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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 83 60 52
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -8
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 3 11 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 0.44% 1.66% 3.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 1.96% 4.48%
Number of salaries quoted 3 11 15
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.66%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%
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
523 562 536
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 76.46% 85.02% 80.36%
Number of salaries quoted 431 477 470
Average salary £37,500 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) Windows
3 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
3 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 3 (37.50%) Automation Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Performance Engineering
3 3 (37.50%) Test Planning
4 2 (25.00%) MS Office
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco
4 2 (25.00%) ISEB
4 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (25.00%) Degree
4 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (25.00%) Black-Box Testing
5 1 (12.50%) ERP
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (12.50%) Exchequer
5 1 (12.50%) Pegasus
5 1 (12.50%) Sage
5 1 (12.50%) ACCA
5 1 (12.50%) CIMA
5 1 (12.50%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (12.50%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (12.50%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (12.50%) GoldMine
5 1 (12.50%) AAT

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (25.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Exchequer
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics GP
1 1 (12.50%) GoldMine
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Analyst
1 7 (87.50%) Test Analyst
1 7 (87.50%) Tester
2 5 (62.50%) Test Engineer
3 4 (50.00%) Lead Tester
4 3 (37.50%) Software Tester
4 3 (37.50%) Software Engineer
4 3 (37.50%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (25.00%) Lead Test Analyst
5 2 (25.00%) Test Leader
6 1 (12.50%) Software Consultant
6 1 (12.50%) ERP Consultant
6 1 (12.50%) Consultant
6 1 (12.50%) Support Consultant
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
1 3 (37.50%) Automation Testing
1 3 (37.50%) Performance Engineering
1 3 (37.50%) Test Planning
2 2 (25.00%) Black-Box Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (12.50%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB
1 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) AAT
2 1 (12.50%) ACCA
2 1 (12.50%) CIMA
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Pegasus
2 1 (12.50%) Sage