Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 19 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 279 320 295
Rank change year-on-year +41 -25 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 46 22 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.46% 0.19% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.20% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 33 12 24
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £35,250 £31,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.38% +11.02% -9.29%
10th Percentile £25,250 £32,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £42,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 9662 11010 10558
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.39% 96.17% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 7945 8725 8776
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +40 25 £55,000 -8.33%
Shropshire - 6 £37,500 -
Staffordshire +16 4 £22,500 -33.33%
Coventry +10 2 £38,750 +3.33% 1
Warwickshire 0 2 £58,000 +45.00%
QA Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 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 West Midlands region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 46 (100.00%) QA
2 43 (93.48%) Test Automation
3 28 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (52.17%) Finance
5 23 (50.00%) Selenium
6 22 (47.83%) Java
7 20 (43.48%) JIRA
8 19 (41.30%) JMeter
9 18 (39.13%) Banking
10 16 (34.78%) BDD
11 15 (32.61%) Gherkin
11 15 (32.61%) JBehave
12 14 (30.43%) Open Source
12 14 (30.43%) SoapUI
13 13 (28.26%) Software Testing
13 13 (28.26%) Degree
14 12 (26.09%) WATIR
14 12 (26.09%) Jenkins
14 12 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
15 11 (23.91%) Test Scripting
16 10 (21.74%) Cucumber
16 10 (21.74%) SQL
17 9 (19.57%) Computer Science
18 8 (17.39%) WebDriver
18 8 (17.39%) XML
18 8 (17.39%) Python
18 8 (17.39%) Fintech
18 8 (17.39%) Computer Science Degree
19 7 (15.22%) Collateral Management
19 7 (15.22%) CA Agile Central

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 7 (15.22%) JBoss
1 7 (15.22%) Tomcat
2 6 (13.04%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 12 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (15.22%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (13.04%) SaaS
4 1 (2.17%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.04%) ATM
2 1 (2.17%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.17%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.17%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 23 (50.00%) Selenium
2 20 (43.48%) JIRA
3 19 (41.30%) JMeter
4 15 (32.61%) JBehave
5 14 (30.43%) SoapUI
6 12 (26.09%) Jenkins
6 12 (26.09%) WATIR
7 10 (21.74%) Cucumber
8 8 (17.39%) WebDriver
9 7 (15.22%) Bitbucket
9 7 (15.22%) eggPlant
9 7 (15.22%) Maven
9 7 (15.22%) Ranorex
9 7 (15.22%) SpecFlow
9 7 (15.22%) TeamCity
10 5 (10.87%) Eclipse
10 5 (10.87%) IntelliJ
10 5 (10.87%) JUnit
10 5 (10.87%) Subversion
10 5 (10.87%) TestNG
General
1 24 (52.17%) Finance
2 18 (39.13%) Banking
3 7 (15.22%) Financial Institution
4 5 (10.87%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (32.61%) Gherkin
2 8 (17.39%) XML
3 7 (15.22%) SOAP
4 6 (13.04%) Web Services
5 5 (10.87%) RESTful
6 1 (2.17%) Node.js
6 1 (2.17%) REST
6 1 (2.17%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.57%) Computer Science
2 8 (17.39%) Fintech
3 6 (13.04%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.35%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.04%) Android
1 6 (13.04%) Apple iOS
1 6 (13.04%) Windows
2 5 (10.87%) Linux
2 5 (10.87%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (93.48%) Test Automation
2 28 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (34.78%) BDD
4 14 (30.43%) Open Source
5 13 (28.26%) Software Testing
6 11 (23.91%) Test Scripting
7 7 (15.22%) Collateral Management
7 7 (15.22%) Mentoring
7 7 (15.22%) Performance Testing
7 7 (15.22%) Test Management
7 7 (15.22%) Waterfall
8 6 (13.04%) Change Management
8 6 (13.04%) Scenario Testing
8 6 (13.04%) Scrum
8 6 (13.04%) SDLC
8 6 (13.04%) Security Testing
8 6 (13.04%) Smoke Testing
8 6 (13.04%) Software Delivery
8 6 (13.04%) Time Management
8 6 (13.04%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (47.83%) Java
2 10 (21.74%) SQL
3 8 (17.39%) Python
4 7 (15.22%) JavaScript
4 7 (15.22%) Perl
5 5 (10.87%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.17%) C#
6 1 (2.17%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (28.26%) Degree
2 8 (17.39%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (15.22%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.35%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 7 (15.22%) CA Agile Central
1 7 (15.22%) Google
2 2 (4.35%) HP
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle
3 1 (2.17%) Cognos
3 1 (2.17%) IBM
3 1 (2.17%) Informatica
3 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.17%) Netezza
3 1 (2.17%) Pegasus