The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 65 54 61
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 13 5 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 1.73% 0.93% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.83% 0.96% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 12 5 4
Average salary £30,000 £34,000 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +30.76%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+1.49% -1.47%
Tester
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Somerset region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Somerset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
710 522 598
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 94.29% 97.03% 97.71%
Number of salaries quoted 616 443 560
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £21,600 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Somerset region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Tester
Salary Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Tester across the Somerset region.

Tester Salary Trend in Somerset

Tester
Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 27 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 -2 12 £30,000 -11.76%
Tester
South West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Somerset region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title.

1 12 (52.17%) Automated Testing
2 11 (47.83%) Web Testing
3 7 (30.43%) .NET
4 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
5 4 (17.39%) QA
6 3 (13.04%) Selenium
6 3 (13.04%) Degree
6 3 (13.04%) ISTQB
6 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
6 3 (13.04%) ISEB
6 3 (13.04%) Manual Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Test Strategy
7 2 (8.70%) Web Application Development
7 2 (8.70%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (8.70%) Migration
7 2 (8.70%) CMS
7 2 (8.70%) C#
8 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (4.35%) Java EE
8 1 (4.35%) TDD
8 1 (4.35%) Java
8 1 (4.35%) SQL
8 1 (4.35%) JUnit
8 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
8 1 (4.35%) Finance
8 1 (4.35%) Legal
8 1 (4.35%) Scrum
8 1 (4.35%) Automation Testing
8 1 (4.35%) Relational Database

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Somerset region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.70%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
1 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Selenium
2 2 (8.70%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (4.35%) JUnit
General
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
1 1 (4.35%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (30.43%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) Java EE
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) Automated Testing
2 11 (47.83%) Web Testing
3 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Manual Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Test Strategy
6 2 (8.70%) Web Application Development
6 2 (8.70%) Migration
7 1 (4.35%) Scrum
7 1 (4.35%) TDD
7 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Test Scripting
7 1 (4.35%) Automation Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Test Automation
7 1 (4.35%) Waterfall
7 1 (4.35%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) C#
2 1 (4.35%) Java
2 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) ISEB
1 3 (13.04%) ISTQB
1 3 (13.04%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft