The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the West Midlands region that had QA Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 223 208 228
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 9 13 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.16% 0.24% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.25% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 8 13 5
Median salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
UK excluding London median salary £38,750 £38,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +10.71%
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
5561 5116 5468
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.93% 96.31% 97.28%
Number of salaries quoted 4415 4271 4562
Median salary £39,000 £37,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region that featured QA Engineer in the job title.

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 26 September 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Staffordshire - 3 £33,750 -
Worcestershire +9 1 £35,000 -12.50%
Coventry -5 1 £37,500 -11.76%
Birmingham -33 1 £60,000 +84.61%
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, QA Engineer 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 West Midlands region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 11 (100.00%) QA
2 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (54.55%) Finance
4 4 (36.36%) Waterfall
4 4 (36.36%) SQL
5 3 (27.27%) HTML
5 3 (27.27%) TDD
5 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
5 3 (27.27%) HTML5
5 3 (27.27%) Selenium
5 3 (27.27%) V-Model
5 3 (27.27%) Driving Licence
6 2 (18.18%) BDD
6 2 (18.18%) CSS3
6 2 (18.18%) Scrum
6 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
6 2 (18.18%) ISEB
6 2 (18.18%) CSS
7 1 (9.09%) Windows
7 1 (9.09%) Apache
7 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
7 1 (9.09%) C#
7 1 (9.09%) Java
7 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
7 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
7 1 (9.09%) .NET
7 1 (9.09%) J2EE
7 1 (9.09%) Extreme Programming
7 1 (9.09%) Games

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (9.09%) Apache
1 1 (9.09%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Big Data
1 1 (9.09%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Selenium
2 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
2 1 (9.09%) Gatling
2 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 1 (9.09%) Ranorex
2 1 (9.09%) Subversion
2 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) HTML
1 3 (27.27%) HTML5
2 2 (18.18%) CSS
2 2 (18.18%) CSS3
3 1 (9.09%) .NET
3 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
3 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
3 1 (9.09%) Gherkin
3 1 (9.09%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Driving Licence
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) Fintech
2 1 (9.09%) Online Games
2 1 (9.09%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Waterfall
3 3 (27.27%) TDD
3 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
3 3 (27.27%) V-Model
4 2 (18.18%) BDD
4 2 (18.18%) Scrum
5 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Defect Management
5 1 (9.09%) Extreme Programming
5 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Engineering
5 1 (9.09%) QA Automation
5 1 (9.09%) Software Delivery
5 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
5 1 (9.09%) Test Planning
5 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 1 (9.09%) C#
3 1 (9.09%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
3 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft