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 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 67 52 62
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +10
Permanent jobs citing QA 4 18 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Basingstoke 0.67% 3.36% 2.60%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 7.27% 37.50% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 3 17 23
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,200 £29,300 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,400 £45,500 £42,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
55 48 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Basingstoke 9.24% 8.97% 7.81%
Number of salaries quoted 33 43 57
Average salary £45,000 £62,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.00% +66.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,700 £29,500 £23,400
10% offered a salary of more than £45,800 £53,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 24 December 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Basingstoke

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 10 (55.56%) HTML
1 10 (55.56%) JavaScript
2 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (38.89%) Degree
4 6 (33.33%) ISEB
4 6 (33.33%) Selenium
4 6 (33.33%) Git (software)
5 5 (27.78%) Windows
5 5 (27.78%) Regression Testing
5 5 (27.78%) Maven
5 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
5 5 (27.78%) JIRA
5 5 (27.78%) Android
5 5 (27.78%) Cucumber
5 5 (27.78%) Apple iOS
5 5 (27.78%) Mobile App
6 4 (22.22%) SQL
6 4 (22.22%) Scrum
6 4 (22.22%) Life Science
7 3 (16.67%) XML
7 3 (16.67%) XSL
7 3 (16.67%) J2ME
7 3 (16.67%) Blackberry
7 3 (16.67%) Project Management
7 3 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (16.67%) Quality Management
7 3 (16.67%) Validation
7 3 (16.67%) Windows Mobile
7 3 (16.67%) Manual Testing
7 3 (16.67%) QMS

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Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) HTTP
2 1 (5.56%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Selenium
1 6 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 5 (27.78%) Cucumber
2 5 (27.78%) Maven
2 5 (27.78%) JIRA
3 3 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 1 (5.56%) WATIR
4 1 (5.56%) FitNesse
General
1 3 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.56%) Publishing
3 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Tester
2 5 (27.78%) Senior Tester
2 5 (27.78%) Applications Tester
2 5 (27.78%) Mobile Tester
3 3 (16.67%) Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Implementation Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 2 (11.11%) IT Project Manager
4 2 (11.11%) EDI Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Designer
5 1 (5.56%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Lead Software Architect
5 1 (5.56%) QA Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Lead Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Web Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (55.56%) HTML
2 3 (16.67%) XML
2 3 (16.67%) XSL
2 3 (16.67%) J2ME
3 2 (11.11%) EDI
3 2 (11.11%) EDIFACT
4 1 (5.56%) Cocoa
4 1 (5.56%) jQuery
4 1 (5.56%) HTML5
4 1 (5.56%) CSS3
4 1 (5.56%) OpenGL
4 1 (5.56%) .NET
4 1 (5.56%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Mobile App
2 4 (22.22%) Life Science
3 3 (16.67%) Blackberry
3 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (16.67%) iPad
4 2 (11.11%) Data Structures
4 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
4 2 (11.11%) TRADACOMS
5 1 (5.56%) User Experience
5 1 (5.56%) Mathematics
5 1 (5.56%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Windows
1 5 (27.78%) Android
1 5 (27.78%) Apple iOS
2 3 (16.67%) Windows Mobile
3 2 (11.11%) Linux
4 1 (5.56%) Mac OS X
4 1 (5.56%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (27.78%) Regression Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Scrum
4 3 (16.67%) Project Management
4 3 (16.67%) Quality Management
4 3 (16.67%) Validation
4 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 3 (16.67%) BDD
4 3 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 3 (16.67%) User Stories
4 3 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 3 (16.67%) QMS
5 2 (11.11%) CAPA
5 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Line Management
5 2 (11.11%) Change Management
5 2 (11.11%) Service Management
5 2 (11.11%) TDD
6 1 (5.56%) Document Management
6 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) JavaScript
2 4 (22.22%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) Python
3 1 (5.56%) Perl
3 1 (5.56%) C
3 1 (5.56%) C#
3 1 (5.56%) C++
3 1 (5.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) Degree
2 6 (33.33%) ISEB
3 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
4 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) ISO 9001
1 1 (5.56%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft