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 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
South West / Somerset
Rank 42 62 45
Rank change year-on-year +20 -17  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 38 10 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 5.92% 1.57% 4.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.30% 1.81% 5.26%
Number of salaries quoted 35 10 24
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £29,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +20.68%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £27,500 £23,950
10% offered a salary of more than £47,600 £41,250 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 603 551 456
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 93.93% 86.64% 90.66%
Number of salaries quoted 489 484 398
Median salary £39,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,250
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset citing Software Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 25 March 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 25 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 +10 13 £42,500 +13.33% 2
Street - 5 £40,000 -
Taunton +1 3 £32,500 - 1
Yeovil +1 2 £26,500 -24.28%
Software Testing
South West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 47 (75.81%) Test Automation
2 44 (70.97%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (70.97%) ISTQB
3 40 (64.52%) ISEB
4 37 (59.68%) Cucumber
4 37 (59.68%) BDD
5 36 (58.06%) Waterfall
5 36 (58.06%) Microsoft
6 35 (56.45%) Non-Functional Testing
6 35 (56.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 33 (53.23%) SpecFlow
8 32 (51.61%) Team Foundation Server
9 31 (50.00%) Java
9 31 (50.00%) Load Testing
9 31 (50.00%) Test Management
10 27 (43.55%) Security Testing
10 27 (43.55%) Performance Testing
11 23 (37.10%) Scrum
12 22 (35.48%) User Stories
13 20 (32.26%) C#
13 20 (32.26%) SQL
14 17 (27.42%) Selenium
14 17 (27.42%) Security Cleared
15 16 (25.81%) Test Strategy
16 14 (22.58%) Line Management
17 13 (20.97%) Customer Requirements
17 13 (20.97%) Project Planning
18 12 (19.35%) SC Cleared
19 11 (17.74%) Test Scripting
20 10 (16.13%) Unit Testing

Software Testing
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 (1.61%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.06%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.61%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 37 (59.68%) Cucumber
2 33 (53.23%) SpecFlow
3 32 (51.61%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (27.42%) Selenium
5 8 (12.90%) JUnit
6 6 (9.68%) Eclipse
6 6 (9.68%) IntelliJ
6 6 (9.68%) Visual Studio
7 5 (8.06%) Geb
7 5 (8.06%) Git (software)
7 5 (8.06%) Jenkins
7 5 (8.06%) JIRA
7 5 (8.06%) JMeter
7 5 (8.06%) Spock
7 5 (8.06%) Travis CI
8 2 (3.23%) HP UFT
9 1 (1.61%) LoadUI
9 1 (1.61%) MSTest
9 1 (1.61%) NUnit
9 1 (1.61%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (4.84%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 24 (38.71%) Test Engineer
2 20 (32.26%) Analyst
2 20 (32.26%) Test Analyst
3 17 (27.42%) Test Automation Engineer
4 15 (24.19%) Senior Analyst
4 15 (24.19%) Senior Test Analyst
5 9 (14.52%) Tester
6 8 (12.90%) Senior Test Engineer
6 8 (12.90%) Software Tester
7 7 (11.29%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
8 5 (8.06%) Software Test Engineer
8 5 (8.06%) Web Engineer
9 4 (6.45%) Test Manager
10 3 (4.84%) Test Specialist
11 2 (3.23%) Automation Engineer
11 2 (3.23%) Automation Test Analyst
11 2 (3.23%) Automation Tester
11 2 (3.23%) Systems Analyst
11 2 (3.23%) Systems Test Analyst
12 1 (1.61%) Mobile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.45%) Web Services
2 3 (4.84%) .NET
3 1 (1.61%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.61%) REST
3 1 (1.61%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.23%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.13%) Windows
2 5 (8.06%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (75.81%) Test Automation
2 44 (70.97%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (59.68%) BDD
4 36 (58.06%) Waterfall
5 35 (56.45%) Non-Functional Testing
6 31 (50.00%) Load Testing
6 31 (50.00%) Test Management
7 27 (43.55%) Performance Testing
7 27 (43.55%) Security Testing
8 23 (37.10%) Scrum
9 22 (35.48%) User Stories
10 16 (25.81%) Test Strategy
11 14 (22.58%) Line Management
12 13 (20.97%) Customer Requirements
12 13 (20.97%) Project Planning
13 11 (17.74%) Test Scripting
14 10 (16.13%) Unit Testing
15 8 (12.90%) DevOps
16 7 (11.29%) Exploratory Testing
16 7 (11.29%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (50.00%) Java
2 20 (32.26%) C#
2 20 (32.26%) SQL
3 5 (8.06%) C
3 5 (8.06%) Groovy
4 4 (6.45%) JavaScript
4 4 (6.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 44 (70.97%) ISTQB
2 40 (64.52%) ISEB
3 35 (56.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 17 (27.42%) Security Cleared
5 12 (19.35%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.45%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) ISO 14001
2 1 (1.61%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 36 (58.06%) Microsoft
Taunton, Somerset
Ascend Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £34,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday