Period
to 20 January 2018

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

Quality Assurance (QA)
Dorset > Poole
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 43 50
Rank change year-on-year -12 +7 +6
Permanent jobs citing QA 18 4 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Poole 3.70% 1.55% 3.12%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 17.39% 40.00%
Number of salaries quoted 18 4 10
Poole median annual salary £32,500 £37,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.33% -9.64% -24.55%
10th Percentile £26,750 £32,375 £28,750
90th Percentile £51,625 £42,625 £47,875
Dorset median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -16.67% -

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 Poole with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Poole
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 36 23 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Poole 7.39% 8.91% 7.79%
Number of salaries quoted 35 18 25
Poole median annual salary £42,500 £36,250 £43,164
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.24% -16.02% -21.52%
10th Percentile £26,750 £18,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £54,375 £49,050
Dorset median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% -5.06% -21.00%

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

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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

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Salary Histogram in Poole

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Poole over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Poole

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 17 (94.44%) JavaScript
2 15 (83.33%) Python
3 13 (72.22%) Windows
3 13 (72.22%) Linux
3 13 (72.22%) OO
3 13 (72.22%) Perl
3 13 (72.22%) C++
3 13 (72.22%) Data Management
3 13 (72.22%) Software Testing
3 13 (72.22%) Test Automation
3 13 (72.22%) Bash Shell
3 13 (72.22%) Fault Analysis
4 3 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (16.67%) SQL
4 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 3 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (16.67%) ETL
4 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (11.11%) Star Schema
5 2 (11.11%) Informatica
5 2 (11.11%) ERP
5 2 (11.11%) CSS
5 2 (11.11%) .NET
5 2 (11.11%) HTML
5 2 (11.11%) Java
5 2 (11.11%) PHP
5 2 (11.11%) Data Security
5 2 (11.11%) Finance
5 2 (11.11%) Google
5 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services

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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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) NoSQL
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (11.11%) Star Schema
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (72.22%) QA Engineer
1 13 (72.22%) Software QA Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Development Manager
2 2 (11.11%) Software Development Manager
2 2 (11.11%) Software Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Specialist
3 1 (5.56%) Developer
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) .NET
1 2 (11.11%) CSS
1 2 (11.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (72.22%) Linux
1 13 (72.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) Data Management
1 13 (72.22%) Fault Analysis
1 13 (72.22%) OO
1 13 (72.22%) Software Testing
1 13 (72.22%) Test Automation
2 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (16.67%) ETL
3 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.11%) Data Security
3 2 (11.11%) ERP
3 2 (11.11%) Matrix Organization
3 2 (11.11%) SDLC
3 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 17 (94.44%) JavaScript
2 15 (83.33%) Python
3 13 (72.22%) Bash Shell
3 13 (72.22%) C++
3 13 (72.22%) Perl
4 3 (16.67%) SQL
5 2 (11.11%) Java
5 2 (11.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Google
1 2 (11.11%) Informatica
1 2 (11.11%) Talend