The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Dorset region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 57 56 57
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Permanent jobs citing QA 27 27 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 2.99% 3.52% 0.85%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 56.25% 50.00% 11.11%
Number of salaries quoted 24 23 1
Average salary £35,500 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.26% -5.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Dorset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
48 54 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 5.31% 7.03% 7.64%
Number of salaries quoted 31 47 14
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,700 £19,700 £28,775
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
QA
South West

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -22 8 £22,500 -52.63% 1
Poole -16 2 £38,750 +16.54% 1
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 28 (56.00%) JavaScript
2 27 (54.00%) C#
3 21 (42.00%) Linux
3 21 (42.00%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (40.00%) Windows
5 19 (38.00%) Windows CE
5 19 (38.00%) OOD
5 19 (38.00%) OO
5 19 (38.00%) MySQL
5 19 (38.00%) Visual Studio
5 19 (38.00%) C++
5 19 (38.00%) PHP
5 19 (38.00%) VB
5 19 (38.00%) Waterfall
6 15 (30.00%) WPF
7 10 (20.00%) .NET
7 10 (20.00%) SQL
8 8 (16.00%) Finance
8 8 (16.00%) ASP.NET
8 8 (16.00%) ISO 9001
8 8 (16.00%) Telecoms
8 8 (16.00%) Software Engineering
9 7 (14.00%) Security Cleared
9 7 (14.00%) Client/Server
9 7 (14.00%) Aerospace
9 7 (14.00%) TickIT
10 6 (12.00%) PBX
10 6 (12.00%) VoIP
11 4 (8.00%) ISEB
11 4 (8.00%) QuickTest Pro

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (4.00%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (4.00%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.00%) PBX
1 6 (12.00%) VoIP
2 4 (8.00%) CTI
3 1 (2.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (38.00%) MySQL
2 3 (6.00%) Adabas
3 2 (4.00%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 19 (38.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (8.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (8.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.00%) NUnit
3 1 (2.00%) Subversion
3 1 (2.00%) JIRA
3 1 (2.00%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.00%) Toad
General
1 8 (16.00%) Telecoms
1 8 (16.00%) Finance
2 7 (14.00%) Aerospace
3 2 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 29 (58.00%) Developer
2 19 (38.00%) Software Developer
3 9 (18.00%) Analyst
4 7 (14.00%) .NET Developer
4 7 (14.00%) Quality Engineer
4 7 (14.00%) Software Engineer
5 6 (12.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (12.00%) C# Developer
6 5 (10.00%) Software Quality Engineer
7 4 (8.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (8.00%) Test Analyst
8 3 (6.00%) Tester
8 3 (6.00%) QA Analyst
9 2 (4.00%) Quality Analyst
9 2 (4.00%) Financial Analyst
9 2 (4.00%) QA Test Analyst
9 2 (4.00%) Junior
9 2 (4.00%) Business Analyst
9 2 (4.00%) Test Engineer
9 2 (4.00%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (30.00%) WPF
2 10 (20.00%) .NET
3 8 (16.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.00%) CSS
4 2 (4.00%) HTML
5 1 (2.00%) jQuery
5 1 (2.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (2.00%) NHibernate
5 1 (2.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.00%) Client/Server
2 4 (8.00%) Mainframe
3 2 (4.00%) SWIFT
4 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 21 (42.00%) Linux
2 20 (40.00%) Windows
3 19 (38.00%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (42.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (38.00%) OO
2 19 (38.00%) OOD
2 19 (38.00%) Waterfall
3 8 (16.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (6.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (4.00%) Workflow
5 2 (4.00%) CRM
5 2 (4.00%) ERP
5 2 (4.00%) Resource Management
5 2 (4.00%) Use Case
5 2 (4.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (4.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (4.00%) Cash Management
5 2 (4.00%) Software Architecture
6 1 (2.00%) Project Planning
6 1 (2.00%) Manual Testing
6 1 (2.00%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 28 (56.00%) JavaScript
2 27 (54.00%) C#
3 19 (38.00%) C++
3 19 (38.00%) PHP
3 19 (38.00%) VB
4 10 (20.00%) SQL
5 3 (6.00%) COBOL
6 2 (4.00%) Java
6 2 (4.00%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 7 (14.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.00%) ISEB
3 3 (6.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (6.00%) Degree
4 1 (2.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.00%) ISO 9001
2 7 (14.00%) TickIT
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (6.00%) HP
2 2 (4.00%) Epicor
2 2 (4.00%) JD Edwards
2 2 (4.00%) Sage
2 2 (4.00%) Oracle
2 2 (4.00%) SAP
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.00%) Green Hat
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth
Huxley Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, healthcare
Posted: 4 days ago
Dorset
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago