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 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 45 53 63
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +10
Permanent jobs citing QA 119 93 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.07% 4.59% 3.44%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.51% 36.19% 38.73%
Number of salaries quoted 103 86 56
Median salary £37,500 £42,500 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,750 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £78,000 £54,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
390 257 173
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.62% 12.70% 8.87%
Number of salaries quoted 242 219 139
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,650 £26,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,274 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.44% +4.38%

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 29 July 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Birmingham

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (38.92%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (34.98%) SQL
3 58 (28.57%) HTML
4 55 (27.09%) CSS
5 54 (26.60%) JavaScript
6 53 (26.11%) E-Commerce
7 50 (24.63%) MVC
8 43 (21.18%) .NET
9 42 (20.69%) Finance
9 42 (20.69%) HTML5
10 40 (19.70%) jQuery
11 38 (18.72%) Software Testing
11 38 (18.72%) Analytical Skills
12 37 (18.23%) Git (software)
13 36 (17.73%) C#
13 36 (17.73%) Microsoft
14 35 (17.24%) User Acceptance Testing
15 34 (16.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 32 (15.76%) Scrum
17 31 (15.27%) PHP
18 30 (14.78%) OO
18 30 (14.78%) ASP.NET
18 30 (14.78%) Test Scripting
19 29 (14.29%) Marketing
20 28 (13.79%) Web Development
21 27 (13.30%) Degree
21 27 (13.30%) MySQL
22 26 (12.81%) Photoshop
22 26 (12.81%) Web Design
22 26 (12.81%) Manual Testing

