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 26 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 203 224 219
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 36 12 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.60% 0.20% 0.075%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.21% 0.078%
Number of salaries quoted 11 12 4
Median salary £27,000 £28,000 £33,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.57% -17.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £18,100 £28,650
10% offered a salary of more than £39,250 £31,900 £42,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
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
5785 5678 5117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.92% 95.85% 96.11%
Number of salaries quoted 4571 4654 4275
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 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £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 26 July 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 26 July 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 - 24 - -
Staffordshire -1 5 £27,000 -3.57%
Birmingham -9 4 £21,000 +20.00% 2
Coventry - 1 £47,000 -
Halesowen - 1 £21,000 - 3
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 26 July 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 53 (100.00%) QA
2 37 (69.81%) Test Automation
2 37 (69.81%) JIRA
3 36 (67.92%) Selenium
4 33 (62.26%) XML
5 32 (60.38%) Functional Testing
5 32 (60.38%) Back Office
5 32 (60.38%) Finance
6 31 (58.49%) Team Foundation Server
7 30 (56.60%) SoapUI
7 30 (56.60%) Stakeholder Management
7 30 (56.60%) TestDirector
7 30 (56.60%) Wealth Management
8 14 (26.42%) Software Testing
9 10 (18.87%) SQL
10 9 (16.98%) Defect Tracking
11 8 (15.09%) Test Planning
11 8 (15.09%) Manual Testing
11 8 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (13.21%) Degree
12 7 (13.21%) Defect Management
13 6 (11.32%) Exploratory Testing
13 6 (11.32%) ISEB
14 5 (9.43%) MS Excel
14 5 (9.43%) MS Office
14 5 (9.43%) Quality Management
14 5 (9.43%) ISTQB
14 5 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
14 5 (9.43%) SDLC
14 5 (9.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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 (9.43%) MS Excel
1 5 (9.43%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 37 (69.81%) JIRA
2 36 (67.92%) Selenium
3 31 (58.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 30 (56.60%) SoapUI
4 30 (56.60%) TestDirector
5 4 (7.55%) WebDriver
6 2 (3.77%) HP UFT
7 1 (1.89%) Ant
7 1 (1.89%) TestComplete
7 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 32 (60.38%) Back Office
1 32 (60.38%) Finance
2 2 (3.77%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (62.26%) XML
2 4 (7.55%) CSS
2 4 (7.55%) HTML
3 3 (5.66%) Node.js
3 3 (5.66%) Web Services
4 2 (3.77%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (9.43%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.77%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (69.81%) Test Automation
2 32 (60.38%) Functional Testing
3 30 (56.60%) Stakeholder Management
3 30 (56.60%) Wealth Management
4 14 (26.42%) Software Testing
5 9 (16.98%) Defect Tracking
6 8 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (15.09%) Manual Testing
6 8 (15.09%) Test Planning
7 7 (13.21%) Defect Management
8 6 (11.32%) Exploratory Testing
9 5 (9.43%) Quality Management
9 5 (9.43%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (9.43%) SDLC
9 5 (9.43%) Test Scripting
10 4 (7.55%) BDD
10 4 (7.55%) QA Automation
10 4 (7.55%) QMS
10 4 (7.55%) Test Management
11 3 (5.66%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.87%) SQL
2 4 (7.55%) Java
3 3 (5.66%) Scala
4 2 (3.77%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.89%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (13.21%) Degree
2 6 (11.32%) ISEB
3 5 (9.43%) ISTQB
3 5 (9.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 14 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 12 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 21 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 21 days ago