The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Tester 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 79 88 83
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 3 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 0.46% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.11% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 1
Average salary £32,500 £19,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+71.05% -65.45%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
QA Tester
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
635 879 743
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 96.50% 97.13% 96.12%
Number of salaries quoted 494 712 591
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £52,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

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

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

QA Tester
Salary Trend in Dorset

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

QA Tester Salary Trend in Dorset

QA Tester
Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Poole - 2 £35,000 -
QA Tester
South West

QA Tester
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Dorset region that cited QA Tester 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 Tester in their job title.

1 3 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) Web Development
2 2 (66.67%) Drupal
2 2 (66.67%) PHP
2 2 (66.67%) CMS
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Content Management
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) ISEB
3 1 (33.33%) HP UFT
3 1 (33.33%) NHS
3 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Behat
3 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Dorset region that cited QA Tester 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 Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) CMS
1 2 (66.67%) Drupal
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) HP UFT
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) Behat
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Web Development
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Content Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) PHP
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) QA