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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 52 86 49
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -37
Permanent jobs citing QA 38 8 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 4.59% 1.03% 4.15%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 64.41% 21.62% 35.82%
Number of salaries quoted 10 8 22
Average salary £57,500 £38,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+48.38% +10.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,750 £24,700 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £46,125 £66,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £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
59 37 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 7.13% 4.76% 11.57%
Number of salaries quoted 25 25 49
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,600 £31,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £63,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.70% -

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 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
(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 +30 29 £27,500 -32.51% 1
Poole +9 2 £45,000 +16.12%
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 37 (67.27%) Banking
2 34 (61.82%) Finance
3 31 (56.36%) Middleware
4 28 (50.91%) ISEB
4 28 (50.91%) Software Testing
5 27 (49.09%) XML
5 27 (49.09%) HP
6 22 (40.00%) IBM
6 22 (40.00%) MQSeries
6 22 (40.00%) Test Management
6 22 (40.00%) Green Hat
6 22 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (38.18%) Test Automation
8 20 (36.36%) Regression Testing
9 19 (34.55%) Temenos T24
9 19 (34.55%) Investment Banking
10 18 (32.73%) ISTQB
10 18 (32.73%) HP Quality Center
10 18 (32.73%) Functional Testing
11 17 (30.91%) Relational Database
11 17 (30.91%) User Acceptance Testing
11 17 (30.91%) System Testing
11 17 (30.91%) Data Management
11 17 (30.91%) webMethods
11 17 (30.91%) Configuration Management
11 17 (30.91%) Unix
11 17 (30.91%) Oracle
11 17 (30.91%) Java
12 15 (27.27%) TCP/IP
13 14 (25.45%) Asset Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 22 (40.00%) MQSeries
Applications
1 4 (7.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (34.55%) Temenos T24
2 3 (5.45%) Oracle Cash Management
Communications & Networking
1 15 (27.27%) TCP/IP
2 4 (7.27%) SAN
3 3 (5.45%) DNS
3 3 (5.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (30.91%) Relational Database
2 8 (14.55%) OLTP
3 5 (9.09%) Oracle Database
3 5 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (14.55%) HP UFT
1 8 (14.55%) LoadRunner
2 5 (9.09%) Subversion
2 5 (9.09%) YourKit
3 1 (1.82%) JIRA
3 1 (1.82%) MSTest
3 1 (1.82%) Selenium
3 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.82%) TestComplete
General
1 37 (67.27%) Banking
2 34 (61.82%) Finance
3 19 (34.55%) Investment Banking
4 8 (14.55%) Financial Institution
5 3 (5.45%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (3.64%) Aerospace
6 2 (3.64%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 14 (25.45%) Test Engineer
2 13 (23.64%) Test Leader
3 12 (21.82%) Developer
4 9 (16.36%) Middleware Engineer
4 9 (16.36%) QA Leader
5 8 (14.55%) Development Manager
5 8 (14.55%) Product Manager
5 8 (14.55%) QA Manager
5 8 (14.55%) Software Development Manager
5 8 (14.55%) Software Manager
5 8 (14.55%) Software Product Manager
5 8 (14.55%) Software QA Manager
6 7 (12.73%) Product Developer
6 7 (12.73%) Software Developer
7 5 (9.09%) Defect Manager
7 5 (9.09%) Functional Test Engineer
7 5 (9.09%) Lead Tester
7 5 (9.09%) Non-Functional Tester
7 5 (9.09%) QA Tester
7 5 (9.09%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (56.36%) Middleware
2 27 (49.09%) XML
3 11 (20.00%) .NET
4 5 (9.09%) ASP.NET
4 5 (9.09%) JMS
4 5 (9.09%) XML Messaging
5 3 (5.45%) Web Services
6 1 (1.82%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 22 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (16.36%) Management Information System
2 9 (16.36%) SWIFT
3 5 (9.09%) Computer Science
4 4 (7.27%) Client/Server
5 2 (3.64%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 17 (30.91%) Unix
2 4 (7.27%) Windows
3 3 (5.45%) Windows 7
3 3 (5.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (50.91%) Software Testing
2 22 (40.00%) Test Management
3 21 (38.18%) Test Automation
4 20 (36.36%) Regression Testing
5 18 (32.73%) Functional Testing
6 17 (30.91%) Configuration Management
6 17 (30.91%) Data Management
6 17 (30.91%) System Testing
6 17 (30.91%) User Acceptance Testing
7 14 (25.45%) Asset Management
8 12 (21.82%) Automation Testing
8 12 (21.82%) Integration Testing
8 12 (21.82%) SOA
8 12 (21.82%) Test Scripting
9 10 (18.18%) Cash Management
10 9 (16.36%) Coaching
11 8 (14.55%) Product Management
11 8 (14.55%) SDLC
11 8 (14.55%) Service Delivery
12 7 (12.73%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (30.91%) Java
2 9 (16.36%) SQL
3 8 (14.55%) C#
4 6 (10.91%) C
5 5 (9.09%) XPath
6 4 (7.27%) JavaScript
7 3 (5.45%) C++
7 3 (5.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 28 (50.91%) ISEB
2 18 (32.73%) ISTQB
3 12 (21.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (14.55%) Degree
5 5 (9.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (5.45%) CSQA
7 1 (1.82%) ISEB Practitioner
System Software
1 3 (5.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (32.73%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (9.09%) CA Service Virtualization
2 5 (9.09%) nmon
2 5 (9.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 27 (49.09%) HP
2 22 (40.00%) Green Hat
2 22 (40.00%) IBM
3 17 (30.91%) Oracle
3 17 (30.91%) webMethods
4 5 (9.09%) Dynatrace
5 1 (1.82%) Microsoft
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago