The first table below looks at the demand for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Basildon region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Basildon region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 20 30 28
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -2
Permanent jobs citing QA 3 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Basildon 2.40% 0.88% 0.79%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.00% 11.11% 14.29%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 1
Average salary £68,750 £35,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+96.42% -17.64%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Basildon
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
12 9 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Basildon 9.60% 7.89% 5.51%
Number of salaries quoted 6 8 5
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
QA
Essex

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Basildon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Basildon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Basildon

QA
Salary Trend in Basildon

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

QA Salary Trend in Basildon

QA
Salary Histogram in Basildon

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Basildon region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Basildon

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Basildon

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the Basildon region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 5 (100.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (40.00%) CSSLP
3 2 (40.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) Security Testing
3 2 (40.00%) CEH
3 2 (40.00%) WebInspect
3 2 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (40.00%) Degree
3 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (40.00%) Security Architecture
3 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (40.00%) Identity Management
3 2 (40.00%) Progress
3 2 (40.00%) CISM
3 2 (40.00%) Information Security
3 2 (40.00%) Web Design
3 2 (40.00%) Cryptography
3 2 (40.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) Web Services
3 2 (40.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) ISEB
3 2 (40.00%) CISSP
3 2 (40.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) Six Sigma
4 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (20.00%) MS Office

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Basildon by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the Basildon region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) QADirector
General
1 5 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) QA Manager
2 2 (40.00%) QA Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Applications Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Security Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Penetration Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Security Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Applications Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Programme Manager
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Lead Designer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) QA Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Security Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Security Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Application Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
1 2 (40.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (40.00%) Cryptography
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Security Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Security Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) Identity Management
2 2 (40.00%) Information Security
2 2 (40.00%) Web Design
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Six Sigma
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) CSSLP
1 2 (40.00%) CEH
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (40.00%) CISM
1 2 (40.00%) ISEB
1 2 (40.00%) CISSP
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) WebInspect
2 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Progress
1 2 (40.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft