Period
to 23 January 2019

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 23 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Hampshire > Basingstoke
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 69 78 73
Rank change year-on-year +9 -5 -9
Permanent jobs citing QA 55 29 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke 3.70% 2.45% 2.96%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.89% 27.10% 32.58%
Number of salaries quoted 44 29 25
Basingstoke median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -5.56%
10th Percentile £28,575 £37,500 £33,700
90th Percentile £66,250 £55,000 £48,500
Hampshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +9.09%

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 184 107 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke 12.38% 9.04% 9.08%
Number of salaries quoted 141 92 82
Basingstoke median annual salary £50,000 £42,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.05% -1.18% -5.56%
10th Percentile £26,750 £28,775 £29,825
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,000 £57,500
Hampshire median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +20.00% -11.76% +0.98%

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

QA
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 23 January 2019.

Salary histogram for QA in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Basingstoke region with a requirement for QA.

1 35 (63.64%) Test Automation
2 26 (47.27%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (38.18%) Java
4 20 (36.36%) .NET
5 19 (34.55%) SQL
6 17 (30.91%) C#
7 16 (29.09%) Oracle
7 16 (29.09%) Manual Testing
8 15 (27.27%) SDLC
8 15 (27.27%) Degree
9 13 (23.64%) SAP
9 13 (23.64%) Software Testing
9 13 (23.64%) System Integration Testing
10 12 (21.82%) Software Delivery
10 12 (21.82%) Cybersecurity
10 12 (21.82%) Mentoring
10 12 (21.82%) Waterfall
10 12 (21.82%) Test Strategy
11 10 (18.18%) Python
11 10 (18.18%) Microsoft
12 9 (16.36%) SQL Server
12 9 (16.36%) Selenium
12 9 (16.36%) System Testing
12 9 (16.36%) Integration Testing
12 9 (16.36%) Test Scripting
13 8 (14.55%) Microsoft Azure
13 8 (14.55%) Process Improvement
13 8 (14.55%) JavaScript
14 7 (12.73%) TIBCO
14 7 (12.73%) Finance

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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 6 (10.91%) Confluence
2 3 (5.45%) CMS
2 3 (5.45%) Kentico
2 3 (5.45%) Sitecore CMS
2 3 (5.45%) Umbraco
2 3 (5.45%) WordPress
3 2 (3.64%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.82%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.82%) BGP
1 1 (1.82%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (1.82%) EIGRP
1 1 (1.82%) Firewall
1 1 (1.82%) IPsec
1 1 (1.82%) LAN
1 1 (1.82%) MPLS
1 1 (1.82%) OSPF
1 1 (1.82%) VoIP
1 1 (1.82%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.36%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.73%) NoSQL
3 4 (7.27%) Amazon Redshift
3 4 (7.27%) Looker
3 4 (7.27%) MySQL
3 4 (7.27%) Oracle Exadata
3 4 (7.27%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 9 (16.36%) Selenium
2 7 (12.73%) JIRA
3 4 (7.27%) Gatling
3 4 (7.27%) Git (software)
3 4 (7.27%) JMeter
3 4 (7.27%) NeoLoad
3 4 (7.27%) Subversion
4 3 (5.45%) TestPartner
4 3 (5.45%) WebDriver
5 2 (3.64%) SoapUI
5 2 (3.64%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.82%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.82%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.82%) Maven
6 1 (1.82%) Protractor
6 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (12.73%) Finance
2 6 (10.91%) Games
3 4 (7.27%) Manufacturing
4 3 (5.45%) Marketing
5 1 (1.82%) Automotive
5 1 (1.82%) Retail
5 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (30.91%) Analyst
2 14 (25.45%) Test Analyst
3 13 (23.64%) QA Engineer
4 12 (21.82%) Developer
5 9 (16.36%) Senior Analyst
5 9 (16.36%) Senior Test Analyst
6 8 (14.55%) QA Analyst
7 7 (12.73%) QA Test Analyst
7 7 (12.73%) Test Engineer
8 6 (10.91%) Senior QA Analyst
8 6 (10.91%) Senior QA Test Analyst
8 6 (10.91%) Tester
9 5 (9.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 5 (9.09%) Lead Developer
10 4 (7.27%) Business Intelligence Manager
10 4 (7.27%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
10 4 (7.27%) Senior Developer
10 4 (7.27%) Senior Manager
10 4 (7.27%) Software Engineer
10 4 (7.27%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (36.36%) .NET
2 6 (10.91%) AngularJS
3 5 (9.09%) Node.js
3 5 (9.09%) WPF
4 3 (5.45%) ASP.NET
4 3 (5.45%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.82%) Apache CXF
5 1 (1.82%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (1.82%) RESTful
5 1 (1.82%) SOAP
5 1 (1.82%) WCF
5 1 (1.82%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.73%) User Experience
2 6 (10.91%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.45%) FMCG
4 2 (3.64%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.82%) Clustering
5 1 (1.82%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.82%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.91%) Windows
2 5 (9.09%) Unix
3 3 (5.45%) Android
3 3 (5.45%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.82%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (63.64%) Test Automation
2 26 (47.27%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (29.09%) Manual Testing
4 15 (27.27%) SDLC
5 13 (23.64%) Software Testing
5 13 (23.64%) System Integration Testing
6 12 (21.82%) Cybersecurity
6 12 (21.82%) Mentoring
6 12 (21.82%) Software Delivery
6 12 (21.82%) Test Strategy
6 12 (21.82%) Waterfall
7 9 (16.36%) Integration Testing
7 9 (16.36%) System Testing
7 9 (16.36%) Test Scripting
8 8 (14.55%) Process Improvement
9 7 (12.73%) Acceptance Criteria
9 7 (12.73%) Functional Testing
9 7 (12.73%) Non-Functional Testing
10 6 (10.91%) Project Management
10 6 (10.91%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 21 (38.18%) Java
2 19 (34.55%) SQL
3 17 (30.91%) C#
4 10 (18.18%) Python
5 8 (14.55%) JavaScript
6 3 (5.45%) PHP
7 1 (1.82%) C
7 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (27.27%) Degree
2 5 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.64%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.82%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.82%) ISEB
4 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.82%) ISO 26262
2 1 (1.82%) MISRA
2 1 (1.82%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (1.82%) FortiGate
1 1 (1.82%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (29.09%) Oracle
2 13 (23.64%) SAP
3 10 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 7 (12.73%) TIBCO
5 5 (9.09%) TOWER Software
6 4 (7.27%) Tableau
6 4 (7.27%) Teradata
7 3 (5.45%) Sitecore
8 1 (1.82%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.82%) Cisco
8 1 (1.82%) Forcepoint
8 1 (1.82%) IBM
8 1 (1.82%) Pega