The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Farnborough region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 43 45 35
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -10
Permanent jobs citing QA 13 11 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Farnborough 3.19% 3.42% 1.89%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.26% 21.15% 17.86%
Number of salaries quoted 13 10 5
Median salary £42,500 £35,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £27,500 £31,100
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £50,750 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,333 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.26%
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 Farnborough region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Farnborough
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
46 52 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Farnborough 11.30% 16.15% 10.61%
Number of salaries quoted 23 50 28
Median salary £45,000 £49,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £90,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Farnborough

The demand trend of job ads across the Farnborough region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 28 August 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Farnborough

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Farnborough

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Farnborough region with a requirement for QA.

1 31 (65.96%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (59.57%) Finance
3 24 (51.06%) Oracle
4 23 (48.94%) Degree
5 21 (44.68%) Linux
6 19 (40.43%) Banking
7 18 (38.30%) HTML
7 18 (38.30%) SQL
8 17 (36.17%) Oracle Database
9 16 (34.04%) Relational Database
9 16 (34.04%) C#
10 15 (31.91%) Unix
10 15 (31.91%) Shell Script
10 15 (31.91%) WebSphere
11 14 (29.79%) Computer Science
11 14 (29.79%) Selenium
11 14 (29.79%) Java
11 14 (29.79%) .NET
12 13 (27.66%) ISEB
13 12 (25.53%) WebSphere MQ
13 12 (25.53%) Hibernate
13 12 (25.53%) WebSphere Application Server
13 12 (25.53%) JSP
13 12 (25.53%) JMS
13 12 (25.53%) Unit Testing
13 12 (25.53%) System Testing
13 12 (25.53%) Ajax
13 12 (25.53%) Spring
13 12 (25.53%) JSF
13 12 (25.53%) Apache Camel

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Top Related IT Skills in Farnborough by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (31.91%) WebSphere
2 12 (25.53%) WebSphere Application Server
3 8 (17.02%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (12.77%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.38%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (6.38%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) IaaS
1 2 (4.26%) PaaS
1 2 (4.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.02%) TCP/IP
2 4 (8.51%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (36.17%) Oracle Database
2 16 (34.04%) Relational Database
3 9 (19.15%) SQL Server
4 8 (17.02%) RDBMS
5 2 (4.26%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (29.79%) Selenium
2 9 (19.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (19.15%) Visual Studio
3 8 (17.02%) Jenkins
4 7 (14.89%) Cucumber
4 7 (14.89%) Git (software)
5 5 (10.64%) WebDriver
6 4 (8.51%) HP UFT
7 1 (2.13%) SoapUI
General
1 28 (59.57%) Finance
2 19 (40.43%) Banking
3 3 (6.38%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (44.68%) Developer
2 12 (25.53%) QA Engineer
3 7 (14.89%) C# Developer
4 6 (12.77%) .NET Developer
4 6 (12.77%) Applications Developer
4 6 (12.77%) ASP.NET Developer
4 6 (12.77%) Tester
5 4 (8.51%) Automation Tester
5 4 (8.51%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (8.51%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (8.51%) Consultant
5 4 (8.51%) Java Developer
5 4 (8.51%) Senior Developer
5 4 (8.51%) Senior Java Developer
6 3 (6.38%) C# VB.NET Developer
6 3 (6.38%) QA Automation Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) QA Automation Tester
6 3 (6.38%) QA Tester
6 3 (6.38%) Test Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (38.30%) HTML
2 14 (29.79%) .NET
3 12 (25.53%) Ajax
3 12 (25.53%) Apache Camel
3 12 (25.53%) Hibernate
3 12 (25.53%) JMS
3 12 (25.53%) JSF
3 12 (25.53%) JSP
3 12 (25.53%) Spring
3 12 (25.53%) WebSphere MQ
4 8 (17.02%) J2EE
4 8 (17.02%) Java SE
4 8 (17.02%) JPA
4 8 (17.02%) PrimeFaces
4 8 (17.02%) Spring Integration
5 6 (12.77%) ASP.NET
5 6 (12.77%) CSS
5 6 (12.77%) XML
6 5 (10.64%) jQuery
6 5 (10.64%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 14 (29.79%) Computer Science
2 8 (17.02%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.13%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 21 (44.68%) Linux
2 15 (31.91%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (65.96%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (25.53%) System Testing
2 12 (25.53%) Unit Testing
3 11 (23.40%) Regression Testing
3 11 (23.40%) TDD
4 9 (19.15%) Scrum
5 8 (17.02%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (12.77%) Defect Tracking
6 6 (12.77%) Front End Development
6 6 (12.77%) Project Management
6 6 (12.77%) Software Testing
7 5 (10.64%) BDD
7 5 (10.64%) Web Development
8 4 (8.51%) Functional Testing
8 4 (8.51%) Manual Testing
8 4 (8.51%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (8.51%) Test Management
8 4 (8.51%) UML
8 4 (8.51%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (6.38%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 18 (38.30%) SQL
2 16 (34.04%) C#
3 15 (31.91%) Shell Script
4 14 (29.79%) Java
5 8 (17.02%) C
6 6 (12.77%) Bash Shell
6 6 (12.77%) Python
6 6 (12.77%) Ruby
7 5 (10.64%) VB.NET
8 4 (8.51%) Korn
8 4 (8.51%) PL/SQL
9 2 (4.26%) C++
10 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 23 (48.94%) Degree
2 13 (27.66%) ISEB
3 9 (19.15%) ISTQB
4 4 (8.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (8.51%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (6.38%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (51.06%) Oracle
2 10 (21.28%) Microsoft
3 5 (10.64%) Telerik
4 4 (8.51%) BT
4 4 (8.51%) Terracotta
5 3 (6.38%) IBM