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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 26 9 -
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -
Permanent jobs citing QA 5 23 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.62% 10.90% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 52.27% -
Number of salaries quoted 5 14 0
Average salary £52,500 £40,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.25% -
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.33%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
15 44 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 7.85% 20.85% 4.36%
Number of salaries quoted 12 25 10
Average salary £42,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £35,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,250 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
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 18 April 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in the Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (37.50%) SQL
1 3 (37.50%) HTML
1 3 (37.50%) CSS
2 2 (25.00%) Web Services
2 2 (25.00%) XML
2 2 (25.00%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (25.00%) VB.NET
2 2 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) B2B
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Project Management
2 2 (25.00%) N-Tier
2 2 (25.00%) Change Management
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) Essbase
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle OLAP
3 1 (12.50%) Siebel Analytics
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (12.50%) Data Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) Market Research
3 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (12.50%) Social Media
3 1 (12.50%) Kimball Methodology
3 1 (12.50%) Analytics

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (12.50%) Oracle Application Server
1 1 (12.50%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Siebel Analytics
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) Essbase
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle OLAP
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (12.50%) OLAP
General
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Programme Manager
1 2 (25.00%) Developer
1 2 (25.00%) Development Manager
1 2 (25.00%) Business Development Manager
1 2 (25.00%) .NET Developer
1 2 (25.00%) Programme Office Manager
1 2 (25.00%) Business Manager
1 2 (25.00%) Business Process Manager
1 2 (25.00%) Process Manager
1 2 (25.00%) PMO Lead
2 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Product Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Applications Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) HTML
1 3 (37.50%) CSS
2 2 (25.00%) Web Services
2 2 (25.00%) XML
2 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (12.50%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) B2B
1 2 (25.00%) Project Management
1 2 (25.00%) Change Management
1 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (12.50%) Data Architecture
2 1 (12.50%) Market Research
2 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (12.50%) Kimball Methodology
2 1 (12.50%) Analytics
2 1 (12.50%) Inmon Methodology
2 1 (12.50%) Business Development
2 1 (12.50%) ETL
2 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (12.50%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (25.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Informatica
2 1 (12.50%) JD Edwards
2 1 (12.50%) Siebel
2 1 (12.50%) PeopleSoft
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle