Period
to 25 April 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 25 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Dorset > Bournemouth
6 months to
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 49 58
Rank change year-on-year +13 +9 +41
Permanent jobs citing QA 55 11 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bournemouth 7.34% 2.90% 4.61%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 65.48% 34.38% 60.00%
Number of salaries quoted 42 7 5
Bournemouth median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +33.33%
10th Percentile £32,000 £20,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £46,250 £48,750 £48,500
Dorset median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - -11.11% +20.00%

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 84 32 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bournemouth 11.21% 8.44% 7.68%
Number of salaries quoted 54 27 23
Bournemouth median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +36.36% -26.67%
10th Percentile £32,000 £25,750 £15,750
90th Percentile £46,250 £60,000 £47,500
Dorset median annual salary £40,000 £43,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -6.98% +7.50% +6.67%

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 25 April 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Bournemouth

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 36 (65.45%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (54.55%) TDD
2 30 (54.55%) BDD
3 21 (38.18%) MySQL
3 21 (38.18%) Scrum
4 20 (36.36%) Java
5 19 (34.55%) MVC
5 19 (34.55%) Finance
6 18 (32.73%) Hibernate
6 18 (32.73%) Spring
6 18 (32.73%) Maven
6 18 (32.73%) Web Services
6 18 (32.73%) Tomcat
6 18 (32.73%) RESTful
6 18 (32.73%) Spring Boot
7 17 (30.91%) HTML
8 16 (29.09%) AngularJS
9 15 (27.27%) Test Automation
10 14 (25.45%) C#
11 13 (23.64%) SpecFlow
11 13 (23.64%) Gherkin
11 13 (23.64%) Selenium
12 12 (21.82%) Jenkins
12 12 (21.82%) Apache
13 11 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
14 10 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
15 9 (16.36%) Stakeholder Management
16 8 (14.55%) DevOps
17 7 (12.73%) Regression Testing
17 7 (12.73%) Innovative Thinking

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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 18 (32.73%) Tomcat
2 12 (21.82%) Apache
3 3 (5.45%) WordPress
4 2 (3.64%) Confluence
4 2 (3.64%) IIS
4 2 (3.64%) JBoss
5 1 (1.82%) CMS
5 1 (1.82%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.64%) npm
1 2 (3.64%) NuGet
1 2 (3.64%) Office 365
1 2 (3.64%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
1 2 (3.64%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.64%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (38.18%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (32.73%) Maven
2 13 (23.64%) Selenium
2 13 (23.64%) SpecFlow
3 12 (21.82%) Jenkins
4 6 (10.91%) JIRA
4 6 (10.91%) JMeter
5 3 (5.45%) Git (software)
6 2 (3.64%) Bower
6 2 (3.64%) LoadRunner
6 2 (3.64%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (3.64%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (34.55%) Finance
2 2 (3.64%) Marketing
2 2 (3.64%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 26 (47.27%) Developer
2 20 (36.36%) Java Developer
3 12 (21.82%) QA Engineer
4 8 (14.55%) Analyst
5 7 (12.73%) Business Analyst
6 6 (10.91%) Head of IT
7 5 (9.09%) Head of Support
7 5 (9.09%) IT Support
8 4 (7.27%) Finance Business Analyst
8 4 (7.27%) Financial Analyst
8 4 (7.27%) Financial Business Analyst
8 4 (7.27%) Financial Services Business Analyst
8 4 (7.27%) Life and Pensions Business Analyst
8 4 (7.27%) Pensions Business Analyst
8 4 (7.27%) Service Analyst
9 3 (5.45%) Angular Developer
9 3 (5.45%) Tester
10 2 (3.64%) QA Tester
10 2 (3.64%) Salesforce Developer
11 1 (1.82%) QA Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (32.73%) Hibernate
1 18 (32.73%) RESTful
1 18 (32.73%) Spring
1 18 (32.73%) Spring Boot
1 18 (32.73%) Web Services
2 17 (30.91%) HTML
3 16 (29.09%) AngularJS
4 13 (23.64%) Gherkin
5 5 (9.09%) HTML5
6 4 (7.27%) CSS
7 3 (5.45%) Sass
8 2 (3.64%) Java EE
9 1 (1.82%) .NET
9 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET
9 1 (1.82%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (5.45%) Greenfield Project
1 3 (5.45%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (3.64%) User Experience
3 1 (1.82%) SWIFT
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (65.45%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (54.55%) BDD
2 30 (54.55%) TDD
3 21 (38.18%) Scrum
4 19 (34.55%) MVC
5 15 (27.27%) Test Automation
6 11 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 10 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (16.36%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (14.55%) DevOps
10 7 (12.73%) Innovative Thinking
10 7 (12.73%) Regression Testing
11 6 (10.91%) API Testing
11 6 (10.91%) Change Management
11 6 (10.91%) Incident Management
11 6 (10.91%) ITIL
11 6 (10.91%) Manual Testing
11 6 (10.91%) Service Delivery
11 6 (10.91%) Service Management
12 4 (7.27%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (36.36%) Java
2 14 (25.45%) C#
3 4 (7.27%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.45%) PHP
4 3 (5.45%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (10.91%) ISEB
2 2 (3.64%) Degree
3 1 (1.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 2 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (7.27%) BT
2 3 (5.45%) Sitecore
3 2 (3.64%) Atlassian
3 2 (3.64%) Citrix
3 2 (3.64%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (3.64%) ServiceNow
3 2 (3.64%) VMware
4 1 (1.82%) Cognizant
4 1 (1.82%) Microsoft