The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 30 March 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 189 234 209
Rank change year-on-year +45 -25  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 25 10 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.52% 0.16% 0.098%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.17% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 17 10 5
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +54.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £19,000 £21,300
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £47,750 £35,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.66% -11.76%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4654 5940 4929
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.90% 96.37% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 3863 4825 4220
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands that featured QA Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for QA Engineer in the West Midlands

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Engineer in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for QA Engineer in the West Midlands

QA Engineer
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Engineer in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Engineer in the West Midlands

QA Engineer
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire +35 6 £45,000 -
Coventry +14 5 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Birmingham - 5 £47,500 - 2
Staffordshire +15 4 £37,000 +94.73%
Worcestershire - 3 £32,500 -
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 West Midlands region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 42 (100.00%) QA
2 30 (71.43%) Selenium
3 25 (59.52%) Finance
4 24 (57.14%) Test Scripting
5 23 (54.76%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (52.38%) Non-Functional Testing
7 21 (50.00%) Automated Testing
8 18 (42.86%) SoapUI
8 18 (42.86%) C#
9 17 (40.48%) Functional Testing
10 13 (30.95%) Java
11 8 (19.05%) Fintech
12 7 (16.67%) Automation Testing
12 7 (16.67%) HTML
13 6 (14.29%) Banking
13 6 (14.29%) Hadoop
13 6 (14.29%) HTML5
13 6 (14.29%) J2EE
13 6 (14.29%) Apache
13 6 (14.29%) ISEB
13 6 (14.29%) AngularJS
13 6 (14.29%) Big Data
13 6 (14.29%) Mentoring
13 6 (14.29%) Apache Spark
14 5 (11.90%) Test Strategy
14 5 (11.90%) TDD
14 5 (11.90%) ISTQB
15 4 (9.52%) Degree
15 4 (9.52%) JIRA
16 3 (7.14%) Gherkin

QA Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 6 (14.29%) Apache
1 6 (14.29%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.29%) Big Data
1 6 (14.29%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 30 (71.43%) Selenium
2 18 (42.86%) SoapUI
3 4 (9.52%) JIRA
4 3 (7.14%) Cucumber
4 3 (7.14%) WebDriver
5 2 (4.76%) Bugzilla
5 2 (4.76%) JMeter
5 2 (4.76%) Ranorex
5 2 (4.76%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.38%) JBehave
6 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 25 (59.52%) Finance
2 6 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.67%) HTML
2 6 (14.29%) AngularJS
2 6 (14.29%) HTML5
2 6 (14.29%) J2EE
3 3 (7.14%) Gherkin
4 2 (4.76%) .NET
5 1 (2.38%) CSS
5 1 (2.38%) Web Services
5 1 (2.38%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) Fintech
2 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) Unix
1 2 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (57.14%) Test Scripting
2 23 (54.76%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (52.38%) Non-Functional Testing
4 21 (50.00%) Automated Testing
5 17 (40.48%) Functional Testing
6 7 (16.67%) Automation Testing
7 6 (14.29%) Mentoring
8 5 (11.90%) TDD
8 5 (11.90%) Test Strategy
9 3 (7.14%) BDD
9 3 (7.14%) Regression Testing
10 2 (4.76%) Coaching
10 2 (4.76%) Collateral Management
10 2 (4.76%) Open Source
10 2 (4.76%) Process Improvement
10 2 (4.76%) QA Automation
10 2 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (4.76%) SDLC
10 2 (4.76%) Test Planning
10 2 (4.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 18 (42.86%) C#
2 13 (30.95%) Java
3 2 (4.76%) PL/SQL
3 2 (4.76%) SQL
4 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.38%) PHP
4 1 (2.38%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) ISEB
2 5 (11.90%) ISTQB
3 4 (9.52%) Degree
4 1 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Technical Team Solutions
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum £5k bonus, pension, healthcare and m
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
The Coventry Building Society
Salary: £58,097 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 41k per year
Posted: 6 days ago