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 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 55 43 66
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +23
Permanent jobs citing QA 117 95 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.73% 5.07% 3.38%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.47% 38.31% 37.44%
Number of salaries quoted 88 86 62
Median salary £35,000 £32,500 £42,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,700 £24,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,250 £58,750 £78,400
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,800
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.09%
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
397 248 211
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.06% 13.23% 9.04%
Number of salaries quoted 225 205 174
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,800 £24,750 £25,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £76,250 £61,250
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +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 30 September 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Birmingham

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 79 (35.11%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (33.78%) SQL
3 53 (23.56%) Finance
4 48 (21.33%) HTML
5 45 (20.00%) CSS
6 44 (19.56%) JavaScript
6 44 (19.56%) .NET
6 44 (19.56%) Software Testing
7 42 (18.67%) C#
7 42 (18.67%) MVC
8 41 (18.22%) E-Commerce
8 41 (18.22%) Microsoft
8 41 (18.22%) Degree
8 41 (18.22%) SDLC
9 36 (16.00%) Mobile App
10 35 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
10 35 (15.56%) Git (software)
10 35 (15.56%) ISEB
11 34 (15.11%) Scrum
11 34 (15.11%) HTML5
12 33 (14.67%) Test Scripting
12 33 (14.67%) Manual Testing
13 32 (14.22%) JIRA
13 32 (14.22%) Games
14 31 (13.78%) ASP.NET
14 31 (13.78%) jQuery
15 29 (12.89%) Business Intelligence
15 29 (12.89%) MySQL
15 29 (12.89%) Marketing
16 27 (12.00%) ISTQB

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 20 (8.89%) CMS
2 10 (4.44%) BizTalk Server
3 9 (4.00%) SharePoint
3 9 (4.00%) WordPress
4 7 (3.11%) IIS
5 6 (2.67%) Documentum
5 6 (2.67%) FileNet
6 4 (1.78%) Apache
7 3 (1.33%) Moodle
8 1 (0.44%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 23 (10.22%) Photoshop
2 22 (9.78%) MS Excel
3 15 (6.67%) MS Office
4 7 (3.11%) MS Project
5 6 (2.67%) MS Visio
5 6 (2.67%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (1.33%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.89%) EViews
Business Applications
1 13 (5.78%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.22%) SaaS
3 4 (1.78%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.78%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (1.78%) IaaS
3 4 (1.78%) PaaS
4 1 (0.44%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.78%) Unified Communications
2 1 (0.44%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (12.89%) MySQL
2 22 (9.78%) SQL Server
3 11 (4.89%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.78%) DB2
5 2 (0.89%) MariaDB
5 2 (0.89%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.89%) QlikView
5 2 (0.89%) Spotfire
5 2 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.44%) Big Data
6 1 (0.44%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.44%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 35 (15.56%) Git (software)
2 32 (14.22%) JIRA
3 27 (12.00%) Selenium
4 16 (7.11%) Visual Studio
5 15 (6.67%) Subversion
5 15 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (6.22%) WebDriver
7 12 (5.33%) Jenkins
8 5 (2.22%) SilkPerformer
9 3 (1.33%) Cucumber
9 3 (1.33%) HP UFT
9 3 (1.33%) LoadRunner
9 3 (1.33%) NUnit
9 3 (1.33%) SpecFlow
9 3 (1.33%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.89%) JUnit
10 2 (0.89%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 1 (0.44%) Ant
11 1 (0.44%) SilkTest
General
1 53 (23.56%) Finance
2 32 (14.22%) Games
3 29 (12.89%) Marketing
4 21 (9.33%) Manufacturing
5 20 (8.89%) Advertising
6 7 (3.11%) Banking
7 5 (2.22%) Back Office
8 4 (1.78%) Legal
8 4 (1.78%) Publishing
8 4 (1.78%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.33%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.89%) Retail
10 2 (0.89%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.44%) Automotive
11 1 (0.44%) Law
Job Titles
1 57 (25.33%) Analyst
2 52 (23.11%) Developer
3 40 (17.78%) Test Analyst
