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

Quality Assurance (QA)
South West > Somerset
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 87 50
Rank change year-on-year +34 -37 +34
Permanent jobs citing QA 70 28 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 5.65% 2.24% 4.94%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 61.95% 27.18% 48.41%
Number of salaries quoted 64 27 57
Somerset median annual salary £39,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.86% - -9.68%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £54,625 £55,500 £41,250
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 113 103 126
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 9.11% 8.24% 10.21%
Number of salaries quoted 95 85 103
Somerset median annual salary £37,500 £38,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.60% +10.00% -6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,400 £22,500
90th Percentile £55,900 £53,750 £46,500
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year - -2.44% +6.49%

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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 January 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 January 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 +17 51 £37,500 +2.74% 11
Taunton +21 6 £42,000 -26.96% 3
Glastonbury - 2 £48,625 -
QA
South West

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 30 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (41.43%) Test Automation
3 23 (32.86%) Microsoft
4 21 (30.00%) SQL
5 20 (28.57%) SDLC
6 19 (27.14%) SQL Server
6 19 (27.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 18 (25.71%) Linux
8 17 (24.29%) Software Testing
8 17 (24.29%) Degree
9 16 (22.86%) Web Services
10 15 (21.43%) Computer Science
11 14 (20.00%) Windows
11 14 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
11 14 (20.00%) Manual Testing
12 13 (18.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 13 (18.57%) Windows Server
12 13 (18.57%) T-SQL
12 13 (18.57%) Software Engineering
13 12 (17.14%) Scrum
13 12 (17.14%) Business Intelligence
14 11 (15.71%) Finance
14 11 (15.71%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (15.71%) BusinessObjects
14 11 (15.71%) Data Warehouse
14 11 (15.71%) E-Commerce
14 11 (15.71%) Data Modelling
14 11 (15.71%) Data Mining
14 11 (15.71%) ETL
14 11 (15.71%) Performance Testing

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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 (5.71%) Apache
1 4 (5.71%) Apache Solr
2 3 (4.29%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (4.29%) IIS
3 2 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.86%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.43%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (12.86%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.43%) IaaS
2 1 (1.43%) PaaS
2 1 (1.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.57%) Firewall
1 6 (8.57%) Kerberos
1 6 (8.57%) LDAP
1 6 (8.57%) Network Security
2 5 (7.14%) SAN
3 1 (1.43%) Internet
3 1 (1.43%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (27.14%) SQL Server
1 19 (27.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 11 (15.71%) BusinessObjects
2 11 (15.71%) BusinessObjects Dashboards
2 11 (15.71%) Data Mining
2 11 (15.71%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (15.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 11 (15.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (11.43%) MySQL
4 6 (8.57%) Hadoop
5 4 (5.71%) Relational Database
6 3 (4.29%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (4.29%) Big Data
6 3 (4.29%) Flink
7 1 (1.43%) Apache Hive
7 1 (1.43%) HBase
Development Applications
1 8 (11.43%) Jenkins
2 7 (10.00%) Selenium
3 6 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (7.14%) Cucumber
5 4 (5.71%) Visual Studio
6 3 (4.29%) Git (software)
6 3 (4.29%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.43%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.43%) Subversion
General
1 11 (15.71%) Finance
2 6 (8.57%) Banking
3 5 (7.14%) Games
4 1 (1.43%) Electronics
4 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.43%) Marketing
4 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (20.00%) Developer
2 12 (17.14%) Tester
3 11 (15.71%) Business Developer
3 11 (15.71%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 11 (15.71%) QA Automation Engineer
3 11 (15.71%) QA Engineer
4 10 (14.29%) Test Engineer
5 9 (12.86%) QA Test Engineer
5 9 (12.86%) Test Automation Engineer
6 8 (11.43%) Linux Engineer
6 8 (11.43%) Software QA Engineer
6 8 (11.43%) Software Test Engineer
7 7 (10.00%) Administrator
7 7 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (8.57%) Analyst
8 6 (8.57%) Project Manager
8 6 (8.57%) Senior QA Engineer
8 6 (8.57%) Technical Manager
8 6 (8.57%) Technical Project Manager
8 6 (8.57%) Technical Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (22.86%) Web Services
2 8 (11.43%) LAMP
3 7 (10.00%) Spring Boot
3 7 (10.00%) Velocity
4 5 (7.14%) RESTful
5 4 (5.71%) Lucene
5 4 (5.71%) REST
6 3 (4.29%) Gherkin
6 3 (4.29%) Kafka
6 3 (4.29%) Node.js
7 2 (2.86%) CSS
7 2 (2.86%) HTML
7 2 (2.86%) WCF
8 1 (1.43%) JSON
8 1 (1.43%) Web Services Management
8 1 (1.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (21.43%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.71%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.43%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (25.71%) Linux
2 14 (20.00%) Windows
3 13 (18.57%) Windows Server
4 9 (12.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (11.43%) Windows 10
5 8 (11.43%) Windows 7
5 8 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (5.71%) Android
6 4 (5.71%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.43%) CentOS
7 1 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (41.43%) Test Automation
3 20 (28.57%) SDLC
4 17 (24.29%) Software Testing
5 14 (20.00%) Manual Testing
6 13 (18.57%) Software Engineering
6 13 (18.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 12 (17.14%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (17.14%) Scrum
8 11 (15.71%) Continuous Improvement
8 11 (15.71%) Data Modelling
8 11 (15.71%) E-Commerce
8 11 (15.71%) ETL
8 11 (15.71%) Performance Testing
8 11 (15.71%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (14.29%) Defect Management
9 10 (14.29%) DevOps
10 8 (11.43%) Load Testing
10 8 (11.43%) TDD
11 6 (8.57%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 21 (30.00%) SQL
2 13 (18.57%) T-SQL
3 8 (11.43%) VBScript
4 5 (7.14%) Java
4 5 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.71%) Python
6 3 (4.29%) Bash Shell
6 3 (4.29%) C#
6 3 (4.29%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 17 (24.29%) Degree
2 14 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 5 (7.14%) ISEB
4 5 (7.14%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.86%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.43%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.43%) PMP
6 1 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.43%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.43%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (14.29%) Docker
2 6 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.43%) HDFS
5 1 (1.43%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.43%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 5 (7.14%) Ansible
2 1 (1.43%) Puppet
2 1 (1.43%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 23 (32.86%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.57%) VMware
3 5 (7.14%) Cloudera
3 5 (7.14%) Hitachi
4 1 (1.43%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.43%) SAP
4 1 (1.43%) Xamarin