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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 71 65 72
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 5 7 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 0.73% 1.06% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 1.10% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 5 7 5
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £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
668 638 662
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 97.09% 96.67% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 565 548 583
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 9 (69.23%) Software Testing
1 9 (69.23%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Degree
2 5 (38.46%) Manual Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Automated Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
3 4 (30.77%) ISEB
3 4 (30.77%) ISTQB
4 3 (23.08%) Selenium
4 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (23.08%) Finance
4 3 (23.08%) MS Office
4 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
4 3 (23.08%) Cisco
4 3 (23.08%) Automation Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Black-Box Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Performance Engineering
4 3 (23.08%) Test Planning
5 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
5 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (15.38%) Java
5 2 (15.38%) Linux
5 2 (15.38%) Bash Shell
5 2 (15.38%) FTP
5 2 (15.38%) iSCSI
5 2 (15.38%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (15.38%) REST
5 2 (15.38%) SAS
5 2 (15.38%) JUnit

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (15.38%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Office
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) FTP
1 2 (15.38%) iSCSI
1 2 (15.38%) Fibre Channel
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Selenium
1 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (15.38%) Gerrit
2 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
2 2 (15.38%) TestLink
2 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 2 (15.38%) JUnit
2 2 (15.38%) Maven
3 1 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) REST
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Software Testing
2 5 (38.46%) Manual Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
3 4 (30.77%) Automated Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Automation Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Black-Box Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Performance Engineering
4 3 (23.08%) Test Planning
5 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
5 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
6 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Security Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
6 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) Bash Shell
2 2 (15.38%) Java
3 1 (7.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Degree
2 4 (30.77%) ISEB
2 4 (30.77%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Cisco
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Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
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