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 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
Tester
Rank 49 53 72
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 20 20 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 3.40% 3.54% 1.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.45% 3.61% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 13 15 8
Average salary £37,500 £25,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -26.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £20,000 £29,650
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £32,500 £43,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,750
% change year-on-year
- +6.87%
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
579 554 651
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 98.30% 98.05% 96.88%
Number of salaries quoted 505 474 554
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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
Salary Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

Tester Salary Histogram 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 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
Bath +12 10 £40,000 +100.00% 4
Street - 10 £30,000 -
Tester
South West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 (42.86%) Cucumber
2 11 (39.29%) Selenium
3 10 (35.71%) QA
3 10 (35.71%) Finance
3 10 (35.71%) JavaScript
4 9 (32.14%) Client/Server
4 9 (32.14%) Data Security
4 9 (32.14%) Risk Assessment
4 9 (32.14%) Information Security
4 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (32.14%) Banking
4 9 (32.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 9 (32.14%) Penetration Testing
4 9 (32.14%) Wealth Management
4 9 (32.14%) SIEM
4 9 (32.14%) Reverse Engineering
4 9 (32.14%) Technical Analysis
4 9 (32.14%) Malware Analysis
4 9 (32.14%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (32.14%) Security Operations
4 9 (32.14%) Security Operations Centre
5 7 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 7 (25.00%) Telecoms
5 7 (25.00%) Python
6 6 (21.43%) SQL
6 6 (21.43%) Java
6 6 (21.43%) Linux
7 5 (17.86%) Windows
7 5 (17.86%) Test Scripting
7 5 (17.86%) BDD

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 1 (3.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.14%) MS Office
2 2 (7.14%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.57%) Big Data
3 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.57%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (42.86%) Cucumber
2 11 (39.29%) Selenium
3 3 (10.71%) JIRA
3 3 (10.71%) Selenium IDE
3 3 (10.71%) WebDriver
4 2 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.57%) JUnit
5 1 (3.57%) Maven
5 1 (3.57%) SpecFlow
5 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (35.71%) Finance
2 9 (32.14%) Banking
3 7 (25.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) HTML
1 3 (10.71%) Web Services
2 1 (3.57%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) Apache Flex
2 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.57%) J2EE
2 1 (3.57%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (32.14%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (32.14%) Client/Server
1 9 (32.14%) Security Operations Centre
2 4 (14.29%) Digital Media
3 3 (10.71%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 6 (21.43%) Linux
2 5 (17.86%) Windows
3 3 (10.71%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (32.14%) Data Security
1 9 (32.14%) Information Security
1 9 (32.14%) Malware Analysis
1 9 (32.14%) Penetration Testing
1 9 (32.14%) Reverse Engineering
1 9 (32.14%) Risk Assessment
1 9 (32.14%) Security Operations
1 9 (32.14%) SIEM
1 9 (32.14%) Technical Analysis
1 9 (32.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 9 (32.14%) Wealth Management
2 7 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 5 (17.86%) BDD
3 5 (17.86%) Test Scripting
4 4 (14.29%) Unit Testing
5 3 (10.71%) Agile Testing
5 3 (10.71%) Configuration Management
5 3 (10.71%) Defect Management
5 3 (10.71%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) JavaScript
2 7 (25.00%) Python
3 6 (21.43%) Java
3 6 (21.43%) SQL
4 3 (10.71%) PHP
5 2 (7.14%) C#
6 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (35.71%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle
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