Period
to 11 December 2017

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 11 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Exploratory Testing
South West > Somerset
6 months to
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 110 107
Rank change year-on-year +4 -3 -
Permanent jobs citing Exploratory Testing 7 5 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 0.54% 0.38% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.42% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 6 4 0
Somerset median annual salary £52,500 £32,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +61.54% - -
South West median annual salary £47,500 £35,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +35.71% -17.65% -26.09%

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 1184 1180 1103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 90.52% 90.77% 88.59%
Number of salaries quoted 996 995 939
Somerset median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,393
90th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £53,750
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,281 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.51% +0.70% +3.90%

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 11 December 2017. 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
Bath - 6 £52,500 -
Taunton +15 1 - - 1
Exploratory Testing
South West

For the 6 months to 11 December 2017, IT jobs citing Exploratory Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Somerset region with a requirement for Exploratory Testing.

1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) BDD
1 7 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (85.71%) Analytics
2 6 (85.71%) GitLab
2 6 (85.71%) Digital Analytics
2 6 (85.71%) Python
3 5 (71.43%) Selenium
3 5 (71.43%) Jenkins
3 5 (71.43%) Cucumber
4 4 (57.14%) Scenario Testing
4 4 (57.14%) Unit Testing
4 4 (57.14%) Git (software)
4 4 (57.14%) Web Services
4 4 (57.14%) Regression Testing
4 4 (57.14%) HTTP
5 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
5 1 (14.29%) Big Data
5 1 (14.29%) Apache Pig
5 1 (14.29%) Hadoop
5 1 (14.29%) DevOps
5 1 (14.29%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (14.29%) JMeter
5 1 (14.29%) C#
5 1 (14.29%) Java
5 1 (14.29%) Ruby
5 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server

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 1 (14.29%) Apache Pig
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Big Data
1 1 (14.29%) Geospatial Data
1 1 (14.29%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) GitLab
2 5 (71.43%) Cucumber
2 5 (71.43%) Jenkins
2 5 (71.43%) Selenium
3 4 (57.14%) Git (software)
4 1 (14.29%) JMeter
4 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
4 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Test Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Senior Test Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Automation Tester
3 2 (28.57%) Software Test Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) BDD
1 7 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (85.71%) Analytics
2 6 (85.71%) Digital Analytics
3 4 (57.14%) Regression Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Scenario Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Unit Testing
4 1 (14.29%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Python
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) Ruby