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 2 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 60 78 61
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -17
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 8 9 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 1.42% 1.31% 1.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.60% 1.45% 2.24%
Number of salaries quoted 6 9 12
Median salary £36,250 £37,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.33% +36.36%
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
500 620 536
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 88.65% 89.99% 84.14%
Number of salaries quoted 398 506 428
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,475 £23,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £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
Salary Histogram in Dorset

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Dorset region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016.

Software Testing Salary Histogram 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 2 May 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 - 6 £38,750 -
Poole +5 2 £28,250 -24.66%
Software Testing
South West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 2 May 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 30 (83.33%) ISEB
1 30 (83.33%) QA
2 28 (77.78%) XML
3 27 (75.00%) HP
3 27 (75.00%) Middleware
3 27 (75.00%) Finance
3 27 (75.00%) Banking
4 24 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (61.11%) Green Hat
5 22 (61.11%) Test Management
5 22 (61.11%) MQSeries
5 22 (61.11%) IBM
6 20 (55.56%) Functional Testing
7 18 (50.00%) ISTQB
8 17 (47.22%) Data Management
8 17 (47.22%) System Testing
8 17 (47.22%) Test Automation
8 17 (47.22%) Temenos T24
8 17 (47.22%) User Acceptance Testing
8 17 (47.22%) Unix
8 17 (47.22%) Java
8 17 (47.22%) Oracle
8 17 (47.22%) Regression Testing
8 17 (47.22%) webMethods
8 17 (47.22%) Configuration Management
8 17 (47.22%) Relational Database
9 16 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
10 15 (41.67%) SOA
10 15 (41.67%) Automation Testing
11 14 (38.89%) Investment Banking

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 22 (61.11%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 17 (47.22%) Temenos T24
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle Cash Management
Communications & Networking
1 12 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (47.22%) Relational Database
2 8 (22.22%) OLTP
3 5 (13.89%) Oracle Database
3 5 (13.89%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 5 (13.89%) HP UFT
1 5 (13.89%) LoadRunner
1 5 (13.89%) Subversion
1 5 (13.89%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (13.89%) YourKit
2 3 (8.33%) Selenium
2 3 (8.33%) SoapUI
2 3 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (75.00%) Banking
1 27 (75.00%) Finance
2 14 (38.89%) Investment Banking
3 8 (22.22%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (44.44%) Test Engineer
2 12 (33.33%) Test Leader
3 9 (25.00%) Middleware Engineer
4 8 (22.22%) QA Leader
4 8 (22.22%) Tester
5 5 (13.89%) Defect Manager
5 5 (13.89%) Functional Test Engineer
5 5 (13.89%) Lead Tester
5 5 (13.89%) Non-Functional Tester
5 5 (13.89%) QA Tester
6 4 (11.11%) Analyst
6 4 (11.11%) Test Analyst
7 3 (8.33%) Automation Tester
7 3 (8.33%) Software Tester
8 2 (5.56%) Lead Test Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) Software Test Engineer
9 1 (2.78%) Software Analyst
9 1 (2.78%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (77.78%) XML
2 27 (75.00%) Middleware
3 5 (13.89%) JMS
3 5 (13.89%) XML Messaging
4 3 (8.33%) REST
4 3 (8.33%) SOAP
4 3 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 5 (13.89%) Computer Science
3 5 (13.89%) SWIFT
4 2 (5.56%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 17 (47.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (61.11%) Test Management
2 20 (55.56%) Functional Testing
3 17 (47.22%) Configuration Management
3 17 (47.22%) Data Management
3 17 (47.22%) Regression Testing
3 17 (47.22%) System Testing
3 17 (47.22%) Test Automation
3 17 (47.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 15 (41.67%) Automation Testing
4 15 (41.67%) SOA
5 13 (36.11%) Test Scripting
6 12 (33.33%) Integration Testing
7 9 (25.00%) Asset Management
8 8 (22.22%) Cash Management
8 8 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
9 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (13.89%) Data Modelling
10 5 (13.89%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (13.89%) Test Strategy
10 5 (13.89%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 17 (47.22%) Java
2 11 (30.56%) SQL
3 5 (13.89%) XPath
Qualifications
1 30 (83.33%) ISEB
2 18 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 12 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (13.89%) Degree
4 5 (13.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (83.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 16 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (13.89%) CA Service Virtualization
2 5 (13.89%) nmon
2 5 (13.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 27 (75.00%) HP
2 22 (61.11%) Green Hat
2 22 (61.11%) IBM
3 17 (47.22%) Oracle
3 17 (47.22%) webMethods
4 5 (13.89%) Dynatrace
5 3 (8.33%) Microsoft