Period
to 18 January 2019

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 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South West > Somerset
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 74 54 88
Rank change year-on-year -20 +34 -37
Permanent jobs citing QA 25 70 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 2.49% 5.65% 2.24%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.78% 61.95% 26.92%
Number of salaries quoted 14 64 27
Somerset median annual salary £36,500 £39,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.59% +12.86% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £31,250 £29,250
90th Percentile £48,450 £54,625 £55,500
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 74 113 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 7.36% 9.11% 8.32%
Number of salaries quoted 53 95 86
Somerset median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -2.60% +10.00%
10th Percentile £23,000 £27,500 £30,500
90th Percentile £74,750 £55,900 £53,750
South West median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% - -2.44%

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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 2019.

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 2019. 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 -16 11 £36,500 -2.67%
Street - 8 - -
Glastonbury +5 1 £52,500 +7.97%
Taunton -11 1 - - 6
Weston-super-Mare - 1 £25,000 -
QA
South West

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 (52.00%) C#
1 13 (52.00%) Test Automation
2 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (36.00%) Selenium
3 9 (36.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
5 7 (28.00%) .NET
5 7 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (24.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (24.00%) Java
6 6 (24.00%) Finance
7 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 5 (20.00%) SQL
7 5 (20.00%) API Testing
8 4 (16.00%) FNZ
8 4 (16.00%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (16.00%) SQL Server 2016
8 4 (16.00%) Cryptocurrency
8 4 (16.00%) Blockchain
8 4 (16.00%) Functional Testing
8 4 (16.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 4 (16.00%) SDLC
8 4 (16.00%) Runbook
8 4 (16.00%) Rhino Mocks
8 4 (16.00%) Tableau
8 4 (16.00%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (16.00%) SoapUI
8 4 (16.00%) REST
8 4 (16.00%) jQuery

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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 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 9 (36.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) Blockchain
1 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (16.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 4 (16.00%) SQL Server 2014
1 4 (16.00%) SQL Server 2016
1 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (36.00%) Selenium
2 4 (16.00%) AccuRev
2 4 (16.00%) Rhino Mocks
2 4 (16.00%) SoapUI
2 4 (16.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (12.00%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (4.00%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (24.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Marketing
3 1 (4.00%) Advertising
3 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Analyst
2 6 (24.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) .NET Developer
3 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 4 (16.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 4 (16.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 4 (16.00%) C# Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Support Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Technical Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Technical Support
3 4 (16.00%) Technical Support Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Test Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) PMO Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) QA Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) QA Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Quality Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Applications Specialist
6 1 (4.00%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (28.00%) .NET
2 4 (16.00%) .NET Framework
2 4 (16.00%) Ajax
2 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 4 (16.00%) CSS
2 4 (16.00%) jQuery
2 4 (16.00%) Middleware
2 4 (16.00%) RabbitMQ
2 4 (16.00%) REST
2 4 (16.00%) RESTful
2 4 (16.00%) SOAP
2 4 (16.00%) Web Services
3 1 (4.00%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.00%) Analytical Mindset
3 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) Test Automation
2 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (24.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (20.00%) API Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Cryptocurrency
5 4 (16.00%) Data Modelling
5 4 (16.00%) DNA
5 4 (16.00%) Functional Testing
5 4 (16.00%) MVC
5 4 (16.00%) Project Management
5 4 (16.00%) Runbook
5 4 (16.00%) SDLC
6 3 (12.00%) BDD
6 3 (12.00%) Open Source
6 3 (12.00%) Performance Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Scalability Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Stress Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Test Scripting
7 2 (8.00%) QMS
7 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 13 (52.00%) C#
2 6 (24.00%) Java
3 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (20.00%) SQL
4 4 (16.00%) VB.NET
5 2 (8.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) PMP
1 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (4.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) Master's Degree
2 1 (4.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) PMO
2 1 (4.00%) GDPR
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.00%) FNZ
2 4 (16.00%) Tableau
3 3 (12.00%) Xamarin
4 1 (4.00%) SAP