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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 43 66 60
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -6
Permanent jobs citing QA 37 18 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 5.28% 2.13% 3.23%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 52.11% 51.43% 43.64%
Number of salaries quoted 12 14 20
Average salary £36,250 £36,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.69% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,750 £18,300 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,500 £48,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
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
71 35 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 10.13% 4.14% 7.40%
Number of salaries quoted 38 21 47
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £19,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 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
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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
Bournemouth +22 29 £55,000 +165.06% 2
Poole +9 2 £35,000 -30.00% 1
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 48 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (61.40%) Finance
3 34 (59.65%) Test Automation
3 34 (59.65%) Mentoring
4 33 (57.89%) Configuration Management
4 33 (57.89%) Java
5 32 (56.14%) SQL
5 32 (56.14%) Oracle
5 32 (56.14%) XML
5 32 (56.14%) OLTP
5 32 (56.14%) Financial Institution
5 32 (56.14%) Middleware
5 32 (56.14%) Cash Management
5 32 (56.14%) Banking
5 32 (56.14%) Temenos T24
5 32 (56.14%) Green Hat
5 32 (56.14%) Oracle Cash Management
5 32 (56.14%) Non-Functional Testing
6 31 (54.39%) OO
7 30 (52.63%) Line Management
8 29 (50.88%) Coaching
9 27 (47.37%) Relational Database
9 27 (47.37%) IBM
9 27 (47.37%) OOP
9 27 (47.37%) Data Management
10 12 (21.05%) Software Testing
10 12 (21.05%) Test Scripting
11 10 (17.54%) ISEB
12 9 (15.79%) Performance Testing
13 8 (14.04%) Test Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 5 (8.77%) WebLogic
2 2 (3.51%) CMS
2 2 (3.51%) Drupal
3 1 (1.75%) WordPress
3 1 (1.75%) Apache
3 1 (1.75%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MS Office
1 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 32 (56.14%) Temenos T24
1 32 (56.14%) Oracle Cash Management
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.77%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (56.14%) OLTP
2 27 (47.37%) Relational Database
3 5 (8.77%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (5.26%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.51%) MySQL
6 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (14.04%) Selenium
2 7 (12.28%) JIRA
3 5 (8.77%) TestDirector
4 4 (7.02%) NUnit
4 4 (7.02%) TeamCity
4 4 (7.02%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.51%) Cucumber
6 2 (3.51%) SpecFlow
6 2 (3.51%) TestComplete
6 2 (3.51%) LoadRunner
6 2 (3.51%) JMeter
6 2 (3.51%) Appium
6 2 (3.51%) Calabash
6 2 (3.51%) eggPlant
7 1 (1.75%) HP UFT
7 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.75%) Behat
7 1 (1.75%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.75%) WebDriver
General
1 35 (61.40%) Finance
2 32 (56.14%) Financial Institution
2 32 (56.14%) Banking
3 1 (1.75%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.75%) Military
Job Titles
1 26 (45.61%) Architect
2 11 (19.30%) Test Engineer
3 10 (17.54%) Test Architect
4 8 (14.04%) Analyst
5 7 (12.28%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (12.28%) Test Automation Architect
6 6 (10.53%) Test Analyst
7 4 (7.02%) Software Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Tester
7 4 (7.02%) Agile Test Analyst
7 4 (7.02%) Software Test Analyst
7 4 (7.02%) Technical Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Automation Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) QA Tester
8 3 (5.26%) Software Test Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) QA Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Quality Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Software Tester
9 2 (3.51%) Developer
9 2 (3.51%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (56.14%) XML
1 32 (56.14%) Middleware
2 5 (8.77%) .NET
3 4 (7.02%) .NET Framework
4 3 (5.26%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.75%) Sass
5 1 (1.75%) LESS
5 1 (1.75%) jQuery
5 1 (1.75%) RESTful
5 1 (1.75%) HTML
5 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.75%) CSS
5 1 (1.75%) Web Services
5 1 (1.75%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.75%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.77%) Management Information System
2 5 (8.77%) Statistics
3 2 (3.51%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.75%) NHS
4 1 (1.75%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.04%) Linux
2 6 (10.53%) Windows
3 5 (8.77%) Solaris
3 5 (8.77%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (59.65%) Test Automation
2 34 (59.65%) Mentoring
3 33 (57.89%) Configuration Management
4 32 (56.14%) Cash Management
4 32 (56.14%) Non-Functional Testing
5 31 (54.39%) OO
6 30 (52.63%) Line Management
7 29 (50.88%) Coaching
8 27 (47.37%) OOP
8 27 (47.37%) Data Management
9 12 (21.05%) Test Scripting
9 12 (21.05%) Software Testing
10 9 (15.79%) Performance Testing
11 8 (14.04%) Test Management
11 8 (14.04%) Scrum
11 8 (14.04%) Manual Testing
12 7 (12.28%) BDD
13 5 (8.77%) Performance Monitoring
13 5 (8.77%) Resilience Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (57.89%) Java
2 32 (56.14%) SQL
3 4 (7.02%) C#
4 3 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.26%) PHP
4 3 (5.26%) Ruby
5 2 (3.51%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.51%) Perl
6 1 (1.75%) C++
6 1 (1.75%) C
6 1 (1.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (17.54%) ISEB
2 2 (3.51%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (3.51%) Degree
3 1 (1.75%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.75%) TickIT
1 1 (1.75%) DO-178B
System Software
1 5 (8.77%) Oracle RAC
1 5 (8.77%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 4 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 32 (56.14%) Oracle
1 32 (56.14%) Green Hat
2 27 (47.37%) IBM
3 4 (7.02%) VMware
4 3 (5.26%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.51%) SOASTA, Inc
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