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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 26 33 22
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -11
Permanent jobs citing QA 2 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Basildon 1.67% 0.67% 2.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 66.67% 33.33% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 2
Average salary £62,500 - £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.33%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Basildon
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
3 3 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Basildon 2.50% 2.01% 6.74%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 6
Average salary £48,000 £48,000 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +9.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,400 £32,400 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,600 £51,250 £63,600
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
QA
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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 18 April 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 9 (100.00%) Finance
2 5 (55.56%) ISTQB
3 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
4 3 (33.33%) Business Analysis
4 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 3 (33.33%) Project Management
4 3 (33.33%) ISEB
5 2 (22.22%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 2 (22.22%) Six Sigma
5 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
6 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (11.11%) Banking
6 1 (11.11%) Document Management
6 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
6 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
6 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
6 1 (11.11%) Marketing
6 1 (11.11%) Resource Management
6 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Security Testing
6 1 (11.11%) JD Edwards
6 1 (11.11%) OO
6 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
6 1 (11.11%) CRM
6 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
6 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 1 (11.11%) Java

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Basildon by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 1 (11.11%) MS Project
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Magento
General
1 9 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) QA Manager
2 3 (33.33%) Senior QA Manager
2 3 (33.33%) Senior Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Programme Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) QA Test Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
2 3 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 3 (33.33%) Project Management
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
3 2 (22.22%) Six Sigma
3 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) Document Management
4 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
4 1 (11.11%) Resource Management
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Security Testing
4 1 (11.11%) OO
4 1 (11.11%) CRM
4 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Java
1 1 (11.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) ISTQB
2 3 (33.33%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) JD Edwards
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft