Period
to 17 February 2019

The median annual salary for a Tester was £27,125 in advertised job vacancies in Bournemouth during the 6 months to 17 February 2019.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Tester
Dorset > Bournemouth
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 78 75 66
Rank change year-on-year -3 -9 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 4 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bournemouth 0.67% 0.31% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.31% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 2
Bournemouth median annual salary £27,125 - £28,750
10th Percentile £24,075 - £25,375
90th Percentile £30,625 - £35,125
Dorset median annual salary £32,500 £23,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year +38.30% -14.55% -19.12%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bournemouth. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Bournemouth
Permanent vacancies in Bournemouth with a recognized job title 587 635 445
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.67% 99.37% 95.91%
Number of salaries quoted 467 528 396
Bournemouth median annual salary £41,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.33% - +10.29%
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £63,000 £52,500 £58,125
Dorset median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +2.74%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Bournemouth

Job postings that featured Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bournemouth.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Bournemouth

Tester
Salary Trend in Bournemouth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Tester in Bournemouth.

Salary trend for Tester in Bournemouth

Tester Skill Set
Top 18 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bournemouth

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Bournemouth region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (50.00%) Gherkin
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Decision-Making
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) SOAP
2 2 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
2 2 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (50.00%) REST

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bournemouth by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (50.00%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Gherkin
1 2 (50.00%) REST
1 2 (50.00%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
2 2 (50.00%) Decision-Making
2 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA