The median annual salary for a Tester was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Somerset during the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 58 47
Rank change year-on-year 0 -11  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 21 18 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 3.31% 2.81% 3.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.41% 2.86% 3.60%
Number of salaries quoted 19 9 13
Median salary £35,000 £30,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.66% +20.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £40,000 £32,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 615 629 500
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 97.00% 98.28% 99.21%
Number of salaries quoted 503 549 438
Median salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,350 £25,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +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
Salary Histogram in Somerset

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Somerset over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram 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 30 March 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 +2 12 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Taunton - 6 £35,000 - 2
Yeovil - 3 £26,500 - 1
Tester
South West

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 16 (61.54%) Selenium
2 11 (42.31%) Java
3 10 (38.46%) Software Testing
3 10 (38.46%) Test Automation
4 8 (30.77%) Automated Testing
4 8 (30.77%) Cucumber
4 8 (30.77%) Scrum
4 8 (30.77%) C#
4 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
4 8 (30.77%) Regression Testing
5 7 (26.92%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (26.92%) BDD
5 7 (26.92%) SpecFlow
5 7 (26.92%) WebDriver
6 6 (23.08%) Big Data
6 6 (23.08%) Functional Testing
6 6 (23.08%) .NET
6 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
6 6 (23.08%) Visual Studio
6 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (19.23%) Web Services
7 5 (19.23%) Python
7 5 (19.23%) JavaScript
7 5 (19.23%) HTTP
7 5 (19.23%) Xamarin
7 5 (19.23%) Automation Testing
7 5 (19.23%) Manual Testing
7 5 (19.23%) Unit Testing
8 3 (11.54%) Test Scripting
8 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared

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 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) Big Data
1 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (61.54%) Selenium
2 8 (30.77%) Cucumber
3 7 (26.92%) SpecFlow
3 7 (26.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (26.92%) WebDriver
4 6 (23.08%) Visual Studio
5 2 (7.69%) JUnit
6 1 (3.85%) Eclipse
6 1 (3.85%) IntelliJ
6 1 (3.85%) JIRA
6 1 (3.85%) MSTest
General
1 2 (7.69%) Advertising
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) .NET
2 5 (19.23%) Web Services
3 2 (7.69%) Java EE
4 1 (3.85%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Software Testing
1 10 (38.46%) Test Automation
2 8 (30.77%) Automated Testing
2 8 (30.77%) Regression Testing
2 8 (30.77%) Scrum
3 7 (26.92%) BDD
4 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (23.08%) Functional Testing
5 5 (19.23%) Automation Testing
5 5 (19.23%) Manual Testing
5 5 (19.23%) Unit Testing
6 3 (11.54%) Defect Tracking
6 3 (11.54%) Test Planning
6 3 (11.54%) Test Scripting
6 3 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (7.69%) Case Management
7 2 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (7.69%) Integration Testing
7 2 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (7.69%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (42.31%) Java
2 8 (30.77%) C#
3 5 (19.23%) JavaScript
3 5 (19.23%) Python
4 2 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) ISEB
1 3 (11.54%) ISTQB
1 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 5 (19.23%) Xamarin
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