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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 77 45 33
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -12
Permanent jobs citing QA 10 19 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 1.27% 3.58% 6.28%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.78% 37.25% 58.82%
Number of salaries quoted 10 19 26
Average salary £38,750 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.23% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,900 £24,300 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,750 £67,500 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
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
36 51 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 4.59% 9.60% 10.67%
Number of salaries quoted 27 41 42
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +21.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,600 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £41,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 2 March 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 2 March 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
Poole -16 6 £38,750 +80.23% 1
Bournemouth -38 2 £40,750 -36.07% 1
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 12 (66.67%) Windows
2 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
2 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 6 (33.33%) Linux
4 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
4 5 (27.78%) Perl
4 5 (27.78%) OO
4 5 (27.78%) Finance
4 5 (27.78%) ISEB
5 4 (22.22%) C#
5 4 (22.22%) SQL
5 4 (22.22%) Scrum
5 4 (22.22%) Manual Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Bash Shell
6 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
6 3 (16.67%) Banking
6 3 (16.67%) Retail
6 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Degree
6 3 (16.67%) VB
6 3 (16.67%) .NET
6 3 (16.67%) Java
6 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
6 3 (16.67%) Eclipse
6 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 2 (11.11%) SLA
7 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
7 2 (11.11%) Shell Script
7 2 (11.11%) TIBCO

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 2 (11.11%) JBoss
1 2 (11.11%) Apache
1 2 (11.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.11%) MS Visio
2 2 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) TIBCO iProcess
2 1 (5.56%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Ethernet
1 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Eclipse
2 2 (11.11%) JUnit
2 2 (11.11%) JMeter
2 2 (11.11%) Subversion
2 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.56%) Maven
3 1 (5.56%) Selenium
3 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.56%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (5.56%) LoadRunner
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Banking
2 3 (16.67%) Retail
3 2 (11.11%) Investment Banking
3 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Analyst
2 7 (38.89%) Test Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Software Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Test Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Support Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Project Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Software Tester
5 2 (11.11%) Support Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Tester
6 1 (5.56%) Programme Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Test Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Release Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Change Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Configuration Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Administrator
6 1 (5.56%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) .NET
2 2 (11.11%) J2EE
2 2 (11.11%) Struts
2 2 (11.11%) Web Services
2 2 (11.11%) Middleware
3 1 (5.56%) Hibernate
3 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.56%) Swing
3 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.11%) Mathematics
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Device Driver
3 1 (5.56%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 12 (66.67%) Windows
2 6 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 5 (27.78%) OO
4 4 (22.22%) Scrum
4 4 (22.22%) Manual Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce
6 2 (11.11%) OOP
6 2 (11.11%) SOA
6 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
6 2 (11.11%) Project Management
6 2 (11.11%) Process Management
6 2 (11.11%) Investment Management
6 2 (11.11%) Wealth Management
6 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
6 2 (11.11%) Black-Box Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Line Management
6 2 (11.11%) Coaching
7 1 (5.56%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
1 5 (27.78%) Perl
2 4 (22.22%) SQL
2 4 (22.22%) C#
3 3 (16.67%) Java
3 3 (16.67%) VB
3 3 (16.67%) Bash Shell
4 2 (11.11%) Shell Script
4 2 (11.11%) AWK
5 1 (5.56%) Python
5 1 (5.56%) PHP
5 1 (5.56%) C
5 1 (5.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) ISEB
2 3 (16.67%) Degree
3 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
4 1 (5.56%) MCP
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (5.56%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) TIBCO
2 2 (11.11%) Remedy
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle
3 1 (5.56%) SAP
3 1 (5.56%) Epicor
3 1 (5.56%) JD Edwards
3 1 (5.56%) Sage
Poole
Spectrum IT
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Vitality
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum + Excellent benefits & bonus
Posted: 23 days ago