Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
South West > Somerset
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 52 92
Rank change year-on-year -30 +40 -40
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 29 65 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 2.38% 5.18% 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.68% 5.66% 1.80%
Number of salaries quoted 30 55 21
Somerset median annual salary £39,500 £32,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.54% +18.18% -11.29%
10th Percentile £26,738 £31,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £52,500 £45,000 £38,750
South West median annual salary £41,000 £34,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year +19.71% -2.14% -

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 1,084 1,149 1,109
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 88.78% 91.63% 88.44%
Number of salaries quoted 923 948 960
Somerset median annual salary £41,377 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.44% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,200 £59,400 £55,350
South West median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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
Bath -9 17 £39,500 -7.06%
Taunton +1 4 £32,500 - 3
Frome - 1 - -
Software Testing
South West

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 23 (79.31%) Test Automation
2 19 (65.52%) ISTQB
3 15 (51.72%) QA
4 14 (48.28%) Microsoft
5 13 (44.83%) SQL
6 11 (37.93%) Performance Testing
7 10 (34.48%) Load Testing
7 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (34.48%) SQL Server
7 10 (34.48%) Defect Management
8 9 (31.03%) Computer Science Degree
8 9 (31.03%) Manual Testing
8 9 (31.03%) ISEB
8 9 (31.03%) Microsoft Excel
8 9 (31.03%) Computer Science
8 9 (31.03%) Degree
9 8 (27.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (27.59%) LAMP
9 8 (27.59%) E-Commerce
9 8 (27.59%) MySQL
9 8 (27.59%) Microsoft Office
9 8 (27.59%) Web Services
9 8 (27.59%) Windows
9 8 (27.59%) VBScript
9 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (27.59%) Windows 7
9 8 (27.59%) BDD
9 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (27.59%) Windows Server
9 8 (27.59%) 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:

Applications
1 9 (31.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (27.59%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (34.48%) SQL Server
2 8 (27.59%) MySQL
2 8 (27.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (6.90%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Cucumber
1 5 (17.24%) Selenium
2 4 (13.79%) SpecFlow
3 3 (10.34%) JIRA
3 3 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.45%) HP UFT
5 1 (3.45%) JMeter
5 1 (3.45%) LoadRunner
5 1 (3.45%) Subversion
5 1 (3.45%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (3.45%) Finance
1 1 (3.45%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Test Engineer
2 10 (34.48%) Test Automation Engineer
3 9 (31.03%) Analyst
3 9 (31.03%) QA Automation Engineer
3 9 (31.03%) QA Engineer
4 8 (27.59%) QA Test Engineer
4 8 (27.59%) Software QA Engineer
4 8 (27.59%) Software Test Engineer
5 7 (24.14%) Test Analyst
6 6 (20.69%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
6 6 (20.69%) Senior Test Engineer
6 6 (20.69%) Tester
7 5 (17.24%) Software Tester
8 4 (13.79%) Linux Engineer
8 4 (13.79%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (13.79%) Senior Linux Engineer
8 4 (13.79%) Senior QA Engineer
8 4 (13.79%) Senior Software Test Engineer
8 4 (13.79%) Senior Windows Engineer
8 4 (13.79%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (27.59%) LAMP
1 8 (27.59%) Web Services
2 3 (10.34%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (31.03%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.90%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.45%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (27.59%) Windows
1 8 (27.59%) Windows 10
1 8 (27.59%) Windows 7
1 8 (27.59%) Windows Server
1 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2008
1 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (13.79%) Linux
3 3 (10.34%) Android
3 3 (10.34%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (79.31%) Test Automation
2 11 (37.93%) Performance Testing
3 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (34.48%) Defect Management
3 10 (34.48%) Load Testing
4 9 (31.03%) Manual Testing
5 8 (27.59%) BDD
5 8 (27.59%) E-Commerce
5 8 (27.59%) SDLC
6 5 (17.24%) Test Planning
7 4 (13.79%) Functional Testing
8 3 (10.34%) API Testing
8 3 (10.34%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (10.34%) Waterfall
9 2 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (6.90%) Exploratory Testing
9 2 (6.90%) Scrum
9 2 (6.90%) Security Testing
9 2 (6.90%) Test Management
9 2 (6.90%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 13 (44.83%) SQL
2 8 (27.59%) VBScript
3 6 (20.69%) C#
4 3 (10.34%) Java
5 2 (6.90%) Python
6 1 (3.45%) C++
Qualifications
1 19 (65.52%) ISTQB
2 9 (31.03%) Computer Science Degree
2 9 (31.03%) Degree
2 9 (31.03%) ISEB
3 5 (17.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (51.72%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (48.28%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.45%) Xamarin