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 16 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Tester
England / South West
Rank 218 237 246
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 7 5 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.14% 0.091% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.094% 0.034%
Number of salaries quoted 7 0 2
Median salary £30,000 - £24,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,700 - £24,100
10% offered a salary of more than £33,800 - £24,900
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.37%

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
4820 5325 5868
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.63% 97.26% 97.51%
Number of salaries quoted 4024 4551 4970
Median salary £40,000 £38,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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
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 16 January 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the South West region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 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 - 6 £28,750 - 2
Somerset - 1 £32,500 -
QA Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 10 (100.00%) QA
2 5 (50.00%) Selenium
3 4 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Manual Testing
4 3 (30.00%) QA Automation
4 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (30.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (20.00%) ISEB
5 2 (20.00%) HTML
5 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
5 2 (20.00%) CSS
5 2 (20.00%) Windows
5 2 (20.00%) CRM
5 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
5 2 (20.00%) CSS3
5 2 (20.00%) Automation Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (10.00%) SDLC
6 1 (10.00%) API Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Defect Management
6 1 (10.00%) C#
6 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (10.00%) iPad
6 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
6 1 (10.00%) User Experience

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
1 1 (10.00%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Selenium
2 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (10.00%) NUnit
General
1 1 (10.00%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) CSS
1 2 (20.00%) CSS3
1 2 (20.00%) HTML
2 1 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) iPad
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Automated Testing
1 4 (40.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (30.00%) QA Automation
2 3 (30.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Automation Testing
3 2 (20.00%) CRM
3 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (10.00%) API Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (10.00%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) SDLC
4 1 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
4 1 (10.00%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Matched Pension, Performance Related Bonus
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