Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Analyst was £33,825 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance Analyst
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 181 198 165
Rank change year-on-year +17 -33 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 16 17 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.41% 0.36% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.37% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 8 17 18
Birmingham median annual salary £33,825 £30,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.75% -25.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £31,250 £20,500 £29,000
90th Percentile £63,875 £43,000 £42,250
West Midlands median annual salary £33,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +1.54% -7.14% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies in Birmingham with a recognized job title 3727 4589 3799
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.23% 96.41% 97.09%
Number of salaries quoted 2977 3426 3179
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £66,250 £67,500
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

QA Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings that featured QA Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for QA Analyst in Birmingham

QA Analyst
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Analyst in Birmingham.

Salary trend for QA Analyst in Birmingham

QA Analyst
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Analyst in Birmingham over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Analyst in Birmingham

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, QA Analyst 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 Birmingham region featuring QA Analyst in the job title.

1 16 (100.00%) QA
2 12 (75.00%) Test Scripting
3 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (68.75%) Finance
4 9 (56.25%) WATIR
4 9 (56.25%) Selenium
4 9 (56.25%) Test Automation
4 9 (56.25%) JBehave
4 9 (56.25%) Open Source
4 9 (56.25%) Gherkin
4 9 (56.25%) Java
5 7 (43.75%) JMeter
5 7 (43.75%) SOAP
5 7 (43.75%) CA Agile Central
5 7 (43.75%) Fintech
5 7 (43.75%) Ranorex
5 7 (43.75%) eggPlant
5 7 (43.75%) SoapUI
5 7 (43.75%) JIRA
5 7 (43.75%) SpecFlow
5 7 (43.75%) BDD
5 7 (43.75%) Test Management
6 5 (31.25%) ISTQB
6 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
6 5 (31.25%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (31.25%) Change Management
6 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Office
6 5 (31.25%) ITIL
6 5 (31.25%) Retail
6 5 (31.25%) Software Testing

QA Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Office
Development Applications
1 9 (56.25%) JBehave
1 9 (56.25%) Selenium
1 9 (56.25%) WATIR
2 7 (43.75%) eggPlant
2 7 (43.75%) JIRA
2 7 (43.75%) JMeter
2 7 (43.75%) Ranorex
2 7 (43.75%) SoapUI
2 7 (43.75%) SpecFlow
3 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
3 2 (12.50%) Eclipse
3 2 (12.50%) IntelliJ
3 2 (12.50%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (68.75%) Finance
2 5 (31.25%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (56.25%) Gherkin
2 7 (43.75%) SOAP
3 2 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Fintech
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (56.25%) Open Source
3 9 (56.25%) Test Automation
4 7 (43.75%) BDD
4 7 (43.75%) Test Management
5 5 (31.25%) Change Management
5 5 (31.25%) ITIL
5 5 (31.25%) Software Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Defect Management
6 2 (12.50%) Manual Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
6 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
7 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
7 1 (6.25%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) Java
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) ISTQB
1 5 (31.25%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) CA Agile Central
2 5 (31.25%) Microsoft