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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 73 73 64
Rank change year-on-year
0 -9
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 7 11 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 1.00% 1.30% 2.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 1.62% 2.94%
Number of salaries quoted 7 11 19
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
588 677 646
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 83.88% 80.12% 86.94%
Number of salaries quoted 446 533 533
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth - 3 £55,000 - 1
Software Testing
South West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 12 (80.00%) QA
2 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (53.33%) Windows
4 7 (46.67%) .NET
4 7 (46.67%) Java
4 7 (46.67%) Test Scripting
5 6 (40.00%) Manual Testing
5 6 (40.00%) Mentoring
5 6 (40.00%) C#
5 6 (40.00%) JIRA
6 5 (33.33%) Software Engineering
6 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 5 (33.33%) Test Automation
7 4 (26.67%) TeamCity
7 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (26.67%) Selenium
7 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (26.67%) Security Testing
7 4 (26.67%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (26.67%) C++
7 4 (26.67%) NUnit
7 4 (26.67%) .NET Framework
7 4 (26.67%) Scrum
7 4 (26.67%) VMware
8 3 (20.00%) Electronics
8 3 (20.00%) Aerospace
8 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (20.00%) Ruby
8 3 (20.00%) HTML
8 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) JIRA
2 4 (26.67%) Selenium
2 4 (26.67%) TeamCity
2 4 (26.67%) NUnit
2 4 (26.67%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (13.33%) TestComplete
General
1 3 (20.00%) Electronics
1 3 (20.00%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Analyst
1 4 (26.67%) Test Analyst
1 4 (26.67%) Software Test Analyst
1 4 (26.67%) Agile Test Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Test Architect
2 3 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Systems Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Software Test Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Software Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Architect
2 3 (20.00%) Software Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Test Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Junior Test Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Junior
4 1 (6.67%) Junior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) .NET
2 4 (26.67%) .NET Framework
3 3 (20.00%) HTML5
3 3 (20.00%) Gherkin
3 3 (20.00%) ActiveX
3 3 (20.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (46.67%) Test Scripting
3 6 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 6 (40.00%) Mentoring
4 5 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 5 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Scrum
5 4 (26.67%) Security Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (20.00%) Open Source
6 3 (20.00%) BDD
6 3 (20.00%) Signal Processing
6 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
6 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (20.00%) Test Management
6 3 (20.00%) SDLC
7 2 (13.33%) Coaching
7 2 (13.33%) OO
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) Java
2 6 (40.00%) C#
3 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 4 (26.67%) C++
5 3 (20.00%) Ruby
6 2 (13.33%) Bash Shell
6 2 (13.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) ISEB
1 2 (13.33%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (80.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) VMware
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
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