Period
to 12 November 2018

The median annual salary for a QA Tester was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 12 November 2018.

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
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 179 190 167
Rank change year-on-year +11 -23 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 15 13 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.41% 0.34% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.35% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 7 7 14
Bristol median annual salary £32,500 £50,000 £29,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -35.00% +70.94% -7.14%
10th Percentile £28,150 £35,000 £22,900
90th Percentile £36,250 £58,750 £33,750
South West median annual salary £32,500 £40,000 £28,500
% change year-on-year -18.75% +40.35% -9.52%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Bristol
Permanent vacancies in Bristol with a recognized job title 3,576 3,718 3,120
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.94% 97.59% 97.01%
Number of salaries quoted 2,907 3,090 2,688
Bristol median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £68,750
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings that featured QA Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

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 6 months to 12 November 2018.

Salary histogram for QA Tester in Bristol

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

For the 6 months to 12 November 2018, QA Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Bristol region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 15 (100.00%) QA
2 14 (93.33%) Test Automation
3 13 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (80.00%) Test Scripting
5 11 (73.33%) Content Management
5 11 (73.33%) CMS
5 11 (73.33%) Windows
5 11 (73.33%) Acceptance Criteria
6 8 (53.33%) JavaScript
7 7 (46.67%) SDLC
8 6 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (40.00%) Test Strategy
8 6 (40.00%) SpecFlow
8 6 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 6 (40.00%) QA Automation
8 6 (40.00%) git-flow
8 6 (40.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
8 6 (40.00%) Android
8 6 (40.00%) Git (software)
8 6 (40.00%) Web Accessibility
8 6 (40.00%) Unix
8 6 (40.00%) Test Management
8 6 (40.00%) Scala
8 6 (40.00%) Open Source
8 6 (40.00%) Apple iOS
8 6 (40.00%) C#
8 6 (40.00%) Ruby
8 6 (40.00%) Innovative Thinking
8 6 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (40.00%) Task Automation

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:

Application Platforms
1 11 (73.33%) CMS
2 5 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (33.33%) Drupal
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Git (software)
1 6 (40.00%) git-flow
1 6 (40.00%) SpecFlow
2 5 (33.33%) Selenium
2 5 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 5 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 2 (13.33%) JIRA
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (13.33%) GraphQL
2 2 (13.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Android
2 6 (40.00%) Apple iOS
2 6 (40.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (93.33%) Test Automation
2 13 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (80.00%) Test Scripting
4 11 (73.33%) Acceptance Criteria
4 11 (73.33%) Content Management
5 7 (46.67%) SDLC
6 6 (40.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
6 6 (40.00%) Innovative Thinking
6 6 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (40.00%) Open Source
6 6 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (40.00%) QA Automation
6 6 (40.00%) Task Automation
6 6 (40.00%) Test Management
6 6 (40.00%) Test Strategy
6 6 (40.00%) Web Accessibility
7 5 (33.33%) API Testing
7 5 (33.33%) Workflow
8 2 (13.33%) Artificial Intelligence
9 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) JavaScript
2 6 (40.00%) C#
2 6 (40.00%) Ruby
2 6 (40.00%) Scala
3 5 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 5 (33.33%) VBScript
4 2 (13.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (100.00%) QA
2 5 (33.33%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) WMI
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 5 (33.33%) Oracle