The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank - 126 102
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 0 1 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham - 0.047% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.050% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 4
Average salary - £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -8.33%
QA Engineer
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham 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
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2187 2013 1597
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 94.23% 93.67% 93.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1874 1818 1324
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA Engineer in the job title across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Engineer across the Birmingham region.

QA Engineer Salary Trend in Birmingham

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region that cited QA Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with QA Engineer in their job title.

1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (100.00%) QA
1 10 (100.00%) Selenium
2 9 (90.00%) E-Commerce
2 9 (90.00%) Test Scripting
3 8 (80.00%) Automated Testing
3 8 (80.00%) WebDriver
3 8 (80.00%) C#
4 7 (70.00%) SQL
4 7 (70.00%) .NET
4 7 (70.00%) Retail
5 4 (40.00%) Cucumber
5 4 (40.00%) SoapUI
5 4 (40.00%) SOAP
6 3 (30.00%) Java
6 3 (30.00%) User Stories
6 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing
6 3 (30.00%) Scrum
7 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
7 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 2 (20.00%) JIRA
7 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (20.00%) LoadUI
7 2 (20.00%) BDD
7 2 (20.00%) REST
7 2 (20.00%) SpecFlow
7 2 (20.00%) Gherkin
7 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region that cited QA Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with QA Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 10 (100.00%) Selenium
2 8 (80.00%) WebDriver
3 4 (40.00%) Cucumber
3 4 (40.00%) SoapUI
4 2 (20.00%) SpecFlow
4 2 (20.00%) LoadUI
4 2 (20.00%) JUnit
4 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (20.00%) JMeter
4 2 (20.00%) JIRA
4 2 (20.00%) jMock
4 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (70.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (70.00%) .NET
2 4 (40.00%) SOAP
3 2 (20.00%) JMS
3 2 (20.00%) Middleware
3 2 (20.00%) REST
3 2 (20.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (90.00%) Test Scripting
2 9 (90.00%) E-Commerce
3 8 (80.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Scrum
4 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing
4 3 (30.00%) User Stories
5 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (20.00%) BDD
5 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (20.00%) TDD
5 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Usability Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Security Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
6 1 (10.00%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) C#
2 7 (70.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) Java
4 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft