Period
to 19 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Somerset with a requirement for Exploratory Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Exploratory Testing over the 6 months to 19 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Exploratory Testing
South West > Somerset
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 93 110
Rank change year-on-year +16 +17 -7
Permanent jobs citing Exploratory Testing 8 22 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 0.92% 1.66% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 1.77% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 6 21 2
Somerset median annual salary £36,373 £42,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.42% +30.77% -
10th Percentile £28,510 £31,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £41,109 £43,750 £33,750
South West median annual salary £37,745 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.64% -5.88% +30.77%

Exploratory Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Somerset with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Somerset
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 790 1,241 1,196
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 91.01% 93.80% 91.37%
Number of salaries quoted 671 950 1,067
Somerset median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +9.59%
10th Percentile £26,500 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £57,500
South West median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -

Exploratory Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

Job postings citing Exploratory Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Somerset.

Job vacancy trend for Exploratory Testing in Somerset

Exploratory Testing
Salary Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Exploratory Testing in Somerset.

Salary trend for Exploratory Testing in Somerset

Exploratory Testing
Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Exploratory Testing within the Somerset region over the 6 months to 19 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Taunton - 7 £37,745 - 1
Bath +20 1 £35,000 -17.65%
Exploratory Testing
South West

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, IT jobs citing Exploratory Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Somerset region with a requirement for Exploratory Testing.

1 8 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (87.50%) BDD
2 7 (87.50%) C#
3 6 (75.00%) SQL
3 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (75.00%) Software Testing
4 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
4 4 (50.00%) Selenium
4 4 (50.00%) ISEB
4 4 (50.00%) Cucumber
4 4 (50.00%) Jenkins
4 4 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (37.50%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (37.50%) SoapUI
5 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
5 3 (37.50%) DV Cleared
5 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
5 3 (37.50%) Java
5 3 (37.50%) Ruby
6 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (25.00%) .NET
6 2 (25.00%) Hadoop
6 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
6 2 (25.00%) Apache Pig
6 2 (25.00%) JMeter
6 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (25.00%) Geospatial Data
6 2 (25.00%) DevOps
7 1 (12.50%) GitLab

Exploratory Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) Apache Pig
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Geospatial Data
1 2 (25.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 4 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (50.00%) Selenium
2 3 (37.50%) SoapUI
3 2 (25.00%) JMeter
3 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
4 1 (12.50%) GitLab
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Test Engineer
2 6 (75.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 5 (62.50%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
3 5 (62.50%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) SOAP
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (87.50%) BDD
3 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (75.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (25.00%) DevOps
4 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (12.50%) Analytics
5 1 (12.50%) Digital Analytics
5 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) C#
2 6 (75.00%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) Java
3 3 (37.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) ISEB
1 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 4 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (37.50%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (37.50%) DV Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared