The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 82 - 79
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 4 0 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 0.58% - 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% - 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 5
Average salary £33,250 - £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,250 £28,500
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +6.14%
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
669 600 663
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 97.10% 96.93% 97.36%
Number of salaries quoted 550 534 542
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,700 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) iSCSI
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) Selenium
3 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 2 (33.33%) JUnit
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) SAS
3 2 (33.33%) FTP
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 2 (33.33%) Gerrit
3 2 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (33.33%) REST
3 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 2 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Engineering
3 2 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 2 (33.33%) Maven
3 2 (33.33%) TestLink
4 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) FTP
1 2 (33.33%) iSCSI
1 2 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) JUnit
1 2 (33.33%) Maven
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
1 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (33.33%) Gerrit
1 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (33.33%) TestLink
2 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (16.67%) TeamCity
2 1 (16.67%) NUnit
2 1 (16.67%) Subversion
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) REST
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) Test Planning
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Security Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 2 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (16.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA