46%) Mobile App
10 13 (16.46%) WebDriver
11 12 (15.19%) Amazon AWS
11 12 (15.19%) Degree
12 11 (13.92%) Computer Science
12 11 (13.92%) TDD
12 11 (13.92%) Java
12 11 (13.92%) BDD
12 11 (13.92%) Apple iOS

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 32 (40.51%) IIS
2 1 (1.27%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (2.53%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 12 (15.19%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (12.66%) SaaS
3 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.53%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (40.51%) SQL Server
1 32 (40.51%) SQL Server 2008
1 32 (40.51%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.27%) Cognos Impromptu
2 1 (1.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 32 (40.51%) Visual Studio
2 23 (29.11%) Selenium
3 13 (16.46%) WebDriver
4 10 (12.66%) JUnit
5 5 (6.33%) Git (software)
6 4 (5.06%) JIRA
7 3 (3.80%) Cucumber
8 2 (2.53%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.27%) Capybara
9 1 (1.27%) FitNesse
9 1 (1.27%) Protractor
9 1 (1.27%) RSpec
9 1 (1.27%) SpecFlow
9 1 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.27%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (6.33%) Retail
2 4 (5.06%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.53%) Finance
4 1 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 35 (44.30%) Developer
2 34 (43.04%) Software Developer
3 17 (21.52%) Senior Developer
3 17 (21.52%) Senior Software Developer
4 15 (18.99%) QA Engineer
5 11 (13.92%) Analyst
5 11 (13.92%) QA Test Engineer
5 11 (13.92%) Test Engineer
6 8 (10.13%) .NET Developer
6 8 (10.13%) .NET Software Developer
6 8 (10.13%) C# .NET Developer
6 8 (10.13%) C# Developer
6 8 (10.13%) C# VB.NET Developer
6 8 (10.13%) Development Manager
6 8 (10.13%) Senior .NET Software Developer
6 8 (10.13%) Senior C# .NET Developer
6 8 (10.13%) Senior C# Developer
6 8 (10.13%) Senior C# Software Developer
6 8 (10.13%) Senior SQL Developer
6 8 (10.13%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (55.70%) .NET
2 32 (40.51%) Ajax
2 32 (40.51%) HTML
2 32 (40.51%) jQuery
2 32 (40.51%) XML
3 10 (12.66%) React Native
3 10 (12.66%) REST
4 1 (1.27%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.27%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.27%) Node.js
4 1 (1.27%) SOAP
4 1 (1.27%) WinForms
4 1 (1.27%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.46%) Mobile App
2 11 (13.92%) Computer Science
3 10 (12.66%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.27%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.92%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.53%) Windows
3 1 (1.27%) Android
3 1 (1.27%) Linux
3 1 (1.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (44.30%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (41.77%) MVC
3 28 (35.44%) Test Automation
4 13 (16.46%) Manual Testing
4 13 (16.46%) Scrum
5 11 (13.92%) BDD
5 11 (13.92%) TDD
6 10 (12.66%) Open Source
6 10 (12.66%) Project Management
7 8 (10.13%) Acceptance Criteria
7 8 (10.13%) Change Management
7 8 (10.13%) High Availability
7 8 (10.13%) Kanban
7 8 (10.13%) Software Testing
8 7 (8.86%) ATDD
8 7 (8.86%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (8.86%) Integration Testing
9 6 (7.59%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (7.59%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (5.06%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 43 (54.43%) C#
2 40 (50.63%) SQL
3 34 (43.04%) JavaScript
4 32 (40.51%) VB.NET
5 11 (13.92%) Java
6 8 (10.13%) Groovy
7 4 (5.06%) VB
8 2 (2.53%) PHP
8 2 (2.53%) Python
8 2 (2.53%) Ruby
9 1 (1.27%) C
9 1 (1.27%) C++
Qualifications
1 12 (15.19%) Degree
2 11 (13.92%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.27%) ISEB
3 1 (1.27%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.27%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.27%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (1.27%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 32 (40.51%) Telerik
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle