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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 73 54 56
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +2
Permanent jobs citing QA 57 68 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.16% 3.76% 3.44%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.84% 44.74% 37.04%
Number of salaries quoted 41 67 49
Average salary £35,000 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £34,800 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.49% -
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
179 152 162
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 9.92% 8.41% 9.28%
Number of salaries quoted 137 137 129
Average salary £42,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.52% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £29,500 £23,550
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £55,000 £100,000
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 24 April 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Birmingham

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 60 (42.55%) Finance
2 43 (30.50%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (19.15%) Mentoring
4 26 (18.44%) Degree
5 24 (17.02%) ISTQB
5 24 (17.02%) ISEB
6 23 (16.31%) Test Scripting
7 22 (15.60%) Software Testing
8 20 (14.18%) SQL
9 19 (13.48%) User Acceptance Testing
10 18 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
10 18 (12.77%) Java
11 17 (12.06%) Integration Testing
12 16 (11.35%) Microsoft
13 15 (10.64%) Banking
13 15 (10.64%) System Testing
13 15 (10.64%) Selenium
14 14 (9.93%) Subversion
14 14 (9.93%) Scrum
15 13 (9.22%) Change Management
15 13 (9.22%) C#
16 12 (8.51%) Windows
16 12 (8.51%) MS Excel
16 12 (8.51%) Automated Testing
16 12 (8.51%) Relational Database
17 11 (7.80%) Coaching
17 11 (7.80%) Manual Testing
18 10 (7.09%) Retail
18 10 (7.09%) .NET
18 10 (7.09%) Project Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 3 (2.13%) IIS
1 3 (2.13%) Umbraco
2 1 (0.71%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 12 (8.51%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.26%) MS Office
3 1 (0.71%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.84%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (2.84%) Scribe Insight
2 1 (0.71%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.71%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.71%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.71%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.71%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.71%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.42%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.51%) Relational Database
2 8 (5.67%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (2.13%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.42%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.42%) RavenDB
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 15 (10.64%) Selenium
2 14 (9.93%) Subversion
3 9 (6.38%) JIRA
4 7 (4.96%) Git (software)
5 6 (4.26%) FitNesse
5 6 (4.26%) QuickTest Pro
6 4 (2.84%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (2.84%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.42%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.71%) Mockito
8 1 (0.71%) Mocha
8 1 (0.71%) Ranorex
8 1 (0.71%) eggPlant
8 1 (0.71%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.71%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.71%) Xcode
8 1 (0.71%) NUnit
8 1 (0.71%) TestNG
General
1 60 (42.55%) Finance
2 15 (10.64%) Banking
3 10 (7.09%) Retail
3 10 (7.09%) Marketing
4 9 (6.38%) Telecoms
5 7 (4.96%) Investment Banking
6 5 (3.55%) Legal
7 4 (2.84%) Law
7 4 (2.84%) Games
8 2 (1.42%) Advertising
9 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 40 (28.37%) Analyst
2 29 (20.57%) Test Analyst
3 19 (13.48%) Developer
4 13 (9.22%) Consultant
4 13 (9.22%) Tester
5 11 (7.80%) Java Developer
5 11 (7.80%) Test Consultant
5 11 (7.80%) Software Test Analyst
6 10 (7.09%) QA Tester
6 10 (7.09%) Test Manager
7 8 (5.67%) Sales Consultant
7 8 (5.67%) Pre Sales Consultant
8 7 (4.96%) Senior Java Developer
8 7 (4.96%) Business Analyst
8 7 (4.96%) QA Manager
8 7 (4.96%) Senior Developer
9 5 (3.55%) Architect
9 5 (3.55%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (2.84%) Software Tester
10 4 (2.84%) CRM Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.09%) .NET
1 10 (7.09%) RESTful
2 7 (4.96%) Web Services
3 5 (3.55%) XML
3 5 (3.55%) WPF
4 3 (2.13%) CSLA
4 3 (2.13%) JSON
4 3 (2.13%) HTML5
4 3 (2.13%) REST
4 3 (2.13%) Ajax
4 3 (2.13%) HTML
4 3 (2.13%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.13%) WCF
5 2 (1.42%) J2EE
5 2 (1.42%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.42%) Java EE
5 2 (1.42%) DirectX
5 2 (1.42%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (1.42%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.71%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.38%) Open Source
3 7 (4.96%) Equities
4 6 (4.26%) Mathematics
4 6 (4.26%) E-Learning
5 4 (2.84%) Social Media
5 4 (2.84%) Digital Media
5 4 (2.84%) Algorithms
6 3 (2.13%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.42%) Blog
7 2 (1.42%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.71%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.71%) Statistics
8 1 (0.71%) CMDB
8 1 (0.71%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.71%) New Media
8 1 (0.71%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.51%) Windows
2 3 (2.13%) Linux
2 3 (2.13%) UNIX
3 1 (0.71%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (30.50%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (19.15%) Mentoring
3 23 (16.31%) Test Scripting
4 22 (15.60%) Software Testing
5 19 (13.48%) User Acceptance Testing
6 17 (12.06%) Integration Testing
7 15 (10.64%) System Testing
8 14 (9.93%) Scrum
9 13 (9.22%) Change Management
10 12 (8.51%) Automated Testing
11 11 (7.80%) Manual Testing
11 11 (7.80%) Coaching
12 10 (7.09%) Functional Testing
12 10 (7.09%) Digital Marketing
12 10 (7.09%) Project Management
13 9 (6.38%) OO
13 9 (6.38%) Test Automation
13 9 (6.38%) BDD
14 8 (5.67%) Time Management
14 8 (5.67%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 20 (14.18%) SQL
2 18 (12.77%) Java
3 13 (9.22%) C#
4 8 (5.67%) JavaScript
4 8 (5.67%) C
5 4 (2.84%) C++
6 3 (2.13%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.71%) PHP
7 1 (0.71%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (18.44%) Degree
2 24 (17.02%) ISEB
2 24 (17.02%) ISTQB
3 8 (5.67%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.67%) Security Cleared
4 6 (4.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.71%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.42%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.71%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (2.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (2.84%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.42%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (11.35%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.26%) HP
3 2 (1.42%) LANDesk
4 1 (0.71%) Telerik
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle
4 1 (0.71%) Business Objects
4 1 (0.71%) SAP
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