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 3 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 219 195 230
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +35
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 15 18 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.27% 0.35% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.36% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 7 16 6
Median salary £35,000 £31,000 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.90% -10.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £27,500 £25,750
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £42,500 £35,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
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
5308 4976 5588
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 96.84% 97.09% 97.22%
Number of salaries quoted 4202 4196 4932
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 3 December 2016.

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 3 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -8 5 £60,000 -
Staffordshire - 2 £31,500 -
Worcestershire -4 1 £35,000 +7.69%
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 3 December 2016, 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 23 (100.00%) QA
2 16 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (69.57%) Finance
3 14 (60.87%) Selenium
4 12 (52.17%) Test Scripting
5 9 (39.13%) Automated Testing
6 8 (34.78%) SoapUI
6 8 (34.78%) Non-Functional Testing
7 7 (30.43%) C#
8 6 (26.09%) Java
8 6 (26.09%) Functional Testing
9 5 (21.74%) Fintech
9 5 (21.74%) HTML5
9 5 (21.74%) HTML
10 4 (17.39%) TDD
10 4 (17.39%) SQL
10 4 (17.39%) Waterfall
11 3 (13.04%) Hadoop
11 3 (13.04%) Apache Spark
11 3 (13.04%) Driving Licence
11 3 (13.04%) AngularJS
11 3 (13.04%) BDD
11 3 (13.04%) Big Data
11 3 (13.04%) Automation Testing
11 3 (13.04%) J2EE
11 3 (13.04%) Apache
11 3 (13.04%) Regression Testing
11 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
11 3 (13.04%) ISEB
11 3 (13.04%) Banking

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 3 (13.04%) Apache
1 3 (13.04%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) Big Data
1 3 (13.04%) Hadoop
2 1 (4.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (60.87%) Selenium
2 8 (34.78%) SoapUI
3 2 (8.70%) Cucumber
3 2 (8.70%) JIRA
3 2 (8.70%) JMeter
4 1 (4.35%) Gatling
4 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.35%) JBehave
4 1 (4.35%) Ranorex
4 1 (4.35%) Subversion
4 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (69.57%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) HTML
1 5 (21.74%) HTML5
2 3 (13.04%) AngularJS
2 3 (13.04%) J2EE
3 2 (8.70%) CSS
3 2 (8.70%) CSS3
3 2 (8.70%) Gherkin
4 1 (4.35%) .NET
4 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
4 1 (4.35%) Web Services
4 1 (4.35%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Fintech
2 3 (13.04%) Driving Licence
3 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.35%) Online Games
4 1 (4.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (52.17%) Test Scripting
3 9 (39.13%) Automated Testing
4 8 (34.78%) Non-Functional Testing
5 6 (26.09%) Functional Testing
6 4 (17.39%) TDD
6 4 (17.39%) Waterfall
7 3 (13.04%) Automation Testing
7 3 (13.04%) BDD
7 3 (13.04%) Manual Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Regression Testing
7 3 (13.04%) V-Model
8 2 (8.70%) Collateral Management
8 2 (8.70%) Open Source
8 2 (8.70%) Process Improvement
8 2 (8.70%) Risk Management
8 2 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (8.70%) Scalability Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Scrum
9 1 (4.35%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) C#
2 6 (26.09%) Java
3 4 (17.39%) SQL
4 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) ISEB
2 2 (8.70%) Degree
3 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft