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 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 41 58 51
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -7
Permanent jobs citing QA 101 69 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.37% 3.63% 4.65%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.55% 31.22% 34.85%
Number of salaries quoted 66 63 71
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,300 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £59,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,250 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-0.58% +6.25%

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
262 221 241
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 13.94% 11.64% 13.33%
Number of salaries quoted 149 198 211
Median salary £42,500 £43,298 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.84% +8.24%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £25,750
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £66,450
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +7.14%

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 21 January 2017.

QA Salary Histogram in Birmingham

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 90 (44.33%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (29.06%) SQL
3 53 (26.11%) Finance
4 49 (24.14%) Selenium
5 48 (23.65%) C#
6 47 (23.15%) Degree
7 45 (22.17%) .NET
8 44 (21.67%) Analytical Skills
9 40 (19.70%) Java
9 40 (19.70%) Scrum
10 36 (17.73%) SDLC
10 36 (17.73%) Manual Testing
11 35 (17.24%) HTML
11 35 (17.24%) Software Testing
12 34 (16.75%) SQL Server
12 34 (16.75%) BDD
13 33 (16.26%) Microsoft
14 32 (15.76%) Test Scripting
15 30 (14.78%) ISEB
15 30 (14.78%) JavaScript
15 30 (14.78%) ASP.NET
16 26 (12.81%) CSS
16 26 (12.81%) E-Commerce
17 25 (12.32%) Games
17 25 (12.32%) Continuous Improvement
18 24 (11.82%) Data Centre
18 24 (11.82%) Mobile App
18 24 (11.82%) TDD
18 24 (11.82%) JIRA
18 24 (11.82%) ISTQB

