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 7 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 132 128 133
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 9 3 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.40% 0.16% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.16% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 9 3 8
Median salary £20,000 £22,500 £22,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
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
2181 1863 2115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 96.42% 97.34% 97.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1669 1564 1921
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,800 £25,000 £22,982
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £66,500 £62,400
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%

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
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Tester across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016.

QA Tester Salary Histogram in Birmingham

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, 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 21 (100.00%) QA
2 17 (80.95%) JIRA
2 17 (80.95%) Mobile App
2 17 (80.95%) Games
2 17 (80.95%) Defect Tracking
3 16 (76.19%) SQL
4 10 (47.62%) Game Development
4 10 (47.62%) Degree
5 7 (33.33%) Manual Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (19.05%) Objective-C
6 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (19.05%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 4 (19.05%) Apple Swift
7 3 (14.29%) WebDriver
7 3 (14.29%) Selenium
7 3 (14.29%) Scrum
7 3 (14.29%) Back Office
8 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce
8 2 (9.52%) Migration
8 2 (9.52%) Software Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
8 2 (9.52%) BDD
8 2 (9.52%) Automation Testing
9 1 (4.76%) Exploratory Testing
9 1 (4.76%) Defect Management
9 1 (4.76%) Test Planning
9 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
9 1 (4.76%) Waterfall
9 1 (4.76%) Kanban

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 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (80.95%) JIRA
2 3 (14.29%) Selenium
2 3 (14.29%) WebDriver
3 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.76%) LoadRunner
3 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 17 (80.95%) Games
2 3 (14.29%) Back Office
3 1 (4.76%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (4.76%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (80.95%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (80.95%) Defect Tracking
2 10 (47.62%) Game Development
3 7 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (14.29%) Scrum
6 2 (9.52%) Automation Testing
6 2 (9.52%) BDD
6 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce
6 2 (9.52%) Migration
6 2 (9.52%) Software Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
7 1 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (4.76%) Kanban
7 1 (4.76%) Performance Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Project Management
7 1 (4.76%) Regression Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Stress Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Test Planning
7 1 (4.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 16 (76.19%) SQL
2 4 (19.05%) Apple Swift
2 4 (19.05%) Objective-C
3 1 (4.76%) C#
3 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (47.62%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle
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