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 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 75 44 37
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -7
Permanent jobs citing QA 7 26 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 1.04% 3.90% 6.34%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.00% 34.67% 55.70%
Number of salaries quoted 5 24 16
Average salary £30,000 £40,000 £31,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +28.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £29,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £60,000 £38,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
28 75 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 4.18% 11.26% 11.38%
Number of salaries quoted 21 58 45
Average salary £47,500 £36,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.94% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,750 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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
Bournemouth -9 4 £30,000 -25.00% 1
Poole -11 2 - -
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 6 (28.57%) Windows
2 6 (28.57%) Scrum
3 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
3 5 (23.81%) ERP
3 5 (23.81%) ISEB
3 5 (23.81%) Selenium
3 5 (23.81%) Test Scripting
4 4 (19.05%) Linux
4 4 (19.05%) E-Commerce
4 4 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (19.05%) RDBMS
4 4 (19.05%) Benchmarking
4 4 (19.05%) Finance
4 4 (19.05%) Ruby
4 4 (19.05%) Blog
4 4 (19.05%) WATIR
4 4 (19.05%) WebDriver
4 4 (19.05%) Open Source
4 4 (19.05%) Cucumber
4 4 (19.05%) Gherkin
4 4 (19.05%) GitHub
4 4 (19.05%) Relational Database
4 4 (19.05%) Mentoring
5 3 (14.29%) C#
5 3 (14.29%) VB
5 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
5 3 (14.29%) Eclipse
5 3 (14.29%) Automated Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 (9.52%) Tomcat
1 2 (9.52%) Apache
1 2 (9.52%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.52%) MS Visio
2 2 (9.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) TIBCO iProcess
2 1 (4.76%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 4 (19.05%) Relational Database
2 4 (19.05%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (4.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Selenium
2 4 (19.05%) WATIR
2 4 (19.05%) WebDriver
2 4 (19.05%) Cucumber
3 3 (14.29%) Eclipse
4 2 (9.52%) Subversion
4 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
4 2 (9.52%) JUnit
4 2 (9.52%) JMeter
4 2 (9.52%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (4.76%) LoadRunner
5 1 (4.76%) Maven
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Investment Banking
2 2 (9.52%) Banking
2 2 (9.52%) Retail
2 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.76%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Test Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) QA Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Software Manager
3 4 (19.05%) QA Manager
3 4 (19.05%) Quality Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Test Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Software Test Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Support Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Software Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Programme Manager
5 1 (4.76%) QA Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Network Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) Gherkin
2 2 (9.52%) Struts
2 2 (9.52%) Web Services
2 2 (9.52%) J2EE
2 2 (9.52%) Middleware
3 1 (4.76%) Hibernate
3 1 (4.76%) .NET
3 1 (4.76%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Blog
1 4 (19.05%) Open Source
2 2 (9.52%) Mathematics
2 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Windows
2 4 (19.05%) Linux
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 6 (28.57%) Scrum
3 5 (23.81%) ERP
3 5 (23.81%) Test Scripting
4 4 (19.05%) Mentoring
4 4 (19.05%) Benchmarking
4 4 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (19.05%) E-Commerce
5 3 (14.29%) Automated Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (9.52%) Investment Management
6 2 (9.52%) Wealth Management
6 2 (9.52%) Coaching
6 2 (9.52%) Line Management
6 2 (9.52%) SOA
6 2 (9.52%) OOP
6 2 (9.52%) OO
6 2 (9.52%) Process Management
7 1 (4.76%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) Ruby
2 3 (14.29%) C#
2 3 (14.29%) VB
3 2 (9.52%) SQL
3 2 (9.52%) Java
3 2 (9.52%) Perl
3 2 (9.52%) AWK
3 2 (9.52%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.76%) PHP
4 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) ISEB
2 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
2 2 (9.52%) Degree
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.76%) MCP
3 1 (4.76%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) TIBCO
1 2 (9.52%) Remedy
2 1 (4.76%) Epicor
2 1 (4.76%) JD Edwards
2 1 (4.76%) Sage
2 1 (4.76%) SAP
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 per annum + competitive
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