The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 191 192 188
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 6 10 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.20% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.21% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 6 5 5
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £36,250 £35,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +9.37%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
4722 4767 4494
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.49% 95.17% 95.98%
Number of salaries quoted 3941 3993 3869
Average salary £40,000 £36,061 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.92% -1.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%
QA Engineer
England

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
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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +3 6 £45,000 +12.50% 1
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 13 (100.00%) .NET
1 13 (100.00%) QA
2 12 (92.31%) SQL
2 12 (92.31%) C#
2 12 (92.31%) Automated Testing
3 11 (84.62%) Selenium
3 11 (84.62%) Test Scripting
4 8 (61.54%) Cucumber
5 7 (53.85%) SoapUI
5 7 (53.85%) SpecFlow
5 7 (53.85%) Gherkin
5 7 (53.85%) User Stories
5 7 (53.85%) Manual Testing
5 7 (53.85%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (53.85%) Usability Testing
5 7 (53.85%) Performance Testing
5 7 (53.85%) Security Testing
5 7 (53.85%) Unit Testing
5 7 (53.85%) Integration Testing
5 7 (53.85%) QuickTest Pro
5 7 (53.85%) Scrum
5 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (53.85%) T-SQL
5 7 (53.85%) Visual Studio
5 7 (53.85%) SOAP
5 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
6 6 (46.15%) E-Commerce
7 5 (38.46%) DNA
7 5 (38.46%) Software Engineering
8 4 (30.77%) Retail

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (84.62%) Selenium
2 8 (61.54%) Cucumber
3 7 (53.85%) SoapUI
3 7 (53.85%) SpecFlow
3 7 (53.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (53.85%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (53.85%) Visual Studio
4 4 (30.77%) WebDriver
5 1 (7.69%) Cactus
5 1 (7.69%) JUnit
5 1 (7.69%) Mockito
5 1 (7.69%) Concordion
5 1 (7.69%) JBehave
5 1 (7.69%) jMock
5 1 (7.69%) TestNG
5 1 (7.69%) EasyMock
General
1 4 (30.77%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (100.00%) .NET
2 7 (53.85%) Gherkin
2 7 (53.85%) SOAP
3 1 (7.69%) HTML
3 1 (7.69%) PowerMock
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) UNIX
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Automated Testing
2 11 (84.62%) Test Scripting
3 7 (53.85%) User Stories
3 7 (53.85%) Manual Testing
3 7 (53.85%) Usability Testing
3 7 (53.85%) Performance Testing
3 7 (53.85%) Security Testing
3 7 (53.85%) Unit Testing
3 7 (53.85%) Integration Testing
3 7 (53.85%) Scrum
3 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (46.15%) E-Commerce
5 5 (38.46%) DNA
5 5 (38.46%) Software Engineering
6 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (92.31%) SQL
1 12 (92.31%) C#
2 7 (53.85%) T-SQL
3 1 (7.69%) Python
3 1 (7.69%) C++
3 1 (7.69%) Java
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
Birmingham
Argyll Scott
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago