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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 60 56 50
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -6
Permanent jobs citing QA 74 78 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.25% 3.63% 4.01%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.95% 43.09% 40.46%
Number of salaries quoted 58 75 54
Average salary £42,500 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £36,000 £27,600
10% offered a salary of more than £79,750 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
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
190 181 173
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 8.33% 8.43% 9.92%
Number of salaries quoted 149 162 143
Average salary £41,750 £46,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.21% +20.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,944 £31,000 £26,700
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

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 16 September 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Birmingham

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 82 (50.00%) Finance
2 45 (27.44%) Business Analysis
3 43 (26.22%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (25.00%) Degree
4 41 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 34 (20.73%) User Acceptance Testing
6 33 (20.12%) Banking
7 28 (17.07%) Stakeholder Management
8 27 (16.46%) MS Office
9 26 (15.85%) Computer Science
10 24 (14.63%) Economics
10 24 (14.63%) SQL
10 24 (14.63%) Oracle
10 24 (14.63%) Project Management
11 21 (12.80%) Quality Management
11 21 (12.80%) Investment Banking
12 19 (11.59%) C#
13 18 (10.98%) .NET
13 18 (10.98%) GAP Analysis
14 17 (10.37%) Data Analysis
14 17 (10.37%) Test Scripting
15 16 (9.76%) Selenium
15 16 (9.76%) Software Testing
15 16 (9.76%) Retail
15 16 (9.76%) Relational Database
16 14 (8.54%) Content Management
17 13 (7.93%) Automated Testing
17 13 (7.93%) Supplier Management
17 13 (7.93%) SuccessFactors
17 13 (7.93%) Programme Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 4 (2.44%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (1.83%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.22%) TPMS
4 1 (0.61%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 27 (16.46%) MS Office
2 9 (5.49%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.44%) MS Project
4 1 (0.61%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (3.66%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (2.44%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (2.44%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 4 (2.44%) Oracle Receivables
2 4 (2.44%) Oracle Assets
2 4 (2.44%) Oracle Financials
2 4 (2.44%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (2.44%) Oracle General Ledger
2 4 (2.44%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.83%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.93%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.76%) Relational Database
2 11 (6.71%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.66%) Oracle BI EE
4 4 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 16 (9.76%) Selenium
2 9 (5.49%) WebDriver
2 9 (5.49%) JIRA
3 8 (4.88%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (3.05%) Cucumber
4 5 (3.05%) Visual Studio
5 4 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (2.44%) SoapUI
6 3 (1.83%) LoadRunner
6 3 (1.83%) JUnit
7 2 (1.22%) JMeter
7 2 (1.22%) jMock
7 2 (1.22%) SpecFlow
7 2 (1.22%) LoadUI
8 1 (0.61%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (0.61%) Xcode
8 1 (0.61%) Eclipse
General
1 82 (50.00%) Finance
2 33 (20.12%) Banking
3 21 (12.80%) Investment Banking
4 16 (9.76%) Retail
5 10 (6.10%) Legal
6 4 (2.44%) Billing
7 3 (1.83%) Front Office
7 3 (1.83%) Law
8 2 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.22%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.61%) Marketing
9 1 (0.61%) Advertising
9 1 (0.61%) Publishing
9 1 (0.61%) Games
Job Titles
1 92 (56.10%) Analyst
2 57 (34.76%) Business Analyst
3 15 (9.15%) Financial Business Analyst
3 15 (9.15%) Financial Services Business Analyst
4 13 (7.93%) Tester
5 12 (7.32%) Developer
6 11 (6.71%) Test Analyst
6 11 (6.71%) QA Tester
7 10 (6.10%) Architect
7 10 (6.10%) QA Analyst
7 10 (6.10%) QA Engineer
7 10 (6.10%) Test Manager
7 10 (6.10%) Solutions Architect
8 9 (5.49%) Lead Business Analyst
8 9 (5.49%) PMO Analyst
9 7 (4.27%) Banking Business Analyst
9 7 (4.27%) Risk Analyst
10 6 (3.66%) Financial Analyst
10 6 (3.66%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
10 6 (3.66%) Functional Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (10.98%) .NET
2 11 (6.71%) ASP.NET
3 10 (6.10%) CSS
3 10 (6.10%) HTML
3 10 (6.10%) CSS3
3 10 (6.10%) HTML5
3 10 (6.10%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 7 (4.27%) ASP.NET Web API
5 6 (3.66%) WebCenter
6 5 (3.05%) Web Services
7 4 (2.44%) SOAP
7 4 (2.44%) J2EE
7 4 (2.44%) REST
8 2 (1.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (1.22%) XML
8 2 (1.22%) Middleware
8 2 (1.22%) JMS
8 2 (1.22%) jQuery
8 2 (1.22%) WCF
8 2 (1.22%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 41 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (15.85%) Computer Science
3 24 (14.63%) Economics
4 12 (7.32%) Credit Risk
5 6 (3.66%) Reference Data
6 4 (2.44%) Smart Meter
7 3 (1.83%) Market Risk
7 3 (1.83%) Firmware
8 2 (1.22%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.22%) Derivative
9 1 (0.61%) Open Source
9 1 (0.61%) Learning Management System
9 1 (0.61%) iPhone
9 1 (0.61%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.61%) E-Learning
9 1 (0.61%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.27%) Windows
2 6 (3.66%) UNIX
3 2 (1.22%) Linux
4 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (27.44%) Business Analysis
2 43 (26.22%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (20.73%) User Acceptance Testing
4 28 (17.07%) Stakeholder Management
5 24 (14.63%) Project Management
6 21 (12.80%) Quality Management
7 18 (10.98%) GAP Analysis
8 17 (10.37%) Data Analysis
8 17 (10.37%) Test Scripting
9 16 (9.76%) Software Testing
10 14 (8.54%) Content Management
11 13 (7.93%) Automated Testing
11 13 (7.93%) Supplier Management
11 13 (7.93%) Programme Management
12 11 (6.71%) System Testing
12 11 (6.71%) Document Management
12 11 (6.71%) BDD
12 11 (6.71%) MVC
13 10 (6.10%) CRM
13 10 (6.10%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 24 (14.63%) SQL
2 19 (11.59%) C#
3 9 (5.49%) T-SQL
4 8 (4.88%) VB.NET
5 6 (3.66%) Java
6 4 (2.44%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.22%) Delphi
7 2 (1.22%) RPG
8 1 (0.61%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.61%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.61%) ABAP
8 1 (0.61%) C
Qualifications
1 41 (25.00%) Degree
2 11 (6.71%) ISTQB
2 11 (6.71%) ISEB
3 10 (6.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (4.88%) SC Cleared
4 8 (4.88%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.83%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.61%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.61%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.61%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.61%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (1.83%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (14.63%) Oracle
2 11 (6.71%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.66%) Hyperion
4 5 (3.05%) SAP
5 2 (1.22%) HP
5 2 (1.22%) EMC
5 2 (1.22%) Isilon
5 2 (1.22%) Twitter
6 1 (0.61%) Saba
6 1 (0.61%) Symantec
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