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 3 months to 28 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South West / Somerset
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 46 49
Rank change year-on-year -9 +3  
Permanent jobs citing QA 26 27 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 3.75% 4.45% 3.71%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 45.61% 42.86% 34.43%
Number of salaries quoted 20 25 15
Median salary £42,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.42% +7.69%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,750 £30,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,250 £53,500 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year - -3.61%  

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 57 63 61
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 8.21% 10.38% 10.78%
Number of salaries quoted 38 45 50
Median salary £43,750 £38,750 £34,508
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.90% +12.29%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,850 £29,800 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £40,000 £53,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset citing QA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Somerset

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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

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Salary Histogram in Somerset

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Somerset over the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

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 3 months to 28 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bath +1 22 £42,500 +6.25% 4
Taunton -6 1 £37,500 +15.38%
QA
South West

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 17 (54.84%) Windows
2 14 (45.16%) SQL Server
2 14 (45.16%) Test Automation
3 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
4 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (35.48%) Scrum
5 11 (35.48%) Unix
5 11 (35.48%) Selenium
6 9 (29.03%) Test Strategy
7 8 (25.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (22.58%) Software Testing
8 7 (22.58%) ISTQB
8 7 (22.58%) Cucumber
8 7 (22.58%) QA Automation
9 6 (19.35%) Functional Testing
9 6 (19.35%) Non-Functional Testing
9 6 (19.35%) JBehave
9 6 (19.35%) Oracle
9 6 (19.35%) OO
9 6 (19.35%) JUnit
9 6 (19.35%) Exploratory Testing
10 5 (16.13%) Power BI
10 5 (16.13%) VMware
10 5 (16.13%) Data Management
10 5 (16.13%) Management Information System
10 5 (16.13%) OLAP
10 5 (16.13%) .NET
10 5 (16.13%) C#
10 5 (16.13%) Solaris
10 5 (16.13%) NetApp

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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 5 (16.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.45%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (6.45%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (45.16%) SQL Server
2 8 (25.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (16.13%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (16.13%) OLAP
3 5 (16.13%) Power BI
3 5 (16.13%) QlikView
4 3 (9.68%) MySQL
5 2 (6.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 11 (35.48%) Selenium
2 7 (22.58%) Cucumber
3 6 (19.35%) JBehave
3 6 (19.35%) JUnit
4 2 (6.45%) JMeter
4 2 (6.45%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.23%) Ant
5 1 (3.23%) Gradle
5 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.23%) JIRA
5 1 (3.23%) Maven
5 1 (3.23%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.23%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (6.45%) Advertising
2 1 (3.23%) Banking
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (19.35%) Test Automation Engineer
1 6 (19.35%) Test Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) Administrator
2 5 (16.13%) DBA
3 4 (12.90%) Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Automation Tester
3 4 (12.90%) Developer
3 4 (12.90%) QA Automation Tester
3 4 (12.90%) QA Tester
3 4 (12.90%) Test Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Test Manager
3 4 (12.90%) Tester
4 3 (9.68%) Senior Automation Tester
4 3 (9.68%) Senior QA Tester
4 3 (9.68%) Senior Software Tester
4 3 (9.68%) Senior Tester
4 3 (9.68%) Software QA Tester
4 3 (9.68%) Software Tester
4 3 (9.68%) Team Leader
5 2 (6.45%) C++ Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) .NET
2 3 (9.68%) LAMP
2 3 (9.68%) Web Services
3 1 (3.23%) CSS
3 1 (3.23%) DHTML
3 1 (3.23%) HTML
3 1 (3.23%) J2EE
3 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Data Structures
1 5 (16.13%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.45%) Hedge funds
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (54.84%) Windows
2 11 (35.48%) Unix
3 5 (16.13%) Solaris
4 3 (9.68%) Windows 10
4 3 (9.68%) Windows 7
4 3 (9.68%) Windows Server
4 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) Test Automation
2 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (35.48%) Scrum
4 9 (29.03%) Test Strategy
5 7 (22.58%) QA Automation
5 7 (22.58%) Software Testing
6 6 (19.35%) Exploratory Testing
6 6 (19.35%) Functional Testing
6 6 (19.35%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (19.35%) OO
7 5 (16.13%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (16.13%) Data Analysis
7 5 (16.13%) Data Management
7 5 (16.13%) ETL
7 5 (16.13%) SDLC
7 5 (16.13%) System Testing
8 4 (12.90%) Automated Testing
8 4 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (12.90%) Test Scripting
8 4 (12.90%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) C#
2 4 (12.90%) Java
3 3 (9.68%) C++
3 3 (9.68%) SQL
3 3 (9.68%) VBScript
4 2 (6.45%) Bash Shell
4 2 (6.45%) C
4 2 (6.45%) PHP
4 2 (6.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.23%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Ansible
Vendors
1 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
2 6 (19.35%) Oracle
3 5 (16.13%) NetApp
3 5 (16.13%) VMware
4 2 (6.45%) Red Hat
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