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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 56 52 59
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +7
Permanent jobs citing QA 19 9 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 2.43% 1.65% 1.44%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.35% 25.71% 18.37%
Number of salaries quoted 13 7 7
Average salary £29,712 £37,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.69% -3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £31,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £43,500 £43,250
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
85 35 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 10.87% 6.40% 7.85%
Number of salaries quoted 61 29 47
Average salary £32,500 £41,250 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.21% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £23,000 £20,700
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,300
% change year-on-year
- -0.74%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
Taunton -5 5 £29,712 -22.32% 1
Bath -16 4 £29,000 -7.93% 1
Street - 2 £45,000 -
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (46.43%) ISEB
1 13 (46.43%) Scrum
1 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (46.43%) Software Testing
2 12 (42.86%) Waterfall
3 11 (39.29%) Line Management
3 11 (39.29%) ISTQB
4 9 (32.14%) Security Cleared
5 8 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (28.57%) Migration
5 8 (28.57%) SQL
6 7 (25.00%) Test Automation
7 6 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (21.43%) Test Management
7 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
8 5 (17.86%) C#
8 5 (17.86%) BDD
8 5 (17.86%) SpecFlow
9 4 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (14.29%) Apple iOS
9 4 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (14.29%) Android
9 4 (14.29%) Visual Studio
9 4 (14.29%) Web Services
9 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
10 3 (10.71%) Project Management
10 3 (10.71%) Linux
10 3 (10.71%) Java
10 3 (10.71%) Manual Testing
10 3 (10.71%) Degree

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (3.57%) CMS
1 1 (3.57%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) LDAP
1 2 (7.14%) DHCP
1 2 (7.14%) FTP
1 2 (7.14%) HTTP
1 2 (7.14%) DNS
1 2 (7.14%) SAN
1 2 (7.14%) Internet
1 2 (7.14%) Firewall
1 2 (7.14%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) NoSQL
1 2 (7.14%) Big Data
2 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) SpecFlow
2 4 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 4 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.57%) WebDriver
3 1 (3.57%) MSTest
3 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.57%) Hudson
3 1 (3.57%) Bugzilla
3 1 (3.57%) JIRA
3 1 (3.57%) Selenium
3 1 (3.57%) TeamCity
3 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.57%) Publishing
1 1 (3.57%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Test Manager
1 7 (25.00%) QA Manager
2 6 (21.43%) Test Analyst
2 6 (21.43%) Testing Manager
2 6 (21.43%) Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) QA Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Tester
5 2 (7.14%) Junior
5 2 (7.14%) Developer
5 2 (7.14%) IT Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Junior Tester
5 2 (7.14%) Software Tester
5 2 (7.14%) Test Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Junior Software Tester
5 2 (7.14%) Data Scientist
6 1 (3.57%) Automation Tester
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Automation Tester
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) Web Services
2 2 (7.14%) HTML
2 2 (7.14%) CSS
3 1 (3.57%) XML
3 1 (3.57%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.14%) Streaming Video
2 2 (7.14%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.57%) Social Media
3 1 (3.57%) Digital Media
3 1 (3.57%) User Experience
3 1 (3.57%) e-Health
3 1 (3.57%) NHS
3 1 (3.57%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) Android
1 4 (14.29%) Apple iOS
2 3 (10.71%) Linux
3 2 (7.14%) Windows XP
3 2 (7.14%) Mac OS X
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (7.14%) Mac OS X Server
3 2 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) Scrum
1 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (46.43%) Software Testing
2 12 (42.86%) Waterfall
3 11 (39.29%) Line Management
4 8 (28.57%) Migration
5 7 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 6 (21.43%) Test Management
6 6 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (17.86%) BDD
8 3 (10.71%) Manual Testing
8 3 (10.71%) Project Management
9 2 (7.14%) Automated Testing
9 2 (7.14%) System Testing
9 2 (7.14%) Performance Management
9 2 (7.14%) Test Scripting
9 2 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (7.14%) Software Licensing
9 2 (7.14%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) SQL
2 5 (17.86%) C#
3 3 (10.71%) Java
4 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.14%) PHP
4 2 (7.14%) Objective-C
4 2 (7.14%) Erlang
5 1 (3.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (46.43%) ISEB
2 11 (39.29%) ISTQB
3 9 (32.14%) Security Cleared
4 4 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (10.71%) Degree
6 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Kerio MailServer
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) Nagios
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) HP
2 2 (7.14%) Apple
2 2 (7.14%) NEC
2 2 (7.14%) Mitel
2 2 (7.14%) SonicWALL
2 2 (7.14%) ProCurve
2 2 (7.14%) Infor
2 2 (7.14%) Kerio
2 2 (7.14%) SAP
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) Facebook
3 1 (3.57%) Twitter
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