Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South West > Somerset
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 54 63
Rank change year-on-year -9 +9 +2
Permanent jobs citing QA 27 66 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 2.93% 4.89% 4.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.42% 55.00% 41.43%
Number of salaries quoted 20 54 56
Somerset median annual salary £36,500 £39,750 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.18% +7.43% -1.33%
10th Percentile £29,750 £29,500 £30,625
90th Percentile £41,475 £52,125 £48,750
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 95 120 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 10.29% 8.89% 10.36%
Number of salaries quoted 77 91 118
Somerset median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £28,450 £27,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £58,000 £53,750 £53,750
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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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 12 November 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 12 November 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 -3 16 £36,500 -2.67% 3
Street - 4 - - 2
Taunton -4 3 £37,000 -11.90% 4
Glastonbury - 1 £52,500 -
QA
South West

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (37.04%) Test Automation
3 9 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (25.93%) C#
5 6 (22.22%) Java
5 6 (22.22%) SQL
5 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 5 (18.52%) Marketing
6 5 (18.52%) Finance
7 4 (14.81%) Service Delivery
7 4 (14.81%) Degree
7 4 (14.81%) Resource Management
7 4 (14.81%) Computer Science
7 4 (14.81%) Selenium
7 4 (14.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (14.81%) PMP
7 4 (14.81%) Project Management
7 4 (14.81%) .NET
7 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Office
7 4 (14.81%) PRINCE2
7 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Excel
7 4 (14.81%) SharePoint
7 4 (14.81%) Cryptocurrency
7 4 (14.81%) Blockchain
7 4 (14.81%) Portfolio Management
7 4 (14.81%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (14.81%) Change Control
7 4 (14.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Engagement

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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 (14.81%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.41%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) Blockchain
2 2 (7.41%) Geospatial Data
2 2 (7.41%) GIS
3 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.70%) OLAP
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Selenium
2 2 (7.41%) Cucumber
2 2 (7.41%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (7.41%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (18.52%) Finance
1 5 (18.52%) Marketing
2 1 (3.70%) Advertising
2 1 (3.70%) Electronics
2 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.70%) Retail
2 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Test Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) PMO Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Support Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Technical Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Technical Support
3 4 (14.81%) Technical Support Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Developer
4 2 (7.41%) GIS Developer
4 2 (7.41%) QA Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) QA Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Quality Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Software QA Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Test Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) Applications Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Head of Technology
5 1 (3.70%) Lead DevOps
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) .NET
2 1 (3.70%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (14.81%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.41%) Analytical Mindset
4 1 (3.70%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (37.04%) Test Automation
3 4 (14.81%) BDD
3 4 (14.81%) Change Control
3 4 (14.81%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (14.81%) Cryptocurrency
3 4 (14.81%) Portfolio Management
3 4 (14.81%) PRINCE2
3 4 (14.81%) Project Management
3 4 (14.81%) Resource Management
3 4 (14.81%) Runbook
3 4 (14.81%) Service Delivery
3 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 3 (11.11%) Open Source
4 3 (11.11%) TDD
5 2 (7.41%) API Testing
5 2 (7.41%) Black-Box Testing
5 2 (7.41%) DevOps
5 2 (7.41%) QMS
5 2 (7.41%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.93%) C#
2 6 (22.22%) Java
2 6 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (7.41%) C
3 2 (7.41%) Python
4 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Degree
1 4 (14.81%) PMP
1 4 (14.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (11.11%) PMI Certification
3 2 (7.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (7.41%) Master's Degree
3 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) HNC
4 1 (3.70%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) PMO
2 1 (3.70%) GDPR
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) SAP
2 2 (7.41%) Xamarin