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 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 62 36 69
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +33
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 7 37 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 1.19% 6.55% 1.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% 7.64% 2.09%
Number of salaries quoted 7 37 12
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,700 £25,000 £23,700
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £51,200 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
489 484 573
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 83.02% 85.66% 85.27%
Number of salaries quoted 427 411 484
Average salary £41,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 28 April 2016.

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 28 April 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
(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
Yeovil +2 2 £35,000 +3.70%
Bath -14 2 £37,500 +10.29%
Shepton Mallet - 1 £28,000 -
Taunton - 1 £32,500 - 1
Software Testing
South West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 16 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (61.11%) Java
3 10 (55.56%) SQL
4 8 (44.44%) SDLC
5 7 (38.89%) QA
6 6 (33.33%) Degree
6 6 (33.33%) Data Protection
6 6 (33.33%) Software Engineering
6 6 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
6 6 (33.33%) Aerospace
6 6 (33.33%) UML
6 6 (33.33%) ISEB
6 6 (33.33%) Software Delivery
7 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
7 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
8 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (16.67%) Defect Management
9 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
9 3 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (16.67%) Web Development
9 3 (16.67%) Selenium
9 3 (16.67%) Test Management
9 3 (16.67%) Time Management
9 3 (16.67%) J2EE
10 2 (11.11%) Equities
10 2 (11.11%) Finance
10 2 (11.11%) Scrum
10 2 (11.11%) .NET
10 2 (11.11%) C#

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 (5.56%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) OpenFlow
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Big Data
1 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Selenium
2 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (33.33%) Aerospace
2 2 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Analyst
1 9 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 7 (38.89%) Developer
3 6 (33.33%) Java Developer
4 5 (27.78%) Graduate
4 5 (27.78%) Graduate Developer
4 5 (27.78%) Graduate Java Developer
5 3 (16.67%) Junior
5 3 (16.67%) QA Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) QA Test Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) Junior Developer
6 2 (11.11%) Junior Test Engineer
6 2 (11.11%) Test Engineer
6 2 (11.11%) Tester
7 1 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Junior C# .NET Developer
7 1 (5.56%) MongoDB Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) J2EE
2 2 (11.11%) .NET
3 1 (5.56%) Apache Flex
3 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.56%) OpenDaylight
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) Equities
3 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (44.44%) SDLC
3 6 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 6 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 6 (33.33%) Software Delivery
3 6 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 6 (33.33%) UML
4 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
5 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (16.67%) Defect Management
6 3 (16.67%) Test Management
6 3 (16.67%) Time Management
6 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 3 (16.67%) Web Development
7 2 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Performance Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Scrum
7 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
8 1 (5.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) Java
2 10 (55.56%) SQL
3 2 (11.11%) C#
4 1 (5.56%) C
4 1 (5.56%) C++
4 1 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) Degree
1 6 (33.33%) ISEB
2 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
3 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (38.89%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
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