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 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 15 37 29
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -8
Permanent jobs citing QA 8 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 6.45% 0.58% 2.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 61.54% 12.50% 28.57%
Number of salaries quoted 8 1 4
Average salary £32,500 £55,000 £61,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-40.90% -10.20%
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
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
13 8 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 10.48% 4.68% 7.87%
Number of salaries quoted 12 8 5
Average salary £35,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £22,000 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £75,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in 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 8 February 2016, 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 12 (92.31%) System Integration Testing
2 9 (69.23%) Test Automation
2 9 (69.23%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (69.23%) HP
2 9 (69.23%) SAP
2 9 (69.23%) ISTQB
2 9 (69.23%) Integration Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
4 3 (23.08%) ERP
4 3 (23.08%) RDBMS
4 3 (23.08%) Java
4 3 (23.08%) SQL
4 3 (23.08%) JUnit
4 3 (23.08%) Shell Script
4 3 (23.08%) Selenium
4 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (23.08%) JProfiler
4 3 (23.08%) Software Deployment
4 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
4 3 (23.08%) SDLC
4 3 (23.08%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (7.69%) Presales
5 1 (7.69%) Line Management
5 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (7.69%) Project Planning
5 1 (7.69%) Business Development
5 1 (7.69%) Degree
5 1 (7.69%) Document Management
5 1 (7.69%) Change Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
2 1 (7.69%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) RDBMS
1 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) JProfiler
1 3 (23.08%) JUnit
1 3 (23.08%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 12 (92.31%) Analyst
1 12 (92.31%) Test Analyst
2 9 (69.23%) SAP Analyst
2 9 (69.23%) SAP Test Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) QA Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) QA Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) QA Test Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) QA Test Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Quality Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Quality Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) IT Manager
4 1 (7.69%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) System Integration Testing
2 9 (69.23%) Integration Testing
2 9 (69.23%) Test Automation
3 3 (23.08%) Defect Tracking
3 3 (23.08%) ERP
3 3 (23.08%) SDLC
3 3 (23.08%) Software Deployment
3 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Business Development
4 1 (7.69%) Change Management
4 1 (7.69%) Document Management
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL
4 1 (7.69%) Line Management
4 1 (7.69%) Presales
4 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.69%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) Java
1 3 (23.08%) Shell Script
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (69.23%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (69.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) HP
1 9 (69.23%) SAP
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) VMware