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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 80 64 55
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 2 1 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 0.28% 0.17% 1.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.18% 1.88%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 7
Average salary £27,750 £57,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-51.73% +109.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,950 £57,500 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £29,550 £57,500 £38,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,750 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+6.87% +0.76%
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
684 571 532
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 97.44% 96.45% 98.34%
Number of salaries quoted 572 461 469
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £25,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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
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 27 April 2015. 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 -15 1 £30,000 -47.82% 2
Poole - 1 £25,500 -
Tester
South West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 5 (62.50%) SQL
1 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
2 3 (37.50%) Automation Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Performance Engineering
2 3 (37.50%) Test Planning
2 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) ISEB
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) QA
2 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 2 (25.00%) C#
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) .NET
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Time Management
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (12.50%) MSF
4 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 1 (12.50%) Security Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 1 (12.50%) Windows
4 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
4 1 (12.50%) CRM
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
4 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
1 1 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (12.50%) Selenium
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
1 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Automation Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Performance Engineering
2 3 (37.50%) Test Planning
2 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Time Management
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 1 (12.50%) MSF
4 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) CRM
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Security Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
Bournemouth, Dorset
Fixed Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £31000 per annum + Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago