The median annual salary for a Tester was £38,750 in advertised job vacancies in Dorset during the 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 54 76
Rank change year-on-year -5 +22  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 4 11 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Dorset 0.85% 2.15% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 2.16% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 4 11 4
Median salary £38,750 £32,500 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.23% +1.56%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +14.28% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Dorset. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Dorset
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 466 510 601
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 99.36% 99.80% 97.25%
Number of salaries quoted 414 461 475
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Dorset that featured Tester in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 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 +1 4 £38,750 +16.54%
Tester
South West

Tester Skill Set
Top 14 Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 5 (100.00%) Selenium
1 5 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) WebDriver
2 4 (80.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Degree
2 4 (80.00%) QA
2 4 (80.00%) Machine Learning
3 1 (20.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
2 4 (80.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (80.00%) WebDriver
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Machine Learning
2 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (20.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) QA