The first table below looks at the demand for the QA Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the South West 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South West region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 215 200 206
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 15 11 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.25% 0.21% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.22% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 13 11 6
Average salary £23,500 £37,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-37.33% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £23,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,700 £45,000 £31,250
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £30,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.25%
Job Titles Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5743 4984 5340
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.83% 95.11% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 4755 4337 4725
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
QA Tester
England

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

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
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Tester across the South West region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

QA Tester Salary Histogram 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the South West region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -11 9 £23,500 -28.78% 2
Wiltshire - 3 £40,000 -
Dorset -9 1 £19,000 -65.45%
Gloucestershire - 1 £32,500 -
Devon - 1 £20,000 -
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England

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 33 (100.00%) QA
2 16 (48.48%) SQL
2 16 (48.48%) Automated Testing
3 15 (45.45%) ISEB
4 14 (42.42%) Test Automation
5 13 (39.39%) HTML
5 13 (39.39%) Scrum
6 12 (36.36%) C#
6 12 (36.36%) Python
6 12 (36.36%) Ruby
6 12 (36.36%) Selenium
7 11 (33.33%) Perl
7 11 (33.33%) Automation Testing
8 10 (30.30%) SQL Server
8 10 (30.30%) Test Strategy
9 9 (27.27%) JMeter
9 9 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (27.27%) Software Testing
10 8 (24.24%) Java
10 8 (24.24%) JavaScript
10 8 (24.24%) Silverlight
10 8 (24.24%) Bash Shell
10 8 (24.24%) HTML5
11 7 (21.21%) Oracle
11 7 (21.21%) QuickTest Pro
11 7 (21.21%) Degree
11 7 (21.21%) FitNesse
11 7 (21.21%) SoapUI
12 6 (18.18%) Regression Testing
12 6 (18.18%) ISTQB

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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.

Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Office
1 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) Intranet
1 2 (6.06%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (30.30%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 12 (36.36%) Selenium
2 9 (27.27%) JMeter
3 7 (21.21%) SoapUI
3 7 (21.21%) FitNesse
3 7 (21.21%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (18.18%) Ranorex
5 4 (12.12%) WebDriver
5 4 (12.12%) Cucumber
6 3 (9.09%) LoadRunner
7 2 (6.06%) JUnit
7 2 (6.06%) Eclipse
7 2 (6.06%) TestComplete
7 2 (6.06%) Jenkins
7 2 (6.06%) WATIR
7 2 (6.06%) WatiN
8 1 (3.03%) Subversion
8 1 (3.03%) TestNG
8 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (12.12%) Banking
1 4 (12.12%) Marketing
2 2 (6.06%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Retail
2 2 (6.06%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (39.39%) HTML
2 8 (24.24%) Silverlight
2 8 (24.24%) HTML5
3 5 (15.15%) CSS
4 3 (9.09%) SOAP
4 3 (9.09%) Web Services
4 3 (9.09%) XML
4 3 (9.09%) .NET
5 2 (6.06%) CSS3
6 1 (3.03%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) N-Tier
2 3 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 3 (9.09%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) Windows
2 1 (3.03%) Android
2 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (48.48%) Automated Testing
2 14 (42.42%) Test Automation
3 13 (39.39%) Scrum
4 11 (33.33%) Automation Testing
5 10 (30.30%) Test Strategy
6 9 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (27.27%) Software Testing
7 6 (18.18%) Regression Testing
8 5 (15.15%) Content Management
9 4 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (12.12%) Manual Testing
9 4 (12.12%) Product Marketing
9 4 (12.12%) V-Model
10 3 (9.09%) Information Security
11 2 (6.06%) TDD
11 2 (6.06%) SOA
11 2 (6.06%) Performance Testing
11 2 (6.06%) Load Testing
12 1 (3.03%) Integration Testing
12 1 (3.03%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 16 (48.48%) SQL
2 12 (36.36%) C#
2 12 (36.36%) Python
2 12 (36.36%) Ruby
3 11 (33.33%) Perl
4 8 (24.24%) Bash Shell
4 8 (24.24%) Java
4 8 (24.24%) JavaScript
5 4 (12.12%) T-SQL
5 4 (12.12%) PL/SQL
6 3 (9.09%) PHP
6 3 (9.09%) VBScript
6 3 (9.09%) VB
7 1 (3.03%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.03%) C++
7 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (45.45%) ISEB
2 7 (21.21%) Degree
3 6 (18.18%) ISTQB
4 3 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) WMI
Vendors
1 7 (21.21%) Oracle
2 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
3 4 (12.12%) HP
3 4 (12.12%) Telerik
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago