The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Farnborough region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 41 32 33
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +1
Permanent jobs citing QA 22 4 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Farnborough 5.91% 1.77% 4.91%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.43% 19.05% 26.67%
Number of salaries quoted 21 4 7
Average salary £40,000 £39,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.91% -12.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £24,400
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £61,750 £46,000
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 Farnborough region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Farnborough
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
70 21 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Farnborough 18.82% 9.29% 18.40%
Number of salaries quoted 65 20 29
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,800 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £72,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Farnborough

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Farnborough

QA
Salary Trend in Farnborough

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

QA Salary Trend in Farnborough

QA
Salary Histogram in Farnborough

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Farnborough region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Farnborough

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Farnborough

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Farnborough 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 22 (56.41%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (41.03%) Microsoft
3 15 (38.46%) Finance
4 13 (33.33%) C#
4 13 (33.33%) .NET
5 12 (30.77%) Banking
6 11 (28.21%) C
6 11 (28.21%) XML
7 10 (25.64%) SQL
7 10 (25.64%) Degree
8 9 (23.08%) Oracle
8 9 (23.08%) UNIX
9 8 (20.51%) Computer Science
10 7 (17.95%) Manufacturing
11 6 (15.38%) MS Exchange
11 6 (15.38%) Linux
11 6 (15.38%) SQL Server
11 6 (15.38%) Visual Studio
11 6 (15.38%) C++
11 6 (15.38%) Java
11 6 (15.38%) Performance Testing
11 6 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (15.38%) Jenkins
11 6 (15.38%) .NET Framework
11 6 (15.38%) Relational Database
12 5 (12.82%) PrimeFaces
12 5 (12.82%) Low Latency
12 5 (12.82%) Apache Camel
12 5 (12.82%) Korn
12 5 (12.82%) WebSphere

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Farnborough by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Farnborough 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 6 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 5 (12.82%) WebSphere
2 5 (12.82%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (12.82%) MS Office
2 4 (10.26%) MS Excel
3 3 (7.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.82%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.38%) SQL Server
1 6 (15.38%) Relational Database
2 4 (10.26%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.13%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (2.56%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.56%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (15.38%) Visual Studio
1 6 (15.38%) Jenkins
2 4 (10.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (5.13%) Selenium
3 2 (5.13%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.56%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.56%) QUnit
General
1 15 (38.46%) Finance
2 12 (30.77%) Banking
3 7 (17.95%) Manufacturing
4 4 (10.26%) Front Office
4 4 (10.26%) Legal
5 3 (7.69%) Telecoms
5 3 (7.69%) Automotive
6 1 (2.56%) Publishing
6 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (23.08%) QA Engineer
2 7 (17.95%) Developer
3 6 (15.38%) Software Developer
4 5 (12.82%) Tester
4 5 (12.82%) Consultant
4 5 (12.82%) Java Consultant
5 4 (10.26%) C++ Software Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Senior Tester
5 4 (10.26%) QA Tester
5 4 (10.26%) C++ Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Software Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Business Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Senior QA Tester
5 4 (10.26%) C Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Support Manager
6 3 (7.69%) Project Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Test Manager
7 2 (5.13%) C# Developer
7 2 (5.13%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (33.33%) .NET
2 11 (28.21%) XML
3 6 (15.38%) .NET Framework
4 5 (12.82%) Apache Camel
4 5 (12.82%) PrimeFaces
4 5 (12.82%) J2EE
4 5 (12.82%) JDBC
4 5 (12.82%) JSP
4 5 (12.82%) J2SE
4 5 (12.82%) JMS
4 5 (12.82%) WebSphere MQ
4 5 (12.82%) Middleware
4 5 (12.82%) Hibernate
4 5 (12.82%) Spring
4 5 (12.82%) JSF
4 5 (12.82%) Ajax
4 5 (12.82%) HTML
5 4 (10.26%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.08%) UNIX
2 6 (15.38%) Linux
3 1 (2.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (56.41%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (15.38%) Performance Testing
2 6 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (12.82%) Multithreading
3 5 (12.82%) System Testing
3 5 (12.82%) Low Latency
3 5 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (12.82%) Unit Testing
3 5 (12.82%) UML
4 4 (10.26%) CAD
4 4 (10.26%) Configuration Management
4 4 (10.26%) Software Testing
4 4 (10.26%) Change Control
5 3 (7.69%) Manual Testing
5 3 (7.69%) Automated Testing
5 3 (7.69%) Regression Testing
5 3 (7.69%) Programme Management
6 2 (5.13%) ITIL
6 2 (5.13%) Workflow
6 2 (5.13%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (33.33%) C#
2 11 (28.21%) C
3 10 (25.64%) SQL
4 6 (15.38%) C++
4 6 (15.38%) Java
5 5 (12.82%) PL/SQL
5 5 (12.82%) Shell Script
5 5 (12.82%) Korn
6 4 (10.26%) Fortran
7 2 (5.13%) PowerShell
7 2 (5.13%) Python
8 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.56%) Perl
8 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (25.64%) Degree
2 4 (10.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (10.26%) ISEB
2 4 (10.26%) ISEB Practitioner
3 3 (7.69%) MCSE
3 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (10.26%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (41.03%) Microsoft
2 9 (23.08%) Oracle
3 4 (10.26%) HP
4 1 (2.56%) SAP