The median annual salary for a QA Tester was £32,750 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 22 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 212 212 219
Rank change year-on-year 0 +7  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 17 34 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.33% 0.54% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.57% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 10 13 10
Median salary £32,750 £32,500 £28,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.76% +14.03%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,250 £23,800 £17,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £39,000 £32,500
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 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 4990 6014 5559
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.93% 96.35% 96.90%
Number of salaries quoted 4222 4731 4633
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.89% -3.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £24,400
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Tester in the West Midlands

QA Tester
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for QA Tester in the West Midlands

QA Tester
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Tester in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Tester in the West Midlands

QA Tester
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 Tester within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 June 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
Birmingham +24 13 £40,000 - 1
Wolverhampton +8 1 £33,000 +1.53%
Coventry -3 1 £22,500 -52.12%
Warwickshire -11 1 £32,500 - 1
Halesowen - 1 - - 2
QA Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 West Midlands region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 45 (100.00%) QA
2 30 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (64.44%) Test Automation
4 23 (51.11%) Selenium
5 18 (40.00%) JIRA
6 16 (35.56%) Test Scripting
7 14 (31.11%) Java
8 13 (28.89%) Regression Testing
9 12 (26.67%) QA Automation
10 11 (24.44%) SOAP
11 10 (22.22%) SQL
11 10 (22.22%) Mobile App
11 10 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (20.00%) Test Strategy
12 9 (20.00%) Functional Testing
12 9 (20.00%) WebDriver
12 9 (20.00%) Finance
12 9 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
13 8 (17.78%) Games
13 8 (17.78%) Scrum
13 8 (17.78%) JMeter
13 8 (17.78%) E-Commerce
13 8 (17.78%) ISTQB
13 8 (17.78%) Degree
14 7 (15.56%) Data Analysis
14 7 (15.56%) C#
14 7 (15.56%) Test Management
14 7 (15.56%) SoapUI
14 7 (15.56%) API Testing
15 6 (13.33%) SpecFlow

QA Tester 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 3 (6.67%) Apache
1 3 (6.67%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.22%) Confluence
2 1 (2.22%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.67%) Big Data
1 3 (6.67%) Hadoop
2 2 (4.44%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.44%) MySQL
2 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (51.11%) Selenium
2 18 (40.00%) JIRA
3 9 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 8 (17.78%) JMeter
5 7 (15.56%) SoapUI
6 6 (13.33%) eggPlant
6 6 (13.33%) JBehave
6 6 (13.33%) Ranorex
6 6 (13.33%) SpecFlow
6 6 (13.33%) WATIR
7 5 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (6.67%) Cucumber
9 2 (4.44%) Concordion
9 2 (4.44%) The Grinder
10 1 (2.22%) Bugzilla
10 1 (2.22%) FogBugz
10 1 (2.22%) HttpUnit
General
1 9 (20.00%) Finance
2 8 (17.78%) Games
3 6 (13.33%) Retail
4 1 (2.22%) Advertising
4 1 (2.22%) Automotive
4 1 (2.22%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (24.44%) SOAP
2 6 (13.33%) Gherkin
3 4 (8.89%) JSON
3 4 (8.89%) Web Services
4 3 (6.67%) AngularJS
4 3 (6.67%) HTML
4 3 (6.67%) XML
5 2 (4.44%) REST
6 1 (2.22%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (22.22%) Mobile App
2 6 (13.33%) Fintech
3 4 (8.89%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.22%) BBC
4 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.22%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.89%) Windows
2 2 (4.44%) Android
2 2 (4.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (64.44%) Test Automation
3 16 (35.56%) Test Scripting
4 13 (28.89%) Regression Testing
5 12 (26.67%) QA Automation
6 9 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
6 9 (20.00%) Functional Testing
6 9 (20.00%) Test Strategy
7 8 (17.78%) E-Commerce
7 8 (17.78%) Scrum
8 7 (15.56%) API Testing
8 7 (15.56%) Data Analysis
8 7 (15.56%) Test Management
9 6 (13.33%) BDD
9 6 (13.33%) Open Source
10 5 (11.11%) Game Development
10 5 (11.11%) Manual Testing
11 4 (8.89%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (8.89%) User Stories
12 3 (6.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 14 (31.11%) Java
2 10 (22.22%) SQL
3 7 (15.56%) C#
4 1 (2.22%) Apple Swift
4 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.22%) Objective-C
4 1 (2.22%) PHP
4 1 (2.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (17.78%) Degree
1 8 (17.78%) ISTQB
2 6 (13.33%) ISEB
3 2 (4.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (13.33%) CA Agile Central
2 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle
4 1 (2.22%) VMware
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