The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 81 - 64
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 3 0 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 0.39% - 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% - 1.57%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 4
Average salary £32,500 - £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -1.61%
Manual Testing
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Dorset region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Dorset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
593 616 446
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 77.92% 85.44% 77.43%
Number of salaries quoted 458 515 321
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -11.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Dorset region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Dorset region.

Manual Testing Salary Trend in Dorset

Manual Testing
Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Poole - 3 £32,500 -
Manual Testing
South West

Manual Testing
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Dorset region citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Manual Testing.

1 11 (84.62%) Windows
1 11 (84.62%) Software Testing
2 7 (53.85%) ISEB
2 7 (53.85%) ISTQB
2 7 (53.85%) Degree
3 6 (46.15%) Black-Box Testing
3 6 (46.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (46.15%) Cisco
3 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
3 6 (46.15%) SQL
3 6 (46.15%) MS Office
4 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
4 5 (38.46%) Perl
4 5 (38.46%) Linux
4 5 (38.46%) OO
4 5 (38.46%) Bash Shell
4 5 (38.46%) Software Engineering
5 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
5 1 (7.69%) ISO 9001
5 1 (7.69%) Project Planning
5 1 (7.69%) QA

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Dorset region citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Manual Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 6 (46.15%) MS Office
1 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Test Engineer
2 6 (46.15%) Tester
2 6 (46.15%) Analyst
2 6 (46.15%) Test Analyst
2 6 (46.15%) Test Leader
3 5 (38.46%) Lead Tester
3 5 (38.46%) Software Engineer
3 5 (38.46%) Software Test Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Systems Test Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Junior
5 1 (7.69%) QA Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Junior Tester
Operating Systems
1 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Software Testing
2 6 (46.15%) Black-Box Testing
3 5 (38.46%) Software Engineering
3 5 (38.46%) OO
4 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) Bash Shell
2 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
2 5 (38.46%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) ISEB
1 7 (53.85%) ISTQB
1 7 (53.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) ISO 9001
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Cisco