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 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
England / Midlands
Rank 3 15 36
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +21
Permanent jobs citing QA 6 8 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 14.63% 6.90% 0.60%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 66.67% 72.73% 16.67%
Number of salaries quoted 6 8 1
Median salary £40,000 £32,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -40.90%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+0.59% +5.62%

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 11 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 21.95% 9.48% 3.57%
Number of salaries quoted 9 10 6
Median salary £40,000 £32,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -40.90%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +7.14%

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
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 19 January 2017.

QA Salary Histogram in the Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 5 (83.33%) Java
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
1 5 (83.33%) .NET
1 5 (83.33%) Web Services
1 5 (83.33%) XML
1 5 (83.33%) HP UFT
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (83.33%) TDD
1 5 (83.33%) Automated Testing
1 5 (83.33%) Software Engineering
1 5 (83.33%) Ruby
1 5 (83.33%) WATIR
1 5 (83.33%) Selenium
1 5 (83.33%) Manual Testing
1 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
1 5 (83.33%) Sahi
1 5 (83.33%) Open Source
1 5 (83.33%) BDD
1 5 (83.33%) Enterprise Software
1 5 (83.33%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (83.33%) SDLC
1 5 (83.33%) QA Automation
2 4 (66.67%) WebDriver
3 2 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (33.33%) SpecFlow
4 1 (16.67%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2

QA
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:

Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) HP UFT
1 5 (83.33%) Sahi
1 5 (83.33%) Selenium
1 5 (83.33%) WATIR
2 4 (66.67%) WebDriver
3 2 (33.33%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Automation Tester
1 4 (66.67%) QA Automation Tester
1 4 (66.67%) QA Tester
1 4 (66.67%) Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Test Lead
3 1 (16.67%) Network Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Network Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) QA Leader
3 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) .NET
1 5 (83.33%) Web Services
1 5 (83.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (83.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (83.33%) Automated Testing
1 5 (83.33%) BDD
1 5 (83.33%) Manual Testing
1 5 (83.33%) Open Source
1 5 (83.33%) QA Automation
1 5 (83.33%) SDLC
1 5 (83.33%) Software Engineering
1 5 (83.33%) TDD
1 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (16.67%) Matrix Organization
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) Java
1 5 (83.33%) Ruby
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
1 1 (16.67%) PMP
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco