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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 41 73 45
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -28
Permanent jobs citing QA 30 2 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bournemouth 5.57% 0.45% 3.32%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 71.43% 7.69% 23.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 8
Average salary £27,500 £40,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-32.51% +1.87%
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
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
42 26 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bournemouth 7.79% 5.79% 14.39%
Number of salaries quoted 8 15 27
Average salary £35,500 £45,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.11% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £16,500 £37,500 £35,900
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £67,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bournemouth

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 34 (94.44%) Finance
1 34 (94.44%) Banking
2 31 (86.11%) Middleware
3 28 (77.78%) ISEB
3 28 (77.78%) Software Testing
4 27 (75.00%) HP
4 27 (75.00%) XML
5 22 (61.11%) MQSeries
5 22 (61.11%) IBM
5 22 (61.11%) Test Management
5 22 (61.11%) Green Hat
5 22 (61.11%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (52.78%) Temenos T24
6 19 (52.78%) Investment Banking
7 18 (50.00%) Test Automation
7 18 (50.00%) Functional Testing
8 17 (47.22%) Relational Database
8 17 (47.22%) User Acceptance Testing
8 17 (47.22%) System Testing
8 17 (47.22%) Data Management
8 17 (47.22%) Regression Testing
8 17 (47.22%) webMethods
8 17 (47.22%) Configuration Management
8 17 (47.22%) Unix
8 17 (47.22%) Java
8 17 (47.22%) Oracle
9 15 (41.67%) TCP/IP
9 15 (41.67%) ISTQB
9 15 (41.67%) HP Quality Center
10 14 (38.89%) Asset Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bournemouth by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 22 (61.11%) MQSeries
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (52.78%) Temenos T24
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle Cash Management
Communications & Networking
1 15 (41.67%) TCP/IP
2 4 (11.11%) SAN
3 3 (8.33%) DNS
3 3 (8.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (47.22%) Relational Database
2 8 (22.22%) OLTP
3 5 (13.89%) Oracle Database
3 5 (13.89%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (13.89%) HP UFT
1 5 (13.89%) LoadRunner
1 5 (13.89%) Subversion
1 5 (13.89%) YourKit
2 1 (2.78%) JIRA
2 1 (2.78%) MSTest
2 1 (2.78%) Selenium
2 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.78%) TestComplete
General
1 34 (94.44%) Banking
1 34 (94.44%) Finance
2 19 (52.78%) Investment Banking
3 8 (22.22%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 14 (38.89%) Test Engineer
2 13 (36.11%) Test Leader
3 9 (25.00%) Middleware Engineer
4 8 (22.22%) QA Leader
5 5 (13.89%) Defect Manager
5 5 (13.89%) Functional Test Engineer
5 5 (13.89%) Lead Tester
5 5 (13.89%) Non-Functional Tester
5 5 (13.89%) QA Tester
5 5 (13.89%) Tester
6 3 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) PMO Manager
7 2 (5.56%) Portfolio Manager
8 1 (2.78%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (86.11%) Middleware
2 27 (75.00%) XML
3 5 (13.89%) JMS
3 5 (13.89%) XML Messaging
4 4 (11.11%) .NET
5 3 (8.33%) Web Services
6 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.78%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 22 (61.11%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 9 (25.00%) SWIFT
3 5 (13.89%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.56%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 17 (47.22%) Unix
2 4 (11.11%) Windows
3 3 (8.33%) Windows 7
3 3 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (77.78%) Software Testing
2 22 (61.11%) Test Management
3 18 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 18 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 17 (47.22%) Configuration Management
4 17 (47.22%) Data Management
4 17 (47.22%) Regression Testing
4 17 (47.22%) System Testing
4 17 (47.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (38.89%) Asset Management
6 12 (33.33%) Automation Testing
6 12 (33.33%) Integration Testing
6 12 (33.33%) SOA
6 12 (33.33%) Test Scripting
7 10 (27.78%) Cash Management
8 7 (19.44%) Defect Management
8 7 (19.44%) SDLC
9 6 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (13.89%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (13.89%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 17 (47.22%) Java
2 5 (13.89%) SQL
2 5 (13.89%) XPath
3 4 (11.11%) C#
4 3 (8.33%) C
4 3 (8.33%) C++
4 3 (8.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 28 (77.78%) ISEB
2 15 (41.67%) ISTQB
3 12 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (22.22%) Degree
5 5 (13.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (2.78%) ISEB Practitioner
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (41.67%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (13.89%) CA LISA
2 5 (13.89%) nmon
2 5 (13.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 27 (75.00%) HP
2 22 (61.11%) Green Hat
2 22 (61.11%) IBM
3 17 (47.22%) Oracle
3 17 (47.22%) webMethods
4 5 (13.89%) Dynatrace
5 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
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