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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 29 31 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 7 8 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Poole 4.49% 7.41% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.47% 7.92% -
Number of salaries quoted 7 8 0
Average salary £32,500 £20,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+58.53% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -
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
128 101 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Poole 82.05% 93.52% 76.14%
Number of salaries quoted 126 98 45
Average salary £40,000 £34,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -9.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £27,575
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £45,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 19 September 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 13 (65.00%) Windows
2 11 (55.00%) Manual Testing
3 8 (40.00%) MS Excel
4 6 (30.00%) SQL
4 6 (30.00%) Cisco
4 6 (30.00%) ISEB
4 6 (30.00%) MS Office
4 6 (30.00%) Black-Box Testing
4 6 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (30.00%) ISTQB
4 6 (30.00%) Degree
5 5 (25.00%) Bash Shell
5 5 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (25.00%) Perl
5 5 (25.00%) Linux
5 5 (25.00%) OO
6 2 (10.00%) ERP
6 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (10.00%) Exchequer
6 2 (10.00%) Pegasus
6 2 (10.00%) Sage
6 2 (10.00%) ACCA
6 2 (10.00%) CIMA
6 2 (10.00%) Finance
6 2 (10.00%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (10.00%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (10.00%) GoldMine
6 2 (10.00%) AAT

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Poole by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 8 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (30.00%) MS Office
3 1 (5.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Exchequer
1 2 (10.00%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (10.00%) Dynamics GP
1 2 (10.00%) GoldMine
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Analyst
1 11 (55.00%) Test Analyst
1 11 (55.00%) Tester
1 11 (55.00%) Lead Tester
2 10 (50.00%) Test Engineer
3 6 (30.00%) Lead Test Analyst
3 6 (30.00%) Test Leader
4 5 (25.00%) Software Engineer
4 5 (25.00%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Systems Test Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Support Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) Software Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) ERP Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Software Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Software Project Manager
Operating Systems
1 13 (65.00%) Windows
2 5 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Manual Testing
2 6 (30.00%) Black-Box Testing
3 5 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 5 (25.00%) OO
4 2 (10.00%) ERP
5 1 (5.00%) Project Management
5 1 (5.00%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) SQL
2 5 (25.00%) Bash Shell
2 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (25.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) ISEB
1 6 (30.00%) ISTQB
1 6 (30.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) AAT
2 2 (10.00%) ACCA
2 2 (10.00%) CIMA
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Cisco
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) Pegasus
2 2 (10.00%) Sage