The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 222 208 179
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -29
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 11 1 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.19% 0.020% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.021% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 11 1 6
Average salary £42,500 £19,500 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+117.94% -30.35%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +9.58%
QA Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5529 4808 4034
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 96.06% 96.70% 96.23%
Number of salaries quoted 4600 4182 3315
Average salary £42,500 £39,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.97% +2.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

QA Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

QA Engineer Salary Trend in the West Midlands

QA Engineer
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Engineer across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

QA Engineer Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

QA Engineer
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry - 9 £42,500 -
Wolverhampton - 2 £27,500 -
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs across the West Midlands region that cited QA Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 28 (100.00%) QA
2 23 (82.14%) Software Testing
3 16 (57.14%) Automated Testing
4 14 (50.00%) Degree
4 14 (50.00%) Manual Testing
5 13 (46.43%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (39.29%) Functional Testing
6 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (39.29%) Java
7 9 (32.14%) Test Strategy
7 9 (32.14%) Test Automation
8 8 (28.57%) Web Services
9 7 (25.00%) Test Planning
9 7 (25.00%) Mobile App
9 7 (25.00%) Defect Management
9 7 (25.00%) XML
9 7 (25.00%) Test Management
10 6 (21.43%) Performance Testing
10 6 (21.43%) Time Management
10 6 (21.43%) Selenium
10 6 (21.43%) Defect Tracking
10 6 (21.43%) User Stories
11 3 (10.71%) Test Scripting
11 3 (10.71%) JIRA
11 3 (10.71%) OO
11 3 (10.71%) QA Automation
12 2 (7.14%) ISEB
12 2 (7.14%) Regression Testing
12 2 (7.14%) Workflow
12 2 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs across the West Midlands region that cited QA Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
1 1 (3.57%) WebLogic
1 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Selenium
2 3 (10.71%) JIRA
3 1 (3.57%) Ant
3 1 (3.57%) Bugzilla
3 1 (3.57%) Concordion
3 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.57%) HP UFT
3 1 (3.57%) LoadRunner
3 1 (3.57%) RSpec
3 1 (3.57%) WATIR
3 1 (3.57%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (3.57%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (28.57%) Web Services
2 7 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (3.57%) CSS
3 1 (3.57%) HTML
3 1 (3.57%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (46.43%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (25.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.57%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (82.14%) Software Testing
2 16 (57.14%) Automated Testing
3 14 (50.00%) Manual Testing
4 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (39.29%) Functional Testing
5 9 (32.14%) Test Automation
5 9 (32.14%) Test Strategy
6 7 (25.00%) Defect Management
6 7 (25.00%) Test Management
6 7 (25.00%) Test Planning
7 6 (21.43%) Defect Tracking
7 6 (21.43%) Performance Testing
7 6 (21.43%) Time Management
7 6 (21.43%) User Stories
8 3 (10.71%) OO
8 3 (10.71%) QA Automation
8 3 (10.71%) Test Scripting
9 2 (7.14%) Regression Testing
9 2 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 11 (39.29%) Java
2 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.57%) Perl
2 1 (3.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (7.14%) ISEB
3 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (100.00%) QA