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 10 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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 73 49 54
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +5
Permanent jobs citing QA 10 10 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 1.22% 1.74% 1.59%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 17.86% 20.00% 21.62%
Number of salaries quoted 9 5 8
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 £33,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £45,400 £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
56 50 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 6.80% 8.71% 7.34%
Number of salaries quoted 39 44 33
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £41,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% -16.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,400 £21,200 £20,050
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £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 10 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 10 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 -34.66% 2
Street -16 2 £57,500 -
Taunton -11 1 £55,000 +42.85%
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 10 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 9 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (33.33%) ISEB
3 6 (25.00%) Java
3 6 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
4 5 (20.83%) Selenium
4 5 (20.83%) SQL
4 5 (20.83%) Web Services
5 4 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 3 (12.50%) HTML
6 3 (12.50%) CSS
6 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
6 3 (12.50%) Erlang
6 3 (12.50%) Android
6 3 (12.50%) Degree
6 3 (12.50%) Cucumber
6 3 (12.50%) NoSQL
6 3 (12.50%) Apple iOS
6 3 (12.50%) Big Data
6 3 (12.50%) Jenkins
6 3 (12.50%) Automation Testing
7 2 (8.33%) DevOps
7 2 (8.33%) System Testing
7 2 (8.33%) SoapUI
7 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (8.33%) TDD
7 2 (8.33%) Retail
7 2 (8.33%) Logistics
7 2 (8.33%) Mathematics
7 2 (8.33%) FitNesse

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 10 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 (4.17%) NetWeaver
1 1 (4.17%) CMS
1 1 (4.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Photoshop
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.17%) Adobe Illustrator
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 3 (12.50%) NoSQL
1 3 (12.50%) Big Data
2 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.17%) Riak
2 1 (4.17%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (4.17%) SAP BW
2 1 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Selenium
2 3 (12.50%) Cucumber
2 3 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 2 (8.33%) SoapUI
3 2 (8.33%) FitNesse
3 2 (8.33%) Eclipse
3 2 (8.33%) LoadRunner
3 2 (8.33%) JMeter
4 1 (4.17%) Bugzilla
4 1 (4.17%) Subversion
4 1 (4.17%) JIRA
4 1 (4.17%) TeamCity
4 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
4 1 (4.17%) MSTest
4 1 (4.17%) SpecFlow
4 1 (4.17%) Hudson
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
1 2 (8.33%) Retail
2 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.17%) Aerospace
2 1 (4.17%) Legal
2 1 (4.17%) Publishing
2 1 (4.17%) Games
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Analyst
1 5 (20.83%) Test Analyst
2 4 (16.67%) Tester
2 4 (16.67%) Software Tester
3 3 (12.50%) Developer
3 3 (12.50%) QA Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Data Scientist
4 2 (8.33%) QA Tester
4 2 (8.33%) Test Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Coordinator
5 1 (4.17%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Junior
5 1 (4.17%) Web Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) QA Manager
5 1 (4.17%) SAP Basis Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) SAP Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) PHP Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) Web Services
2 3 (12.50%) HTML
2 3 (12.50%) CSS
3 2 (8.33%) SOAP
4 1 (4.17%) .NET
4 1 (4.17%) XML
4 1 (4.17%) XSLT
4 1 (4.17%) Flash
4 1 (4.17%) EDI
4 1 (4.17%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Replication
1 2 (8.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (4.17%) Social Media
2 1 (4.17%) Digital Media
2 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.17%) e-Health
2 1 (4.17%) Animation
2 1 (4.17%) NHS
2 1 (4.17%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Android
1 3 (12.50%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
4 4 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Automation Testing
6 2 (8.33%) DevOps
6 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (8.33%) Performance Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Load Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Scrum
6 2 (8.33%) System Testing
6 2 (8.33%) SOA
6 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (8.33%) TDD
6 2 (8.33%) Logistics
7 1 (4.17%) Automated Testing
7 1 (4.17%) Strategic Planning
7 1 (4.17%) Project Planning
7 1 (4.17%) Web Development
7 1 (4.17%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) Java
2 5 (20.83%) SQL
3 3 (12.50%) Erlang
4 2 (8.33%) C#
4 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.33%) PHP
4 2 (8.33%) Objective-C
5 1 (4.17%) VB6
5 1 (4.17%) Ruby
5 1 (4.17%) VB
5 1 (4.17%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.17%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 8 (33.33%) ISEB
2 3 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (4.17%) Business Objects
2 1 (4.17%) SAP
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) Facebook
2 1 (4.17%) Twitter
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