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 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Dorset / Bournemouth
Rank 28 48 74
Rank change year-on-year +20 +26  
Permanent jobs citing QA 6 17 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bournemouth 4.00% 3.87% 0.65%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.00% 53.13% 10.00%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 3
Median salary £26,500 £40,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -33.75% +33.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,150 £36,000 £25,200
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £40,000 £52,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Bournemouth
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 15 32 30
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bournemouth 10.00% 7.29% 6.54%
Number of salaries quoted 13 13 18
Median salary £60,000 £16,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +263.63% -58.75%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Bournemouth

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bournemouth citing QA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Bournemouth

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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

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Salary Histogram in Bournemouth

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Bournemouth over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Bournemouth

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bournemouth

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bournemouth region with a requirement for QA.

1 7 (53.85%) Test Strategy
2 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (30.77%) Finance
3 4 (30.77%) Automation Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Software Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Incident Management
4 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
4 3 (23.08%) Xen
4 3 (23.08%) WFM
4 3 (23.08%) Resource Management
4 3 (23.08%) Problem Management
4 3 (23.08%) Matrix Management
4 3 (23.08%) NetIQ eDirectory
4 3 (23.08%) SCCM
4 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
4 3 (23.08%) Software Deployment
4 3 (23.08%) XenApp
4 3 (23.08%) XenDesktop
4 3 (23.08%) E-Discovery
4 3 (23.08%) Legal
4 3 (23.08%) VMware
4 3 (23.08%) VMware ESX
4 3 (23.08%) Citrix
4 3 (23.08%) Change Management
4 3 (23.08%) Banking
4 3 (23.08%) Asset Management
4 3 (23.08%) Investment Banking
4 3 (23.08%) Risk Management
4 3 (23.08%) Knowledge Management

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Top Related 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Selenium
2 1 (7.69%) HP UFT
2 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Banking
2 3 (23.08%) Investment Banking
2 3 (23.08%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Analyst
1 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Team Leader
1 3 (23.08%) Software Analyst
1 3 (23.08%) Software Test Analyst
1 3 (23.08%) Team Leader
1 3 (23.08%) Test Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Test Leader
3 1 (7.69%) Automation Test Lead
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix Team Leader
3 1 (7.69%) Graduate
3 1 (7.69%) Graduate Test Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Head of Test
3 1 (7.69%) Head of Testing
3 1 (7.69%) IT Infrastructure Team Leader
3 1 (7.69%) QA Leader
3 1 (7.69%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Mainframe
2 2 (15.38%) User Experience
3 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.69%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Linux
1 3 (23.08%) Unix
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Test Strategy
2 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (30.77%) Automation Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Software Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Asset Management
4 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (23.08%) Change Management
4 3 (23.08%) E-Discovery
4 3 (23.08%) Identity Access Management
4 3 (23.08%) Incident Management
4 3 (23.08%) Knowledge Management
4 3 (23.08%) Matrix Management
4 3 (23.08%) Problem Management
4 3 (23.08%) Resource Management
4 3 (23.08%) Risk Management
4 3 (23.08%) Software Deployment
4 3 (23.08%) Virtual Environments
4 3 (23.08%) WFM
5 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
5 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) Java
1 3 (23.08%) Perl
1 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
1 3 (23.08%) Python
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
2 2 (15.38%) ISEB
3 1 (7.69%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
1 3 (23.08%) NDS
1 3 (23.08%) NetIQ eDirectory
1 3 (23.08%) Virtual Machines
1 3 (23.08%) Virtual Servers
1 3 (23.08%) VMware ESX
1 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (23.08%) Xen
1 3 (23.08%) XenApp
1 3 (23.08%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Citrix
1 3 (23.08%) VMware
2 1 (7.69%) Cognizant