The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 234 211 214
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 5 6 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.078% 0.11% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.082% 0.12% 0.019%
Number of salaries quoted 4 6 1
Average salary £22,750 £38,750 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-41.29% +40.90%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
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
6082 5138 5228
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.33% 95.45% 96.03%
Number of salaries quoted 5073 4505 4644
Average salary £37,000 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £50,000 £50,318
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
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 31 October 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +4 4 £22,500 -47.05%
Devon - 1 £25,000 -
QA Tester
England

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 23 (100.00%) QA
2 11 (47.83%) ISEB
3 9 (39.13%) HTML
3 9 (39.13%) CSS
3 9 (39.13%) Content Management
3 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (34.78%) Automated Testing
5 7 (30.43%) Degree
5 7 (30.43%) Software Testing
5 7 (30.43%) N-Tier
5 7 (30.43%) Automation Testing
6 6 (26.09%) Manual Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Selenium
7 4 (17.39%) Scrum
7 4 (17.39%) QuickTest Pro
7 4 (17.39%) Test Automation
8 3 (13.04%) CSS3
8 3 (13.04%) Ruby
8 3 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
8 3 (13.04%) Intranet
8 3 (13.04%) Internet
8 3 (13.04%) XML
8 3 (13.04%) Windows
8 3 (13.04%) Java
8 3 (13.04%) SQL
8 3 (13.04%) VBScript
8 3 (13.04%) VB
8 3 (13.04%) JMeter
8 3 (13.04%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.70%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) Intranet
1 3 (13.04%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.35%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (17.39%) Selenium
2 3 (13.04%) JMeter
3 2 (8.70%) WebDriver
3 2 (8.70%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.35%) Ranorex
4 1 (4.35%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (4.35%) TestNG
4 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
1 3 (13.04%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (39.13%) HTML
1 9 (39.13%) CSS
2 3 (13.04%) XML
2 3 (13.04%) CSS3
3 1 (4.35%) REST
3 1 (4.35%) SOAP
3 1 (4.35%) Web Services
3 1 (4.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) N-Tier
2 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.35%) Open Source
3 1 (4.35%) Digital Media
3 1 (4.35%) NHS
3 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (39.13%) Content Management
2 8 (34.78%) Automated Testing
3 7 (30.43%) Software Testing
3 7 (30.43%) Automation Testing
4 6 (26.09%) Manual Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Test Automation
5 4 (17.39%) Scrum
6 2 (8.70%) Regression Testing
6 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Test Strategy
6 2 (8.70%) User Stories
7 1 (4.35%) Product Management
7 1 (4.35%) BDD
7 1 (4.35%) Performance Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Integration Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Test Scripting
7 1 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (4.35%) Project Planning
7 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) Java
1 3 (13.04%) SQL
1 3 (13.04%) VBScript
1 3 (13.04%) VB
1 3 (13.04%) Ruby
2 2 (8.70%) PHP
2 2 (8.70%) Python
2 2 (8.70%) C#
3 1 (4.35%) C++
3 1 (4.35%) Perl
3 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
3 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (47.83%) ISEB
2 7 (30.43%) Degree
3 3 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (13.04%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) WMI
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) HP
2 1 (4.35%) New Relic
2 1 (4.35%) ForgeRock
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle