The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Tester 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 124 120 107
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 6 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.29% 0.11% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.11% 0.063%
Number of salaries quoted 6 2 1
Average salary £22,500 £21,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% -46.25%
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-8.57% -
QA Tester
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
1964 1771 1587
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 95.11% 94.20% 94.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1795 1575 1380
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

QA Tester
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

QA Tester Salary Trend in Birmingham

QA Tester
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region that cited QA Tester 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 Tester in their job title.

1 12 (100.00%) QA
2 9 (75.00%) Selenium
3 8 (66.67%) Test Scripting
4 7 (58.33%) QuickTest Pro
4 7 (58.33%) JIRA
5 4 (33.33%) ISEB
6 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (25.00%) TDD
6 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
6 3 (25.00%) BDD
7 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
7 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
7 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (8.33%) Open Source
8 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (8.33%) Games
8 1 (8.33%) Degree
8 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
8 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
8 1 (8.33%) FitNesse
8 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
8 1 (8.33%) C
8 1 (8.33%) Java
8 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
8 1 (8.33%) Load Testing

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region that cited QA Tester 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 Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 9 (75.00%) Selenium
2 7 (58.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (58.33%) JIRA
3 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 1 (8.33%) FitNesse
General
1 1 (8.33%) Games
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Open Source
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 3 (25.00%) BDD
2 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) TDD
2 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Load Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C
1 1 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) ISEB
2 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (100.00%) QA
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
AMsource Technology
Salary: £18000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago