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 10 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 68 64 67
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 4 9 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 0.68% 1.43% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 1.46% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 4 9 5
Median salary £32,500 £25,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+30.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,900 £24,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £37,500 £28,900
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,750 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +0.76%
Software Tester
South West

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
576 618 649
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 97.79% 98.41% 97.01%
Number of salaries quoted 475 549 557
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 10 December 2016.

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 10 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Street - 2 £32,500 -
Bath +7 1 £37,500 +87.50%
Yeovil -2 1 £24,500 -21.60%
Software Tester
South West

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, 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 (55.56%) Selenium
2 9 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 9 (50.00%) Python
2 9 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 8 (44.44%) Automated Testing
3 8 (44.44%) Software Testing
3 8 (44.44%) Unit Testing
4 7 (38.89%) Digital Media
4 7 (38.89%) Telecoms
4 7 (38.89%) QA
5 6 (33.33%) Case Management
5 6 (33.33%) System Testing
5 6 (33.33%) Project Management
5 6 (33.33%) Degree
5 6 (33.33%) Computer Science
6 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (5.56%) Test Automation
7 1 (5.56%) SaaS
7 1 (5.56%) MSTest
7 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
7 1 (5.56%) Finance
7 1 (5.56%) B2B
7 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
7 1 (5.56%) ISEB
7 1 (5.56%) SQL
7 1 (5.56%) .NET
7 1 (5.56%) Windows
7 1 (5.56%) Linux
7 1 (5.56%) 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 10 (55.56%) Selenium
2 9 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.56%) JIRA
3 1 (5.56%) MSTest
3 1 (5.56%) SpecFlow
3 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (38.89%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Digital Media
2 6 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.56%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Automated Testing
1 8 (44.44%) Software Testing
1 8 (44.44%) Unit Testing
2 6 (33.33%) Case Management
2 6 (33.33%) Project Management
2 6 (33.33%) System Testing
3 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.56%) Automation Testing
4 1 (5.56%) B2B
4 1 (5.56%) Test Automation
4 1 (5.56%) Test Planning
4 1 (5.56%) Test Scripting
4 1 (5.56%) User Stories
4 1 (5.56%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 9 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (5.56%) C#
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) ISEB
2 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (38.89%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft