The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT jobs advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
South West / Dorset
Rank 66 84 88
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +4
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 1 7 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 0.22% 0.89% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 1.02% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 1
Median salary £43,000 £31,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+38.70% -17.33%
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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
368 684 609
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 81.06% 86.91% 83.20%
Number of salaries quoted 319 523 527
Median salary £40,000 £39,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

The demand trend of job ads across the Dorset region citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Dorset region.

Test Strategy Salary Trend in Dorset

Test Strategy
Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 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 +24 1 £43,000 +38.70%
Test Strategy
South West

Test Strategy
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT jobs citing Test Strategy 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 Test Strategy.

1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 2 (66.67%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) ISEB
3 1 (33.33%) HP UFT
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) FogBugz
3 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (33.33%) Usability Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting

Test Strategy
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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) FogBugz
2 1 (33.33%) HP UFT
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Head of Test
1 1 (33.33%) Head of Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Software Test Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
1 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Usability Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA