The first table below looks at the demand for the Software Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Dorset region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank - 54 56
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 0 5 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset - 0.97% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.98% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 0 5 1
Average salary - £27,500 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.58%
UK excluding London average salary £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -
Job Titles Category
Dorset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
555 512 450
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 96.02% 99.03% 95.54%
Number of salaries quoted 447 449 360
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Software Tester
South West

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester in the job title across the Dorset region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Dorset

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

Software Tester Salary Trend in Dorset

Software Tester
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT jobs across the Dorset region that cited Software Tester in their job title 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 with Software Tester in their job title.

1 6 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 6 (100.00%) QA
2 5 (83.33%) NUnit
2 5 (83.33%) Subversion
2 5 (83.33%) TeamCity
2 5 (83.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (83.33%) ISEB
2 5 (83.33%) Configuration Management
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (50.00%) System Testing
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) VoIP
4 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Telecoms

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT jobs across the Dorset region that cited Software Tester in their job title 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 with Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) VoIP
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) NUnit
1 5 (83.33%) Subversion
1 5 (83.33%) TeamCity
1 5 (83.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Configuration Management
3 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (50.00%) System Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) QA