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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 49 46 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 26 9 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 3.39% 1.73% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.11% 2.28% -
Number of salaries quoted 21 7 0
Average salary £32,500 £40,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.87% -6.42%
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
632 395 453
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 82.51% 75.96% 74.38%
Number of salaries quoted 528 354 417
Average salary £41,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £25,350 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -10 13 £32,500 -18.75% 5
Taunton -6 4 £29,712 -5.67% 1
Software Testing
South West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 25 (62.50%) C#
2 24 (60.00%) Degree
3 22 (55.00%) Mathematics
3 22 (55.00%) Computer Science
3 22 (55.00%) C++
3 22 (55.00%) C
3 22 (55.00%) Manufacturing
3 22 (55.00%) Software Engineering
4 20 (50.00%) CAD
4 20 (50.00%) Windows
5 15 (37.50%) ISEB
6 14 (35.00%) QA
6 14 (35.00%) ISTQB
7 13 (32.50%) Waterfall
8 10 (25.00%) Test Automation
8 10 (25.00%) Scrum
9 9 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (22.50%) Security Cleared
10 8 (20.00%) Test Management
10 8 (20.00%) Migration
11 6 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 5 (12.50%) OOD
12 5 (12.50%) OO
13 4 (10.00%) Security Testing
14 3 (7.50%) Performance Testing
14 3 (7.50%) Load Testing
14 3 (7.50%) SpecFlow
14 3 (7.50%) BDD
14 3 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
14 3 (7.50%) Microsoft

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Visual Studio
1 3 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (7.50%) SpecFlow
General
1 22 (55.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.50%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Aerospace
2 1 (2.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (55.00%) Software Engineer
2 8 (20.00%) Analyst
2 8 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 7 (17.50%) QA Manager
3 7 (17.50%) Test Manager
4 6 (15.00%) Senior Analyst
4 6 (15.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 6 (15.00%) Testing Manager
5 4 (10.00%) Software Tester
5 4 (10.00%) Tester
6 3 (7.50%) Junior
6 3 (7.50%) Junior Software Tester
6 3 (7.50%) C++ Software Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Junior Tester
7 2 (5.00%) Senior C# Software Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) C# Software Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Software Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Junior Test Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) Software Test Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) WCF
1 2 (5.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 22 (55.00%) Mathematics
1 22 (55.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 20 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (55.00%) Software Engineering
2 20 (50.00%) CAD
3 13 (32.50%) Waterfall
4 10 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 10 (25.00%) Scrum
5 9 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (20.00%) Migration
6 8 (20.00%) Test Management
7 5 (12.50%) OO
7 5 (12.50%) OOD
8 4 (10.00%) Security Testing
9 3 (7.50%) Performance Testing
9 3 (7.50%) Load Testing
9 3 (7.50%) BDD
10 2 (5.00%) Test Scripting
10 2 (5.00%) Manual Testing
10 2 (5.00%) Performance Management
10 2 (5.00%) Logistics
11 1 (2.50%) User Acceptance Testing
11 1 (2.50%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (62.50%) C#
2 22 (55.00%) C++
2 22 (55.00%) C
3 3 (7.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (60.00%) Degree
2 15 (37.50%) ISEB
3 14 (35.00%) ISTQB
4 9 (22.50%) Security Cleared
5 6 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (35.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
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