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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 73 60 49
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -11
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 5 14 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 0.70% 2.10% 3.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 2.47% 4.63%
Number of salaries quoted 5 14 7
Average salary £32,500 £23,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.29% -27.69%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
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
554 566 497
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 77.70% 84.86% 79.39%
Number of salaries quoted 431 481 356
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £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 1 October 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 5 £32,500 +62.50% 1
Software Testing
South West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 11 (64.71%) Windows
2 9 (52.94%) Manual Testing
3 7 (41.18%) MS Excel
3 7 (41.18%) SQL
3 7 (41.18%) ISEB
3 7 (41.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (35.29%) ISTQB
4 6 (35.29%) Degree
4 6 (35.29%) Black-Box Testing
4 6 (35.29%) Cisco
4 6 (35.29%) MS Office
5 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
5 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
5 3 (17.65%) Perl
5 3 (17.65%) Linux
5 3 (17.65%) OO
5 3 (17.65%) Bash Shell
6 1 (5.88%) CIMA
6 1 (5.88%) Finance
6 1 (5.88%) NUnit
6 1 (5.88%) Subversion
6 1 (5.88%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (5.88%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (5.88%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
6 1 (5.88%) Exchequer
6 1 (5.88%) Pegasus
6 1 (5.88%) Sage
6 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
6 1 (5.88%) ACCA

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

Applications
1 7 (41.18%) MS Excel
2 6 (35.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics GP
1 1 (5.88%) Exchequer
1 1 (5.88%) GoldMine
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.88%) NUnit
2 1 (5.88%) Subversion
2 1 (5.88%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Tester
2 11 (64.71%) Analyst
2 11 (64.71%) Test Analyst
2 11 (64.71%) Lead Tester
3 8 (47.06%) Test Engineer
4 6 (35.29%) Test Leader
4 6 (35.29%) Lead Test Analyst
5 3 (17.65%) Software Test Engineer
5 3 (17.65%) Software Engineer
6 2 (11.76%) Systems Test Engineer
6 2 (11.76%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) Support Consultant
7 1 (5.88%) Software Tester
7 1 (5.88%) Software Consultant
7 1 (5.88%) ERP Consultant
7 1 (5.88%) Consultant
Operating Systems
1 11 (64.71%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Manual Testing
2 6 (35.29%) Black-Box Testing
3 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
3 3 (17.65%) OO
4 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.88%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) SQL
2 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
2 3 (17.65%) Perl
2 3 (17.65%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) ISEB
2 6 (35.29%) ISTQB
2 6 (35.29%) Degree
3 1 (5.88%) CIMA
3 1 (5.88%) ACCA
3 1 (5.88%) AAT
3 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Cisco
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Pegasus
2 1 (5.88%) Sage
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