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 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 233 220 206
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 9 15 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.15% 0.25% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.26% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 9 14 11
Average salary £31,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,200 £20,750 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £36,100 £39,550 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £38,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +11.76%
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
5652 5853 4992
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.96% 95.95% 95.67%
Number of salaries quoted 4764 4822 4399
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,472
% change year-on-year
- +3.97%

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 6 July 2015.

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 6 July 2015. 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 -22 3 £34,000 -9.33%
Gloucestershire 0 2 £33,500 +3.07%
Dorset +6 1 £25,000 +31.57% 1
Devon -14 1 £27,000 +35.00%
Cornwall - 1 £35,000 -
Somerset - 1 £27,000 -
QA Tester
England

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 15 (100.00%) QA
2 14 (93.33%) SQL
3 13 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (73.33%) C#
4 11 (73.33%) ISEB
5 10 (66.67%) ISTQB
6 7 (46.67%) Selenium
7 6 (40.00%) Test Scripting
7 6 (40.00%) Manual Testing
7 6 (40.00%) Automation Testing
8 5 (33.33%) Java
8 5 (33.33%) .NET
9 4 (26.67%) WebDriver
10 3 (20.00%) Scrum
10 3 (20.00%) JIRA
10 3 (20.00%) Law
10 3 (20.00%) Oracle
10 3 (20.00%) VB
11 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
11 2 (13.33%) Finance
11 2 (13.33%) Agile Testing
12 1 (6.67%) Degree
12 1 (6.67%) Banking
12 1 (6.67%) Automated Testing
12 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
12 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
12 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
12 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
12 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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.

Development Applications
1 7 (46.67%) Selenium
2 4 (26.67%) WebDriver
3 3 (20.00%) JIRA
4 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (6.67%) HP UFT
4 1 (6.67%) Bugzilla
General
1 3 (20.00%) Law
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 6 (40.00%) Manual Testing
2 6 (40.00%) Automation Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Scrum
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
5 1 (6.67%) BDD
5 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
5 1 (6.67%) Automated Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
5 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
5 1 (6.67%) CRM
5 1 (6.67%) Project Management
5 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
5 1 (6.67%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 14 (93.33%) SQL
2 11 (73.33%) C#
3 5 (33.33%) Java
4 3 (20.00%) VB
5 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
5 1 (6.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (73.33%) ISEB
2 10 (66.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle
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