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 24 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 43 70 64
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -6
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 34 6 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 4.82% 0.88% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.58% 1.11% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 33 3 3
Average salary £31,000 £25,902 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.68% -0.37%
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
609 542 424
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 86.38% 79.47% 76.26%
Number of salaries quoted 512 486 394
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,469
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 24 November 2014.

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 24 November 2014. 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 +17 21 £35,000 - 1
Taunton +7 7 £29,712 +14.70% 1
Clevedon - 2 £25,000 -
Yeovil - 1 £25,000 - 1
Software Testing
South West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, 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 36 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (61.11%) C#
3 31 (57.41%) Degree
4 29 (53.70%) Mathematics
4 29 (53.70%) Computer Science
4 29 (53.70%) Software Engineering
4 29 (53.70%) Manufacturing
5 23 (42.59%) C++
6 22 (40.74%) C
7 19 (35.19%) ISEB
8 18 (33.33%) ISTQB
8 18 (33.33%) Waterfall
8 18 (33.33%) Line Management
9 14 (25.93%) Test Automation
10 13 (24.07%) Client/Server
10 13 (24.07%) QA
10 13 (24.07%) Test Management
11 12 (22.22%) WCF
11 12 (22.22%) WPF
11 12 (22.22%) Security Cleared
11 12 (22.22%) Logistics
12 11 (20.37%) Scrum
12 11 (20.37%) Windows
12 11 (20.37%) CAD
12 11 (20.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 8 (14.81%) Security Testing
14 7 (12.96%) Performance Testing
14 7 (12.96%) Load Testing
14 7 (12.96%) Migration
15 6 (11.11%) Analytical Skills

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, 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.

Applications
1 4 (7.41%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 5 (9.26%) Visual Studio
1 5 (9.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (7.41%) SpecFlow
General
1 29 (53.70%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.85%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 29 (53.70%) Software Engineer
2 18 (33.33%) C# Software Engineer
3 14 (25.93%) Senior Software Engineer
3 14 (25.93%) Senior C# Software Engineer
4 12 (22.22%) Analyst
4 12 (22.22%) Test Analyst
5 11 (20.37%) Senior Analyst
5 11 (20.37%) Senior Test Analyst
6 7 (12.96%) QA Manager
6 7 (12.96%) Test Manager
7 6 (11.11%) Tester
7 6 (11.11%) Software Tester
7 6 (11.11%) Testing Manager
8 3 (5.56%) Junior
8 3 (5.56%) Junior Tester
8 3 (5.56%) Junior Software Tester
9 2 (3.70%) Graduate
9 2 (3.70%) Graduate Software Engineer
10 1 (1.85%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (22.22%) WCF
1 12 (22.22%) WPF
2 1 (1.85%) .NET
2 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 29 (53.70%) Mathematics
1 29 (53.70%) Computer Science
2 13 (24.07%) Client/Server
3 6 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.37%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (53.70%) Software Engineering
3 18 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 18 (33.33%) Line Management
4 14 (25.93%) Test Automation
5 13 (24.07%) Test Management
6 12 (22.22%) Logistics
7 11 (20.37%) CAD
7 11 (20.37%) Scrum
8 8 (14.81%) Security Testing
9 7 (12.96%) Performance Testing
9 7 (12.96%) Load Testing
9 7 (12.96%) Migration
10 4 (7.41%) BDD
11 2 (3.70%) Manual Testing
11 2 (3.70%) Performance Management
11 2 (3.70%) CAPA
12 1 (1.85%) Test Scripting
12 1 (1.85%) Integration Testing
12 1 (1.85%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (61.11%) C#
2 23 (42.59%) C++
3 22 (40.74%) C
4 4 (7.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (57.41%) Degree
2 19 (35.19%) ISEB
3 18 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 12 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 11 (20.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (5.56%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (24.07%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (7.41%) Microsoft
Taunton, Somerset
Heat Recruitment
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Bath
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago