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

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 59 53 61
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +8
Permanent jobs citing QA 64 57 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.65% 3.48% 3.17%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.96% 43.51% 34.42%
Number of salaries quoted 47 54 45
Average salary £35,000 £46,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.13% +33.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,900 £34,650 £22,100
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,750
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
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
178 131 154
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 10.15% 8.01% 9.22%
Number of salaries quoted 139 114 129
Average salary £40,000 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £28,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £57,500 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 30 March 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Birmingham

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 59 (39.33%) Finance
2 50 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (19.33%) Mentoring
4 28 (18.67%) ISTQB
4 28 (18.67%) Degree
5 27 (18.00%) Software Testing
5 27 (18.00%) ISEB
6 23 (15.33%) Test Scripting
7 21 (14.00%) SQL
8 20 (13.33%) Scrum
8 20 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 19 (12.67%) Analytical Skills
9 19 (12.67%) Microsoft
10 18 (12.00%) Integration Testing
11 17 (11.33%) Banking
12 16 (10.67%) MS Excel
12 16 (10.67%) System Testing
13 15 (10.00%) C#
13 15 (10.00%) Java
14 14 (9.33%) Selenium
15 13 (8.67%) Business Analysis
15 13 (8.67%) Relational Database
15 13 (8.67%) Retail
15 13 (8.67%) Subversion
16 12 (8.00%) Change Management
16 12 (8.00%) Project Management
16 12 (8.00%) .NET
16 12 (8.00%) Windows
16 12 (8.00%) BDD
16 12 (8.00%) Manual Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 (2.00%) IIS
1 3 (2.00%) Umbraco
2 1 (0.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 16 (10.67%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.67%) MS Office
3 3 (2.00%) MS Project
4 2 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.67%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.67%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.67%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.67%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.67%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (0.67%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.67%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.67%) Relational Database
2 8 (5.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 7 (4.67%) NoSQL
4 5 (3.33%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.33%) RavenDB
5 2 (1.33%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.67%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.67%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 14 (9.33%) Selenium
2 13 (8.67%) Subversion
3 10 (6.67%) JIRA
4 7 (4.67%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (4.00%) FitNesse
5 6 (4.00%) Git (software)
6 4 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (2.67%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.33%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.67%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.67%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.67%) Xcode
8 1 (0.67%) NUnit
8 1 (0.67%) Mockito
8 1 (0.67%) Mocha
8 1 (0.67%) eggPlant
8 1 (0.67%) TestNG
General
1 59 (39.33%) Finance
2 17 (11.33%) Banking
3 13 (8.67%) Retail
4 10 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 10 (6.67%) Marketing
5 7 (4.67%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.67%) Games
6 4 (2.67%) Law
7 3 (2.00%) Legal
8 2 (1.33%) Billing
9 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 51 (34.00%) Analyst
2 33 (22.00%) Test Analyst
3 18 (12.00%) Developer
4 15 (10.00%) Tester
5 13 (8.67%) Consultant
6 12 (8.00%) QA Tester
7 11 (7.33%) Business Analyst
7 11 (7.33%) Software Test Analyst
8 10 (6.67%) Test Consultant
8 10 (6.67%) Java Developer
9 9 (6.00%) Sales Consultant
9 9 (6.00%) Test Manager
9 9 (6.00%) Pre Sales Consultant
10 6 (4.00%) Senior Java Developer
10 6 (4.00%) Senior Developer
10 6 (4.00%) QA Manager
11 5 (3.33%) Software Tester
11 5 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (3.33%) Architect
11 5 (3.33%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.00%) .NET
2 9 (6.00%) RESTful
3 7 (4.67%) XML
4 6 (4.00%) Web Services
5 5 (3.33%) HTML
5 5 (3.33%) HTML5
5 5 (3.33%) WPF
6 3 (2.00%) CSLA
6 3 (2.00%) JSON
6 3 (2.00%) REST
6 3 (2.00%) J2EE
6 3 (2.00%) ASP.NET
6 3 (2.00%) Ajax
6 3 (2.00%) WCF
7 2 (1.33%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.33%) Java EE
7 2 (1.33%) DirectX
7 2 (1.33%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (1.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.67%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.67%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.33%) Open Source
3 6 (4.00%) E-Learning
3 6 (4.00%) Equities
3 6 (4.00%) Mathematics
4 4 (2.67%) Social Media
4 4 (2.67%) Digital Media
4 4 (2.67%) Algorithms
5 3 (2.00%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.33%) Blog
6 2 (1.33%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.33%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.67%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.67%) New Media
7 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.67%) User Experience
7 1 (0.67%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.67%) Statistics
7 1 (0.67%) FMCG
7 1 (0.67%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.00%) Windows
2 4 (2.67%) UNIX
3 3 (2.00%) Linux
4 1 (0.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (19.33%) Mentoring
3 27 (18.00%) Software Testing
4 23 (15.33%) Test Scripting
5 20 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 20 (13.33%) Scrum
6 18 (12.00%) Integration Testing
7 16 (10.67%) System Testing
8 13 (8.67%) Business Analysis
9 12 (8.00%) Manual Testing
9 12 (8.00%) BDD
9 12 (8.00%) Change Management
9 12 (8.00%) Project Management
10 11 (7.33%) Automated Testing
10 11 (7.33%) Coaching
11 10 (6.67%) Functional Testing
11 10 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
11 10 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (5.33%) TDD
12 8 (5.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 21 (14.00%) SQL
2 15 (10.00%) C#
2 15 (10.00%) Java
3 8 (5.33%) JavaScript
3 8 (5.33%) C
4 4 (2.67%) C++
5 3 (2.00%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.67%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.67%) PHP
6 1 (0.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (18.67%) ISTQB
1 28 (18.67%) Degree
2 27 (18.00%) ISEB
3 9 (6.00%) SC Cleared
3 9 (6.00%) Security Cleared
3 9 (6.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.67%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.33%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.67%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (2.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (12.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.00%) HP
3 2 (1.33%) Oracle
3 2 (1.33%) SAP
3 2 (1.33%) LANDesk
4 1 (0.67%) Business Objects
4 1 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.67%) Telerik
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