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 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 33 - 14
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 9 0 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Poole 4.76% - 9.68%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 100.00% - 69.23%
Number of salaries quoted 9 0 6
Average salary £37,500 - £34,500
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 - £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 - £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,588 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.41% -2.36%
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
9 0 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Poole 4.76% - 13.98%
Number of salaries quoted 9 0 10
Average salary £37,500 - £27,500
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 - £23,600
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £41,500 -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 1 April 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Poole

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Poole

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Linux
3 7 (63.64%) Perl
3 7 (63.64%) OO
4 6 (54.55%) JavaScript
4 6 (54.55%) Software Testing
5 5 (45.45%) Manual Testing
5 5 (45.45%) Bash Shell
6 4 (36.36%) Automated Testing
6 4 (36.36%) Degree
6 4 (36.36%) Computer Science
7 2 (18.18%) C++
7 2 (18.18%) Java
7 2 (18.18%) SQL
7 2 (18.18%) J2EE
7 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
7 2 (18.18%) JUnit
7 2 (18.18%) MS Office
7 2 (18.18%) Struts
7 2 (18.18%) Web Services
7 2 (18.18%) OOP
7 2 (18.18%) JBoss
7 2 (18.18%) Apache
7 2 (18.18%) Tomcat
7 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
7 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
7 2 (18.18%) MS Visio
7 2 (18.18%) SOA
7 2 (18.18%) Eclipse
7 2 (18.18%) SLA

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Poole by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 (18.18%) JBoss
1 2 (18.18%) Apache
1 2 (18.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Office
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
1 2 (18.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) TIBCO iProcess
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Ethernet
1 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) JUnit
1 2 (18.18%) Eclipse
1 2 (18.18%) JMeter
1 2 (18.18%) Subversion
1 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
1 2 (18.18%) SonarQube
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
1 2 (18.18%) Banking
1 2 (18.18%) Retail
1 2 (18.18%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Software Engineer
2 6 (54.55%) Test Engineer
2 6 (54.55%) Software Test Engineer
3 4 (36.36%) Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Support Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Senior Support Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Project Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Junior Software Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Junior Test Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) J2EE
1 2 (18.18%) Struts
1 2 (18.18%) Web Services
1 2 (18.18%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Computer Science
2 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 2 (18.18%) Mathematics
2 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (9.09%) Device Driver
3 1 (9.09%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Linux
3 1 (9.09%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) OO
2 6 (54.55%) Software Testing
3 5 (45.45%) Manual Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Automated Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Wealth Management
5 2 (18.18%) Investment Management
5 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (18.18%) Black-Box Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Line Management
5 2 (18.18%) Coaching
5 2 (18.18%) Software Delivery
5 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
5 2 (18.18%) SOA
5 2 (18.18%) Project Management
5 2 (18.18%) Process Management
5 2 (18.18%) Scrum
5 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (18.18%) OOP
6 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
6 1 (9.09%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) Perl
2 6 (54.55%) JavaScript
3 5 (45.45%) Bash Shell
4 2 (18.18%) C++
4 2 (18.18%) Java
4 2 (18.18%) SQL
4 2 (18.18%) Shell Script
4 2 (18.18%) AWK
5 1 (9.09%) Python
5 1 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) TIBCO
1 2 (18.18%) Remedy