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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 54 54 74
Rank change year-on-year
0 +20
Permanent jobs citing QA 86 65 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.26% 3.56% 2.16%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.68% 36.11% 26.67%
Number of salaries quoted 73 57 29
Average salary £40,000 £52,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.07% +46.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £67,500 £50,000
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
241 180 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 11.93% 9.86% 8.10%
Number of salaries quoted 211 150 114
Average salary £41,000 £44,250 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.34% +5.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,700 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £51,200 £61,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 24 December 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Birmingham

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 65 (39.63%) Finance
2 51 (31.10%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (20.12%) Degree
4 31 (18.90%) User Acceptance Testing
5 29 (17.68%) Software Testing
6 28 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
7 27 (16.46%) Business Analysis
8 26 (15.85%) Mentoring
9 23 (14.02%) Project Management
10 22 (13.41%) Scrum
11 20 (12.20%) Banking
11 20 (12.20%) Retail
11 20 (12.20%) System Testing
12 19 (11.59%) SQL
12 19 (11.59%) Microsoft
12 19 (11.59%) ISTQB
12 19 (11.59%) Relational Database
13 18 (10.98%) Stakeholder Management
14 17 (10.37%) Change Management
14 17 (10.37%) Coaching
15 16 (9.76%) C#
15 16 (9.76%) CRM
15 16 (9.76%) Selenium
15 16 (9.76%) BDD
16 15 (9.15%) ISEB
16 15 (9.15%) SC Cleared
16 15 (9.15%) Security Cleared
17 14 (8.54%) MS Office
17 14 (8.54%) Windows
17 14 (8.54%) MS Excel

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 2 (1.22%) TPMS
2 1 (0.61%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.61%) CMS
Applications
1 14 (8.54%) MS Office
1 14 (8.54%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (5.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (3.66%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (1.22%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.88%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (11.59%) Relational Database
2 11 (6.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 10 (6.10%) SQL Server
4 6 (3.66%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (1.22%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 16 (9.76%) Selenium
2 11 (6.71%) JIRA
3 8 (4.88%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (1.83%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.22%) WebDriver
5 2 (1.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (1.22%) FitNesse
6 1 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.61%) JUnit
6 1 (0.61%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.61%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.61%) Subversion
6 1 (0.61%) Selenium IDE
General
1 65 (39.63%) Finance
2 20 (12.20%) Banking
2 20 (12.20%) Retail
3 10 (6.10%) Legal
4 9 (5.49%) Telecoms
5 7 (4.27%) Investment Banking
6 6 (3.66%) Billing
7 5 (3.05%) Law
8 3 (1.83%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.22%) Advertising
9 2 (1.22%) Games
9 2 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 70 (42.68%) Analyst
2 32 (19.51%) Business Analyst
3 26 (15.85%) Test Analyst
4 16 (9.76%) Tester
5 14 (8.54%) Architect
5 14 (8.54%) Solutions Architect
5 14 (8.54%) Developer
6 13 (7.93%) QA Tester
7 11 (6.71%) Consultant
8 10 (6.10%) Software Tester
8 10 (6.10%) Software Test Analyst
9 9 (5.49%) Pre Sales Consultant
9 9 (5.49%) Test Consultant
9 9 (5.49%) Sales Consultant
10 8 (4.88%) QA Analyst
11 7 (4.27%) Test Manager
11 7 (4.27%) CRM Architect
11 7 (4.27%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
11 7 (4.27%) CRM Solutions Architect
12 6 (3.66%) Oracle Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.93%) .NET
2 11 (6.71%) HTML
2 11 (6.71%) HTML5
3 8 (4.88%) ASP.NET
4 7 (4.27%) CSS
4 7 (4.27%) Web Services
4 7 (4.27%) CSS3
4 7 (4.27%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 7 (4.27%) ASP.NET Web API
5 6 (3.66%) J2EE
5 6 (3.66%) WebCenter
6 5 (3.05%) XML
7 3 (1.83%) Ajax
7 3 (1.83%) REST
7 3 (1.83%) JSON
8 2 (1.22%) WPF
8 2 (1.22%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.22%) Java EE
8 2 (1.22%) DirectX
9 1 (0.61%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 28 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (8.54%) Computer Science
3 10 (6.10%) Economics
4 6 (3.66%) Credit Risk
4 6 (3.66%) Smart Meter
5 3 (1.83%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.83%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.22%) FMCG
6 2 (1.22%) Open Source
6 2 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.22%) Derivative
7 1 (0.61%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.61%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.61%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.61%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.61%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.54%) Windows
2 4 (2.44%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (31.10%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (18.90%) User Acceptance Testing
3 29 (17.68%) Software Testing
4 27 (16.46%) Business Analysis
5 26 (15.85%) Mentoring
6 23 (14.02%) Project Management
7 22 (13.41%) Scrum
8 20 (12.20%) System Testing
9 18 (10.98%) Stakeholder Management
10 17 (10.37%) Change Management
10 17 (10.37%) Coaching
11 16 (9.76%) CRM
11 16 (9.76%) BDD
12 14 (8.54%) Integration Testing
13 13 (7.93%) Test Scripting
14 11 (6.71%) Continuous Improvement
14 11 (6.71%) Change Control
14 11 (6.71%) Quality Management
15 10 (6.10%) Programme Management
16 8 (4.88%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (11.59%) SQL
2 16 (9.76%) C#
3 8 (4.88%) VB.NET
4 7 (4.27%) T-SQL
5 6 (3.66%) Java
5 6 (3.66%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.83%) C++
7 2 (1.22%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.61%) C
Qualifications
1 33 (20.12%) Degree
2 19 (11.59%) ISTQB
3 15 (9.15%) ISEB
3 15 (9.15%) SC Cleared
3 15 (9.15%) Security Cleared
4 11 (6.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
Systems Management
1 5 (3.05%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (11.59%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.93%) Oracle
3 7 (4.27%) HP
4 6 (3.66%) Hyperion
5 3 (1.83%) SAP
6 2 (1.22%) LANDesk
6 2 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.61%) Telerik
7 1 (0.61%) Business Objects
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Salary: £20,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
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Salary: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Birmingham
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Birmingham
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Birmingham
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: Dependant on experience + benefits
Posted: 25 days ago