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 30 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 197 201 212
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 32 21 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.55% 0.39% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.41% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 24 19 18
Median salary £21,000 £31,000 £31,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-32.25% -0.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £23,500 £22,275
10% offered a salary of more than £35,400 £32,500 £35,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +4.47%
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
5545 5166 5457
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.92% 96.43% 97.22%
Number of salaries quoted 4399 4324 4566
Median salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 30 September 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 30 September 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
Birmingham -10 18 £20,000 - 1
Warwickshire - 10 £36,000 -
Halesowen - 3 £21,000 - 1
Worcestershire - 2 £31,750 -
Coventry - 1 £35,000 -
Shropshire - 1 £32,500 -
QA Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 69 (100.00%) QA
2 53 (76.81%) JIRA
3 41 (59.42%) Selenium
4 40 (57.97%) Test Automation
5 35 (50.72%) Back Office
6 34 (49.28%) Finance
6 34 (49.28%) XML
6 34 (49.28%) Functional Testing
6 34 (49.28%) Team Foundation Server
7 32 (46.38%) Wealth Management
7 32 (46.38%) SoapUI
7 32 (46.38%) TestDirector
7 32 (46.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 22 (31.88%) Defect Tracking
8 22 (31.88%) SQL
9 18 (26.09%) Mobile App
10 17 (24.64%) Games
11 13 (18.84%) Manual Testing
12 12 (17.39%) Degree
12 12 (17.39%) Software Testing
13 11 (15.94%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (13.04%) Game Development
15 8 (11.59%) Test Planning
15 8 (11.59%) Exploratory Testing
16 7 (10.14%) Defect Management
16 7 (10.14%) WebDriver
16 7 (10.14%) ISEB
17 6 (8.70%) MS Excel
17 6 (8.70%) BDD
18 5 (7.25%) 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 6 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.25%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 53 (76.81%) JIRA
2 41 (59.42%) Selenium
3 34 (49.28%) Team Foundation Server
4 32 (46.38%) SoapUI
4 32 (46.38%) TestDirector
5 7 (10.14%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.90%) HP UFT
6 2 (2.90%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.45%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.45%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.45%) TestComplete
7 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 35 (50.72%) Back Office
2 34 (49.28%) Finance
3 17 (24.64%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (49.28%) XML
2 4 (5.80%) CSS
2 4 (5.80%) HTML
2 4 (5.80%) Node.js
2 4 (5.80%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 2 (2.90%) Web Services
4 1 (1.45%) .NET
4 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (26.09%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.45%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.90%) Windows
2 1 (1.45%) Android
2 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (57.97%) Test Automation
2 34 (49.28%) Functional Testing
3 32 (46.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 32 (46.38%) Wealth Management
4 22 (31.88%) Defect Tracking
5 13 (18.84%) Manual Testing
6 12 (17.39%) Software Testing
7 11 (15.94%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (13.04%) Game Development
9 8 (11.59%) Exploratory Testing
9 8 (11.59%) Test Planning
10 7 (10.14%) Defect Management
11 6 (8.70%) BDD
12 5 (7.25%) Performance Testing
12 5 (7.25%) Quality Management
12 5 (7.25%) Root Cause Analysis
12 5 (7.25%) SDLC
12 5 (7.25%) TDD
12 5 (7.25%) Test Scripting
13 4 (5.80%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 22 (31.88%) SQL
2 4 (5.80%) Apple Swift
2 4 (5.80%) Objective-C
2 4 (5.80%) Scala
3 3 (4.35%) Java
4 1 (1.45%) C#
4 1 (1.45%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.45%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (17.39%) Degree
2 7 (10.14%) ISEB
3 5 (7.25%) ISTQB
3 5 (7.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (2.90%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.45%) Oracle
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 15 days ago