The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bournemouth region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 49 56 49
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -7
Permanent jobs citing QA 2 12 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bournemouth 0.76% 2.95% 2.71%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.22% 31.58% 34.48%
Number of salaries quoted 2 8 9
Median salary £42,500 £51,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-17.07% +46.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £30,000 £34,300
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £67,500 £58,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.20% +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
9 38 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bournemouth 3.41% 9.34% 7.86%
Number of salaries quoted 6 18 14
Median salary £23,250 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-38.00% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £16,500 £33,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £59,250 £60,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,750
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.29%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Bournemouth

The demand trend of job ads across the Bournemouth region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 25 May 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Bournemouth

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bournemouth

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bournemouth region with a requirement for QA.

1 22 (81.48%) Finance
1 22 (81.48%) Banking
2 20 (74.07%) Middleware
3 19 (70.37%) Software Testing
4 17 (62.96%) XML
5 16 (59.26%) HP
5 16 (59.26%) ISEB
6 15 (55.56%) MQSeries
6 15 (55.56%) IBM
6 15 (55.56%) Test Management
6 15 (55.56%) Green Hat
6 15 (55.56%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (51.85%) Investment Banking
8 13 (48.15%) Asset Management
9 12 (44.44%) Temenos T24
9 12 (44.44%) Automation Testing
10 11 (40.74%) TCP/IP
11 10 (37.04%) Unix
11 10 (37.04%) Java
11 10 (37.04%) Oracle
11 10 (37.04%) Data Management
11 10 (37.04%) Regression Testing
11 10 (37.04%) webMethods
11 10 (37.04%) Configuration Management
11 10 (37.04%) Relational Database
11 10 (37.04%) Functional Testing
11 10 (37.04%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (37.04%) Test Automation
11 10 (37.04%) System Testing
12 9 (33.33%) Test Scripting

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Top Related IT Skills in Bournemouth by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (55.56%) MQSeries
2 1 (3.70%) CMS
2 1 (3.70%) IIS
2 1 (3.70%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (3.70%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (44.44%) Temenos T24
Communications & Networking
1 11 (40.74%) TCP/IP
2 4 (14.81%) SAN
3 2 (7.41%) DNS
3 2 (7.41%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (37.04%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.70%) OLTP
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) HP UFT
1 1 (3.70%) LoadRunner
1 1 (3.70%) MSTest
1 1 (3.70%) Selenium
1 1 (3.70%) Subversion
1 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.70%) YourKit
General
1 22 (81.48%) Banking
1 22 (81.48%) Finance
2 14 (51.85%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Test Engineer
2 9 (33.33%) Middleware Engineer
2 9 (33.33%) Test Leader
3 5 (18.52%) Defect Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Test Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Lead Test Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) PMO Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Portfolio Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Functional Test Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Lead Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Non-Functional Tester
6 1 (3.70%) QA Leader
6 1 (3.70%) Software Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (74.07%) Middleware
2 17 (62.96%) XML
3 4 (14.81%) .NET
4 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET
4 2 (7.41%) Web Services
5 1 (3.70%) Ajax
5 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (3.70%) CSS
5 1 (3.70%) HTML
5 1 (3.70%) HTML5
5 1 (3.70%) JMS
5 1 (3.70%) JSON
5 1 (3.70%) LINQ
5 1 (3.70%) XHTML
5 1 (3.70%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (55.56%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (18.52%) SWIFT
3 2 (7.41%) Hedge funds
4 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) Unix
2 2 (7.41%) Windows
2 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
2 2 (7.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (70.37%) Software Testing
2 15 (55.56%) Test Management
3 13 (48.15%) Asset Management
4 12 (44.44%) Automation Testing
5 10 (37.04%) Configuration Management
5 10 (37.04%) Data Management
5 10 (37.04%) Functional Testing
5 10 (37.04%) Regression Testing
5 10 (37.04%) System Testing
5 10 (37.04%) Test Automation
5 10 (37.04%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (33.33%) Integration Testing
6 9 (33.33%) SOA
6 9 (33.33%) Test Scripting
7 7 (25.93%) Defect Management
8 4 (14.81%) Release Management
8 4 (14.81%) SDLC
8 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (11.11%) Cash Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (37.04%) Java
2 4 (14.81%) C#
3 2 (7.41%) C
3 2 (7.41%) C++
3 2 (7.41%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.70%) SQL
4 1 (3.70%) XPath
Qualifications
1 16 (59.26%) ISEB
2 9 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (25.93%) ISTQB
4 3 (11.11%) Degree
5 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (25.93%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.70%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (3.70%) nmon
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 16 (59.26%) HP
2 15 (55.56%) Green Hat
2 15 (55.56%) IBM
3 10 (37.04%) Oracle
3 10 (37.04%) webMethods
4 1 (3.70%) Dynatrace
4 1 (3.70%) EPiServer
4 1 (3.70%) Sitecore