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

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 55 55 57
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Permanent jobs citing QA 18 9 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 2.41% 1.61% 1.77%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.08% 24.32% 23.40%
Number of salaries quoted 13 7 9
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 £21,800 £31,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £43,500 £50,000
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 37 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 10.43% 6.61% 7.57%
Number of salaries quoted 63 29 45
Average salary £33,500 £41,250 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.78% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £23,000 £22,300
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £51,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 October 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 1 October 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 +1 5 £29,712 -22.32% 2
Bath -14 3 £20,000 -36.50%
Street - 2 £45,000 -
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 14 (53.85%) Software Testing
2 13 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (50.00%) Scrum
2 13 (50.00%) ISEB
3 12 (46.15%) Waterfall
4 11 (42.31%) Line Management
4 11 (42.31%) ISTQB
5 9 (34.62%) Security Cleared
6 7 (26.92%) Test Automation
6 7 (26.92%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (26.92%) Migration
6 7 (26.92%) SQL
7 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
7 6 (23.08%) Test Management
8 5 (19.23%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (19.23%) BDD
8 5 (19.23%) SpecFlow
8 5 (19.23%) C#
9 4 (15.38%) Visual Studio
9 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
9 4 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (15.38%) Apple iOS
9 4 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (15.38%) Android
9 4 (15.38%) Manual Testing
10 3 (11.54%) Degree
10 3 (11.54%) Project Management
10 3 (11.54%) Web Services
10 3 (11.54%) Java
11 2 (7.69%) SAP

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (3.85%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) LDAP
1 2 (7.69%) DHCP
1 2 (7.69%) FTP
1 2 (7.69%) Internet
1 2 (7.69%) SAN
1 2 (7.69%) DNS
1 2 (7.69%) Firewall
1 2 (7.69%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (3.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) NoSQL
1 1 (3.85%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) SpecFlow
2 4 (15.38%) Visual Studio
2 4 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.85%) WebDriver
3 1 (3.85%) TeamCity
3 1 (3.85%) Selenium
3 1 (3.85%) JIRA
3 1 (3.85%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.85%) Hudson
3 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.85%) Bugzilla
General
1 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.85%) Publishing
1 1 (3.85%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) QA Manager
1 7 (26.92%) Test Manager
2 6 (23.08%) Test Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) Testing Manager
3 4 (15.38%) Tester
3 4 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Junior Software Tester
4 3 (11.54%) QA Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Junior Tester
4 3 (11.54%) Software Tester
4 3 (11.54%) Junior
5 2 (7.69%) IT Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Automation Tester
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Automation Tester
6 1 (3.85%) Data Scientist
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Leader
6 1 (3.85%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) Web Services
2 1 (3.85%) CSS
2 1 (3.85%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) Streaming Video
3 1 (3.85%) Social Media
3 1 (3.85%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.85%) User Experience
3 1 (3.85%) Digital Media
3 1 (3.85%) e-Health
3 1 (3.85%) Mobile Games
3 1 (3.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Apple iOS
1 4 (15.38%) Android
2 2 (7.69%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) Linux
2 2 (7.69%) Windows XP
2 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (7.69%) Mac OS X
2 2 (7.69%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (53.85%) Software Testing
2 13 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (50.00%) Scrum
3 12 (46.15%) Waterfall
4 11 (42.31%) Line Management
5 7 (26.92%) Test Automation
5 7 (26.92%) Migration
6 6 (23.08%) Test Management
7 5 (19.23%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (19.23%) BDD
8 4 (15.38%) Manual Testing
9 3 (11.54%) Project Management
10 2 (7.69%) Automated Testing
10 2 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (7.69%) Software Licensing
10 2 (7.69%) System Testing
10 2 (7.69%) Performance Management
10 2 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
11 1 (3.85%) Rapid Prototyping
11 1 (3.85%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) SQL
2 5 (19.23%) C#
3 3 (11.54%) Java
4 2 (7.69%) Objective-C
5 1 (3.85%) Erlang
5 1 (3.85%) Ruby
5 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (50.00%) ISEB
2 11 (42.31%) ISTQB
3 9 (34.62%) Security Cleared
4 4 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (11.54%) Degree
6 1 (3.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Kerio MailServer
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Nagios
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) SAP
2 2 (7.69%) HP
2 2 (7.69%) Apple
2 2 (7.69%) NEC
2 2 (7.69%) Mitel
2 2 (7.69%) SonicWALL
2 2 (7.69%) ProCurve
2 2 (7.69%) Infor
2 2 (7.69%) Kerio
3 1 (3.85%) Facebook
3 1 (3.85%) Twitter
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