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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 48 31 22
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -9
Permanent jobs citing QA 10 8 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Farnborough 3.11% 2.97% 7.83%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 19.61% 24.24% 41.94%
Number of salaries quoted 9 8 12
Average salary £35,000 £43,750 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +32.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,500 £23,300
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £85,000 £49,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
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
51 33 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Farnborough 15.84% 12.27% 18.67%
Number of salaries quoted 49 33 30
Average salary £40,000 £43,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.04% +8.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £82,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 3 September 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Farnborough

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Farnborough

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 23 (57.50%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (42.50%) Microsoft
3 15 (37.50%) Finance
4 14 (35.00%) C#
4 14 (35.00%) .NET
5 12 (30.00%) C
5 12 (30.00%) XML
5 12 (30.00%) Banking
6 10 (25.00%) SQL
6 10 (25.00%) Degree
7 9 (22.50%) Computer Science
7 9 (22.50%) Oracle
7 9 (22.50%) UNIX
8 8 (20.00%) Manufacturing
9 7 (17.50%) SQL Server
9 7 (17.50%) Visual Studio
9 7 (17.50%) C++
9 7 (17.50%) .NET Framework
9 7 (17.50%) Relational Database
10 6 (15.00%) Performance Testing
10 6 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (15.00%) Jenkins
10 6 (15.00%) Java
10 6 (15.00%) MS Exchange
10 6 (15.00%) Linux
11 5 (12.50%) UML
11 5 (12.50%) JDBC
11 5 (12.50%) JSP
11 5 (12.50%) Fortran
11 5 (12.50%) TCP/IP

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Farnborough by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (12.50%) WebSphere
2 5 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (12.50%) MS Office
2 4 (10.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (7.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.50%) SQL Server
1 7 (17.50%) Relational Database
2 4 (10.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.00%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (2.50%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (17.50%) Visual Studio
2 6 (15.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (5.00%) Selenium
4 2 (5.00%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.50%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.50%) QUnit
General
1 15 (37.50%) Finance
2 12 (30.00%) Banking
3 8 (20.00%) Manufacturing
4 4 (10.00%) Front Office
4 4 (10.00%) Legal
5 3 (7.50%) Telecoms
5 3 (7.50%) Automotive
6 1 (2.50%) Publishing
6 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (25.00%) QA Engineer
2 8 (20.00%) Developer
3 7 (17.50%) Software Developer
4 5 (12.50%) Tester
4 5 (12.50%) Consultant
4 5 (12.50%) C++ Developer
4 5 (12.50%) Java Consultant
4 5 (12.50%) C++ Software Developer
4 5 (12.50%) C Developer
5 4 (10.00%) Senior QA Tester
5 4 (10.00%) Senior Tester
5 4 (10.00%) QA Tester
5 4 (10.00%) Software Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Project Manager
6 3 (7.50%) Business Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Support Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Test Manager
7 2 (5.00%) C# Developer
7 2 (5.00%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (35.00%) .NET
2 12 (30.00%) XML
3 7 (17.50%) .NET Framework
4 5 (12.50%) Apache Camel
4 5 (12.50%) PrimeFaces
4 5 (12.50%) J2EE
4 5 (12.50%) JDBC
4 5 (12.50%) JSP
4 5 (12.50%) J2SE
4 5 (12.50%) JMS
4 5 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
4 5 (12.50%) Middleware
4 5 (12.50%) Hibernate
4 5 (12.50%) Spring
4 5 (12.50%) JSF
4 5 (12.50%) Ajax
4 5 (12.50%) HTML
5 4 (10.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (22.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (22.50%) UNIX
2 6 (15.00%) Linux
3 1 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (57.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (15.00%) Performance Testing
2 6 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (12.50%) Multithreading
3 5 (12.50%) System Testing
3 5 (12.50%) Low Latency
3 5 (12.50%) Unit Testing
3 5 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 5 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (12.50%) UML
3 5 (12.50%) CAD
4 4 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 4 (10.00%) Regression Testing
4 4 (10.00%) Change Control
5 3 (7.50%) Manual Testing
5 3 (7.50%) Programme Management
5 3 (7.50%) Automated Testing
6 2 (5.00%) Workflow
6 2 (5.00%) Change Management
6 2 (5.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 14 (35.00%) C#
2 12 (30.00%) C
3 10 (25.00%) SQL
4 7 (17.50%) C++
5 6 (15.00%) Java
6 5 (12.50%) PL/SQL
6 5 (12.50%) Fortran
6 5 (12.50%) Shell Script
6 5 (12.50%) Korn
7 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
7 2 (5.00%) Python
8 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.50%) Perl
8 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (25.00%) Degree
2 4 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (10.00%) ISEB
2 4 (10.00%) ISEB Practitioner
3 3 (7.50%) MCSE
3 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (42.50%) Microsoft
2 9 (22.50%) Oracle
3 4 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (2.50%) SAP
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