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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 67 54 49
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -5
Permanent jobs citing QA 17 25 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 2.00% 3.37% 2.82%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 48.57% 45.45% 22.58%
Number of salaries quoted 13 21 5
Average salary £36,000 £37,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% -28.57%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
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
35 55 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 4.11% 7.41% 12.47%
Number of salaries quoted 21 47 30
Average salary £50,000 £32,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+53.84% -23.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £20,000 £25,650
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -18 6 £20,750 -53.88%
Poole -4 5 £50,000 +143.90% 1
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 22 (44.90%) JavaScript
2 21 (42.86%) C#
3 19 (38.78%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (32.65%) Linux
5 15 (30.61%) Windows
6 14 (28.57%) MySQL
6 14 (28.57%) Visual Studio
6 14 (28.57%) C++
6 14 (28.57%) PHP
6 14 (28.57%) VB
6 14 (28.57%) OO
6 14 (28.57%) OOD
6 14 (28.57%) Windows CE
6 14 (28.57%) WPF
6 14 (28.57%) Waterfall
7 9 (18.37%) .NET
7 9 (18.37%) SQL
8 8 (16.33%) ISO 9001
8 8 (16.33%) Telecoms
9 7 (14.29%) TickIT
9 7 (14.29%) Aerospace
9 7 (14.29%) Client/Server
9 7 (14.29%) ASP.NET
9 7 (14.29%) Security Cleared
9 7 (14.29%) Software Engineering
9 7 (14.29%) Test Strategy
10 6 (12.24%) Test Scripting
10 6 (12.24%) ERP
10 6 (12.24%) PBX
10 6 (12.24%) VoIP

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (4.08%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (4.08%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.16%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.24%) PBX
1 6 (12.24%) VoIP
2 4 (8.16%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (28.57%) MySQL
2 4 (8.16%) RDBMS
2 4 (8.16%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.08%) EDRMS
4 1 (2.04%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 14 (28.57%) Visual Studio
2 4 (8.16%) WebDriver
2 4 (8.16%) Cucumber
2 4 (8.16%) LoadRunner
2 4 (8.16%) WATIR
2 4 (8.16%) Selenium
3 3 (6.12%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (2.04%) Toad
4 1 (2.04%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.04%) NUnit
4 1 (2.04%) Subversion
4 1 (2.04%) JIRA
General
1 8 (16.33%) Telecoms
2 7 (14.29%) Aerospace
3 6 (12.24%) Finance
4 2 (4.08%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.08%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 22 (44.90%) Developer
2 14 (28.57%) Software Developer
3 11 (22.45%) Quality Engineer
4 8 (16.33%) Analyst
5 7 (14.29%) Software Engineer
6 6 (12.24%) .NET Developer
7 5 (10.20%) C# Developer
7 5 (10.20%) Software Quality Engineer
7 5 (10.20%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (8.16%) Software Manager
8 4 (8.16%) QA Engineer
8 4 (8.16%) QA Manager
9 3 (6.12%) Test Analyst
9 3 (6.12%) Tester
9 3 (6.12%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 2 (4.08%) QA Analyst
10 2 (4.08%) Quality Analyst
10 2 (4.08%) Financial Analyst
10 2 (4.08%) Junior
10 2 (4.08%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (28.57%) WPF
2 9 (18.37%) .NET
3 7 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 4 (8.16%) Gherkin
5 2 (4.08%) CSS
6 1 (2.04%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Client/Server
2 4 (8.16%) Blog
2 4 (8.16%) Open Source
3 2 (4.08%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 16 (32.65%) Linux
2 15 (30.61%) Windows
3 14 (28.57%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.78%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (28.57%) OO
2 14 (28.57%) OOD
2 14 (28.57%) Waterfall
3 7 (14.29%) Test Strategy
3 7 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 6 (12.24%) ERP
4 6 (12.24%) Test Scripting
5 4 (8.16%) E-Commerce
5 4 (8.16%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (8.16%) Benchmarking
5 4 (8.16%) Scrum
6 2 (4.08%) Workflow
6 2 (4.08%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (4.08%) CRM
6 2 (4.08%) Resource Management
6 2 (4.08%) Use Case
6 2 (4.08%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (4.08%) Cash Management
6 2 (4.08%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 22 (44.90%) JavaScript
2 21 (42.86%) C#
3 14 (28.57%) C++
3 14 (28.57%) PHP
3 14 (28.57%) VB
4 9 (18.37%) SQL
5 4 (8.16%) Ruby
6 2 (4.08%) Java
7 1 (2.04%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 7 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.16%) ISEB
3 3 (6.12%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.08%) Degree
5 1 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.33%) ISO 9001
2 7 (14.29%) TickIT
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (4.08%) Oracle
1 2 (4.08%) SAP
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft
1 2 (4.08%) HP
1 2 (4.08%) Epicor
1 2 (4.08%) JD Edwards
1 2 (4.08%) Sage
2 1 (2.04%) Green Hat
Poole
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Christchurch, Dorset
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorset
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago