Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
South West > Dorset
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 84 95
Rank change year-on-year -1 +11 +14
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 20 21 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Dorset 1.77% 1.94% 1.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.06% 2.26% 2.14%
Number of salaries quoted 13 21 8
Dorset median annual salary £32,500 £28,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.04% -18.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £26,900 £25,750 £32,350
90th Percentile £38,750 £36,000 £59,875
South West median annual salary £39,250 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +20.77% -7.14% -

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Dorset
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 972 931 1263
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Dorset 85.87% 85.89% 86.74%
Number of salaries quoted 851 822 959
Dorset median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.74% -2.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,300 £22,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £62,500 £51,250
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Dorset.

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
Salary Histogram in Dorset

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Dorset over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Poole -15 7 £30,000 +5.26% 1
Wimborne - 7 £37,500 -
Bournemouth +5 2 £31,250 +13.64%
Software Testing
South West

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 14 (70.00%) Test Automation
2 12 (60.00%) Python
3 11 (55.00%) C++
4 10 (50.00%) QA
5 8 (40.00%) Windows
6 7 (35.00%) Linux
6 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (35.00%) Unit Testing
6 7 (35.00%) Bash Shell
7 6 (30.00%) Fault Analysis
7 6 (30.00%) Software Engineering
7 6 (30.00%) Data Management
7 6 (30.00%) OO
7 6 (30.00%) C
7 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
7 6 (30.00%) Perl
8 5 (25.00%) C#
8 5 (25.00%) Aerospace
8 5 (25.00%) Legal
8 5 (25.00%) Degree
8 5 (25.00%) Selenium
8 5 (25.00%) MIL-STD-1553
8 5 (25.00%) DO-178B
8 5 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (25.00%) Ranorex
9 4 (20.00%) MSTest
9 4 (20.00%) TDD
9 4 (20.00%) NUnit
10 2 (10.00%) SOAP
10 2 (10.00%) SQL

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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Ranorex
1 5 (25.00%) Selenium
2 4 (20.00%) MSTest
2 4 (20.00%) NUnit
3 2 (10.00%) JIRA
3 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (25.00%) Aerospace
1 5 (25.00%) Legal
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Test Engineer
2 8 (40.00%) QA Engineer
3 7 (35.00%) Software Test Engineer
4 6 (30.00%) Software QA Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Applications Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Developer
6 1 (5.00%) QA Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) QA Automation Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) QA Test Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Requirements Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Software Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Software Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) REST
1 2 (10.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (40.00%) Windows
2 7 (35.00%) Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (35.00%) Unit Testing
3 6 (30.00%) Data Management
3 6 (30.00%) Fault Analysis
3 6 (30.00%) OO
3 6 (30.00%) Software Engineering
4 4 (20.00%) TDD
5 2 (10.00%) Artificial Intelligence
5 2 (10.00%) Image Processing
6 1 (5.00%) CRM
6 1 (5.00%) Manual Testing
6 1 (5.00%) SDLC
6 1 (5.00%) Time Management
6 1 (5.00%) Waterfall
6 1 (5.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (60.00%) Python
2 11 (55.00%) C++
3 7 (35.00%) Bash Shell
4 6 (30.00%) C
4 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (30.00%) Perl
5 5 (25.00%) C#
6 2 (10.00%) SQL
7 1 (5.00%) Java
7 1 (5.00%) Korn
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (50.00%) QA
2 5 (25.00%) DO-178B
2 5 (25.00%) MIL-STD-1553
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) CA
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle