The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Basildon region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 21 21 24
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Permanent jobs citing QA 5 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Basildon 6.41% 1.96% 1.74%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.46% 22.22% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 1
Median salary £33,750 £52,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-35.71% -16.00%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £41,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +6.41%
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
13 9 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Basildon 16.67% 8.82% 5.22%
Number of salaries quoted 7 5 4
Median salary £35,000 £30,000 £44,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -32.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,100 £21,500 £35,450
10% offered a salary of more than £40,800 £58,600 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Basildon

The demand trend of job ads across the Basildon region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 4 May 2016, 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 Basildon region with a requirement for QA.

1 6 (66.67%) Finance
2 5 (55.56%) Software Testing
2 5 (55.56%) ISTQB
2 5 (55.56%) Java
2 5 (55.56%) ISEB
3 4 (44.44%) LoadRunner
4 3 (33.33%) Degree
4 3 (33.33%) Citrix
4 3 (33.33%) C#
4 3 (33.33%) HP
4 3 (33.33%) SOAP
4 3 (33.33%) SQL
4 3 (33.33%) VBA
4 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
4 3 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Load Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 3 (33.33%) SoapUI
4 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 3 (33.33%) HP SiteScope
4 3 (33.33%) Software Delivery
5 2 (22.22%) SDLC
5 2 (22.22%) Defect Management
5 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (22.22%) Test Management
5 2 (22.22%) HP UFT
5 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Basildon 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:

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
1 1 (11.11%) MS Project
1 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) MySQL
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) LoadRunner
2 3 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 2 (22.22%) HP UFT
4 1 (11.11%) Bugzilla
4 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
4 1 (11.11%) git-flow
4 1 (11.11%) JIRA
4 1 (11.11%) Selenium
4 1 (11.11%) Subversion
General
1 6 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Performance Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) QA Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Software Test Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Test Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Coordinator
4 1 (11.11%) PMO Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) QA Coordinator
4 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Software Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Load Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Software Delivery
2 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Defect Management
3 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
3 2 (22.22%) SDLC
3 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 2 (22.22%) Test Management
4 1 (11.11%) Change Management
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (11.11%) OO
4 1 (11.11%) OOP
4 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) C#
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) ISEB
1 5 (55.56%) ISTQB
2 3 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Citrix
1 3 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle