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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 65 40 29
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -11
Permanent jobs citing QA 3 6 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bournemouth 0.67% 2.33% 3.93%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.71% 22.22% 77.78%
Number of salaries quoted 3 6 7
Average salary £30,000 £53,750 £47,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-44.18% +12.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,200 £33,250 £22,900
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £63,750 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,750
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
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
28 27 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bournemouth 6.29% 10.47% 5.06%
Number of salaries quoted 18 14 9
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £35,400 £23,200
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £53,000 £64,500
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 30 March 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Bournemouth

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bournemouth

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) ISEB
2 5 (71.43%) C#
2 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
3 4 (57.14%) VB
4 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 2 (28.57%) .NET
5 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
5 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
6 1 (14.29%) MCP
6 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
6 1 (14.29%) MySQL
6 1 (14.29%) MS Office
6 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 1 (14.29%) PHP
6 1 (14.29%) SQL
6 1 (14.29%) Banking
6 1 (14.29%) Retail
6 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
6 1 (14.29%) MCTS
6 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
6 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
6 1 (14.29%) JIRA
6 1 (14.29%) Mathematics
6 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting

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Top Related IT Skills in Bournemouth by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
2 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
2 1 (14.29%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Test Analyst
1 5 (71.43%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Software Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Network Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) QA Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
1 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Mathematics
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
2 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
2 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
2 1 (14.29%) MSF
2 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
2 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
2 1 (14.29%) Web Application Development
2 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Line Management
2 1 (14.29%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) VB
3 1 (14.29%) C
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) PHP
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (14.29%) MCTS
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 1 (14.29%) MCP
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft