The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 29 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 70 - 72
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 4 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 0.55% - 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% - 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 1
Average salary - - £22,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -10.66%
QA Engineer
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Dorset region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Dorset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
702 666 596
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 95.77% 96.10% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 565 557 463
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA Engineer in the job title across the Dorset region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Engineer across the Dorset region.

QA Engineer Salary Trend in Dorset

QA Engineer
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 29 September 2014, IT jobs across the Dorset region that cited QA Engineer in their job title 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 with QA Engineer in their job title.

1 4 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 4 (100.00%) ERP
1 4 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 4 (100.00%) Benchmarking
1 4 (100.00%) Scrum
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Ruby
1 4 (100.00%) QA
1 4 (100.00%) Blog
1 4 (100.00%) WATIR
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
1 4 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 4 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 4 (100.00%) Open Source
1 4 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 4 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 4 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 4 (100.00%) GitHub
1 4 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 4 (100.00%) Mentoring

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 29 September 2014, IT jobs across the Dorset region that cited QA Engineer in their job title 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 with QA Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 4 (100.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 4 (100.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) WATIR
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
1 4 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 4 (100.00%) Cucumber
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Blog
1 4 (100.00%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 4 (100.00%) ERP
1 4 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) Benchmarking
1 4 (100.00%) Scrum
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 4 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 4 (100.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) QA