Period
to 18 September 2018

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 18 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South West > Somerset
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 54 49
Rank change year-on-year -9 -5 +27
Permanent jobs citing QA 22 66 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 2.59% 5.03% 5.30%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.22% 50.00% 42.33%
Number of salaries quoted 15 48 67
Somerset median annual salary £37,000 £42,250 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.43% +12.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £30,773 £30,850 £31,250
90th Percentile £39,750 £53,750 £48,000
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%

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 99 132 163
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 11.66% 10.07% 12.53%
Number of salaries quoted 87 88 144
Somerset median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £22,500 £27,350 £30,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £60,375 £53,375
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%

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

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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 6 months to 18 September 2018.

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 18 September 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
Bath -4 12 £37,500 -11.76% 3
Taunton +7 4 £37,000 -11.90% 1
Street - 4 - -
QA
South West

For the 6 months to 18 September 2018, 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 13 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (22.73%) Marketing
2 5 (22.73%) Degree
2 5 (22.73%) Computer Science
2 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 5 (22.73%) SQL
2 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 5 (22.73%) Test Automation
2 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (18.18%) Portfolio Management
3 4 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (18.18%) Cryptocurrency
3 4 (18.18%) Blockchain
3 4 (18.18%) PMO
3 4 (18.18%) Runbook
3 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 4 (18.18%) Change Control
3 4 (18.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (18.18%) PMP
3 4 (18.18%) PRINCE2
3 4 (18.18%) Project Management
3 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (18.18%) SharePoint
3 4 (18.18%) Service Delivery
3 4 (18.18%) Resource Management
3 4 (18.18%) TDD
3 4 (18.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (13.64%) C

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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 4 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 3 (13.64%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) Blockchain
2 3 (13.64%) Geospatial Data
2 3 (13.64%) GIS
3 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.55%) OLAP
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Cucumber
1 2 (9.09%) Selenium
1 2 (9.09%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
1 5 (22.73%) Marketing
2 1 (4.55%) Advertising
2 1 (4.55%) Electronics
2 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.55%) Publishing
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) PMO Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Support Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Technical Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Technical Support
2 4 (18.18%) Technical Support Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Developer
3 3 (13.64%) GIS Developer
3 3 (13.64%) QA Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) QA Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Quality Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Software QA Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Automation Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Head of Technology
5 1 (4.55%) Programme Delivery Manager
5 1 (4.55%) SQL DBA
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (4.55%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (22.73%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.55%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (22.73%) Test Automation
3 4 (18.18%) Change Control
3 4 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (18.18%) Cryptocurrency
3 4 (18.18%) Portfolio Management
3 4 (18.18%) PRINCE2
3 4 (18.18%) Project Management
3 4 (18.18%) Resource Management
3 4 (18.18%) Runbook
3 4 (18.18%) Service Delivery
3 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 4 (18.18%) TDD
4 3 (13.64%) BDD
4 3 (13.64%) Black-Box Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (9.09%) Quality Management
5 2 (9.09%) Regression Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Scrum
5 2 (9.09%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) C
2 3 (13.64%) Python
3 2 (9.09%) Java
4 1 (4.55%) C#
4 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) Degree
2 4 (18.18%) PMP
2 4 (18.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (13.64%) PMI Certification
4 2 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (9.09%) Master's Degree
4 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.55%) HNC
5 1 (4.55%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) PMO
2 1 (4.55%) GDPR
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) SAP