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

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Engineer
England / West Midlands
Rank 191 228 211
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 21 11 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.44% 0.19% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.20% 0.021%
Number of salaries quoted 10 11 1
Median salary £37,375 £42,500 £19,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.05% +117.94%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%

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
4603 5595 4835
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 97.36% 96.42% 96.97%
Number of salaries quoted 3731 4640 4170
Median salary £40,000 £41,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% +6.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017. 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 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
Birmingham - 4 £60,000 -
Staffordshire - 4 £37,000 - 1
Warwickshire - 4 - -
Coventry +9 3 £45,000 +5.88%
Walsall - 1 £31,500 -
Worcestershire - 1 £27,500 - 1
QA Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 36 (100.00%) QA
2 26 (72.22%) Finance
3 25 (69.44%) Selenium
4 22 (61.11%) Test Scripting
5 19 (52.78%) Non-Functional Testing
6 18 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (50.00%) Automated Testing
7 17 (47.22%) SoapUI
8 15 (41.67%) C#
8 15 (41.67%) Functional Testing
9 11 (30.56%) Java
10 8 (22.22%) HTML
10 8 (22.22%) HTML5
11 7 (19.44%) Hadoop
11 7 (19.44%) Banking
11 7 (19.44%) J2EE
11 7 (19.44%) Apache
11 7 (19.44%) AngularJS
11 7 (19.44%) Big Data
11 7 (19.44%) Apache Spark
11 7 (19.44%) Fintech
12 5 (13.89%) ISTQB
12 5 (13.89%) ISEB
13 4 (11.11%) Automation Testing
14 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
14 3 (8.33%) Regression Testing
14 3 (8.33%) SQL
14 3 (8.33%) Windows
14 3 (8.33%) Manual Testing
15 2 (5.56%) Waterfall

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 7 (19.44%) Apache
1 7 (19.44%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) Big Data
1 7 (19.44%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.78%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 25 (69.44%) Selenium
2 17 (47.22%) SoapUI
3 2 (5.56%) JIRA
3 2 (5.56%) JMeter
3 2 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.78%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.78%) JBehave
4 1 (2.78%) WebDriver
General
1 26 (72.22%) Finance
2 7 (19.44%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.22%) HTML
1 8 (22.22%) HTML5
2 7 (19.44%) AngularJS
2 7 (19.44%) J2EE
3 1 (2.78%) .NET
3 1 (2.78%) CSS
3 1 (2.78%) CSS3
3 1 (2.78%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.78%) Web Services
3 1 (2.78%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Fintech
2 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.78%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (2.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (61.11%) Test Scripting
2 19 (52.78%) Non-Functional Testing
3 18 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (50.00%) Automated Testing
4 15 (41.67%) Functional Testing
5 4 (11.11%) Automation Testing
6 3 (8.33%) Manual Testing
6 3 (8.33%) Regression Testing
7 2 (5.56%) Collateral Management
7 2 (5.56%) Mentoring
7 2 (5.56%) Open Source
7 2 (5.56%) Process Improvement
7 2 (5.56%) Risk Management
7 2 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (5.56%) Scalability Testing
7 2 (5.56%) TDD
7 2 (5.56%) Waterfall
8 1 (2.78%) Coaching
8 1 (2.78%) SDLC
8 1 (2.78%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 15 (41.67%) C#
2 11 (30.56%) Java
3 3 (8.33%) SQL
4 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) ISEB
1 5 (13.89%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.78%) Degree
2 1 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle
Stafford, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + pension and 23 days' holiday
Posted: 4 days ago
Worcester
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Automation Training
Posted: 18 days ago