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 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 65 62 85
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +23
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 4 25 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 0.82% 3.24% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 3.88% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 3
Median salary £27,500 £34,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-19.11% -
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
395 644 565
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 81.11% 83.42% 83.95%
Number of salaries quoted 359 479 459
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £52,500
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
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 7 December 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 7 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +12 3 £26,500 -
Poole -2 1 £28,500 -16.17%
Software Testing
South West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, 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 14 (73.68%) SQL
2 13 (68.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (63.16%) ISTQB
4 9 (47.37%) Selenium
4 9 (47.37%) Non-Functional Testing
5 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
5 8 (42.11%) ISEB
6 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (26.32%) Driving Licence
7 5 (26.32%) SoapUI
7 5 (26.32%) REST
7 5 (26.32%) Functional Testing
7 5 (26.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (26.32%) Security Testing
7 5 (26.32%) SOAP
7 5 (26.32%) Web Services
7 5 (26.32%) Penetration Testing
7 5 (26.32%) Finance
7 5 (26.32%) SOA
8 4 (21.05%) QA
8 4 (21.05%) PMI
8 4 (21.05%) PMI Certification
8 4 (21.05%) Visual Studio
8 4 (21.05%) CSS
8 4 (21.05%) HTML
9 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
9 2 (10.53%) Automation Testing
10 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
10 1 (5.26%) 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 13 (68.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (47.37%) Selenium
3 5 (26.32%) SoapUI
4 4 (21.05%) Visual Studio
5 1 (5.26%) HP UFT
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Tester
2 6 (31.58%) Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) Test Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Systems Engineer
3 5 (26.32%) Systems Test Engineer
3 5 (26.32%) Test Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) Automation Tester
4 4 (21.05%) Web Tester
5 3 (15.79%) Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) Financial Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) Web Automation Tester
6 2 (10.53%) Software Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Software Test Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Software Tester
7 1 (5.26%) Junior Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Junior Test Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) QA Tester
7 1 (5.26%) Release Manager
7 1 (5.26%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) REST
1 5 (26.32%) SOAP
1 5 (26.32%) Web Services
2 4 (21.05%) CSS
2 4 (21.05%) HTML
3 1 (5.26%) Angular 2
3 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (26.32%) Driving Licence
3 4 (21.05%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Non-Functional Testing
2 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (26.32%) Functional Testing
3 5 (26.32%) Penetration Testing
3 5 (26.32%) Security Testing
3 5 (26.32%) SOA
4 2 (10.53%) Automation Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Data Protection
5 1 (5.26%) Release Management
5 1 (5.26%) SDLC
5 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.26%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 14 (73.68%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (63.16%) ISTQB
2 8 (42.11%) ISEB
3 5 (26.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (21.05%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Microsoft