The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Tester 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 198 213 208
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 12 6 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.21% 0.11% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.12% 0.019%
Number of salaries quoted 10 6 0
Average salary £28,000 £27,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.81% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
QA Tester
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
5258 5213 5236
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.04% 95.25% 94.82%
Number of salaries quoted 4389 4324 4457
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 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA Tester in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

QA Tester
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Tester across the West Midlands region.

QA Tester Salary Trend in the West Midlands

QA Tester
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 Tester within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 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
(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 +10 9 £27,500 -15.38% 3
Birmingham +9 3 £32,500 +44.44%
QA Tester
England

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region that cited QA Tester 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 Tester in their job title.

1 22 (100.00%) QA
2 13 (59.09%) SQL
3 12 (54.55%) .NET
3 12 (54.55%) SQL Server
4 10 (45.45%) ISEB
4 10 (45.45%) Automated Testing
4 10 (45.45%) JIRA
4 10 (45.45%) Relational Database
5 9 (40.91%) C#
6 8 (36.36%) Software Testing
7 6 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (27.27%) Test Scripting
8 5 (22.73%) ISTQB
8 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (18.18%) Selenium
10 3 (13.64%) Risk Assessment
10 3 (13.64%) Manual Testing
10 3 (13.64%) Web Testing
11 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (9.09%) Degree
11 2 (9.09%) Load Testing
11 2 (9.09%) Integration Testing
11 2 (9.09%) FitNesse
11 2 (9.09%) Test Planning
11 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (9.09%) User Stories
11 2 (9.09%) Automation Testing

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region that cited QA Tester 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 Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (54.55%) SQL Server
2 10 (45.45%) Relational Database
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 10 (45.45%) JIRA
2 4 (18.18%) Selenium
3 2 (9.09%) FitNesse
3 2 (9.09%) HP UFT
4 1 (4.55%) Bugzilla
4 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
4 1 (4.55%) FogBugz
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
1 2 (9.09%) Games
1 2 (9.09%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (54.55%) .NET
2 2 (9.09%) Web Services
3 1 (4.55%) Ajax
3 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.55%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
1 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (4.55%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Automated Testing
2 8 (36.36%) Software Testing
3 6 (27.27%) Test Scripting
4 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (13.64%) Manual Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (13.64%) Web Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Load Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Integration Testing
6 2 (9.09%) User Stories
6 2 (9.09%) Automation Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Black-Box Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Test Planning
6 2 (9.09%) Regression Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (4.55%) Scrum
7 1 (4.55%) E-Commerce
7 1 (4.55%) B2C
7 1 (4.55%) Data Management
7 1 (4.55%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 13 (59.09%) SQL
2 9 (40.91%) C#
3 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.09%) PHP
3 2 (9.09%) C
4 1 (4.55%) VB
4 1 (4.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (45.45%) ISEB
2 6 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (22.73%) ISTQB
4 2 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) VMware
Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire
IT Recruitment Company
Salary: £20,000 - £28,000 DOE
Posted: 8 days ago