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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 40 60 55
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -5
Permanent jobs citing QA 102 72 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.21% 3.28% 3.96%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.59% 37.70% 46.45%
Number of salaries quoted 92 58 81
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% -22.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,050 £30,650 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £79,750 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
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
234 191 183
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 11.95% 8.71% 8.53%
Number of salaries quoted 199 150 165
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% -12.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 4 September 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Birmingham

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 66 (42.58%) Finance
2 47 (30.32%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (28.39%) Java
4 41 (26.45%) ISEB
5 36 (23.23%) Software Testing
5 36 (23.23%) ISTQB
6 29 (18.71%) SDLC
7 27 (17.42%) Selenium
8 25 (16.13%) Automated Testing
9 24 (15.48%) C#
9 24 (15.48%) .NET
10 22 (14.19%) HTML
10 22 (14.19%) JavaScript
10 22 (14.19%) Degree
10 22 (14.19%) Test Strategy
11 20 (12.90%) Banking
11 20 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
12 19 (12.26%) OO
13 18 (11.61%) Manual Testing
14 17 (10.97%) Performance Testing
15 16 (10.32%) SQL
15 16 (10.32%) User Acceptance Testing
15 16 (10.32%) Test Scripting
15 16 (10.32%) RESTful
16 15 (9.68%) ASP.NET
16 15 (9.68%) Change Management
17 14 (9.03%) Open Source
17 14 (9.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 14 (9.03%) Analytical Skills
18 13 (8.39%) Investment Banking

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 5 (3.23%) WebLogic
1 5 (3.23%) Tomcat
1 5 (3.23%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.29%) OpenEdge
3 1 (0.65%) CMS
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.65%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (8.39%) MS Excel
2 12 (7.74%) MS Office
3 2 (1.29%) MS Project
4 1 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.29%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.23%) SaaS
2 4 (2.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.29%) PaaS
3 2 (1.29%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.65%) LAN
1 1 (0.65%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.74%) NoSQL
2 6 (3.87%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.58%) MySQL
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (0.65%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 27 (17.42%) Selenium
2 12 (7.74%) Subversion
2 12 (7.74%) Git (software)
3 10 (6.45%) HP UFT
4 7 (4.52%) LoadRunner
5 5 (3.23%) WebDriver
5 5 (3.23%) JIRA
6 4 (2.58%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (2.58%) Bugzilla
7 2 (1.29%) JUnit
7 2 (1.29%) WebSpeed
7 2 (1.29%) FitNesse
7 2 (1.29%) Hudson
8 1 (0.65%) Ranorex
8 1 (0.65%) eggPlant
8 1 (0.65%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.65%) Introscope
8 1 (0.65%) JMeter
8 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
General
1 66 (42.58%) Finance
2 20 (12.90%) Banking
3 13 (8.39%) Investment Banking
4 8 (5.16%) Retail
5 6 (3.87%) Games
5 6 (3.87%) Legal
6 4 (2.58%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.94%) Advertising
8 2 (1.29%) Publishing
8 2 (1.29%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.29%) Automotive
8 2 (1.29%) Local Government
8 2 (1.29%) Marketing
9 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 29 (18.71%) Analyst
2 22 (14.19%) Developer
3 20 (12.90%) Test Manager
4 17 (10.97%) Consultant
4 17 (10.97%) Tester
5 15 (9.68%) Test Consultant
6 14 (9.03%) Test Analyst
6 14 (9.03%) Java Developer
7 12 (7.74%) Senior Developer
7 12 (7.74%) Senior Java Developer
8 11 (7.10%) Test Leader
9 8 (5.16%) QA Analyst
10 7 (4.52%) PMO Manager
10 7 (4.52%) QA Engineer
10 7 (4.52%) Test Engineer
11 6 (3.87%) Software Tester
11 6 (3.87%) QA Manager
11 6 (3.87%) QA Tester
11 6 (3.87%) Automation Analyst
12 5 (3.23%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (15.48%) .NET
2 22 (14.19%) HTML
3 16 (10.32%) RESTful
4 15 (9.68%) ASP.NET
5 7 (4.52%) Web Services
6 6 (3.87%) CSS
7 5 (3.23%) J2EE
8 3 (1.94%) Velocity
8 3 (1.94%) HTML5
9 2 (1.29%) XML
9 2 (1.29%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.29%) Java EE
10 1 (0.65%) WSDL
10 1 (0.65%) CSS3
10 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 1 (0.65%) Razor View Engine
10 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (0.65%) jQuery
10 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.03%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.74%) Computer Science
2 12 (7.74%) Equities
3 8 (5.16%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.23%) N-Tier
5 4 (2.58%) PMI
6 3 (1.94%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.94%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.29%) Streaming Media
7 2 (1.29%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.29%) Mobile Games
7 2 (1.29%) iPhone
7 2 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.65%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.65%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.10%) UNIX
2 8 (5.16%) Windows
3 3 (1.94%) Android
4 2 (1.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (30.32%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (23.23%) Software Testing
3 29 (18.71%) SDLC
4 25 (16.13%) Automated Testing
5 22 (14.19%) Test Strategy
6 20 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
7 19 (12.26%) OO
8 18 (11.61%) Manual Testing
9 17 (10.97%) Performance Testing
10 16 (10.32%) Test Scripting
10 16 (10.32%) User Acceptance Testing
11 15 (9.68%) Change Management
12 14 (9.03%) Open Source
13 12 (7.74%) Unit Testing
13 12 (7.74%) OOD
13 12 (7.74%) Test Automation
13 12 (7.74%) Mentoring
14 11 (7.10%) ITIL
14 11 (7.10%) Data Protection
15 10 (6.45%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 44 (28.39%) Java
2 24 (15.48%) C#
3 22 (14.19%) JavaScript
4 16 (10.32%) SQL
5 12 (7.74%) VB.NET
6 5 (3.23%) C
7 3 (1.94%) Ruby
7 3 (1.94%) Python
8 2 (1.29%) Progress 4GL
8 2 (1.29%) PHP
8 2 (1.29%) Groovy
8 2 (1.29%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.65%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.65%) JCL
Qualifications
1 41 (26.45%) ISEB
2 36 (23.23%) ISTQB
3 22 (14.19%) Degree
4 14 (9.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (2.58%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.52%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (1.94%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.65%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.65%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.65%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.65%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 11 (7.10%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.87%) Planview
3 5 (3.23%) HP
3 5 (3.23%) Oracle
4 4 (2.58%) SAP
5 3 (1.94%) VMware
6 2 (1.29%) Progress
7 1 (0.65%) Cisco
7 1 (0.65%) Symantec
7 1 (0.65%) hybris
7 1 (0.65%) AppDynamics
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