The first table below looks at the demand for the Software Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Somerset region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 68 55 60
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 10 5 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 1.25% 0.89% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.32% 0.92% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 10 5 5
Average salary £30,000 £38,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.05% +38.18%
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £30,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.09%
Job Titles Category
Somerset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
758 543 550
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 95.11% 96.45% 99.28%
Number of salaries quoted 683 461 505
Average salary £35,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Software Tester
South West

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester in the job title across the Somerset region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 1 August 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
Bath -12 9 £30,000 -21.05% 1
Taunton - 1 £20,000 -
Software Tester
South West

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the Somerset region that cited Software Tester in their job title 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 with Software Tester in their job title.

1 8 (57.14%) Web Testing
1 8 (57.14%) Automated Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Software Testing
2 4 (28.57%) QA
3 3 (21.43%) ISEB
4 2 (14.29%) LoadRunner
4 2 (14.29%) Retail
4 2 (14.29%) Selenium
4 2 (14.29%) FitNesse
4 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Load Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 2 (14.29%) JMeter
4 2 (14.29%) SOAP
4 2 (14.29%) Web Services
4 2 (14.29%) Java
4 2 (14.29%) SOA
4 2 (14.29%) Eclipse
4 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
4 2 (14.29%) SoapUI
4 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
5 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
5 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
5 1 (7.14%) Degree
5 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
5 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Android
5 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
5 1 (7.14%) Open Source

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the Somerset region that cited Software Tester in their job title 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 with Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) LoadRunner
1 2 (14.29%) Selenium
1 2 (14.29%) FitNesse
1 2 (14.29%) JMeter
1 2 (14.29%) Eclipse
1 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
1 2 (14.29%) SoapUI
1 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.14%) Subversion
General
1 2 (14.29%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) SOAP
1 2 (14.29%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
1 1 (7.14%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
1 1 (7.14%) Android
1 1 (7.14%) UNIX
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Web Testing
1 8 (57.14%) Automated Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Load Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
3 2 (14.29%) SOA
4 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
4 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Scrum
4 1 (7.14%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) QA
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