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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 69 85 64
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -21
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 25 8 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 3.05% 1.06% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.57% 1.26% 1.75%
Number of salaries quoted 3 7 9
Average salary £34,000 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.33% +15.38%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
701 634 513
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 85.49% 84.08% 88.91%
Number of salaries quoted 504 564 433
Average salary £39,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.42% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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
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 5 February 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
(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 - 22 - - 1
Poole +10 3 £34,000 -9.33%
Software Testing
South West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 35 (89.74%) Finance
2 30 (76.92%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (74.36%) Functional Testing
4 28 (71.79%) ISEB
4 28 (71.79%) QA
5 27 (69.23%) Middleware
5 27 (69.23%) HP
5 27 (69.23%) Banking
5 27 (69.23%) XML
6 23 (58.97%) SOA
7 22 (56.41%) MQSeries
7 22 (56.41%) IBM
7 22 (56.41%) Test Management
7 22 (56.41%) Green Hat
8 18 (46.15%) Test Automation
9 17 (43.59%) System Testing
9 17 (43.59%) Temenos T24
9 17 (43.59%) User Acceptance Testing
9 17 (43.59%) Data Management
9 17 (43.59%) Unix
9 17 (43.59%) Java
9 17 (43.59%) Oracle
9 17 (43.59%) webMethods
9 17 (43.59%) Configuration Management
9 17 (43.59%) Regression Testing
9 17 (43.59%) Non-Functional Testing
9 17 (43.59%) Relational Database
10 16 (41.03%) SQL
11 15 (38.46%) ISTQB
11 15 (38.46%) HP Quality Center

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 22 (56.41%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 17 (43.59%) Temenos T24
2 3 (7.69%) Oracle Cash Management
Communications & Networking
1 12 (30.77%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (43.59%) Relational Database
2 8 (20.51%) OLTP
3 5 (12.82%) Oracle Database
3 5 (12.82%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (30.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (28.21%) Selenium
2 11 (28.21%) SoapUI
2 11 (28.21%) Visual Studio
3 5 (12.82%) HP UFT
3 5 (12.82%) LoadRunner
3 5 (12.82%) Subversion
3 5 (12.82%) YourKit
4 1 (2.56%) JIRA
4 1 (2.56%) TestComplete
General
1 35 (89.74%) Finance
2 27 (69.23%) Banking
3 14 (35.90%) Investment Banking
4 8 (20.51%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 16 (41.03%) Tester
2 14 (35.90%) Test Engineer
3 13 (33.33%) Test Leader
4 11 (28.21%) Automated Tester
4 11 (28.21%) Software Tester
5 9 (23.08%) Middleware Engineer
6 8 (20.51%) QA Leader
7 7 (17.95%) SOA Tester
8 5 (12.82%) Defect Manager
8 5 (12.82%) Functional Test Engineer
8 5 (12.82%) Lead Tester
8 5 (12.82%) Non-Functional Tester
8 5 (12.82%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (69.23%) Middleware
1 27 (69.23%) XML
2 11 (28.21%) REST
2 11 (28.21%) SOAP
2 11 (28.21%) Web Services
3 8 (20.51%) .NET
4 5 (12.82%) JMS
4 5 (12.82%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 30 (76.92%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (23.08%) Management Information System
3 5 (12.82%) Computer Science
3 5 (12.82%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 17 (43.59%) Unix
2 1 (2.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (74.36%) Functional Testing
2 23 (58.97%) SOA
3 22 (56.41%) Test Management
4 18 (46.15%) Test Automation
5 17 (43.59%) Configuration Management
5 17 (43.59%) Data Management
5 17 (43.59%) Non-Functional Testing
5 17 (43.59%) Regression Testing
5 17 (43.59%) System Testing
5 17 (43.59%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (30.77%) Automation Testing
6 12 (30.77%) Integration Testing
6 12 (30.77%) Test Scripting
7 11 (28.21%) Penetration Testing
7 11 (28.21%) Security Testing
8 9 (23.08%) Asset Management
9 8 (20.51%) Cash Management
10 5 (12.82%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (12.82%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 17 (43.59%) Java
2 16 (41.03%) SQL
3 5 (12.82%) XPath
Qualifications
1 28 (71.79%) ISEB
2 15 (38.46%) ISTQB
3 12 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (12.82%) Degree
4 5 (12.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (2.56%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (71.79%) QA
Systems Management
1 15 (38.46%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (12.82%) CA LISA
2 5 (12.82%) nmon
2 5 (12.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 27 (69.23%) HP
2 22 (56.41%) Green Hat
2 22 (56.41%) IBM
3 17 (43.59%) Oracle
3 17 (43.59%) webMethods
4 12 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 5 (12.82%) Dynatrace
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago