The median annual salary for a QA Tester was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance Tester
South West / Bristol
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 106 126
Rank change year-on-year -15 +20  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 17 10 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.92% 0.63% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 0.65% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 11 10 11
Median salary £50,000 £32,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +53.84% +18.18%  
UK excluding London median salary £37,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +5.71% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Bristol. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Bristol
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1806 1533 1907
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 97.36% 97.09% 98.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1509 1332 1649
Median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol that featured QA Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for QA Tester in Bristol

QA Tester
Salary Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Tester in Bristol.

Salary trend for QA Tester in Bristol

QA Tester
Salary Histogram in Bristol

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Tester in Bristol over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Tester in Bristol

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Bristol region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 27 (100.00%) QA
2 26 (96.30%) Test Automation
3 21 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (77.78%) Selenium
4 16 (59.26%) Cucumber
5 12 (44.44%) Ruby
6 11 (40.74%) Regression Testing
7 10 (37.04%) C#
7 10 (37.04%) Test Scripting
7 10 (37.04%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (37.04%) WebDriver
7 10 (37.04%) Non-Functional Testing
8 9 (33.33%) Open Source
8 9 (33.33%) Java
8 9 (33.33%) JMeter
9 8 (29.63%) JavaScript
9 8 (29.63%) Scala
9 8 (29.63%) Test Strategy
10 6 (22.22%) Finance
10 6 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (22.22%) Performance Testing
10 6 (22.22%) Security Testing
10 6 (22.22%) NUnit
11 5 (18.52%) WATIR
11 5 (18.52%) Scalability Testing
11 5 (18.52%) Manual Testing
11 5 (18.52%) JIRA
11 5 (18.52%) SoapUI
11 5 (18.52%) SDET

QA Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Development Applications
1 21 (77.78%) Selenium
2 16 (59.26%) Cucumber
3 10 (37.04%) WebDriver
4 9 (33.33%) JMeter
5 6 (22.22%) NUnit
6 5 (18.52%) JIRA
6 5 (18.52%) SoapUI
6 5 (18.52%) WATIR
7 4 (14.81%) Appium
7 4 (14.81%) Calabash
8 3 (11.11%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Electronics
2 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.70%) Marketing
2 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) REST
1 4 (14.81%) Web Services
2 1 (3.70%) .NET
2 1 (3.70%) HTML
2 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (14.81%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Linux
1 4 (14.81%) Unix
1 4 (14.81%) Windows
2 3 (11.11%) Android
2 3 (11.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (96.30%) Test Automation
2 21 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (40.74%) Regression Testing
4 10 (37.04%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (37.04%) Non-Functional Testing
4 10 (37.04%) Test Scripting
5 9 (33.33%) Open Source
6 8 (29.63%) Test Strategy
7 6 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (22.22%) Performance Testing
7 6 (22.22%) Security Testing
8 5 (18.52%) Manual Testing
8 5 (18.52%) Scalability Testing
8 5 (18.52%) SDET
9 4 (14.81%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (14.81%) DevOps
10 3 (11.11%) BDD
10 3 (11.11%) Cross-Browser Testing
10 3 (11.11%) OO
11 1 (3.70%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (44.44%) Ruby
2 10 (37.04%) C#
3 9 (33.33%) Java
4 8 (29.63%) JavaScript
4 8 (29.63%) Scala
5 4 (14.81%) Python
6 1 (3.70%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (3.70%) SAP
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000.00 per annum
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