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 24 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 201 223 219
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 32 13 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.55% 0.23% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.24% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 14 11 8
Median salary £23,000 £28,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-19.29% -12.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £23,500 £25,425
10% offered a salary of more than £37,600 £32,000 £35,000
UK excluding London median salary £33,500 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.47% -2.85%
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
5562 5495 5255
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.72% 95.73% 96.88%
Number of salaries quoted 4424 4529 4353
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 24 August 2016.

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 24 August 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
Warwickshire - 18 £36,000 -
Birmingham -11 8 £21,000 -16.00% 2
Staffordshire -2 3 £27,000 -1.81%
Halesowen - 3 £21,000 - 2
Coventry - 1 £47,000 -
Shropshire - 1 £32,500 -
Worcestershire - 1 £28,500 -
QA Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, 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 59 (100.00%) QA
2 42 (71.19%) JIRA
3 41 (69.49%) Selenium
4 40 (67.80%) Test Automation
5 35 (59.32%) Back Office
5 35 (59.32%) XML
6 34 (57.63%) Functional Testing
7 33 (55.93%) Team Foundation Server
7 33 (55.93%) Finance
8 32 (54.24%) TestDirector
8 32 (54.24%) Stakeholder Management
8 32 (54.24%) Wealth Management
8 32 (54.24%) SoapUI
9 15 (25.42%) Software Testing
9 15 (25.42%) SQL
10 11 (18.64%) Defect Tracking
10 11 (18.64%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (15.25%) Test Planning
11 9 (15.25%) Manual Testing
11 9 (15.25%) Degree
12 8 (13.56%) Defect Management
12 8 (13.56%) Mobile App
13 7 (11.86%) WebDriver
13 7 (11.86%) Exploratory Testing
14 6 (10.17%) BDD
14 6 (10.17%) ISEB
15 5 (8.47%) Games
15 5 (8.47%) ISTQB
15 5 (8.47%) MS Excel
15 5 (8.47%) Quality Management

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:

Applications
1 5 (8.47%) MS Excel
1 5 (8.47%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 42 (71.19%) JIRA
2 41 (69.49%) Selenium
3 33 (55.93%) Team Foundation Server
4 32 (54.24%) SoapUI
4 32 (54.24%) TestDirector
5 7 (11.86%) WebDriver
6 2 (3.39%) HP UFT
6 2 (3.39%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.69%) Ant
7 1 (1.69%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.69%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.69%) TestComplete
7 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 35 (59.32%) Back Office
2 33 (55.93%) Finance
3 5 (8.47%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (59.32%) XML
2 5 (8.47%) CSS
2 5 (8.47%) HTML
3 4 (6.78%) Node.js
4 3 (5.08%) Web Services
5 2 (3.39%) .NET
6 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.56%) Mobile App
2 4 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (67.80%) Test Automation
2 34 (57.63%) Functional Testing
3 32 (54.24%) Stakeholder Management
3 32 (54.24%) Wealth Management
4 15 (25.42%) Software Testing
5 11 (18.64%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (18.64%) Defect Tracking
6 9 (15.25%) Manual Testing
6 9 (15.25%) Test Planning
7 8 (13.56%) Defect Management
8 7 (11.86%) Exploratory Testing
9 6 (10.17%) BDD
10 5 (8.47%) Performance Testing
10 5 (8.47%) Quality Management
10 5 (8.47%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (8.47%) SDLC
10 5 (8.47%) Test Scripting
11 4 (6.78%) Penetration Testing
11 4 (6.78%) TDD
11 4 (6.78%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 15 (25.42%) SQL
2 4 (6.78%) Java
2 4 (6.78%) Scala
3 2 (3.39%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.69%) C#
4 1 (1.69%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (15.25%) Degree
2 6 (10.17%) ISEB
3 5 (8.47%) ISTQB
3 5 (8.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (1.69%) Microsoft
1 1 (1.69%) Oracle
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 18 hours ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 7 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 7 days ago