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

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 60 75 71
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -4
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 11 11 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 2.01% 1.43% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.32% 1.68% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 11 6 5
Median salary £28,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-18.57% +7.69%
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
474 655 606
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 86.50% 85.18% 82.67%
Number of salaries quoted 409 521 478
Median salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 1 October 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 +7 6 £28,500 -
Bournemouth +15 5 £27,500 -50.00% 2
Software Testing
South West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 17 (80.95%) SQL
2 16 (76.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (57.14%) Selenium
3 12 (57.14%) Non-Functional Testing
4 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
5 10 (47.62%) ISTQB
6 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (42.86%) Penetration Testing
6 9 (42.86%) SOA
6 9 (42.86%) SOAP
6 9 (42.86%) Web Services
6 9 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (42.86%) Security Testing
6 9 (42.86%) SoapUI
6 9 (42.86%) REST
6 9 (42.86%) Functional Testing
7 8 (38.10%) Visual Studio
8 7 (33.33%) ISEB
9 5 (23.81%) Driving Licence
10 4 (19.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (19.05%) Finance
11 3 (14.29%) PMI
11 3 (14.29%) PMI Certification
11 3 (14.29%) CSS
11 3 (14.29%) HTML
11 3 (14.29%) Angular 2
11 3 (14.29%) AngularJS
12 2 (9.52%) QA
13 1 (4.76%) Regression Testing
13 1 (4.76%) C#

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:

Development Applications
1 16 (76.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (57.14%) Selenium
3 9 (42.86%) SoapUI
4 8 (38.10%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (57.14%) Tester
2 7 (33.33%) Web Tester
3 6 (28.57%) Automation Tester
3 6 (28.57%) Systems Test Engineer
3 6 (28.57%) Test Engineer
4 5 (23.81%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (19.05%) Analyst
5 4 (19.05%) Software Tester
5 4 (19.05%) Test Analyst
5 4 (19.05%) Web Automation Tester
6 3 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (14.29%) Financial Analyst
6 3 (14.29%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Manual Tester
7 1 (4.76%) Release Manager
7 1 (4.76%) Software Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Software Manager
7 1 (4.76%) Software QA Tester
7 1 (4.76%) Software Release Manager
7 1 (4.76%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (42.86%) REST
1 9 (42.86%) SOAP
1 9 (42.86%) Web Services
2 3 (14.29%) Angular 2
2 3 (14.29%) AngularJS
2 3 (14.29%) CSS
2 3 (14.29%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (23.81%) Driving Licence
3 3 (14.29%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Non-Functional Testing
2 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (42.86%) Functional Testing
2 9 (42.86%) Penetration Testing
2 9 (42.86%) Security Testing
2 9 (42.86%) SOA
3 1 (4.76%) Data Protection
3 1 (4.76%) Regression Testing
3 1 (4.76%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (80.95%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (47.62%) ISTQB
2 7 (33.33%) ISEB
3 4 (19.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (14.29%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago