The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Somerset region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 67 51 59
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 14 10 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 1.76% 1.73% 1.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.84% 1.80% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 13 10 7
Average salary £30,000 £37,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.91% +34.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £33,600 £24,800
10% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £38,000 £31,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Job Titles Category
Somerset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
759 555 543
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 95.59% 96.19% 99.27%
Number of salaries quoted 685 474 498
Average salary £35,250 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.71% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £21,500 £23,425
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Tester
South West

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 29 July 2014.

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 29 July 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 -14 12 £30,000 -18.91% 1
Taunton -7 1 £20,000 -42.85%
Tester
South West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 10 (41.67%) Automated Testing
2 9 (37.50%) Web Testing
3 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (25.00%) .NET
4 5 (20.83%) QA
5 4 (16.67%) Selenium
5 4 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 4 (16.67%) ISEB
6 3 (12.50%) Java
6 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Performance Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Load Testing
7 2 (8.33%) FitNesse
7 2 (8.33%) ISTQB
7 2 (8.33%) Degree
7 2 (8.33%) Manual Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Cucumber
7 2 (8.33%) Jenkins
7 2 (8.33%) SOAP
7 2 (8.33%) Web Services
7 2 (8.33%) LoadRunner
7 2 (8.33%) SOA
7 2 (8.33%) Eclipse
7 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
7 2 (8.33%) TDD
7 2 (8.33%) Retail
7 2 (8.33%) Regression Testing
7 2 (8.33%) JMeter
7 2 (8.33%) Migration
7 2 (8.33%) Scrum

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1 (4.17%) Apache
1 1 (4.17%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) MySQL
1 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
1 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Selenium
2 2 (8.33%) FitNesse
2 2 (8.33%) Cucumber
2 2 (8.33%) SoapUI
2 2 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (8.33%) Eclipse
2 2 (8.33%) LoadRunner
2 2 (8.33%) JMeter
3 1 (4.17%) Subversion
3 1 (4.17%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.17%) JUnit
General
1 2 (8.33%) Retail
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (8.33%) SOAP
2 2 (8.33%) Web Services
3 1 (4.17%) LAMP
3 1 (4.17%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Open Source
1 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) UNIX
1 1 (4.17%) Linux
1 1 (4.17%) Android
1 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Automated Testing
2 9 (37.50%) Web Testing
3 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Performance Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Load Testing
6 2 (8.33%) SOA
6 2 (8.33%) Regression Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Migration
6 2 (8.33%) Scrum
6 2 (8.33%) TDD
6 2 (8.33%) Manual Testing
7 1 (4.17%) Test Automation
7 1 (4.17%) Waterfall
7 1 (4.17%) BDD
7 1 (4.17%) Test Strategy
7 1 (4.17%) Web Application Development
7 1 (4.17%) Automation Testing
7 1 (4.17%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (4.17%) PHP
2 1 (4.17%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) ISEB
2 2 (8.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.33%) Degree
3 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
Bath, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 to £22000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Somerset
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: 5 days ago