Period
to 22 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Poole 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 22 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Dorset > Poole
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 47 40
Rank change year-on-year +5 -7 +12
Permanent jobs citing QA 6 4 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Poole 2.01% 1.31% 4.38%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 21.05% 64.71%
Number of salaries quoted 6 4 11
Poole median annual salary £38,750 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.89% +20.00% +66.67%
10th Percentile £36,875 £34,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £43,750 £59,250 £41,250
Dorset median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

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 Poole with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Poole
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 18 19 17
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Poole 6.04% 6.21% 6.77%
Number of salaries quoted 15 16 17
Poole median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% -6.67% +66.67%
10th Percentile £36,875 £26,250 £20,300
90th Percentile £60,750 £46,250 £46,750
Dorset median annual salary £40,000 £32,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +23.08% -13.33% +4.17%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Poole

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Poole.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Poole

QA
Salary Trend in Poole

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA in Poole.

Salary trend for QA in Poole

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 Poole region with a requirement for QA.

1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 4 (66.67%) Degree
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
1 4 (66.67%) Manual Testing
1 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 4 (66.67%) WebDriver
1 4 (66.67%) Cucumber
1 4 (66.67%) Machine Learning
2 2 (33.33%) Process Improvement
2 2 (33.33%) Business Process Improvement
2 2 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis

QA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Poole 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 4 (66.67%) Cucumber
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
1 4 (66.67%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Senior Software Tester
1 4 (66.67%) Senior Tester
1 4 (66.67%) Software Tester
1 4 (66.67%) Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Business Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) Machine Learning
1 4 (66.67%) Manual Testing
1 4 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Business Process Improvement
2 2 (33.33%) Process Improvement
2 2 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Degree