The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Somerset during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Tester
South West / Somerset
Rank 74 69 56
Rank change year-on-year -5 -13  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 7 2 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 1.11% 0.32% 2.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 0.33% 2.65%
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 12
Median salary £37,500 £38,750 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.22% +55.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £37,750 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £39,750 £32,500
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year - +4.83%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Somerset. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Somerset
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 611 614 490
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 96.98% 98.40% 98.99%
Number of salaries quoted 504 541 433
Median salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset that featured Software Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Tester in Somerset

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester in Somerset.

Salary trend for Software Tester in Somerset

Software Tester
Salary Histogram in Somerset

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Tester in Somerset over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Tester in Somerset

Software Tester
Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bath 0 5 £37,500 -3.22% 2
Yeovil - 2 £26,500 -
Software Tester
South West

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, Software Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Somerset region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 9 (81.82%) Software Testing
2 7 (63.64%) Regression Testing
3 6 (54.55%) Selenium
3 6 (54.55%) Test Automation
4 5 (45.45%) Unit Testing
4 5 (45.45%) HTTP
4 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
4 5 (45.45%) Web Services
4 5 (45.45%) Python
4 5 (45.45%) Cucumber
5 3 (27.27%) Functional Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Test Planning
6 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
6 2 (18.18%) ISEB
6 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
6 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
6 2 (18.18%) Client/Server
6 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
7 1 (9.09%) C#
7 1 (9.09%) Degree
7 1 (9.09%) JIRA
7 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
7 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (9.09%) MSTest
7 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
7 1 (9.09%) System Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Wealth Management
7 1 (9.09%) Project Management

Software Tester Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) Selenium
2 5 (45.45%) Cucumber
3 1 (9.09%) JIRA
3 1 (9.09%) MSTest
3 1 (9.09%) SpecFlow
3 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) Web Services
2 1 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Client/Server
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Software Testing
2 7 (63.64%) Regression Testing
3 6 (54.55%) Test Automation
4 5 (45.45%) Unit Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Functional Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Test Planning
6 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Case Management
7 1 (9.09%) OO
7 1 (9.09%) Process Improvement
7 1 (9.09%) Project Management
7 1 (9.09%) System Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
7 1 (9.09%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
1 5 (45.45%) Python
2 1 (9.09%) C#
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) ISEB
1 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
Bath, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago