The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Solihull region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 42 34 48
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +14
Permanent jobs citing QA 11 9 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 3.77% 3.18% 0.75%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 52.38% 36.00% 10.00%
Number of salaries quoted 8 9 2
Average salary £38,250 £30,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.50% +20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Solihull
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
21 25 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 7.19% 8.83% 7.49%
Number of salaries quoted 14 20 15
Average salary £40,748 £37,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.12% +13.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,274 £25,250 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,750 £42,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
QA
West Midlands

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 29 July 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Solihull

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 5 (33.33%) ISEB
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
1 5 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Project Management
2 4 (26.67%) Service Delivery
2 4 (26.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (20.00%) Fujitsu
3 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (20.00%) Fault Management
3 3 (20.00%) Back Office
3 3 (20.00%) BT
3 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (20.00%) DSL
3 3 (20.00%) Retail
3 3 (20.00%) Telerik
3 3 (20.00%) ITIL
3 3 (20.00%) Broadband
3 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
4 2 (13.33%) C#
4 2 (13.33%) SQL
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
4 2 (13.33%) Product Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 (6.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.67%) CMS
1 1 (6.67%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) Broadband
1 3 (20.00%) DSL
2 1 (6.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (6.67%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) Selenium
2 1 (6.67%) Ranorex
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Retail
2 3 (20.00%) Back Office
2 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Tester
1 4 (26.67%) Technical Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Technical Services Manager
2 3 (20.00%) QA Tester
2 3 (20.00%) Service Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Software Tester
2 3 (20.00%) Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Product Manager
4 1 (6.67%) QA Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) CRM Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Test Automation Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) CRM Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Web Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
1 1 (6.67%) Web Services
1 1 (6.67%) XML
1 1 (6.67%) XSD
1 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
1 1 (6.67%) Silverlight
1 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 2
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Project Management
2 4 (26.67%) Service Delivery
2 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (20.00%) Fault Management
3 3 (20.00%) ITIL
4 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Product Management
4 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
5 1 (6.67%) BDD
5 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Unit Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Web Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
5 1 (6.67%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) C#
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) ISEB
2 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.67%) MCPD
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
3 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (20.00%) BT
1 3 (20.00%) Telerik
1 3 (20.00%) Fujitsu
2 1 (6.67%) DevExpress
2 1 (6.67%) Red Gate