The first table below looks at the demand for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Dorset region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 53 46 41
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -5
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 11 13 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 1.90% 2.51% 3.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.49% 3.48% 4.69%
Number of salaries quoted 11 13 3
Average salary £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Dorset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
442 374 341
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 76.47% 72.34% 72.40%
Number of salaries quoted 344 318 268
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Software Testing
South West

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Dorset region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 17 April 2014.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Poole -3 9 £27,500 -8.33% 1
Bournemouth - 2 £50,000 - 1
Software Testing
South West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT jobs across the Dorset region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing.

1 14 (66.67%) Windows
2 9 (42.86%) Linux
2 9 (42.86%) SQL
2 9 (42.86%) Software Engineering
3 8 (38.10%) QA
3 8 (38.10%) Manual Testing
4 7 (33.33%) ISEB
5 6 (28.57%) Configuration Management
5 6 (28.57%) OO
5 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 6 (28.57%) Perl
5 6 (28.57%) Bash Shell
6 5 (23.81%) Test Scripting
6 5 (23.81%) TeamCity
6 5 (23.81%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (23.81%) NUnit
6 5 (23.81%) Subversion
7 4 (19.05%) C
7 4 (19.05%) Java
7 4 (19.05%) System Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Computer Science
8 3 (14.29%) Test Automation
8 3 (14.29%) Degree
8 3 (14.29%) HTTP
8 3 (14.29%) C++
8 3 (14.29%) Finance
9 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (9.52%) Banking

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT jobs across the Dorset region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.52%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Project
2 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Exchequer
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics GP
1 1 (4.76%) GoldMine
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) HTTP
2 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
2 2 (9.52%) HTTPS
2 2 (9.52%) FTP
3 1 (4.76%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) TeamCity
1 5 (23.81%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (23.81%) NUnit
1 5 (23.81%) Subversion
2 2 (9.52%) JIRA
2 2 (9.52%) JProfiler
2 2 (9.52%) Toad
2 2 (9.52%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (9.52%) LoadRunner
2 2 (9.52%) Introscope
3 1 (4.76%) Rational DOORS
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Electronics
2 2 (9.52%) Banking
2 2 (9.52%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Avionics
3 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.76%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Software Tester
2 6 (28.57%) Test Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Software Test Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Tester
3 4 (19.05%) Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Test Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Project Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Software Test Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Software Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Software Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Software Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) ERP Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Linux Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Support Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) JDBC
1 2 (9.52%) ODBC
1 2 (9.52%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.52%) SWIFT
2 2 (9.52%) Device Driver
3 1 (4.76%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.76%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (4.76%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 14 (66.67%) Windows
2 9 (42.86%) Linux
3 2 (9.52%) Solaris
3 2 (9.52%) UNIX
4 1 (4.76%) VxWorks
4 1 (4.76%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Software Engineering
2 8 (38.10%) Manual Testing
3 6 (28.57%) OO
3 6 (28.57%) Configuration Management
4 5 (23.81%) Test Scripting
5 4 (19.05%) System Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (9.52%) Test Management
7 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (9.52%) Product Management
7 2 (9.52%) Project Management
8 1 (4.76%) Regression Testing
8 1 (4.76%) ERP
8 1 (4.76%) SysML
8 1 (4.76%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (4.76%) WFM
8 1 (4.76%) Embedded Software Development
8 1 (4.76%) UML
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) SQL
2 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 6 (28.57%) Perl
2 6 (28.57%) Bash Shell
3 4 (19.05%) Java
3 4 (19.05%) C
4 3 (14.29%) C++
5 2 (9.52%) VB
5 2 (9.52%) Embedded C
5 2 (9.52%) Shell Script
6 1 (4.76%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) ISEB
2 3 (14.29%) Degree
3 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
4 1 (4.76%) AAT
4 1 (4.76%) ACCA
4 1 (4.76%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (38.10%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) DO-178B
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (9.52%) HP SiteScope
1 2 (9.52%) nmon
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle
1 2 (9.52%) HP
1 2 (9.52%) Green Hat
2 1 (4.76%) Pegasus
2 1 (4.76%) Sage
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits & bonus
Posted: 27 days ago