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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 36 43 27
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -16
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 2 5 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Poole 1.25% 2.78% 2.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.59% 3.13% 2.54%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 3
Average salary £34,000 £37,500 £21,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.33% +74.41%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
126 160 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Poole 78.75% 88.89% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 112 151 112
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 18 Related IT Skills in Poole

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 11 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 11 (100.00%) SOAP
1 11 (100.00%) Web Services
1 11 (100.00%) SOA
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 11 (100.00%) SQL
1 11 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 11 (100.00%) Selenium
1 11 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 11 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 11 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 11 (100.00%) REST
1 11 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 11 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 8 (72.73%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (72.73%) .NET
2 8 (72.73%) Finance

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Poole by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

Development Applications
1 11 (100.00%) Selenium
1 11 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 11 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 11 (100.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (72.73%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Automated Tester
1 11 (100.00%) Software Tester
1 11 (100.00%) Tester
2 7 (63.64%) SOA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (100.00%) REST
1 11 (100.00%) SOAP
1 11 (100.00%) Web Services
2 8 (72.73%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (72.73%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 11 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 11 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 11 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 11 (100.00%) SOA
2 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft