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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 30 24 30
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +6
Permanent jobs citing QA 11 13 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Farnborough 4.01% 7.43% 4.46%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.21% 56.52% 22.50%
Number of salaries quoted 11 12 9
Average salary £42,500 £26,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+63.46% -25.71%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
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
39 23 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Farnborough 14.23% 13.14% 19.80%
Number of salaries quoted 39 22 39
Average salary £43,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.75% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,850 £24,000 £25,700
10% offered a salary of more than £76,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,300
% change year-on-year
- -0.74%

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 19 September 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Farnborough

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Farnborough

For the 6 months to 19 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%) Degree
2 6 (31.58%) Software Testing
2 6 (31.58%) Computer Science
3 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (26.32%) C#
3 5 (26.32%) SQL
3 5 (26.32%) .NET
3 5 (26.32%) Scrum
4 4 (21.05%) Regression Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
4 4 (21.05%) Windows
5 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
5 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
5 3 (15.79%) Java
5 3 (15.79%) Finance
5 3 (15.79%) BBC
5 3 (15.79%) Automated Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Manual Testing
5 3 (15.79%) User Experience
6 2 (10.53%) BDD
6 2 (10.53%) NoSQL
6 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (10.53%) QUnit
6 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
6 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
6 2 (10.53%) Performance Management
6 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
6 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
6 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Farnborough by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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 5 (26.32%) Programme Manager
1 5 (26.32%) QA Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Head of Development
3 2 (10.53%) Agile Test Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Wintel Support
3 2 (10.53%) Team Leader
3 2 (10.53%) Support Team Leader
3 2 (10.53%) Software Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Software Engineer
4 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 6 (31.58%) Computer Science
2 3 (15.79%) User Experience
2 3 (15.79%) BBC
3 2 (10.53%) Statistics
4 1 (5.26%) Mathematics
4 1 (5.26%) Physics
4 1 (5.26%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Software Testing
2 5 (26.32%) Scrum
2 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (21.05%) Regression Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Manual Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Automated Testing
4 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
5 2 (10.53%) Change Management
5 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
5 2 (10.53%) TDD
5 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (10.53%) Performance Management
5 2 (10.53%) BDD
5 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.26%) Embedded Software Development
6 1 (5.26%) Multithreading
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Testing
6 1 (5.26%) UML
6 1 (5.26%) Project Management
6 1 (5.26%) Time Management
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 2 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) VMware
2 2 (10.53%) Cadence