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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 47 60 50
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -10
Permanent jobs citing QA 96 67 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.73% 3.37% 4.30%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.17% 39.88% 50.57%
Number of salaries quoted 89 56 76
Average salary £42,500 £43,750 £45,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £33,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,200 £65,000 £62,500
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
239 168 174
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 11.79% 8.44% 8.51%
Number of salaries quoted 209 134 154
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% -7.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,000 £26,300
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 31 July 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Birmingham

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 69 (45.10%) Finance
2 43 (28.10%) Java
2 43 (28.10%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (25.49%) ISTQB
3 39 (25.49%) ISEB
4 27 (17.65%) Software Testing
4 27 (17.65%) Automated Testing
4 27 (17.65%) Selenium
5 25 (16.34%) Banking
5 25 (16.34%) .NET
5 25 (16.34%) SDLC
6 22 (14.38%) Test Scripting
7 21 (13.73%) Degree
8 20 (13.07%) RESTful
8 20 (13.07%) C#
8 20 (13.07%) OO
9 18 (11.76%) Open Source
9 18 (11.76%) Manual Testing
10 17 (11.11%) Performance Testing
10 17 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 17 (11.11%) SQL
10 17 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
11 16 (10.46%) JavaScript
11 16 (10.46%) NoSQL
11 16 (10.46%) Investment Banking
12 15 (9.80%) Subversion
12 15 (9.80%) Git (software)
12 15 (9.80%) Unit Testing
12 15 (9.80%) HTML
12 15 (9.80%) OOD

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (1.31%) WebLogic
1 2 (1.31%) IIS
1 2 (1.31%) Tomcat
1 2 (1.31%) OpenEdge
1 2 (1.31%) WebSphere
1 2 (1.31%) Umbraco
2 1 (0.65%) CMS
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (0.65%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (5.88%) MS Office
1 9 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.27%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (3.27%) SaaS
2 2 (1.31%) PaaS
2 2 (1.31%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.65%) LAN
1 1 (0.65%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.46%) NoSQL
2 5 (3.27%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.61%) MySQL
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (0.65%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.65%) RavenDB
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (0.65%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (17.65%) Selenium
2 15 (9.80%) Subversion
2 15 (9.80%) Git (software)
3 8 (5.23%) HP UFT
4 6 (3.92%) FitNesse
5 5 (3.27%) WebDriver
6 4 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (1.96%) JIRA
8 2 (1.31%) LoadRunner
8 2 (1.31%) WebSpeed
8 2 (1.31%) JUnit
8 2 (1.31%) Bugzilla
8 2 (1.31%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.31%) Hudson
9 1 (0.65%) Ranorex
9 1 (0.65%) eggPlant
9 1 (0.65%) Xcode
9 1 (0.65%) NUnit
9 1 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.65%) Introscope
General
1 69 (45.10%) Finance
2 25 (16.34%) Banking
3 16 (10.46%) Investment Banking
4 10 (6.54%) Marketing
5 7 (4.58%) Retail
6 6 (3.92%) Legal
7 4 (2.61%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.96%) Advertising
9 2 (1.31%) Publishing
9 2 (1.31%) Games
9 2 (1.31%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.31%) Automotive
10 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 30 (19.61%) Analyst
2 27 (17.65%) Developer
3 20 (13.07%) Tester
4 18 (11.76%) Java Developer
5 17 (11.11%) Test Analyst
6 15 (9.80%) Test Manager
6 15 (9.80%) Senior Developer
6 15 (9.80%) Senior Java Developer
7 14 (9.15%) Consultant
8 12 (7.84%) Test Consultant
9 10 (6.54%) Test Leader
10 8 (5.23%) QA Tester
11 7 (4.58%) PMO Manager
12 6 (3.92%) QA Analyst
12 6 (3.92%) QA Manager
12 6 (3.92%) Software Tester
12 6 (3.92%) Automation Analyst
13 5 (3.27%) Junior
14 4 (2.61%) Software Developer
14 4 (2.61%) Quality Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (16.34%) .NET
2 20 (13.07%) RESTful
3 15 (9.80%) HTML
4 14 (9.15%) ASP.NET
5 6 (3.92%) Web Services
6 3 (1.96%) Velocity
7 2 (1.31%) WCF
7 2 (1.31%) WPF
7 2 (1.31%) CSLA
7 2 (1.31%) XML
7 2 (1.31%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.31%) Java EE
7 2 (1.31%) CSS
7 2 (1.31%) J2EE
8 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (9.80%) Equities
3 9 (5.88%) Computer Science
4 7 (4.58%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.92%) E-Learning
5 6 (3.92%) Mathematics
6 4 (2.61%) Social Media
6 4 (2.61%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.96%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.31%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.31%) Streaming Media
8 2 (1.31%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.31%) iPhone
9 1 (0.65%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.65%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.65%) User Experience
9 1 (0.65%) Blog
9 1 (0.65%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.19%) UNIX
2 10 (6.54%) Windows
3 3 (1.96%) Linux
3 3 (1.96%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (28.10%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (17.65%) Automated Testing
2 27 (17.65%) Software Testing
3 25 (16.34%) SDLC
4 22 (14.38%) Test Scripting
5 20 (13.07%) OO
6 18 (11.76%) Manual Testing
6 18 (11.76%) Open Source
7 17 (11.11%) Performance Testing
7 17 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (9.80%) OOD
8 15 (9.80%) Unit Testing
8 15 (9.80%) Test Strategy
9 14 (9.15%) Mentoring
9 14 (9.15%) User Acceptance Testing
10 13 (8.50%) Change Management
11 11 (7.19%) Test Automation
12 10 (6.54%) Digital Marketing
12 10 (6.54%) Integration Testing
13 9 (5.88%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 43 (28.10%) Java
2 20 (13.07%) C#
3 17 (11.11%) SQL
4 16 (10.46%) JavaScript
5 13 (8.50%) VB.NET
6 11 (7.19%) C
7 3 (1.96%) Ruby
7 3 (1.96%) Python
8 2 (1.31%) Progress 4GL
8 2 (1.31%) PHP
8 2 (1.31%) Groovy
8 2 (1.31%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.65%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.65%) JCL
Qualifications
1 39 (25.49%) ISEB
1 39 (25.49%) ISTQB
2 21 (13.73%) Degree
3 13 (8.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (3.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.65%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.58%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.65%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.65%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (1.96%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (1.96%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.65%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (0.65%) NetBackup
1 1 (0.65%) Backup Exec
1 1 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.92%) Planview
3 5 (3.27%) Oracle
4 4 (2.61%) HP
5 3 (1.96%) VMware
6 2 (1.31%) SAP
6 2 (1.31%) Progress
7 1 (0.65%) Cisco
7 1 (0.65%) Symantec
7 1 (0.65%) hybris
7 1 (0.65%) AppDynamics
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Salary: £29,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Car + Benefits
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Salary: From £50,000 to £50,000 per annum
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + BENEFITS
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Salary: £3000 - £40000 per annum + pension, bonus, PMI
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
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