Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Dorset > Bournemouth
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 62 71
Rank change year-on-year +8 +9 -15
Permanent jobs citing QA 29 3 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bournemouth 4.36% 0.76% 1.19%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.16% 8.82% 26.92%
Number of salaries quoted 17 3 7
Bournemouth median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £27,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +57.41% -53.04%
10th Percentile £27,800 £30,250 £22,300
90th Percentile £46,250 £47,750 £47,250
Dorset median annual salary £32,500 £39,375 £37,500
% change year-on-year -17.46% +5.00% -9.64%

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 76 34 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bournemouth 11.43% 8.59% 4.43%
Number of salaries quoted 38 31 19
Bournemouth median annual salary £30,250 £36,250 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.55% +11.54% -13.33%
10th Percentile £24,750 £30,000 £25,100
90th Percentile £62,375 £77,500 £62,500
Dorset median annual salary £32,500 £38,750 £34,250
% change year-on-year -16.13% +13.14% -12.18%

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 17 October 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Bournemouth

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 16 (55.17%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (51.72%) Finance
3 13 (44.83%) Software Testing
4 9 (31.03%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (27.59%) Test Automation
5 8 (27.59%) Test Strategy
5 8 (27.59%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (24.14%) Strategic Thinking
6 7 (24.14%) Process Management
6 7 (24.14%) Manual Testing
7 5 (17.24%) Decision-Making
7 5 (17.24%) SDLC
8 4 (13.79%) DevOps
8 4 (13.79%) Mentoring
8 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (13.79%) Critical Thinking
8 4 (13.79%) Analytical Thinking
8 4 (13.79%) C
8 4 (13.79%) Scrum
8 4 (13.79%) Information Security
8 4 (13.79%) Mathematics
8 4 (13.79%) Physics
9 3 (10.34%) Selenium
9 3 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (10.34%) Test Scripting
9 3 (10.34%) Regression Testing
10 2 (6.90%) C#
10 2 (6.90%) HTML
10 2 (6.90%) Java
10 2 (6.90%) PHP

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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 2 (6.90%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) MariaDB
1 2 (6.90%) MongoDB
1 2 (6.90%) MySQL
1 2 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Selenium
2 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.90%) SpecFlow
3 1 (3.45%) Cucumber
General
1 15 (51.72%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (55.17%) Analyst
2 8 (27.59%) Test Analyst
3 7 (24.14%) Business Analyst
3 7 (24.14%) Finance Business Analyst
3 7 (24.14%) Financial Analyst
3 7 (24.14%) Financial Business Analyst
3 7 (24.14%) Financial Services Business Analyst
3 7 (24.14%) Life and Pensions Business Analyst
3 7 (24.14%) Pensions Business Analyst
3 7 (24.14%) Service Analyst
3 7 (24.14%) Software Analyst
3 7 (24.14%) Software Test Analyst
4 5 (17.24%) QA Tester
4 5 (17.24%) Tester
5 4 (13.79%) QA Engineer
5 4 (13.79%) Quality Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) Junior
7 2 (6.90%) Consultant
7 2 (6.90%) Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) .NET
1 2 (6.90%) .NET Framework
1 2 (6.90%) AngularJS
1 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET
1 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET Web API
1 2 (6.90%) HTML
1 2 (6.90%) HTML5
1 2 (6.90%) Sass
1 2 (6.90%) Spring
1 2 (6.90%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.90%) SWIFT
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (55.17%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (44.83%) Software Testing
3 9 (31.03%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (27.59%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (27.59%) Test Automation
4 8 (27.59%) Test Strategy
5 7 (24.14%) Manual Testing
5 7 (24.14%) Process Management
5 7 (24.14%) Strategic Thinking
6 5 (17.24%) Decision-Making
6 5 (17.24%) SDLC
7 4 (13.79%) Analytical Thinking
7 4 (13.79%) Critical Thinking
7 4 (13.79%) DevOps
7 4 (13.79%) Information Security
7 4 (13.79%) Mathematics
7 4 (13.79%) Mentoring
7 4 (13.79%) Physics
7 4 (13.79%) Scrum
8 3 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.79%) C
2 2 (6.90%) C#
2 2 (6.90%) Java
2 2 (6.90%) PHP
2 2 (6.90%) SQL
2 2 (6.90%) TypeScript
3 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) CISA
1 2 (6.90%) CISM
1 2 (6.90%) CISSP
2 1 (3.45%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 2 (6.90%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.45%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) Cognizant
1 2 (6.90%) Sitecore