The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Somerset region that had Software Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Tester
South West / Somerset
Rank 66 73 57
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 5 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 0.88% 0.49% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 0.50% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 3
Median salary £37,500 £25,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Somerset region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Somerset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
553 601 500
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 97.88% 98.36% 97.66%
Number of salaries quoted 461 531 449
Median salary £40,000 £37,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,800 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

The demand trend of job ads across the Somerset region that featured Software Tester in the job title.

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester across the Somerset region.

Software Tester Salary Trend in Somerset

Software Tester
Salary Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Tester across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017.

Software Tester Salary Histogram in Somerset

Software Tester
Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 18 January 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 +7 4 £37,500 +87.50% 2
Yeovil +3 1 £26,500 -15.20%
Software Tester
South West

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, Software Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Somerset region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 10 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 6 (40.00%) Project Management
2 6 (40.00%) Degree
2 6 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 6 (40.00%) Selenium
2 6 (40.00%) System Testing
2 6 (40.00%) Case Management
3 5 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 5 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 5 (33.33%) Python
4 3 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (13.33%) Digital Media
5 2 (13.33%) Test Planning
5 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
5 2 (13.33%) HTTP
5 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (13.33%) ISEB
5 2 (13.33%) Web Services
5 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
5 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (13.33%) QA
5 2 (13.33%) JIRA
6 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
6 1 (6.67%) Wealth Management
6 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (6.67%) C#

Software Tester Skill Set
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:

Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Selenium
2 5 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (13.33%) JIRA
4 1 (6.67%) MSTest
4 1 (6.67%) SpecFlow
4 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (13.33%) Digital Media
3 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 6 (40.00%) Case Management
2 6 (40.00%) Project Management
2 6 (40.00%) System Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Test Planning
6 1 (6.67%) Automation Testing
6 1 (6.67%) B2B
6 1 (6.67%) OO
6 1 (6.67%) Process Improvement
6 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
6 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 5 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (6.67%) C#
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) ISEB
2 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
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