The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Basingstoke region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 48 64 36
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -28
Permanent jobs citing QA 9 15 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Basingstoke 1.97% 2.12% 5.75%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.47% 19.48% 48.78%
Number of salaries quoted 9 15 38
Average salary £55,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £24,900 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,700 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%
QA
Hampshire

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 Basingstoke region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Basingstoke
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
34 77 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Basingstoke 7.44% 10.91% 11.78%
Number of salaries quoted 29 71 71
Average salary £50,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.87% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,700 £17,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Basingstoke region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

QA
Salary Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Basingstoke region.

QA Salary Trend in Basingstoke

QA
Salary Histogram in Basingstoke

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Basingstoke region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Basingstoke

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Basingstoke 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 (53.33%) Finance
2 6 (40.00%) Business Analysis
2 6 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
4 3 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (20.00%) CRM
5 2 (13.33%) Ethernet
5 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (13.33%) ISEB
5 2 (13.33%) .NET
5 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
5 2 (13.33%) ITIL
5 2 (13.33%) WinForms
5 2 (13.33%) Service Management
5 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
5 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
5 2 (13.33%) Time Management
5 2 (13.33%) Product Management
5 2 (13.33%) SaaS
5 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
5 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
6 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
6 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
6 1 (6.67%) Management Information System

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Basingstoke 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 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (53.33%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.67%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Business Analyst
1 8 (53.33%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) QA Tester
2 3 (20.00%) Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Product Owner
4 1 (6.67%) Governance Manager
4 1 (6.67%) QA Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Risk Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Compliance Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
1 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
1 2 (13.33%) WinForms
2 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (6.67%) Ajax
2 1 (6.67%) WCF
2 1 (6.67%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Business Analysis
1 6 (40.00%) PRINCE2
1 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
3 3 (20.00%) CRM
4 2 (13.33%) ITIL
4 2 (13.33%) Service Management
4 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
4 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (13.33%) Time Management
4 2 (13.33%) Product Management
4 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
5 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
5 1 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
5 1 (6.67%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C#
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
1 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) ISEB
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
1 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (6.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft