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

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 20 23 6
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -17
Permanent jobs citing QA 1 4 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.15% 2.67% 12.39%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.11% 28.57% 45.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 0
Median salary £35,000 £42,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% -
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,800
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.09%
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 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 10.34% 9.33% 27.43%
Number of salaries quoted 3 10 11
Median salary £52,500 £48,750 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +5.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £42,050 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £62,000 £92,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

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 1 October 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 3 (60.00%) Unix
1 3 (60.00%) Solaris
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (60.00%) HP
1 3 (60.00%) EMC
1 3 (60.00%) NetApp
1 3 (60.00%) Red Hat
1 3 (60.00%) Nagios
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
1 3 (60.00%) Perl
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle RAC
1 3 (60.00%) Ganglia
1 3 (60.00%) OpenLDAP
1 3 (60.00%) Bash Shell
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (60.00%) MRTG
1 3 (60.00%) Capacity Management
1 3 (60.00%) Security Patching
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle Linux
1 3 (60.00%) High Availability
1 3 (60.00%) Kernel Tuning
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (40.00%) KVM
2 2 (40.00%) FXall
2 2 (40.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing

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 (40.00%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) MRTG
1 3 (60.00%) OpenLDAP
1 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Unix Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Unix Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Functional QA Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Linux Scripter
3 1 (20.00%) Mobile Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) QA Automation Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) QA Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) QA Test Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) QC Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) QC Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Test Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Unix Scripter
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle Linux
1 3 (60.00%) Solaris
1 3 (60.00%) Unix
2 2 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Capacity Management
1 3 (60.00%) High Availability
1 3 (60.00%) Kernel Tuning
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 3 (60.00%) Security Patching
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) V-Model
2 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Bash Shell
1 3 (60.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) HND
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle RAC
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) KVM
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) Ganglia
1 3 (60.00%) Nagios
2 2 (40.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 2 (40.00%) yum
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) EMC
1 3 (60.00%) HP
1 3 (60.00%) NetApp
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
1 3 (60.00%) Red Hat
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) FXall