Period
to 19 February 2018

The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £46,250 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 169 192 194
Rank change year-on-year +23 +2 -
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 11 9 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.30% 0.22% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.23% 0.051%
Number of salaries quoted 10 5 0
Birmingham median annual salary £46,250 £60,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.92% - -
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £37,000 £31,000
% change year-on-year +1.35% +19.35% -8.82%

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 3,527 4,000 3,958
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.68% 96.99% 96.89%
Number of salaries quoted 2,627 3,056 3,275
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,900 £25,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £66,250
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 11 (100.00%) QA
2 10 (90.91%) Test Automation
3 8 (72.73%) Selenium
3 8 (72.73%) Java
4 7 (63.64%) Finance
4 7 (63.64%) SQL
4 7 (63.64%) Degree
4 7 (63.64%) Computer Science
5 6 (54.55%) Software Testing
5 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (54.55%) Banking
5 6 (54.55%) Cucumber
5 6 (54.55%) BDD
5 6 (54.55%) SoapUI
5 6 (54.55%) Python
5 6 (54.55%) Financial Institution
5 6 (54.55%) Collateral Management
6 5 (45.45%) Gherkin
6 5 (45.45%) Bitbucket
6 5 (45.45%) Jenkins
6 5 (45.45%) TeamCity
6 5 (45.45%) Waterfall
6 5 (45.45%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (45.45%) Change Management
6 5 (45.45%) JMeter
6 5 (45.45%) Unix
6 5 (45.45%) Windows
6 5 (45.45%) Linux
6 5 (45.45%) JBoss
6 5 (45.45%) JavaScript

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 5 (45.45%) JBoss
1 5 (45.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (45.45%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 8 (72.73%) Selenium
2 6 (54.55%) Cucumber
2 6 (54.55%) SoapUI
3 5 (45.45%) Bitbucket
3 5 (45.45%) JBehave
3 5 (45.45%) Jenkins
3 5 (45.45%) JMeter
3 5 (45.45%) Maven
3 5 (45.45%) TeamCity
3 5 (45.45%) WATIR
3 5 (45.45%) WebDriver
4 4 (36.36%) Eclipse
4 4 (36.36%) IntelliJ
4 4 (36.36%) Subversion
5 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
5 1 (9.09%) JIRA
5 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner
5 1 (9.09%) LoadUI
5 1 (9.09%) Rational Performance Tester
5 1 (9.09%) Zephyr
General
1 7 (63.64%) Finance
2 6 (54.55%) Banking
2 6 (54.55%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) Gherkin
2 1 (9.09%) REST
2 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Linux
1 5 (45.45%) Unix
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Test Automation
2 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) BDD
2 6 (54.55%) Collateral Management
2 6 (54.55%) Software Testing
3 5 (45.45%) Change Management
3 5 (45.45%) Open Source
3 5 (45.45%) Performance Testing
3 5 (45.45%) Waterfall
4 4 (36.36%) Regression Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Release Management
4 4 (36.36%) RUP
4 4 (36.36%) SDLC
4 4 (36.36%) Translating Business Requirements
5 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
6 2 (18.18%) Defect Management
7 1 (9.09%) Case Management
7 1 (9.09%) QA Automation
7 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
7 1 (9.09%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) Java
2 7 (63.64%) SQL
3 6 (54.55%) Python
4 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
4 5 (45.45%) Perl
5 4 (36.36%) Shell Script
6 1 (9.09%) C#
6 1 (9.09%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) Degree
2 5 (45.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (9.09%) ISEB
3 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 1 (9.09%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) HP
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft