Period
to 22 May 2018

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 6 months to 22 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
South West > Somerset
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 61 84
Rank change year-on-year -6 +23 -39
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 28 59 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 2.83% 4.53% 1.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.07% 4.83% 2.19%
Number of salaries quoted 26 61 19
Somerset median annual salary £39,500 £36,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.72% +10.77% -
10th Percentile £28,568 £31,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £45,000 £47,500
South West median annual salary £40,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% +2.94%

Software Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Somerset
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 911 1,221 1,096
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 92.11% 93.78% 88.53%
Number of salaries quoted 784 949 959
Somerset median annual salary £41,563 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.91% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £27,197 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £57,500
South West median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +1.27%

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 6 months to 22 May 2018.

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 6 months to 22 May 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
Taunton +18 13 £37,745 +8.57% 5
Bath -8 7 £37,500 -7.41%
Yeovil -3 5 £57,500 +116.98% 1
Software Testing
South West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2018, IT jobs citing Software Testing 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 Software Testing.

1 25 (89.29%) Test Automation
2 16 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (57.14%) ISTQB
3 15 (53.57%) BDD
4 14 (50.00%) C#
4 14 (50.00%) SQL
5 12 (42.86%) Java
6 10 (35.71%) Web Services
6 10 (35.71%) ISEB
7 9 (32.14%) Performance Testing
8 8 (28.57%) Mentoring
8 8 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (25.00%) Cucumber
9 7 (25.00%) Defect Management
9 7 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
9 7 (25.00%) DevOps
9 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 7 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (21.43%) Load Testing
10 6 (21.43%) QA
10 6 (21.43%) Scrum
10 6 (21.43%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (21.43%) Selenium
11 5 (17.86%) SoapUI
11 5 (17.86%) SpecFlow
11 5 (17.86%) ATDD
11 5 (17.86%) RESTful
11 5 (17.86%) Hadoop
11 5 (17.86%) Windows 7
11 5 (17.86%) SDLC

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.14%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) Hadoop
1 5 (17.86%) MySQL
1 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
1 5 (17.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (10.71%) Big Data
3 2 (7.14%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 7 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 6 (21.43%) Selenium
3 5 (17.86%) Jenkins
3 5 (17.86%) JMeter
3 5 (17.86%) SoapUI
3 5 (17.86%) SpecFlow
4 4 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (10.71%) Visual Studio
6 2 (7.14%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 17 (60.71%) Test Engineer
2 15 (53.57%) Test Automation Engineer
3 8 (28.57%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
3 8 (28.57%) Senior Test Engineer
4 5 (17.86%) Developer
4 5 (17.86%) QA Automation Engineer
4 5 (17.86%) QA Engineer
4 5 (17.86%) QA Test Engineer
4 5 (17.86%) Software Developer
4 5 (17.86%) Software QA Engineer
4 5 (17.86%) Software Test Engineer
5 4 (14.29%) Automation Test Lead
6 3 (10.71%) Tester
7 2 (7.14%) Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Senior Linux Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Senior QA Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Senior Windows Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Software Tester
7 2 (7.14%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (35.71%) Web Services
2 5 (17.86%) Ajax
2 5 (17.86%) CSS
2 5 (17.86%) HTML
2 5 (17.86%) JSP
2 5 (17.86%) LAMP
2 5 (17.86%) RESTful
2 5 (17.86%) SOAP
2 5 (17.86%) XML
3 2 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) Windows
1 5 (17.86%) Windows 10
1 5 (17.86%) Windows 7
1 5 (17.86%) Windows Server
1 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (89.29%) Test Automation
2 16 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (53.57%) BDD
4 9 (32.14%) Performance Testing
5 8 (28.57%) Mentoring
6 7 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (25.00%) Defect Management
6 7 (25.00%) DevOps
6 7 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
7 6 (21.43%) Load Testing
7 6 (21.43%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (21.43%) Scrum
8 5 (17.86%) ATDD
8 5 (17.86%) E-Commerce
8 5 (17.86%) MVC
8 5 (17.86%) Pair Programming
8 5 (17.86%) SDLC
8 5 (17.86%) Software Engineering
8 5 (17.86%) TDD
8 5 (17.86%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (50.00%) C#
1 14 (50.00%) SQL
2 12 (42.86%) Java
3 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
3 5 (17.86%) Ruby
3 5 (17.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (57.14%) ISTQB
2 10 (35.71%) ISEB
3 8 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (17.86%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (17.86%) Degree
4 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
4 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
5 4 (14.29%) DV Cleared
6 3 (10.71%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (21.43%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.86%) ATG