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 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
South West / Dorset
Rank 57 70 90
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +20
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 2 21 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 0.49% 2.55% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 2.83% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 6
Median salary £24,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-34.66% -
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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
348 742 688
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 84.47% 90.16% 87.09%
Number of salaries quoted 294 537 607
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £56,760
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 26 February 2017. 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 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 +20 2 £24,500 -38.75%
Software Testing
South West

Software Testing
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (62.50%) ISTQB
2 4 (50.00%) QA
2 4 (50.00%) ISEB
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (37.50%) Automation Testing
4 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (25.00%) Driving Licence
5 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Finance
5 1 (12.50%) C#
5 1 (12.50%) HTML
5 1 (12.50%) CSS
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (12.50%) PMI
5 1 (12.50%) PMI Certification
5 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
5 1 (12.50%) SDLC
5 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
5 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Degree
5 1 (12.50%) Selenium
5 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 1 (12.50%) Data Protection

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 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
2 1 (12.50%) Selenium
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Software Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Software Test Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Test Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Systems Test Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Graduate
4 1 (12.50%) Graduate Test Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Head of Test
4 1 (12.50%) Head of Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Junior
4 1 (12.50%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Junior Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Software Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
4 1 (12.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) CSS
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (25.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (12.50%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Automation Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
3 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
3 1 (12.50%) SDLC
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) ISTQB
2 4 (50.00%) ISEB
3 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (12.50%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft