The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 49 64 59
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -5
Permanent jobs citing QA 108 74 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.54% 3.66% 3.71%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.75% 31.76% 39.89%
Number of salaries quoted 93 66 63
Median salary £37,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £29,500 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £60,000 £56,600
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
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
363 233 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.27% 11.51% 9.30%
Number of salaries quoted 234 197 150
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,800 £26,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of job ads across the Birmingham region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 June 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Birmingham

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for QA.

1 79 (40.72%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (30.41%) MVC
2 59 (30.41%) SQL
2 59 (30.41%) E-Commerce
3 55 (28.35%) HTML
4 54 (27.84%) JavaScript
5 52 (26.80%) CSS
6 49 (25.26%) .NET
7 44 (22.68%) Git (software)
7 44 (22.68%) HTML5
8 43 (22.16%) Scrum
9 42 (21.65%) User Acceptance Testing
10 41 (21.13%) C#
10 41 (21.13%) Analytical Skills
11 40 (20.62%) jQuery
12 38 (19.59%) Web Development
12 38 (19.59%) Microsoft
13 36 (18.56%) Web Services
13 36 (18.56%) Data Management
14 34 (17.53%) Business Intelligence
15 33 (17.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 32 (16.49%) OO
16 32 (16.49%) ASP.NET
16 32 (16.49%) PHP
16 32 (16.49%) Software Testing
17 31 (15.98%) Finance
18 28 (14.43%) Service Delivery
18 28 (14.43%) Degree
18 28 (14.43%) ASP.NET MVC
19 27 (13.92%) Mentoring

