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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 49 44 69
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +25
Permanent jobs citing QA 16 12 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Basingstoke 3.17% 2.58% 2.37%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.81% 29.27% 18.89%
Number of salaries quoted 10 12 17
Average salary £48,750 £55,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.36% +42.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £37,500 £26,100
10% offered a salary of more than £55,200 £62,250 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £38,750
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +7.09%
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
62 41 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Basingstoke 12.30% 8.82% 12.57%
Number of salaries quoted 49 32 76
Average salary £38,250 £54,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-29.81% +55.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £27,500 £17,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%

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 1 May 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Basingstoke

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 26 (83.87%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (54.84%) Java
3 16 (51.61%) Selenium
4 15 (48.39%) Ruby
4 15 (48.39%) PHP
5 13 (41.94%) .NET
5 13 (41.94%) Software Engineering
5 13 (41.94%) Degree
6 12 (38.71%) Scrum
6 12 (38.71%) C#
7 11 (35.48%) OOP
7 11 (35.48%) OO
7 11 (35.48%) Waterfall
8 10 (32.26%) hybris
8 10 (32.26%) E-Commerce
9 9 (29.03%) Mentoring
10 8 (25.81%) Test Automation
10 8 (25.81%) Unix
10 8 (25.81%) C++
10 8 (25.81%) Computer Science
11 7 (22.58%) Multithreading
11 7 (22.58%) jQuery
11 7 (22.58%) Web Design
11 7 (22.58%) CMS
11 7 (22.58%) Ajax
11 7 (22.58%) HTML
11 7 (22.58%) JavaScript
11 7 (22.58%) CSS
11 7 (22.58%) HP
11 7 (22.58%) MVC

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Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 7 (22.58%) CMS
2 5 (16.13%) Node.js
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (51.61%) Selenium
2 7 (22.58%) Robotium
3 3 (9.68%) HP UFT
3 3 (9.68%) TeamCity
3 3 (9.68%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.23%) SpecFlow
4 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (9.68%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Banking
2 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.23%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Developer
1 9 (29.03%) Test Manager
2 7 (22.58%) UI Developer
3 5 (16.13%) Quality Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Software Manager
4 4 (12.90%) Software Quality Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Software Test Manager
4 4 (12.90%) Test Leader
4 4 (12.90%) Tester
5 3 (9.68%) QA Leader
6 2 (6.45%) Automation Test Lead
6 2 (6.45%) C# Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Leader
7 1 (3.23%) IT Director
7 1 (3.23%) Lead Software Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) QA Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Service Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Tester
7 1 (3.23%) Services Director
7 1 (3.23%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (41.94%) .NET
2 7 (22.58%) Ajax
2 7 (22.58%) CSS
2 7 (22.58%) CSS3
2 7 (22.58%) HTML
2 7 (22.58%) HTML5
2 7 (22.58%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Computer Science
2 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.81%) Unix
2 5 (16.13%) Linux
3 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (83.87%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (41.94%) Software Engineering
3 12 (38.71%) Scrum
4 11 (35.48%) OO
4 11 (35.48%) OOP
4 11 (35.48%) Waterfall
5 10 (32.26%) E-Commerce
6 9 (29.03%) Mentoring
7 8 (25.81%) Test Automation
8 7 (22.58%) Multithreading
8 7 (22.58%) MVC
8 7 (22.58%) Responsive Web Design
8 7 (22.58%) Web Application Development
8 7 (22.58%) Web Design
9 6 (19.35%) SDLC
9 6 (19.35%) Software Testing
9 6 (19.35%) Test Scripting
10 5 (16.13%) Change Control
10 5 (16.13%) Project Management
10 5 (16.13%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 17 (54.84%) Java
2 15 (48.39%) PHP
2 15 (48.39%) Ruby
3 12 (38.71%) C#
4 8 (25.81%) C++
5 7 (22.58%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (41.94%) Degree
2 3 (9.68%) ISEB
2 3 (9.68%) ISTQB
2 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) hybris
2 7 (22.58%) HP
3 3 (9.68%) ATG
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft