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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 21 37 32
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -5
Permanent jobs citing QA 13 1 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Farnborough 7.07% 0.53% 4.02%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.21% 10.00% 45.00%
Number of salaries quoted 12 1 9
Average salary £32,500 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.52% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,650 £42,500 £21,900
10% offered a salary of more than £79,750 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
38 10 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Farnborough 20.65% 5.29% 8.93%
Number of salaries quoted 33 4 19
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,600 £27,950 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,700 £45,000 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 19 December 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Farnborough

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Farnborough

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 15 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
3 12 (50.00%) C#
3 12 (50.00%) .NET
4 9 (37.50%) Scrum
4 9 (37.50%) SQL
5 8 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 8 (33.33%) Computer Science
6 7 (29.17%) MS Excel
7 6 (25.00%) Regression Testing
7 6 (25.00%) Hyper-V
7 6 (25.00%) Legal
7 6 (25.00%) MS Exchange
7 6 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (20.83%) Finance
8 5 (20.83%) User Experience
8 5 (20.83%) BBC
8 5 (20.83%) E-Commerce
8 5 (20.83%) Java
9 4 (16.67%) Selenium
10 3 (12.50%) Visual Studio
10 3 (12.50%) CRM
11 2 (8.33%) NoSQL
11 2 (8.33%) TDD
11 2 (8.33%) Automated Testing
11 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
11 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
11 2 (8.33%) Windows
11 2 (8.33%) Linux
11 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration

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Top Related IT Skills in Farnborough by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 6 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (29.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.17%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (16.67%) Selenium
3 3 (12.50%) Visual Studio
4 2 (8.33%) Eclipse
4 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
4 2 (8.33%) SoapUI
4 2 (8.33%) QUnit
4 2 (8.33%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (25.00%) Legal
2 5 (20.83%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Electronics
3 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) QA Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Head of Development
3 4 (16.67%) Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Agile Test Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Junior
5 1 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Junior Test Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) SAP Architect
5 1 (4.17%) SAP Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (8.33%) SOAP
3 1 (4.17%) HTML5
3 1 (4.17%) WebGL
3 1 (4.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 5 (20.83%) User Experience
2 5 (20.83%) BBC
3 2 (8.33%) AS400
4 1 (4.17%) Mathematics
4 1 (4.17%) Physics
4 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
1 2 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (37.50%) Scrum
3 8 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 6 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 5 (20.83%) E-Commerce
6 3 (12.50%) CRM
7 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (8.33%) TDD
7 2 (8.33%) Automated Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
7 2 (8.33%) Manual Testing
7 2 (8.33%) BDD
8 1 (4.17%) Embedded Software Development
8 1 (4.17%) Time Management
8 1 (4.17%) Multithreading
8 1 (4.17%) SAP Implementation
8 1 (4.17%) UML
8 1 (4.17%) Data Modelling
8 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (4.17%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (50.00%) C#
2 9 (37.50%) SQL
3 5 (20.83%) Java
4 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.17%) C++
5 1 (4.17%) MATLAB
5 1 (4.17%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) ISEB
1 2 (8.33%) ISTQB
1 2 (8.33%) Degree
1 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.17%) Firmware
Vendors
1 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) Business Objects
2 1 (4.17%) SAP