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 24 (12.37%) CMS
2 19 (9.79%) BizTalk Server
3 13 (6.70%) SharePoint
4 10 (5.15%) IIS
5 9 (4.64%) WordPress
6 3 (1.55%) Documentum
6 3 (1.55%) FileNet
7 1 (0.52%) Apache
7 1 (0.52%) Kentico
7 1 (0.52%) nginx
7 1 (0.52%) Umbraco
Applications
1 23 (11.86%) Photoshop
2 15 (7.73%) MS Office
3 9 (4.64%) MS Excel
4 7 (3.61%) MS Project
5 6 (3.09%) MS Visio
5 6 (3.09%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 17 (8.76%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.06%) SaaS
3 2 (1.03%) Google Drive
3 2 (1.03%) IaaS
3 2 (1.03%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.52%) Asterisk PBX
1 1 (0.52%) DNS
1 1 (0.52%) Skype
1 1 (0.52%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (13.92%) MySQL
2 24 (12.37%) SQL Server
3 12 (6.19%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.55%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.55%) QlikView
4 3 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.03%) Spotfire
6 1 (0.52%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 44 (22.68%) Git (software)
2 23 (11.86%) Selenium
3 21 (10.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 20 (10.31%) Visual Studio
5 19 (9.79%) WebDriver
6 18 (9.28%) Subversion
7 10 (5.15%) Cucumber
7 10 (5.15%) JIRA
8 7 (3.61%) JUnit
9 5 (2.58%) Appium
9 5 (2.58%) JBehave
9 5 (2.58%) SpecFlow
9 5 (2.58%) TestNG
10 4 (2.06%) Jenkins
11 3 (1.55%) Ant
11 3 (1.55%) NUnit
11 3 (1.55%) PHPUnit
12 2 (1.03%) HP UFT
12 2 (1.03%) SilkPerformer
12 2 (1.03%) SoapUI
General
1 31 (15.98%) Finance
2 25 (12.89%) Marketing
3 24 (12.37%) Manufacturing
4 23 (11.86%) Advertising
5 13 (6.70%) Games
6 12 (6.19%) Local Government
7 8 (4.12%) Banking
8 4 (2.06%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.52%) Law
9 1 (0.52%) Legal
9 1 (0.52%) Retail
9 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 72 (37.11%) Developer
2 51 (26.29%) Analyst
3 38 (19.59%) Test Analyst
4 23 (11.86%) HTML CSS Developer
4 23 (11.86%) HTML Developer
4 23 (11.86%) JavaScript Developer
4 23 (11.86%) MySQL Developer
4 23 (11.86%) PHP Developer
4 23 (11.86%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 23 (11.86%) Software Analyst
5 22 (11.34%) Test Manager
6 21 (10.82%) Software Test Analyst
7 18 (9.28%) Tester
8 16 (8.25%) QA Manager
9 15 (7.73%) .NET Developer
9 15 (7.73%) QA Test Manager
9 15 (7.73%) Senior Developer
9 15 (7.73%) Software Tester
10 14 (7.22%) Senior Analyst
10 14 (7.22%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (28.35%) HTML
2 52 (26.80%) CSS
3 49 (25.26%) .NET
4 44 (22.68%) HTML5
5 40 (20.62%) jQuery
6 36 (18.56%) Web Services
7 33 (17.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 32 (16.49%) ASP.NET
9 28 (14.43%) ASP.NET MVC
10 25 (12.89%) XML
11 21 (10.82%) SOAP
12 19 (9.79%) WCF
13 18 (9.28%) ASP.NET Web API
13 18 (9.28%) REST
13 18 (9.28%) XSLT
14 11 (5.67%) .NET Framework
14 11 (5.67%) AngularJS
15 10 (5.15%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 10 (5.15%) WSDL
16 9 (4.64%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (21.13%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (10.82%) Data Centre
3 20 (10.31%) Mobile App
4 17 (8.76%) Enterprise Software
5 16 (8.25%) Computer Science
6 10 (5.15%) e-Learning
6 10 (5.15%) Virtual Team
7 6 (3.09%) PMI
8 4 (2.06%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.03%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.52%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.52%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.52%) Derivative
10 1 (0.52%) Economics
10 1 (0.52%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (0.52%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.52%) Social Network
10 1 (0.52%) Statistics
10 1 (0.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.61%) Linux
2 5 (2.58%) Windows
3 4 (2.06%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.03%) Unix
5 1 (0.52%) Android
5 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.52%) CentOS
5 1 (0.52%) Debian
5 1 (0.52%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (40.72%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (30.41%) E-Commerce
2 59 (30.41%) MVC
3 43 (22.16%) Scrum
4 42 (21.65%) User Acceptance Testing
5 38 (19.59%) Web Development
6 36 (18.56%) Data Management
7 34 (17.53%) Business Intelligence
8 32 (16.49%) OO
8 32 (16.49%) Software Testing
9 28 (14.43%) Service Delivery
10 27 (13.92%) Defect Management
10 27 (13.92%) Mentoring
11 26 (13.40%) Test Planning
12 25 (12.89%) Test Scripting
12 25 (12.89%) Web Design
13 23 (11.86%) Automation Testing
13 23 (11.86%) Functional Testing
13 23 (11.86%) Integration Testing
13 23 (11.86%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 59 (30.41%) SQL
2 54 (27.84%) JavaScript
3 41 (21.13%) C#
4 32 (16.49%) PHP
5 18 (9.28%) XPath
6 15 (7.73%) C
7 13 (6.70%) Java
8 6 (3.09%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.55%) PowerShell
9 3 (1.55%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.03%) Python
10 2 (1.03%) R
11 1 (0.52%) Delphi
11 1 (0.52%) Ruby
11 1 (0.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 28 (14.43%) Degree
2 17 (8.76%) ISTQB
3 10 (5.15%) ISEB
4 6 (3.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (3.09%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.52%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.52%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.03%) Data Quality
1 2 (1.03%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.52%) COBIT
2 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.52%) P3O
2 1 (0.52%) SDET
2 1 (0.52%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (3.09%) Docker
2 2 (1.03%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.52%) Nagios
1 1 (0.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 38 (19.59%) Microsoft
2 23 (11.86%) Oracle
3 3 (1.55%) VMware
4 2 (1.03%) Google
4 2 (1.03%) Serena
4 2 (1.03%) Tableau
4 2 (1.03%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.52%) Adobe
5 1 (0.52%) HP
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Robert Walters UK
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive (DOE) + 5% Flex Benefits + Pension
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + 15+% BONUS
Posted: 20 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham
Robert Walters UK
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum + Car Allowance
Posted: 15 days ago