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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 78 64 56
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -8
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 7 19 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 0.88% 2.62% 2.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 3.05% 3.18%
Number of salaries quoted 7 19 4
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -2.43%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £33,750
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -0.74%
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
616 623 440
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 77.58% 85.93% 77.88%
Number of salaries quoted 479 519 318
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 16 September 2014. 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
Poole +1 7 £32,500 +58.53%
Software Testing
South West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 16 (66.67%) Windows
2 11 (45.83%) Manual Testing
3 9 (37.50%) SQL
3 9 (37.50%) ISEB
4 8 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 8 (33.33%) ISTQB
5 7 (29.17%) Linux
5 7 (29.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (25.00%) Black-Box Testing
6 6 (25.00%) MS Office
6 6 (25.00%) Cisco
6 6 (25.00%) Degree
7 5 (20.83%) Bash Shell
7 5 (20.83%) Software Engineering
7 5 (20.83%) OO
7 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
7 5 (20.83%) Perl
8 4 (16.67%) Finance
9 2 (8.33%) CIMA
9 2 (8.33%) Introscope
9 2 (8.33%) Banking
9 2 (8.33%) Investment Banking
9 2 (8.33%) JProfiler
9 2 (8.33%) SWIFT
9 2 (8.33%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (8.33%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (8.33%) Dynamics GP
9 2 (8.33%) GoldMine
9 2 (8.33%) JIRA
9 2 (8.33%) C

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 6 (25.00%) MS Office
3 2 (8.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (8.33%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (8.33%) Dynamics GP
1 2 (8.33%) GoldMine
1 2 (8.33%) Exchequer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) FTP
1 2 (8.33%) HTTP
1 2 (8.33%) HTTPS
Development Applications
1 7 (29.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (8.33%) Introscope
2 2 (8.33%) JProfiler
2 2 (8.33%) JIRA
2 2 (8.33%) Toad
2 2 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (8.33%) LoadRunner
3 1 (4.17%) TeamCity
3 1 (4.17%) Subversion
3 1 (4.17%) NUnit
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Banking
2 2 (8.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (54.17%) Analyst
1 13 (54.17%) Test Analyst
2 12 (50.00%) Tester
3 11 (45.83%) Lead Tester
4 10 (41.67%) Test Engineer
5 6 (25.00%) Lead Test Analyst
5 6 (25.00%) Test Leader
6 5 (20.83%) Software Test Engineer
6 5 (20.83%) Software Engineer
7 2 (8.33%) Consultant
7 2 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (8.33%) Support Consultant
7 2 (8.33%) Systems Test Engineer
7 2 (8.33%) Software Project Manager
7 2 (8.33%) Software Consultant
7 2 (8.33%) ERP Consultant
7 2 (8.33%) Software Manager
7 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
7 2 (8.33%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
8 1 (4.17%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) JDBC
1 2 (8.33%) ODBC
1 2 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) SWIFT
1 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 16 (66.67%) Windows
2 7 (29.17%) Linux
3 2 (8.33%) Solaris
3 2 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) Manual Testing
2 6 (25.00%) Black-Box Testing
3 5 (20.83%) Software Engineering
3 5 (20.83%) OO
4 2 (8.33%) Project Management
4 2 (8.33%) ERP
4 2 (8.33%) Product Management
4 2 (8.33%) Test Management
5 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) SQL
2 5 (20.83%) Bash Shell
2 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
2 5 (20.83%) Perl
3 2 (8.33%) C
3 2 (8.33%) C++
3 2 (8.33%) Java
3 2 (8.33%) VB
3 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (37.50%) ISEB
2 8 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 6 (25.00%) Degree
4 2 (8.33%) CIMA
4 2 (8.33%) ACCA
4 2 (8.33%) AAT
5 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (8.33%) HP SiteScope
1 2 (8.33%) nmon
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Cisco
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) HP
2 2 (8.33%) Pegasus
2 2 (8.33%) Sage
2 2 (8.33%) Green Hat