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 13 (6.40%) IIS
2 11 (5.42%) Apache
3 9 (4.43%) Apache Spark
4 5 (2.46%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.46%) WordPress
5 4 (1.97%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.99%) Documentum
6 2 (0.99%) FileNet
6 2 (0.99%) JBoss
6 2 (0.99%) Moodle
7 1 (0.49%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.49%) Drupal
7 1 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 18 (8.87%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.97%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.48%) Fireworks
4 2 (0.99%) MS Office
5 1 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.49%) EViews
5 1 (0.49%) InVision
Business Applications
1 13 (6.40%) assyst
1 13 (6.40%) Sentinel
2 11 (5.42%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.97%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.49%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 15 (7.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.94%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.96%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (2.96%) IaaS
3 6 (2.96%) PaaS
4 1 (0.49%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.49%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.46%) HTTP
2 4 (1.97%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (16.75%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.91%) MySQL
3 9 (4.43%) Big Data
3 9 (4.43%) Hadoop
4 7 (3.45%) DB2
5 3 (1.48%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.99%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.49%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.49%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.49%) Flink
7 1 (0.49%) Impala
7 1 (0.49%) MS Access
7 1 (0.49%) OLAP
7 1 (0.49%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (0.49%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.49%) Riak
7 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.49%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 49 (24.14%) Selenium
2 24 (11.82%) JIRA
2 24 (11.82%) Visual Studio
3 23 (11.33%) WebDriver
4 13 (6.40%) Jenkins
4 13 (6.40%) JUnit
5 10 (4.93%) JMeter
5 10 (4.93%) Subversion
6 8 (3.94%) SpecFlow
6 8 (3.94%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (3.45%) TestNG
8 6 (2.96%) Git (software)
8 6 (2.96%) MSBuild
9 5 (2.46%) Cucumber
9 5 (2.46%) SoapUI
10 4 (1.97%) HP UFT
11 3 (1.48%) JBehave
11 3 (1.48%) LoadRunner
11 3 (1.48%) NUnit
11 3 (1.48%) WATIR
General
1 53 (26.11%) Finance
2 25 (12.32%) Games
3 12 (5.91%) Banking
4 6 (2.96%) Publishing
4 6 (2.96%) Retail
5 5 (2.46%) Marketing
6 4 (1.97%) Legal
6 4 (1.97%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.48%) Automotive
7 3 (1.48%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.49%) Back Office
8 1 (0.49%) German Language
Job Titles
1 43 (21.18%) Analyst
2 36 (17.73%) Tester
3 32 (15.76%) Test Analyst
4 29 (14.29%) Developer
5 19 (9.36%) QA Tester
6 16 (7.88%) Architect
6 16 (7.88%) Consultant
6 16 (7.88%) Junior
7 14 (6.90%) Graduate
8 13 (6.40%) QA Analyst
8 13 (6.40%) Security Officer
8 13 (6.40%) Software Analyst
8 13 (6.40%) Software Test Analyst
8 13 (6.40%) Test Manager
9 12 (5.91%) .NET Developer
9 12 (5.91%) Automation Tester
9 12 (5.91%) QA Leader
10 11 (5.42%) Information Officer
10 11 (5.42%) Software Tester
10 11 (5.42%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (22.17%) .NET
2 35 (17.24%) HTML
3 30 (14.78%) ASP.NET
4 26 (12.81%) CSS
5 20 (9.85%) HTML5
6 17 (8.37%) AngularJS
7 13 (6.40%) J2EE
7 13 (6.40%) Web Services
8 10 (4.93%) jQuery
8 10 (4.93%) SOAP
9 7 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (2.96%) Gherkin
10 6 (2.96%) REST
10 6 (2.96%) XML
11 5 (2.46%) JSON
11 5 (2.46%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 5 (2.46%) WCF
12 4 (1.97%) RESTful
12 4 (1.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 44 (21.67%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (11.82%) Data Centre
2 24 (11.82%) Mobile App
3 20 (9.85%) Computer Science
4 16 (7.88%) Management Information System
5 15 (7.39%) Fintech
6 13 (6.40%) CESG
6 13 (6.40%) Cryptography
6 13 (6.40%) Freedom of Information
6 13 (6.40%) Video Conferencing
7 10 (4.93%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (3.45%) User Experience
9 6 (2.96%) CMDB
9 6 (2.96%) Driving Licence
9 6 (2.96%) Mobile Games
10 4 (1.97%) Blog
11 3 (1.48%) Derivative
11 3 (1.48%) Economics
11 3 (1.48%) e-Learning
11 3 (1.48%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (3.94%) Android
2 7 (3.45%) Apple iOS
2 7 (3.45%) Unix
3 6 (2.96%) Windows
4 4 (1.97%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (44.33%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (19.70%) Scrum
3 36 (17.73%) Manual Testing
3 36 (17.73%) SDLC
4 35 (17.24%) Software Testing
5 34 (16.75%) BDD
6 32 (15.76%) Test Scripting
7 26 (12.81%) E-Commerce
8 25 (12.32%) Continuous Improvement
9 24 (11.82%) TDD
10 22 (10.84%) Mentoring
10 22 (10.84%) Performance Testing
11 21 (10.34%) Automated Testing
12 20 (9.85%) Automation Testing
12 20 (9.85%) ITIL
12 20 (9.85%) ITIL V3
12 20 (9.85%) Service Delivery
12 20 (9.85%) Service Management
13 19 (9.36%) IT Governance
13 19 (9.36%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (29.06%) SQL
2 48 (23.65%) C#
3 40 (19.70%) Java
4 30 (14.78%) JavaScript
5 10 (4.93%) C
6 9 (4.43%) T-SQL
7 5 (2.46%) C++
7 5 (2.46%) Objective-C
8 4 (1.97%) Apple Swift
8 4 (1.97%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.48%) Perl
9 3 (1.48%) PHP
9 3 (1.48%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.99%) XPath
11 1 (0.49%) Dart
11 1 (0.49%) R
11 1 (0.49%) Scala
Qualifications
1 47 (23.15%) Degree
2 30 (14.78%) ISEB
3 24 (11.82%) ISTQB
4 15 (7.39%) Security Cleared
5 14 (6.90%) SC Cleared
6 13 (6.40%) CISA
6 13 (6.40%) CISM
6 13 (6.40%) CISSP
6 13 (6.40%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (3.45%) PMP
8 6 (2.96%) PMI Certification
9 4 (1.97%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 3 (1.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.99%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 13 (6.40%) PCI DSS
2 9 (4.43%) SDET
3 2 (0.99%) P3O
System Software
1 10 (4.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (2.96%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.49%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (2.96%) SCVMM
2 1 (0.49%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (0.49%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 33 (16.26%) Microsoft
2 22 (10.84%) Oracle
3 11 (5.42%) HP
4 10 (4.93%) Cisco
4 10 (4.93%) EMC
4 10 (4.93%) IBM
4 10 (4.93%) NetApp
4 10 (4.93%) VMware
5 9 (4.43%) NEC
6 6 (2.96%) BMC
6 6 (2.96%) CheckPoint
6 6 (2.96%) Citrix
6 6 (2.96%) Juniper
7 4 (1.97%) Cognizant
7 4 (1.97%) Symantec
8 3 (1.48%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.99%) Adobe
9 2 (0.99%) Google
9 2 (0.99%) Serena
10 1 (0.49%) Apple
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Car, healthcare, pension etc
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension plus Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £82,500
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £82,500
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + car allowance, pension etc
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £27,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
VIQU
Salary: £18k - 20k per year + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum + + Bens
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive bonus package
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 17 days ago