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

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 57 46 37
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -9
Permanent jobs citing QA 20 34 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 3.27% 4.63% 5.32%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.48% 54.84% 64.71%
Number of salaries quoted 12 32 33
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -15.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,250 £35,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,500 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +5.26%
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
46 62 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 7.52% 8.44% 8.23%
Number of salaries quoted 28 42 47
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £35,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £69,250 £59,500 £56,000
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 26 May 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 26 May 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
Bournemouth -4 15 £51,250 +46.42% 12
Poole - 4 £30,000 -
Wimborne - 1 - - 1
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 18 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (40.00%) SQL
2 12 (40.00%) OO
3 11 (36.67%) Java
3 11 (36.67%) Finance
4 10 (33.33%) Windows
5 9 (30.00%) Linux
5 9 (30.00%) Configuration Management
5 9 (30.00%) Test Automation
6 8 (26.67%) Banking
6 8 (26.67%) Software Testing
6 8 (26.67%) Non-Functional Testing
7 7 (23.33%) Green Hat
7 7 (23.33%) Oracle Cash Management
7 7 (23.33%) Cash Management
7 7 (23.33%) Temenos T24
7 7 (23.33%) Manual Testing
7 7 (23.33%) OLTP
7 7 (23.33%) Financial Institution
7 7 (23.33%) Middleware
7 7 (23.33%) XML
7 7 (23.33%) JavaScript
7 7 (23.33%) Oracle
8 6 (20.00%) Test Scripting
8 6 (20.00%) Automated Testing
8 6 (20.00%) Mentoring
8 6 (20.00%) Line Management
9 5 (16.67%) Coaching
9 5 (16.67%) Relational Database
9 5 (16.67%) Data Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 (6.67%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.33%) Apache
2 1 (3.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (23.33%) Temenos T24
1 7 (23.33%) Oracle Cash Management
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (3.33%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) OLTP
2 5 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (6.67%) MySQL
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Selenium
2 3 (10.00%) LoadRunner
3 2 (6.67%) JMeter
3 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio
3 2 (6.67%) TestDirector
3 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (6.67%) Cucumber
3 2 (6.67%) SpecFlow
3 2 (6.67%) Calabash
3 2 (6.67%) eggPlant
3 2 (6.67%) Appium
4 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.33%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (3.33%) JIRA
General
1 11 (36.67%) Finance
2 8 (26.67%) Banking
3 7 (23.33%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.33%) Retail
4 1 (3.33%) Aerospace
4 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Test Engineer
2 7 (23.33%) Software Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Architect
3 6 (20.00%) Software Test Engineer
4 5 (16.67%) Analyst
4 5 (16.67%) Test Analyst
5 4 (13.33%) Technical Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Software Tester
6 3 (10.00%) Tester
6 3 (10.00%) QA Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Test Architect
7 2 (6.67%) QA Leader
7 2 (6.67%) Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Quality Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Project Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) QA Tester
8 1 (3.33%) PHP Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) Release Manager
8 1 (3.33%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) XML
1 7 (23.33%) Middleware
2 3 (10.00%) .NET
3 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET
3 2 (6.67%) Gherkin
4 1 (3.33%) Sass
4 1 (3.33%) LESS
4 1 (3.33%) HTML
4 1 (3.33%) CSS
4 1 (3.33%) Web Services
4 1 (3.33%) Hibernate
4 1 (3.33%) Spring
4 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.33%) jQuery
4 1 (3.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.67%) Statistics
3 1 (3.33%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.33%) Device Driver
3 1 (3.33%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 10 (33.33%) Windows
2 9 (30.00%) Linux
3 2 (6.67%) Solaris
3 2 (6.67%) UNIX
4 1 (3.33%) Android
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (40.00%) OO
3 9 (30.00%) Configuration Management
3 9 (30.00%) Test Automation
4 8 (26.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 8 (26.67%) Software Testing
5 7 (23.33%) Manual Testing
5 7 (23.33%) Cash Management
6 6 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 6 (20.00%) Automated Testing
6 6 (20.00%) Line Management
6 6 (20.00%) Mentoring
7 5 (16.67%) Coaching
7 5 (16.67%) BDD
7 5 (16.67%) OOP
7 5 (16.67%) Performance Testing
7 5 (16.67%) Data Management
8 4 (13.33%) Test Management
8 4 (13.33%) Open Source
8 4 (13.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 12 (40.00%) SQL
2 11 (36.67%) Java
3 7 (23.33%) JavaScript
4 5 (16.67%) Perl
4 5 (16.67%) Bash Shell
5 4 (13.33%) C#
6 2 (6.67%) C++
6 2 (6.67%) C
6 2 (6.67%) Ruby
7 1 (3.33%) VB
7 1 (3.33%) Python
7 1 (3.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) ISEB
2 3 (10.00%) Degree
3 2 (6.67%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (6.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) Oracle
1 7 (23.33%) Green Hat
2 5 (16.67%) IBM
3 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.67%) SOASTA, Inc
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Computer Futures
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Pensions 25 days holiday
Posted: 5 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum + pension, health care
Posted: 5 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
JP Morgan
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
JP Morgan
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
JP Morgan
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Bournemouth, South, United Kingdom
JP Morgan
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Bournemouth, South, United Kingdom
JP Morgan
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Bournemouth, South, United Kingdom
JP Morgan
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Wimborne
First Recruitment Group
Posted: 18 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Vitality
Salary: Highly Competitive plus benefits and bonus potential
Posted: 20 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
JP Morgan
Salary: Competitive plus salary
Posted: 21 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
JP Morgan
Salary: Competitive plus salary
Posted: 21 days ago
Bournemouth, South, United Kingdom
JP Morgan
Salary: Competitive plus salary
Posted: 21 days ago