The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Solihull region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 41 45 49
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +4
Permanent jobs citing QA 11 5 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 3.91% 1.78% 0.82%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 45.83% 29.41% 16.67%
Number of salaries quoted 9 5 2
Average salary £32,500 £28,000 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.07% -1.75%
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+7.79% -
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 Solihull region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Solihull
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
24 17 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 8.54% 6.05% 4.92%
Number of salaries quoted 22 10 10
Average salary £33,750 £29,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.37% -21.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £25,500 £27,562
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £40,000 £35,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Solihull region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

QA
Salary Trend in Solihull

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

QA Salary Trend in Solihull

QA
Salary Histogram in Solihull

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Solihull region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Solihull

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the Solihull 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 18 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (50.00%) Selenium
3 10 (41.67%) SQL
4 8 (33.33%) Scrum
4 8 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 7 (29.17%) Manual Testing
5 7 (29.17%) Finance
5 7 (29.17%) Automated Testing
5 7 (29.17%) TestDirector
6 6 (25.00%) .NET
6 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 6 (25.00%) C#
6 6 (25.00%) Web Services
6 6 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (20.83%) Unit Testing
7 5 (20.83%) Business Analysis
7 5 (20.83%) Test Automation
8 4 (16.67%) Agile Testing
8 4 (16.67%) Mobile App
8 4 (16.67%) Automation Testing
8 4 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (16.67%) CSS
9 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
9 3 (12.50%) XML
9 3 (12.50%) HTML
9 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
9 3 (12.50%) ISEB
9 3 (12.50%) MDX
9 3 (12.50%) ISTQB

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the Solihull 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Office
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (50.00%) Selenium
2 7 (29.17%) TestDirector
3 4 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (8.33%) WebDriver
5 1 (4.17%) Ranorex
General
1 7 (29.17%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (62.50%) Analyst
2 12 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Lead Test Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Tester
3 3 (12.50%) Report Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Software Tester
4 2 (8.33%) Junior
4 2 (8.33%) Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Junior Test Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Junior Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Test Leader
4 2 (8.33%) QA Leader
5 1 (4.17%) Automated Test Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Software Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Senior QA Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) QA Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Development Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Coordinator
5 1 (4.17%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) .NET
1 6 (25.00%) Web Services
2 4 (16.67%) CSS
3 3 (12.50%) HTML
3 3 (12.50%) XML
3 3 (12.50%) MDX
4 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET
5 1 (4.17%) WCF
5 1 (4.17%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (33.33%) Scrum
2 8 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 7 (29.17%) Manual Testing
3 7 (29.17%) Automated Testing
4 6 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (20.83%) Business Analysis
5 5 (20.83%) Test Automation
5 5 (20.83%) Unit Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Agile Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Automation Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
7 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (8.33%) Project Management
8 2 (8.33%) TDD
8 2 (8.33%) Performance Testing
8 2 (8.33%) System Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 1 (4.17%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) SQL
2 6 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (4.17%) C++
3 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.17%) VB
3 1 (4.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) ISEB
1 3 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.33%) Degree
3 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.17%) MCPD
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) DevExpress
2 1 (4.17%) Red Gate
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £24000.00 per annum + Plus Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago