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 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 216 210 194
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 8 1 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.14% 0.019% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.020% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 2
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
5472 5031 4388
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.23% 95.74% 95.37%
Number of salaries quoted 4718 4305 3784
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 30 October 2014.

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 30 October 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Staffordshire - 7 £35,000 -
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 12 (100.00%) QA
2 8 (66.67%) SQL
3 7 (58.33%) ISEB
4 6 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (50.00%) Manual Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Java
5 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 4 (33.33%) C#
5 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Selenium
5 4 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (25.00%) WebDriver
6 3 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (25.00%) C++
6 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
6 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
7 2 (16.67%) JMS
7 2 (16.67%) Middleware
7 2 (16.67%) SOAP
7 2 (16.67%) Linux
7 2 (16.67%) JUnit
7 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
7 2 (16.67%) JMeter
7 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
7 2 (16.67%) LoadUI

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

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Selenium
2 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 2 (16.67%) SoapUI
3 2 (16.67%) LoadUI
3 2 (16.67%) Spock
3 2 (16.67%) JMeter
3 2 (16.67%) JIRA
3 2 (16.67%) jMock
3 2 (16.67%) JUnit
General
1 2 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) SOAP
1 2 (16.67%) JMS
1 2 (16.67%) Middleware
1 2 (16.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 6 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 2 (16.67%) TDD
4 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 2 (16.67%) BDD
5 1 (8.33%) Data Validation
5 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) OOP
5 1 (8.33%) Validation
5 1 (8.33%) Scrum
5 1 (8.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) Java
2 4 (33.33%) C#
3 3 (25.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) ISEB
2 4 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (100.00%) QA