The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Poole 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 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
Dorset / Poole
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 30 24
Rank change year-on-year +3 -6  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 5 5 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Poole 3.38% 3.03% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.52% 3.25% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 5 5 1
Median salary £38,750 £34,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.97% -9.33%  
UK excluding London median salary £35,625 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +1.78% -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 Poole with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Poole
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 142 154 82
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Poole 95.95% 93.33% 91.11%
Number of salaries quoted 127 149 72
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +13.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £28,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,699 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Poole

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Poole 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 Poole

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Poole

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

Salary trend for Software Testing in Poole

For the 6 months to 26 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 Poole region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) Manual Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (80.00%) WebDriver
2 4 (80.00%) Machine Learning
2 4 (80.00%) QA
2 4 (80.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) C++
3 1 (20.00%) SOAP
3 1 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) NUnit
3 1 (20.00%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (20.00%) Ranorex
3 1 (20.00%) MSTest
3 1 (20.00%) REST
3 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (20.00%) Image Processing

Software Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Poole 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 5 (100.00%) Selenium
2 4 (80.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (80.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (20.00%) MSTest
3 1 (20.00%) NUnit
3 1 (20.00%) Ranorex
3 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Senior Software Tester
1 4 (80.00%) Senior Tester
1 4 (80.00%) Software Tester
1 4 (80.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) REST
1 1 (20.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) Machine Learning
2 4 (80.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) Image Processing
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) C++
1 1 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) QA