The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Birmingham region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 52 59 63
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +4
Permanent jobs citing QA 68 60 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.75% 3.45% 2.62%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 47.89% 37.50% 35.85%
Number of salaries quoted 67 49 34
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £57,500 £57,750
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.33%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
142 160 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 7.83% 9.20% 7.30%
Number of salaries quoted 126 127 89
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% +4.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £23,100 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £79,750 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
QA
West Midlands

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 18 April 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Birmingham

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 81 (59.12%) Finance
2 55 (40.15%) Business Analysis
3 48 (35.04%) Degree
4 33 (24.09%) SQL
5 32 (23.36%) MS Office
5 32 (23.36%) Economics
5 32 (23.36%) Computer Science
6 31 (22.63%) Agile Software Development
7 30 (21.90%) User Acceptance Testing
8 25 (18.25%) .NET
9 24 (17.52%) Microsoft
10 23 (16.79%) Banking
11 22 (16.06%) Data Analysis
11 22 (16.06%) Data Modelling
11 22 (16.06%) C#
12 17 (12.41%) User Stories
13 16 (11.68%) SuccessFactors
13 16 (11.68%) Migration
13 16 (11.68%) Stakeholder Management
13 16 (11.68%) Quality Management
13 16 (11.68%) Investment Banking
14 15 (10.95%) UNIX
15 14 (10.22%) Windows
15 14 (10.22%) UML
15 14 (10.22%) E-Commerce
15 14 (10.22%) Automated Testing
16 13 (9.49%) Linux
17 12 (8.76%) ASP.NET
17 12 (8.76%) Oracle
17 12 (8.76%) Project Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 6 (4.38%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.19%) WorkSite
2 3 (2.19%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (2.19%) IBM Notes
2 3 (2.19%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.73%) IIS
Applications
1 32 (23.36%) MS Office
2 11 (8.03%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.19%) MS Project
4 1 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.19%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (2.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 3 (2.19%) Oracle Receivables
1 3 (2.19%) Oracle Assets
1 3 (2.19%) Oracle General Ledger
1 3 (2.19%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (2.19%) Oracle Applications
1 3 (2.19%) SAP HR
1 3 (2.19%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (1.46%) Maximo
2 2 (1.46%) Servitor
3 1 (0.73%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 16 (11.68%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.73%) SaaS
2 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.11%) SAN
2 3 (2.19%) Internet
3 1 (0.73%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.57%) Relational Database
2 6 (4.38%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (4.38%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.92%) OLAP
3 4 (2.92%) DataStage
3 4 (2.92%) Oracle BI EE
3 4 (2.92%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (2.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (2.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.46%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.46%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (1.46%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.46%) QlikView
5 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.73%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 12 (8.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (8.03%) Selenium
3 10 (7.30%) Visual Studio
3 10 (7.30%) QuickTest Pro
4 8 (5.84%) Cucumber
5 7 (5.11%) SoapUI
5 7 (5.11%) SpecFlow
6 4 (2.92%) Bugzilla
6 4 (2.92%) WebDriver
7 3 (2.19%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.73%) Mockito
8 1 (0.73%) Concordion
8 1 (0.73%) Cactus
8 1 (0.73%) jMock
8 1 (0.73%) JBehave
8 1 (0.73%) TestNG
8 1 (0.73%) EasyMock
8 1 (0.73%) ERwin
8 1 (0.73%) JUnit
8 1 (0.73%) Toad
General
1 81 (59.12%) Finance
2 23 (16.79%) Banking
3 16 (11.68%) Investment Banking
4 10 (7.30%) Retail
5 4 (2.92%) Legal
5 4 (2.92%) Retail Banking
6 3 (2.19%) Games
6 3 (2.19%) Law
6 3 (2.19%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.46%) Front Office
8 1 (0.73%) Billing
Job Titles
