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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 75 52 51
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -1
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 9 12 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 1.30% 2.02% 2.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% 2.61% 2.86%
Number of salaries quoted 9 12 12
Average salary £37,500 £27,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.36% -8.33%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
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
595 460 419
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 85.86% 77.57% 76.32%
Number of salaries quoted 497 359 359
Average salary £36,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.75% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £27,500 £27,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
Poole -12 6 £37,500 +36.36%
Software Testing
South West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) JavaScript
3 6 (40.00%) QA
3 6 (40.00%) Manual Testing
4 5 (33.33%) Bash Shell
4 5 (33.33%) Perl
4 5 (33.33%) Linux
4 5 (33.33%) OO
5 4 (26.67%) SQL
5 4 (26.67%) C++
5 4 (26.67%) Java
5 4 (26.67%) Degree
6 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
6 3 (20.00%) Electronics
6 3 (20.00%) Finance
6 3 (20.00%) Aerospace
6 3 (20.00%) C#
6 3 (20.00%) HTML
6 3 (20.00%) .NET
6 3 (20.00%) ActiveX
6 3 (20.00%) ISEB
6 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
6 3 (20.00%) HTML5
6 3 (20.00%) Signal Processing
6 3 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (20.00%) Automation Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Black-Box Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Performance Engineering
6 3 (20.00%) Test Planning

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (20.00%) Electronics
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
1 3 (20.00%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Software Engineer
1 9 (60.00%) Test Engineer
1 9 (60.00%) Software Test Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Systems Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Software Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Tester
2 3 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Software Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Test Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Junior Test Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Junior Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Junior
4 1 (6.67%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) HTML
1 3 (20.00%) .NET
1 3 (20.00%) ActiveX
1 3 (20.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Manual Testing
2 5 (33.33%) OO
3 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (20.00%) Automation Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Black-Box Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Performance Engineering
3 3 (20.00%) Test Planning
3 3 (20.00%) Signal Processing
3 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
5 1 (6.67%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) JavaScript
2 5 (33.33%) Perl
2 5 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 4 (26.67%) SQL
3 4 (26.67%) C++
3 4 (26.67%) Java
4 3 (20.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Degree
2 3 (20.00%) ISEB
2 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco
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