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

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 30 - 11
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 6 0 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Poole 4.48% - 9.89%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 85.71% - 64.29%
Number of salaries quoted 6 0 7
Average salary £37,500 - £27,500
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 - £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 - £45,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £39,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.41% +2.63%
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 0 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Poole 5.22% - 15.38%
Number of salaries quoted 7 0 12
Average salary £37,500 - £27,500
90% offered a salary of more than £21,400 - £24,100
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £42,500 -
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 May 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Poole

QA
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Poole

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Linux
2 6 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 6 (66.67%) Software Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Manual Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Bash Shell
3 5 (55.56%) Perl
3 5 (55.56%) OO
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) C++
4 2 (22.22%) Java
4 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
4 2 (22.22%) Project Management
4 2 (22.22%) Degree
4 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) Scrum
4 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Black-Box Testing
5 1 (11.11%) C
5 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 1 (11.11%) Web Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (11.11%) Android
5 1 (11.11%) Ethernet
5 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (11.11%) Device Driver
5 1 (11.11%) Python

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Poole by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Ethernet
1 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Software Engineer
2 6 (66.67%) Test Engineer
2 6 (66.67%) Software Test Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Project Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Junior Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Junior Test Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Junior
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (11.11%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Linux
3 1 (11.11%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Manual Testing
2 5 (55.56%) OO
3 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
3 2 (22.22%) Project Management
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Scrum
3 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Black-Box Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) Web Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 5 (55.56%) Bash Shell
2 5 (55.56%) Perl
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) C++
3 2 (22.22%) Java
4 1 (11.11%) C
4 1 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree