The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Taunton 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 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
Somerset / Taunton
Rank 29 29 14
Rank change year-on-year 0 -15  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 3 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Taunton 3.30% 1.00% 2.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.37% 1.22% 2.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 1
Median salary £32,500 £32,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -16.66%  
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

Software Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Taunton with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Taunton
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 89 82 38
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Taunton 97.80% 82.00% 90.48%
Number of salaries quoted 59 79 24
Median salary £38,049 £37,500 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.46% -15.73%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £70,000 £50,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Taunton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Taunton citing Software Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Taunton

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Taunton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing in Taunton.

Salary trend for Software Testing in Taunton

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Taunton region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (90.00%) BDD
3 8 (80.00%) Waterfall
3 8 (80.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (80.00%) ISEB
3 8 (80.00%) ISTQB
3 8 (80.00%) Security Cleared
3 8 (80.00%) Test Automation
4 7 (70.00%) Customer Requirements
4 7 (70.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 6 (60.00%) Cucumber
5 6 (60.00%) Line Management
5 6 (60.00%) SpecFlow
5 6 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (60.00%) Load Testing
5 6 (60.00%) SC Cleared
5 6 (60.00%) Test Management
5 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (40.00%) Test Strategy
7 3 (30.00%) User Stories
7 3 (30.00%) Java
8 2 (20.00%) .NET
8 2 (20.00%) HP UFT
8 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
8 2 (20.00%) Selenium
8 2 (20.00%) Scrum
8 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (20.00%) Automation Testing
8 2 (20.00%) Test Planning
9 1 (10.00%) Exploratory Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton 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:

Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Cucumber
1 6 (60.00%) SpecFlow
1 6 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (20.00%) HP UFT
2 2 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (10.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (10.00%) IntelliJ
3 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Analyst
1 9 (90.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Systems Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (90.00%) BDD
3 8 (80.00%) Test Automation
3 8 (80.00%) Waterfall
4 7 (70.00%) Customer Requirements
4 7 (70.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 6 (60.00%) Line Management
5 6 (60.00%) Load Testing
5 6 (60.00%) Test Management
6 4 (40.00%) Test Strategy
7 3 (30.00%) User Stories
8 2 (20.00%) Automation Testing
8 2 (20.00%) Scrum
8 2 (20.00%) Test Planning
8 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
9 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (10.00%) DevOps
9 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
9 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
9 1 (10.00%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) ISEB
1 8 (80.00%) ISTQB
1 8 (80.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 8 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (60.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) ISO 14001
1 1 (10.00%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
Taunton, Somerset
Ascend Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago