The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Poole region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 28 23 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 11 6 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Poole 4.80% 6.25% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.11% 6.98% -
Number of salaries quoted 11 6 0
Average salary £32,500 £29,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.16% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Poole
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
180 86 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Poole 78.60% 89.58% 78.22%
Number of salaries quoted 173 79 63
Average salary £40,000 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £25,350 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,750 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Software Testing
Dorset

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 28 July 2014, 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 14 (66.67%) Windows
2 13 (61.90%) Manual Testing
3 7 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 7 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 7 (33.33%) Linux
3 7 (33.33%) OO
3 7 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 7 (33.33%) Perl
4 6 (28.57%) SQL
4 6 (28.57%) ISEB
4 6 (28.57%) Cisco
4 6 (28.57%) ISTQB
4 6 (28.57%) Degree
4 6 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (28.57%) Black-Box Testing
4 6 (28.57%) MS Office
5 2 (9.52%) Project Management
5 2 (9.52%) MS Project
5 2 (9.52%) Product Management
5 2 (9.52%) JIRA
6 1 (4.76%) GoldMine
6 1 (4.76%) AAT
6 1 (4.76%) ERP
6 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.76%) Exchequer
6 1 (4.76%) Pegasus
6 1 (4.76%) Sage
6 1 (4.76%) ACCA
6 1 (4.76%) CIMA

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Poole by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 7 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 6 (28.57%) MS Office
3 2 (9.52%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) GoldMine
1 1 (4.76%) Exchequer
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics GP
Development Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (9.52%) JIRA
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (57.14%) Test Engineer
2 10 (47.62%) Tester
2 10 (47.62%) Analyst
2 10 (47.62%) Test Analyst
2 10 (47.62%) Lead Tester
3 7 (33.33%) Software Engineer
3 7 (33.33%) Software Test Engineer
4 6 (28.57%) Test Leader
5 5 (23.81%) Lead Test Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Systems Test Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Software Project Manager
6 2 (9.52%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Project Manager
6 2 (9.52%) Software Manager
7 1 (4.76%) ERP Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) Support Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) Software Consultant
Operating Systems
1 14 (66.67%) Windows
2 7 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) Manual Testing
2 7 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 7 (33.33%) OO
3 6 (28.57%) Black-Box Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Project Management
4 2 (9.52%) Product Management
5 1 (4.76%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) Bash Shell
1 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 7 (33.33%) Perl
2 6 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) ISEB
1 6 (28.57%) ISTQB
1 6 (28.57%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) AAT
2 1 (4.76%) ACCA
2 1 (4.76%) CIMA
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Cisco
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Pegasus
2 1 (4.76%) Sage
Poole, Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 to £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago