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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 68 44 37
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -7
Permanent jobs citing QA 5 9 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bournemouth 1.08% 3.24% 2.73%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 19.23% 22.50% 29.41%
Number of salaries quoted 5 8 5
Average salary £30,000 £40,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +45.45%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
26 40 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bournemouth 5.62% 14.39% 9.29%
Number of salaries quoted 18 28 16
Average salary £40,000 £36,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -15.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £36,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £52,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -1.23%

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 January 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Bournemouth

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bournemouth

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) ISEB
2 4 (66.67%) C#
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 3 (50.00%) VB
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) Finance
5 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
5 1 (16.67%) Scrum
5 1 (16.67%) Banking
5 1 (16.67%) Retail
5 1 (16.67%) MCTS
5 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
5 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
5 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (16.67%) MSF
5 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 1 (16.67%) Web Application Development
5 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (16.67%) .NET
5 1 (16.67%) MySQL
5 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
5 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
5 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET

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Top Related IT Skills in Bournemouth by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (16.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Test Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Software Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Network Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) QA Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Software Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) MSF
2 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
2 1 (16.67%) Web Application Development
2 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) VB
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) PHP
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) MCTS
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) MCP
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
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