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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 200 197 187
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 13 9 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.25% 0.18% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.18% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 13 9 14
Average salary £29,000 £45,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.55% +21.62%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +10.29%
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
5025 4883 4828
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.26% 95.15% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 4220 4119 4018
Average salary £39,000 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
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
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 22 May 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 22 May 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
Staffordshire - 6 £32,500 - 1
Birmingham -14 4 £17,500 -61.11%
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £30,000 -
Warwickshire - 1 £35,000 -
QA Tester
England

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 24 (100.00%) QA
2 12 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 11 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (45.83%) SQL
4 10 (41.67%) .NET
5 9 (37.50%) ISEB
5 9 (37.50%) ISTQB
5 9 (37.50%) Selenium
6 8 (33.33%) Test Scripting
6 8 (33.33%) JIRA
6 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 7 (29.17%) Relational Database
7 7 (29.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (25.00%) FitNesse
9 5 (20.83%) QuickTest Pro
9 5 (20.83%) Risk Assessment
10 4 (16.67%) C
10 4 (16.67%) Load Testing
10 4 (16.67%) Integration Testing
10 4 (16.67%) Web Testing
10 4 (16.67%) User Stories
11 3 (12.50%) Degree
11 3 (12.50%) C#
11 3 (12.50%) Software Testing
12 2 (8.33%) TDD
12 2 (8.33%) UNIX
12 2 (8.33%) Linux
12 2 (8.33%) Python
12 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET
12 2 (8.33%) Functional Testing

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (29.17%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (37.50%) Selenium
2 8 (33.33%) JIRA
3 6 (25.00%) FitNesse
4 5 (20.83%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (8.33%) Cucumber
5 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
6 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (41.67%) .NET
2 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.17%) Web Services
3 1 (4.17%) Ajax
3 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) UNIX
1 2 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 11 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 5 (20.83%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (16.67%) Load Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Web Testing
5 4 (16.67%) User Stories
6 3 (12.50%) Software Testing
7 2 (8.33%) TDD
7 2 (8.33%) Functional Testing
7 2 (8.33%) BDD
7 2 (8.33%) Manual Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Test Automation
7 2 (8.33%) Automation Testing
8 1 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (4.17%) Regression Testing
8 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (4.17%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) SQL
2 4 (16.67%) C
3 3 (12.50%) C#
4 2 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (37.50%) ISEB
1 9 (37.50%) ISTQB
2 7 (29.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
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