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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 197 181 194
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 7 11 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.14% 0.25% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.27% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 7 11 9
Average salary £22,500 £25,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,300 £21,500 £27,200
10% offered a salary of more than £30,400 £25,000 £36,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,500 £31,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-3.17% -7.35%
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
4776 4080 4588
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.73% 94.44% 96.10%
Number of salaries quoted 4200 3386 3986
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +5.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 30 January 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 5 £22,500 +4.65%
Staffordshire +6 1 £21,000 +10.52%
Worcestershire - 1 £32,500 -
QA Tester
England

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 17 (100.00%) QA
2 10 (58.82%) Selenium
3 9 (52.94%) Test Scripting
4 8 (47.06%) JIRA
5 7 (41.18%) QuickTest Pro
6 6 (35.29%) ISEB
7 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (29.41%) ISTQB
8 4 (23.53%) Automated Testing
9 3 (17.65%) Degree
9 3 (17.65%) TDD
9 3 (17.65%) SQL
9 3 (17.65%) Cucumber
9 3 (17.65%) BDD
9 3 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
10 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
10 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
10 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
10 2 (11.76%) FitNesse
11 1 (5.88%) Load Testing
11 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
11 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (5.88%) Regression Testing
11 1 (5.88%) Games
11 1 (5.88%) Risk Assessment
11 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (58.82%) Selenium
2 8 (47.06%) JIRA
3 7 (41.18%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (17.65%) Cucumber
5 2 (11.76%) FitNesse
General
1 1 (5.88%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Test Scripting
2 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (23.53%) Automated Testing
4 3 (17.65%) TDD
4 3 (17.65%) BDD
5 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
5 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Load Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Regression Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (5.88%) Functional Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) C
2 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) ISEB
2 5 (29.41%) ISTQB
3 3 (17.65%) Degree
3 3 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center