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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 29 63 61
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -2
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 39 16 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 7.08% 2.16% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.86% 2.61% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 39 16 5
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -21.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,250 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,600 £32,500 £38,300
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
440 612 505
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 79.85% 82.59% 79.40%
Number of salaries quoted 384 532 465
Average salary £37,500 £38,500 £38,327
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.59% +0.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +27 24 £34,000 +13.33% 1
Clevedon - 10 £25,000 -
Yeovil +7 4 £29,250 +30.00%
Software Testing
South West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 41 (69.49%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (57.63%) Degree
3 31 (52.54%) Software Engineering
4 29 (49.15%) Scrum
5 28 (47.46%) Mathematics
6 27 (45.76%) Computer Science
6 27 (45.76%) C#
7 13 (22.03%) WPF
7 13 (22.03%) CAPA
7 13 (22.03%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (20.34%) C++
9 11 (18.64%) Manufacturing
10 10 (16.95%) ISEB
11 9 (15.25%) Windows
11 9 (15.25%) SQL Server
11 9 (15.25%) ISTQB
12 8 (13.56%) Test Management
13 7 (11.86%) QA
14 6 (10.17%) Test Automation
14 6 (10.17%) Regression Testing
15 4 (6.78%) Eclipse
15 4 (6.78%) Disaster Recovery
15 4 (6.78%) PRINCE2
15 4 (6.78%) Java
15 4 (6.78%) WCF
15 4 (6.78%) Security Cleared
15 4 (6.78%) User Acceptance Testing
15 4 (6.78%) Performance Monitoring
15 4 (6.78%) Test Strategy
16 3 (5.08%) ATDD

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Eclipse
2 3 (5.08%) Apache Buildr
2 3 (5.08%) jMock
2 3 (5.08%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.08%) Mercurial
2 3 (5.08%) Ant
2 3 (5.08%) JUnit
2 3 (5.08%) Subversion
2 3 (5.08%) Maven
3 1 (1.69%) Selenium
General
1 11 (18.64%) Manufacturing
2 3 (5.08%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.69%) Military
3 1 (1.69%) Law
3 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (49.15%) Software Engineer
2 18 (30.51%) C# Software Engineer
3 17 (28.81%) Software Tester
3 17 (28.81%) Tester
4 9 (15.25%) Test Manager
4 9 (15.25%) C++ Software Engineer
5 5 (8.47%) Senior Software Engineer
5 5 (8.47%) Senior C# Software Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) QA Manager
6 4 (6.78%) Junior
7 3 (5.08%) Junior Software Tester
7 3 (5.08%) Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Junior Tester
8 2 (3.39%) .NET Programmer
8 2 (3.39%) .NET Software Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) .NET Developer
8 2 (3.39%) C# Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Graduate
8 2 (3.39%) Software Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.03%) WPF
2 4 (6.78%) WCF
3 3 (5.08%) REST
3 3 (5.08%) jQuery
3 3 (5.08%) Ajax
3 3 (5.08%) JPA
3 3 (5.08%) HTML
3 3 (5.08%) EJB
3 3 (5.08%) CSS
3 3 (5.08%) JSP
3 3 (5.08%) SOAP
3 3 (5.08%) Struts
3 3 (5.08%) Web Services
3 3 (5.08%) XML
3 3 (5.08%) Hibernate
3 3 (5.08%) Spring
3 3 (5.08%) JSF
4 2 (3.39%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 28 (47.46%) Mathematics
2 27 (45.76%) Computer Science
3 13 (22.03%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.08%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.69%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.25%) Windows
2 3 (5.08%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (69.49%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (52.54%) Software Engineering
3 29 (49.15%) Scrum
4 13 (22.03%) CAPA
5 8 (13.56%) Test Management
6 6 (10.17%) Test Automation
6 6 (10.17%) Regression Testing
7 4 (6.78%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (6.78%) PRINCE2
7 4 (6.78%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (6.78%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (6.78%) Test Strategy
8 3 (5.08%) ATDD
8 3 (5.08%) XML Parsing
8 3 (5.08%) Refactoring
8 3 (5.08%) Unit Testing
8 3 (5.08%) MVC
8 3 (5.08%) TDD
9 2 (3.39%) Logistics
9 2 (3.39%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 27 (45.76%) C#
2 12 (20.34%) C++
3 4 (6.78%) Java
4 3 (5.08%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.08%) SQL
5 2 (3.39%) C
Qualifications
1 34 (57.63%) Degree
2 10 (16.95%) ISEB
3 9 (15.25%) ISTQB
4 4 (6.78%) Security Cleared
5 3 (5.08%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (3.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.86%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (5.08%) ATG
Bath, Avon
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