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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 53 61 31
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -30
Permanent jobs citing QA 11 9 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 2.19% 1.48% 7.36%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.21% 15.25% 63.75%
Number of salaries quoted 10 6 49
Average salary £37,250 £34,750 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.19% -6.08%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,250 £20,000 £29,800
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £56,500 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
39 59 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 7.77% 9.70% 11.54%
Number of salaries quoted 36 43 76
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% -5.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £20,000 £24,050
10% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -1.23%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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
Taunton - 3 £36,500 -
Bath -2 2 £37,500 +61.29% 2
Yeovil - 2 £36,000 - 3
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 18 (60.00%) Scrum
1 18 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (60.00%) Software Testing
2 16 (53.33%) ISTQB
2 16 (53.33%) ISEB
3 12 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 12 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 12 (40.00%) Waterfall
4 11 (36.67%) Line Management
4 11 (36.67%) SQL
5 10 (33.33%) Test Management
6 8 (26.67%) Migration
7 7 (23.33%) BDD
7 7 (23.33%) SpecFlow
7 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
8 6 (20.00%) C#
8 6 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (16.67%) TDD
10 4 (13.33%) Visual Studio
10 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
10 4 (13.33%) Windows
10 4 (13.33%) Linux
10 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (10.00%) Hudson
11 3 (10.00%) SoapUI
11 3 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
11 3 (10.00%) Kerio
11 3 (10.00%) Kerio MailServer
11 3 (10.00%) Infor

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 2 (6.67%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) OpenLDAP
1 3 (10.00%) DHCP
1 3 (10.00%) FTP
1 3 (10.00%) DNS
1 3 (10.00%) LDAP
1 3 (10.00%) SAN
1 3 (10.00%) Internet
1 3 (10.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) WhereScape RED
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (3.33%) Data Mining
1 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (23.33%) SpecFlow
2 4 (13.33%) Visual Studio
2 4 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (10.00%) Hudson
3 3 (10.00%) SoapUI
3 3 (10.00%) TeamCity
3 3 (10.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (6.67%) Jasmine
5 1 (3.33%) JIRA
General
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
1 2 (6.67%) Banking
1 2 (6.67%) Investment Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Military
2 1 (3.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Test Manager
1 11 (36.67%) QA Manager
2 9 (30.00%) Analyst
3 8 (26.67%) Test Analyst
3 8 (26.67%) Testing Manager
4 5 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (13.33%) Developer
5 4 (13.33%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) IT Manager
7 2 (6.67%) Software Tester
7 2 (6.67%) Tester
7 2 (6.67%) Junior
7 2 (6.67%) QA Test Manager
7 2 (6.67%) Junior Tester
7 2 (6.67%) Junior Software Tester
8 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 1 (3.33%) HTML Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Business Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) Business Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) KnockoutJS
1 3 (10.00%) jQuery
1 3 (10.00%) Web Services
1 3 (10.00%) HTML
1 3 (10.00%) .NET
2 2 (6.67%) Middleware
2 2 (6.67%) JMS
2 2 (6.67%) MSMQ
2 2 (6.67%) Mason
2 2 (6.67%) AngularJS
2 2 (6.67%) WebSockets
2 2 (6.67%) Backbone.js
2 2 (6.67%) HTML5
3 1 (3.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.00%) Streaming Video
3 2 (6.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Windows
1 4 (13.33%) Linux
2 3 (10.00%) Android
2 3 (10.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (10.00%) Mac OS X Server
2 3 (10.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (10.00%) Mac OS X
2 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (60.00%) Scrum
1 18 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (60.00%) Software Testing
2 12 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 12 (40.00%) Waterfall
3 11 (36.67%) Line Management
4 10 (33.33%) Test Management
5 8 (26.67%) Migration
6 7 (23.33%) BDD
7 5 (16.67%) TDD
8 3 (10.00%) Software Licensing
8 3 (10.00%) Automation Testing
8 3 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (10.00%) System Testing
8 3 (10.00%) Compatibility Testing
8 3 (10.00%) Security Testing
8 3 (10.00%) Project Management
9 2 (6.67%) Manual Testing
9 2 (6.67%) Kanban
9 2 (6.67%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (36.67%) SQL
2 6 (20.00%) C#
3 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.67%) Java
4 2 (6.67%) C++
4 2 (6.67%) Python
4 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
4 2 (6.67%) TypeScript
5 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (53.33%) ISTQB
1 16 (53.33%) ISEB
2 12 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (10.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (6.67%) Degree
6 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) Kerio MailServer
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.00%) Kerio
2 3 (10.00%) Infor
2 3 (10.00%) Mitel
2 3 (10.00%) SonicWALL
2 3 (10.00%) ProCurve
2 3 (10.00%) HP
2 3 (10.00%) SAP
2 3 (10.00%) Apple
2 3 (10.00%) NEC
3 2 (6.67%) TIBCO
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle
4 1 (3.33%) Business Objects
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