The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Shropshire region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 47 34 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Permanent jobs citing QA 8 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Shropshire 1.80% 1.41% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 13.56% 14.29% -
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 0
Median salary £32,500 £31,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.17% -
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
QA
West Midlands

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 Shropshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Shropshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
59 21 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Shropshire 13.26% 9.86% 5.69%
Number of salaries quoted 36 17 5
Median salary £37,500 £34,750 £20,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.91% +69.51%
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Shropshire region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

QA
Salary Trend in Shropshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Shropshire region.

QA Salary Trend in Shropshire

QA
Salary Histogram in Shropshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Shropshire

QA
Job Locations in Shropshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Telford -6 7 £32,500 -
QA
West Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 Shropshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 6 (54.55%) Finance
1 6 (54.55%) Defect Management
2 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 5 (45.45%) Test Scripting
3 3 (27.27%) HP
3 3 (27.27%) ISEB
3 3 (27.27%) HTML
3 3 (27.27%) CSS
3 3 (27.27%) Scala
3 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (27.27%) WebDriver
3 3 (27.27%) BDD
3 3 (27.27%) Node.js
3 3 (27.27%) User Stories
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) TDD
3 3 (27.27%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
3 3 (27.27%) JIRA
3 3 (27.27%) Selenium
3 3 (27.27%) QA Automation
3 3 (27.27%) Performance Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Compatibility Testing
3 3 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (18.18%) Project Management
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle
4 2 (18.18%) Change Management
5 1 (9.09%) MVC
5 1 (9.09%) Migration
5 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire 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 1 (9.09%) Alfresco
1 1 (9.09%) Apache
1 1 (9.09%) Apache Solr
1 1 (9.09%) CMS
1 1 (9.09%) Magnolia
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) MySQL
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) JIRA
1 3 (27.27%) Selenium
1 3 (27.27%) WebDriver
2 1 (9.09%) Maven
General
1 6 (54.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
1 4 (36.36%) Test Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Agile Tester
2 3 (27.27%) Automation Tester
2 3 (27.27%) QA Automation Tester
2 3 (27.27%) QA Tester
2 3 (27.27%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 3 (27.27%) Selenium Tester
2 3 (27.27%) Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
4 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL Developer
4 1 (9.09%) QA Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) CSS
1 3 (27.27%) HTML
1 3 (27.27%) Node.js
2 1 (9.09%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) Apache Wicket
2 1 (9.09%) J2EE
2 1 (9.09%) jQuery
2 1 (9.09%) REST
2 1 (9.09%) SOAP
2 1 (9.09%) Spring
2 1 (9.09%) Spring MVC
2 1 (9.09%) Tapestry
2 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Defect Management
2 5 (45.45%) Test Scripting
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) BDD
3 3 (27.27%) Compatibility Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Performance Testing
3 3 (27.27%) QA Automation
3 3 (27.27%) TDD
3 3 (27.27%) User Stories
4 2 (18.18%) Change Management
4 2 (18.18%) Project Management
5 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL
5 1 (9.09%) Migration
5 1 (9.09%) MVC
5 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
5 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
5 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) Scala
3 1 (9.09%) C#
3 1 (9.09%) COBOL
3 1 (9.09%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) ISEB
1 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
1 3 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) HP
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) Escenic