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 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
South West / Somerset
Rank 45 60 46
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -14
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 35 12 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 5.76% 1.96% 4.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.26% 2.21% 4.46%
Number of salaries quoted 30 12 20
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £27,500 £20,450
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £37,500 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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
559 543 448
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 91.94% 88.58% 89.96%
Number of salaries quoted 466 455 388
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £29,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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
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 25 February 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 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
Bath +10 13 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Street - 5 £40,000 -
Taunton - 3 £32,500 -
Yeovil +2 2 £26,500 -17.82%
Software Testing
South West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 47 (72.31%) Test Automation
2 46 (70.77%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (69.23%) ISTQB
4 42 (64.62%) ISEB
5 38 (58.46%) BDD
6 37 (56.92%) Waterfall
7 36 (55.38%) Cucumber
7 36 (55.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 36 (55.38%) Microsoft
8 35 (53.85%) Non-Functional Testing
9 33 (50.77%) SpecFlow
10 32 (49.23%) Team Foundation Server
11 31 (47.69%) Load Testing
11 31 (47.69%) Test Management
12 26 (40.00%) Java
13 25 (38.46%) Security Testing
13 25 (38.46%) Performance Testing
14 19 (29.23%) Scrum
14 19 (29.23%) Line Management
15 18 (27.69%) User Stories
15 18 (27.69%) Security Cleared
16 16 (24.62%) Selenium
16 16 (24.62%) C#
17 15 (23.08%) SQL
18 14 (21.54%) Customer Requirements
19 13 (20.00%) SC Cleared
20 10 (15.38%) Project Planning
20 10 (15.38%) Test Scripting
21 9 (13.85%) Unit Testing
22 8 (12.31%) User Acceptance Testing

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:

Applications
1 1 (1.54%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.62%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.54%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 36 (55.38%) Cucumber
2 33 (50.77%) SpecFlow
3 32 (49.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (24.62%) Selenium
5 8 (12.31%) JUnit
6 5 (7.69%) Geb
6 5 (7.69%) Git (software)
6 5 (7.69%) Jenkins
6 5 (7.69%) JIRA
6 5 (7.69%) JMeter
6 5 (7.69%) Spock
6 5 (7.69%) Travis CI
7 4 (6.15%) Eclipse
7 4 (6.15%) IntelliJ
7 4 (6.15%) Visual Studio
8 2 (3.08%) HP UFT
9 1 (1.54%) LoadUI
9 1 (1.54%) MSTest
9 1 (1.54%) NUnit
9 1 (1.54%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (4.62%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 27 (41.54%) Analyst
1 27 (41.54%) Test Analyst
2 19 (29.23%) Senior Analyst
2 19 (29.23%) Senior Test Analyst
2 19 (29.23%) Test Engineer
3 12 (18.46%) Test Automation Engineer
4 10 (15.38%) Tester
5 9 (13.85%) Software Tester
6 6 (9.23%) Senior Test Engineer
7 5 (7.69%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
7 5 (7.69%) Software Test Engineer
7 5 (7.69%) Web Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) Automation Test Analyst
8 4 (6.15%) Test Manager
9 3 (4.62%) Systems Analyst
9 3 (4.62%) Systems Test Analyst
9 3 (4.62%) Test Specialist
10 2 (3.08%) Automation Tester
10 2 (3.08%) Systems Tester
10 2 (3.08%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.15%) .NET
2 3 (4.62%) Web Services
3 1 (1.54%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.54%) REST
3 1 (1.54%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.08%) Client/Server
2 2 (3.08%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.31%) Windows
2 5 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (72.31%) Test Automation
2 46 (70.77%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (58.46%) BDD
4 37 (56.92%) Waterfall
5 35 (53.85%) Non-Functional Testing
6 31 (47.69%) Load Testing
6 31 (47.69%) Test Management
7 25 (38.46%) Performance Testing
7 25 (38.46%) Security Testing
8 19 (29.23%) Line Management
8 19 (29.23%) Scrum
9 18 (27.69%) User Stories
10 14 (21.54%) Customer Requirements
11 10 (15.38%) Project Planning
11 10 (15.38%) Test Scripting
12 9 (13.85%) Unit Testing
13 8 (12.31%) User Acceptance Testing
14 7 (10.77%) Manual Testing
15 6 (9.23%) DevOps
15 6 (9.23%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (40.00%) Java
2 16 (24.62%) C#
3 15 (23.08%) SQL
4 5 (7.69%) Groovy
5 3 (4.62%) C
5 3 (4.62%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.62%) Python
6 1 (1.54%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 45 (69.23%) ISTQB
2 42 (64.62%) ISEB
3 36 (55.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 18 (27.69%) Security Cleared
5 13 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.08%) Degree
7 1 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.15%) QA
2 1 (1.54%) ISO 14001
2 1 (1.54%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (3.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 36 (55.38%) Microsoft
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