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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 19 21 32
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +11
Permanent jobs citing QA 2 5 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Basildon 2.35% 4.67% 0.64%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 83.33% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 0
Average salary £52,500 £62,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,588 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.41% -2.36%
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
4 6 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Basildon 4.71% 5.61% 1.92%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 2
Average salary £52,500 £48,000 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.37% +57.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,300 £36,400 £28,900
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £32,100 £59,600
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 27 March 2015, 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 4 (57.14%) Finance
1 4 (57.14%) Legal
2 3 (42.86%) CRM
2 3 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (28.57%) Service Management
3 2 (28.57%) Workflow
3 2 (28.57%) Straight-Through Processing
3 2 (28.57%) Mobile App
3 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (28.57%) Asset Management
3 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
3 2 (28.57%) Wealth Management
3 2 (28.57%) Problem Management
3 2 (28.57%) Test Management
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 2 (28.57%) .NET
3 2 (28.57%) SLA
3 2 (28.57%) ISEB
3 2 (28.57%) BCP
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) APACS
4 1 (14.29%) ISO 8583
4 1 (14.29%) NCR
4 1 (14.29%) EMV
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) HP

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Basildon by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 (14.29%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) ATM
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
1 4 (57.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Technical Project Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Service Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Technical Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Client Services Manager
1 2 (28.57%) IT Services Manager
1 2 (28.57%) QA Specialist
1 2 (28.57%) Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Mobile App
2 1 (14.29%) EMV
2 1 (14.29%) APACS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) CRM
2 2 (28.57%) BCP
2 2 (28.57%) Project Management
2 2 (28.57%) Service Management
2 2 (28.57%) Workflow
2 2 (28.57%) Asset Management
2 2 (28.57%) Wealth Management
2 2 (28.57%) Problem Management
2 2 (28.57%) Test Management
2 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
2 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 2 (28.57%) Straight-Through Processing
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) SLA
2 1 (14.29%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) HP
1 1 (14.29%) NCR
1 1 (14.29%) VeriFone
1 1 (14.29%) Gemalto