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 19 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Tester
South West / Dorset
Rank - 87 92
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 0 4 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset - 0.48% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.48% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 4
Median salary - £39,500 £28,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +37.39%
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500

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
400 825 778
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 94.79% 98.80% 99.11%
Number of salaries quoted 352 628 692
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,250
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 Skill Set
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (50.00%) HTML5
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB

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 1 (50.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) HTML5
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification