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 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 27 66 68
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +2
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 40 14 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 7.19% 2.01% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.60% 2.44% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 40 14 2
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,100 £30,750
10% offered a salary of more than £50,300 £32,500 £36,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
465 573 538
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 83.63% 82.45% 81.39%
Number of salaries quoted 399 487 499
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £26,950
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +27 26 £34,000 +13.33%
Clevedon - 10 £25,000 -
Yeovil +5 3 £32,500 +18.18% 1
Software Testing
South West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 44 (72.13%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (55.74%) Degree
3 31 (50.82%) Software Engineering
4 28 (45.90%) Mathematics
5 27 (44.26%) Computer Science
5 27 (44.26%) C#
5 27 (44.26%) Scrum
6 13 (21.31%) ISEB
6 13 (21.31%) Manufacturing
7 12 (19.67%) WPF
7 12 (19.67%) CAPA
7 12 (19.67%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (18.03%) ISTQB
8 11 (18.03%) C++
9 10 (16.39%) Test Management
10 8 (13.11%) Windows
10 8 (13.11%) SQL Server
10 8 (13.11%) Test Automation
11 7 (11.48%) QA
12 6 (9.84%) Regression Testing
13 5 (8.20%) SC Cleared
13 5 (8.20%) Security Cleared
14 4 (6.56%) Security Testing
14 4 (6.56%) User Acceptance Testing
14 4 (6.56%) Test Strategy
14 4 (6.56%) Performance Monitoring
14 4 (6.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 4 (6.56%) WCF
14 4 (6.56%) Eclipse
14 4 (6.56%) Disaster Recovery

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (6.56%) Eclipse
2 3 (4.92%) Ant
2 3 (4.92%) JUnit
2 3 (4.92%) Subversion
2 3 (4.92%) Maven
2 3 (4.92%) Apache Buildr
2 3 (4.92%) Mercurial
2 3 (4.92%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.92%) jMock
3 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.64%) Selenium
General
1 13 (21.31%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.28%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.64%) Military
Job Titles
1 29 (47.54%) Software Engineer
2 19 (31.15%) C# Software Engineer
3 16 (26.23%) Software Tester
3 16 (26.23%) Tester
4 9 (14.75%) Test Manager
5 8 (13.11%) C++ Software Engineer
6 7 (11.48%) Senior C# Software Engineer
6 7 (11.48%) Senior Software Engineer
7 5 (8.20%) Test Analyst
7 5 (8.20%) Analyst
8 4 (6.56%) QA Manager
8 4 (6.56%) Junior
9 3 (4.92%) Developer
9 3 (4.92%) Junior Tester
9 3 (4.92%) Junior Software Tester
10 2 (3.28%) .NET Programmer
10 2 (3.28%) .NET Software Engineer
10 2 (3.28%) Software Programmer
10 2 (3.28%) Graduate Software Engineer
10 2 (3.28%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.67%) WPF
2 4 (6.56%) WCF
3 3 (4.92%) HTML
3 3 (4.92%) .NET
3 3 (4.92%) EJB
3 3 (4.92%) CSS
3 3 (4.92%) JSP
3 3 (4.92%) SOAP
3 3 (4.92%) Struts
3 3 (4.92%) Web Services
3 3 (4.92%) XML
3 3 (4.92%) Hibernate
3 3 (4.92%) Spring
3 3 (4.92%) JSF
3 3 (4.92%) REST
3 3 (4.92%) jQuery
3 3 (4.92%) JPA
3 3 (4.92%) Ajax
4 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 28 (45.90%) Mathematics
2 27 (44.26%) Computer Science
3 12 (19.67%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.92%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.64%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.11%) Windows
2 3 (4.92%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (72.13%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (50.82%) Software Engineering
3 27 (44.26%) Scrum
4 12 (19.67%) CAPA
5 10 (16.39%) Test Management
6 8 (13.11%) Test Automation
7 6 (9.84%) Regression Testing
8 4 (6.56%) Security Testing
8 4 (6.56%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (6.56%) Test Strategy
8 4 (6.56%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (6.56%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (6.56%) PRINCE2
9 3 (4.92%) MVC
9 3 (4.92%) TDD
9 3 (4.92%) Line Management
9 3 (4.92%) ATDD
9 3 (4.92%) Waterfall
9 3 (4.92%) XML Parsing
9 3 (4.92%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (44.26%) C#
2 11 (18.03%) C++
3 4 (6.56%) Java
4 3 (4.92%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.92%) SQL
5 2 (3.28%) C
Qualifications
1 34 (55.74%) Degree
2 13 (21.31%) ISEB
3 11 (18.03%) ISTQB
4 5 (8.20%) SC Cleared
4 5 (8.20%) Security Cleared
5 4 (6.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (3.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.48%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (4.92%) ATG
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