The median annual salary for a Tester was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Somerset during the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Tester
South West / Somerset
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 62 57
Rank change year-on-year -8 -5  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 12 14 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 1.73% 2.16% 2.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.78% 2.22% 2.46%
Number of salaries quoted 12 14 15
Median salary £40,000 £38,750 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.22% +55.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +14.28% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Somerset. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Somerset
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 674 632 609
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 97.40% 97.53% 97.44%
Number of salaries quoted 497 555 543
Median salary £40,000 £39,750 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.62% +10.41%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,597 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £52,750
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset that featured Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Somerset

Tester
Salary Trend in Somerset

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

Salary trend for Tester in Somerset

Tester
Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bath -14 11 £42,500 +9.67%
Taunton - 1 £35,000 -
Tester
South West

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Somerset region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 27 (84.38%) Test Automation
2 21 (65.63%) Selenium
3 11 (34.38%) Software Testing
3 11 (34.38%) Java
4 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
4 9 (28.13%) Regression Testing
4 9 (28.13%) SQL Server
4 9 (28.13%) Web Services
5 8 (25.00%) Scrum
5 8 (25.00%) WebDriver
5 8 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 8 (25.00%) Cucumber
6 7 (21.88%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (21.88%) Big Data
6 7 (21.88%) C#
6 7 (21.88%) .NET
7 6 (18.75%) JavaScript
7 6 (18.75%) Python
7 6 (18.75%) Visual Studio
7 6 (18.75%) HTTP
7 6 (18.75%) Unit Testing
7 6 (18.75%) SpecFlow
7 6 (18.75%) BDD
7 6 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (18.75%) Xamarin
8 5 (15.63%) Functional Testing
9 4 (12.50%) Finance
9 4 (12.50%) HP UFT
9 4 (12.50%) Change Management
9 4 (12.50%) Financial Institution

Tester Skill Set
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 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.75%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (28.13%) SQL Server
2 7 (21.88%) Big Data
3 3 (9.38%) MySQL
3 3 (9.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (65.63%) Selenium
2 8 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 8 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 6 (18.75%) SpecFlow
3 6 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (18.75%) Visual Studio
4 4 (12.50%) HP UFT
5 2 (6.25%) JUnit
6 1 (3.13%) JIRA
General
1 4 (12.50%) Banking
1 4 (12.50%) Finance
1 4 (12.50%) Financial Institution
1 4 (12.50%) General Ledger
2 2 (6.25%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (28.13%) Web Services
2 7 (21.88%) .NET
3 3 (9.38%) LAMP
4 2 (6.25%) Java EE
5 1 (3.13%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (6.25%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) Windows
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
2 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (84.38%) Test Automation
2 11 (34.38%) Software Testing
3 9 (28.13%) Regression Testing
4 8 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 8 (25.00%) Scrum
5 6 (18.75%) BDD
5 6 (18.75%) Unit Testing
6 5 (15.63%) Functional Testing
7 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (12.50%) Change Management
7 4 (12.50%) Test Strategy
7 4 (12.50%) Waterfall
7 4 (12.50%) Wealth Management
8 3 (9.38%) Defect Management
8 3 (9.38%) Defect Tracking
8 3 (9.38%) E-Commerce
8 3 (9.38%) Load Testing
8 3 (9.38%) Performance Testing
8 3 (9.38%) SDLC
8 3 (9.38%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (34.38%) Java
2 7 (21.88%) C#
3 6 (18.75%) JavaScript
3 6 (18.75%) Python
4 3 (9.38%) SQL
4 3 (9.38%) VBScript
5 1 (3.13%) PHP
5 1 (3.13%) VB
5 1 (3.13%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
2 6 (18.75%) Xamarin