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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 44 49 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 32 9 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 4.15% 1.69% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.92% 2.15% -
Number of salaries quoted 27 7 0
Average salary £32,500 £40,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £33,750
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -0.74%
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
650 419 470
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 84.20% 78.61% 74.72%
Number of salaries quoted 520 388 443
Average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 -4 16 £32,500 -18.75% 5
Taunton -1 6 £29,712 -5.67%
Clevedon - 1 £25,000 -
Software Testing
South West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 30 (66.67%) C#
2 28 (62.22%) Degree
3 26 (57.78%) Software Engineering
3 26 (57.78%) Manufacturing
3 26 (57.78%) C++
3 26 (57.78%) Mathematics
3 26 (57.78%) Computer Science
4 25 (55.56%) C
5 20 (44.44%) CAD
5 20 (44.44%) Windows
5 20 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (33.33%) ISTQB
6 15 (33.33%) ISEB
6 15 (33.33%) Waterfall
6 15 (33.33%) Line Management
7 13 (28.89%) QA
8 11 (24.44%) Test Automation
8 11 (24.44%) Scrum
9 10 (22.22%) Test Management
10 9 (20.00%) Security Cleared
11 8 (17.78%) Migration
11 8 (17.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (13.33%) Client/Server
12 6 (13.33%) Logistics
12 6 (13.33%) WCF
12 6 (13.33%) WPF
13 5 (11.11%) Security Testing
13 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
14 4 (8.89%) OOD
14 4 (8.89%) Microsoft

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (8.89%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Visual Studio
1 4 (8.89%) SpecFlow
1 4 (8.89%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 26 (57.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (57.78%) Software Engineer
2 9 (20.00%) Analyst
2 9 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 8 (17.78%) Senior Analyst
3 8 (17.78%) Senior Test Analyst
4 7 (15.56%) QA Manager
4 7 (15.56%) Test Manager
5 6 (13.33%) C# Software Engineer
5 6 (13.33%) Testing Manager
6 5 (11.11%) Senior Software Engineer
6 5 (11.11%) Senior C# Software Engineer
7 4 (8.89%) C++ Software Engineer
7 4 (8.89%) Software Tester
7 4 (8.89%) Tester
8 3 (6.67%) Junior Software Tester
8 3 (6.67%) Junior
8 3 (6.67%) Junior Tester
9 2 (4.44%) Graduate
9 2 (4.44%) Graduate Software Engineer
10 1 (2.22%) Junior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.33%) WCF
1 6 (13.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 26 (57.78%) Mathematics
1 26 (57.78%) Computer Science
2 6 (13.33%) Client/Server
3 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 20 (44.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (57.78%) Software Engineering
2 20 (44.44%) CAD
2 20 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 15 (33.33%) Line Management
4 11 (24.44%) Test Automation
4 11 (24.44%) Scrum
5 10 (22.22%) Test Management
6 8 (17.78%) Migration
7 6 (13.33%) Logistics
8 5 (11.11%) Security Testing
9 4 (8.89%) OOD
9 4 (8.89%) OO
9 4 (8.89%) BDD
9 4 (8.89%) Performance Testing
9 4 (8.89%) Load Testing
10 2 (4.44%) Manual Testing
10 2 (4.44%) Performance Management
11 1 (2.22%) CAPA
11 1 (2.22%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (66.67%) C#
2 26 (57.78%) C++
3 25 (55.56%) C
4 4 (8.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (62.22%) Degree
2 15 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 15 (33.33%) ISEB
3 9 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 8 (17.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (28.89%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (8.89%) Microsoft
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