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 5 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 56 54 66
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +12
Permanent jobs citing QA 98 77 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.27% 4.08% 3.93%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.97% 32.91% 35.66%
Number of salaries quoted 64 69 73
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £24,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,250 £75,000 £60,000
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
327 234 244
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.25% 12.40% 11.02%
Number of salaries quoted 179 203 216
Median salary £42,500 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,350 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £65,000 £66,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +7.31%

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 5 December 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Birmingham

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 85 (40.48%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (32.86%) SQL
3 67 (31.90%) Finance
4 45 (21.43%) Degree
4 45 (21.43%) SDLC
5 43 (20.48%) .NET
6 42 (20.00%) C#
7 40 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
8 39 (18.57%) Software Testing
9 37 (17.62%) Selenium
9 37 (17.62%) Test Scripting
10 36 (17.14%) Manual Testing
10 36 (17.14%) JIRA
10 36 (17.14%) Microsoft
11 35 (16.67%) ISEB
12 34 (16.19%) Scrum
13 33 (15.71%) HTML
14 32 (15.24%) Games
14 32 (15.24%) Mobile App
15 29 (13.81%) ASP.NET
15 29 (13.81%) Project Management
16 28 (13.33%) CSS
17 27 (12.86%) JavaScript
18 25 (11.90%) Java
18 25 (11.90%) E-Commerce
18 25 (11.90%) ISTQB
18 25 (11.90%) Test Strategy
18 25 (11.90%) Test Management
18 25 (11.90%) Defect Tracking
19 24 (11.43%) BDD

