The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 8 15 10
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -5
Permanent jobs citing QA 5 8 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 9.43% 6.61% 9.91%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 62.50% 53.33% 78.57%
Number of salaries quoted 5 8 1
Median salary £40,000 £32,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -40.90%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
QA
England

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 Midlands region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
8 15 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 15.09% 12.40% 12.61%
Number of salaries quoted 8 14 4
Median salary £40,000 £32,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -19.75%
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +7.31%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the Midlands region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 4 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 Midlands region with a requirement for QA.

1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) TDD
2 5 (62.50%) Automated Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Software Engineering
2 5 (62.50%) Ruby
2 5 (62.50%) Java
2 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) .NET
2 5 (62.50%) Web Services
2 5 (62.50%) XML
2 5 (62.50%) HP UFT
2 5 (62.50%) WATIR
2 5 (62.50%) Selenium
2 5 (62.50%) Manual Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Test Automation
2 5 (62.50%) Open Source
2 5 (62.50%) BDD
2 5 (62.50%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (62.50%) Sahi
2 5 (62.50%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (62.50%) SDLC
2 5 (62.50%) QA Automation
3 4 (50.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) VMware
4 2 (25.00%) NetApp
4 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (25.00%) Nagios
4 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (25.00%) HP

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands 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 1 (12.50%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) MRTG
1 2 (25.00%) OpenLDAP
1 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) HP UFT
1 5 (62.50%) Sahi
1 5 (62.50%) Selenium
1 5 (62.50%) WATIR
2 4 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (25.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Automation Tester
1 4 (50.00%) QA Automation Tester
1 4 (50.00%) QA Tester
1 4 (50.00%) Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Selenium Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Unix Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Test Lead
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Linux Scripter
3 1 (12.50%) QA Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Unix Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Unix Linux Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Unix Scripter
3 1 (12.50%) Unix Scripting Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) .NET
1 5 (62.50%) Web Services
1 5 (62.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (62.50%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Linux
1 2 (25.00%) Solaris
1 2 (25.00%) Unix
2 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Automated Testing
2 5 (62.50%) BDD
2 5 (62.50%) Manual Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Open Source
2 5 (62.50%) QA Automation
2 5 (62.50%) SDLC
2 5 (62.50%) Software Engineering
2 5 (62.50%) TDD
2 5 (62.50%) Test Automation
3 2 (25.00%) Capacity Management
3 2 (25.00%) High Availability
3 2 (25.00%) Kernel Tuning
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (25.00%) Security Patching
4 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) V-Model
4 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) Java
1 5 (62.50%) Ruby
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (25.00%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) HND
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) KVM
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Ganglia
1 2 (25.00%) Nagios
2 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 1 (12.50%) yum
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) EMC
1 2 (25.00%) HP
1 2 (25.00%) NetApp
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
1 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) FXall
Midlands
Greythorn
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago