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

3 months to
2 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 17 26 17
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -9
Permanent jobs citing QA 4 6 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 3.85% 3.14% 4.93%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 42.86% 46.67%
Number of salaries quoted 3 6 1
Median salary £47,500 £57,250 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-17.03% +20.52%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
8 14 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 7.69% 7.33% 10.56%
Number of salaries quoted 7 13 9
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,250 £42,650 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,750 £47,500 £62,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 4 (50.00%) SDLC
1 4 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
1 4 (50.00%) Software Deployment
1 4 (50.00%) Relational Database
1 4 (50.00%) Selenium
1 4 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (50.00%) JProfiler
1 4 (50.00%) Shell Script
1 4 (50.00%) Java
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
1 4 (50.00%) JUnit
1 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (50.00%) ERP
1 4 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Security Patching
2 3 (37.50%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (37.50%) HP
2 3 (37.50%) EMC
2 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle
2 3 (37.50%) Perl
2 3 (37.50%) Unix
2 3 (37.50%) Solaris
2 3 (37.50%) Linux
2 3 (37.50%) Nagios
2 3 (37.50%) NetApp
2 3 (37.50%) Red Hat
2 3 (37.50%) Finance

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) MRTG
1 3 (37.50%) OpenLDAP
1 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 4 (50.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) JProfiler
1 4 (50.00%) JUnit
1 4 (50.00%) Selenium
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) QA Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) QA Engineer
1 5 (62.50%) QA Test Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) QA Test Engineer
1 5 (62.50%) Test Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Test Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) Quality Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Quality Engineer
3 3 (37.50%) Unix Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) Senior Unix Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Functional QA Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Linux Scripter
5 1 (12.50%) Mobile Test Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) QA Automation Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Unix Scripter
5 1 (12.50%) Unix Scripting Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Linux
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle Linux
1 3 (37.50%) Solaris
1 3 (37.50%) Unix
2 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
1 4 (50.00%) ERP
1 4 (50.00%) SDLC
1 4 (50.00%) Software Deployment
1 4 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
1 4 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Capacity Management
2 3 (37.50%) High Availability
2 3 (37.50%) Kernel Tuning
2 3 (37.50%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (37.50%) Security Patching
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) V-Model
3 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Java
1 4 (50.00%) Shell Script
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) Bash Shell
2 3 (37.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) HND
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle RAC
1 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (25.00%) KVM
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Ganglia
1 3 (37.50%) Nagios
2 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 2 (25.00%) yum
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) EMC
2 3 (37.50%) HP
2 3 (37.50%) NetApp
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle
2 3 (37.50%) Red Hat
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) FXall