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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 67 47 22
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -25
Permanent jobs citing QA 11 27 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 1.54% 4.05% 9.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.29% 56.25% 54.29%
Number of salaries quoted 7 23 10
Average salary £50,000 £35,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% +6.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £20,000 £24,750
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £51,000 £52,500
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
28 48 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 3.93% 7.20% 16.77%
Number of salaries quoted 20 39 37
Average salary £58,750 £35,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+67.85% -17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,300 £20,200 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,400 £50,000 £54,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 1 October 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 1 October 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
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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
Poole 0 6 £52,500 +162.50% 2
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 16 (37.21%) JavaScript
1 16 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (34.88%) C#
3 12 (27.91%) Linux
4 11 (25.58%) Windows
5 10 (23.26%) Windows CE
5 10 (23.26%) MySQL
5 10 (23.26%) Visual Studio
5 10 (23.26%) C++
5 10 (23.26%) PHP
5 10 (23.26%) VB
5 10 (23.26%) OO
5 10 (23.26%) OOD
5 10 (23.26%) WPF
5 10 (23.26%) Waterfall
6 8 (18.60%) ISO 9001
7 7 (16.28%) .NET
7 7 (16.28%) TickIT
7 7 (16.28%) Aerospace
7 7 (16.28%) Security Cleared
7 7 (16.28%) Test Strategy
7 7 (16.28%) Software Engineering
8 6 (13.95%) Test Scripting
8 6 (13.95%) ERP
8 6 (13.95%) Telecoms
8 6 (13.95%) SQL
9 5 (11.63%) ASP.NET
9 5 (11.63%) Client/Server
9 5 (11.63%) Scrum
9 5 (11.63%) Finance

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 1 (2.33%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.30%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.30%) PBX
1 4 (9.30%) VoIP
2 2 (4.65%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (23.26%) MySQL
2 4 (9.30%) Relational Database
2 4 (9.30%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.33%) Adabas
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.33%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 10 (23.26%) Visual Studio
2 4 (9.30%) WATIR
2 4 (9.30%) Selenium
2 4 (9.30%) WebDriver
2 4 (9.30%) Cucumber
3 3 (6.98%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (6.98%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.33%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.33%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.33%) JIRA
4 1 (2.33%) NUnit
4 1 (2.33%) Subversion
4 1 (2.33%) Maven
General
1 7 (16.28%) Aerospace
2 6 (13.95%) Telecoms
3 5 (11.63%) Finance
4 2 (4.65%) Electronics
4 2 (4.65%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 17 (39.53%) Developer
2 11 (25.58%) Quality Engineer
3 10 (23.26%) Software Developer
4 7 (16.28%) Software Engineer
5 6 (13.95%) Analyst
6 5 (11.63%) Software Quality Engineer
7 4 (9.30%) .NET Developer
7 4 (9.30%) QA Engineer
7 4 (9.30%) Software Manager
7 4 (9.30%) QA Manager
8 3 (6.98%) Test Analyst
8 3 (6.98%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (6.98%) C# Developer
9 2 (4.65%) Test Engineer
9 2 (4.65%) Software Test Engineer
9 2 (4.65%) Quality Analyst
9 2 (4.65%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (4.65%) Tester
9 2 (4.65%) Junior
10 1 (2.33%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.26%) WPF
2 7 (16.28%) .NET
3 5 (11.63%) ASP.NET
4 4 (9.30%) Gherkin
5 2 (4.65%) CSS
6 1 (2.33%) Swing
6 1 (2.33%) HTML
6 1 (2.33%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Client/Server
2 4 (9.30%) Blog
2 4 (9.30%) Open Source
3 1 (2.33%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (27.91%) Linux
2 11 (25.58%) Windows
3 10 (23.26%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (23.26%) OO
2 10 (23.26%) OOD
2 10 (23.26%) Waterfall
3 7 (16.28%) Test Strategy
3 7 (16.28%) Software Engineering
4 6 (13.95%) Test Scripting
4 6 (13.95%) ERP
5 5 (11.63%) Scrum
6 4 (9.30%) Mentoring
6 4 (9.30%) Benchmarking
6 4 (9.30%) E-Commerce
6 4 (9.30%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (4.65%) Resource Management
7 2 (4.65%) Cash Management
7 2 (4.65%) Software Architecture
8 1 (2.33%) CRM
8 1 (2.33%) Programme Management
8 1 (2.33%) Workflow
8 1 (2.33%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (37.21%) JavaScript
2 15 (34.88%) C#
3 10 (23.26%) C++
3 10 (23.26%) PHP
3 10 (23.26%) VB
4 6 (13.95%) SQL
5 4 (9.30%) Ruby
6 3 (6.98%) Java
7 1 (2.33%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 7 (16.28%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.30%) ISEB
3 3 (6.98%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.65%) Degree
5 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.60%) ISO 9001
2 7 (16.28%) TickIT
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (4.65%) JD Edwards
1 2 (4.65%) Sage
1 2 (4.65%) SAP
1 2 (4.65%) Oracle
1 2 (4.65%) Epicor
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.33%) HP
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