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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 213 191 192
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 5 8 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.093% 0.16% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.098% 0.17% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 5 8 5
Average salary £35,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,400 £37,500 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £45,000 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
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
5103 4728 4712
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.40% 95.30% 95.54%
Number of salaries quoted 4326 3960 3943
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 2015. 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
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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
Warwickshire - 4 £35,000 -
Birmingham -21 1 £27,500 -38.88%
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 7 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 3 (42.86%) Manual Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
3 2 (28.57%) ISEB
3 2 (28.57%) Linux
3 2 (28.57%) Python
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (28.57%) UNIX
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 1 (14.29%) JIRA
4 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
4 1 (14.29%) Subversion
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Selenium
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Data Validation
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (14.29%) Windows
4 1 (14.29%) C
4 1 (14.29%) C++
4 1 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) .NET
4 1 (14.29%) Fortran
4 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
2 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
2 1 (14.29%) Subversion
2 1 (14.29%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) UNIX
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
1 3 (42.86%) Manual Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) Validation
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Data Validation
3 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Python
2 1 (14.29%) Fortran
2 1 (14.29%) C
2 1 (14.29%) C++
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (100.00%) QA