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

Location
3 months to
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 32 60 60
Rank change year-on-year
+28 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 50 25 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 7.39% 2.76% 3.55%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 60.24% 55.56% 49.12%
Number of salaries quoted 17 22 24
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 £29,500 £19,350 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £44,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,750
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
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
83 45 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 12.26% 4.97% 7.23%
Number of salaries quoted 46 28 49
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £19,200 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £55,000 £54,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 5 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 5 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
(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 +28 40 £57,500 +177.10% 1
Poole +18 3 £32,500 -40.90%
Wimborne - 1 - -
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 5 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 (81.36%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (59.32%) Finance
3 34 (57.63%) Configuration Management
3 34 (57.63%) Java
4 33 (55.93%) SQL
4 33 (55.93%) Test Automation
4 33 (55.93%) Mentoring
5 32 (54.24%) Oracle Cash Management
5 32 (54.24%) Non-Functional Testing
5 32 (54.24%) Green Hat
5 32 (54.24%) Cash Management
5 32 (54.24%) Temenos T24
5 32 (54.24%) Banking
5 32 (54.24%) Oracle
5 32 (54.24%) XML
5 32 (54.24%) OO
5 32 (54.24%) OLTP
5 32 (54.24%) Middleware
5 32 (54.24%) Financial Institution
6 29 (49.15%) Line Management
7 28 (47.46%) Coaching
8 27 (45.76%) Relational Database
8 27 (45.76%) IBM
8 27 (45.76%) OOP
8 27 (45.76%) Data Management
9 12 (20.34%) Software Testing
9 12 (20.34%) Test Scripting
10 10 (16.95%) Linux
11 9 (15.25%) ISEB
11 9 (15.25%) Manual Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 (8.47%) WebLogic
2 2 (3.39%) CMS
2 2 (3.39%) Drupal
3 1 (1.69%) WordPress
3 1 (1.69%) Apache
3 1 (1.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) MS Office
1 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 32 (54.24%) Temenos T24
1 32 (54.24%) Oracle Cash Management
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.47%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.69%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (54.24%) OLTP
2 27 (45.76%) Relational Database
3 5 (8.47%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (3.39%) MySQL
4 2 (3.39%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (13.56%) Selenium
2 6 (10.17%) JIRA
3 5 (8.47%) TestDirector
4 4 (6.78%) NUnit
4 4 (6.78%) TeamCity
4 4 (6.78%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (3.39%) Appium
5 2 (3.39%) Calabash
5 2 (3.39%) eggPlant
5 2 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.39%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.39%) SpecFlow
5 2 (3.39%) LoadRunner
5 2 (3.39%) JMeter
6 1 (1.69%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.69%) TestComplete
6 1 (1.69%) Behat
6 1 (1.69%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.69%) WebDriver
General
1 35 (59.32%) Finance
2 32 (54.24%) Financial Institution
2 32 (54.24%) Banking
3 1 (1.69%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.69%) Military
Job Titles
1 26 (44.07%) Architect
2 12 (20.34%) Test Engineer
3 10 (16.95%) Test Architect
4 9 (15.25%) Analyst
5 7 (11.86%) Test Analyst
5 7 (11.86%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (11.86%) Test Automation Architect
6 6 (10.17%) Software Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) Software Test Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) Tester
7 4 (6.78%) Automation Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) Agile Test Analyst
7 4 (6.78%) Software Test Analyst
7 4 (6.78%) Technical Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) QA Tester
8 3 (5.08%) QA Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Quality Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Software Tester
9 2 (3.39%) Developer
9 2 (3.39%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (54.24%) XML
1 32 (54.24%) Middleware
2 5 (8.47%) .NET
3 4 (6.78%) .NET Framework
4 3 (5.08%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.69%) Sass
5 1 (1.69%) LESS
5 1 (1.69%) jQuery
5 1 (1.69%) RESTful
5 1 (1.69%) HTML
5 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.69%) CSS
5 1 (1.69%) Web Services
5 1 (1.69%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.69%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.47%) Management Information System
2 5 (8.47%) Statistics
3 2 (3.39%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.39%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.69%) NHS
4 1 (1.69%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.69%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.69%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.95%) Linux
2 7 (11.86%) Windows
3 5 (8.47%) Solaris
3 5 (8.47%) UNIX
4 1 (1.69%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (81.36%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (57.63%) Configuration Management
3 33 (55.93%) Test Automation
3 33 (55.93%) Mentoring
4 32 (54.24%) Non-Functional Testing
4 32 (54.24%) Cash Management
4 32 (54.24%) OO
5 29 (49.15%) Line Management
6 28 (47.46%) Coaching
7 27 (45.76%) OOP
7 27 (45.76%) Data Management
8 12 (20.34%) Test Scripting
8 12 (20.34%) Software Testing
9 9 (15.25%) Scrum
9 9 (15.25%) Manual Testing
10 8 (13.56%) Performance Testing
10 8 (13.56%) Test Management
11 7 (11.86%) BDD
12 5 (8.47%) Performance Monitoring
12 5 (8.47%) Resilience Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (57.63%) Java
2 33 (55.93%) SQL
3 5 (8.47%) JavaScript
4 4 (6.78%) C#
5 3 (5.08%) Perl
5 3 (5.08%) PHP
5 3 (5.08%) Ruby
5 3 (5.08%) Bash Shell
6 2 (3.39%) C
6 2 (3.39%) C++
7 1 (1.69%) VB
7 1 (1.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (15.25%) ISEB
2 3 (5.08%) Degree
3 1 (1.69%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (1.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.69%) TickIT
1 1 (1.69%) DO-178B
System Software
1 5 (8.47%) Oracle RAC
1 5 (8.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 4 (6.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (10.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 32 (54.24%) Oracle
1 32 (54.24%) Green Hat
2 27 (45.76%) IBM
3 4 (6.78%) VMware
4 2 (3.39%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.39%) SOASTA, Inc
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