The median annual salary for a QA Tester was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Tester
South West / Bristol
Rank 121 - 127
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 10 0 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.55% - 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% - 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 9 0 5
Median salary £37,500 - £30,000
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 - £29,100
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 - £35,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £37,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year -6.66% +15.38%  

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 1772 1794 1891
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 97.04% 96.61% 97.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1465 1571 1589
Median salary £43,500 £40,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.07% +0.62%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Tester in Bristol

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 15 (100.00%) QA
2 10 (66.67%) Automated Testing
3 9 (60.00%) Selenium
4 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (40.00%) Cucumber
6 5 (33.33%) Scala
6 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
6 5 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (33.33%) Test Strategy
6 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (33.33%) Ruby
6 5 (33.33%) Regression Testing
6 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
7 4 (26.67%) WATIR
7 4 (26.67%) NUnit
7 4 (26.67%) C#
7 4 (26.67%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
7 4 (26.67%) Security Testing
8 2 (13.33%) Manual Testing
8 2 (13.33%) Android
8 2 (13.33%) WebDriver
8 2 (13.33%) Apple iOS
8 2 (13.33%) CSS3
8 2 (13.33%) Automation Testing
8 2 (13.33%) QA Automation
8 2 (13.33%) HTML
8 2 (13.33%) CSS
8 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing

QA Tester Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Internet
1 1 (6.67%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 9 (60.00%) Selenium
2 6 (40.00%) Cucumber
3 4 (26.67%) NUnit
3 4 (26.67%) WATIR
4 2 (13.33%) WebDriver
5 1 (6.67%) SpecFlow
5 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (6.67%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) CSS
1 2 (13.33%) CSS3
1 2 (13.33%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) iPad
2 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Android
1 2 (13.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 5 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (26.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Security Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Automation Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Cross-Browser Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Manual Testing
5 2 (13.33%) QA Automation
6 1 (6.67%) API Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Defect Management
6 1 (6.67%) Mobile Application Development
6 1 (6.67%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 5 (33.33%) Ruby
1 5 (33.33%) Scala
2 4 (26.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
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