The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bournemouth region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 62 42 26
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -16
Permanent jobs citing QA 3 8 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bournemouth 0.72% 2.63% 5.41%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.50% 30.77% 70.59%
Number of salaries quoted 3 8 12
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £50,125
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% -30.17%
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.49% -
QA
Dorset

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 Bournemouth region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Bournemouth
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
24 26 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bournemouth 5.74% 8.55% 7.66%
Number of salaries quoted 14 13 16
Average salary £36,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,300 £35,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £55,000 £59,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Bournemouth

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Bournemouth region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Bournemouth

QA
Salary Trend in Bournemouth

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

QA Salary Trend in Bournemouth

QA
Salary Histogram in Bournemouth

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Bournemouth region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Bournemouth

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bournemouth

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Bournemouth 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 5 (62.50%) C#
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
1 5 (62.50%) ISEB
2 4 (50.00%) VB
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) .NET
4 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (12.50%) MSF
5 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
5 1 (12.50%) BDD
5 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
5 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Line Management
5 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (12.50%) RESTful
5 1 (12.50%) C
5 1 (12.50%) Apache
5 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
5 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
5 1 (12.50%) Web Services
5 1 (12.50%) MS Office
5 1 (12.50%) MySQL

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bournemouth by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Bournemouth 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 (12.50%) Apache
1 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
2 1 (12.50%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Software Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Java Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) QA Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
1 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services
2 1 (12.50%) Hibernate
2 1 (12.50%) Spring
2 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
2 1 (12.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
3 1 (12.50%) MSF
3 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
3 1 (12.50%) BDD
3 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
3 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Line Management
3 1 (12.50%) TDD
3 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
3 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) VB
3 1 (12.50%) C
3 1 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
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