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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank - 79 71
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 0 8 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset - 0.89% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.09% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 0 7 3
Average salary - £48,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.05%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +4.65%
Test Strategy
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
528 732 582
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 85.16% 81.15% 84.10%
Number of salaries quoted 392 580 498
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £28,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Dorset region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Dorset region citing Test Strategy 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 Test Strategy.

1 3 (60.00%) Retail
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Degree
2 2 (40.00%) Logistics
2 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (40.00%) ISEB
2 2 (40.00%) GAP Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Workflow
2 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (40.00%) Black-Box Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Use Case
3 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (20.00%) QA
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Dorset region citing Test Strategy 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 Test Strategy. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (60.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Business Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) IT Business Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Black-Box Testing
2 2 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) GAP Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Workflow
2 2 (40.00%) Logistics
2 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Use Case
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (40.00%) Degree
2 2 (40.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center