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 6 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 66 76 84
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 1 13 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 0.20% 1.69% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 1.73% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 4
Median salary £25,000 £34,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-26.47% -
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
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
490 753 667
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 99.39% 97.67% 98.96%
Number of salaries quoted 452 569 553
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 6 December 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
Bournemouth - 1 £25,000 -
Software Tester
South West

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 6 December 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%) Regression Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Automation Testing
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (25.00%) HTML5
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) Telecoms

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 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) HTML5
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Automation Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA