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 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 58 44 67
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +23
Permanent jobs citing QA 13 40 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 2.25% 5.91% 2.47%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 46.43% 51.28% 53.66%
Number of salaries quoted 13 12 17
Median salary £37,500 £36,250 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £32,750 £18,600
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £55,000 £52,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
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 78 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 4.85% 11.52% 4.60%
Number of salaries quoted 23 40 26
Median salary £36,250 £39,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-8.22% -1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,700 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +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 25 August 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 25 August 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 -15 4 £27,500 -50.00% 1
Poole -8 3 £35,000 -
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 7 (38.89%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 5 (27.78%) Electronics
3 5 (27.78%) C
3 5 (27.78%) C++
3 5 (27.78%) Linux
3 5 (27.78%) Configuration Management
3 5 (27.78%) Defect Tracking
3 5 (27.78%) Embedded Linux
3 5 (27.78%) Degree
3 5 (27.78%) Computer Science
3 5 (27.78%) Open Source
4 3 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Project Management
4 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (11.11%) Quality Management
5 2 (11.11%) CRM
5 2 (11.11%) SOA
5 2 (11.11%) SOAP
5 2 (11.11%) Web Services
5 2 (11.11%) HTML
5 2 (11.11%) PHP
5 2 (11.11%) SQL
5 2 (11.11%) .NET
5 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
5 2 (11.11%) HTML5

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 1 (5.56%) CMS
1 1 (5.56%) IIS
1 1 (5.56%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (5.56%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (5.56%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Ethernet
1 1 (5.56%) RS-232
1 1 (5.56%) RS-485
1 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.56%) VPN
1 1 (5.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.56%) MySQL
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) JIRA
1 2 (11.11%) Selenium
2 1 (5.56%) FogBugz
2 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.56%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
2 1 (5.56%) TeamCity
2 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (27.78%) Electronics
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Embedded Engineer
1 5 (27.78%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 5 (27.78%) Software Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Developer
3 2 (11.11%) CRM Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Project Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Project Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) QA Leader
3 2 (11.11%) QA Manager
3 2 (11.11%) QA Test Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Test Leader
3 2 (11.11%) Test Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Tester
4 1 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Digital Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Software Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) .NET
1 2 (11.11%) HTML
1 2 (11.11%) HTML5
1 2 (11.11%) SOAP
1 2 (11.11%) Web Services
2 1 (5.56%) Ajax
2 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
2 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (5.56%) CSS
2 1 (5.56%) Drools
2 1 (5.56%) JSON
2 1 (5.56%) MFC
2 1 (5.56%) REST
2 1 (5.56%) Symfony
2 1 (5.56%) XHTML
2 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (27.78%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.56%) iPad
3 1 (5.56%) User Experience
3 1 (5.56%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Embedded Linux
1 5 (27.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 5 (27.78%) Configuration Management
2 5 (27.78%) Defect Tracking
2 5 (27.78%) Open Source
3 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (16.67%) Functional Testing
3 3 (16.67%) Project Management
3 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 2 (11.11%) CRM
4 2 (11.11%) Quality Management
4 2 (11.11%) SOA
4 2 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (11.11%) Test Management
4 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
4 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (5.56%) Manual Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Security Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) C
1 5 (27.78%) C++
2 2 (11.11%) PHP
2 2 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) C#
3 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) ISEB
2 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (5.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) EPiServer
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.56%) Sitecore
1 1 (5.56%) Tableau
1 1 (5.56%) Zend