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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 207 210 210
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 10 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.18% 0.056% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.058% 0.039%
Number of salaries quoted 10 2 2
Average salary £32,500 £34,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.79% -8.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £34,100 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £33,250 £34,900 £39,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
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
5270 5142 5161
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.06% 95.28% 94.84%
Number of salaries quoted 4397 4264 4397
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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
Birmingham - 6 £32,500 - 1
Solihull - 1 £31,000 - 2
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £27,500 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £27,500 - 1
Worcestershire - 1 £40,000 -
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 17 (100.00%) QA
2 13 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (52.94%) Software Testing
3 9 (52.94%) Selenium
4 7 (41.18%) Degree
4 7 (41.18%) ISEB
5 6 (35.29%) Java
5 6 (35.29%) Test Scripting
6 5 (29.41%) WebSphere
6 5 (29.41%) Computer Science
6 5 (29.41%) Test Strategy
6 5 (29.41%) Load Testing
6 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
6 5 (29.41%) J2EE
6 5 (29.41%) WebLogic
6 5 (29.41%) CSS
6 5 (29.41%) OO
6 5 (29.41%) Tomcat
6 5 (29.41%) N-Tier
6 5 (29.41%) HP UFT
6 5 (29.41%) LoadRunner
6 5 (29.41%) HTML
7 4 (23.53%) JIRA
7 4 (23.53%) Manual Testing
7 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
8 3 (17.65%) Web Development
8 3 (17.65%) ISTQB
8 3 (17.65%) Bugzilla
8 3 (17.65%) Scrum
9 2 (11.76%) Automated Testing

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (29.41%) WebLogic
1 5 (29.41%) Tomcat
1 5 (29.41%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (52.94%) Selenium
2 5 (29.41%) HP UFT
2 5 (29.41%) LoadRunner
3 4 (23.53%) JIRA
4 3 (17.65%) Bugzilla
5 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
6 1 (5.88%) Subversion
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) HTML
1 5 (29.41%) J2EE
1 5 (29.41%) CSS
2 1 (5.88%) SOAP
2 1 (5.88%) Web Services
2 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) N-Tier
1 5 (29.41%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) UNIX
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (52.94%) Software Testing
3 6 (35.29%) Test Scripting
4 5 (29.41%) Load Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Test Strategy
4 5 (29.41%) OO
5 4 (23.53%) Manual Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
6 3 (17.65%) Web Development
6 3 (17.65%) Scrum
7 2 (11.76%) Performance Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Automated Testing
8 1 (5.88%) Validation
8 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (5.88%) Time Management
8 1 (5.88%) Data Validation
8 1 (5.88%) User Stories
8 1 (5.88%) Test Planning
8 1 (5.88%) Web Testing
8 1 (5.88%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) Java
2 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.88%) PHP
3 1 (5.88%) SQL
3 1 (5.88%) Python
3 1 (5.88%) Fortran
3 1 (5.88%) C
3 1 (5.88%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) ISEB
1 7 (41.18%) Degree
2 3 (17.65%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (100.00%) QA
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