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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 30 32 32
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 13 8 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Farnborough 5.58% 3.20% 4.46%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 81.25% 28.57% 43.48%
Number of salaries quoted 13 8 10
Average salary £45,000 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,200 £27,100 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £46,950 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £38,000 £38,250
% change year-on-year
+6.57% -0.65%
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
16 28 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Farnborough 6.87% 11.20% 10.27%
Number of salaries quoted 16 18 19
Average salary £45,000 £33,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.36% -5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,900 £25,300 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £69,000 £65,950
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 17 April 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Farnborough

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Farnborough

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 13 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (36.00%) C#
3 9 (36.00%) .NET
3 9 (36.00%) Computer Science
4 6 (24.00%) Banking
4 6 (24.00%) Software Testing
4 6 (24.00%) Hyper-V
4 6 (24.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (24.00%) MS Exchange
4 6 (24.00%) Regression Testing
4 6 (24.00%) Finance
4 6 (24.00%) Legal
5 5 (20.00%) XML
5 5 (20.00%) C
6 4 (16.00%) Java
6 4 (16.00%) SQL
6 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
7 3 (12.00%) J2SE
7 3 (12.00%) JMS
7 3 (12.00%) JDBC
7 3 (12.00%) JSP
7 3 (12.00%) UNIX
7 3 (12.00%) UML
7 3 (12.00%) MCSE
7 3 (12.00%) PL/SQL
7 3 (12.00%) HTML
7 3 (12.00%) J2EE
7 3 (12.00%) Oracle
7 3 (12.00%) WebSphere Application Server

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Top Related IT Skills in Farnborough by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (24.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (12.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (12.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.00%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (4.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (4.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (12.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (12.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (4.00%) Selenium
3 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (24.00%) Finance
1 6 (24.00%) Legal
1 6 (24.00%) Banking
2 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (12.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) QA Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) Java Consultant
2 3 (12.00%) Consultant
2 3 (12.00%) Developer
2 3 (12.00%) Support Manager
3 2 (8.00%) Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Software Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Architect
4 1 (4.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Tester
4 1 (4.00%) Junior
4 1 (4.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.00%) Technical Support
4 1 (4.00%) Software Tester
4 1 (4.00%) C++ Developer
4 1 (4.00%) C# Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Technical Support Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (36.00%) .NET
2 5 (20.00%) XML
3 3 (12.00%) J2SE
3 3 (12.00%) JMS
3 3 (12.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (12.00%) Middleware
3 3 (12.00%) Hibernate
3 3 (12.00%) Spring
3 3 (12.00%) JSF
3 3 (12.00%) Ajax
3 3 (12.00%) J2EE
3 3 (12.00%) JDBC
3 3 (12.00%) JSP
3 3 (12.00%) Java EE
3 3 (12.00%) Apache Camel
3 3 (12.00%) PrimeFaces
3 3 (12.00%) HTML
4 2 (8.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (4.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (24.00%) Regression Testing
2 6 (24.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (12.00%) Low Latency
3 3 (12.00%) UML
3 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (12.00%) Unit Testing
3 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (12.00%) Multithreading
3 3 (12.00%) System Testing
4 2 (8.00%) CRM
5 1 (4.00%) Data Modelling
5 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.00%) CAD
5 1 (4.00%) Scrum
5 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (4.00%) Performance Management
5 1 (4.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (4.00%) Product Management
5 1 (4.00%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) C#
2 5 (20.00%) C
3 4 (16.00%) SQL
3 4 (16.00%) Java
4 3 (12.00%) PL/SQL
4 3 (12.00%) Shell Script
4 3 (12.00%) Korn
5 2 (8.00%) C++
6 1 (4.00%) Perl
6 1 (4.00%) Python
6 1 (4.00%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) MCSE
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (12.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.00%) ISEB
System Software
1 6 (24.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) Business Objects
3 1 (4.00%) SAP