The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 57 67 52
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -15
Permanent jobs citing QA 11 10 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 1.88% 1.25% 1.75%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.03% 16.39% 22.22%
Number of salaries quoted 9 9 8
Average salary £40,000 £29,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+37.93% -22.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,600 £19,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,400 £51,000 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
QA
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the Somerset region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Somerset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
61 61 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 10.45% 7.64% 7.89%
Number of salaries quoted 53 41 39
Average salary £26,000 £33,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.21% -5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,600 £20,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Somerset region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

QA
Salary Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Somerset region.

QA Salary Trend in Somerset

QA
Salary Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Somerset

QA
Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bath +9 4 £38,750 +58.16%
Street +17 1 - -
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Somerset region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 11 (34.38%) HTML
1 11 (34.38%) .NET
1 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (31.25%) JavaScript
2 10 (31.25%) CSS
3 9 (28.13%) SQL
4 7 (21.88%) MVC
4 7 (21.88%) ASP.NET
4 7 (21.88%) Linux
4 7 (21.88%) UNIX
4 7 (21.88%) Selenium
4 7 (21.88%) jQuery
4 7 (21.88%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (21.88%) KnockoutJS
4 7 (21.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 7 (21.88%) User Experience
4 7 (21.88%) SDLC
5 6 (18.75%) Manual Testing
5 6 (18.75%) SC Cleared
5 6 (18.75%) DV Cleared
5 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
5 6 (18.75%) Degree
5 6 (18.75%) Logistics
5 6 (18.75%) Windows
5 6 (18.75%) Legal
5 6 (18.75%) Military
6 5 (15.63%) C#
6 5 (15.63%) Automated Testing
7 4 (12.50%) Business Analysis
7 4 (12.50%) Business Process Improvement

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Somerset region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Office
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.13%) Data Mining
1 1 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (3.13%) WhereScape RED
Development Applications
1 7 (21.88%) Selenium
2 3 (9.38%) Visual Studio
3 2 (6.25%) WebDriver
3 2 (6.25%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.13%) eggPlant
4 1 (3.13%) HP UFT
4 1 (3.13%) JMeter
4 1 (3.13%) Xcode
4 1 (3.13%) SilkTest
4 1 (3.13%) FitNesse
4 1 (3.13%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (3.13%) OpenSTA
General
1 6 (18.75%) Legal
1 6 (18.75%) Military
2 3 (9.38%) Retail
3 1 (3.13%) Automotive
3 1 (3.13%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Developer
2 8 (25.00%) Tester
2 8 (25.00%) Software Tester
3 7 (21.88%) Software Developer
3 7 (21.88%) Analyst
4 6 (18.75%) Applications Support
5 4 (12.50%) Junior Software Tester
5 4 (12.50%) Automated Tester
5 4 (12.50%) Business Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) Junior
5 4 (12.50%) Junior Tester
6 3 (9.38%) Graduate
6 3 (9.38%) Test Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) QA Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) QA Tester
7 2 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) QA Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 1 (3.13%) Graduate Software Tester
8 1 (3.13%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (34.38%) HTML
1 11 (34.38%) .NET
2 10 (31.25%) CSS
3 7 (21.88%) ASP.NET
3 7 (21.88%) jQuery
3 7 (21.88%) ASP.NET MVC
3 7 (21.88%) KnockoutJS
3 7 (21.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 4 (12.50%) XML
5 3 (9.38%) WPF
6 2 (6.25%) SOAP
7 1 (3.13%) Web Services
7 1 (3.13%) XBRL
7 1 (3.13%) OAuth
7 1 (3.13%) RESTful
7 1 (3.13%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) User Experience
2 1 (3.13%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.13%) BBC
2 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.88%) UNIX
1 7 (21.88%) Linux
2 6 (18.75%) Windows
3 3 (9.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (21.88%) MVC
2 7 (21.88%) SDLC
3 6 (18.75%) Logistics
3 6 (18.75%) Manual Testing
4 5 (15.63%) Automated Testing
5 4 (12.50%) Business Analysis
5 4 (12.50%) BPR
5 4 (12.50%) Business Process Improvement
6 3 (9.38%) Project Management
6 3 (9.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (9.38%) Software Testing
7 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (6.25%) BDD
8 1 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (3.13%) Functional Testing
8 1 (3.13%) Analytics
8 1 (3.13%) User Stories
8 1 (3.13%) Continuous Delivery
8 1 (3.13%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (31.25%) JavaScript
2 9 (28.13%) SQL
3 5 (15.63%) C#
4 3 (9.38%) Java
5 2 (6.25%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.13%) VB.NET
6 1 (3.13%) Python
6 1 (3.13%) Ruby
6 1 (3.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) Degree
1 6 (18.75%) SC Cleared
1 6 (18.75%) DV Cleared
1 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.38%) ISEB
2 3 (9.38%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle
2 1 (3.13%) SAP
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft