The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the West Midlands region that had QA Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Tester
England / West Midlands
Rank 195 233 189
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -44
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 17 6 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.36% 0.10% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.11% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 17 6 23
Median salary £35,000 £38,750 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-9.67% +55.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,250 £21,100
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £46,250 £34,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,500
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%

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
4603 5595 4835
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 97.36% 96.42% 96.97%
Number of salaries quoted 3731 4640 4170
Median salary £40,000 £41,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% +6.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region that featured QA Tester in the job title.

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
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Tester across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017.

QA Tester Salary Histogram 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. 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 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 £40,000 - 3
Staffordshire +8 5 £34,250 -23.88% 1
Warwickshire +30 1 £55,000 +59.42% 1
Worcestershire - 1 £27,500 - 1
Solihull - 1 £35,000 -
Walsall - 1 £31,500 -
QA Tester
England

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, QA Tester 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 Tester in the job title.

1 33 (100.00%) QA
2 15 (45.45%) JIRA
2 15 (45.45%) Games
2 15 (45.45%) Mobile App
2 15 (45.45%) Defect Tracking
3 14 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (39.39%) SQL
5 10 (30.30%) Degree
6 9 (27.27%) Selenium
6 9 (27.27%) Game Development
7 7 (21.21%) Test Scripting
8 6 (18.18%) Test Automation
8 6 (18.18%) Java
9 5 (15.15%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (15.15%) Manual Testing
9 5 (15.15%) Software Testing
9 5 (15.15%) Automation Testing
10 4 (12.12%) QA Automation
10 4 (12.12%) Apple Swift
10 4 (12.12%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 4 (12.12%) WebDriver
10 4 (12.12%) Automated Testing
10 4 (12.12%) ISTQB
10 4 (12.12%) Objective-C
10 4 (12.12%) Regression Testing
10 4 (12.12%) ISEB
10 4 (12.12%) Windows
11 3 (9.09%) Apache
11 3 (9.09%) E-Commerce
11 3 (9.09%) HTML

QA Tester 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 (9.09%) Apache
1 3 (9.09%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) Big Data
1 3 (9.09%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.03%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (45.45%) JIRA
2 9 (27.27%) Selenium
3 4 (12.12%) WebDriver
4 3 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.03%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.03%) SoapUI
General
1 15 (45.45%) Games
2 3 (9.09%) Finance
3 1 (3.03%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 3 (9.09%) AngularJS
2 3 (9.09%) HTML
3 1 (3.03%) SOAP
3 1 (3.03%) Web Services
3 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (45.45%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Windows
2 2 (6.06%) Android
2 2 (6.06%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (45.45%) Defect Tracking
2 14 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (27.27%) Game Development
4 7 (21.21%) Test Scripting
5 6 (18.18%) Test Automation
6 5 (15.15%) Automation Testing
6 5 (15.15%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (15.15%) Manual Testing
6 5 (15.15%) Software Testing
7 4 (12.12%) Automated Testing
7 4 (12.12%) QA Automation
7 4 (12.12%) Regression Testing
8 3 (9.09%) E-Commerce
8 3 (9.09%) Scrum
8 3 (9.09%) Software Delivery
9 2 (6.06%) Exploratory Testing
9 2 (6.06%) Mentoring
9 2 (6.06%) Migration
9 2 (6.06%) SDLC
9 2 (6.06%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 13 (39.39%) SQL
2 6 (18.18%) Java
3 4 (12.12%) Apple Swift
3 4 (12.12%) Objective-C
4 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.03%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (30.30%) Degree
2 4 (12.12%) ISEB
2 4 (12.12%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Flexi-time, pension
Posted: Yesterday
Stafford, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + pension and 23 days' holiday
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + additional benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 4 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 4 days ago
Worcester
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Automation Training
Posted: 18 days ago