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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 52 69 64
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -5
Permanent jobs citing QA 75 37 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.16% 2.53% 2.76%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.71% 31.36% 30.67%
Number of salaries quoted 57 32 38
Average salary £35,000 £47,500 £34,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.31% +38.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,100 £29,350 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
210 118 150
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 11.65% 8.08% 8.99%
Number of salaries quoted 170 93 133
Average salary £37,500 £46,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.91% +15.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,650 £27,600 £25,850
10% offered a salary of more than £66,750 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,275 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -

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 27 February 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Birmingham

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 57 (36.31%) Finance
2 53 (33.76%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (18.47%) Software Testing
3 29 (18.47%) Degree
3 29 (18.47%) Mentoring
4 24 (15.29%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (15.29%) ISTQB
4 24 (15.29%) ISEB
5 23 (14.65%) User Acceptance Testing
6 22 (14.01%) Test Scripting
7 21 (13.38%) Scrum
8 20 (12.74%) Microsoft
9 19 (12.10%) SQL
10 18 (11.46%) Banking
10 18 (11.46%) Integration Testing
10 18 (11.46%) Selenium
10 18 (11.46%) Business Analysis
11 17 (10.83%) System Testing
11 17 (10.83%) Retail
11 17 (10.83%) C#
11 17 (10.83%) MS Excel
12 15 (9.55%) Change Management
12 15 (9.55%) Relational Database
13 14 (8.92%) Project Management
14 13 (8.28%) Windows
14 13 (8.28%) .NET
14 13 (8.28%) BDD
14 13 (8.28%) JIRA
14 13 (8.28%) Coaching
15 11 (7.01%) Subversion

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (1.91%) IIS
1 3 (1.91%) Umbraco
2 1 (0.64%) TPMS
2 1 (0.64%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.64%) CMS
Applications
1 17 (10.83%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.73%) MS Office
3 3 (1.91%) MS Project
4 2 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (3.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.27%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.27%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.55%) Relational Database
2 10 (6.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 7 (4.46%) SQL Server
4 5 (3.18%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.27%) RavenDB
5 2 (1.27%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 18 (11.46%) Selenium
2 13 (8.28%) JIRA
3 11 (7.01%) Subversion
4 9 (5.73%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (3.18%) FitNesse
6 4 (2.55%) Cucumber
6 4 (2.55%) Git (software)
6 4 (2.55%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.27%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.64%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.64%) NUnit
8 1 (0.64%) Mockito
8 1 (0.64%) Mocha
8 1 (0.64%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (0.64%) TestNG
General
1 57 (36.31%) Finance
2 18 (11.46%) Banking
3 17 (10.83%) Retail
4 10 (6.37%) Telecoms
5 9 (5.73%) Marketing
6 5 (3.18%) Games
6 5 (3.18%) Investment Banking
6 5 (3.18%) Law
7 4 (2.55%) Legal
8 2 (1.27%) Billing
9 1 (0.64%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.64%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 62 (39.49%) Analyst
2 35 (22.29%) Test Analyst
3 18 (11.46%) Business Analyst
3 18 (11.46%) Tester
4 16 (10.19%) Developer
5 14 (8.92%) QA Tester
6 13 (8.28%) Software Test Analyst
7 12 (7.64%) Consultant
8 9 (5.73%) Software Tester
8 9 (5.73%) Sales Consultant
8 9 (5.73%) Pre Sales Consultant
8 9 (5.73%) Test Consultant
9 7 (4.46%) QA Analyst
9 7 (4.46%) Test Manager
10 6 (3.82%) QA Manager
10 6 (3.82%) Java Developer
11 5 (3.18%) Architect
11 5 (3.18%) Solutions Architect
12 4 (2.55%) Senior Developer
12 4 (2.55%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.28%) .NET
2 6 (3.82%) Web Services
2 6 (3.82%) XML
2 6 (3.82%) HTML
2 6 (3.82%) HTML5
3 5 (3.18%) WPF
3 5 (3.18%) RESTful
3 5 (3.18%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.91%) J2EE
4 3 (1.91%) Ajax
4 3 (1.91%) CSLA
4 3 (1.91%) WCF
4 3 (1.91%) JSON
4 3 (1.91%) REST
4 3 (1.91%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (1.27%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (1.27%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.27%) Java EE
5 2 (1.27%) DirectX
6 1 (0.64%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 24 (15.29%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.82%) Open Source
3 5 (3.18%) Mathematics
3 5 (3.18%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.55%) Social Media
4 4 (2.55%) Digital Media
4 4 (2.55%) E-Learning
4 4 (2.55%) Equities
4 4 (2.55%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.27%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.27%) Economics
5 2 (1.27%) Blog
5 2 (1.27%) FMCG
5 2 (1.27%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.64%) CMDB
6 1 (0.64%) New Media
6 1 (0.64%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.64%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.64%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.28%) Windows
2 2 (1.27%) UNIX
3 1 (0.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (33.76%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (18.47%) Software Testing
2 29 (18.47%) Mentoring
3 23 (14.65%) User Acceptance Testing
4 22 (14.01%) Test Scripting
5 21 (13.38%) Scrum
6 18 (11.46%) Integration Testing
6 18 (11.46%) Business Analysis
7 17 (10.83%) System Testing
8 15 (9.55%) Change Management
9 14 (8.92%) Project Management
10 13 (8.28%) BDD
10 13 (8.28%) Coaching
11 11 (7.01%) Manual Testing
11 11 (7.01%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (6.37%) Automated Testing
13 9 (5.73%) TDD
13 9 (5.73%) Digital Marketing
13 9 (5.73%) Functional Testing
14 8 (5.10%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (12.10%) SQL
2 17 (10.83%) C#
3 10 (6.37%) Java
4 8 (5.10%) JavaScript
5 6 (3.82%) C
6 5 (3.18%) VB.NET
7 4 (2.55%) C++
8 1 (0.64%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (18.47%) Degree
2 24 (15.29%) ISEB
2 24 (15.29%) ISTQB
3 9 (5.73%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.73%) Security Cleared
4 8 (5.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (2.55%) VCP4
6 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.64%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (1.91%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (3.18%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (12.74%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.18%) HP
3 3 (1.91%) SAP
4 2 (1.27%) LANDesk
4 2 (1.27%) Oracle
4 2 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.64%) Telerik
5 1 (0.64%) Business Objects
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Hydrogen Group
Salary: £40000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
QA Limited
Salary: £157.50 per week
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
QA Limited
Salary: £150.00 per week
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
QA Limited
Salary: £115.50 per week
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
QA Limited
Salary: £157.50 per week
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Barclay Anderson
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CGI
Salary: £40000 - £52500 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
Barclay Anderson
Salary: £0 - £50,000 per year
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
QA
Posted: 25 days ago