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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 197 172 189
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 13 14 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.26% 0.34% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.36% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 13 14 7
Average salary £29,000 £25,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.00% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,500 £19,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,150 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £31,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
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
4746 3925 4304
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.00% 94.67% 95.03%
Number of salaries quoted 4092 3193 3678
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,500
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
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 5 March 2015.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 March 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 £19,500 - 1
Staffordshire -1 4 £32,500 +71.05% 1
Warwickshire - 2 £32,500 -
Worcestershire - 1 £32,500 -
QA Tester
England

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 22 (100.00%) QA
2 11 (50.00%) Selenium
3 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (40.91%) Automated Testing
4 9 (40.91%) ISEB
4 9 (40.91%) Test Scripting
5 8 (36.36%) JIRA
5 8 (36.36%) QuickTest Pro
5 8 (36.36%) ISTQB
6 6 (27.27%) SQL
6 6 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (22.73%) FitNesse
8 4 (18.18%) TDD
8 4 (18.18%) .NET
8 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
8 4 (18.18%) BDD
9 3 (13.64%) Cucumber
9 3 (13.64%) User Stories
9 3 (13.64%) Relational Database
9 3 (13.64%) C
9 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
9 3 (13.64%) Load Testing
9 3 (13.64%) Integration Testing
9 3 (13.64%) Web Testing
9 3 (13.64%) Risk Assessment
9 3 (13.64%) Degree
10 2 (9.09%) Automation Testing
10 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (9.09%) Functional Testing
10 2 (9.09%) Manual Testing

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.64%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (50.00%) Selenium
2 8 (36.36%) JIRA
2 8 (36.36%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (22.73%) FitNesse
4 3 (13.64%) Cucumber
5 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (4.55%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) UNIX
1 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (40.91%) Automated Testing
2 9 (40.91%) Test Scripting
3 4 (18.18%) TDD
3 4 (18.18%) BDD
4 3 (13.64%) User Stories
4 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Load Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Integration Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Web Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (9.09%) Automation Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Functional Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Manual Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Test Automation
6 1 (4.55%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) C
3 1 (4.55%) C#
3 1 (4.55%) Java
3 1 (4.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (40.91%) ISEB
2 8 (36.36%) ISTQB
3 6 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (13.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago