The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Somerset region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 71 52 59
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +7
Permanent jobs citing QA 10 9 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 1.26% 1.56% 1.28%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.13% 20.00% 17.95%
Number of salaries quoted 9 7 7
Average salary £29,000 £37,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.66% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £33,600 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £47,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Somerset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
62 45 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 7.81% 7.80% 7.13%
Number of salaries quoted 41 39 35
Average salary £33,000 £35,000 £35,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.71% -2.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £21,600 £21,450
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
QA
South West

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 29 July 2014.

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 29 July 2014. 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 -15 7 £24,500 -32.41% 3
Taunton -8 1 £55,000 +31.73% 1
Street - 1 £50,000 -
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 10 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (30.00%) ISEB
3 5 (25.00%) Java
3 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Web Services
5 3 (15.00%) Degree
5 3 (15.00%) Selenium
5 3 (15.00%) Erlang
5 3 (15.00%) Scrum
5 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
5 3 (15.00%) Android
5 3 (15.00%) NoSQL
5 3 (15.00%) Apple iOS
5 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
5 3 (15.00%) Big Data
6 2 (10.00%) DevOps
6 2 (10.00%) Performance Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Load Testing
6 2 (10.00%) SoapUI
6 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (10.00%) Manual Testing
6 2 (10.00%) System Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Objective-C
6 2 (10.00%) Regression Testing
6 2 (10.00%) TDD
6 2 (10.00%) Retail
6 2 (10.00%) Mathematics
6 2 (10.00%) FitNesse
6 2 (10.00%) Logistics

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 (5.00%) CMS
1 1 (5.00%) WordPress
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) NoSQL
1 3 (15.00%) Big Data
2 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.00%) Riak
2 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Selenium
1 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (10.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (10.00%) FitNesse
2 2 (10.00%) Eclipse
2 2 (10.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (10.00%) JMeter
3 1 (5.00%) Bugzilla
3 1 (5.00%) Subversion
3 1 (5.00%) JIRA
3 1 (5.00%) TeamCity
3 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.00%) MSTest
3 1 (5.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (5.00%) Hudson
General
1 2 (10.00%) Retail
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Aerospace
2 1 (5.00%) Legal
2 1 (5.00%) Publishing
2 1 (5.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Tester
2 4 (20.00%) Software Tester
3 3 (15.00%) QA Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Coordinator
4 2 (10.00%) Test Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) QA Tester
4 2 (10.00%) Data Scientist
5 1 (5.00%) Graduate
5 1 (5.00%) PHP Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Junior Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Leader
5 1 (5.00%) Senior QA Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Junior Software Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Automation Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Automation Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) Web Services
2 2 (10.00%) HTML
2 2 (10.00%) CSS
2 2 (10.00%) SOAP
3 1 (5.00%) XML
3 1 (5.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (5.00%) Social Media
2 1 (5.00%) Digital Media
2 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.00%) NHS
2 1 (5.00%) Mobile Games
2 1 (5.00%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Android
1 3 (15.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Scrum
5 2 (10.00%) TDD
5 2 (10.00%) Logistics
5 2 (10.00%) Automated Testing
5 2 (10.00%) SOA
5 2 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (10.00%) Manual Testing
5 2 (10.00%) System Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Performance Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Load Testing
5 2 (10.00%) DevOps
6 1 (5.00%) Rapid Prototyping
6 1 (5.00%) Waterfall
6 1 (5.00%) BDD
6 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) Java
2 3 (15.00%) Erlang
3 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.00%) PHP
3 2 (10.00%) SQL
3 2 (10.00%) Objective-C
4 1 (5.00%) Ruby
4 1 (5.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) ISEB
2 3 (15.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle
1 1 (5.00%) Facebook
1 1 (5.00%) Twitter
Bath, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 to £22000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
UKHO
Salary: £37,935 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Somerset
The UK Hydrographic Office
Posted: 22 hours ago
Somerset
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire, Oxford, Bristol, Bath,...
XIST4 IT LIMITED
Salary: £35-45,000 + Great Bens
Posted: 11 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire, Oxford, Bristol, Bath,...
XIST4 IT LIMITED
Salary: £30-35,000 + Great Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Somerset
Huxley Associates
Salary: £32000 per annum + benifits
Posted: 26 days ago