Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Hampshire > Basingstoke
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 74 65
Rank change year-on-year -12 -9 +30
Permanent jobs citing QA 17 33 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke 1.48% 3.20% 2.47%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 17.35% 28.21% 24.71%
Number of salaries quoted 17 29 17
Basingstoke median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -1.23%
10th Percentile £35,000 £26,750 £29,100
90th Percentile £48,500 £47,000 £66,799
Hampshire median annual salary £42,500 £44,000 £39,250
% change year-on-year -3.41% +12.10% -1.88%

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Basingstoke
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 98 117 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke 8.53% 11.35% 10.00%
Number of salaries quoted 80 108 46
Basingstoke median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.56% -
10th Percentile £28,050 £26,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £57,500
Hampshire median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% - +6.25%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Basingstoke

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Basingstoke

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Salary Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA in Basingstoke.

Salary trend for QA in Basingstoke

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Salary Histogram in Basingstoke

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Basingstoke over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Basingstoke region with a requirement for QA.

1 13 (76.47%) Selenium
1 13 (76.47%) Test Automation
2 12 (70.59%) WebDriver
2 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (47.06%) Manual Testing
4 6 (35.29%) Software Testing
5 5 (29.41%) Scrum
5 5 (29.41%) C#
6 4 (23.53%) SQL
6 4 (23.53%) .NET
6 4 (23.53%) TDD
7 3 (17.65%) SpecFlow
7 3 (17.65%) Analytics
7 3 (17.65%) Performance Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Unit Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Java
7 3 (17.65%) ISEB
8 2 (11.76%) CRM
8 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
8 2 (11.76%) JUnit
8 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
8 2 (11.76%) CSS
8 2 (11.76%) ITIL
8 2 (11.76%) OOP
8 2 (11.76%) Finance
8 2 (11.76%) Ruby
8 2 (11.76%) Marketing
8 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
8 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
8 2 (11.76%) ISTQB

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) CMS
1 1 (5.88%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.88%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Google Analytics
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (76.47%) Selenium
2 12 (70.59%) WebDriver
3 3 (17.65%) SpecFlow
4 2 (11.76%) Appium
4 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
4 2 (11.76%) JUnit
4 2 (11.76%) SoapUI
5 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
5 1 (5.88%) JIRA
5 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (5.88%) TestDirector
5 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
5 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
1 2 (11.76%) Marketing
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) QA Engineer
2 7 (41.18%) QA Automation Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Automation Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) QA Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) QA Test Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Senior QA Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Test Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Agile Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Analytics Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Automation Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Customer Insight Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Java Automation Tester
6 1 (5.88%) QA Automation Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 1 (5.88%) SQL Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) .NET
2 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
2 2 (11.76%) CSS
2 2 (11.76%) HTML
3 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.88%) Gherkin
3 1 (5.88%) HTML5
3 1 (5.88%) MFC
3 1 (5.88%) WCF
3 1 (5.88%) Web Services
3 1 (5.88%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
1 1 (5.88%) User Experience
1 1 (5.88%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Android
1 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) Test Automation
2 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (47.06%) Manual Testing
4 6 (35.29%) Software Testing
5 5 (29.41%) Scrum
6 4 (23.53%) TDD
7 3 (17.65%) Analytics
7 3 (17.65%) Performance Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Unit Testing
8 2 (11.76%) CRM
8 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
8 2 (11.76%) ITIL
8 2 (11.76%) OOP
8 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
8 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
8 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
9 1 (5.88%) CHAID
9 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
9 1 (5.88%) Project Management
9 1 (5.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) C#
2 4 (23.53%) SQL
3 3 (17.65%) Java
4 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 2 (11.76%) Ruby
5 1 (5.88%) C++
5 1 (5.88%) PHP
5 1 (5.88%) R
5 1 (5.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) ISEB
2 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
2 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (5.88%) Degree
3 1 (5.88%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (5.88%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Data Quality
1 1 (5.88%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Google
1 1 (5.88%) HP
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft