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 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 39 64 56
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -8
Permanent jobs citing QA 99 72 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.65% 3.32% 4.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.56% 25.00% 29.02%
Number of salaries quoted 70 62 58
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £35,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +11.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,450 £32,500 £27,050
10% offered a salary of more than £55,250 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
295 288 255
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.83% 13.27% 14.17%
Number of salaries quoted 211 224 213
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £26,600
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £72,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,792 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.01% +3.52%

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 26 February 2017.

QA Salary Histogram in Birmingham

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 88 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (30.30%) SQL
3 55 (27.78%) Selenium
4 46 (23.23%) Degree
4 46 (23.23%) Finance
5 43 (21.72%) Java
6 41 (20.71%) HTML
7 40 (20.20%) .NET
8 38 (19.19%) Analytical Skills
9 37 (18.69%) C#
10 36 (18.18%) Scrum
10 36 (18.18%) Manual Testing
11 34 (17.17%) SQL Server
12 32 (16.16%) Software Testing
12 32 (16.16%) Test Scripting
13 30 (15.15%) BDD
13 30 (15.15%) JavaScript
13 30 (15.15%) E-Commerce
14 28 (14.14%) Continuous Improvement
15 27 (13.64%) Microsoft
15 27 (13.64%) Games
16 26 (13.13%) ISEB
16 26 (13.13%) SDLC
17 25 (12.63%) CSS
17 25 (12.63%) TDD
18 24 (12.12%) Data Centre
19 23 (11.62%) ASP.NET
20 22 (11.11%) Service Management
20 22 (11.11%) Software Engineering
20 22 (11.11%) JIRA

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 13 (6.57%) Apache
1 13 (6.57%) Apache Spark
2 11 (5.56%) IIS
3 6 (3.03%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.02%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.01%) Drupal
5 2 (1.01%) JBoss
5 2 (1.01%) WordPress
6 1 (0.51%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.51%) CMS
6 1 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 20 (10.10%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.03%) MS Office
3 3 (1.52%) MS Project
4 2 (1.01%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.51%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.51%) InVision
5 1 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (7.07%) assyst
1 14 (7.07%) Sentinel
2 7 (3.54%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.01%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 18 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (4.04%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (3.03%) IaaS
3 6 (3.03%) PaaS
4 1 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.51%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.04%) HTTP
2 4 (2.02%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.51%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (17.17%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.57%) Big Data
2 13 (6.57%) Hadoop
3 8 (4.04%) DB2
3 8 (4.04%) MySQL
4 2 (1.01%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.51%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.51%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.51%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.51%) Flink
5 1 (0.51%) Impala
5 1 (0.51%) MS Access
5 1 (0.51%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.51%) OLAP
5 1 (0.51%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle OLAP
5 1 (0.51%) Riak
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 55 (27.78%) Selenium
2 22 (11.11%) JIRA
2 22 (11.11%) WebDriver
3 21 (10.61%) Visual Studio
4 15 (7.58%) JMeter
5 13 (6.57%) JUnit
6 8 (4.04%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (3.54%) Cucumber
7 7 (3.54%) MSBuild
7 7 (3.54%) TestNG
8 6 (3.03%) SpecFlow
9 5 (2.53%) SoapUI
9 5 (2.53%) Subversion
10 4 (2.02%) Jenkins
11 3 (1.52%) eggPlant
11 3 (1.52%) HP UFT
11 3 (1.52%) JBehave
11 3 (1.52%) Ranorex
11 3 (1.52%) WATIR
12 2 (1.01%) Maven
General
1 46 (23.23%) Finance
2 27 (13.64%) Games
3 12 (6.06%) Banking
4 6 (3.03%) Publishing
4 6 (3.03%) Retail
5 5 (2.53%) Marketing
6 4 (2.02%) Automotive
6 4 (2.02%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.01%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.51%) German Language
8 1 (0.51%) Legal
Job Titles
1 42 (21.21%) Tester
2 37 (18.69%) Analyst
3 28 (14.14%) Test Analyst
4 25 (12.63%) Developer
5 23 (11.62%) QA Tester
6 18 (9.09%) Software Tester
7 16 (8.08%) Architect
8 15 (7.58%) Automation Tester
9 14 (7.07%) Graduate
9 14 (7.07%) Junior
9 14 (7.07%) Security Officer
10 13 (6.57%) QA Leader
10 13 (6.57%) Senior Developer
10 13 (6.57%) Software Analyst
10 13 (6.57%) Software Test Analyst
11 12 (6.06%) .NET Developer
11 12 (6.06%) Games Tester
11 12 (6.06%) Information Officer
11 12 (6.06%) Information Security Officer
11 12 (6.06%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (20.71%) HTML
2 40 (20.20%) .NET
3 25 (12.63%) CSS
4 23 (11.62%) ASP.NET
5 19 (9.60%) AngularJS
5 19 (9.60%) HTML5
6 14 (7.07%) SOAP
6 14 (7.07%) Web Services
7 13 (6.57%) J2EE
8 12 (6.06%) XML
9 9 (4.55%) JSON
10 8 (4.04%) ASP.NET Web API
10 8 (4.04%) jQuery
10 8 (4.04%) REST
11 7 (3.54%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (2.53%) Unity (Game Engine)
13 4 (2.02%) Gherkin
13 4 (2.02%) Spring
13 4 (2.02%) WCF
13 4 (2.02%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 38 (19.19%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (12.12%) Data Centre
3 22 (11.11%) Mobile App
4 18 (9.09%) Computer Science
5 16 (8.08%) Management Information System
6 15 (7.58%) Fintech
7 14 (7.07%) CESG
7 14 (7.07%) Freedom of Information
7 14 (7.07%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (3.03%) CMDB
8 6 (3.03%) Driving Licence
8 6 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (3.03%) Mobile Games
9 5 (2.53%) Blog
9 5 (2.53%) User Experience
10 2 (1.01%) Credit Risk
10 2 (1.01%) Derivative
10 2 (1.01%) iPad
10 2 (1.01%) iPhone
10 2 (1.01%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 9 (4.55%) Android
1 9 (4.55%) Apple iOS
2 6 (3.03%) Linux
2 6 (3.03%) Unix
2 6 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (18.18%) Manual Testing
2 36 (18.18%) Scrum
3 32 (16.16%) Software Testing
3 32 (16.16%) Test Scripting
4 30 (15.15%) BDD
4 30 (15.15%) E-Commerce
5 28 (14.14%) Continuous Improvement
6 26 (13.13%) SDLC
7 25 (12.63%) TDD
8 22 (11.11%) Service Management
8 22 (11.11%) Software Engineering
9 21 (10.61%) Automated Testing
9 21 (10.61%) Automation Testing
9 21 (10.61%) ITIL
9 21 (10.61%) Mentoring
10 20 (10.10%) IT Governance
10 20 (10.10%) ITIL V3
10 20 (10.10%) Service Delivery
10 20 (10.10%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 60 (30.30%) SQL
2 43 (21.72%) Java
3 37 (18.69%) C#
4 30 (15.15%) JavaScript
5 8 (4.04%) T-SQL
6 6 (3.03%) C
7 5 (2.53%) C++
7 5 (2.53%) Objective-C
8 4 (2.02%) Apple Swift
9 3 (1.52%) Perl
10 2 (1.01%) PHP
11 1 (0.51%) Dart
11 1 (0.51%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.51%) Scala
11 1 (0.51%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.51%) XPath
Qualifications
1 46 (23.23%) Degree
2 26 (13.13%) ISEB
3 20 (10.10%) ISTQB
4 17 (8.59%) SC Cleared
4 17 (8.59%) Security Cleared
5 14 (7.07%) CISA
5 14 (7.07%) CISM
5 14 (7.07%) CISSP
5 14 (7.07%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (3.54%) PMP
7 6 (3.03%) PMI Certification
8 5 (2.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (2.02%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (1.01%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (7.07%) Cyber Essentials
2 14 (7.07%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 14 (7.07%) PCI DSS
3 9 (4.55%) SDET
4 4 (2.02%) PMO
5 3 (1.52%) ISO 9001
6 2 (1.01%) P3O
System Software
1 10 (5.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.51%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (3.03%) SCVMM
2 2 (1.01%) TIBCO Hawk
3 1 (0.51%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 27 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 18 (9.09%) Oracle
3 11 (5.56%) HP
4 10 (5.05%) Cisco
4 10 (5.05%) EMC
4 10 (5.05%) IBM
4 10 (5.05%) NetApp
4 10 (5.05%) VMware
5 9 (4.55%) NEC
6 6 (3.03%) BMC
6 6 (3.03%) CheckPoint
6 6 (3.03%) Citrix
6 6 (3.03%) Juniper
7 4 (2.02%) Cognizant
7 4 (2.02%) Symantec
8 2 (1.01%) Adobe
8 2 (1.01%) Google
8 2 (1.01%) Serena
8 2 (1.01%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.51%) Tableau
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