4 30 (13.33%) Tester
5 23 (10.22%) PHP Developer
6 20 (8.89%) HTML CSS Developer
6 20 (8.89%) HTML Developer
6 20 (8.89%) JavaScript Developer
6 20 (8.89%) MySQL Developer
6 20 (8.89%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 20 (8.89%) QA Tester
7 19 (8.44%) Junior
7 19 (8.44%) Software Analyst
7 19 (8.44%) Software Test Analyst
8 18 (8.00%) QA Analyst
9 16 (7.11%) Test Leader
10 15 (6.67%) QA Manager
11 14 (6.22%) Senior Analyst
11 14 (6.22%) Test Manager
12 13 (5.78%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (21.33%) HTML
2 45 (20.00%) CSS
3 44 (19.56%) .NET
4 34 (15.11%) HTML5
5 31 (13.78%) ASP.NET
5 31 (13.78%) jQuery
6 26 (11.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 20 (8.89%) Web Services
8 17 (7.56%) ASP.NET MVC
9 12 (5.33%) XML
10 11 (4.89%) ASP.NET Web API
11 10 (4.44%) AngularJS
11 10 (4.44%) REST
11 10 (4.44%) SOAP
11 10 (4.44%) WCF
11 10 (4.44%) XSLT
12 6 (2.67%) .NET Framework
12 6 (2.67%) J2EE
12 6 (2.67%) WSDL
12 6 (2.67%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (16.00%) Mobile App
2 35 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (8.44%) Data Centre
4 18 (8.00%) Computer Science
5 14 (6.22%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (4.44%) e-Learning
7 8 (3.56%) Virtual Team
8 6 (2.67%) PMI
9 5 (2.22%) Management Information System
9 5 (2.22%) Mobile Games
10 4 (1.78%) CMDB
10 4 (1.78%) Derivative
10 4 (1.78%) Economics
11 3 (1.33%) VLE
12 2 (0.89%) Credit Risk
12 2 (0.89%) User Experience
12 2 (0.89%) Visualisation
13 1 (0.44%) Driving Licence
13 1 (0.44%) Fintech
13 1 (0.44%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.22%) Unix
1 5 (2.22%) Windows
2 3 (1.33%) Android
2 3 (1.33%) Apple iOS
2 3 (1.33%) Linux
3 1 (0.44%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (35.11%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (19.56%) Software Testing
3 42 (18.67%) MVC
4 41 (18.22%) E-Commerce
4 41 (18.22%) SDLC
5 34 (15.11%) Scrum
6 33 (14.67%) Manual Testing
6 33 (14.67%) Test Scripting
7 29 (12.89%) Business Intelligence
8 27 (12.00%) Test Management
9 26 (11.56%) User Acceptance Testing
10 25 (11.11%) Project Management
10 25 (11.11%) Web Development
11 24 (10.67%) Defect Tracking
11 24 (10.67%) OO
11 24 (10.67%) Test Strategy
11 24 (10.67%) Web Design
12 23 (10.22%) Mentoring
13 22 (9.78%) Defect Management
13 22 (9.78%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 76 (33.78%) SQL
2 44 (19.56%) JavaScript
3 42 (18.67%) C#
4 26 (11.56%) PHP
5 15 (6.67%) Java
6 12 (5.33%) C
7 10 (4.44%) XPath
8 5 (2.22%) VB.NET
9 4 (1.78%) Apple Swift
9 4 (1.78%) Objective-C
9 4 (1.78%) R
9 4 (1.78%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.33%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.89%) Python
12 1 (0.44%) Delphi
12 1 (0.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 41 (18.22%) Degree
2 35 (15.56%) ISEB
3 27 (12.00%) ISTQB
4 10 (4.44%) PMI Certification
5 7 (3.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (1.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.78%) PMP
7 2 (0.89%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.44%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.33%) P3O
2 2 (0.89%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.89%) SDET
3 1 (0.44%) COBIT
3 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (3.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.78%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (1.78%) SCVMM
2 1 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.44%) SCCM
Vendors
1 41 (18.22%) Microsoft
2 26 (11.56%) Oracle
3 9 (4.00%) HP
3 9 (4.00%) VMware
4 8 (3.56%) Cisco
4 8 (3.56%) EMC
4 8 (3.56%) IBM
4 8 (3.56%) NetApp
5 6 (2.67%) Serena
6 4 (1.78%) BMC
6 4 (1.78%) CheckPoint
6 4 (1.78%) Citrix
6 4 (1.78%) Juniper
6 4 (1.78%) Symantec
7 2 (0.89%) SAP
7 2 (0.89%) Tableau
7 2 (0.89%) TIBCO
7 2 (0.89%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.44%) Google
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits / Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £27500 - £32500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £70000.00 per annum + 10% bonus, car, pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Hydrogen Group
Salary: £40000.00 - £53500.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 24 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 24 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago