Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Dorset > Bournemouth
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 52 67
Rank change year-on-year +10 +15 -5
Permanent jobs citing QA 47 3 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bournemouth 6.53% 0.84% 2.19%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 52.81% 14.29% 35.00%
Number of salaries quoted 34 3 6
Bournemouth median annual salary £42,500 £30,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +41.67% -25.00% -30.43%
10th Percentile £30,075 £21,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £46,250 £45,500 £52,500
Dorset median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £41,250
% change year-on-year +2.50% -3.03% +10.00%

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 89 21 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bournemouth 12.36% 5.90% 6.25%
Number of salaries quoted 49 19 24
Bournemouth median annual salary £42,500 £36,250 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.24% +20.83% -20.00%
10th Percentile £25,500 £24,850 £15,750
90th Percentile £47,250 £58,000 £44,250
Dorset median annual salary £36,814 £40,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year -7.97% +19.40% -10.67%

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

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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 6 months to 19 July 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Bournemouth

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 29 (61.70%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (51.06%) Finance
3 15 (31.91%) Problem-Solving
4 14 (29.79%) Test Automation
5 13 (27.66%) BDD
5 13 (27.66%) AngularJS
5 13 (27.66%) TDD
5 13 (27.66%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (27.66%) HTML
6 12 (25.53%) Scrum
7 10 (21.28%) C#
7 10 (21.28%) Process Management
7 10 (21.28%) SpecFlow
7 10 (21.28%) Gherkin
7 10 (21.28%) Selenium
8 9 (19.15%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (14.89%) Software Testing
9 7 (14.89%) Innovative Thinking
10 6 (12.77%) Regression Testing
10 6 (12.77%) MySQL
10 6 (12.77%) SDLC
11 5 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (10.64%) Manual Testing
12 4 (8.51%) C
12 4 (8.51%) Migration
12 4 (8.51%) Mathematics
12 4 (8.51%) Physics
12 4 (8.51%) Test Scripting
12 4 (8.51%) Defect Management
12 4 (8.51%) Jenkins

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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 3 (6.38%) Tomcat
1 3 (6.38%) WordPress
2 2 (4.26%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
1 2 (4.26%) Salesforce Service Cloud
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.77%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (21.28%) Selenium
1 10 (21.28%) SpecFlow
2 4 (8.51%) Jenkins
3 3 (6.38%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.38%) JIRA
3 3 (6.38%) JMeter
3 3 (6.38%) Maven
General
1 24 (51.06%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (36.17%) Analyst
2 15 (31.91%) QA Engineer
3 13 (27.66%) Business Analyst
4 10 (21.28%) Finance Business Analyst
4 10 (21.28%) Financial Analyst
4 10 (21.28%) Financial Business Analyst
4 10 (21.28%) Financial Services Business Analyst
4 10 (21.28%) Life and Pensions Business Analyst
4 10 (21.28%) Pensions Business Analyst
4 10 (21.28%) Service Analyst
5 8 (17.02%) Developer
6 5 (10.64%) Quality Engineer
6 5 (10.64%) Tester
7 4 (8.51%) QA Tester
8 3 (6.38%) Angular Developer
8 3 (6.38%) Head of IT
8 3 (6.38%) Head of Support
8 3 (6.38%) IT Support
8 3 (6.38%) Java Developer
9 2 (4.26%) Salesforce Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (27.66%) AngularJS
1 13 (27.66%) HTML
2 10 (21.28%) Gherkin
3 3 (6.38%) CSS
3 3 (6.38%) Hibernate
3 3 (6.38%) HTML5
3 3 (6.38%) RESTful
3 3 (6.38%) Sass
3 3 (6.38%) Spring
3 3 (6.38%) Spring Boot
3 3 (6.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.26%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (4.26%) SWIFT
3 1 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (61.70%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (31.91%) Problem-Solving
3 14 (29.79%) Test Automation
4 13 (27.66%) BDD
4 13 (27.66%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (27.66%) TDD
5 12 (25.53%) Scrum
6 10 (21.28%) Process Management
7 9 (19.15%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (14.89%) Innovative Thinking
8 7 (14.89%) Software Testing
9 6 (12.77%) Regression Testing
9 6 (12.77%) SDLC
10 5 (10.64%) Manual Testing
11 4 (8.51%) Analytical Thinking
11 4 (8.51%) Defect Management
11 4 (8.51%) Mathematics
11 4 (8.51%) Migration
11 4 (8.51%) Physics
11 4 (8.51%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.28%) C#
2 4 (8.51%) C
3 3 (6.38%) Java
3 3 (6.38%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.38%) PHP
3 3 (6.38%) TypeScript
4 1 (2.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.38%) ISEB
2 2 (4.26%) CISA
2 2 (4.26%) CISM
2 2 (4.26%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (4.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 2 (4.26%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (4.26%) BT
1 2 (4.26%) Cognizant
1 2 (4.26%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (2.13%) Citrix
2 1 (2.13%) ServiceNow
2 1 (2.13%) VMware