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 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 61 76 57
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -19
Permanent jobs citing QA 90 55 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.70% 3.02% 3.79%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.69% 28.50% 43.04%
Number of salaries quoted 66 42 67
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,600 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,650 £64,000 £53,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £41,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +6.41%
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
325 193 158
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 13.37% 10.59% 8.82%
Number of salaries quoted 217 151 145
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,198 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £100,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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 5 May 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Birmingham

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 66 (41.77%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (25.95%) MVC
2 41 (25.95%) User Acceptance Testing
2 41 (25.95%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (25.32%) HTML
3 40 (25.32%) E-Commerce
4 39 (24.68%) JavaScript
4 39 (24.68%) SQL
4 39 (24.68%) .NET
4 39 (24.68%) Scrum
5 37 (23.42%) CSS
6 35 (22.15%) Microsoft
7 34 (21.52%) C#
8 31 (19.62%) HTML5
9 30 (18.99%) Web Development
10 29 (18.35%) Git (software)
10 29 (18.35%) Web Services
10 29 (18.35%) Mentoring
11 26 (16.46%) ASP.NET
11 26 (16.46%) jQuery
12 25 (15.82%) Data Management
12 25 (15.82%) Software Testing
13 23 (14.56%) Integration Testing
13 23 (14.56%) XML
13 23 (14.56%) Business Intelligence
13 23 (14.56%) Test Planning
14 22 (13.92%) Defect Management
14 22 (13.92%) ASP.NET MVC
14 22 (13.92%) Functional Testing
14 22 (13.92%) Selenium

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 16 (10.13%) BizTalk Server
2 11 (6.96%) CMS
3 9 (5.70%) SharePoint
4 7 (4.43%) IIS
4 7 (4.43%) WordPress
5 1 (0.63%) Apache
5 1 (0.63%) Kentico
5 1 (0.63%) nginx
5 1 (0.63%) Umbraco
Applications
1 10 (6.33%) Photoshop
2 9 (5.70%) MS Office
3 6 (3.80%) MS Excel
4 4 (2.53%) MS Project
4 4 (2.53%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.53%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 17 (10.76%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (2.53%) Oracle 11i
2 4 (2.53%) Oracle ASCP
2 4 (2.53%) Oracle Cash Management
2 4 (2.53%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (2.53%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (2.53%) Oracle iProcurement
2 4 (2.53%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (2.53%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.90%) IaaS
2 3 (1.90%) PaaS
2 3 (1.90%) SaaS
3 2 (1.27%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.63%) Asterisk PBX
1 1 (0.63%) DNS
1 1 (0.63%) Skype
1 1 (0.63%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (12.66%) SQL Server
2 15 (9.49%) MySQL
3 9 (5.70%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.53%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.90%) QlikView
5 3 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.27%) Spotfire
7 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 29 (18.35%) Git (software)
2 22 (13.92%) Selenium
3 19 (12.03%) WebDriver
4 17 (10.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (10.76%) Visual Studio
5 15 (9.49%) Subversion
6 10 (6.33%) Cucumber
7 8 (5.06%) JIRA
7 8 (5.06%) JUnit
8 6 (3.80%) Appium
8 6 (3.80%) JBehave
8 6 (3.80%) SpecFlow
8 6 (3.80%) TestNG
9 4 (2.53%) Jenkins
9 4 (2.53%) NUnit
9 4 (2.53%) PHPUnit
10 3 (1.90%) Ant
10 3 (1.90%) NeoLoad
11 2 (1.27%) HP UFT
11 2 (1.27%) LoadRunner
General
1 21 (13.29%) Finance
2 16 (10.13%) Games
2 16 (10.13%) Manufacturing
3 15 (9.49%) Local Government
4 10 (6.33%) Advertising
