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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 213 209 199
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 9 2 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.16% 0.037% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.039% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 9 0 2
Average salary £22,500 - £28,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
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
5348 5176 4597
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.48% 95.13% 94.88%
Number of salaries quoted 4465 4406 3923
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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
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 19 September 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
(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 £22,500 -
Staffordshire - 3 £32,500 -
QA Tester
England

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 15 (100.00%) QA
2 10 (66.67%) Selenium
2 10 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 10 (66.67%) Automated Testing
3 8 (53.33%) SQL
3 8 (53.33%) .NET
4 7 (46.67%) JIRA
5 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (33.33%) WebDriver
6 5 (33.33%) C#
6 5 (33.33%) E-Commerce
6 5 (33.33%) Retail
7 4 (26.67%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
8 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 3 (20.00%) Relational Database
9 2 (13.33%) ISEB
9 2 (13.33%) Java
10 1 (6.67%) TDD
10 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
10 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
10 1 (6.67%) Open Source
10 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
10 1 (6.67%) BDD
10 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (6.67%) Load Testing
10 1 (6.67%) Integration Testing
10 1 (6.67%) Finance
10 1 (6.67%) Games
10 1 (6.67%) C

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (66.67%) Selenium
2 7 (46.67%) JIRA
3 5 (33.33%) WebDriver
4 4 (26.67%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
General
1 5 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Open Source
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Automated Testing
1 10 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 3 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (6.67%) TDD
5 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
5 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Load Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Integration Testing
5 1 (6.67%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) SQL
2 5 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (13.33%) Java
4 1 (6.67%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) ISEB
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle
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