The median annual salary for a QA Tester was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 25 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 Tester
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 138 123
Rank change year-on-year +17 -15  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 12 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.62% 0.086% 0.099%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.089% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 6 1 2
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £17,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +128.57%  
UK excluding London median salary £37,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +5.71% -  

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 1870 2247 1965
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 96.69% 96.07% 97.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1572 1669 1621
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 £28,200 £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 Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Tester in Birmingham

QA Tester
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Salary trend for QA Tester in Birmingham

QA Tester
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Tester in Birmingham over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Tester in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, QA Tester 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 Tester in the job title.

1 29 (100.00%) QA
2 20 (68.97%) Selenium
2 20 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (68.97%) Test Automation
3 14 (48.28%) JIRA
4 11 (37.93%) Java
5 10 (34.48%) QA Automation
6 9 (31.03%) SOAP
7 8 (27.59%) SQL
7 8 (27.59%) Test Scripting
7 8 (27.59%) WebDriver
7 8 (27.59%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (24.14%) Mobile App
8 7 (24.14%) Test Strategy
8 7 (24.14%) Functional Testing
8 7 (24.14%) Defect Tracking
8 7 (24.14%) Games
8 7 (24.14%) Scrum
8 7 (24.14%) JMeter
8 7 (24.14%) E-Commerce
9 6 (20.69%) C#
9 6 (20.69%) Regression Testing
9 6 (20.69%) Finance
9 6 (20.69%) Data Analysis
9 6 (20.69%) Retail
9 6 (20.69%) WATIR
9 6 (20.69%) Test Management
9 6 (20.69%) Degree
9 6 (20.69%) API Testing
9 6 (20.69%) CA Agile Central

QA Tester 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 (10.34%) Apache
1 3 (10.34%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) Big Data
1 3 (10.34%) Hadoop
2 2 (6.90%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (68.97%) Selenium
2 14 (48.28%) JIRA
3 8 (27.59%) WebDriver
4 7 (24.14%) JMeter
5 6 (20.69%) eggPlant
5 6 (20.69%) JBehave
5 6 (20.69%) Ranorex
5 6 (20.69%) SoapUI
5 6 (20.69%) SpecFlow
5 6 (20.69%) WATIR
6 3 (10.34%) Cucumber
7 2 (6.90%) Concordion
7 2 (6.90%) The Grinder
8 1 (3.45%) HttpUnit
8 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (24.14%) Games
2 6 (20.69%) Finance
2 6 (20.69%) Retail
3 1 (3.45%) Advertising
3 1 (3.45%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (31.03%) SOAP
2 6 (20.69%) Gherkin
3 3 (10.34%) AngularJS
3 3 (10.34%) HTML
3 3 (10.34%) JSON
3 3 (10.34%) XML
4 2 (6.90%) REST
5 1 (3.45%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (24.14%) Mobile App
3 6 (20.69%) Fintech
4 3 (10.34%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Android
1 2 (6.90%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
1 20 (68.97%) Test Automation
2 10 (34.48%) QA Automation
3 8 (27.59%) Test Scripting
4 7 (24.14%) Defect Tracking
4 7 (24.14%) E-Commerce
4 7 (24.14%) Functional Testing
4 7 (24.14%) Scrum
4 7 (24.14%) Test Strategy
5 6 (20.69%) API Testing
5 6 (20.69%) BDD
5 6 (20.69%) Data Analysis
5 6 (20.69%) Open Source
5 6 (20.69%) Regression Testing
5 6 (20.69%) Test Management
6 4 (13.79%) Game Development
6 4 (13.79%) Manual Testing
7 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (10.34%) Software Delivery
8 2 (6.90%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (37.93%) Java
2 8 (27.59%) SQL
3 6 (20.69%) C#
4 1 (3.45%) Apple Swift
4 1 (3.45%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) Degree
2 2 (6.90%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.45%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) CA Agile Central
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle
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