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

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 28 47 45
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -2
Permanent jobs citing QA 15 7 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 5.75% 2.33% 1.43%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 46.88% 33.33% 18.18%
Number of salaries quoted 15 4 4
Average salary £32,000 £36,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.32% -2.66%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
32 21 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 12.26% 6.98% 7.86%
Number of salaries quoted 31 10 16
Average salary £27,000 £38,998 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.76% +3.99%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,325 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £40,000 £44,750
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 7 July 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Solihull

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 20 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (50.00%) Scrum
3 11 (45.83%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (41.67%) Test Scripting
5 9 (37.50%) Manual Testing
5 9 (37.50%) Automated Testing
5 9 (37.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 9 (37.50%) Finance
5 9 (37.50%) SQL
6 8 (33.33%) Selenium
7 7 (29.17%) Unit Testing
7 7 (29.17%) Agile Testing
7 7 (29.17%) Mobile App
7 7 (29.17%) Automation Testing
7 7 (29.17%) Web Services
8 6 (25.00%) TestDirector
8 6 (25.00%) Test Automation
9 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 4 (16.67%) Banking
9 4 (16.67%) Performance Testing
9 4 (16.67%) Mentoring
9 4 (16.67%) C#
9 4 (16.67%) .NET
9 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
9 4 (16.67%) CSS
9 4 (16.67%) Regression Testing
10 3 (12.50%) Degree
10 3 (12.50%) MS Office
10 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
10 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Office
2 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (33.33%) Selenium
2 6 (25.00%) TestDirector
3 3 (12.50%) Robot Framework
3 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.17%) Ranorex
General
1 9 (37.50%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (62.50%) Analyst
1 15 (62.50%) Test Analyst
2 3 (12.50%) Junior
2 3 (12.50%) Lead Test Analyst
2 3 (12.50%) Junior Test Analyst
2 3 (12.50%) Junior Analyst
2 3 (12.50%) Test Leader
3 2 (8.33%) Developer
3 2 (8.33%) Software Developer
3 2 (8.33%) Tester
3 2 (8.33%) Software Tester
4 1 (4.17%) Test Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (29.17%) Web Services
2 4 (16.67%) .NET
2 4 (16.67%) CSS
3 2 (8.33%) HTML
3 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (8.33%) XML
3 2 (8.33%) WCF
3 2 (8.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Mobile App
2 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (50.00%) Scrum
3 11 (45.83%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (41.67%) Test Scripting
5 9 (37.50%) Manual Testing
5 9 (37.50%) Automated Testing
5 9 (37.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 7 (29.17%) Agile Testing
6 7 (29.17%) Automation Testing
6 7 (29.17%) Unit Testing
7 6 (25.00%) Test Automation
8 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 4 (16.67%) Mentoring
8 4 (16.67%) Performance Testing
8 4 (16.67%) Regression Testing
9 3 (12.50%) System Testing
10 2 (8.33%) OOP
10 2 (8.33%) SOA
10 2 (8.33%) Project Management
10 2 (8.33%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) SQL
2 4 (16.67%) C#
3 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Degree
2 2 (8.33%) ISEB
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.33%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £23000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago