Period
to 19 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Somerset with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 6 months to 19 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South West > Somerset
6 months to
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 35 68 71
Rank change year-on-year +33 +3 -23
Permanent jobs citing QA 48 24 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 5.67% 2.48% 3.71%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 53.93% 23.08% 43.10%
Number of salaries quoted 38 24 39
Somerset median annual salary £41,000 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.33% -11.76% +13.33%
10th Percentile £29,000 £30,916 £31,650
90th Percentile £52,375 £50,500 £55,900
South West median annual salary £41,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25% -

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance 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 quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Somerset
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 89 104 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 10.52% 10.75% 8.61%
Number of salaries quoted 72 96 72
Somerset median annual salary £42,500 £37,750 £40,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.58% -7.36% +1.88%
10th Percentile £29,100 £23,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £59,375 £60,000
South West median annual salary £43,038 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.26% - +6.25%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

Job vacancy trend for QA in Somerset

QA
Salary Trend in Somerset

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

Salary trend for QA in Somerset

QA
Salary Histogram in Somerset

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Somerset over the 6 months to 19 July 2019.

Salary histogram for QA in Somerset

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Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Somerset region over the 6 months to 19 July 2019. 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 +18 25 £42,500 +13.33% 11
Taunton +3 10 £37,738 +4.83% 1
Yeovil +11 3 £11,400 -75.22% 1
Street - 3 - -
QA
South West

For the 6 months to 19 July 2019, IT jobs citing QA 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 QA.

1 21 (43.75%) Test Automation
2 20 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (39.58%) Selenium
4 17 (35.42%) C#
5 16 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 15 (31.25%) Git (software)
7 14 (29.17%) JavaScript
8 13 (27.08%) Java
9 12 (25.00%) SC Cleared
9 12 (25.00%) Software Testing
9 12 (25.00%) Scrum
9 12 (25.00%) BDD
9 12 (25.00%) Jenkins
9 12 (25.00%) Acceptance Criteria
10 11 (22.92%) Exploratory Testing
10 11 (22.92%) SoapUI
11 10 (20.83%) Cucumber
11 10 (20.83%) CSS
12 9 (18.75%) SDLC
13 8 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
13 8 (16.67%) Software Delivery
13 8 (16.67%) Docker
13 8 (16.67%) DevOps
13 8 (16.67%) Hadoop
13 8 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (16.67%) SpecFlow
13 8 (16.67%) TDD
13 8 (16.67%) Ruby
13 8 (16.67%) HTML
13 8 (16.67%) Visual Studio

QA
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 5 (10.42%) WordPress
2 1 (2.08%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.17%) GitHub
3 1 (2.08%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (2.08%) SaaS
3 1 (2.08%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.67%) Hadoop
2 7 (14.58%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (12.50%) NoSQL
3 6 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (10.42%) Geospatial Data
4 5 (10.42%) GIS
4 5 (10.42%) MySQL
5 3 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (6.25%) Data Mining
5 3 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (6.25%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (6.25%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (4.17%) Relational Database
7 1 (2.08%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (2.08%) Big Data
7 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 19 (39.58%) Selenium
2 15 (31.25%) Git (software)
3 12 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 11 (22.92%) SoapUI
5 10 (20.83%) Cucumber
6 8 (16.67%) JMeter
6 8 (16.67%) SpecFlow
6 8 (16.67%) Visual Studio
7 5 (10.42%) PostCSS
8 3 (6.25%) AccuRev
8 3 (6.25%) JIRA
8 3 (6.25%) Rhino Mocks
8 3 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (6.25%) WebDriver
9 1 (2.08%) HP UFT
9 1 (2.08%) Maven
General
1 7 (14.58%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Advertising
3 2 (4.17%) Marketing
3 2 (4.17%) Publishing
3 2 (4.17%) Retail
4 1 (2.08%) Electronics
4 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (29.17%) Developer
2 9 (18.75%) Test Engineer
3 8 (16.67%) QA Engineer
3 8 (16.67%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
3 8 (16.67%) Senior Test Engineer
3 8 (16.67%) Test Automation Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) Automation Test Expert
4 5 (10.42%) Automation Tester
4 5 (10.42%) Full Stack Developer
4 5 (10.42%) Tester
5 4 (8.33%) QA Automation Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) .NET Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (6.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (6.25%) QA Leader
6 3 (6.25%) QA Specialist
6 3 (6.25%) QA Test Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.83%) CSS
2 8 (16.67%) HTML
3 7 (14.58%) AngularJS
3 7 (14.58%) CSS3
3 7 (14.58%) HTML5
3 7 (14.58%) React
3 7 (14.58%) RxJS
4 5 (10.42%) Handlebars
4 5 (10.42%) REST
4 5 (10.42%) Twig
5 4 (8.33%) RESTful
6 3 (6.25%) .NET
6 3 (6.25%) .NET Framework
6 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET
6 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 3 (6.25%) jQuery
6 3 (6.25%) Middleware
6 3 (6.25%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (6.25%) SOAP
6 3 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Data Protection Act
1 5 (10.42%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (4.17%) User Experience
3 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.08%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.58%) Linux
2 2 (4.17%) Windows
3 1 (2.08%) CentOS
3 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (43.75%) Test Automation
2 20 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (25.00%) Acceptance Criteria
3 12 (25.00%) BDD
3 12 (25.00%) Scrum
3 12 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 11 (22.92%) Exploratory Testing
5 9 (18.75%) SDLC
6 8 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
6 8 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (16.67%) DevOps
6 8 (16.67%) Software Delivery
6 8 (16.67%) TDD
7 7 (14.58%) Functional Programming
8 6 (12.50%) Data Modelling
8 6 (12.50%) QMS
8 6 (12.50%) Quality Management
9 5 (10.42%) Data Protection
9 5 (10.42%) OO
10 4 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 17 (35.42%) C#
2 14 (29.17%) JavaScript
3 13 (27.08%) Java
4 8 (16.67%) Ruby
5 7 (14.58%) ES6
6 5 (10.42%) PHP
6 5 (10.42%) R
7 3 (6.25%) C
7 3 (6.25%) SQL
7 3 (6.25%) VB.NET
8 2 (4.17%) Python
8 2 (4.17%) TypeScript
9 1 (2.08%) Bash Shell
9 1 (2.08%) Perl
9 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 12 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.42%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (8.33%) Degree
5 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.08%) IRCA
5 1 (2.08%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) ISO 22301
1 4 (8.33%) ISO 9001
1 4 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.17%) PMO
3 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (16.67%) Docker
2 1 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (12.50%) Puppet
2 2 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.08%) Ansible
3 1 (2.08%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.25%) FNZ
2 3 (6.25%) Tableau
3 1 (2.08%) Google
3 1 (2.08%) SAP
3 1 (2.08%) VMware