1 76 (55.47%) Analyst
2 54 (39.42%) Business Analyst
3 36 (26.28%) Financial Services Business Analyst
3 36 (26.28%) Financial Business Analyst
4 14 (10.22%) Developer
5 12 (8.76%) QA Engineer
6 10 (7.30%) Financial Analyst
7 9 (6.57%) IT Business Analyst
8 7 (5.11%) UNIX Specialist
8 7 (5.11%) Tester
9 6 (4.38%) Test Analyst
9 6 (4.38%) Programmer
9 6 (4.38%) Banking Business Analyst
9 6 (4.38%) QA Tester
10 5 (3.65%) Data Analyst
10 5 (3.65%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
10 5 (3.65%) Web Developer
10 5 (3.65%) Senior Developer
10 5 (3.65%) Analyst Programmer
10 5 (3.65%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (18.25%) .NET
2 12 (8.76%) ASP.NET
3 8 (5.84%) HTML
3 8 (5.84%) WCF
4 7 (5.11%) Gherkin
4 7 (5.11%) CSS
4 7 (5.11%) SOAP
5 5 (3.65%) Web Services
5 5 (3.65%) XML
6 4 (2.92%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (2.92%) .NET Framework
6 4 (2.92%) jQuery
6 4 (2.92%) WPF
6 4 (2.92%) CSS3
6 4 (2.92%) HTML5
6 4 (2.92%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (1.46%) REST
7 2 (1.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (0.73%) PowerMock
Miscellaneous
1 32 (23.36%) Economics
1 32 (23.36%) Computer Science
2 9 (6.57%) Reference Data
3 7 (5.11%) Symmetrix DMX
4 5 (3.65%) N-Tier
5 3 (2.19%) AS400
6 2 (1.46%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (1.46%) Derivative
6 2 (1.46%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.73%) Replication
7 1 (0.73%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.73%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.95%) UNIX
2 14 (10.22%) Windows
3 13 (9.49%) Linux
4 7 (5.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (5.11%) SUSE
4 7 (5.11%) Solaris
5 1 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (40.15%) Business Analysis
2 31 (22.63%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (21.90%) User Acceptance Testing
4 22 (16.06%) Data Analysis
4 22 (16.06%) Data Modelling
5 17 (12.41%) User Stories
6 16 (11.68%) Migration
6 16 (11.68%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (11.68%) Quality Management
7 14 (10.22%) UML
7 14 (10.22%) E-Commerce
7 14 (10.22%) Automated Testing
8 12 (8.76%) Project Management
8 12 (8.76%) Unit Testing
8 12 (8.76%) Test Scripting
8 12 (8.76%) Data Migration
8 12 (8.76%) Data Cleansing
9 11 (8.03%) Workflow
10 10 (7.30%) Performance Testing
10 10 (7.30%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 33 (24.09%) SQL
2 22 (16.06%) C#
3 10 (7.30%) T-SQL
4 8 (5.84%) Perl
5 7 (5.11%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.92%) Delphi
6 4 (2.92%) RPG
7 3 (2.19%) RPG IV
7 3 (2.19%) Java
8 2 (1.46%) C++
8 2 (1.46%) ABAP
8 2 (1.46%) VBA
9 1 (0.73%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.73%) Python
9 1 (0.73%) VC++
Qualifications
1 48 (35.04%) Degree
2 10 (7.30%) ISEB
3 7 (5.11%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.19%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.73%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (0.73%) MCITP
6 1 (0.73%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.73%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.73%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.46%) SLA
2 1 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.73%) BS25999
2 1 (0.73%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (5.11%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (5.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 7 (5.11%) Veritas File System
1 7 (5.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 3 (2.19%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (17.52%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.76%) Oracle
3 7 (5.11%) VMware
3 7 (5.11%) Veritas
3 7 (5.11%) Red Hat
3 7 (5.11%) Symantec
3 7 (5.11%) SAP
3 7 (5.11%) Sun
3 7 (5.11%) EMC
4 5 (3.65%) HP
5 4 (2.92%) Hyperion
5 4 (2.92%) Informatica
6 3 (2.19%) Lotus
7 2 (1.46%) IBM
7 2 (1.46%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.46%) Civica
7 2 (1.46%) Twitter
8 1 (0.73%) Trayport
8 1 (0.73%) Remedy
8 1 (0.73%) Actuate
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £40,000 to £45,000 DOE + Car
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits & bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Argyll Scott
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum Up to £70K + Car Allownace + Bonus +
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum Plus Bonus and full Benefits package
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits & bonus
Posted: 23 days ago