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 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank - 27 24
Permanent jobs citing QA 0 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands - 2.36% 1.24%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 30.00% 14.29%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 2
Median salary - £62,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +24.00%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +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
7 10 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 6.54% 7.87% 8.70%
Number of salaries quoted 6 10 14
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

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 22 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (100.00%) System Integration Testing
2 4 (66.67%) SDLC
2 4 (66.67%) Defect Tracking
2 4 (66.67%) Selenium
2 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (66.67%) JProfiler
2 4 (66.67%) Software Deployment
2 4 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 4 (66.67%) Shell Script
2 4 (66.67%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) JUnit
2 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (66.67%) ERP
2 4 (66.67%) RDBMS
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) SAP
3 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center

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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:

Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) RDBMS
1 4 (66.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) JProfiler
1 4 (66.67%) JUnit
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Analyst
1 6 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (66.67%) QA Analyst
2 4 (66.67%) QA Engineer
2 4 (66.67%) QA Test Analyst
2 4 (66.67%) QA Test Engineer
2 4 (66.67%) Quality Analyst
2 4 (66.67%) Quality Engineer
2 4 (66.67%) Test Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) SAP Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) SAP Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) System Integration Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Defect Tracking
2 4 (66.67%) ERP
2 4 (66.67%) SDLC
2 4 (66.67%) Software Deployment
2 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Java
1 4 (66.67%) Shell Script
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) SAP