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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 56 44 58
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +14
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 14 21 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 2.28% 4.22% 2.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.66% 4.90% 2.77%
Number of salaries quoted 14 21 11
Average salary £32,250 £31,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.38% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £23,500 £29,712
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
526 429 506
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 85.81% 86.14% 83.77%
Number of salaries quoted 449 381 419
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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
Yeovil -4 9 £29,500 +18.00%
Bath -8 2 £37,500 -18.91%
Taunton -13 2 £26,500 -30.26%
Software Testing
South West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 17 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (52.63%) Java
3 9 (47.37%) SQL
3 9 (47.37%) QA
4 7 (36.84%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (31.58%) Degree
5 6 (31.58%) SDLC
6 5 (26.32%) Software Delivery
6 5 (26.32%) Requirements Analysis
6 5 (26.32%) Software Engineering
6 5 (26.32%) Test Management
6 5 (26.32%) Data Protection
6 5 (26.32%) UML
6 5 (26.32%) Aerospace
7 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
7 4 (21.05%) MS Office
7 4 (21.05%) Windows
7 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
7 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
7 4 (21.05%) ISEB
7 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (21.05%) Hyper-V
7 4 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (21.05%) Performance Testing
7 4 (21.05%) ISTQB
7 4 (21.05%) Defect Tracking
7 4 (21.05%) User Stories
7 4 (21.05%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (15.79%) Defect Management
8 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
1 4 (21.05%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) OpenFlow
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.26%) Big Data
2 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (15.79%) Selenium
3 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (26.32%) Aerospace
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Analyst
1 7 (36.84%) Test Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) Developer
2 6 (31.58%) Tester
3 5 (26.32%) Java Developer
3 5 (26.32%) Software Tester
4 4 (21.05%) Graduate
4 4 (21.05%) Graduate Developer
4 4 (21.05%) Graduate Java Developer
4 4 (21.05%) Junior
5 3 (15.79%) QA Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Junior Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Junior Penetration Tester
6 2 (10.53%) Junior Test Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) Junior Tester
6 2 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Test Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) MongoDB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) J2EE
2 2 (10.53%) .NET
3 1 (5.26%) Apache Flex
3 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.26%) OpenDaylight
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Equities
3 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (36.84%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (31.58%) SDLC
4 5 (26.32%) Data Protection
4 5 (26.32%) Requirements Analysis
4 5 (26.32%) Software Delivery
4 5 (26.32%) Software Engineering
4 5 (26.32%) Test Management
4 5 (26.32%) UML
5 4 (21.05%) Defect Tracking
5 4 (21.05%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (21.05%) Performance Testing
5 4 (21.05%) User Stories
6 3 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (15.79%) Defect Management
6 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
6 3 (15.79%) Time Management
6 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
6 3 (15.79%) Web Development
7 2 (10.53%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) Java
2 9 (47.37%) SQL
3 2 (10.53%) C#
4 1 (5.26%) C
4 1 (5.26%) C++
4 1 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) Degree
2 4 (21.05%) ISEB
2 4 (21.05%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (47.37%) QA
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
Old Street, London, South East
Morningstar Europe Limited
Salary: Competitive + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago