The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 189 184 189
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 11 13 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.22% 0.26% 0.085%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.27% 0.089%
Number of salaries quoted 11 13 4
Average salary £25,500 £37,000 £27,625
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.08% +33.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £21,500 £23,750
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £37,000 £31,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +2.94%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
4705 4769 4500
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.47% 95.17% 95.99%
Number of salaries quoted 3925 3995 3874
Average salary £40,000 £36,061 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.92% -1.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
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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

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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

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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 17 April 2014.

QA Tester Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

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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 17 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -2 4 £45,000 +109.30%
Solihull - 3 £25,500 -
Staffordshire - 2 £19,000 -
Coventry - 1 £25,000 -
Dudley - 1 £22,500 -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 24 (100.00%) QA
2 21 (87.50%) Automated Testing
3 15 (62.50%) Test Scripting
4 14 (58.33%) Selenium
5 10 (41.67%) Internet
5 10 (41.67%) PHP
6 8 (33.33%) .NET
7 6 (25.00%) SQL
7 6 (25.00%) ISEB
7 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (16.67%) C#
8 4 (16.67%) E-Commerce
8 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
8 4 (16.67%) Retail
8 4 (16.67%) Software Testing
8 4 (16.67%) Performance Testing
8 4 (16.67%) WebDriver
9 3 (12.50%) Relational Database
9 3 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
10 2 (8.33%) Games
10 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
10 2 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
10 2 (8.33%) ISTQB
10 2 (8.33%) Telerik
11 1 (4.17%) Release Management
11 1 (4.17%) Multithreading
11 1 (4.17%) Manual Testing
11 1 (4.17%) Data Protection
11 1 (4.17%) Requirements Analysis
11 1 (4.17%) Web Testing

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (41.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (58.33%) Selenium
2 4 (16.67%) WebDriver
3 2 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 4 (16.67%) Retail
2 2 (8.33%) Games
3 1 (4.17%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (33.33%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (87.50%) Automated Testing
2 15 (62.50%) Test Scripting
3 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 4 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 4 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 3 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (4.17%) Information Security
6 1 (4.17%) ERP
6 1 (4.17%) Business Continuity
6 1 (4.17%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (4.17%) Release Management
6 1 (4.17%) Web Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Multithreading
6 1 (4.17%) Manual Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) PHP
2 6 (25.00%) SQL
3 4 (16.67%) C#
4 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) ISEB
2 2 (8.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (8.33%) Telerik