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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 62 45 57
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +12
Permanent jobs citing QA 17 10 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 2.26% 1.92% 1.48%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 21.79% 28.57% 16.07%
Number of salaries quoted 11 8 7
Average salary £30,000 £37,250 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.46% +30.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £31,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £46,500 £41,250
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
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
78 35 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 10.36% 6.73% 9.20%
Number of salaries quoted 55 29 51
Average salary £32,500 £38,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.12% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £22,500 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -10 5 £29,000 -7.93% 2
Taunton -10 3 £29,712 -22.32% 1
Street - 1 £50,000 -
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 13 (48.15%) ISEB
1 13 (48.15%) Software Testing
2 11 (40.74%) Scrum
3 10 (37.04%) ISTQB
3 10 (37.04%) Waterfall
4 8 (29.63%) Security Cleared
4 8 (29.63%) Migration
5 7 (25.93%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (25.93%) Test Automation
6 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (14.81%) SQL
7 4 (14.81%) Test Management
7 4 (14.81%) Test Scripting
8 3 (11.11%) Degree
8 3 (11.11%) C#
8 3 (11.11%) Java
8 3 (11.11%) NoSQL
8 3 (11.11%) SpecFlow
8 3 (11.11%) Big Data
8 3 (11.11%) BDD
8 3 (11.11%) Erlang
8 3 (11.11%) Manual Testing
9 2 (7.41%) System Testing
9 2 (7.41%) Performance Management
9 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (7.41%) Android
9 2 (7.41%) DevOps
9 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (7.41%) Apple iOS

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (3.70%) CMS
1 1 (3.70%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) NoSQL
1 3 (11.11%) Big Data
2 1 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.70%) Riak
2 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) SpecFlow
2 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (7.41%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.70%) Selenium
3 1 (3.70%) JIRA
3 1 (3.70%) Bugzilla
3 1 (3.70%) Hudson
3 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.70%) WebDriver
3 1 (3.70%) MSTest
3 1 (3.70%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
1 1 (3.70%) Aerospace
1 1 (3.70%) Legal
1 1 (3.70%) Publishing
1 1 (3.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) QA Manager
1 7 (25.93%) Test Manager
2 6 (22.22%) Testing Manager
3 5 (18.52%) Test Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Tester
5 3 (11.11%) QA Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Software Tester
5 3 (11.11%) Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Junior Software Tester
6 2 (7.41%) Data Scientist
6 2 (7.41%) Junior
6 2 (7.41%) Test Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Junior Tester
7 1 (3.70%) Technical Leader
7 1 (3.70%) Senior QA Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Web Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) HTML
1 2 (7.41%) CSS
1 2 (7.41%) Web Services
2 1 (3.70%) XML
2 1 (3.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Mathematics
2 1 (3.70%) e-Health
2 1 (3.70%) NHS
2 1 (3.70%) Mobile Games
2 1 (3.70%) Digital Media
2 1 (3.70%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Android
1 2 (7.41%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) Software Testing
2 11 (40.74%) Scrum
3 10 (37.04%) Waterfall
4 8 (29.63%) Migration
5 7 (25.93%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (25.93%) Test Automation
6 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (14.81%) Test Management
7 4 (14.81%) Test Scripting
8 3 (11.11%) BDD
8 3 (11.11%) Manual Testing
9 2 (7.41%) System Testing
9 2 (7.41%) Performance Management
9 2 (7.41%) DevOps
9 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (7.41%) Automated Testing
10 1 (3.70%) Strategic Planning
10 1 (3.70%) Web Development
10 1 (3.70%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) SQL
2 3 (11.11%) C#
2 3 (11.11%) Java
2 3 (11.11%) Erlang
3 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
3 2 (7.41%) PHP
3 2 (7.41%) Objective-C
4 1 (3.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (48.15%) ISEB
2 10 (37.04%) ISTQB
3 8 (29.63%) Security Cleared
4 3 (11.11%) Degree
5 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Vendors
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle
2 1 (3.70%) Facebook
2 1 (3.70%) Twitter
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