The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 83 42 59
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +17
Permanent jobs citing QA 49 86 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.74% 4.59% 3.80%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.32% 49.71% 41.94%
Number of salaries quoted 42 79 50
Average salary £46,250 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.77% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £34,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,400 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%
QA
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
173 173 155
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 9.66% 9.24% 9.06%
Number of salaries quoted 143 155 118
Average salary £42,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.52% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £30,000 £23,700
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £60,000 £69,700
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

QA
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

QA Salary Trend in Birmingham

QA
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Birmingham

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 56 (45.90%) Finance
2 34 (27.87%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (22.95%) ISTQB
3 28 (22.95%) ISEB
4 27 (22.13%) Test Scripting
5 22 (18.03%) Java
5 22 (18.03%) Software Testing
5 22 (18.03%) Degree
6 20 (16.39%) Mentoring
7 18 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
8 17 (13.93%) Selenium
8 17 (13.93%) Automated Testing
9 16 (13.11%) SQL
9 16 (13.11%) SDLC
10 15 (12.30%) Subversion
10 15 (12.30%) Banking
11 13 (10.66%) User Acceptance Testing
11 13 (10.66%) Integration Testing
12 12 (9.84%) Test Automation
12 12 (9.84%) C#
13 11 (9.02%) .NET
13 11 (9.02%) RESTful
13 11 (9.02%) Open Source
14 10 (8.20%) Manual Testing
14 10 (8.20%) Digital Marketing
14 10 (8.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 10 (8.20%) Functional Testing
14 10 (8.20%) Marketing
14 10 (8.20%) C
14 10 (8.20%) OO

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.46%) IIS
1 3 (2.46%) Umbraco
2 1 (0.82%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.82%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 8 (6.56%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.10%) MS Office
3 1 (0.82%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.64%) Scribe Insight
1 2 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.82%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.82%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.82%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.82%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.82%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (0.82%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.82%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.46%) SaaS
2 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.38%) NoSQL
2 8 (6.56%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.46%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.64%) RavenDB
4 2 (1.64%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.82%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (0.82%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 17 (13.93%) Selenium
2 15 (12.30%) Subversion
3 9 (7.38%) JIRA
4 8 (6.56%) Git (software)
5 7 (5.74%) FitNesse
6 6 (4.92%) QuickTest Pro
7 4 (3.28%) Cucumber
8 3 (2.46%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.82%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.82%) Xcode
9 1 (0.82%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.82%) NUnit
9 1 (0.82%) Ranorex
9 1 (0.82%) eggPlant
9 1 (0.82%) TestNG
9 1 (0.82%) Mockito
9 1 (0.82%) Mocha
9 1 (0.82%) WebDriver
General
1 56 (45.90%) Finance
2 15 (12.30%) Banking
3 10 (8.20%) Marketing
4 9 (7.38%) Retail
5 8 (6.56%) Investment Banking
6 6 (4.92%) Games
6 6 (4.92%) Telecoms
7 4 (3.28%) Legal
8 3 (2.46%) Advertising
9 1 (0.82%) Law
Job Titles
1 26 (21.31%) Analyst
2 20 (16.39%) Test Analyst
3 15 (12.30%) Test Manager
3 15 (12.30%) Developer
4 14 (11.48%) Tester
5 13 (10.66%) Consultant
6 11 (9.02%) Java Developer
6 11 (9.02%) Test Consultant
7 10 (8.20%) QA Tester
8 8 (6.56%) Senior Java Developer
8 8 (6.56%) Senior Developer
9 7 (5.74%) QA Manager
9 7 (5.74%) Software Test Analyst
10 5 (4.10%) Test Leader
11 4 (3.28%) Automation Analyst
11 4 (3.28%) Development Manager
12 3 (2.46%) Sales Consultant
12 3 (2.46%) Business Analyst
12 3 (2.46%) Management Consultant
12 3 (2.46%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.02%) .NET
1 11 (9.02%) RESTful
2 6 (4.92%) HTML
2 6 (4.92%) ASP.NET
3 5 (4.10%) Web Services
4 3 (2.46%) WCF
4 3 (2.46%) WPF
4 3 (2.46%) CSLA
4 3 (2.46%) HTML5
5 2 (1.64%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (1.64%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (1.64%) XML
6 1 (0.82%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.56%) Equities
3 6 (4.92%) Mathematics
3 6 (4.92%) E-Learning
4 4 (3.28%) Social Media
4 4 (3.28%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.64%) Blog
6 1 (0.82%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.82%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.82%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.82%) Statistics
6 1 (0.82%) New Media
6 1 (0.82%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.82%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.82%) User Experience
6 1 (0.82%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.56%) Windows
2 4 (3.28%) UNIX
3 3 (2.46%) Linux
4 1 (0.82%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (27.87%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (22.13%) Test Scripting
3 22 (18.03%) Software Testing
4 20 (16.39%) Mentoring
5 17 (13.93%) Automated Testing
6 16 (13.11%) SDLC
7 13 (10.66%) User Acceptance Testing
7 13 (10.66%) Integration Testing
8 12 (9.84%) Test Automation
9 11 (9.02%) Open Source
10 10 (8.20%) Manual Testing
10 10 (8.20%) Digital Marketing
10 10 (8.20%) Functional Testing
10 10 (8.20%) OO
11 9 (7.38%) Change Management
11 9 (7.38%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (7.38%) Performance Testing
11 9 (7.38%) System Testing
12 8 (6.56%) BDD
12 8 (6.56%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (18.03%) Java
2 16 (13.11%) SQL
3 12 (9.84%) C#
4 10 (8.20%) C
5 8 (6.56%) JavaScript
6 6 (4.92%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.64%) C++
8 1 (0.82%) PHP
8 1 (0.82%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (22.95%) ISTQB
1 28 (22.95%) ISEB
2 22 (18.03%) Degree
3 10 (8.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.46%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.46%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.82%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.64%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.82%) COBIT
2 1 (0.82%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (2.46%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (6.56%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.10%) HP
3 1 (0.82%) Oracle
3 1 (0.82%) Planview
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Posted: 23 hours ago
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Salary: £18000.00 per annum + Plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Bonus + 25 Days Holiday + Pension +
Posted: 2 days ago
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Erin Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £44000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £130,000 per annum Bonus, Relocation, Benefits, LowTax
Posted: 4 days ago
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Capita - ITPS
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Car + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago