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 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 50 76 54
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 18 10 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 3.15% 1.27% 1.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.36% 1.33% 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 14 9 11
Average salary £25,000 £34,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.47% -6.84%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
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
535 750 613
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 93.70% 95.42% 95.93%
Number of salaries quoted 466 660 550
Average salary £36,000 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.36% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 May 2015.

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 May 2015. 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
Clevedon - 10 £25,000 -
Bath +17 5 £20,000 -41.17% 1
Yeovil - 2 £26,000 -
Castle Cary - 1 £35,000 -
Tester
South West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 18 (64.29%) Software Testing
2 13 (46.43%) CAPA
2 13 (46.43%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (32.14%) Manual Testing
4 8 (28.57%) HTML
4 8 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 8 (28.57%) CSS
5 7 (25.00%) QA
6 5 (17.86%) Project Planning
6 5 (17.86%) Java EE
6 5 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (17.86%) jQuery
6 5 (17.86%) Spring
6 5 (17.86%) Java
6 5 (17.86%) Oracle
6 5 (17.86%) LESS
6 5 (17.86%) CSS3
6 5 (17.86%) Backbone.js
6 5 (17.86%) Apache CXF
6 5 (17.86%) HTML5
7 4 (14.29%) SQL
7 4 (14.29%) Selenium
8 3 (10.71%) WPF
8 3 (10.71%) Degree
8 3 (10.71%) C#
8 3 (10.71%) Automated Testing
8 3 (10.71%) .NET
8 3 (10.71%) XML
8 3 (10.71%) Visual Studio

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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.

Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Selenium
2 3 (10.71%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
1 2 (7.14%) Aerospace
1 2 (7.14%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (28.57%) HTML
1 8 (28.57%) CSS
2 5 (17.86%) Java EE
2 5 (17.86%) jQuery
2 5 (17.86%) Spring
2 5 (17.86%) LESS
2 5 (17.86%) CSS3
2 5 (17.86%) Backbone.js
2 5 (17.86%) Apache CXF
2 5 (17.86%) HTML5
3 3 (10.71%) WPF
3 3 (10.71%) .NET
3 3 (10.71%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (46.43%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (64.29%) Software Testing
2 13 (46.43%) CAPA
3 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (32.14%) Manual Testing
4 5 (17.86%) Project Planning
4 5 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (10.71%) Automated Testing
6 1 (3.57%) Project Management
6 1 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.57%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 5 (17.86%) Java
3 4 (14.29%) SQL
4 3 (10.71%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) Degree
2 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) ISEB
3 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Oracle
2 1 (3.57%) SAP
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