The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Dorset with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
South West / Dorset
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 56 76
Rank change year-on-year -7 +20  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 4 9 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Dorset 0.84% 1.71% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 1.91% 1.25%
Number of salaries quoted 4 9 7
Median salary £38,750 £32,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.23% -13.33%  
UK excluding London median salary £35,765 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +2.18% -2.77%  

Software Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Dorset with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Dorset
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 429 470 560
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 90.32% 89.35% 88.75%
Number of salaries quoted 379 418 423
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Dorset citing Software Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Dorset

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Dorset

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

Salary trend for Software Testing in Dorset

Software Testing
Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Poole +4 4 £38,750 +13.97% 1
Software Testing
South West

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Dorset region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 6 (100.00%) QA
2 5 (83.33%) Degree
2 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (66.67%) WebDriver
3 4 (66.67%) Cucumber
3 4 (66.67%) Selenium
3 4 (66.67%) Manual Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Machine Learning
4 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy

Software Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset 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 4 (66.67%) Cucumber
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
1 4 (66.67%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Senior Software Tester
1 4 (66.67%) Senior Tester
1 4 (66.67%) Software Tester
1 4 (66.67%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Graduate
2 1 (16.67%) Graduate Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Software Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Software Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) Machine Learning
2 4 (66.67%) Manual Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) QA
Wimborne, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + pension, healthcare
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wimborne, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + pension, healthcare
Posted: 6 days ago
Poole, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 6 days ago
Bournemouth
SThree
Salary: £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago