Period
to 17 February 2019

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 17 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
South West > Somerset
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 79 79 54
Rank change year-on-year 0 -25 +38
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 21 31 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 1.89% 2.52% 5.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.07% 2.78% 5.48%
Number of salaries quoted 17 38 54
Somerset median annual salary £37,738 £39,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.46% +21.54% +18.18%
10th Percentile £32,750 £25,538 £31,000
90th Percentile £50,746 £52,500 £45,000
South West median annual salary £37,738 £42,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year -11.20% +30.77% -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 1,016 1,117 1,186
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 91.45% 90.96% 92.95%
Number of salaries quoted 697 945 977
Somerset median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £26,150
90th Percentile £68,750 £60,000 £58,750
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%

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 17 February 2019.

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 17 February 2019. 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 +5 13 £37,738 +16.12% 3
Bath -3 2 £21,500 -45.57% 1
Clevedon - 1 £32,500 - 2
Software Testing
South West

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, 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 18 (85.71%) C#
1 18 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 16 (76.19%) Java
2 16 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (61.90%) BDD
4 11 (52.38%) Selenium
5 10 (47.62%) Cucumber
5 10 (47.62%) QA
5 10 (47.62%) Scrum
5 10 (47.62%) Visual Studio
5 10 (47.62%) SpecFlow
5 10 (47.62%) Continuous Delivery
5 10 (47.62%) Software Delivery
5 10 (47.62%) Exploratory Testing
6 9 (42.86%) Acceptance Criteria
6 9 (42.86%) SoapUI
6 9 (42.86%) Jenkins
6 9 (42.86%) DevOps
6 9 (42.86%) JMeter
6 9 (42.86%) Hadoop
6 9 (42.86%) Ruby
7 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
8 6 (28.57%) SC Cleared
9 5 (23.81%) Geospatial Data
9 5 (23.81%) Docker
9 5 (23.81%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (23.81%) Data Protection
9 5 (23.81%) Git (software)
9 5 (23.81%) GIS
9 5 (23.81%) Data Protection Act

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (42.86%) Hadoop
2 5 (23.81%) Geospatial Data
2 5 (23.81%) GIS
3 3 (14.29%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (52.38%) Selenium
2 10 (47.62%) Cucumber
2 10 (47.62%) SpecFlow
2 10 (47.62%) Visual Studio
3 9 (42.86%) Jenkins
3 9 (42.86%) JMeter
3 9 (42.86%) SoapUI
4 5 (23.81%) Git (software)
5 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (57.14%) Test Automation Engineer
1 12 (57.14%) Test Engineer
2 8 (38.10%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
2 8 (38.10%) Senior Test Engineer
3 6 (28.57%) Automation Test Expert
4 3 (14.29%) Automation Tester
4 3 (14.29%) QA Automation Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) QA Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Tester
5 2 (9.52%) Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Automation Test Lead
5 2 (9.52%) QA Test Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Senior QA Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) .NET Applications Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) QA Automation Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Automation Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Senior QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
1 1 (4.76%) HTML
1 1 (4.76%) HTML5
1 1 (4.76%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 16 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (61.90%) BDD
4 10 (47.62%) Continuous Delivery
4 10 (47.62%) Exploratory Testing
4 10 (47.62%) Scrum
4 10 (47.62%) Software Delivery
5 9 (42.86%) Acceptance Criteria
5 9 (42.86%) DevOps
6 5 (23.81%) Data Protection
6 5 (23.81%) TDD
7 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (14.29%) Mentoring
7 3 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Test Management
7 3 (14.29%) Test Strategy
8 2 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Open Source
8 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
8 2 (9.52%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 18 (85.71%) C#
2 16 (76.19%) Java
3 9 (42.86%) Ruby
4 3 (14.29%) SQL
5 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 5 (23.81%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
5 1 (4.76%) Degree
5 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
5 1 (4.76%) HND
5 1 (4.76%) ISEB
5 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (47.62%) QA
System Software
1 5 (23.81%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft