Period
to 23 July 2017

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 23 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South West > Somerset
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 43 63
Rank change year-on-year -30 +20 +36
Permanent jobs citing QA 49 73 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 3.62% 5.57% 3.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.75% 50.34% 26.67%
Number of salaries quoted 38 73 27
Somerset median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% +2.74% +4.29%
10th Percentile £31,600 £30,000 £19,000
90th Percentile £56,100 £48,750 £42,500
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,750
% change year-on-year - +5.96% +4.86%

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Somerset
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 112 145 135
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 8.28% 11.06% 11.67%
Number of salaries quoted 69 121 115
Somerset median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +23.08% -5.82%
10th Percentile £24,800 £30,000 £19,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £50,000 £46,000
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -

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 23 July 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Somerset

QA
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 23 July 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 -21 42 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Taunton 0 2 £37,500 -16.67%
QA
South West

For the 6 months to 23 July 2017, IT jobs citing QA 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 QA.

1 32 (65.31%) Windows
2 29 (59.18%) SQL Server
3 27 (55.10%) Test Automation
4 25 (51.02%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (51.02%) Unix
5 22 (44.90%) Scrum
6 21 (42.86%) Selenium
7 17 (34.69%) Microsoft
8 16 (32.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 14 (28.57%) Cucumber
9 14 (28.57%) Functional Testing
9 14 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
10 13 (26.53%) QA Automation
10 13 (26.53%) Exploratory Testing
10 13 (26.53%) JBehave
10 13 (26.53%) ETL
10 13 (26.53%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (26.53%) Oracle
10 13 (26.53%) JUnit
10 13 (26.53%) OO
10 13 (26.53%) Data Warehouse
11 12 (24.49%) Solaris
11 12 (24.49%) OLAP
11 12 (24.49%) SharePoint
11 12 (24.49%) NetApp
11 12 (24.49%) VMware
11 12 (24.49%) Management Information System
11 12 (24.49%) QlikView
11 12 (24.49%) Data Analysis
11 12 (24.49%) Data Management

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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 12 (24.49%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.04%) Apache
2 1 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.08%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (4.08%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (59.18%) SQL Server
2 16 (32.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (26.53%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (24.49%) OLAP
4 12 (24.49%) Power BI
4 12 (24.49%) QlikView
5 3 (6.12%) MySQL
6 2 (4.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (2.04%) Big Data
7 1 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (2.04%) BusinessObjects Dashboards
7 1 (2.04%) Data Mining
7 1 (2.04%) Flink
7 1 (2.04%) Geospatial Data
7 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 21 (42.86%) Selenium
2 14 (28.57%) Cucumber
3 13 (26.53%) JBehave
3 13 (26.53%) JUnit
4 3 (6.12%) JIRA
4 3 (6.12%) WebDriver
5 2 (4.08%) JMeter
6 1 (2.04%) Ant
6 1 (2.04%) Gradle
6 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.04%) Maven
6 1 (2.04%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.04%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.04%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (4.08%) Advertising
2 1 (2.04%) Banking
2 1 (2.04%) Finance
2 1 (2.04%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (28.57%) Test Automation Engineer
1 14 (28.57%) Test Engineer
2 12 (24.49%) Administrator
2 12 (24.49%) DBA
3 8 (16.33%) Developer
4 6 (12.24%) Analyst
4 6 (12.24%) Test Analyst
5 5 (10.20%) Java Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Automation Tester
7 3 (6.12%) QA Automation Tester
7 3 (6.12%) QA Tester
7 3 (6.12%) Senior Automation Tester
7 3 (6.12%) Senior QA Tester
7 3 (6.12%) Senior Software Tester
7 3 (6.12%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Senior Tester
7 3 (6.12%) Software QA Tester
7 3 (6.12%) Software Tester
7 3 (6.12%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.33%) .NET
2 3 (6.12%) LAMP
2 3 (6.12%) Web Services
3 1 (2.04%) CSS
3 1 (2.04%) DHTML
3 1 (2.04%) HTML
3 1 (2.04%) J2EE
3 1 (2.04%) Kafka
3 1 (2.04%) Node.js
3 1 (2.04%) Spring Boot
3 1 (2.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (24.49%) Data Structures
1 12 (24.49%) Management Information System
1 12 (24.49%) Renewable Energy
2 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.12%) Hedge funds
3 2 (4.08%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 32 (65.31%) Windows
2 25 (51.02%) Unix
3 12 (24.49%) Solaris
4 3 (6.12%) Linux
4 3 (6.12%) Windows 10
4 3 (6.12%) Windows 7
4 3 (6.12%) Windows Server
4 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (55.10%) Test Automation
2 25 (51.02%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (44.90%) Scrum
4 14 (28.57%) Functional Testing
4 14 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
5 13 (26.53%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (26.53%) ETL
5 13 (26.53%) Exploratory Testing
5 13 (26.53%) OO
5 13 (26.53%) QA Automation
6 12 (24.49%) Data Analysis
6 12 (24.49%) Data Management
7 9 (18.37%) Test Scripting
8 8 (16.33%) SDLC
9 6 (12.24%) Test Strategy
10 5 (10.20%) BDD
10 5 (10.20%) Manual Testing
11 4 (8.16%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (8.16%) Mentoring
11 4 (8.16%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.37%) C#
1 9 (18.37%) Java
2 4 (8.16%) C++
2 4 (8.16%) SQL
3 3 (6.12%) Bash Shell
3 3 (6.12%) Python
3 3 (6.12%) VBScript
4 2 (4.08%) C
4 2 (4.08%) PHP
5 1 (2.04%) Groovy
5 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.16%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.04%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) Ansible
Vendors
1 17 (34.69%) Microsoft
2 13 (26.53%) Oracle
3 12 (24.49%) NetApp
3 12 (24.49%) VMware
4 2 (4.08%) Red Hat
Somerset
Explore Group
Salary: £13000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bath
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + Pension,
Posted: 16 days ago
Somerset
Huxley
Salary: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago