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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 14 20 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Permanent jobs citing QA 5 7 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Basildon 6.67% 7.29% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 55.56% 87.50% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 0
Average salary £70,000 £36,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+91.78% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
9 8 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Basildon 12.00% 8.33% 4.32%
Number of salaries quoted 6 5 5
Average salary £57,500 £35,000 £27,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+64.28% +26.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £32,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £41,250 £58,700
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 24 December 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 11 (91.67%) Finance
2 8 (66.67%) Test Management
3 7 (58.33%) ISEB
3 7 (58.33%) ISTQB
3 7 (58.33%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 6 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 6 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (33.33%) Legal
5 4 (33.33%) Wealth Management
6 3 (25.00%) .NET
6 3 (25.00%) Project Management
6 3 (25.00%) Workflow
6 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (25.00%) Straight-Through Processing
6 3 (25.00%) Mobile App
7 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
7 2 (16.67%) Banking
8 1 (8.33%) ITIL
8 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
8 1 (8.33%) CRM
8 1 (8.33%) SLA
8 1 (8.33%) BCP
8 1 (8.33%) Service Management
8 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
8 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
8 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
8 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
8 1 (8.33%) People Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Basildon by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (91.67%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) Legal
3 2 (16.67%) Banking
3 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) QA Specialist
2 3 (25.00%) Technical Project Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Technical Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Designer
3 2 (16.67%) Lead Designer
4 1 (8.33%) Lead Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Service Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Client Services Manager
4 1 (8.33%) IT Services Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Programme Test Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Programme Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Test Management
2 6 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 6 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (33.33%) Wealth Management
4 3 (25.00%) Project Management
4 3 (25.00%) Workflow
4 3 (25.00%) Straight-Through Processing
5 1 (8.33%) People Management
5 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
5 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
5 1 (8.33%) ITIL
5 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 1 (8.33%) CRM
5 1 (8.33%) BCP
5 1 (8.33%) Service Management
5 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
5 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) ISEB
1 7 (58.33%) ISTQB
2 6 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
Systems Management
1 7 (58.33%) HP Quality Center