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 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 52 40 59
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +19
Permanent jobs citing QA 113 109 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.78% 5.46% 3.54%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.68% 41.60% 36.23%
Number of salaries quoted 91 99 60
Median salary £37,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,400 £32,450
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £54,200 £78,250
UK excluding London median salary £41,333 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
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
394 262 207
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.68% 13.11% 9.77%
Number of salaries quoted 228 216 164
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,400 £26,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 24 August 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Birmingham

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 80 (37.74%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (32.55%) SQL
3 55 (25.94%) HTML
4 52 (24.53%) JavaScript
4 52 (24.53%) CSS
5 50 (23.58%) MVC
5 50 (23.58%) Finance
6 47 (22.17%) .NET
6 47 (22.17%) E-Commerce
7 43 (20.28%) C#
8 41 (19.34%) Software Testing
8 41 (19.34%) Git (software)
9 40 (18.87%) HTML5
10 39 (18.40%) Analytical Skills
10 39 (18.40%) Microsoft
11 37 (17.45%) jQuery
12 34 (16.04%) Test Scripting
12 34 (16.04%) User Acceptance Testing
13 33 (15.57%) ASP.NET
13 33 (15.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 32 (15.09%) SDLC
14 32 (15.09%) PHP
15 31 (14.62%) Scrum
15 31 (14.62%) Web Development
16 30 (14.15%) MySQL
17 29 (13.68%) OO
17 29 (13.68%) Marketing
17 29 (13.68%) Degree
18 28 (13.21%) Test Management
18 28 (13.21%) Web Design

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 (11.32%) CMS
2 12 (5.66%) BizTalk Server
3 11 (5.19%) WordPress
4 10 (4.72%) SharePoint
5 8 (3.77%) IIS
6 6 (2.83%) Documentum
6 6 (2.83%) FileNet
7 4 (1.89%) Apache
8 3 (1.42%) Moodle
9 1 (0.47%) nginx
Applications
1 27 (12.74%) Photoshop
2 17 (8.02%) MS Office
3 13 (6.13%) MS Excel
4 7 (3.30%) MS Project
5 6 (2.83%) MS Visio
5 6 (2.83%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (1.42%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.94%) EViews
Business Applications
1 13 (6.13%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.36%) SaaS
3 2 (0.94%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.47%) Asterisk PBX
1 1 (0.47%) DNS
1 1 (0.47%) Skype
1 1 (0.47%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (14.15%) MySQL
2 20 (9.43%) SQL Server
3 12 (5.66%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.94%) MariaDB
4 2 (0.94%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.94%) QlikView
4 2 (0.94%) Spotfire
4 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.47%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 41 (19.34%) Git (software)
2 24 (11.32%) JIRA
2 24 (11.32%) Selenium
3 18 (8.49%) Visual Studio
4 17 (8.02%) Subversion
4 17 (8.02%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (6.60%) WebDriver
6 10 (4.72%) Jenkins
7 6 (2.83%) SilkPerformer
8 3 (1.42%) Ant
8 3 (1.42%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.42%) HP UFT
8 3 (1.42%) JUnit
8 3 (1.42%) LoadRunner
8 3 (1.42%) SpecFlow
8 3 (1.42%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.94%) NUnit
9 2 (0.94%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.47%) SilkTest
General
1 50 (23.58%) Finance
2 29 (13.68%) Marketing
3 25 (11.79%) Manufacturing
4 24 (11.32%) Advertising
5 19 (8.96%) Games
6 9 (4.25%) Banking
7 5 (2.36%) Back Office
7 5 (2.36%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.89%) Legal
8 4 (1.89%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.94%) Retail
9 2 (0.94%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.47%) Law
Job Titles
1 62 (29.25%) Developer
2 56 (26.42%) Analyst
3 41 (19.34%) Test Analyst
4 27 (12.74%) PHP Developer
5 24 (11.32%) HTML CSS Developer
5 24 (11.32%) HTML Developer
5 24 (11.32%) JavaScript Developer
5 24 (11.32%) MySQL Developer
5 24 (11.32%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 22 (10.38%) Test Manager
