The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Somerset with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
South West / Somerset
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 57 36
Rank change year-on-year -3 -21  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 20 21 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 2.86% 3.13% 5.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.14% 3.56% 6.68%
Number of salaries quoted 23 11 33
Median salary £36,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.76% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,050 £27,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,750 £37,500 £55,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year - -2.77%  

Software Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Somerset with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Somerset
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 637 590 494
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 91.13% 87.93% 79.81%
Number of salaries quoted 2094 2367 1738
Median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,825 £31,039 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Somerset.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Somerset

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Somerset

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

Salary trend for Software Testing in Somerset

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Somerset

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Somerset over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in Somerset

Software Testing
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 Testing within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 28 June 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 +1 13 £36,750 +22.50% 3
Taunton -9 1 £37,028 +13.93% 1
Software Testing
South West

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT jobs citing Software Testing 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 Software Testing.

1 55 (94.83%) Test Automation
2 37 (63.79%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (62.07%) ISTQB
4 34 (58.62%) Java
4 34 (58.62%) Cucumber
5 31 (53.45%) BDD
6 29 (50.00%) Waterfall
6 29 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 29 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 29 (50.00%) ISEB
7 28 (48.28%) SpecFlow
8 25 (43.10%) Performance Testing
8 25 (43.10%) Load Testing
8 25 (43.10%) Selenium
9 24 (41.38%) SQL
10 23 (39.66%) Test Strategy
11 22 (37.93%) Team Foundation Server
11 22 (37.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 22 (37.93%) C#
11 22 (37.93%) Security Testing
11 22 (37.93%) Test Management
12 21 (36.21%) Scrum
12 21 (36.21%) User Stories
13 17 (29.31%) Unit Testing
14 16 (27.59%) Windows
15 15 (25.86%) Test Scripting
15 15 (25.86%) DevOps
16 14 (24.14%) Security Cleared
16 14 (24.14%) Project Planning
17 12 (20.69%) SC Cleared

Software Testing
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:

Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.62%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.62%) HTTP
2 1 (1.72%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.17%) MySQL
1 3 (5.17%) SQL Server
1 3 (5.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 34 (58.62%) Cucumber
2 28 (48.28%) SpecFlow
3 25 (43.10%) Selenium
4 22 (37.93%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (15.52%) JUnit
6 8 (13.79%) Visual Studio
7 7 (12.07%) Eclipse
7 7 (12.07%) IntelliJ
8 6 (10.34%) Jenkins
8 6 (10.34%) JIRA
8 6 (10.34%) WebDriver
9 5 (8.62%) Geb
9 5 (8.62%) Git (software)
9 5 (8.62%) JMeter
9 5 (8.62%) LoadUI
9 5 (8.62%) NUnit
9 5 (8.62%) SoapUI
9 5 (8.62%) Spock
9 5 (8.62%) Travis CI
10 2 (3.45%) HP UFT
Job Titles
1 27 (46.55%) Test Engineer
2 20 (34.48%) Test Automation Engineer
3 11 (18.97%) Analyst
3 11 (18.97%) Test Analyst
3 11 (18.97%) Tester
4 10 (17.24%) Software Tester
5 8 (13.79%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
5 8 (13.79%) Senior Test Engineer
6 7 (12.07%) Senior Analyst
6 7 (12.07%) Senior Test Analyst
7 6 (10.34%) Software Test Engineer
8 5 (8.62%) Web Engineer
9 4 (6.90%) Automation Tester
9 4 (6.90%) Test Manager
10 3 (5.17%) QA Automation Tester
10 3 (5.17%) Senior Automation Tester
10 3 (5.17%) Senior QA Tester
10 3 (5.17%) Senior Software Tester
10 3 (5.17%) Software QA Tester
10 3 (5.17%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.52%) Web Services
2 5 (8.62%) Gherkin
2 5 (8.62%) REST
3 3 (5.17%) LAMP
4 2 (3.45%) .NET
5 1 (1.72%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.45%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 16 (27.59%) Windows
2 6 (10.34%) Linux
3 3 (5.17%) Windows 10
3 3 (5.17%) Windows 7
3 3 (5.17%) Windows Server
3 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (94.83%) Test Automation
2 37 (63.79%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (53.45%) BDD
4 29 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 29 (50.00%) Waterfall
5 25 (43.10%) Load Testing
5 25 (43.10%) Performance Testing
6 23 (39.66%) Test Strategy
7 22 (37.93%) Security Testing
7 22 (37.93%) Test Management
8 21 (36.21%) Scrum
8 21 (36.21%) User Stories
9 17 (29.31%) Unit Testing
10 15 (25.86%) DevOps
10 15 (25.86%) Test Scripting
11 14 (24.14%) Project Planning
12 9 (15.52%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (15.52%) Manual Testing
12 9 (15.52%) Regression Testing
13 8 (13.79%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (58.62%) Java
2 24 (41.38%) SQL
3 22 (37.93%) C#
4 7 (12.07%) C
5 6 (10.34%) JavaScript
5 6 (10.34%) Python
6 5 (8.62%) Groovy
7 3 (5.17%) VBScript
8 1 (1.72%) PHP
8 1 (1.72%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 36 (62.07%) ISTQB
2 29 (50.00%) ISEB
3 22 (37.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 14 (24.14%) Security Cleared
5 12 (20.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.07%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 29 (50.00%) Microsoft
Bath, Avon
Explore Group
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
ISL
Salary: £35000.00 - £48000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bath, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago