The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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

Quality Assurance Engineer
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 - 121
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 5 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.27% - 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% - 0.059%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 1
Median salary £47,500 - £27,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.66% -11.76%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1787 2266 1693
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 96.91% 95.53% 96.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1446 1751 1432
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -2.43%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham that featured QA Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for QA Engineer in Birmingham

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Salary trend for QA Engineer in Birmingham

QA Engineer
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Engineer in Birmingham over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Engineer in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, QA Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (100.00%) QA
1 10 (100.00%) Selenium
2 8 (80.00%) Fintech
2 8 (80.00%) Finance
2 8 (80.00%) Java
3 6 (60.00%) J2EE
3 6 (60.00%) HTML
3 6 (60.00%) Apache
3 6 (60.00%) Banking
3 6 (60.00%) Hadoop
3 6 (60.00%) Big Data
3 6 (60.00%) HTML5
3 6 (60.00%) AngularJS
3 6 (60.00%) Apache Spark
4 4 (40.00%) Automated Testing
5 2 (20.00%) JIRA
5 2 (20.00%) TDD
5 2 (20.00%) Pair Programming
5 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Risk Management
5 2 (20.00%) JMeter
5 2 (20.00%) C#
5 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
5 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
5 2 (20.00%) Process Improvement
5 2 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (20.00%) Scalability Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting

QA Engineer 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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (60.00%) Apache
1 6 (60.00%) Apache Spark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) Big Data
1 6 (60.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 10 (100.00%) Selenium
2 2 (20.00%) JIRA
2 2 (20.00%) JMeter
2 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (80.00%) Finance
2 6 (60.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) AngularJS
1 6 (60.00%) HTML
1 6 (60.00%) HTML5
1 6 (60.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (80.00%) Fintech
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Automation Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Collateral Management
3 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Open Source
3 2 (20.00%) Pair Programming
3 2 (20.00%) Process Improvement
3 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) Scalability Testing
3 2 (20.00%) TDD
3 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (100.00%) QA
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Technical Team Solutions
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum £5k bonus, pension, healthcare and m
Posted: 45 minutes ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £30k - 41k per year
Posted: 5 days ago