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 13 (6.19%) IIS
2 7 (3.33%) Apache
2 7 (3.33%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.86%) CMS
3 6 (2.86%) Documentum
3 6 (2.86%) FileNet
3 6 (2.86%) WordPress
4 4 (1.90%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.43%) Moodle
5 3 (1.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.48%) JBoss
Applications
1 17 (8.10%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.76%) Photoshop
3 8 (3.81%) MS Office
4 4 (1.90%) Fireworks
5 2 (0.95%) EViews
6 1 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.48%) InVision
6 1 (0.48%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (5.71%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (3.33%) assyst
2 7 (3.33%) Sentinel
3 3 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (2.86%) IaaS
3 6 (2.86%) PaaS
4 5 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.38%) HTTP
2 4 (1.90%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 17 (8.10%) MySQL
3 6 (2.86%) DB2
4 4 (1.90%) Big Data
4 4 (1.90%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.95%) MariaDB
5 2 (0.95%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.48%) MS Access
6 1 (0.48%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.48%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 37 (17.62%) Selenium
2 36 (17.14%) JIRA
3 19 (9.05%) Visual Studio
4 16 (7.62%) WebDriver
5 15 (7.14%) Git (software)
6 13 (6.19%) Jenkins
7 10 (4.76%) Subversion
8 9 (4.29%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (2.86%) SoapUI
10 5 (2.38%) JUnit
10 5 (2.38%) SilkPerformer
10 5 (2.38%) SpecFlow
11 4 (1.90%) Cucumber
11 4 (1.90%) HP UFT
11 4 (1.90%) JMeter
11 4 (1.90%) MSBuild
11 4 (1.90%) TestNG
12 3 (1.43%) LoadRunner
12 3 (1.43%) NUnit
12 3 (1.43%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 67 (31.90%) Finance
2 32 (15.24%) Games
3 15 (7.14%) Marketing
4 10 (4.76%) Banking
5 7 (3.33%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.86%) Advertising
6 6 (2.86%) Publishing
7 5 (2.38%) Back Office
8 4 (1.90%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.90%) Legal
8 4 (1.90%) Retail
8 4 (1.90%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.95%) Automotive
9 2 (0.95%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.48%) German Language
10 1 (0.48%) Law
Job Titles
1 55 (26.19%) Analyst
2 40 (19.05%) Test Analyst
3 36 (17.14%) Tester
4 28 (13.33%) Developer
5 21 (10.00%) QA Tester
6 19 (9.05%) QA Analyst
7 18 (8.57%) Software Analyst
7 18 (8.57%) Software Test Analyst
8 16 (7.62%) Consultant
8 16 (7.62%) Junior
9 15 (7.14%) Architect
9 15 (7.14%) Test Leader
10 14 (6.67%) Graduate
11 13 (6.19%) QA Manager
12 12 (5.71%) QA Leader
12 12 (5.71%) Test Manager
13 11 (5.24%) QA Test Analyst
14 10 (4.76%) Games Tester
14 10 (4.76%) Junior Games Tester
14 10 (4.76%) Junior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (20.48%) .NET
2 33 (15.71%) HTML
3 29 (13.81%) ASP.NET
4 28 (13.33%) CSS
5 18 (8.57%) HTML5
6 14 (6.67%) jQuery
7 13 (6.19%) Web Services
8 12 (5.71%) AngularJS
9 10 (4.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 9 (4.29%) J2EE
11 7 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
11 7 (3.33%) SOAP
12 6 (2.86%) WCF
13 5 (2.38%) Gherkin
13 5 (2.38%) Unity (Game Engine)
14 4 (1.90%) .NET Framework
14 4 (1.90%) REST
14 4 (1.90%) XML
15 3 (1.43%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 40 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (15.24%) Mobile App
3 19 (9.05%) Data Centre
4 18 (8.57%) Computer Science
5 14 (6.67%) Management Information System
6 10 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (4.29%) Fintech
8 8 (3.81%) Virtual Team
9 7 (3.33%) CESG
9 7 (3.33%) Cryptography
9 7 (3.33%) e-Learning
9 7 (3.33%) Freedom of Information
9 7 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (2.86%) CMDB
10 6 (2.86%) Driving Licence
10 6 (2.86%) Mobile Games
11 4 (1.90%) Derivative
11 4 (1.90%) Economics
11 4 (1.90%) User Experience
12 3 (1.43%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.33%) Unix
2 6 (2.86%) Android
2 6 (2.86%) Apple iOS
3 5 (2.38%) Windows
4 1 (0.48%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (40.48%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (21.43%) SDLC
3 39 (18.57%) Software Testing
4 37 (17.62%) Test Scripting
5 36 (17.14%) Manual Testing
6 34 (16.19%) Scrum
7 29 (13.81%) Project Management
8 25 (11.90%) Defect Tracking
8 25 (11.90%) E-Commerce
8 25 (11.90%) Test Management
8 25 (11.90%) Test Strategy
9 24 (11.43%) BDD
10 21 (10.00%) Migration
10 21 (10.00%) Performance Testing
11 19 (9.05%) Automated Testing
12 18 (8.57%) MVC
13 17 (8.10%) Game Development
13 17 (8.10%) OO
13 17 (8.10%) Service Delivery
13 17 (8.10%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 69 (32.86%) SQL
2 42 (20.00%) C#
3 27 (12.86%) JavaScript
4 25 (11.90%) Java
5 10 (4.76%) C
6 9 (4.29%) PHP
7 7 (3.33%) T-SQL
8 5 (2.38%) VB.NET
9 4 (1.90%) Apple Swift
9 4 (1.90%) Objective-C
10 3 (1.43%) C++
10 3 (1.43%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.43%) XPath
11 2 (0.95%) Perl
11 2 (0.95%) R
12 1 (0.48%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 45 (21.43%) Degree
2 35 (16.67%) ISEB
3 25 (11.90%) ISTQB
4 10 (4.76%) Security Cleared
5 8 (3.81%) SC Cleared
6 7 (3.33%) CISA
6 7 (3.33%) CISM
6 7 (3.33%) CISSP
6 7 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (3.33%) PMP
7 6 (2.86%) PMI Certification
8 4 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (1.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.48%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (3.33%) PCI DSS
2 6 (2.86%) SDET
3 3 (1.43%) P3O
4 1 (0.48%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (2.86%) SCVMM
2 1 (0.48%) SCCM
Vendors
1 36 (17.14%) Microsoft
2 22 (10.48%) Oracle
3 11 (5.24%) HP
3 11 (5.24%) VMware
4 10 (4.76%) Cisco
4 10 (4.76%) EMC
4 10 (4.76%) IBM
4 10 (4.76%) NetApp
5 7 (3.33%) NEC
6 6 (2.86%) BMC
6 6 (2.86%) CheckPoint
6 6 (2.86%) Citrix
6 6 (2.86%) Juniper
6 6 (2.86%) Serena
7 4 (1.90%) Symantec
8 2 (0.95%) SAP
8 2 (0.95%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.48%) Adobe
9 1 (0.48%) Google
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Car, healthcare, pension etc
Posted: 18 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Colossus Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Excellent !
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + good benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £35k - 450k per year + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Salary: £50k - 57k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Candour Solutions
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Salary Based on Experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 24 days ago
Birmingham
Arrows Group Ltd
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 19 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 24 days ago