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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 26 14 19
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +5
Permanent jobs citing QA 3 2 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Basildon 3.30% 3.23% 6.38%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.00% 50.00% 85.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 1
Average salary £37,500 - £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
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
20 4 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Basildon 21.98% 6.45% 7.45%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 2
Average salary £37,500 £56,250 £51,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.33% +9.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,700 £55,000 £34,250
10% offered a salary of more than £41,100 £68,250 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -

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 12 February 2016, 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 8 (80.00%) Finance
2 6 (60.00%) HP
2 6 (60.00%) ISTQB
3 5 (50.00%) Degree
3 5 (50.00%) Computer Science
3 5 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 5 (50.00%) LoadRunner
3 5 (50.00%) ISEB
3 5 (50.00%) Citrix
3 5 (50.00%) SOAP
3 5 (50.00%) SoapUI
3 5 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 4 (40.00%) HP SiteScope
4 4 (40.00%) C#
4 4 (40.00%) Java
4 4 (40.00%) VBA
4 4 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Load Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Software Delivery
5 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
6 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
6 2 (20.00%) SDLC
6 2 (20.00%) Defect Management
6 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (20.00%) Test Management
6 2 (20.00%) HP UFT
7 1 (10.00%) Quality Management
7 1 (10.00%) Change Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Basildon by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
1 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) LoadRunner
1 5 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (20.00%) HP UFT
General
1 8 (80.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Performance Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) QA Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Tester
4 1 (10.00%) QA Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Metrics
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 5 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 4 (40.00%) Load Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Software Delivery
3 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (20.00%) Defect Management
4 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (20.00%) SDLC
4 2 (20.00%) Test Management
5 1 (10.00%) Change Management
5 1 (10.00%) Dependency Management
5 1 (10.00%) Issue Tracking
5 1 (10.00%) Project Governance
5 1 (10.00%) Project Management
5 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
5 1 (10.00%) Quality Management
5 1 (10.00%) Resource Management
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) C#
1 4 (40.00%) Java
1 4 (40.00%) VBA
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (50.00%) Degree
2 5 (50.00%) ISEB
3 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) HP
2 5 (50.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft