The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Shropshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 26 - 23
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 12 0 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Shropshire 6.49% - 5.32%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 48.00% - 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 5
Average salary - - £37,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
25 18 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Shropshire 13.51% 14.88% 10.64%
Number of salaries quoted 12 14 6
Average salary £30,000 £26,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -27.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,125 £20,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £44,250 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -1.23%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Shropshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Job Locations in Shropshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Telford - 12 - -
QA
West Midlands

QA
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Shropshire region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (85.71%) Banking
2 12 (85.71%) Retail
2 12 (85.71%) Finance
2 12 (85.71%) Aerospace
2 12 (85.71%) Scrum
2 12 (85.71%) ISEB
2 12 (85.71%) Software Testing
3 8 (57.14%) ISTQB
3 8 (57.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (28.57%) SQL
4 4 (28.57%) UNIX
4 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 4 (28.57%) SoapUI
4 4 (28.57%) Selenium
5 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
5 2 (14.29%) WCF
5 2 (14.29%) WPF
5 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 2 (14.29%) .NET
5 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 2 (14.29%) Project Management
5 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Shropshire region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) SoapUI
1 4 (28.57%) Selenium
General
1 12 (85.71%) Banking
1 12 (85.71%) Retail
1 12 (85.71%) Finance
1 12 (85.71%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Test Analyst
1 8 (57.14%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Test Manager
2 4 (28.57%) Test Consultant
2 4 (28.57%) Automation Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Consultant
2 4 (28.57%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
1 2 (14.29%) WCF
1 2 (14.29%) WPF
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (85.71%) Scrum
2 12 (85.71%) Software Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 2 (14.29%) Project Management
4 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (85.71%) ISEB
2 8 (57.14%) ISTQB
2 8 (57.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft