The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Birmingham region.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 109 120 109
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 6 4 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.31% 0.21% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.22% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 6 3 4
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1788 1831 1616
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 93.37% 93.90% 94.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1557 1605 1437
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.29%
QA Engineer
West Midlands

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
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Engineer across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

QA Engineer Salary Histogram in Birmingham

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 11 July 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%) Scrum
6 3 (30.00%) User Stories
7 2 (20.00%) LoadUI
7 2 (20.00%) REST
7 2 (20.00%) SpecFlow
7 2 (20.00%) Gherkin
7 2 (20.00%) BDD
7 2 (20.00%) JIRA
7 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
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%) T-SQL

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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
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%) User Stories
5 2 (20.00%) TDD
5 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (20.00%) BDD
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