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 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 34 41 43
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +2
Permanent jobs citing QA 12 8 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 4.29% 2.87% 2.88%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.00% 57.14% 40.91%
Number of salaries quoted 12 7 9
Average salary £32,000 £40,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,750 £30,300 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,250 £49,500 £38,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,625 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.55% -3.43%
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
30 14 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 10.71% 5.02% 7.05%
Number of salaries quoted 29 11 17
Average salary £28,500 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.75% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £20,248 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,200 £40,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.92%

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 2 September 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Solihull

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 11 (45.83%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (41.67%) Scrum
4 9 (37.50%) SQL
5 8 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 8 (33.33%) Manual Testing
5 8 (33.33%) Automated Testing
6 7 (29.17%) Unit Testing
6 7 (29.17%) Agile Testing
6 7 (29.17%) Mobile App
6 7 (29.17%) Automation Testing
7 6 (25.00%) Software Testing
8 5 (20.83%) Test Automation
8 5 (20.83%) Performance Testing
8 5 (20.83%) Finance
8 5 (20.83%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 4 (16.67%) Mentoring
9 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 4 (16.67%) Regression Testing
9 4 (16.67%) MS Office
9 4 (16.67%) Web Services
10 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (12.50%) System Testing
10 3 (12.50%) Mathematics
10 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
10 3 (12.50%) Banking
10 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
10 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
10 3 (12.50%) Wireless
10 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS Office
2 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (12.50%) Robot Framework
2 2 (8.33%) TestDirector
2 2 (8.33%) Selenium
3 1 (4.17%) Ranorex
3 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (20.83%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Banking
3 2 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Analyst
1 11 (45.83%) Test Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) QA Leader
3 4 (16.67%) Test Leader
3 4 (16.67%) Tester
3 4 (16.67%) Software Tester
4 3 (12.50%) Lead Test Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Junior Test Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Junior Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Junior
5 2 (8.33%) Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Web Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Applications Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Java Web Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Java Applications Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Java Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) Web Services
2 2 (8.33%) .NET
2 2 (8.33%) CSS
3 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.17%) WCF
3 1 (4.17%) jQuery
3 1 (4.17%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Mobile App
2 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.50%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (45.83%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (41.67%) Scrum
4 8 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 8 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 8 (33.33%) Manual Testing
5 7 (29.17%) Agile Testing
5 7 (29.17%) Automation Testing
5 7 (29.17%) Unit Testing
6 6 (25.00%) Software Testing
7 5 (20.83%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 5 (20.83%) Performance Testing
7 5 (20.83%) Test Automation
8 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 4 (16.67%) Mentoring
8 4 (16.67%) Regression Testing
9 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
9 3 (12.50%) System Testing
9 3 (12.50%) SDLC
10 2 (8.33%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) C#
2 1 (4.17%) Java
2 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
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