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 24 (11.82%) CMS
2 11 (5.42%) BizTalk Server
2 11 (5.42%) WordPress
3 10 (4.93%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.96%) IIS
5 4 (1.97%) Documentum
5 4 (1.97%) FileNet
6 3 (1.48%) Apache
7 2 (0.99%) Moodle
8 1 (0.49%) nginx
Applications
1 26 (12.81%) Photoshop
2 16 (7.88%) MS Office
3 10 (4.93%) MS Excel
4 7 (3.45%) MS Project
5 6 (2.96%) MS Visio
5 6 (2.96%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.99%) EViews
6 2 (0.99%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 13 (6.40%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.46%) SaaS
3 2 (0.99%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.49%) Asterisk PBX
1 1 (0.49%) DNS
1 1 (0.49%) Skype
1 1 (0.49%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (13.30%) MySQL
2 17 (8.37%) SQL Server
3 12 (5.91%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.48%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.99%) QlikView
5 2 (0.99%) Spotfire
6 1 (0.49%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 37 (18.23%) Git (software)
2 22 (10.84%) Selenium
3 21 (10.34%) JIRA
4 17 (8.37%) WebDriver
5 16 (7.88%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (7.39%) Visual Studio
7 13 (6.40%) Subversion
8 5 (2.46%) JUnit
8 5 (2.46%) SilkPerformer
9 4 (1.97%) Cucumber
9 4 (1.97%) Jenkins
10 3 (1.48%) Ant
10 3 (1.48%) HP UFT
11 2 (0.99%) LoadRunner
11 2 (0.99%) MSBuild
11 2 (0.99%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.99%) SpecFlow
11 2 (0.99%) Visual Studio Team System
12 1 (0.49%) JBehave
12 1 (0.49%) Ranorex
General
1 42 (20.69%) Finance
2 29 (14.29%) Marketing
3 25 (12.32%) Manufacturing
4 24 (11.82%) Advertising
5 21 (10.34%) Games
6 9 (4.43%) Banking
7 5 (2.46%) Back Office
8 4 (1.97%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.97%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.48%) Legal
10 2 (0.99%) Retail
10 2 (0.99%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.49%) Law
Job Titles
1 62 (30.54%) Developer
2 58 (28.57%) Analyst
3 41 (20.20%) Test Analyst
4 26 (12.81%) PHP Developer
5 25 (12.32%) Test Manager
6 24 (11.82%) HTML CSS Developer
6 24 (11.82%) HTML Developer
6 24 (11.82%) JavaScript Developer
6 24 (11.82%) MySQL Developer
6 24 (11.82%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 22 (10.84%) Tester
8 21 (10.34%) Software Analyst
8 21 (10.34%) Software Test Analyst
9 19 (9.36%) QA Manager
10 18 (8.87%) QA Test Manager
11 16 (7.88%) QA Analyst
12 15 (7.39%) .NET Developer
13 14 (6.90%) Senior Analyst
13 14 (6.90%) Senior Test Analyst
13 14 (6.90%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (28.57%) HTML
2 55 (27.09%) CSS
3 43 (21.18%) .NET
4 42 (20.69%) HTML5
5 40 (19.70%) jQuery
6 34 (16.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 30 (14.78%) ASP.NET
8 24 (11.82%) Web Services
9 21 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC
10 15 (7.39%) XML
11 12 (5.91%) ASP.NET Web API
11 12 (5.91%) WCF
12 11 (5.42%) AngularJS
12 11 (5.42%) REST
12 11 (5.42%) SOAP
12 11 (5.42%) XSLT
13 10 (4.93%) .NET Framework
14 9 (4.43%) WSDL
14 9 (4.43%) XHTML
15 5 (2.46%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 38 (18.72%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (10.84%) Mobile App
3 20 (9.85%) Data Centre
4 14 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (6.40%) Computer Science
6 10 (4.93%) Virtual Team
7 9 (4.43%) e-Learning
8 6 (2.96%) PMI
9 5 (2.46%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.99%) Derivative
10 2 (0.99%) Economics
10 2 (0.99%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.99%) VLE
11 1 (0.49%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.49%) Inversion of Control
11 1 (0.49%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.49%) Social Network
11 1 (0.49%) Statistics
11 1 (0.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.46%) Linux
2 3 (1.48%) Unix
2 3 (1.48%) Windows
3 2 (0.99%) Android
3 2 (0.99%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.49%) CentOS
4 1 (0.49%) Debian
4 1 (0.49%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.49%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (38.92%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (26.11%) E-Commerce
3 50 (24.63%) MVC
4 38 (18.72%) Software Testing
5 35 (17.24%) User Acceptance Testing
6 32 (15.76%) Scrum
7 30 (14.78%) OO
7 30 (14.78%) Test Scripting
8 28 (13.79%) Web Development
9 26 (12.81%) Manual Testing
9 26 (12.81%) Web Design
10 25 (12.32%) SDLC
11 24 (11.82%) Data Management
11 24 (11.82%) Mentoring
11 24 (11.82%) OO PHP
11 24 (11.82%) Performance Testing
12 23 (11.33%) Defect Management
12 23 (11.33%) Integration Testing
12 23 (11.33%) Regression Testing
12 23 (11.33%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 71 (34.98%) SQL
2 54 (26.60%) JavaScript
3 36 (17.73%) C#
4 31 (15.27%) PHP
5 12 (5.91%) C
5 12 (5.91%) Java
6 11 (5.42%) XPath
7 6 (2.96%) PL/SQL
8 5 (2.46%) VB.NET
9 4 (1.97%) R
9 4 (1.97%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.99%) Python
11 1 (0.49%) Delphi
11 1 (0.49%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.49%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 27 (13.30%) Degree
2 24 (11.82%) ISTQB
3 22 (10.84%) ISEB
4 6 (2.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (2.96%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.48%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.49%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.49%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.48%) P3O
2 2 (0.99%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.99%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.49%) COBIT
3 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.49%) SDET
System Software
1 4 (1.97%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.49%) Nagios
1 1 (0.49%) SCCM
Vendors
1 36 (17.73%) Microsoft
2 19 (9.36%) Oracle
3 6 (2.96%) Serena
4 2 (0.99%) Google
4 2 (0.99%) Tableau
4 2 (0.99%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.49%) HP
5 1 (0.49%) SAP
5 1 (0.49%) VMware
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