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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 55 56 73
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +17
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 25 16 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 3.57% 2.75% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.04% 3.52% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 15 16 11
Median salary £32,500 £26,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
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
619 454 660
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 88.43% 78.14% 83.23%
Number of salaries quoted 548 409 583
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,079 £26,000 £27,550
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

The demand trend of job ads across the Somerset region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Taunton - 8 £32,500 -
Yeovil +3 6 £35,000 +34.61%
Bath -18 2 £30,000 -0.82%
Street - 1 £32,500 -
Software Testing
South West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Somerset region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 28 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (43.75%) Microsoft
3 13 (40.63%) ISEB
3 13 (40.63%) Non-Functional Testing
4 12 (37.50%) SQL
4 12 (37.50%) Test Automation
5 11 (34.38%) Waterfall
6 10 (31.25%) ISTQB
6 10 (31.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (31.25%) SDLC
7 9 (28.13%) Line Management
7 9 (28.13%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (28.13%) SpecFlow
7 9 (28.13%) Degree
7 9 (28.13%) Cucumber
7 9 (28.13%) BDD
7 9 (28.13%) Test Management
7 9 (28.13%) Java
8 8 (25.00%) UML
8 8 (25.00%) Finance
8 8 (25.00%) Aerospace
8 8 (25.00%) Load Testing
8 8 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
8 8 (25.00%) Software Engineering
8 8 (25.00%) Data Protection
8 8 (25.00%) Software Delivery
9 7 (21.88%) Performance Testing
9 7 (21.88%) Windows
9 7 (21.88%) C#
9 7 (21.88%) .NET

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.13%) OpenStack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) OpenFlow
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (28.13%) Cucumber
1 9 (28.13%) SpecFlow
1 9 (28.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (6.25%) Selenium
2 2 (6.25%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (25.00%) Aerospace
1 8 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (40.63%) Analyst
1 13 (40.63%) Test Analyst
2 12 (37.50%) Senior Analyst
2 12 (37.50%) Senior Test Analyst
3 11 (34.38%) Developer
4 8 (25.00%) Graduate
5 6 (18.75%) Graduate Developer
5 6 (18.75%) Graduate Java Developer
5 6 (18.75%) Java Developer
6 5 (15.63%) .NET Developer
6 5 (15.63%) Senior .NET Developer
6 5 (15.63%) Senior Developer
7 3 (9.38%) Software Tester
7 3 (9.38%) Tester
8 2 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) Graduate Java Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) Java Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) QA Automation Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) QA Engineer
9 1 (3.13%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.88%) .NET
2 5 (15.63%) ASP.NET
2 5 (15.63%) CSS
2 5 (15.63%) jQuery
3 1 (3.13%) OpenDaylight
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Equities
2 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (40.63%) Non-Functional Testing
3 12 (37.50%) Test Automation
4 11 (34.38%) Waterfall
5 10 (31.25%) SDLC
6 9 (28.13%) BDD
6 9 (28.13%) Line Management
6 9 (28.13%) Test Management
7 8 (25.00%) Data Protection
7 8 (25.00%) Load Testing
7 8 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
7 8 (25.00%) Software Delivery
7 8 (25.00%) Software Engineering
7 8 (25.00%) UML
8 7 (21.88%) Performance Testing
9 6 (18.75%) Security Testing
10 5 (15.63%) Web Development
11 3 (9.38%) Test Scripting
11 3 (9.38%) User Stories
12 2 (6.25%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (37.50%) SQL
2 9 (28.13%) Java
3 7 (21.88%) C#
4 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.13%) C
5 1 (3.13%) C++
5 1 (3.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (40.63%) ISEB
2 10 (31.25%) ISTQB
2 10 (31.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (28.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (43.75%) Microsoft