7 21 (9.91%) Tester
8 18 (8.49%) QA Analyst
8 18 (8.49%) QA Manager
8 18 (8.49%) Software Analyst
8 18 (8.49%) Software Test Analyst
9 16 (7.55%) QA Test Manager
9 16 (7.55%) Test Leader
10 15 (7.08%) Senior Analyst
10 15 (7.08%) Senior Test Analyst
11 13 (6.13%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (25.94%) HTML
2 52 (24.53%) CSS
3 47 (22.17%) .NET
4 40 (18.87%) HTML5
5 37 (17.45%) jQuery
6 33 (15.57%) ASP.NET
6 33 (15.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 23 (10.85%) Web Services
8 20 (9.43%) ASP.NET MVC
9 14 (6.60%) XML
10 13 (6.13%) ASP.NET Web API
11 12 (5.66%) AngularJS
11 12 (5.66%) REST
11 12 (5.66%) SOAP
11 12 (5.66%) WCF
11 12 (5.66%) XSLT
12 8 (3.77%) .NET Framework
12 8 (3.77%) WSDL
12 8 (3.77%) XHTML
13 5 (2.36%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 39 (18.40%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (12.26%) Mobile App
3 16 (7.55%) Data Centre
4 14 (6.60%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (6.13%) Computer Science
6 11 (5.19%) e-Learning
6 11 (5.19%) Virtual Team
7 6 (2.83%) PMI
8 5 (2.36%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.42%) User Experience
9 3 (1.42%) VLE
10 2 (0.94%) Derivative
10 2 (0.94%) Economics
10 2 (0.94%) Visualisation
11 1 (0.47%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.47%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.47%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.47%) Social Network
11 1 (0.47%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.36%) Windows
2 4 (1.89%) Android
2 4 (1.89%) Apple iOS
2 4 (1.89%) Unix
3 3 (1.42%) Linux
4 1 (0.47%) CentOS
4 1 (0.47%) Debian
4 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.47%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (37.74%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (23.58%) MVC
3 47 (22.17%) E-Commerce
4 41 (19.34%) Software Testing
5 34 (16.04%) Test Scripting
5 34 (16.04%) User Acceptance Testing
6 32 (15.09%) SDLC
7 31 (14.62%) Scrum
7 31 (14.62%) Web Development
8 29 (13.68%) OO
9 28 (13.21%) Test Management
9 28 (13.21%) Web Design
10 27 (12.74%) Manual Testing
11 25 (11.79%) Data Management
12 24 (11.32%) OO PHP
13 23 (10.85%) Business Intelligence
13 23 (10.85%) Defect Management
13 23 (10.85%) Mentoring
13 23 (10.85%) Test Strategy
14 22 (10.38%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 69 (32.55%) SQL
2 52 (24.53%) JavaScript
3 43 (20.28%) C#
4 32 (15.09%) PHP
5 13 (6.13%) Java
6 12 (5.66%) C
6 12 (5.66%) XPath
7 5 (2.36%) PL/SQL
7 5 (2.36%) VB.NET
8 4 (1.89%) R
8 4 (1.89%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.94%) Python
10 1 (0.47%) Delphi
10 1 (0.47%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 29 (13.68%) Degree
2 27 (12.74%) ISTQB
3 25 (11.79%) ISEB
4 6 (2.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (2.83%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.42%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.47%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.47%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.42%) P3O
2 2 (0.94%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.47%) COBIT
3 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.47%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (0.94%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.47%) Nagios
1 1 (0.47%) SCCM
Vendors
1 39 (18.40%) Microsoft
2 22 (10.38%) Oracle
3 6 (2.83%) Serena
4 2 (0.94%) Google
4 2 (0.94%) SAP
4 2 (0.94%) Tableau
4 2 (0.94%) TIBCO
4 2 (0.94%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.47%) HP
5 1 (0.47%) VMware
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 to 42,000 DOE
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 to 50,000
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opilio Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 45,000 + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Hydrogen
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Extensive Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham
ASOS
Posted: 22 days ago
Birmingham
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Birmingham
ASOS
Posted: 22 days ago
Birmingham
Robert Walters UK
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago