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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 60 55 57
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Permanent jobs citing QA 69 81 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.40% 4.49% 3.58%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.40% 36.82% 37.06%
Number of salaries quoted 63 69 48
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,000 £31,450
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £60,000 £61,050
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
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
227 220 143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 11.18% 12.18% 9.65%
Number of salaries quoted 196 193 114
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,600 £24,600 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,200 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 8 February 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Birmingham

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 59 (38.82%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (29.61%) Finance
3 42 (27.63%) User Acceptance Testing
4 36 (23.68%) Scrum
5 35 (23.03%) C#
6 32 (21.05%) Selenium
6 32 (21.05%) Software Testing
6 32 (21.05%) SDLC
7 30 (19.74%) ISEB
8 29 (19.08%) Java
8 29 (19.08%) Analytical Skills
9 27 (17.76%) XML
9 27 (17.76%) E-Commerce
9 27 (17.76%) ISTQB
10 26 (17.11%) Automated Testing
10 26 (17.11%) Microsoft
10 26 (17.11%) Web Services
11 25 (16.45%) .NET
12 24 (15.79%) Defect Management
13 23 (15.13%) Degree
14 22 (14.47%) Manual Testing
14 22 (14.47%) JavaScript
14 22 (14.47%) SQL
14 22 (14.47%) WebDriver
15 20 (13.16%) Mentoring
15 20 (13.16%) Test Automation
16 19 (12.50%) Test Scripting
16 19 (12.50%) Oracle
16 19 (12.50%) OO
16 19 (12.50%) MVC

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 12 (7.89%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (3.29%) IIS
3 4 (2.63%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.32%) CMS
4 2 (1.32%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.32%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.32%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.66%) Kentico
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.66%) Umbraco
Applications
1 9 (5.92%) MS Office
2 4 (2.63%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.32%) MS Project
4 1 (0.66%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (5.92%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (4.61%) Oracle 11i
2 7 (4.61%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (4.61%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (3.95%) Oracle Payables
3 6 (3.95%) Oracle Receivables
4 5 (3.29%) Oracle ASCP
4 5 (3.29%) Oracle Cash Management
4 5 (3.29%) Oracle iProcurement
5 2 (1.32%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (1.32%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (1.32%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.66%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.97%) IaaS
2 3 (1.97%) PaaS
2 3 (1.97%) SaaS
3 1 (0.66%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.66%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.87%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.63%) MongoDB
2 4 (2.63%) MySQL
3 2 (1.32%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.66%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.66%) QlikView
4 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 32 (21.05%) Selenium
2 22 (14.47%) WebDriver
3 17 (11.18%) Cucumber
4 16 (10.53%) Git (software)
5 14 (9.21%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (8.55%) SpecFlow
6 13 (8.55%) Visual Studio
7 12 (7.89%) JIRA
7 12 (7.89%) Subversion
8 10 (6.58%) FogBugz
8 10 (6.58%) TeamCity
9 6 (3.95%) Appium
9 6 (3.95%) HP UFT
9 6 (3.95%) JBehave
9 6 (3.95%) JUnit
9 6 (3.95%) LoadRunner
9 6 (3.95%) TestNG
10 5 (3.29%) NUnit
11 4 (2.63%) Jenkins
11 4 (2.63%) PHPUnit
General
1 45 (29.61%) Finance
2 17 (11.18%) Local Government
3 13 (8.55%) Games
4 9 (5.92%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.29%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.97%) Banking
6 3 (1.97%) Marketing
6 3 (1.97%) Retail
7 2 (1.32%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.32%) Legal
8 1 (0.66%) Billing
Job Titles
1 49 (32.24%) Analyst
2 36 (23.68%) Test Analyst
3 26 (17.11%) Developer
4 22 (14.47%) Software Analyst
5 19 (12.50%) Software Test Analyst
6 18 (11.84%) Test Manager
7 16 (10.53%) Tester
8 15 (9.87%) Automation Analyst
8 15 (9.87%) Automation Test Analyst
9 13 (8.55%) Consultant
9 13 (8.55%) Manual Test Analyst
9 13 (8.55%) QA Analyst
9 13 (8.55%) Senior Developer
10 12 (7.89%) Agile Test Analyst
10 12 (7.89%) QA Test Analyst
11 11 (7.24%) QA Manager
12 10 (6.58%) QA Test Manager
13 9 (5.92%) Software Tester
13 9 (5.92%) Test Leader
14 7 (4.61%) Development Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (17.76%) XML
2 26 (17.11%) Web Services
3 25 (16.45%) .NET
4 16 (10.53%) HTML
4 16 (10.53%) SOAP
5 14 (9.21%) ASP.NET
6 13 (8.55%) ASP.NET MVC
7 12 (7.89%) HTML5
8 11 (7.24%) ASP.NET Web API
8 11 (7.24%) REST
8 11 (7.24%) WCF
8 11 (7.24%) XSLT
9 10 (6.58%) CSS
10 8 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 8 (5.26%) jQuery
11 7 (4.61%) Gherkin
11 7 (4.61%) RESTful
12 6 (3.95%) Spring
13 4 (2.63%) LAMP
14 2 (1.32%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 29 (19.08%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (8.55%) Computer Science
2 13 (8.55%) Mobile App
3 8 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (3.95%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.63%) e-Learning
5 4 (2.63%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.63%) Mathematics
5 4 (2.63%) PMI
6 2 (1.32%) Derivative
6 2 (1.32%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.32%) Life Science
6 2 (1.32%) Mobile Games
6 2 (1.32%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.66%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.66%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.66%) Equities
7 1 (0.66%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.95%) Linux
1 6 (3.95%) Windows
2 4 (2.63%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (38.82%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (27.63%) User Acceptance Testing
3 36 (23.68%) Scrum
4 32 (21.05%) SDLC
4 32 (21.05%) Software Testing
5 27 (17.76%) E-Commerce
6 26 (17.11%) Automated Testing
7 24 (15.79%) Defect Management
8 22 (14.47%) Manual Testing
9 20 (13.16%) Mentoring
9 20 (13.16%) Test Automation
10 19 (12.50%) Automation Testing
10 19 (12.50%) MVC
10 19 (12.50%) OO
10 19 (12.50%) Test Scripting
11 18 (11.84%) SOA
12 17 (11.18%) Regression Testing
13 15 (9.87%) Service Delivery
13 15 (9.87%) Test Strategy
14 14 (9.21%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 35 (23.03%) C#
2 29 (19.08%) Java
3 22 (14.47%) JavaScript
3 22 (14.47%) SQL
4 11 (7.24%) XPath
5 9 (5.92%) C
6 7 (4.61%) PL/SQL
7 4 (2.63%) PHP
8 3 (1.97%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.32%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.66%) C++
10 1 (0.66%) Python
10 1 (0.66%) Ruby
10 1 (0.66%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 30 (19.74%) ISEB
2 27 (17.76%) ISTQB
3 23 (15.13%) Degree
4 18 (11.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (2.63%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.66%) ISO13485
1 1 (0.66%) SEPA
1 1 (0.66%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (3.95%) Docker
2 3 (1.97%) Hyper-V
2 3 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (17.11%) Microsoft
2 19 (12.50%) Oracle
3 3 (1.97%) HP
3 3 (1.97%) SAP
3 3 (1.97%) VMware
4 1 (0.66%) Adobe
4 1 (0.66%) Dynatrace
4 1 (0.66%) Google
4 1 (0.66%) New Relic
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