The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 28 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 142 128
Rank change year-on-year +21 -14  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 12 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.61% 0.042% 0.099%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.044% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 2
Median salary £50,000 - £30,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25%  

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 1893 2268 1964
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 96.53% 96.14% 97.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1583 1689 1613
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £67,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 17 (100.00%) QA
1 17 (100.00%) Selenium
1 17 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 15 (88.24%) Java
3 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (64.71%) JMeter
4 11 (64.71%) JIRA
5 10 (58.82%) Fintech
5 10 (58.82%) Finance
6 8 (47.06%) Banking
7 7 (41.18%) Test Scripting
8 6 (35.29%) Test Management
8 6 (35.29%) JBehave
8 6 (35.29%) Open Source
8 6 (35.29%) SoapUI
8 6 (35.29%) SpecFlow
8 6 (35.29%) Gherkin
8 6 (35.29%) CA Agile Central
8 6 (35.29%) BDD
8 6 (35.29%) Ranorex
8 6 (35.29%) eggPlant
8 6 (35.29%) WATIR
8 6 (35.29%) Retail
8 6 (35.29%) SOAP
9 5 (29.41%) JUnit
9 5 (29.41%) Unit Testing
9 5 (29.41%) ISTQB
9 5 (29.41%) DevOps
9 5 (29.41%) Non-Functional Testing
9 5 (29.41%) Jenkins

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 3 (17.65%) Apache
1 3 (17.65%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) Big Data
1 3 (17.65%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 17 (100.00%) Selenium
2 11 (64.71%) JIRA
2 11 (64.71%) JMeter
3 6 (35.29%) eggPlant
3 6 (35.29%) JBehave
3 6 (35.29%) Ranorex
3 6 (35.29%) SoapUI
3 6 (35.29%) SpecFlow
3 6 (35.29%) WATIR
4 5 (29.41%) Jenkins
4 5 (29.41%) JUnit
4 5 (29.41%) TestNG
5 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
5 2 (11.76%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (58.82%) Finance
2 8 (47.06%) Banking
3 6 (35.29%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) Gherkin
1 6 (35.29%) SOAP
2 5 (29.41%) RESTful
3 3 (17.65%) AngularJS
3 3 (17.65%) HTML
3 3 (17.65%) HTML5
3 3 (17.65%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (58.82%) Fintech
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (41.18%) Test Scripting
4 6 (35.29%) BDD
4 6 (35.29%) Open Source
4 6 (35.29%) Test Management
5 5 (29.41%) DevOps
5 5 (29.41%) Non-Functional Testing
5 5 (29.41%) Unit Testing
6 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
6 2 (11.76%) Pair Programming
6 2 (11.76%) TDD
7 1 (5.88%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (88.24%) Java
2 2 (11.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) CA Agile Central
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