The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 108 116 105
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 13 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.72% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.13% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 13 2 2
Average salary £22,500 £42,500 £25,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-47.05% +65.04%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
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
1739 1486 1496
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 95.76% 93.40% 95.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1390 1319 1295
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,225 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA Tester in the job title across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Salary Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Tester across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

QA Tester Salary Histogram in Bristol

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs across the Bristol region that cited QA Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with QA Tester in their job title.

1 23 (100.00%) QA
2 16 (69.57%) HTML
3 10 (43.48%) Automated Testing
4 9 (39.13%) Content Management
4 9 (39.13%) Scrum
4 9 (39.13%) SQL
4 9 (39.13%) CSS
4 9 (39.13%) ISEB
4 9 (39.13%) Test Strategy
4 9 (39.13%) Automation Testing
5 8 (34.78%) Test Automation
5 8 (34.78%) Python
5 8 (34.78%) C#
5 8 (34.78%) Ruby
6 7 (30.43%) JavaScript
6 7 (30.43%) Perl
6 7 (30.43%) N-Tier
6 7 (30.43%) Silverlight
6 7 (30.43%) Bash Shell
6 7 (30.43%) HTML5
7 6 (26.09%) Selenium
8 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
8 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (17.39%) JMeter
9 4 (17.39%) WebDriver
10 3 (13.04%) Manual Testing
10 3 (13.04%) FitNesse
10 3 (13.04%) CSS3
10 3 (13.04%) Ranorex
10 3 (13.04%) Finance

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs across the Bristol region that cited QA Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with QA Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) Intranet
1 3 (13.04%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Selenium
2 4 (17.39%) JMeter
2 4 (17.39%) WebDriver
3 3 (13.04%) Ranorex
3 3 (13.04%) FitNesse
4 2 (8.70%) JUnit
4 2 (8.70%) Cucumber
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
1 3 (13.04%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (69.57%) HTML
2 9 (39.13%) CSS
3 7 (30.43%) Silverlight
3 7 (30.43%) HTML5
4 3 (13.04%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Automated Testing
2 9 (39.13%) Scrum
2 9 (39.13%) Content Management
2 9 (39.13%) Test Strategy
2 9 (39.13%) Automation Testing
3 8 (34.78%) Test Automation
4 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (13.04%) Manual Testing
6 2 (8.70%) User Stories
6 2 (8.70%) Software Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Integration Testing
7 1 (4.35%) BDD
7 1 (4.35%) TDD
7 1 (4.35%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) SQL
2 8 (34.78%) Python
2 8 (34.78%) Ruby
2 8 (34.78%) C#
3 7 (30.43%) JavaScript
3 7 (30.43%) Perl
3 7 (30.43%) Bash Shell
4 3 (13.04%) Java
5 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) ISEB
2 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.70%) Degree
2 2 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) WMI
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle