The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Poole region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 20 40 24
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -16
Permanent jobs citing QA 3 3 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Poole 3.19% 1.35% 7.84%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.86% 100.00% 100.00%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 8
Average salary £32,500 £55,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-40.90% +89.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £29,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £55,000 £46,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
QA
Dorset

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 Poole region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Poole
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
7 3 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Poole 7.45% 1.35% 7.84%
Number of salaries quoted 7 3 8
Average salary £32,500 £55,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-40.90% +89.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,400 £29,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,164 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Poole

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Poole region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Poole

QA
Salary Trend in Poole

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Poole region.

QA Salary Trend in Poole

QA
Salary Histogram in Poole

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Poole region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Poole

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Poole

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the Poole 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 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
1 5 (55.56%) Linux
2 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Scrum
3 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 3 (33.33%) OO
3 3 (33.33%) Perl
3 3 (33.33%) PHP
3 3 (33.33%) Bash Shell
4 2 (22.22%) CMS
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) C++
4 2 (22.22%) Java
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) Web Development
4 2 (22.22%) Degree
4 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
4 2 (22.22%) Drupal
5 1 (11.11%) jQuery
5 1 (11.11%) Web Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (11.11%) Content Management
5 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 1 (11.11%) WordPress
5 1 (11.11%) Android
5 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
5 1 (11.11%) C

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Top Related IT Skills in Poole by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the Poole 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 (22.22%) CMS
1 2 (22.22%) Drupal
2 1 (11.11%) WordPress
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Ethernet
1 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 1 (11.11%) Behat
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Software Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Test Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Software Test Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) QA Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Software Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Junior
4 1 (11.11%) Developer
4 1 (11.11%) PHP Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Junior Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) QA Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Junior Test Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) CSS
1 1 (11.11%) jQuery
1 1 (11.11%) Sass
1 1 (11.11%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (11.11%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
1 5 (55.56%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 3 (33.33%) OO
2 3 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Web Development
4 1 (11.11%) Web Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (11.11%) BDD
4 1 (11.11%) Black-Box Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Content Management
4 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) CRM
4 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
4 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
2 3 (33.33%) Perl
2 3 (33.33%) PHP
2 3 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 2 (22.22%) C++
3 2 (22.22%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 1 (11.11%) Python
4 1 (11.11%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree