Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Tester was £26,750 in advertised job vacancies in Dorset during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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

Tester
South West > Dorset
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 93 99
Rank change year-on-year -9 +6 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 2 14 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Dorset 0.18% 1.30% 1.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 1.30% 1.75%
Number of salaries quoted 2 14 13
Dorset median annual salary £26,750 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.69% - -
10th Percentile £23,675 £25,338 £28,350
90th Percentile £31,625 £36,000 £44,350
South West median annual salary £40,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% +7.69%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset. 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
Dorset
Permanent vacancies in Dorset with a recognized job title 1114 1075 1432
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.41% 99.72% 97.61%
Number of salaries quoted 969 962 1111
Dorset median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £23,250 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £60,000 £50,250
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Dorset

Tester
Salary Trend in Dorset

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

Salary trend for Tester in Dorset

Tester
Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Dorset region over the 6 months to 23 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
Bournemouth +8 1 £30,000 -7.69% 1
Poole -16 1 £23,500 -29.32%
Tester
South West

Tester Skill Set
Top 9 Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Dorset region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Creative Thinking
2 1 (50.00%) PhD
2 1 (50.00%) Workflow
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation

Tester Skill Set
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:

Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Creative Thinking
1 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA