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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 45 71 47
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -24
Permanent jobs citing QA 20 9 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 3.61% 1.32% 3.15%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 45.45% 13.64% 35.00%
Number of salaries quoted 15 9 18
Average salary £32,500 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.16% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £22,900 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £49,000 £40,100
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £39,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.41% +2.63%
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
44 66 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 7.94% 9.65% 9.00%
Number of salaries quoted 38 56 56
Average salary £32,500 £47,500 £37,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.57% +27.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £22,550 £29,200
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £58,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 1 May 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 1 May 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
Yeovil +12 9 £40,000 +45.45%
Bath +16 6 £21,000 -41.66%
Taunton - 3 £32,500 - 1
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 11 (34.38%) .NET
2 10 (31.25%) HTML
2 10 (31.25%) JavaScript
2 10 (31.25%) CSS
2 10 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (28.13%) SC Cleared
3 9 (28.13%) Security Cleared
4 8 (25.00%) SQL
5 7 (21.88%) UNIX
5 7 (21.88%) Windows
5 7 (21.88%) Linux
5 7 (21.88%) Military
5 7 (21.88%) MVC
5 7 (21.88%) Legal
5 7 (21.88%) Logistics
5 7 (21.88%) Software Testing
5 7 (21.88%) jQuery
5 7 (21.88%) DV Cleared
5 7 (21.88%) KnockoutJS
5 7 (21.88%) User Experience
6 6 (18.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 6 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (18.75%) ISTQB
6 6 (18.75%) ISEB
6 6 (18.75%) ASP.NET
7 5 (15.63%) Scrum
7 5 (15.63%) Manual Testing
7 5 (15.63%) Test Automation
8 4 (12.50%) Degree
8 4 (12.50%) Selenium

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) WhereScape RED
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (6.25%) Data Mining
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Selenium
2 3 (9.38%) Visual Studio
3 2 (6.25%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.25%) SpecFlow
3 2 (6.25%) Hudson
3 2 (6.25%) SoapUI
3 2 (6.25%) TeamCity
4 1 (3.13%) JIRA
General
1 7 (21.88%) Military
1 7 (21.88%) Legal
2 2 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Developer
2 7 (21.88%) Applications Support
3 6 (18.75%) Software Tester
3 6 (18.75%) Analyst
3 6 (18.75%) Software Developer
3 6 (18.75%) Tester
4 5 (15.63%) Test Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) QA Manager
5 4 (12.50%) Test Manager
6 3 (9.38%) Junior
6 3 (9.38%) Graduate
6 3 (9.38%) Junior Tester
6 3 (9.38%) Junior Software Tester
6 3 (9.38%) Automated Tester
7 2 (6.25%) Testing Manager
7 2 (6.25%) QA Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) QA Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 2 (6.25%) QA Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (34.38%) .NET
2 10 (31.25%) HTML
2 10 (31.25%) CSS
3 7 (21.88%) jQuery
3 7 (21.88%) KnockoutJS
4 6 (18.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 6 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (18.75%) ASP.NET
5 3 (9.38%) XML
5 3 (9.38%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.88%) UNIX
1 7 (21.88%) Windows
1 7 (21.88%) Linux
2 3 (9.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (21.88%) MVC
2 7 (21.88%) Logistics
2 7 (21.88%) Software Testing
3 5 (15.63%) Scrum
3 5 (15.63%) Manual Testing
3 5 (15.63%) Test Automation
4 4 (12.50%) Test Management
5 3 (9.38%) Project Management
5 3 (9.38%) Automated Testing
6 2 (6.25%) Analytics
6 2 (6.25%) BDD
6 2 (6.25%) Automation Testing
6 2 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (6.25%) System Testing
6 2 (6.25%) Dimensional Modelling
6 2 (6.25%) TDD
6 2 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (6.25%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (31.25%) JavaScript
2 8 (25.00%) SQL
3 3 (9.38%) C#
4 2 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (28.13%) SC Cleared
1 9 (28.13%) Security Cleared
2 7 (21.88%) DV Cleared
3 6 (18.75%) ISTQB
3 6 (18.75%) ISEB
4 4 (12.50%) Degree
5 2 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (6.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Vendors
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle
1 2 (6.25%) Business Objects
Taunton
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 13 days ago