The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 70 49 27
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -22
Permanent jobs citing QA 13 24 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 1.84% 3.85% 9.39%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.14% 40.68% 61.32%
Number of salaries quoted 7 24 9
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% +30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £23,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £52,000 £37,300
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
QA
South West

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 Dorset region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Dorset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
35 59 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 4.96% 9.47% 15.32%
Number of salaries quoted 26 50 32
Average salary £57,500 £36,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+59.72% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,500 £26,200
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £52,100
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Dorset region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

QA
Salary Trend in Dorset

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

QA Salary Trend in Dorset

QA
Salary Histogram in Dorset

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Dorset region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Dorset

QA
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 within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014. 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 -8 5 £50,000 +25.00%
Bournemouth -19 3 £30,000 -33.33% 2
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Dorset 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 13 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (31.58%) Windows
3 10 (26.32%) Linux
3 10 (26.32%) C#
3 10 (26.32%) JavaScript
4 8 (21.05%) VB
4 8 (21.05%) OO
5 7 (18.42%) Finance
5 7 (18.42%) MySQL
5 7 (18.42%) PHP
5 7 (18.42%) Test Strategy
6 6 (15.79%) Waterfall
6 6 (15.79%) C++
6 6 (15.79%) Visual Studio
6 6 (15.79%) ERP
6 6 (15.79%) OOD
6 6 (15.79%) ISEB
6 6 (15.79%) Windows CE
6 6 (15.79%) Scrum
6 6 (15.79%) WPF
6 6 (15.79%) Test Scripting
7 5 (13.16%) ISO 9001
8 4 (10.53%) TickIT
8 4 (10.53%) Benchmarking
8 4 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (10.53%) RDBMS
8 4 (10.53%) E-Commerce
8 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
8 4 (10.53%) .NET
8 4 (10.53%) SQL

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Dorset 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 2 (5.26%) JBoss
1 2 (5.26%) Apache
1 2 (5.26%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.26%) MS Visio
2 2 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (5.26%) TIBCO iProcess
2 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.53%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) PBX
1 2 (5.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) MySQL
2 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.53%) RDBMS
2 4 (10.53%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.63%) EDRMS
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.63%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Visual Studio
2 4 (10.53%) WATIR
2 4 (10.53%) Selenium
2 4 (10.53%) WebDriver
2 4 (10.53%) Cucumber
3 3 (7.89%) Subversion
3 3 (7.89%) Eclipse
3 3 (7.89%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (7.89%) LoadRunner
4 2 (5.26%) JMeter
4 2 (5.26%) Git (software)
4 2 (5.26%) JUnit
5 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.63%) NUnit
5 1 (2.63%) Maven
5 1 (2.63%) JIRA
5 1 (2.63%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (18.42%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Aerospace
2 4 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.26%) Electronics
3 2 (5.26%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Retail
3 2 (5.26%) Investment Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.63%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (28.95%) Developer
2 10 (26.32%) Analyst
3 8 (21.05%) Quality Engineer
4 6 (15.79%) Software Developer
5 5 (13.16%) Test Analyst
6 4 (10.53%) Software Engineer
6 4 (10.53%) QA Engineer
6 4 (10.53%) Software Manager
6 4 (10.53%) QA Manager
7 2 (5.26%) Software Quality Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Senior Support Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Quality Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) .NET Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Test Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Software Test Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Junior
7 2 (5.26%) Support Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Tester
8 1 (2.63%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) WPF
2 4 (10.53%) Gherkin
2 4 (10.53%) .NET
3 2 (5.26%) J2EE
3 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET
3 2 (5.26%) CSS
3 2 (5.26%) Struts
3 2 (5.26%) Web Services
3 2 (5.26%) Middleware
4 1 (2.63%) Hibernate
4 1 (2.63%) Swing
4 1 (2.63%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Blog
1 4 (10.53%) Open Source
2 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.26%) Client/Server
2 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.26%) Mathematics
2 2 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.63%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (31.58%) Windows
2 10 (26.32%) Linux
3 6 (15.79%) Windows CE
4 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (21.05%) OO
3 7 (18.42%) Test Strategy
4 6 (15.79%) Waterfall
4 6 (15.79%) Test Scripting
4 6 (15.79%) ERP
4 6 (15.79%) OOD
4 6 (15.79%) Scrum
5 4 (10.53%) Software Engineering
5 4 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (10.53%) Benchmarking
5 4 (10.53%) E-Commerce
5 4 (10.53%) Mentoring
6 3 (7.89%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (7.89%) Automated Testing
7 2 (5.26%) Resource Management
7 2 (5.26%) Wealth Management
7 2 (5.26%) Investment Management
7 2 (5.26%) Cash Management
7 2 (5.26%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (26.32%) C#
1 10 (26.32%) JavaScript
2 8 (21.05%) VB
3 7 (18.42%) PHP
4 6 (15.79%) C++
5 4 (10.53%) SQL
5 4 (10.53%) Ruby
6 3 (7.89%) Java
7 2 (5.26%) Shell Script
7 2 (5.26%) AWK
7 2 (5.26%) Perl
8 1 (2.63%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) ISEB
2 4 (10.53%) Degree
2 4 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 3 (7.89%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.63%) MCP
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.63%) MCTS
4 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) ISO 9001
2 4 (10.53%) TickIT
3 2 (5.26%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (5.26%) Oracle
1 2 (5.26%) SAP
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
1 2 (5.26%) Epicor
1 2 (5.26%) JD Edwards
1 2 (5.26%) Sage
1 2 (5.26%) TIBCO
1 2 (5.26%) Remedy
2 1 (2.63%) HP
Bournemouth
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, 27 days holiday + Bank Holiday
Posted: 19 days ago