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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 55 51 47
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Permanent jobs citing QA 71 85 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.26% 3.98% 3.99%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.97% 47.22% 40.24%
Number of salaries quoted 56 79 52
Average salary £42,500 £55,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.72% +41.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,250 £35,000 £22,700
10% offered a salary of more than £81,250 £65,500 £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
187 180 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 8.59% 8.42% 9.91%
Number of salaries quoted 145 163 143
Average salary £41,500 £47,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.63% +23.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £31,000 £24,750
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £65,000 £67,500
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 29 August 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Birmingham

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 83 (53.21%) Finance
2 43 (27.56%) Business Analysis
3 41 (26.28%) Degree
4 34 (21.79%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (21.15%) User Acceptance Testing
5 33 (21.15%) Banking
6 27 (17.31%) Stakeholder Management
7 25 (16.03%) Project Management
7 25 (16.03%) Oracle
7 25 (16.03%) MS Office
8 24 (15.38%) Computer Science
9 23 (14.74%) Investment Banking
10 22 (14.10%) Economics
10 22 (14.10%) SQL
11 21 (13.46%) Quality Management
12 18 (11.54%) GAP Analysis
13 17 (10.90%) C#
13 17 (10.90%) Data Analysis
14 16 (10.26%) .NET
14 16 (10.26%) Relational Database
15 15 (9.62%) Test Scripting
16 14 (8.97%) Content Management
16 14 (8.97%) Software Testing
16 14 (8.97%) Programme Management
16 14 (8.97%) Retail
17 13 (8.33%) Supplier Management
18 12 (7.69%) Automated Testing
18 12 (7.69%) Selenium
18 12 (7.69%) Microsoft
19 11 (7.05%) Data Modelling

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (2.56%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (1.92%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.28%) TPMS
4 1 (0.64%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (0.64%) IIS
4 1 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 25 (16.03%) MS Office
2 9 (5.77%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.56%) MS Project
4 1 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.64%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 6 (3.85%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (2.56%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (2.56%) Oracle Financials
2 4 (2.56%) Oracle General Ledger
2 4 (2.56%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (2.56%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (2.56%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 4 (2.56%) Oracle Receivables
2 4 (2.56%) Oracle Assets
3 3 (1.92%) SAP HR
3 3 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.05%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.26%) Relational Database
2 10 (6.41%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.85%) Oracle BI EE
4 4 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.28%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.64%) OLTP
7 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (7.69%) Selenium
2 8 (5.13%) WebDriver
3 7 (4.49%) JIRA
4 6 (3.85%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (3.21%) Visual Studio
6 4 (2.56%) Cucumber
6 4 (2.56%) SoapUI
6 4 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (1.92%) JUnit
7 3 (1.92%) LoadRunner
8 2 (1.28%) JMeter
8 2 (1.28%) jMock
8 2 (1.28%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.28%) LoadUI
9 1 (0.64%) Xcode
9 1 (0.64%) Eclipse
General
1 83 (53.21%) Finance
2 33 (21.15%) Banking
3 23 (14.74%) Investment Banking
4 14 (8.97%) Retail
5 9 (5.77%) Legal
6 4 (2.56%) Billing
7 3 (1.92%) Front Office
8 2 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.28%) Law
8 2 (1.28%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.64%) Advertising
9 1 (0.64%) Publishing
9 1 (0.64%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 86 (55.13%) Analyst
2 53 (33.97%) Business Analyst
3 16 (10.26%) Financial Business Analyst
3 16 (10.26%) Financial Services Business Analyst
4 11 (7.05%) Test Manager
5 10 (6.41%) Solutions Architect
5 10 (6.41%) Architect
5 10 (6.41%) Developer
5 10 (6.41%) QA Engineer
6 9 (5.77%) Tester
6 9 (5.77%) Test Analyst
6 9 (5.77%) PMO Analyst
6 9 (5.77%) QA Analyst
7 8 (5.13%) QA Tester
7 8 (5.13%) Financial Analyst
7 8 (5.13%) Lead Business Analyst
8 7 (4.49%) Banking Business Analyst
8 7 (4.49%) IT Business Analyst
9 6 (3.85%) Risk Analyst
9 6 (3.85%) Functional Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.26%) .NET
2 9 (5.77%) ASP.NET
2 9 (5.77%) CSS
2 9 (5.77%) HTML
2 9 (5.77%) HTML5
2 9 (5.77%) CSS3
2 9 (5.77%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 6 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web API
3 6 (3.85%) WebCenter
4 5 (3.21%) Web Services
5 4 (2.56%) SOAP
5 4 (2.56%) J2EE
5 4 (2.56%) REST
6 2 (1.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (1.28%) XML
6 2 (1.28%) JMS
6 2 (1.28%) Middleware
6 2 (1.28%) WCF
6 2 (1.28%) jQuery
6 2 (1.28%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 24 (15.38%) Computer Science
2 22 (14.10%) Economics
3 11 (7.05%) Credit Risk
4 7 (4.49%) Reference Data
5 4 (2.56%) Smart Meter
6 3 (1.92%) Firmware
7 2 (1.28%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.28%) Market Risk
7 2 (1.28%) Derivative
7 2 (1.28%) PMI
8 1 (0.64%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.64%) Open Source
8 1 (0.64%) iPhone
8 1 (0.64%) Replication
8 1 (0.64%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.49%) Windows
2 6 (3.85%) UNIX
3 2 (1.28%) Linux
4 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (27.56%) Business Analysis
2 34 (21.79%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (21.15%) User Acceptance Testing
4 27 (17.31%) Stakeholder Management
5 25 (16.03%) Project Management
6 21 (13.46%) Quality Management
7 18 (11.54%) GAP Analysis
8 17 (10.90%) Data Analysis
9 15 (9.62%) Test Scripting
10 14 (8.97%) Programme Management
10 14 (8.97%) Software Testing
10 14 (8.97%) Content Management
11 13 (8.33%) Supplier Management
12 12 (7.69%) Automated Testing
13 11 (7.05%) Document Management
13 11 (7.05%) Data Modelling
13 11 (7.05%) System Testing
14 10 (6.41%) CRM
14 10 (6.41%) MVC
14 10 (6.41%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 22 (14.10%) SQL
2 17 (10.90%) C#
3 8 (5.13%) T-SQL
4 6 (3.85%) VB.NET
5 5 (3.21%) Java
6 4 (2.56%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.28%) RPG
7 2 (1.28%) Delphi
8 1 (0.64%) ABAP
8 1 (0.64%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.64%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.64%) C
Qualifications
1 41 (26.28%) Degree
2 10 (6.41%) ISTQB
2 10 (6.41%) ISEB
3 9 (5.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (5.13%) SC Cleared
4 8 (5.13%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.92%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (1.28%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.64%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.64%) MCSE
7 1 (0.64%) MCITP
7 1 (0.64%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.64%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (16.03%) Oracle
2 12 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.85%) Hyperion
4 5 (3.21%) SAP
5 2 (1.28%) HP
5 2 (1.28%) EMC
5 2 (1.28%) Isilon
5 2 (1.28%) Twitter
6 1 (0.64%) Symantec
6 1 (0.64%) Saba
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Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £29240 - £36120 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £36125 - £40374 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 330-40k
Posted: 2 days ago
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BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: From £40,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
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Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + van
Posted: 8 days ago
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Salary: £7,995 pa
Posted: 15 days ago
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Posted: 15 days ago
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