Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £55,000 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 Engineer
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 172 209 175
Rank change year-on-year +37 -34 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 25 6 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.65% 0.13% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.13% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 13 3 7
Birmingham median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +84.62% -35.00%
10th Percentile £41,250 £55,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £33,750
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £31,750
% change year-on-year +7.14% +10.24% -9.29%

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 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 22 November 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 22 November 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 25 (100.00%) QA
2 23 (92.00%) Test Automation
3 21 (84.00%) Selenium
3 21 (84.00%) Java
4 19 (76.00%) JMeter
5 16 (64.00%) Finance
6 14 (56.00%) JBehave
6 14 (56.00%) Open Source
6 14 (56.00%) BDD
6 14 (56.00%) SoapUI
6 14 (56.00%) Gherkin
6 14 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (56.00%) JIRA
7 12 (48.00%) Banking
7 12 (48.00%) WATIR
7 12 (48.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 12 (48.00%) Jenkins
8 10 (40.00%) Test Scripting
9 8 (32.00%) SQL
9 8 (32.00%) Python
9 8 (32.00%) Computer Science
9 8 (32.00%) Degree
9 8 (32.00%) Cucumber
10 7 (28.00%) SpecFlow
10 7 (28.00%) Waterfall
10 7 (28.00%) WebDriver
10 7 (28.00%) Collateral Management
10 7 (28.00%) Bitbucket
10 7 (28.00%) CA Agile Central
10 7 (28.00%) Fintech

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 7 (28.00%) JBoss
1 7 (28.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (48.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (28.00%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 21 (84.00%) Selenium
2 19 (76.00%) JMeter
3 14 (56.00%) JBehave
3 14 (56.00%) JIRA
3 14 (56.00%) SoapUI
4 12 (48.00%) Jenkins
4 12 (48.00%) WATIR
5 8 (32.00%) Cucumber
6 7 (28.00%) Bitbucket
6 7 (28.00%) eggPlant
6 7 (28.00%) Maven
6 7 (28.00%) Ranorex
6 7 (28.00%) SpecFlow
6 7 (28.00%) TeamCity
6 7 (28.00%) WebDriver
7 5 (20.00%) Eclipse
7 5 (20.00%) IntelliJ
7 5 (20.00%) JUnit
7 5 (20.00%) Subversion
7 5 (20.00%) TestNG
General
1 16 (64.00%) Finance
2 12 (48.00%) Banking
3 7 (28.00%) Financial Institution
4 5 (20.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (56.00%) Gherkin
2 7 (28.00%) SOAP
3 5 (20.00%) RESTful
4 2 (8.00%) XML
5 1 (4.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) Computer Science
2 7 (28.00%) Fintech
3 2 (8.00%) Public Cloud
4 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) Linux
1 5 (20.00%) Unix
1 5 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (92.00%) Test Automation
2 14 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (56.00%) BDD
2 14 (56.00%) Open Source
3 10 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 7 (28.00%) Collateral Management
4 7 (28.00%) Performance Testing
4 7 (28.00%) Software Testing
4 7 (28.00%) Test Management
4 7 (28.00%) Waterfall
5 6 (24.00%) Change Management
6 5 (20.00%) DevOps
6 5 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 5 (20.00%) Regression Testing
6 5 (20.00%) Release Management
6 5 (20.00%) RUP
6 5 (20.00%) SDLC
6 5 (20.00%) Translating Business Requirements
6 5 (20.00%) Unit Testing
7 4 (16.00%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (84.00%) Java
2 8 (32.00%) Python
2 8 (32.00%) SQL
3 7 (28.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (28.00%) Perl
4 5 (20.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.00%) C#
5 1 (4.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (32.00%) Degree
2 7 (28.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) CA Agile Central
2 2 (8.00%) HP
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft