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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 20 19 19
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 7 7 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 5.11% 3.43% 6.07%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 77.78% 50.00% 62.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 12
Average salary £55,000 £47,500 £100,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.78% -52.50%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
9 14 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 6.57% 6.86% 9.72%
Number of salaries quoted 3 6 20
Average salary £38,500 £47,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.94% -20.83%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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
Top 23 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 19 (95.00%) Software Testing
2 18 (90.00%) ISEB
3 17 (85.00%) Finance
3 17 (85.00%) Retail
4 16 (80.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (45.00%) HP
6 8 (40.00%) Scrum
6 8 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (40.00%) Aerospace
6 8 (40.00%) Banking
7 4 (20.00%) Test Planning
7 4 (20.00%) People Management
8 2 (10.00%) SQL
8 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
8 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (10.00%) SOA
8 2 (10.00%) ETL
8 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (10.00%) Back Office
9 1 (5.00%) Statistics
9 1 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical

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Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
General
1 17 (85.00%) Finance
1 17 (85.00%) Retail
2 8 (40.00%) Aerospace
2 8 (40.00%) Banking
3 2 (10.00%) Back Office
4 1 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 18 (90.00%) Consultant
1 18 (90.00%) Test Consultant
2 8 (40.00%) Analyst
2 8 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Lead Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (95.00%) Software Testing
2 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (40.00%) Scrum
4 4 (20.00%) Test Planning
4 4 (20.00%) People Management
5 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (10.00%) SOA
5 2 (10.00%) ETL
5 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (90.00%) ISEB
2 16 (80.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 8 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) HP
Midlands
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