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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 21 29 34
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +5
Permanent jobs citing QA 29 8 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Farnborough 9.70% 3.56% 2.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 60.42% 36.36% 16.67%
Number of salaries quoted 29 8 4
Average salary £45,000 £36,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £28,800 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £36,000 £43,750
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,250
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +4.57%
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
48 22 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Farnborough 16.05% 9.78% 12.83%
Number of salaries quoted 44 18 20
Average salary £45,000 £36,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -34.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,750 £25,100
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £70,000 £49,550
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 22 May 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Farnborough

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Farnborough

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (39.47%) Finance
3 14 (36.84%) Microsoft
4 13 (34.21%) C#
4 13 (34.21%) .NET
4 13 (34.21%) Banking
5 10 (26.32%) Computer Science
5 10 (26.32%) C
5 10 (26.32%) SQL
5 10 (26.32%) XML
6 9 (23.68%) UNIX
6 9 (23.68%) Oracle
7 8 (21.05%) Degree
8 6 (15.79%) Software Testing
8 6 (15.79%) Performance Testing
8 6 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (15.79%) Jenkins
8 6 (15.79%) Java
8 6 (15.79%) Linux
8 6 (15.79%) MS Exchange
9 5 (13.16%) WebSphere MQ
9 5 (13.16%) Shell Script
9 5 (13.16%) Middleware
9 5 (13.16%) Manufacturing
9 5 (13.16%) Hibernate
9 5 (13.16%) Regression Testing
9 5 (13.16%) J2SE
9 5 (13.16%) JMS
9 5 (13.16%) TCP/IP
9 5 (13.16%) UML

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Farnborough by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (15.79%) MS Exchange
2 5 (13.16%) WebSphere Application Server
2 5 (13.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Office
1 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.16%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
1 5 (13.16%) Relational Database
2 4 (10.53%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.26%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (2.63%) Big Data
4 1 (2.63%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Jenkins
2 5 (13.16%) Visual Studio
3 4 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (5.26%) Selenium
4 2 (5.26%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.63%) QUnit
5 1 (2.63%) Cucumber
General
1 15 (39.47%) Finance
2 13 (34.21%) Banking
3 5 (13.16%) Manufacturing
4 4 (10.53%) Front Office
4 4 (10.53%) Telecoms
4 4 (10.53%) Legal
5 1 (2.63%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) QA Engineer
2 6 (15.79%) Tester
2 6 (15.79%) Developer
3 5 (13.16%) Software Developer
3 5 (13.16%) Consultant
3 5 (13.16%) Java Consultant
4 4 (10.53%) Senior Tester
4 4 (10.53%) QA Tester
4 4 (10.53%) Senior QA Tester
4 4 (10.53%) Business Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) C Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Support Manager
5 3 (7.89%) C++ Developer
5 3 (7.89%) C++ Software Developer
6 2 (5.26%) C# Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Software Tester
6 2 (5.26%) C# Software Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Product Owner
6 2 (5.26%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (34.21%) .NET
2 10 (26.32%) XML
3 5 (13.16%) WebSphere MQ
3 5 (13.16%) Middleware
3 5 (13.16%) Hibernate
3 5 (13.16%) J2SE
3 5 (13.16%) JMS
3 5 (13.16%) HTML
3 5 (13.16%) J2EE
3 5 (13.16%) JDBC
3 5 (13.16%) JSP
3 5 (13.16%) Apache Camel
3 5 (13.16%) PrimeFaces
3 5 (13.16%) .NET Framework
3 5 (13.16%) Ajax
3 5 (13.16%) Spring
3 5 (13.16%) JSF
4 4 (10.53%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (26.32%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.68%) UNIX
2 6 (15.79%) Linux
3 1 (2.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (15.79%) Software Testing
2 6 (15.79%) Performance Testing
2 6 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (13.16%) Regression Testing
3 5 (13.16%) UML
3 5 (13.16%) Low Latency
3 5 (13.16%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (13.16%) Multithreading
3 5 (13.16%) Unit Testing
3 5 (13.16%) System Testing
4 4 (10.53%) Change Control
4 4 (10.53%) Configuration Management
5 3 (7.89%) CAD
5 3 (7.89%) Manual Testing
5 3 (7.89%) Automated Testing
6 2 (5.26%) Business Analysis
6 2 (5.26%) Test Automation
6 2 (5.26%) Product Management
6 2 (5.26%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 13 (34.21%) C#
2 10 (26.32%) C
2 10 (26.32%) SQL
3 6 (15.79%) Java
4 5 (13.16%) Shell Script
4 5 (13.16%) C++
4 5 (13.16%) PL/SQL
4 5 (13.16%) Korn
5 3 (7.89%) Fortran
6 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
6 2 (5.26%) Python
7 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.63%) Perl
7 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (21.05%) Degree
2 4 (10.53%) ISEB Practitioner
2 4 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (10.53%) ISEB
3 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (7.89%) MCSE
4 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (10.53%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 9 (23.68%) Oracle
3 4 (10.53%) HP
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