The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 78 91 65
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -26
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 11 7 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 1.32% 0.90% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.34% 0.91% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 8 7 6
Average salary £34,500 £32,500 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.15% -3.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £24,600 £28,750
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £34,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Tester
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Dorset region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Dorset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
820 773 552
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 98.68% 98.98% 97.01%
Number of salaries quoted 621 696 465
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £51,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Dorset region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

Tester
Salary Trend in Dorset

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

Tester Salary Trend in Dorset

Tester
Salary Histogram in Dorset

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Dorset region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Tester Salary Histogram in Dorset

Tester
Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. 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
Bournemouth +10 8 £35,000 +23.89% 2
Poole +12 3 £34,000 +33.33%
Tester
South West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the Dorset region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title.

1 16 (57.14%) Software Testing
1 16 (57.14%) Selenium
1 16 (57.14%) Non-Functional Testing
2 15 (53.57%) Web Services
2 15 (53.57%) SOA
2 15 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (46.43%) Finance
3 13 (46.43%) Microsoft
3 13 (46.43%) SQL
3 13 (46.43%) SoapUI
4 11 (39.29%) REST
4 11 (39.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (39.29%) Penetration Testing
4 11 (39.29%) Security Testing
4 11 (39.29%) Visual Studio
4 11 (39.29%) SOAP
4 11 (39.29%) Java
4 11 (39.29%) Functional Testing
5 8 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (28.57%) .NET
6 7 (25.00%) XML
6 7 (25.00%) HP
6 7 (25.00%) HP UFT
6 7 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 7 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (21.43%) Test Strategy
7 6 (21.43%) TDD
8 5 (17.86%) Banking
8 5 (17.86%) XML Messaging
8 5 (17.86%) LoadRunner

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the Dorset region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.14%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) Oracle Database
1 5 (17.86%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 16 (57.14%) Selenium
2 13 (46.43%) SoapUI
3 11 (39.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (39.29%) Visual Studio
4 7 (25.00%) HP UFT
5 5 (17.86%) LoadRunner
5 5 (17.86%) YourKit
6 4 (14.29%) Maven
6 4 (14.29%) Subversion
7 2 (7.14%) JMeter
7 2 (7.14%) JUnit
7 2 (7.14%) TestNG
7 2 (7.14%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (46.43%) Finance
2 5 (17.86%) Banking
2 5 (17.86%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (53.57%) Web Services
2 11 (39.29%) REST
2 11 (39.29%) SOAP
3 8 (28.57%) .NET
4 7 (25.00%) XML
5 5 (17.86%) JMS
5 5 (17.86%) Middleware
5 5 (17.86%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (17.86%) Computer Science
2 5 (17.86%) Management Information System
2 5 (17.86%) SWIFT
3 4 (14.29%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) Unix
2 4 (14.29%) Windows
3 2 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (57.14%) Non-Functional Testing
1 16 (57.14%) Software Testing
2 15 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (53.57%) SOA
3 11 (39.29%) Functional Testing
3 11 (39.29%) Penetration Testing
3 11 (39.29%) Security Testing
4 7 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 6 (21.43%) TDD
5 6 (21.43%) Test Strategy
6 5 (17.86%) Automated Testing
6 5 (17.86%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (17.86%) Wealth Management
7 4 (14.29%) Agile Project Management
7 4 (14.29%) API Testing
7 4 (14.29%) Project Management
7 4 (14.29%) SDLC
7 4 (14.29%) Use Case
8 3 (10.71%) Scrum
8 3 (10.71%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 13 (46.43%) SQL
2 11 (39.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) Degree
1 5 (17.86%) ISEB
1 5 (17.86%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) QA
2 2 (7.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (17.86%) CA Service Virtualization
2 5 (17.86%) nmon
2 5 (17.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 13 (46.43%) Microsoft
2 7 (25.00%) HP
3 5 (17.86%) Dynatrace
3 5 (17.86%) Oracle
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Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
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Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + pension, health care, 24 days leave
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Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
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