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 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 66 72 43
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -29
Permanent jobs citing QA 76 53 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.19% 2.57% 4.52%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.36% 31.93% 39.58%
Number of salaries quoted 57 47 64
Average salary £40,000 £50,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £38,100 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £62,600
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +3.89%
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
209 166 192
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 8.76% 8.04% 11.43%
Number of salaries quoted 176 143 160
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +16.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £55,000
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 23 October 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Birmingham

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 56 (39.16%) Finance
2 33 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (21.68%) Business Analysis
4 30 (20.98%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (19.58%) Degree
6 25 (17.48%) Banking
6 25 (17.48%) User Acceptance Testing
6 25 (17.48%) Stakeholder Management
7 23 (16.08%) Project Management
8 19 (13.29%) Retail
8 19 (13.29%) Software Testing
9 17 (11.89%) Oracle
10 16 (11.19%) Computer Science
11 15 (10.49%) SQL
11 15 (10.49%) MS Office
12 14 (9.79%) C#
12 14 (9.79%) Economics
12 14 (9.79%) BDD
13 13 (9.09%) Test Scripting
13 13 (9.09%) .NET
13 13 (9.09%) GAP Analysis
13 13 (9.09%) Scrum
14 12 (8.39%) Programme Management
14 12 (8.39%) SQL Server
14 12 (8.39%) CRM
14 12 (8.39%) Microsoft
14 12 (8.39%) System Testing
14 12 (8.39%) Selenium
14 12 (8.39%) Credit Risk
14 12 (8.39%) ISTQB

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 (1.40%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.40%) TPMS
2 1 (0.70%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (0.70%) CMS
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 15 (10.49%) MS Office
2 10 (6.99%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.10%) MS Project
4 2 (1.40%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.70%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 6 (4.20%) Oracle ERP
2 5 (3.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.40%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.29%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.39%) SQL Server
1 12 (8.39%) Relational Database
2 8 (5.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (4.20%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (2.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.40%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.40%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (8.39%) Selenium
2 11 (7.69%) JIRA
3 5 (3.50%) WebDriver
3 5 (3.50%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (2.10%) JUnit
4 3 (2.10%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.40%) SoapUI
5 2 (1.40%) LoadUI
5 2 (1.40%) Spock
5 2 (1.40%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (1.40%) JMeter
5 2 (1.40%) jMock
5 2 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.70%) Xcode
6 1 (0.70%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.70%) Selenium IDE
General
1 56 (39.16%) Finance
2 25 (17.48%) Banking
3 19 (13.29%) Retail
4 11 (7.69%) Investment Banking
5 8 (5.59%) Legal
6 6 (4.20%) Billing
7 2 (1.40%) Law
7 2 (1.40%) Marketing
7 2 (1.40%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.40%) Advertising
7 2 (1.40%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.70%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.70%) Front Office
8 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.70%) Publishing
8 1 (0.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 75 (52.45%) Analyst
2 40 (27.97%) Business Analyst
3 15 (10.49%) Test Analyst
4 12 (8.39%) Tester
4 12 (8.39%) QA Analyst
5 11 (7.69%) Developer
6 10 (6.99%) Architect
6 10 (6.99%) Solutions Architect
6 10 (6.99%) QA Tester
7 7 (4.90%) Software Tester
7 7 (4.90%) Risk Analyst
7 7 (4.90%) Quality Analyst
7 7 (4.90%) Lead Business Analyst
7 7 (4.90%) PMO Analyst
7 7 (4.90%) Test Manager
8 6 (4.20%) Functional Architect
8 6 (4.20%) Financial Business Analyst
8 6 (4.20%) Financial Services Business Analyst
8 6 (4.20%) Oracle Architect
8 6 (4.20%) Oracle Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.09%) .NET
2 11 (7.69%) HTML
2 11 (7.69%) HTML5
3 10 (6.99%) ASP.NET
4 9 (6.29%) CSS
4 9 (6.29%) CSS3
4 9 (6.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 7 (4.90%) ASP.NET Web API
6 6 (4.20%) WebCenter
7 5 (3.50%) J2EE
8 4 (2.80%) Web Services
8 4 (2.80%) REST
9 3 (2.10%) XML
10 2 (1.40%) JMS
10 2 (1.40%) Middleware
10 2 (1.40%) SOAP
10 2 (1.40%) WCF
10 2 (1.40%) jQuery
10 2 (1.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 1 (0.70%) Cocoa Touch
Miscellaneous
1 30 (20.98%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (11.19%) Computer Science
3 14 (9.79%) Economics
4 12 (8.39%) Credit Risk
5 6 (4.20%) Smart Meter
6 3 (2.10%) Market Risk
7 2 (1.40%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.40%) Derivative
7 2 (1.40%) FMCG
7 2 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.70%) iPhone
8 1 (0.70%) PMI
8 1 (0.70%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.70%) Open Source
8 1 (0.70%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.70%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.70%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.70%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.70%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.90%) UNIX
1 7 (4.90%) Windows
2 2 (1.40%) Linux
3 1 (0.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (21.68%) Business Analysis
3 25 (17.48%) Stakeholder Management
3 25 (17.48%) User Acceptance Testing
4 23 (16.08%) Project Management
5 19 (13.29%) Software Testing
6 14 (9.79%) BDD
7 13 (9.09%) Test Scripting
7 13 (9.09%) Scrum
7 13 (9.09%) GAP Analysis
8 12 (8.39%) Programme Management
8 12 (8.39%) CRM
8 12 (8.39%) System Testing
8 12 (8.39%) Mentoring
9 11 (7.69%) Change Control
9 11 (7.69%) Quality Management
9 11 (7.69%) Supplier Management
9 11 (7.69%) Data Analysis
10 10 (6.99%) MVC
10 10 (6.99%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (10.49%) SQL
2 14 (9.79%) C#
3 8 (5.59%) VB.NET
4 7 (4.90%) T-SQL
5 6 (4.20%) Java
6 3 (2.10%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.40%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.70%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.70%) RPG
8 1 (0.70%) Delphi
8 1 (0.70%) C
Qualifications
1 28 (19.58%) Degree
2 12 (8.39%) ISTQB
3 11 (7.69%) ISEB
4 10 (6.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (6.29%) SC Cleared
5 9 (6.29%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.70%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.70%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.10%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (11.89%) Oracle
2 12 (8.39%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.20%) Hyperion
4 3 (2.10%) HP
4 3 (2.10%) SAP
5 2 (1.40%) EMC
5 2 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.40%) Isilon
5 2 (1.40%) Twitter
6 1 (0.70%) Symantec
6 1 (0.70%) Saba
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