The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 27 9 32
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +23
Permanent jobs citing QA 7 12 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 3.72% 9.38% 1.48%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 41.38% 44.44%
Number of salaries quoted 7 0 4
Average salary £43,000 - £48,750
90% offered a salary of more than £42,300 - £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 - £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
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
14 29 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 7.45% 22.66% 3.32%
Number of salaries quoted 12 11 8
Average salary £50,000 £47,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.82% +18.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £37,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £51,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 August 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in the Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 6 (60.00%) MS Excel
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Project Management
2 4 (40.00%) Change Management
2 4 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (40.00%) MS Office
3 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) MS Visio
3 3 (30.00%) Finance
3 3 (30.00%) Performance Management
3 3 (30.00%) P3O
3 3 (30.00%) Project Governance
4 2 (20.00%) JD Edwards
4 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (20.00%) TOGAF
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (20.00%) Resource Management
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (20.00%) ISEB
4 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (20.00%) ERP
4 2 (20.00%) .NET
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (10.00%) MS Project
5 1 (10.00%) MySQL

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (40.00%) MS Office
3 3 (30.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (10.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (10.00%) ResourceLink
2 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (10.00%) MySQL
2 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (10.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Subversion
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Trainer
1 2 (20.00%) Developer
1 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 1 (10.00%) IT Support
2 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) IT Support Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Project Management
1 4 (40.00%) Change Management
2 3 (30.00%) Project Governance
2 3 (30.00%) Performance Management
3 2 (20.00%) Resource Management
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (20.00%) TOGAF
3 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (20.00%) ERP
3 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (10.00%) CRM
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (10.00%) Business Development
4 1 (10.00%) Document Management
4 1 (10.00%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) P3O
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) JD Edwards
3 1 (10.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) Northgate