Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Dorset with a requirement for Test Strategy skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Strategy over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
South West > Dorset
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 93 103
Rank change year-on-year -6 +10 +5
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 3 11 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Dorset 0.27% 1.02% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 1.19% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 0 6 16
Dorset median annual salary - £30,750 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -0.81% -35.42%
South West median annual salary £45,000 £38,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +16.88% -14.44% +12.50%

Test Strategy 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 956 926 1277
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Dorset 86.44% 85.90% 86.93%
Number of salaries quoted 833 814 973
Dorset median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% -7.10%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £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%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

Job postings citing Test Strategy as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Dorset.

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Dorset

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Dorset

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

Salary trend for Test Strategy in Dorset

Test Strategy
Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Dorset region over the 6 months to 18 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
Weymouth -6 3 - -
Test Strategy
South West

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT jobs citing Test Strategy 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 Test Strategy.

1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Project
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
1 3 (100.00%) Change Management
1 3 (100.00%) GAP Analysis
1 3 (100.00%) Workflow
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
1 3 (100.00%) Use Case
1 3 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 3 (100.00%) Workflow Analysis

Test Strategy
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:

Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Project
General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Business Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 3 (100.00%) Change Management
1 3 (100.00%) GAP Analysis
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (100.00%) Use Case
1 3 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 3 (100.00%) Workflow
1 3 (100.00%) Workflow Analysis
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft