Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South West > Somerset
6 months to
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 73 43
Rank change year-on-year +6 -30 +21
Permanent jobs citing QA 24 49 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 2.53% 3.62% 5.57%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.08% 43.36% 50.34%
Number of salaries quoted 22 38 73
Somerset median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% +13.33% +2.74%
10th Percentile £30,821 £31,600 £30,000
90th Percentile £50,500 £56,100 £48,750
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.96%

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 104 113 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 10.95% 8.35% 11.06%
Number of salaries quoted 94 69 121
Somerset median annual salary £38,250 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.38% - +23.08%
10th Percentile £23,250 £24,800 £30,000
90th Percentile £62,625 £60,000 £50,000
South West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%

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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 23 July 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 23 July 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 14 £37,750 -11.18% 6
Taunton +14 6 £36,000 -4.00% 2
Yeovil - 2 £46,000 -
Street - 2 - -
QA
South West

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 17 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (41.67%) Test Automation
3 7 (29.17%) Scrum
3 7 (29.17%) SQL
4 6 (25.00%) Finance
5 5 (20.83%) TDD
5 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
5 5 (20.83%) BDD
5 5 (20.83%) Degree
5 5 (20.83%) Computer Science
5 5 (20.83%) Black-Box Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Marketing
6 4 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (12.50%) GIS
7 3 (12.50%) ArcGIS
7 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Programme Management
7 3 (12.50%) Linux
7 3 (12.50%) Python
7 3 (12.50%) Selenium
7 3 (12.50%) Security Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (12.50%) Test Strategy
7 3 (12.50%) Geospatial Data
8 2 (8.33%) PMO
8 2 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (8.33%) Runbook
8 2 (8.33%) Acceptance Criteria
8 2 (8.33%) Problem-Solving

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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 3 (12.50%) ArcGIS
2 2 (8.33%) Apache Spark
2 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Firewall
1 2 (8.33%) Kerberos
1 2 (8.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) Geospatial Data
1 3 (12.50%) GIS
2 2 (8.33%) Apache Hive
2 2 (8.33%) Blockchain
2 2 (8.33%) Hadoop
2 2 (8.33%) HBase
3 1 (4.17%) Data Mining
3 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.17%) OLAP
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Selenium
2 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.17%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.17%) JIRA
3 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Marketing
3 2 (8.33%) Electronics
3 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 2 (8.33%) Retail
3 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Analyst
1 5 (20.83%) QA Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Administrator
3 3 (12.50%) Developer
3 3 (12.50%) GIS Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (12.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 3 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Linux Systems Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) PMO Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) QA Specialist
4 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Technical Support
4 2 (8.33%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Programme Delivery Manager
5 1 (4.17%) QA Test Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Software QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) LDAP
2 1 (4.17%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Computer Science
2 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) Data Structures
3 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (41.67%) Test Automation
3 7 (29.17%) Scrum
4 5 (20.83%) BDD
4 5 (20.83%) Black-Box Testing
4 5 (20.83%) TDD
5 4 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (12.50%) Programme Management
6 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Security Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Test Strategy
7 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (8.33%) Cryptocurrency
7 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2
7 2 (8.33%) Project Management
7 2 (8.33%) Resource Management
7 2 (8.33%) Runbook
7 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) SQL
2 3 (12.50%) Python
3 1 (4.17%) C
3 1 (4.17%) C#
3 1 (4.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) Degree
2 2 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (8.33%) PMI Certification
2 2 (8.33%) PMP
2 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (4.17%) HNC
3 1 (4.17%) HND
3 1 (4.17%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) PMO
2 1 (4.17%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Docker
1 2 (8.33%) HDFS
1 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Ansible
1 2 (8.33%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) SAP