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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 206 198 196
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 19 22 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.33% 0.41% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.42% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 18 19 20
Average salary £36,000 £34,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,000 £29,600
10% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £35,700 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +2.94%
Job Titles Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5532 5200 5378
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.36% 96.64% 95.02%
Number of salaries quoted 4661 4586 4654
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 £23,000 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%
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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +10 10 £38,500 - 1
Gloucestershire - 7 £30,000 - 2
Somerset -13 2 £36,250 +3.57% 3
QA Tester
England

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 31 (100.00%) QA
2 22 (70.97%) SQL
3 20 (64.52%) SQL Server
4 18 (58.06%) ISEB
5 15 (48.39%) Oracle
6 14 (45.16%) Automation Testing
7 13 (41.94%) V-Model
7 13 (41.94%) T-SQL
7 13 (41.94%) PL/SQL
7 13 (41.94%) Telerik
7 13 (41.94%) ISTQB
8 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (38.71%) Banking
9 11 (35.48%) Automated Testing
9 11 (35.48%) Marketing
9 11 (35.48%) Selenium
9 11 (35.48%) Product Marketing
9 11 (35.48%) C#
9 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
10 10 (32.26%) Scrum
10 10 (32.26%) Test Automation
11 9 (29.03%) Ruby
11 9 (29.03%) Python
11 9 (29.03%) JavaScript
11 9 (29.03%) Perl
12 8 (25.81%) Java
13 7 (22.58%) HTML
13 7 (22.58%) Silverlight
13 7 (22.58%) Bash Shell
13 7 (22.58%) HTML5

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (6.45%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (64.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (35.48%) Selenium
2 6 (19.35%) Cucumber
2 6 (19.35%) FitNesse
2 6 (19.35%) JMeter
3 5 (16.13%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (16.13%) SoapUI
4 4 (12.90%) WebDriver
4 4 (12.90%) Ranorex
5 3 (9.68%) LoadRunner
6 2 (6.45%) TestComplete
6 2 (6.45%) WATIR
6 2 (6.45%) Eclipse
6 2 (6.45%) JUnit
6 2 (6.45%) eggPlant
6 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
6 2 (6.45%) WatiN
7 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
7 1 (3.23%) Subversion
General
1 12 (38.71%) Banking
2 11 (35.48%) Marketing
3 2 (6.45%) Retail
4 1 (3.23%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (22.58%) HTML
1 7 (22.58%) Silverlight
1 7 (22.58%) HTML5
2 4 (12.90%) .NET
3 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET
3 2 (6.45%) CSS
3 2 (6.45%) SOAP
3 2 (6.45%) Web Services
3 2 (6.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) Windows
2 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.23%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) Automation Testing
2 13 (41.94%) V-Model
3 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (35.48%) Automated Testing
4 11 (35.48%) Product Marketing
5 10 (32.26%) Scrum
5 10 (32.26%) Test Automation
6 7 (22.58%) Test Strategy
7 5 (16.13%) Software Testing
8 4 (12.90%) Test Scripting
8 4 (12.90%) Manual Testing
8 4 (12.90%) Regression Testing
9 3 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (6.45%) Information Security
10 2 (6.45%) Performance Testing
10 2 (6.45%) Load Testing
10 2 (6.45%) E-Commerce
10 2 (6.45%) SOA
11 1 (3.23%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 22 (70.97%) SQL
2 13 (41.94%) T-SQL
2 13 (41.94%) PL/SQL
3 11 (35.48%) C#
4 9 (29.03%) Ruby
4 9 (29.03%) Python
4 9 (29.03%) JavaScript
4 9 (29.03%) Perl
5 8 (25.81%) Java
6 7 (22.58%) Bash Shell
7 2 (6.45%) PHP
7 2 (6.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (58.06%) ISEB
2 13 (41.94%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (48.39%) Oracle
2 13 (41.94%) Telerik
3 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
4 3 (9.68%) HP
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