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 26 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Tester
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 109 132 117
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 10 1 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.57% 0.046% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.048% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 10 1 7
Median salary £30,000 £35,000 £22,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +55.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £35,000 £19,900
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £35,000 £31,400
UK excluding London median salary £34,000 £35,000 £31,625
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +10.67%

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
1712 2081 1736
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 97.66% 95.90% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1339 1692 1534
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,800 £27,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
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 26 February 2017.

QA Tester Salary Histogram in Birmingham

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 23 (100.00%) QA
2 16 (69.57%) JIRA
2 16 (69.57%) Mobile App
2 16 (69.57%) Games
2 16 (69.57%) Defect Tracking
3 14 (60.87%) SQL
4 12 (52.17%) Degree
5 10 (43.48%) Game Development
6 7 (30.43%) Selenium
7 6 (26.09%) Manual Testing
7 6 (26.09%) Test Automation
7 6 (26.09%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (21.74%) Java
9 4 (17.39%) Objective-C
9 4 (17.39%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 4 (17.39%) Apple Swift
10 3 (13.04%) QA Automation
10 3 (13.04%) Apache Spark
10 3 (13.04%) Software Delivery
10 3 (13.04%) WebDriver
10 3 (13.04%) Big Data
10 3 (13.04%) AngularJS
10 3 (13.04%) Hadoop
10 3 (13.04%) HTML
10 3 (13.04%) Apache
10 3 (13.04%) Software Testing
11 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
11 2 (8.70%) Migration
11 2 (8.70%) Scrum

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (13.04%) Apache
1 3 (13.04%) Apache Spark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) Big Data
1 3 (13.04%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 16 (69.57%) JIRA
2 7 (30.43%) Selenium
3 3 (13.04%) WebDriver
4 1 (4.35%) Cucumber
General
1 16 (69.57%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 3 (13.04%) AngularJS
2 3 (13.04%) HTML
3 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (69.57%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Android
1 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (69.57%) Defect Tracking
2 10 (43.48%) Game Development
3 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (26.09%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (26.09%) Manual Testing
3 6 (26.09%) Test Automation
4 3 (13.04%) QA Automation
4 3 (13.04%) Software Delivery
4 3 (13.04%) Software Testing
5 2 (8.70%) BDD
5 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
5 2 (8.70%) Migration
5 2 (8.70%) Scrum
5 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting
6 1 (4.35%) Automated Testing
6 1 (4.35%) Automation Testing
6 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
6 1 (4.35%) SDLC
6 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.35%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 14 (60.87%) SQL
2 5 (21.74%) Java
3 4 (17.39%) Apple Swift
3 4 (17.39%) Objective-C
4 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (52.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (100.00%) QA
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + additional benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
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Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
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