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

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 237 240 222
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 3 10 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.053% 0.16% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.17% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 3 10 17
Median salary £32,500 £29,250 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -24.02%
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £33,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -10.66%
QA Tester
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the South West 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
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5430 5923 5699
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.83% 97.45% 96.77%
Number of salaries quoted 4551 4856 4770
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £56,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

QA Tester
Salary Trend in the South West

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

QA Tester Salary Trend in the South West

QA Tester
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the South West region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Bristol -3 3 £32,500 +8.33%
QA Tester
England

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 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 South West region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) XML
1 7 (100.00%) ISEB
1 7 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 7 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (57.14%) Dynatrace
2 4 (57.14%) HP
2 4 (57.14%) Wealth Management
2 4 (57.14%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (57.14%) CA Service Virtualization
2 4 (57.14%) Oracle Database
2 4 (57.14%) nmon
2 4 (57.14%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (57.14%) YourKit
2 4 (57.14%) ISTQB
2 4 (57.14%) Degree
2 4 (57.14%) Computer Science
2 4 (57.14%) Banking
2 4 (57.14%) Investment Banking
2 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 4 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (57.14%) SWIFT
2 4 (57.14%) Test Strategy
2 4 (57.14%) Non-Functional Testing
2 4 (57.14%) JMS
2 4 (57.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 4 (57.14%) Management Information System
2 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) XML Messaging
2 4 (57.14%) HP UFT
2 4 (57.14%) LoadRunner

QA Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle Database
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) HP UFT
1 4 (57.14%) LoadRunner
1 4 (57.14%) YourKit
2 3 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (57.14%) Banking
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
1 4 (57.14%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) XML
2 4 (57.14%) JMS
2 4 (57.14%) Middleware
2 4 (57.14%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Computer Science
1 4 (57.14%) Management Information System
1 4 (57.14%) SWIFT
2 3 (42.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Unix
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Non-Functional Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 4 (57.14%) Test Strategy
2 4 (57.14%) Wealth Management
3 3 (42.86%) Automated Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Manual Testing
3 3 (42.86%) SDLC
3 3 (42.86%) Usability Testing
3 3 (42.86%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) ISEB
2 4 (57.14%) Degree
2 4 (57.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) CA Service Virtualization
1 4 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (57.14%) nmon
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Dynatrace
1 4 (57.14%) HP
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft