The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 41 54 67
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +13
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 19 12 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 3.82% 2.10% 1.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.43% 2.56% 2.08%
Number of salaries quoted 19 10 9
Average salary £38,000 £31,250 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.60% -34.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,400 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,750 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
Software Testing
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Somerset region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Somerset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
429 468 577
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 86.14% 81.82% 84.48%
Number of salaries quoted 376 386 540
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Somerset region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Somerset

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

Software Testing Salary Trend in Somerset

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Somerset

Software Testing
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 Testing within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. 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 -4 9 £45,000 +50.00%
Clevedon - 3 £25,000 -
Taunton - 2 £38,500 -
Software Testing
South West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Somerset region citing Software Testing 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 Software Testing.

1 38 (76.00%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (56.00%) Degree
3 27 (54.00%) C#
4 25 (50.00%) Manufacturing
4 25 (50.00%) Mathematics
4 25 (50.00%) Computer Science
4 25 (50.00%) Software Engineering
5 14 (28.00%) ISEB
6 13 (26.00%) Logistics
6 13 (26.00%) WCF
6 13 (26.00%) WPF
7 12 (24.00%) ISTQB
7 12 (24.00%) Client/Server
7 12 (24.00%) C++
8 11 (22.00%) C
8 11 (22.00%) Test Management
8 11 (22.00%) Test Automation
9 10 (20.00%) QA
10 9 (18.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 8 (16.00%) Waterfall
11 8 (16.00%) Scrum
11 8 (16.00%) Line Management
12 7 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (14.00%) Security Cleared
12 7 (14.00%) Security Testing
13 5 (10.00%) Performance Testing
13 5 (10.00%) Load Testing
13 5 (10.00%) CAPA
13 5 (10.00%) SC Cleared
14 3 (6.00%) Team Foundation Server

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Somerset region citing Software Testing 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 Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (4.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (6.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (2.00%) Selenium
General
1 25 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.00%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 25 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 24 (48.00%) C# Software Engineer
3 18 (36.00%) Senior Software Engineer
3 18 (36.00%) Senior C# Software Engineer
4 10 (20.00%) Analyst
4 10 (20.00%) Tester
4 10 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 10 (20.00%) Software Tester
5 7 (14.00%) Senior Analyst
5 7 (14.00%) Senior Test Analyst
6 5 (10.00%) Test Manager
7 4 (8.00%) Junior
7 4 (8.00%) Graduate
7 4 (8.00%) QA Manager
7 4 (8.00%) Junior Tester
7 4 (8.00%) Graduate Software Engineer
7 4 (8.00%) Junior Software Tester
8 2 (4.00%) Testing Manager
8 2 (4.00%) QA Test Manager
9 1 (2.00%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (26.00%) WCF
1 13 (26.00%) WPF
2 1 (2.00%) .NET
2 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 25 (50.00%) Mathematics
1 25 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 12 (24.00%) Client/Server
3 7 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (76.00%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 13 (26.00%) Logistics
4 11 (22.00%) Test Management
4 11 (22.00%) Test Automation
5 8 (16.00%) Waterfall
5 8 (16.00%) Line Management
5 8 (16.00%) Scrum
6 7 (14.00%) Security Testing
7 5 (10.00%) Performance Testing
7 5 (10.00%) Load Testing
7 5 (10.00%) CAPA
8 3 (6.00%) Manual Testing
9 2 (4.00%) BDD
9 2 (4.00%) Test Scripting
9 2 (4.00%) Regression Testing
9 2 (4.00%) Automated Testing
10 1 (2.00%) Penetration Testing
10 1 (2.00%) Migration
10 1 (2.00%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 27 (54.00%) C#
2 12 (24.00%) C++
3 11 (22.00%) C
4 2 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (56.00%) Degree
2 14 (28.00%) ISEB
3 12 (24.00%) ISTQB
4 9 (18.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (14.00%) Security Cleared
6 5 (10.00%) SC Cleared
7 2 (4.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (4.00%) Microsoft