The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Taunton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 2 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 21 25 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 7 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Taunton 8.14% 2.63% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.97% 2.90% -
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 0
Average salary £29,712 £31,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.67% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
Software Testing
Somerset

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Taunton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Taunton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
78 69 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Taunton 90.70% 90.79% 68.69%
Number of salaries quoted 67 63 64
Average salary £31,500 £34,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.35% -12.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,712 £25,902 £25,646
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £47,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Taunton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Taunton

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

Software Testing Salary Trend in Taunton

Software Testing
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT jobs across the Taunton 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 7 (87.50%) ISEB
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (87.50%) ISTQB
1 7 (87.50%) Test Management
1 7 (87.50%) Waterfall
1 7 (87.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 7 (87.50%) Line Management
2 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (50.00%) Scrum
2 4 (50.00%) BDD
2 4 (50.00%) SpecFlow
2 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (50.00%) QA
2 4 (50.00%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) Performance Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Load Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Security Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
4 1 (12.50%) Migration

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT jobs across the Taunton 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 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Visual Studio
1 4 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (50.00%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Analyst
1 8 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 7 (87.50%) Senior Analyst
2 7 (87.50%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Junior Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Junior Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Junior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Junior Software Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Software Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Junior
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (87.50%) Test Management
1 7 (87.50%) Waterfall
1 7 (87.50%) Line Management
2 4 (50.00%) BDD
2 4 (50.00%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 3 (37.50%) Performance Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Load Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Security Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) C#
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) ISEB
1 7 (87.50%) ISTQB
1 7 (87.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft