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 20 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Tester
South West / Dorset
Rank - 86 83
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 0 5 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset - 0.64% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.64% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 0 5 6
Median salary - £34,000 £33,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.25%
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
437 778 723
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 96.26% 98.86% 98.77%
Number of salaries quoted 388 614 637
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 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,350 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +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 23 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 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