4 10 (6.33%) Marketing
5 7 (4.43%) Banking
6 3 (1.90%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 55 (34.81%) Developer
2 39 (24.68%) Analyst
3 26 (16.46%) Test Analyst
4 22 (13.92%) Test Manager
5 18 (11.39%) Software Analyst
5 18 (11.39%) Tester
6 17 (10.76%) QA Manager
7 16 (10.13%) QA Test Manager
7 16 (10.13%) Senior Developer
8 15 (9.49%) Software Test Analyst
9 12 (7.59%) Software Tester
10 11 (6.96%) .NET Developer
11 10 (6.33%) HTML CSS Developer
11 10 (6.33%) HTML Developer
11 10 (6.33%) JavaScript Developer
11 10 (6.33%) MySQL Developer
11 10 (6.33%) PHP Developer
11 10 (6.33%) PHP MySQL Developer
12 9 (5.70%) QA Leader
12 9 (5.70%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (25.32%) HTML
2 39 (24.68%) .NET
3 37 (23.42%) CSS
4 31 (19.62%) HTML5
5 29 (18.35%) Web Services
6 26 (16.46%) ASP.NET
6 26 (16.46%) jQuery
7 23 (14.56%) XML
8 22 (13.92%) ASP.NET MVC
9 20 (12.66%) SOAP
10 18 (11.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 16 (10.13%) WCF
12 15 (9.49%) ASP.NET Web API
12 15 (9.49%) REST
12 15 (9.49%) XSLT
13 10 (6.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 9 (5.70%) .NET Framework
15 8 (5.06%) AngularJS
15 8 (5.06%) Spring
15 8 (5.06%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 41 (25.95%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (12.03%) Data Centre
3 18 (11.39%) Mobile App
4 17 (10.76%) Enterprise Software
5 14 (8.86%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.80%) e-Learning
7 4 (2.53%) PMI
8 2 (1.27%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.63%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.63%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (0.63%) Life Science
9 1 (0.63%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.63%) Social Network
9 1 (0.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.43%) Linux
2 5 (3.16%) Windows
3 4 (2.53%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.63%) Android
4 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.63%) CentOS
4 1 (0.63%) Debian
4 1 (0.63%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (41.77%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (25.95%) MVC
2 41 (25.95%) User Acceptance Testing
3 40 (25.32%) E-Commerce
4 39 (24.68%) Scrum
5 30 (18.99%) Web Development
6 29 (18.35%) Mentoring
7 25 (15.82%) Data Management
7 25 (15.82%) Software Testing
8 23 (14.56%) Business Intelligence
8 23 (14.56%) Integration Testing
8 23 (14.56%) Test Planning
9 22 (13.92%) Defect Management
9 22 (13.92%) Functional Testing
9 22 (13.92%) Time Management
10 21 (13.29%) Regression Testing
11 20 (12.66%) OO
11 20 (12.66%) SOA
11 20 (12.66%) Test Scripting
12 19 (12.03%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (24.68%) JavaScript
1 39 (24.68%) SQL
2 34 (21.52%) C#
3 17 (10.76%) PHP
4 15 (9.49%) C
4 15 (9.49%) XPath
5 14 (8.86%) Java
6 7 (4.43%) PL/SQL
7 4 (2.53%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.90%) Python
8 3 (1.90%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.27%) R
10 1 (0.63%) C++
10 1 (0.63%) Delphi
10 1 (0.63%) Ruby
10 1 (0.63%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (13.29%) Degree
2 12 (7.59%) ISTQB
3 9 (5.70%) ISEB
4 7 (4.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (2.53%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.63%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.27%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.63%) COBIT
2 1 (0.63%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.63%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (4.43%) Docker
2 3 (1.90%) Hyper-V
2 3 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.63%) Nagios
Vendors
1 35 (22.15%) Microsoft
2 20 (12.66%) Oracle
3 3 (1.90%) VMware
4 2 (1.27%) Google
4 2 (1.27%) Tableau
4 2 (1.27%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.63%) Adobe
5 1 (0.63%) Dynatrace
5 1 (0.63%) HP
5 1 (0.63%) New Relic
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