Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
South West > Somerset
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 61 95
Rank change year-on-year -21 +34 -30
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 32 54 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 2.39% 4.05% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.65% 4.46% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 37 38 17
Somerset median annual salary £37,500 £32,500 £26,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% +25.00% -20.00%
10th Percentile £21,250 £28,725 £21,100
90th Percentile £52,500 £37,500 £29,500
South West median annual salary £39,500 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +21.54% -7.14% -

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 1208 1211 1090
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 90.15% 90.85% 87.13%
Number of salaries quoted 996 1024 941
Somerset median annual salary £40,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.63% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £55,000
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 +10 22 £38,500 +18.46% 3
Frome - 2 - -
Taunton -2 1 - -
Software Testing
South West

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 21 (65.63%) Test Automation
2 14 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (37.50%) ISTQB
3 12 (37.50%) Manual Testing
4 11 (34.38%) QA
5 10 (31.25%) Microsoft
5 10 (31.25%) BDD
6 8 (25.00%) Selenium
6 8 (25.00%) Performance Testing
6 8 (25.00%) Cucumber
6 8 (25.00%) ISEB
7 7 (21.88%) SQL
7 7 (21.88%) Non-Functional Testing
7 7 (21.88%) Load Testing
8 6 (18.75%) Test Strategy
8 6 (18.75%) SpecFlow
8 6 (18.75%) SDLC
8 6 (18.75%) Java
8 6 (18.75%) Functional Testing
9 5 (15.63%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (15.63%) Degree
9 5 (15.63%) Scrum
9 5 (15.63%) C#
9 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
9 5 (15.63%) Software Delivery
9 5 (15.63%) Computer Science
9 5 (15.63%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (15.63%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (15.63%) Waterfall
10 4 (12.50%) WebDriver

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 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.38%) MySQL
2 3 (9.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 8 (25.00%) Selenium
2 6 (18.75%) SpecFlow
3 5 (15.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (12.50%) WebDriver
5 2 (6.25%) Git (software)
5 2 (6.25%) JIRA
5 2 (6.25%) JMeter
5 2 (6.25%) LoadRunner
6 1 (3.13%) HP UFT
6 1 (3.13%) LoadUI
6 1 (3.13%) NUnit
6 1 (3.13%) SoapUI
6 1 (3.13%) Subversion
General
1 1 (3.13%) Finance
1 1 (3.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (46.88%) Analyst
2 12 (37.50%) Test Analyst
3 6 (18.75%) Junior
3 6 (18.75%) Junior Analyst
3 6 (18.75%) Junior Test Analyst
3 6 (18.75%) Software Tester
3 6 (18.75%) Test Engineer
3 6 (18.75%) Tester
4 5 (15.63%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (15.63%) Test Automation Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) QA Automation Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) QA Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Team Leader
5 4 (12.50%) Test Team Leader
6 3 (9.38%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) QA Test Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) Software QA Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Software Test Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) .NET
1 3 (9.38%) LAMP
1 3 (9.38%) Web Services
2 1 (3.13%) Gherkin
2 1 (3.13%) REST
2 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.13%) Digital Media
2 1 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) Windows
1 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (9.38%) Android
2 3 (9.38%) Apple iOS
2 3 (9.38%) Windows 10
2 3 (9.38%) Windows 7
2 3 (9.38%) Windows Server
2 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (65.63%) Test Automation
2 14 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (37.50%) Manual Testing
4 10 (31.25%) BDD
5 8 (25.00%) Performance Testing
6 7 (21.88%) Load Testing
6 7 (21.88%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (18.75%) Functional Testing
7 6 (18.75%) SDLC
7 6 (18.75%) Test Strategy
8 5 (15.63%) Scrum
8 5 (15.63%) Software Delivery
8 5 (15.63%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (15.63%) Waterfall
9 4 (12.50%) Line Management
9 4 (12.50%) Security Testing
9 4 (12.50%) Test Management
9 4 (12.50%) Test Planning
10 3 (9.38%) E-Commerce
10 3 (9.38%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) SQL
2 6 (18.75%) Java
3 5 (15.63%) C#
4 3 (9.38%) Python
4 3 (9.38%) VBScript
5 2 (6.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 12 (37.50%) ISTQB
2 8 (25.00%) ISEB
3 5 (15.63%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (15.63%) Degree
4 4 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
6 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (34.38%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.13%) Xamarin