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 22 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Engineer
England / West Midlands
Rank 198 211 216
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 18 11 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.38% 0.21% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.21% 0.041%
Number of salaries quoted 5 10 2
Median salary £35,500 £40,000 £26,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.25% +49.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £27,500 £20,950
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £42,750 £32,550
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
4643 5130 4894
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 97.40% 96.41% 97.61%
Number of salaries quoted 3690 4264 4290
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,190 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +7 3 £60,000 -
Warwickshire - 3 - -
Staffordshire - 2 £31,500 - 1
Walsall - 1 £31,500 -
QA Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 30 (100.00%) QA
2 24 (80.00%) Selenium
2 24 (80.00%) Finance
3 19 (63.33%) Test Scripting
4 17 (56.67%) Automated Testing
5 16 (53.33%) SoapUI
5 16 (53.33%) Non-Functional Testing
6 15 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (50.00%) C#
7 14 (46.67%) Functional Testing
8 9 (30.00%) Java
9 8 (26.67%) HTML
9 8 (26.67%) HTML5
10 7 (23.33%) Fintech
11 6 (20.00%) AngularJS
11 6 (20.00%) Big Data
11 6 (20.00%) Apache Spark
11 6 (20.00%) Hadoop
11 6 (20.00%) Banking
11 6 (20.00%) J2EE
11 6 (20.00%) Apache
12 4 (13.33%) SQL
12 4 (13.33%) ISEB
13 3 (10.00%) Regression Testing
13 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
13 3 (10.00%) TDD
13 3 (10.00%) Manual Testing
14 2 (6.67%) Collateral Management
14 2 (6.67%) Automation Testing
14 2 (6.67%) Open Source

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 6 (20.00%) Apache
1 6 (20.00%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) Big Data
1 6 (20.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 24 (80.00%) Selenium
2 16 (53.33%) SoapUI
3 2 (6.67%) JIRA
3 2 (6.67%) JMeter
4 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.33%) Gatling
4 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.33%) JBehave
4 1 (3.33%) Subversion
4 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
General
1 24 (80.00%) Finance
2 6 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (26.67%) HTML
1 8 (26.67%) HTML5
2 6 (20.00%) AngularJS
2 6 (20.00%) J2EE
3 2 (6.67%) CSS
3 2 (6.67%) CSS3
4 1 (3.33%) .NET
4 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.33%) Gherkin
4 1 (3.33%) Web Services
4 1 (3.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Fintech
2 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.33%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.33%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (63.33%) Test Scripting
2 17 (56.67%) Automated Testing
3 16 (53.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 15 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (46.67%) Functional Testing
6 3 (10.00%) Manual Testing
6 3 (10.00%) Regression Testing
6 3 (10.00%) TDD
7 2 (6.67%) Automation Testing
7 2 (6.67%) Collateral Management
7 2 (6.67%) Open Source
7 2 (6.67%) Process Improvement
7 2 (6.67%) Risk Management
7 2 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (6.67%) Scalability Testing
7 2 (6.67%) Scrum
8 1 (3.33%) Extreme Programming
8 1 (3.33%) Performance Engineering
8 1 (3.33%) Software Testing
8 1 (3.33%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (50.00%) C#
2 9 (30.00%) Java
3 4 (13.33%) SQL
4 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) ISEB
2 2 (6.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
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Salary: £40000.00 - £50000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
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