The first table below looks at the demand for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 14 29 31
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +2
Permanent jobs citing QA 8 7 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 5.71% 2.46% 4.00%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.36% 46.67% 76.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1 7 5
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
22 15 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 15.71% 5.26% 5.20%
Number of salaries quoted 13 13 8
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
QA
England

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

QA
Salary Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Midlands region.

QA Salary Trend in the Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT jobs across the Midlands 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 8 (66.67%) SQL
2 7 (58.33%) ISEB
3 6 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 5 (41.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (41.67%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (41.67%) ETL
5 4 (33.33%) SharePoint
5 4 (33.33%) Back Office
5 4 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (33.33%) SOA
6 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (25.00%) Finance
6 3 (25.00%) Selenium
6 3 (25.00%) CSS
6 3 (25.00%) C#
6 3 (25.00%) HTML
6 3 (25.00%) .NET
7 2 (16.67%) Oracle
7 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
7 2 (16.67%) VB.NET
7 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
7 2 (16.67%) Web Services
7 2 (16.67%) XML
7 2 (16.67%) UNIX
7 2 (16.67%) Windows
7 2 (16.67%) N-Tier
7 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (16.67%) Retail
7 2 (16.67%) Microsoft

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT jobs across the Midlands 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 4 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (8.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Project
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) JDE OneWorld
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (8.33%) Siebel Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (8.33%) OLAP
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (8.33%) Essbase
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle OLAP
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (8.33%) JMeter
General
1 4 (33.33%) Back Office
2 3 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (16.67%) Retail
4 1 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Consultant
1 6 (50.00%) Test Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) .NET Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Test Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Graduate
3 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Programme Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Programme Office Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Applications Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Test Automation Manager
3 1 (8.33%) PMO Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) HTML
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
1 3 (25.00%) CSS
2 2 (16.67%) Web Services
2 2 (16.67%) XML
2 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) N-Tier
2 1 (8.33%) PMI
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) UNIX
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 5 (41.67%) ETL
2 5 (41.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (33.33%) SOA
3 4 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (16.67%) Project Management
5 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Kimball Methodology
6 1 (8.33%) Analytics
6 1 (8.33%) Inmon Methodology
6 1 (8.33%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
6 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (8.33%) Validation
6 1 (8.33%) ERP
6 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (8.33%) Product Management
6 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) C#
3 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
3 2 (16.67%) VB.NET
4 1 (8.33%) VB
4 1 (8.33%) Java
4 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) ISEB
2 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (8.33%) PMP
3 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) GAMP
1 1 (8.33%) GxP
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (16.67%) HP
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) PeopleSoft
2 1 (8.33%) Siebel
2 1 (8.33%) Informatica
2 1 (8.33%) JD Edwards