Period
to 15 November 2018

The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

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
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 184 174 216
Rank change year-on-year -10 +42 -27
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 10 25 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.28% 0.64% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.67% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 7 13 3
Birmingham median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% +84.62%
10th Percentile £31,400 £41,250 £55,000
90th Percentile £64,733 £65,000 £65,000
West Midlands median annual salary £41,250 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14% +7.69%

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 3,519 3,738 4,632
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.89% 96.29% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 2,554 3,006 3,468
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £25,500 £26,250 £25,175
90th Percentile £75,000 £65,000 £66,250
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

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 6 months to 15 November 2018.

Salary histogram for QA Engineer in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 15 November 2018, QA Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Birmingham region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) QA
1 10 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (80.00%) Selenium
3 6 (60.00%) Cucumber
3 6 (60.00%) BDD
4 5 (50.00%) Git (software)
4 5 (50.00%) HTML
5 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (40.00%) Functional Testing
6 3 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (30.00%) SoapUI
6 3 (30.00%) User Stories
6 3 (30.00%) DevOps
6 3 (30.00%) System Testing
6 3 (30.00%) TDD
6 3 (30.00%) Information Management
6 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (30.00%) LAMP
6 3 (30.00%) Degree
6 3 (30.00%) Drupal
6 3 (30.00%) Stress Testing
6 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
6 3 (30.00%) XML
6 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
6 3 (30.00%) SQL
6 3 (30.00%) SSL
6 3 (30.00%) NHS
6 3 (30.00%) Regression Testing
6 3 (30.00%) JMeter
6 3 (30.00%) Protractor

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 (30.00%) Drupal
2 2 (20.00%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) SSL
Development Applications
1 8 (80.00%) Selenium
2 6 (60.00%) Cucumber
3 5 (50.00%) Git (software)
4 3 (30.00%) JMeter
4 3 (30.00%) Protractor
4 3 (30.00%) SoapUI
5 2 (20.00%) CircleCI
5 2 (20.00%) JBehave
5 2 (20.00%) JIRA
5 2 (20.00%) JUnit
5 2 (20.00%) PHPUnit
5 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
6 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (10.00%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) HTML
2 3 (30.00%) LAMP
2 3 (30.00%) XML
3 2 (20.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (20.00%) Backbone.js
3 2 (20.00%) CSS
3 2 (20.00%) CSS3
3 2 (20.00%) GraphQL
3 2 (20.00%) HTML5
3 2 (20.00%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (20.00%) Node.js
3 2 (20.00%) Symfony
4 1 (10.00%) Gherkin
4 1 (10.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) NHS
2 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Android
1 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (60.00%) BDD
3 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (40.00%) Functional Testing
4 3 (30.00%) DevOps
4 3 (30.00%) Information Management
4 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (30.00%) IT Strategy
4 3 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (30.00%) Stress Testing
4 3 (30.00%) System Testing
4 3 (30.00%) TDD
4 3 (30.00%) User Stories
4 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (20.00%) Android Development
5 2 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (20.00%) Open Source
5 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
2 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Apple