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 29 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 30 22 29
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +7
Permanent jobs citing QA 12 12 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Farnborough 4.35% 7.23% 4.78%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.27% 66.67% 23.81%
Number of salaries quoted 12 11 10
Average salary £42,500 £26,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+63.46% -25.71%
UK excluding London average salary £38,800 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.00% -
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
41 18 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Farnborough 14.86% 10.84% 20.10%
Number of salaries quoted 40 17 41
Average salary £43,500 £26,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+67.30% -25.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 29 September 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Farnborough

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Farnborough

For the 6 months to 29 September 2014, 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 7 (36.84%) Software Testing
1 7 (36.84%) Degree
1 7 (36.84%) Computer Science
2 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (26.32%) Scrum
2 5 (26.32%) Regression Testing
2 5 (26.32%) C#
2 5 (26.32%) SQL
2 5 (26.32%) .NET
3 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
4 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
4 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
4 3 (15.79%) Java
4 3 (15.79%) Windows
4 3 (15.79%) Finance
4 3 (15.79%) BBC
4 3 (15.79%) Automated Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Manual Testing
4 3 (15.79%) User Experience
5 2 (10.53%) QUnit
5 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
5 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
5 2 (10.53%) BDD
5 2 (10.53%) NoSQL
5 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
5 2 (10.53%) Selenium
5 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
5 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
5 2 (10.53%) Linux

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Farnborough by Category

For the 6 months to 29 September 2014, 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 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Selenium
1 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
1 2 (10.53%) QUnit
1 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) QA Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Programme Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Head of Development
4 2 (10.53%) Agile Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Software Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.26%) Support Team Leader
5 1 (5.26%) Wintel Support
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) HTML5
2 1 (5.26%) WebGL
2 1 (5.26%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Computer Science
2 3 (15.79%) User Experience
2 3 (15.79%) BBC
3 1 (5.26%) Statistics
3 1 (5.26%) Mathematics
3 1 (5.26%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Software Testing
2 5 (26.32%) Regression Testing
2 5 (26.32%) Scrum
2 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
3 3 (15.79%) Automated Testing
3 3 (15.79%) Manual Testing
4 2 (10.53%) BDD
4 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
4 2 (10.53%) TDD
5 1 (5.26%) Project Management
5 1 (5.26%) Change Management
5 1 (5.26%) Multithreading
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.26%) Embedded Software Development
5 1 (5.26%) Time Management
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Management
5 1 (5.26%) UML
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) C#
1 5 (26.32%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) Java
3 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.26%) C++
4 1 (5.26%) MATLAB
4 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) Degree
2 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.26%) Firmware
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) VMware
2 1 (5.26%) Cadence
Farnborough, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £24000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: 22,000 - 25,000
Posted: 6 days ago