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

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 74 77 56
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -21
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 9 2 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 1.17% 0.28% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% 0.32% 1.37%
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 0
Average salary £22,500 £50,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-55.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -
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
596 621 437
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 77.81% 85.66% 77.48%
Number of salaries quoted 463 520 319
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 £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%

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
Salary Histogram in Dorset

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Dorset region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Dorset

Test Strategy
Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 17 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 - 2 £41,250 -
Bournemouth -8 1 £22,500 -55.00%
Weymouth - 1 - -
Test Strategy
South West

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 7 (50.00%) QA
2 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (35.71%) ERP
3 5 (35.71%) Scrum
3 5 (35.71%) Retail
3 5 (35.71%) Business Analysis
4 4 (28.57%) E-Commerce
4 4 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (28.57%) RDBMS
4 4 (28.57%) ISEB
4 4 (28.57%) Benchmarking
4 4 (28.57%) Ruby
4 4 (28.57%) Blog
4 4 (28.57%) WATIR
4 4 (28.57%) Selenium
4 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 4 (28.57%) WebDriver
4 4 (28.57%) Open Source
4 4 (28.57%) Cucumber
4 4 (28.57%) Gherkin
4 4 (28.57%) GitHub
4 4 (28.57%) Relational Database
4 4 (28.57%) Mentoring
5 3 (21.43%) Linux
5 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
6 2 (14.29%) SQL
6 2 (14.29%) Finance
7 1 (7.14%) Java
7 1 (7.14%) .NET

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
1 1 (7.14%) Mule
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) RDBMS
1 4 (28.57%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) WATIR
1 4 (28.57%) Selenium
1 4 (28.57%) WebDriver
1 4 (28.57%) Cucumber
2 1 (7.14%) Maven
General
1 5 (35.71%) Retail
2 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
3 2 (14.29%) Finance
4 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Business Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Quality Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) QA Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Software Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Test Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Software Test Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Programme Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Junior
5 1 (7.14%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Solutions Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Junior Solutions Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Testing Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) Gherkin
2 1 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) JMS
2 1 (7.14%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Blog
1 4 (28.57%) Open Source
2 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) Business Analysis
2 5 (35.71%) ERP
2 5 (35.71%) Scrum
3 4 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (28.57%) Benchmarking
3 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 4 (28.57%) Mentoring
3 4 (28.57%) E-Commerce
4 1 (7.14%) TDD
4 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (7.14%) Web Development
4 1 (7.14%) Resource Management
4 1 (7.14%) Matrix Management
4 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
4 1 (7.14%) SOA
4 1 (7.14%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) Ruby
2 2 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle
1 1 (7.14%) SAP
1 1 (7.14%) Informatica
1 1 (7.14%) Epicor
1 1 (7.14%) JD Edwards
1 1 (7.14%) Sage