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 6 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 121 134 138
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 5 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.32% 0.16% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.16% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 1
Median salary £27,500 £31,500 £23,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.69% +36.95%
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
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
1531 1828 1935
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 97.08% 96.52% 96.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1269 1596 1587
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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
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 6 December 2016.

QA Tester Salary Histogram in Bristol

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 12 (100.00%) QA
2 8 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (50.00%) Manual Testing
3 6 (50.00%) Selenium
4 5 (41.67%) ISEB
4 5 (41.67%) Automated Testing
4 5 (41.67%) Windows
5 4 (33.33%) CRM
5 4 (33.33%) XML
5 4 (33.33%) Visual Studio
5 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Usability Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (33.33%) User Experience
5 4 (33.33%) SDLC
6 3 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 2 (16.67%) CSS
7 2 (16.67%) HTML
7 2 (16.67%) CSS3
7 2 (16.67%) QA Automation
7 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
7 2 (16.67%) User Stories
7 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
8 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (8.33%) iPad
8 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
8 1 (8.33%) Mobile Application Development

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) CMS
Business Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Internet
1 1 (8.33%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 8 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (50.00%) Selenium
3 4 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (8.33%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) XML
2 2 (16.67%) CSS
2 2 (16.67%) CSS3
2 2 (16.67%) HTML
3 1 (8.33%) .NET
3 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) User Experience
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) iPad
2 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Automated Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (33.33%) CRM
3 4 (33.33%) SDLC
3 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Usability Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 2 (16.67%) QA Automation
4 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 2 (16.67%) User Stories
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (8.33%) Mobile Application Development
5 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
5 1 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Test Planning
5 1 (8.33%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft