Period
to 15 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Somerset with a requirement for Test Planning skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Planning over the 6 months to 15 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Planning
South West > Somerset
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 113 -
Rank change year-on-year +8 - +113
Permanent jobs citing Test Planning 8 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 0.62% 0.31% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.34% -
Number of salaries quoted 7 3 0
Somerset median annual salary £39,500 £32,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.54% - -
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +23.08% -40.91%

Test Planning 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 1170 1182 1105
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 90.42% 90.64% 88.68%
Number of salaries quoted 989 998 940
Somerset median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,725
90th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £53,750
South West median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +3.90%

Test Planning
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

Job postings citing Test Planning as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Somerset.

Job vacancy trend for Test Planning in Somerset

Test Planning
Salary Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Planning in Somerset.

Salary trend for Test Planning in Somerset

Test Planning
Salary Histogram in Somerset

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Planning in Somerset over the 6 months to 15 December 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Planning in Somerset

Test Planning
Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Planning within the Somerset region over the 6 months to 15 December 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 - 5 £37,500 -
Taunton +19 1 - -
Test Planning
South West

For the 6 months to 15 December 2017, IT jobs citing Test Planning 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 Test Planning.

1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (50.00%) QA
3 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Selenium
4 3 (37.50%) .NET
4 3 (37.50%) Manual Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Functional Testing
5 2 (25.00%) BDD
5 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Test Management
5 2 (25.00%) Defect Management
5 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (25.00%) Workload Management
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) ISEB
5 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
5 2 (25.00%) Scrum
6 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
6 1 (12.50%) TDD
6 1 (12.50%) JSON
6 1 (12.50%) Marketing
6 1 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
6 1 (12.50%) Internet
6 1 (12.50%) SAP
6 1 (12.50%) Web Services
6 1 (12.50%) CRM
6 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce

Test Planning
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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Selenium
2 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
2 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
General
1 1 (12.50%) Electronics
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
1 1 (12.50%) Marketing
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Software Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Test Leader
2 2 (25.00%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Manual Tester
3 1 (12.50%) QA Manager
3 1 (12.50%) QA Manual Tester
3 1 (12.50%) QA Test Manager
3 1 (12.50%) QA Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Software Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Software QA Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Software QA Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Software Test Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) Gherkin
2 1 (12.50%) JSON
2 1 (12.50%) RESTful
2 1 (12.50%) Velocity
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Functional Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Manual Testing
5 2 (25.00%) BDD
5 2 (25.00%) Defect Management
5 2 (25.00%) Scrum
5 2 (25.00%) Test Management
5 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Workload Management
6 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (12.50%) CRM
6 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
6 1 (12.50%) Kanban
6 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
6 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
6 1 (12.50%) TDD
6 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB
1 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) SAP