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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 67 55 46
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -9
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 7 23 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 1.14% 3.05% 1.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 3.67% 2.21%
Number of salaries quoted 7 18 7
Average salary £26,000 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% -18.75%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
495 626 408
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 80.49% 83.02% 78.46%
Number of salaries quoted 402 523 366
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% +10.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,900 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +2 3 £28,000 -13.84%
Clevedon - 2 £25,000 -
Yeovil - 2 £26,000 -
Software Testing
South West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 29 (60.42%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (58.33%) Degree
3 26 (54.17%) Software Engineering
4 23 (47.92%) Mathematics
4 23 (47.92%) Scrum
5 22 (45.83%) Computer Science
6 20 (41.67%) C#
7 14 (29.17%) C++
8 12 (25.00%) CAPA
8 12 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (25.00%) SDLC
9 11 (22.92%) WPF
9 11 (22.92%) Windows
10 9 (18.75%) SQL Server
11 6 (12.50%) Manufacturing
12 5 (10.42%) Telecoms
12 5 (10.42%) Aerospace
12 5 (10.42%) Java
13 4 (8.33%) JUnit
13 4 (8.33%) PRINCE2
13 4 (8.33%) Eclipse
13 4 (8.33%) ISEB
13 4 (8.33%) Law
13 4 (8.33%) Regression Testing
13 4 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
13 4 (8.33%) ISTQB
13 4 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
13 4 (8.33%) Security Cleared
13 4 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
13 4 (8.33%) Test Management

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.08%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (8.33%) JUnit
1 4 (8.33%) Eclipse
2 3 (6.25%) Apache Buildr
2 3 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.25%) Mercurial
2 3 (6.25%) jMock
2 3 (6.25%) Maven
2 3 (6.25%) Subversion
2 3 (6.25%) Ant
3 1 (2.08%) Selenium
General
1 6 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 5 (10.42%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.42%) Aerospace
3 4 (8.33%) Law
4 1 (2.08%) Military
Job Titles
1 25 (52.08%) Software Engineer
2 17 (35.42%) Tester
2 17 (35.42%) Software Tester
3 11 (22.92%) C++ Software Engineer
3 11 (22.92%) C# Software Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) Test Manager
5 3 (6.25%) Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Junior
6 2 (4.17%) Programmer
6 2 (4.17%) Software Developer
6 2 (4.17%) .NET Developer
6 2 (4.17%) C# Developer
6 2 (4.17%) .NET Software Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) .NET Programmer
6 2 (4.17%) C# Software Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Software Programmer
6 2 (4.17%) C# Programmer
6 2 (4.17%) .NET Software Developer
6 2 (4.17%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (2.08%) Junior Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.92%) WPF
2 3 (6.25%) REST
2 3 (6.25%) JPA
2 3 (6.25%) jQuery
2 3 (6.25%) Ajax
2 3 (6.25%) Spring
2 3 (6.25%) JSF
2 3 (6.25%) Hibernate
2 3 (6.25%) EJB
2 3 (6.25%) CSS
2 3 (6.25%) JSP
2 3 (6.25%) SOAP
2 3 (6.25%) Struts
2 3 (6.25%) Web Services
2 3 (6.25%) XML
2 3 (6.25%) HTML
3 2 (4.17%) .NET
3 2 (4.17%) WCF
4 1 (2.08%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 23 (47.92%) Mathematics
2 22 (45.83%) Computer Science
3 12 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.17%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.08%) Digital Media
5 1 (2.08%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.92%) Windows
2 3 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (60.42%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (54.17%) Software Engineering
3 23 (47.92%) Scrum
4 12 (25.00%) CAPA
4 12 (25.00%) SDLC
5 4 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 4 (8.33%) Regression Testing
5 4 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (8.33%) Test Management
5 4 (8.33%) Test Strategy
6 3 (6.25%) XML Parsing
6 3 (6.25%) ATDD
6 3 (6.25%) Unit Testing
6 3 (6.25%) Refactoring
6 3 (6.25%) TDD
6 3 (6.25%) MVC
7 2 (4.17%) OO
7 2 (4.17%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 20 (41.67%) C#
2 14 (29.17%) C++
3 5 (10.42%) Java
4 3 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.25%) SQL
5 2 (4.17%) C
Qualifications
1 28 (58.33%) Degree
2 4 (8.33%) ISEB
2 4 (8.33%) ISTQB
2 4 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (6.25%) ATG
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle