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 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 50 71 62
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -9
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 23 9 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 3.73% 1.29% 1.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.40% 1.61% 2.04%
Number of salaries quoted 23 7 9
Average salary £31,500 £29,712 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.01% -37.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,902 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £30,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.98%
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
523 559 491
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 84.76% 80.43% 80.10%
Number of salaries quoted 459 486 458
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,469
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £25,000 £25,508
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
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 17 December 2014.

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 17 December 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 +20 15 £35,000 +16.66% 3
Taunton +3 3 £31,000 +11.48%
Yeovil - 1 £25,000 -
Clevedon - 1 £25,000 -
Software Testing
South West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 39 (70.91%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (58.18%) C#
3 30 (54.55%) Degree
4 28 (50.91%) Manufacturing
4 28 (50.91%) Software Engineering
4 28 (50.91%) Mathematics
4 28 (50.91%) Computer Science
5 21 (38.18%) C++
5 21 (38.18%) ISEB
6 20 (36.36%) C
6 20 (36.36%) ISTQB
7 19 (34.55%) Waterfall
8 18 (32.73%) Line Management
9 16 (29.09%) Test Automation
10 15 (27.27%) QA
11 14 (25.45%) Test Management
12 13 (23.64%) Client/Server
12 13 (23.64%) Scrum
12 13 (23.64%) Logistics
12 13 (23.64%) WCF
12 13 (23.64%) WPF
13 12 (21.82%) Security Cleared
14 11 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 9 (16.36%) Windows
15 9 (16.36%) CAD
15 9 (16.36%) Security Testing
16 8 (14.55%) Migration
17 7 (12.73%) Performance Testing
17 7 (12.73%) Load Testing
18 6 (10.91%) Analytical Skills

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 4 (7.27%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 5 (9.09%) Visual Studio
1 5 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (7.27%) SpecFlow
General
1 28 (50.91%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.82%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 28 (50.91%) Software Engineer
2 19 (34.55%) C# Software Engineer
3 14 (25.45%) Senior C# Software Engineer
3 14 (25.45%) Senior Software Engineer
4 12 (21.82%) Analyst
4 12 (21.82%) Test Analyst
5 11 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
5 11 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
6 9 (16.36%) QA Manager
6 9 (16.36%) Test Manager
7 7 (12.73%) Testing Manager
8 6 (10.91%) Software Tester
8 6 (10.91%) Tester
9 3 (5.45%) Junior
9 3 (5.45%) Graduate
9 3 (5.45%) Junior Tester
9 3 (5.45%) Junior Software Tester
9 3 (5.45%) Graduate Software Engineer
10 1 (1.82%) QA Test Manager
10 1 (1.82%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (23.64%) WCF
1 13 (23.64%) WPF
2 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.82%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 28 (50.91%) Mathematics
1 28 (50.91%) Computer Science
2 13 (23.64%) Client/Server
3 6 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.36%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (70.91%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (50.91%) Software Engineering
3 19 (34.55%) Waterfall
4 18 (32.73%) Line Management
5 16 (29.09%) Test Automation
6 14 (25.45%) Test Management
7 13 (23.64%) Scrum
7 13 (23.64%) Logistics
8 9 (16.36%) CAD
8 9 (16.36%) Security Testing
9 8 (14.55%) Migration
10 7 (12.73%) Performance Testing
10 7 (12.73%) Load Testing
11 4 (7.27%) BDD
12 2 (3.64%) Manual Testing
12 2 (3.64%) Performance Management
12 2 (3.64%) CAPA
12 2 (3.64%) Continuous Improvement
12 2 (3.64%) Integration Testing
13 1 (1.82%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (58.18%) C#
2 21 (38.18%) C++
3 20 (36.36%) C
4 4 (7.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (54.55%) Degree
2 21 (38.18%) ISEB
3 20 (36.36%) ISTQB
4 12 (21.82%) Security Cleared
5 11 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (5.45%) SC Cleared
7 2 (3.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (27.27%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (7.27%) Microsoft
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