The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 60 77 78
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +1
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 11 6 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 1.89% 0.91% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.16% 1.03% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 11 6 12
Median salary £32,500 £51,250 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-36.58% +57.69%
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
Software Testing
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Dorset region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Dorset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
509 582 774
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 87.31% 87.92% 85.24%
Number of salaries quoted 441 431 620
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

The demand trend of job ads across the Dorset region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Dorset region.

Software Testing Salary Trend in Dorset

Software Testing
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 Testing within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 25 July 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 - 6 £34,000 -
Bournemouth +19 5 £32,500 -51.85%
Software Testing
South West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Dorset region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 12 (57.14%) SQL
1 12 (57.14%) SOA
1 12 (57.14%) Functional Testing
2 10 (47.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (47.62%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (42.86%) SoapUI
3 9 (42.86%) REST
3 9 (42.86%) Non-Functional Testing
3 9 (42.86%) Penetration Testing
3 9 (42.86%) QA
3 9 (42.86%) Selenium
3 9 (42.86%) Security Testing
3 9 (42.86%) SOAP
3 9 (42.86%) Web Services
4 8 (38.10%) Visual Studio
4 8 (38.10%) ISEB
4 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
4 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (28.57%) Automation Testing
6 5 (23.81%) XML
6 5 (23.81%) ISTQB
7 4 (19.05%) Test Management
7 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
7 4 (19.05%) Green Hat
7 4 (19.05%) Middleware
7 4 (19.05%) MQSeries
7 4 (19.05%) IBM
7 4 (19.05%) Banking
7 4 (19.05%) HP
7 4 (19.05%) Finance

Software Testing
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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (19.05%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Temenos T24
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (47.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (42.86%) Selenium
2 9 (42.86%) SoapUI
3 8 (38.10%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (19.05%) Banking
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Tester
2 7 (33.33%) Web Tester
3 6 (28.57%) Automation Tester
3 6 (28.57%) Test Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Test Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Web Automation Tester
5 3 (14.29%) Middleware Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Software Test Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Software Tester
5 3 (14.29%) Test Leader
6 2 (9.52%) Lead Test Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Defect Manager
7 1 (4.76%) Manual Tester
7 1 (4.76%) QA Tester
7 1 (4.76%) Software Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Software Test Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Systems Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (42.86%) REST
1 9 (42.86%) SOAP
1 9 (42.86%) Web Services
2 5 (23.81%) XML
3 4 (19.05%) Middleware
4 3 (14.29%) Angular 2
4 3 (14.29%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (47.62%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (14.29%) Virtual Team
3 2 (9.52%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Functional Testing
1 12 (57.14%) SOA
2 9 (42.86%) Non-Functional Testing
2 9 (42.86%) Penetration Testing
2 9 (42.86%) Security Testing
3 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (28.57%) Automation Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Regression Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Test Management
5 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
6 3 (14.29%) Asset Management
6 3 (14.29%) Configuration Management
6 3 (14.29%) Data Management
6 3 (14.29%) Integration Testing
6 3 (14.29%) System Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Automated Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (57.14%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) ISEB
2 5 (23.81%) ISTQB
3 3 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (42.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 4 (19.05%) Green Hat
2 4 (19.05%) HP
2 4 (19.05%) IBM
3 3 (14.29%) Oracle
3 3 (14.29%) webMethods