Period
to 24 January 2018

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 24 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Dorset > Bournemouth
6 months to
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 55 70
Rank change year-on-year +12 +15 +22
Permanent jobs citing QA 27 13 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bournemouth 4.55% 2.63% 3.40%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.55% 36.11% 42.31%
Number of salaries quoted 20 9 4
Bournemouth median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -25.00% +66.67%
10th Percentile £32,000 £24,850 £31,875
90th Percentile £48,750 £48,750 £55,000
Dorset median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - -11.11% +12.50%

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 62 36 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bournemouth 10.46% 7.27% 8.04%
Number of salaries quoted 45 28 36
Bournemouth median annual salary £40,000 £42,750 £33,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.43% +26.67% -41.30%
10th Percentile £31,250 £25,925 £23,125
90th Percentile £77,500 £62,500 £54,375
Dorset median annual salary £40,000 £41,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% -20.00%

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 24 January 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Bournemouth

For the 6 months to 24 January 2018, 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 18 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (62.96%) TDD
2 17 (62.96%) Java
2 17 (62.96%) BDD
3 16 (59.26%) MVC
4 15 (55.56%) MySQL
4 15 (55.56%) Web Services
4 15 (55.56%) Tomcat
4 15 (55.56%) Hibernate
4 15 (55.56%) Spring
4 15 (55.56%) Maven
4 15 (55.56%) RESTful
4 15 (55.56%) Spring Boot
5 13 (48.15%) Scrum
6 10 (37.04%) Apache
7 8 (29.63%) Jenkins
8 6 (22.22%) Finance
9 5 (18.52%) Service Delivery
9 5 (18.52%) Service Management
9 5 (18.52%) ITIL
9 5 (18.52%) Incident Management
9 5 (18.52%) Problem Management
9 5 (18.52%) DevOps
10 4 (14.81%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (14.81%) C#
10 4 (14.81%) HTML
10 4 (14.81%) Change Management
11 3 (11.11%) Regression Testing
11 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (11.11%) VoIP

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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 15 (55.56%) Tomcat
2 10 (37.04%) Apache
3 2 (7.41%) Confluence
3 2 (7.41%) IIS
3 2 (7.41%) JBoss
4 1 (3.70%) CMS
4 1 (3.70%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (11.11%) Office 365
2 2 (7.41%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (55.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (55.56%) Maven
2 8 (29.63%) Jenkins
3 3 (11.11%) JIRA
3 3 (11.11%) JMeter
3 3 (11.11%) Selenium
3 3 (11.11%) SpecFlow
4 2 (7.41%) Bower
4 2 (7.41%) LoadRunner
4 2 (7.41%) NuGet
4 2 (7.41%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (7.41%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (66.67%) Developer
2 17 (62.96%) Java Developer
3 5 (18.52%) Head of IT
4 2 (7.41%) Head of Support
4 2 (7.41%) IT Support
4 2 (7.41%) QA Tester
4 2 (7.41%) Tester
5 1 (3.70%) .NET Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Business Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Finance Business Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Head of Delivery
5 1 (3.70%) Head of Service Delivery
5 1 (3.70%) Head of Service Management
5 1 (3.70%) Pensions Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Pensions Business Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) QA Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Sitecore Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (55.56%) Hibernate
1 15 (55.56%) RESTful
1 15 (55.56%) Spring
1 15 (55.56%) Spring Boot
1 15 (55.56%) Web Services
2 4 (14.81%) HTML
3 3 (11.11%) AngularJS
3 3 (11.11%) Gherkin
4 2 (7.41%) HTML5
4 2 (7.41%) Java EE
5 1 (3.70%) .NET
5 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.70%) CSS
5 1 (3.70%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (7.41%) User Experience
2 1 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (62.96%) BDD
2 17 (62.96%) TDD
3 16 (59.26%) MVC
4 13 (48.15%) Scrum
5 5 (18.52%) DevOps
5 5 (18.52%) Incident Management
5 5 (18.52%) ITIL
5 5 (18.52%) Problem Management
5 5 (18.52%) Service Delivery
5 5 (18.52%) Service Management
6 4 (14.81%) Change Management
6 4 (14.81%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (11.11%) API Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Manual Testing
7 3 (11.11%) People Management
7 3 (11.11%) Regression Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (11.11%) Test Automation
8 2 (7.41%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 17 (62.96%) Java
2 4 (14.81%) C#
3 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) ISEB
1 3 (11.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (7.41%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) Citrix
1 3 (11.11%) ServiceNow
1 3 (11.11%) Sitecore
1 3 (11.11%) VMware
2 2 (7.41%) Atlassian
2 2 (7.41%) BT
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft