The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Bristol region that had QA Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 121 120 121
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 6 11 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.35% 0.57% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.58% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 6 11 11
Median salary £32,500 £27,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+18.18% -28.57%
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -7.89%
QA Tester
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bristol region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1653 1896 1959
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 96.33% 97.63% 98.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1467 1650 1585
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

The demand trend of job ads across the Bristol region that featured QA Tester in the job title.

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

QA Tester
Salary Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Tester across the Bristol region.

QA Tester Salary Trend in Bristol

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, QA 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 Bristol region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) XML
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) ISEB
1 6 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 6 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 6 (100.00%) QA
1 6 (100.00%) Usability Testing
1 6 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 6 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 6 (100.00%) User Stories
1 6 (100.00%) User Experience
1 6 (100.00%) SDLC

QA Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol 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 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 6 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 6 (100.00%) SDLC
1 6 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 6 (100.00%) Usability Testing
1 6 (100.00%) User Stories
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft