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

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 61 43 31
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -12
Permanent jobs citing QA 6 16 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bournemouth 1.24% 4.07% 4.46%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.00% 64.00% 41.67%
Number of salaries quoted 6 12 2
Average salary £20,750 £45,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-53.88% +16.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £26,200 £27,750
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £47,500 £49,750
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
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
15 25 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bournemouth 3.09% 6.36% 10.71%
Number of salaries quoted 11 18 10
Average salary £52,500 £33,750 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+55.55% -13.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £26,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

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 29 August 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Bournemouth

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bournemouth

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 (46.15%) JavaScript
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) Telecoms
2 5 (38.46%) .NET
2 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET
2 5 (38.46%) Client/Server
2 5 (38.46%) C#
3 4 (30.77%) CTI
3 4 (30.77%) PBX
3 4 (30.77%) VoIP
4 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
4 3 (23.08%) Finance
4 3 (23.08%) LoadRunner
4 3 (23.08%) ISEB
5 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
5 2 (15.38%) Cash Management
5 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
5 2 (15.38%) Degree
5 2 (15.38%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (7.69%) Project Planning
6 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
6 1 (7.69%) ISO 9001
6 1 (7.69%) Toad
6 1 (7.69%) HP
6 1 (7.69%) CSS
6 1 (7.69%) Linux
6 1 (7.69%) Low Latency

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bournemouth by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) PBX
1 4 (30.77%) VoIP
1 4 (30.77%) CTI
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) LoadRunner
2 2 (15.38%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (7.69%) Toad
General
1 5 (38.46%) Telecoms
2 3 (23.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Developer
2 5 (38.46%) Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) C# Developer
2 5 (38.46%) C# .NET Developer
3 4 (30.77%) .NET Developer
4 3 (23.08%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Quality Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Test Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Tester
5 2 (15.38%) Junior
6 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Junior Developer
6 1 (7.69%) QA Tester
6 1 (7.69%) Junior Tester
6 1 (7.69%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) .NET
1 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.69%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Client/Server
2 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
1 2 (15.38%) Cash Management
1 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
2 1 (7.69%) Low Latency
2 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
2 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
2 1 (7.69%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) ISEB
1 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
2 2 (15.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) HP
1 1 (7.69%) Green Hat