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 16 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Tester
England / West Midlands
Rank 209 217 213
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 4 6 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.082% 0.12% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.084% 0.12% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 4 6 10
Median salary £47,500 £33,750 £22,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+40.74% +51.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,400 £21,500 £20,850
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £46,250 £29,350
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.37%

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
4774 4926 4926
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 97.37% 96.53% 97.68%
Number of salaries quoted 3785 4113 4326
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -5 2 £47,500 +120.93%
Warwickshire +20 1 £55,000 +83.33% 1
Staffordshire 0 1 £37,000 -20.00% 2
QA Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 28 (100.00%) QA
2 19 (67.86%) JIRA
3 17 (60.71%) Games
4 16 (57.14%) SQL
4 16 (57.14%) Mobile App
4 16 (57.14%) Defect Tracking
5 10 (35.71%) Game Development
5 10 (35.71%) Degree
6 8 (28.57%) Selenium
7 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (21.43%) Manual Testing
9 5 (17.86%) Test Automation
9 5 (17.86%) WebDriver
10 4 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (14.29%) Objective-C
10 4 (14.29%) Back Office
10 4 (14.29%) Finance
10 4 (14.29%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 4 (14.29%) BDD
10 4 (14.29%) Apple Swift
11 3 (10.71%) SoapUI
11 3 (10.71%) Automation Testing
11 3 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (10.71%) Test Scripting
11 3 (10.71%) Scrum
11 3 (10.71%) Regression Testing
11 3 (10.71%) Software Testing
12 2 (7.14%) Automated Testing
12 2 (7.14%) TDD
12 2 (7.14%) Performance Testing

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 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (67.86%) JIRA
2 8 (28.57%) Selenium
3 5 (17.86%) WebDriver
4 3 (10.71%) SoapUI
4 3 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (7.14%) TestDirector
6 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
6 1 (3.57%) LoadRunner
6 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
6 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 17 (60.71%) Games
2 4 (14.29%) Back Office
2 4 (14.29%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 2 (7.14%) XML
3 1 (3.57%) .NET
3 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.57%) CSS
3 1 (3.57%) HTML
3 1 (3.57%) Node.js
3 1 (3.57%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (57.14%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.57%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Android
1 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (57.14%) Defect Tracking
2 10 (35.71%) Game Development
3 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (21.43%) Manual Testing
5 5 (17.86%) Test Automation
6 4 (14.29%) BDD
6 4 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (10.71%) Automation Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Regression Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Scrum
7 3 (10.71%) Software Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Test Scripting
8 2 (7.14%) Automated Testing
8 2 (7.14%) Exploratory Testing
8 2 (7.14%) Functional Testing
8 2 (7.14%) Mentoring
8 2 (7.14%) Performance Testing
8 2 (7.14%) SDLC
8 2 (7.14%) User Stories
8 2 (7.14%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (57.14%) SQL
2 4 (14.29%) Apple Swift
2 4 (14.29%) Objective-C
3 2 (7.14%) C#
3 2 (7.14%) Java
3 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.57%) Scala
4 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (35.71%) Degree
2 2 (7.14%) ISEB
3 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle
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