Period
to 21 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bournemouth with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 6 months to 21 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Dorset > Bournemouth
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 50 48 62
Rank change year-on-year -2 +14 +5
Permanent jobs citing QA 25 27 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bournemouth 4.41% 4.64% 2.38%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 46.30% 44.26% 35.29%
Number of salaries quoted 12 20 8
Bournemouth median annual salary £35,750 £40,000 £32,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.63% +24.03% -35.50%
10th Percentile £24,675 £32,000 £24,400
90th Percentile £56,125 £48,750 £46,475
Dorset median annual salary £32,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -18.75% +6.67% -16.67%

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Bournemouth with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Bournemouth
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 54 61 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bournemouth 9.52% 10.48% 6.73%
Number of salaries quoted 28 45 26
Bournemouth median annual salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.13% - +23.08%
10th Percentile £25,275 £31,250 £25,875
90th Percentile £66,500 £77,500 £62,500
Dorset median annual salary £32,500 £40,000 £38,750
% change year-on-year -18.75% +3.23% -1.90%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Bournemouth

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bournemouth.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Bournemouth

QA
Salary Trend in Bournemouth

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

Salary trend for QA in Bournemouth

QA
Salary Histogram in Bournemouth

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Bournemouth over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Salary histogram for QA in Bournemouth

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Bournemouth region with a requirement for QA.

1 14 (56.00%) Test Strategy
2 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (36.00%) Finance
4 8 (32.00%) Software Testing
4 8 (32.00%) Test Automation
4 8 (32.00%) Manual Testing
5 7 (28.00%) CMS
6 6 (24.00%) B2B
6 6 (24.00%) C#
6 6 (24.00%) Content Management
6 6 (24.00%) Selenium
6 6 (24.00%) Machine Learning
6 6 (24.00%) DevOps
6 6 (24.00%) Defect Tracking
6 6 (24.00%) Strategic Thinking
6 6 (24.00%) Personalization
7 5 (20.00%) SpecFlow
7 5 (20.00%) TypeScript
7 5 (20.00%) ISTQB
8 4 (16.00%) E-Commerce
8 4 (16.00%) HTML
8 4 (16.00%) IIS
8 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET
8 4 (16.00%) .NET
8 4 (16.00%) MVC
8 4 (16.00%) Sass
8 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (16.00%) AngularJS
8 4 (16.00%) Jenkins
8 4 (16.00%) Mobile App

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Bournemouth by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (28.00%) CMS
2 4 (16.00%) IIS
3 1 (4.00%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (8.00%) npm
1 2 (8.00%) NuGet
2 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.00%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (4.00%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (4.00%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) MongoDB
1 3 (12.00%) MySQL
1 3 (12.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (8.00%) MariaDB
3 1 (4.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.00%) Redis
3 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Selenium
2 5 (20.00%) SpecFlow
3 4 (16.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (16.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (8.00%) Bower
4 2 (8.00%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
5 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.00%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (36.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Analyst
2 7 (28.00%) Test Analyst
3 6 (24.00%) QA Engineer
3 6 (24.00%) Software Analyst
3 6 (24.00%) Software Test Analyst
4 5 (20.00%) Developer
5 4 (16.00%) .NET Developer
5 4 (16.00%) Junior
6 2 (8.00%) Graduate
6 2 (8.00%) Junior Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Junior Software Tester
6 2 (8.00%) Junior Test Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Junior Tester
6 2 (8.00%) QA Tester
6 2 (8.00%) Senior Technical Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Sitecore Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Software Tester
6 2 (8.00%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Technical Leader
6 2 (8.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) .NET
1 4 (16.00%) AngularJS
1 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 4 (16.00%) HTML
1 4 (16.00%) HTML5
1 4 (16.00%) Sass
2 2 (8.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (8.00%) React
2 2 (8.00%) Spring
2 2 (8.00%) Spring Boot
3 1 (4.00%) Node.js
3 1 (4.00%) RESTful
3 1 (4.00%) SOAP
3 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (8.00%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (56.00%) Test Strategy
2 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (32.00%) Manual Testing
3 8 (32.00%) Software Testing
3 8 (32.00%) Test Automation
4 6 (24.00%) B2B
4 6 (24.00%) Content Management
4 6 (24.00%) Defect Tracking
4 6 (24.00%) DevOps
4 6 (24.00%) Machine Learning
4 6 (24.00%) Personalization
4 6 (24.00%) Strategic Thinking
5 4 (16.00%) E-Commerce
5 4 (16.00%) Front End Development
5 4 (16.00%) Mentoring
5 4 (16.00%) MVC
6 3 (12.00%) Information Security
6 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (12.00%) Unit Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) C#
2 5 (20.00%) TypeScript
3 3 (12.00%) Java
3 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (12.00%) PHP
4 2 (8.00%) ES6
4 2 (8.00%) Python
4 2 (8.00%) SQL
5 1 (4.00%) Apple Swift
5 1 (4.00%) C
5 1 (4.00%) C++
5 1 (4.00%) Kotlin
5 1 (4.00%) Objective-C
5 1 (4.00%) Perl
5 1 (4.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.00%) Degree
2 2 (8.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (4.00%) CSQA
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Sitecore