The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 1 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
South West / Somerset
Rank 68 42 44
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +2
Permanent jobs citing QA 14 32 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 2.23% 5.19% 4.41%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.15% 43.24% 34.92%
Number of salaries quoted 14 31 15
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £53,500 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
41 74 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 6.54% 11.99% 12.63%
Number of salaries quoted 37 51 48
Median salary £38,500 £35,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,125 £30,000 £22,200
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £44,500 £46,750
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-3.40% +3.52%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

The demand trend of job ads across the Somerset region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 March 2017.

QA Salary Histogram in Somerset

QA
Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 1 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bath -4 11 £42,500 +17.24% 2
Taunton -1 1 £37,500 +15.38%
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 1 March 2017, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Somerset region with a requirement for QA.

1 11 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 8 (33.33%) Scrum
4 7 (29.17%) Selenium
5 6 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 6 (25.00%) SDLC
6 5 (20.83%) Test Strategy
6 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
7 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (16.67%) System Testing
7 4 (16.67%) BDD
7 4 (16.67%) Software Testing
7 4 (16.67%) ISTQB
7 4 (16.67%) Java
7 4 (16.67%) Windows
7 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
7 4 (16.67%) Test Planning
7 4 (16.67%) Mentoring
7 4 (16.67%) Coaching
8 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (12.50%) QA Automation
8 3 (12.50%) Oracle
8 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
8 3 (12.50%) C#
8 3 (12.50%) .NET
8 3 (12.50%) MS Office
8 3 (12.50%) Finance
8 3 (12.50%) OO
8 3 (12.50%) Automated Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.17%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (12.50%) MS Office
3 1 (4.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (8.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) DNS
2 1 (4.17%) Firewall
2 1 (4.17%) LAN
2 1 (4.17%) NAS
2 1 (4.17%) SAN
2 1 (4.17%) VoIP
2 1 (4.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (8.33%) RDBMS
2 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.17%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (4.17%) BusinessObjects Dashboards
3 1 (4.17%) Data Mining
3 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (29.17%) Selenium
2 2 (8.33%) Cucumber
2 2 (8.33%) JBehave
2 2 (8.33%) JUnit
2 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.17%) JIRA
3 1 (4.17%) JMeter
3 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
3 1 (4.17%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Advertising
2 1 (4.17%) Law
2 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Developer
2 5 (20.83%) Test Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Test Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Test Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) .NET Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Business Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Junior
5 2 (8.33%) Junior .NET Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Junior Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Software Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Junior Software Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Junior VB.NET Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior QA Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) .NET
2 2 (8.33%) WinForms
3 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.17%) ADO.NET
3 1 (4.17%) COM
3 1 (4.17%) CSS
3 1 (4.17%) DHTML
3 1 (4.17%) HTML
3 1 (4.17%) J2EE
3 1 (4.17%) LINQ
3 1 (4.17%) ODBC
3 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Linux
2 2 (8.33%) Unix
3 1 (4.17%) Android
3 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 8 (33.33%) Scrum
4 6 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 6 (25.00%) SDLC
5 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
5 5 (20.83%) Test Strategy
6 4 (16.67%) BDD
6 4 (16.67%) Coaching
6 4 (16.67%) Mentoring
6 4 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 4 (16.67%) System Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Test Planning
6 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Automated Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (12.50%) OO
7 3 (12.50%) QA Automation
8 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
8 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) Java
2 3 (12.50%) C#
3 2 (8.33%) Bash Shell
3 2 (8.33%) Python
3 2 (8.33%) VB.NET
4 1 (4.17%) PHP
4 1 (4.17%) Progress 4GL
4 1 (4.17%) SQL
4 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle
3 2 (8.33%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.17%) Cisco
4 1 (4.17%) Progress
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