The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Birmingham region that had QA Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Tester
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 129 117 122
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 2 2 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.10% 0.11% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.11% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 5
Median salary £47,500 £21,500 £22,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+120.93% -4.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £20,700 £21,900
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £22,300 £29,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.37%

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
1860 1828 1767
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 97.38% 96.87% 97.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1414 1532 1605
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of job ads across the Birmingham region that featured QA Tester in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 Birmingham region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 19 (100.00%) QA
2 15 (78.95%) Mobile App
2 15 (78.95%) Defect Tracking
2 15 (78.95%) Games
2 15 (78.95%) JIRA
3 14 (73.68%) SQL
4 10 (52.63%) Degree
4 10 (52.63%) Game Development
5 5 (26.32%) Manual Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Selenium
6 4 (21.05%) WebDriver
6 4 (21.05%) Apple Swift
6 4 (21.05%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 4 (21.05%) Objective-C
6 4 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (15.79%) Scrum
7 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (15.79%) BDD
7 3 (15.79%) Test Automation
8 2 (10.53%) Automation Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Migration
8 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
8 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
9 1 (5.26%) Regression Testing
9 1 (5.26%) Back Office
9 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
9 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner
9 1 (5.26%) Project Management
9 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
9 1 (5.26%) .NET

QA Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (78.95%) JIRA
2 4 (21.05%) Selenium
2 4 (21.05%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner
3 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 15 (78.95%) Games
2 1 (5.26%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (5.26%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (78.95%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (78.95%) Defect Tracking
2 10 (52.63%) Game Development
3 5 (26.32%) Manual Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (15.79%) BDD
5 3 (15.79%) Scrum
5 3 (15.79%) Test Automation
6 2 (10.53%) Automation Testing
6 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
6 2 (10.53%) Migration
6 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (5.26%) Kanban
7 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
7 1 (5.26%) Performance Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Project Management
7 1 (5.26%) Regression Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Stress Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 14 (73.68%) SQL
2 4 (21.05%) Apple Swift
2 4 (21.05%) Objective-C
3 1 (5.26%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
3 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (52.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: Yesterday