Period
to 26 July 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Tester was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 26 July 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
England > South West
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 307 336 330
Rank change year-on-year +29 -6 -27
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 33 13 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.32% 0.12% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.12% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 24 13 24
South West median annual salary £37,500 £32,500 £28,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% +16.07% -22.22%
10th Percentile £31,975 £22,600 £23,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £33,750 £37,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -6.25%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 10157 10829 11730
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 97.07% 97.09% 97.38%
Number of salaries quoted 8515 9095 9791
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £61,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Tester 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 in the South West.

Salary trend for QA Tester in the South West

QA Tester
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Tester in the South West over the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Tester 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 6 months to 26 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -1 27 £40,000 +23.08% 2
Somerset - 3 £35,000 -
Wiltshire - 1 £33,500 -
Cornwall - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £31,500 -
QA Tester
England

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 33 (100.00%) QA
2 32 (96.97%) Test Automation
3 22 (66.67%) Selenium
3 22 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (54.55%) Cucumber
5 15 (45.45%) Test Scripting
6 13 (39.39%) Test Strategy
6 13 (39.39%) Regression Testing
7 12 (36.36%) Ruby
7 12 (36.36%) Non-Functional Testing
8 11 (33.33%) WebDriver
8 11 (33.33%) Open Source
8 11 (33.33%) JMeter
8 11 (33.33%) Java
9 9 (27.27%) JavaScript
9 9 (27.27%) Finance
9 9 (27.27%) Manual Testing
10 8 (24.24%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (24.24%) Scala
10 8 (24.24%) C#
11 7 (21.21%) Web Services
11 7 (21.21%) Windows
11 7 (21.21%) Performance Testing
11 7 (21.21%) Scalability Testing
11 7 (21.21%) JIRA
11 7 (21.21%) SoapUI
11 7 (21.21%) SDET
12 5 (15.15%) Software Testing
12 5 (15.15%) WATIR
12 5 (15.15%) SQL

QA Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) MySQL
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (66.67%) Selenium
2 18 (54.55%) Cucumber
3 11 (33.33%) JMeter
3 11 (33.33%) WebDriver
4 7 (21.21%) JIRA
4 7 (21.21%) SoapUI
5 5 (15.15%) WATIR
6 4 (12.12%) Appium
6 4 (12.12%) Calabash
6 4 (12.12%) NUnit
7 3 (9.09%) SpecFlow
8 1 (3.03%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (27.27%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Marketing
3 1 (3.03%) Electronics
3 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.03%) Retail
3 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.21%) Web Services
2 4 (12.12%) REST
3 3 (9.09%) LAMP
4 2 (6.06%) HTML
5 1 (3.03%) .NET
5 1 (3.03%) CSS
5 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (12.12%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.21%) Windows
2 4 (12.12%) Linux
2 4 (12.12%) Unix
3 3 (9.09%) Android
3 3 (9.09%) Apple iOS
3 3 (9.09%) Windows 10
3 3 (9.09%) Windows 7
3 3 (9.09%) Windows Server
3 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (96.97%) Test Automation
2 22 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (45.45%) Test Scripting
4 13 (39.39%) Regression Testing
4 13 (39.39%) Test Strategy
5 12 (36.36%) Non-Functional Testing
6 11 (33.33%) Open Source
7 9 (27.27%) Manual Testing
8 8 (24.24%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (21.21%) Performance Testing
9 7 (21.21%) Scalability Testing
9 7 (21.21%) SDET
10 5 (15.15%) Software Testing
11 4 (12.12%) BDD
11 4 (12.12%) Continuous Delivery
11 4 (12.12%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (12.12%) DevOps
11 4 (12.12%) E-Commerce
11 4 (12.12%) SDLC
11 4 (12.12%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (36.36%) Ruby
2 11 (33.33%) Java
3 9 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 8 (24.24%) C#
4 8 (24.24%) Scala
5 5 (15.15%) SQL
6 4 (12.12%) Python
7 3 (9.09%) VBScript
8 1 (3.03%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.03%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.03%) SAP
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