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 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 49 48 76
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +28
Permanent jobs citing QA 80 63 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.45% 4.04% 1.97%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.36% 39.87% 25.98%
Number of salaries quoted 69 57 25
Average salary £37,000 £50,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.00% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,000 £25,200
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £67,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
220 158 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 12.25% 10.12% 7.57%
Number of salaries quoted 192 129 108
Average salary £38,750 £45,000 £42,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.88% +6.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -

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 January 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Birmingham

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 61 (37.65%) Finance
2 55 (33.95%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (21.60%) Degree
4 30 (18.52%) Software Testing
5 29 (17.90%) Analytical Skills
6 27 (16.67%) Mentoring
7 26 (16.05%) User Acceptance Testing
8 24 (14.81%) Business Analysis
9 22 (13.58%) Scrum
10 20 (12.35%) Project Management
10 20 (12.35%) Microsoft
10 20 (12.35%) ISTQB
10 20 (12.35%) Test Scripting
11 19 (11.73%) System Testing
11 19 (11.73%) Relational Database
11 19 (11.73%) ISEB
11 19 (11.73%) SQL
12 17 (10.49%) C#
12 17 (10.49%) MS Excel
12 17 (10.49%) Banking
12 17 (10.49%) Integration Testing
12 17 (10.49%) Coaching
13 16 (9.88%) Selenium
13 16 (9.88%) Retail
14 15 (9.26%) MS Office
14 15 (9.26%) Stakeholder Management
14 15 (9.26%) Change Management
14 15 (9.26%) JIRA
15 14 (8.64%) BDD
16 13 (8.02%) Windows

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 2 (1.23%) TPMS
2 1 (0.62%) CMS
2 1 (0.62%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.62%) IIS
2 1 (0.62%) Umbraco
Applications
1 17 (10.49%) MS Excel
2 15 (9.26%) MS Office
3 3 (1.85%) MS Project
4 2 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (4.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.85%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (1.23%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.32%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (11.73%) Relational Database
2 11 (6.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 9 (5.56%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.85%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.62%) RavenDB
6 1 (0.62%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 16 (9.88%) Selenium
2 15 (9.26%) JIRA
3 8 (4.94%) QuickTest Pro
4 7 (4.32%) Subversion
5 3 (1.85%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.23%) WebDriver
6 2 (1.23%) FitNesse
6 2 (1.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.62%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.62%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.62%) JUnit
7 1 (0.62%) Selenium IDE
General
1 61 (37.65%) Finance
2 17 (10.49%) Banking
3 16 (9.88%) Retail
4 9 (5.56%) Telecoms
5 8 (4.94%) Legal
6 6 (3.70%) Investment Banking
6 6 (3.70%) Law
7 5 (3.09%) Games
8 2 (1.23%) Billing
9 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.62%) Advertising
9 1 (0.62%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.62%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 67 (41.36%) Analyst
2 30 (18.52%) Test Analyst
3 27 (16.67%) Business Analyst
4 16 (9.88%) Tester
5 13 (8.02%) Software Test Analyst
5 13 (8.02%) QA Tester
6 12 (7.41%) Developer
7 11 (6.79%) Consultant
8 10 (6.17%) Software Tester
9 9 (5.56%) Pre Sales Consultant
9 9 (5.56%) Test Consultant
9 9 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
9 9 (5.56%) Sales Consultant
9 9 (5.56%) Test Manager
9 9 (5.56%) Architect
10 8 (4.94%) QA Analyst
11 6 (3.70%) QA Manager
12 5 (3.09%) CRM Solutions Architect
12 5 (3.09%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
12 5 (3.09%) CRM Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.02%) .NET
2 9 (5.56%) HTML
2 9 (5.56%) HTML5
3 7 (4.32%) ASP.NET
4 6 (3.70%) Web Services
5 5 (3.09%) XML
5 5 (3.09%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (2.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 4 (2.47%) CSS3
6 4 (2.47%) CSS
6 4 (2.47%) J2EE
7 3 (1.85%) WPF
7 3 (1.85%) JSON
7 3 (1.85%) Ajax
7 3 (1.85%) REST
7 3 (1.85%) WebCenter
8 2 (1.23%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.23%) Java EE
8 2 (1.23%) DirectX
9 1 (0.62%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 29 (17.90%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.41%) Computer Science
3 8 (4.94%) Economics
4 4 (2.47%) Credit Risk
5 3 (1.85%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.23%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.23%) FMCG
6 2 (1.23%) Open Source
6 2 (1.23%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.62%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.62%) Blog
7 1 (0.62%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.62%) CMDB
7 1 (0.62%) Derivative
7 1 (0.62%) Statistics
7 1 (0.62%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.62%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.62%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.02%) Windows
2 2 (1.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (33.95%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (18.52%) Software Testing
3 27 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 26 (16.05%) User Acceptance Testing
5 24 (14.81%) Business Analysis
6 22 (13.58%) Scrum
7 20 (12.35%) Project Management
7 20 (12.35%) Test Scripting
8 19 (11.73%) System Testing
9 17 (10.49%) Integration Testing
9 17 (10.49%) Coaching
10 15 (9.26%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (9.26%) Change Management
11 14 (8.64%) BDD
12 11 (6.79%) Continuous Improvement
12 11 (6.79%) CRM
13 9 (5.56%) Test Automation
14 8 (4.94%) Change Control
14 8 (4.94%) Programme Management
15 7 (4.32%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 19 (11.73%) SQL
2 17 (10.49%) C#
3 8 (4.94%) JavaScript
4 6 (3.70%) VB.NET
4 6 (3.70%) Java
5 4 (2.47%) C++
5 4 (2.47%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.62%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.62%) C
Qualifications
1 35 (21.60%) Degree
2 20 (12.35%) ISTQB
3 19 (11.73%) ISEB
4 12 (7.41%) SC Cleared
4 12 (7.41%) Security Cleared
5 7 (4.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.62%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.62%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (3.09%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (12.35%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.94%) Oracle
3 7 (4.32%) HP
4 3 (1.85%) Hyperion
4 3 (1.85%) SAP
5 2 (1.23%) LANDesk
5 2 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.62%) Telerik
6 1 (0.62%) Business Objects
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Engage PSG
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + 5500
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Car + pension + Medical
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum (dependent on experience) + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Phoenix
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £42000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum + Negotiable, Competitive Bens.
Posted: 16 days ago