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 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 111 - 109
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 6 0 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.35% - 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% - 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 6 0 4
Average salary £19,500 - £21,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £31,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
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
1622 1385 1508
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 95.52% 95.32% 93.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1417 1201 1276
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
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 27 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 14 (100.00%) QA
2 11 (78.57%) Selenium
3 8 (57.14%) Test Scripting
3 8 (57.14%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (50.00%) ISEB
5 6 (42.86%) Automated Testing
5 6 (42.86%) ISTQB
5 6 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (35.71%) JIRA
6 5 (35.71%) FitNesse
7 4 (28.57%) TDD
7 4 (28.57%) BDD
8 3 (21.43%) Cucumber
8 3 (21.43%) User Stories
8 3 (21.43%) Load Testing
8 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
8 3 (21.43%) Web Testing
8 3 (21.43%) C
9 2 (14.29%) Degree
9 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
9 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
9 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
10 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (7.14%) Java
10 1 (7.14%) Games
10 1 (7.14%) Software Testing

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 11 (78.57%) Selenium
2 8 (57.14%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (35.71%) JIRA
3 5 (35.71%) FitNesse
4 3 (21.43%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (7.14%) Games
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (57.14%) Test Scripting
2 6 (42.86%) Automated Testing
3 4 (28.57%) TDD
3 4 (28.57%) BDD
4 3 (21.43%) User Stories
4 3 (21.43%) Load Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Web Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) C
2 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) ISEB
2 6 (42.86%) ISTQB
2 6 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (100.00%) QA
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago