The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 65 75 46
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -29
Permanent jobs citing QA 10 10 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 1.74% 1.45% 3.81%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.04% 25.64% 46.15%
Number of salaries quoted 7 10 24
Median salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £29,250 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £47,500 £48,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £41,500 £38,750
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +7.09%
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
27 39 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 4.70% 5.66% 8.25%
Number of salaries quoted 20 25 36
Median salary £40,000 £36,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £16,500 £20,850 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

The demand trend of job ads across the Dorset region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 1 May 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Dorset

QA
Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth +12 7 £40,000 +33.33% 3
Poole +5 2 £45,000 +20.00% 1
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Dorset region with a requirement for QA.

1 34 (68.00%) Finance
1 34 (68.00%) Banking
2 31 (62.00%) Middleware
3 30 (60.00%) Software Testing
4 28 (56.00%) XML
5 27 (54.00%) HP
5 27 (54.00%) ISEB
6 22 (44.00%) IBM
6 22 (44.00%) MQSeries
6 22 (44.00%) Test Management
6 22 (44.00%) Green Hat
6 22 (44.00%) Analytical Skills
7 19 (38.00%) Temenos T24
7 19 (38.00%) Investment Banking
8 17 (34.00%) Data Management
8 17 (34.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 17 (34.00%) System Testing
8 17 (34.00%) Test Automation
8 17 (34.00%) Unix
8 17 (34.00%) Java
8 17 (34.00%) Oracle
8 17 (34.00%) webMethods
8 17 (34.00%) Configuration Management
8 17 (34.00%) Regression Testing
8 17 (34.00%) Relational Database
8 17 (34.00%) Functional Testing
9 16 (32.00%) TCP/IP
10 15 (30.00%) ISTQB
10 15 (30.00%) Automation Testing
10 15 (30.00%) HP Quality Center

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 22 (44.00%) MQSeries
2 1 (2.00%) CMS
2 1 (2.00%) IIS
2 1 (2.00%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (2.00%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (8.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (38.00%) Temenos T24
2 3 (6.00%) Oracle Cash Management
Communications & Networking
1 16 (32.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (8.00%) SAN
3 3 (6.00%) DNS
3 3 (6.00%) HTTP
4 1 (2.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.00%) RS-232
4 1 (2.00%) RS-485
4 1 (2.00%) VPN
4 1 (2.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (34.00%) Relational Database
2 8 (16.00%) OLTP
3 5 (10.00%) Oracle Database
3 5 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (10.00%) HP UFT
1 5 (10.00%) LoadRunner
1 5 (10.00%) Subversion
1 5 (10.00%) YourKit
2 1 (2.00%) MSTest
2 1 (2.00%) Selenium
2 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 34 (68.00%) Banking
1 34 (68.00%) Finance
2 19 (38.00%) Investment Banking
3 8 (16.00%) Financial Institution
4 2 (4.00%) Aerospace
4 2 (4.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 14 (28.00%) Test Engineer
2 12 (24.00%) Test Leader
3 9 (18.00%) Middleware Engineer
4 8 (16.00%) QA Leader
5 7 (14.00%) Developer
6 5 (10.00%) Analyst
6 5 (10.00%) Defect Manager
6 5 (10.00%) Development Manager
6 5 (10.00%) Functional Test Engineer
6 5 (10.00%) Lead Tester
6 5 (10.00%) Non-Functional Tester
6 5 (10.00%) Product Developer
6 5 (10.00%) Product Manager
6 5 (10.00%) QA Manager
6 5 (10.00%) QA Tester
6 5 (10.00%) Software Developer
6 5 (10.00%) Software Development Manager
6 5 (10.00%) Software Manager
6 5 (10.00%) Software Product Manager
6 5 (10.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (62.00%) Middleware
2 28 (56.00%) XML
3 5 (10.00%) .NET
3 5 (10.00%) JMS
3 5 (10.00%) XML Messaging
4 3 (6.00%) Web Services
5 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.00%) Ajax
6 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (2.00%) CSS
6 1 (2.00%) HTML
6 1 (2.00%) HTML5
6 1 (2.00%) JSON
6 1 (2.00%) LINQ
6 1 (2.00%) MFC
6 1 (2.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (44.00%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (18.00%) Management Information System
2 9 (18.00%) SWIFT
3 5 (10.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.00%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (4.00%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 17 (34.00%) Unix
2 3 (6.00%) Windows
2 3 (6.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (6.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (60.00%) Software Testing
2 22 (44.00%) Test Management
3 17 (34.00%) Configuration Management
3 17 (34.00%) Data Management
3 17 (34.00%) Functional Testing
3 17 (34.00%) Regression Testing
3 17 (34.00%) System Testing
3 17 (34.00%) Test Automation
3 17 (34.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 15 (30.00%) Automation Testing
5 14 (28.00%) Asset Management
6 12 (24.00%) Integration Testing
6 12 (24.00%) SOA
6 12 (24.00%) Test Scripting
7 10 (20.00%) Cash Management
8 8 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (14.00%) Defect Management
9 7 (14.00%) SDLC
10 6 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (10.00%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 17 (34.00%) Java
2 5 (10.00%) C#
2 5 (10.00%) SQL
2 5 (10.00%) XPath
3 3 (6.00%) C
3 3 (6.00%) C++
3 3 (6.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 27 (54.00%) ISEB
2 15 (30.00%) ISTQB
3 12 (24.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (16.00%) Degree
5 5 (10.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
System Software
1 3 (6.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (10.00%) CA Service Virtualization
2 5 (10.00%) nmon
2 5 (10.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 27 (54.00%) HP
2 22 (44.00%) Green Hat
2 22 (44.00%) IBM
3 17 (34.00%) Oracle
3 17 (34.00%) webMethods
4 5 (10.00%) Dynatrace
5 1 (2.00%) EPiServer
5 1 (2.00%) Sitecore
Bournemouth, Dorset
LV
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Poole
Spectrum IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, 25 days
Posted: 11 days ago
Bournemouth
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: £45,000 - £55,000 + Perks
Posted: 24 days ago