The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Poole region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 43 32 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 3 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Poole 1.71% 2.11% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.03% 2.33% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 0
Average salary £37,500 £21,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+74.41% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
Software Testing
Dorset

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Poole region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Poole
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
148 129 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Poole 84.57% 90.85% 70.64%
Number of salaries quoted 141 122 68
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -9.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £63,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Poole

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Poole region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Poole

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Poole

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

Software Testing Salary Trend in Poole

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Poole

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Poole region citing Software Testing 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 Software Testing.

1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Black-Box Testing
2 2 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) GoldMine
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) ERP
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) Perl
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) MS Office
3 1 (25.00%) Exchequer
3 1 (25.00%) Pegasus
3 1 (25.00%) Sage
3 1 (25.00%) ACCA
3 1 (25.00%) CIMA
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (25.00%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (25.00%) AAT
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Poole by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Poole region citing Software Testing 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 Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) GoldMine
1 1 (25.00%) Exchequer
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics GP
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
1 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Support Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Software Test Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Software Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) ERP Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Black-Box Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) ERP
2 1 (25.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (25.00%) Perl
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) ACCA
2 1 (25.00%) CIMA
2 1 (25.00%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Pegasus
1 1 (25.00%) Sage
Poole, Dorset
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Poole
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Poole, Dorset
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £28000 - £38000 per annum, Benefits 12.5% bonus, Stock options, 25 day
Posted: 5 days ago