The table below looks at the statistics 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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 23 29 25
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -4
Permanent jobs citing QA 2 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Basildon 1.50% 1.01% 1.49%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.57% 11.11% 18.18%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 1
Average salary - £35,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -17.64%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
QA
Essex

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the Basildon region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Basildon
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
7 9 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Basildon 5.26% 9.09% 8.21%
Number of salaries quoted 2 6 8
Average salary £57,500 £45,000 £36,179
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.77% +24.38%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Basildon

For the 6 months to 20 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 6 (100.00%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (50.00%) ISEB
4 2 (33.33%) CISSP
4 2 (33.33%) Progress
4 2 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) .NET
4 2 (33.33%) Web Services
4 2 (33.33%) Project Management
4 2 (33.33%) Identity Management
4 2 (33.33%) CISM
4 2 (33.33%) Web Design
4 2 (33.33%) Information Security
4 2 (33.33%) CEH
4 2 (33.33%) WebInspect
4 2 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Security Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Test Management
4 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (33.33%) HP
4 2 (33.33%) Degree
4 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
4 2 (33.33%) Cryptography
4 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis
4 2 (33.33%) CSSLP
4 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (33.33%) Security Architecture
5 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Basildon by Category

For the 6 months to 20 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 (16.67%) MS Office
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) QADirector
General
1 6 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) QA Manager
2 2 (33.33%) QA Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Programme Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Applications Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Security Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Penetration Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Security Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Applications Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Security Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) QA Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Security Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Senior QA Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior QA Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Designer
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Cryptography
1 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) Security Architecture
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Identity Management
2 2 (33.33%) Web Design
2 2 (33.33%) Information Security
2 2 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Security Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Management
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) Six Sigma
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISEB
1 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (33.33%) CSSLP
2 2 (33.33%) CISSP
2 2 (33.33%) CISM
2 2 (33.33%) CEH
3 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) WebInspect
1 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Progress
1 2 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft