The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Dorset region that had Software Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 67 75 -
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 1 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 0.20% 0.33% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.33% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 0
Median salary £30,000 £31,250 -
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £30,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Software Tester
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Dorset region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Dorset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
491 599 717
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 99.80% 98.20% 99.03%
Number of salaries quoted 424 487 587
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £50,950
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

The demand trend of job ads across the Dorset region that featured Software Tester in the job title.

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
Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 26 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Poole +1 1 £30,000 -7.69%
Software Tester
South West

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, Software Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Dorset region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (25.00%) REST
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (25.00%) SOAP
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) UML
2 1 (25.00%) SOA
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft

Software Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset 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 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) REST
1 1 (25.00%) SOAP
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (25.00%) DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (25.00%) SOA
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft