The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Solihull region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 24 31 49
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +18
Permanent jobs citing QA 9 14 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 3.88% 5.32% 2.26%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.27% 51.85% 31.82%
Number of salaries quoted 8 14 4
Median salary £30,500 £30,250 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+0.82% -17.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £29,850
10% offered a salary of more than £42,200 £32,500 £56,450
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
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
33 27 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 14.22% 10.27% 7.10%
Number of salaries quoted 30 27 10
Median salary £65,000 £28,500 £38,998
Median salary % change year-on-year
+128.07% -26.91%
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

The demand trend of job ads across the Solihull region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 28 June 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Solihull

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Solihull region with a requirement for QA.

1 21 (80.77%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (65.38%) Automated Testing
2 17 (65.38%) User Acceptance Testing
3 16 (61.54%) Manual Testing
4 15 (57.69%) Scrum
5 13 (50.00%) Automation Testing
6 10 (38.46%) Web Services
7 9 (34.62%) SQL
8 8 (30.77%) Cucumber
8 8 (30.77%) E-Commerce
8 8 (30.77%) Workflow
9 7 (26.92%) Agile Testing
9 7 (26.92%) Functional Testing
9 7 (26.92%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (26.92%) Unit Testing
9 7 (26.92%) Test Scripting
10 6 (23.08%) Security Testing
11 5 (19.23%) Compatibility Testing
11 5 (19.23%) TestNG
11 5 (19.23%) JBehave
11 5 (19.23%) WebDriver
11 5 (19.23%) SpecFlow
11 5 (19.23%) Waterfall
11 5 (19.23%) Mobile App
11 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (19.23%) Appium
11 5 (19.23%) MVC
11 5 (19.23%) ISEB
11 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
11 5 (19.23%) Selenium

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) MySQL
2 3 (11.54%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (30.77%) Cucumber
2 5 (19.23%) Appium
2 5 (19.23%) JBehave
2 5 (19.23%) Selenium
2 5 (19.23%) SpecFlow
2 5 (19.23%) TestNG
2 5 (19.23%) WebDriver
3 4 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (11.54%) Git (software)
4 3 (11.54%) Jenkins
4 3 (11.54%) NUnit
4 3 (11.54%) PHPUnit
5 2 (7.69%) NeoLoad
6 1 (3.85%) JIRA
General
1 2 (7.69%) Retail
2 1 (3.85%) Banking
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Analyst
1 10 (38.46%) Test Analyst
2 9 (34.62%) Test Leader
3 8 (30.77%) QA Leader
4 5 (19.23%) Developer
5 4 (15.38%) Junior
5 4 (15.38%) Junior Analyst
5 4 (15.38%) Junior QA Analyst
5 4 (15.38%) Junior Test Analyst
5 4 (15.38%) QA Analyst
5 4 (15.38%) QA Test Analyst
5 4 (15.38%) Software Analyst
5 4 (15.38%) Software Test Analyst
6 3 (11.54%) Automation Test Lead
6 3 (11.54%) Full Stack Developer
6 3 (11.54%) LAMP Developer
6 3 (11.54%) Lead Tester
6 3 (11.54%) Senior Software Tester
6 3 (11.54%) Senior Tester
6 3 (11.54%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (38.46%) Web Services
2 4 (15.38%) LAMP
3 3 (11.54%) .NET
3 3 (11.54%) RESTful
3 3 (11.54%) SOAP
4 1 (3.85%) Ajax
4 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.85%) CSS
4 1 (3.85%) jQuery
4 1 (3.85%) REST
4 1 (3.85%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (19.23%) Mobile App
2 4 (15.38%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (80.77%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (65.38%) Automated Testing
2 17 (65.38%) User Acceptance Testing
3 16 (61.54%) Manual Testing
4 15 (57.69%) Scrum
5 13 (50.00%) Automation Testing
6 8 (30.77%) E-Commerce
6 8 (30.77%) Workflow
7 7 (26.92%) Agile Testing
7 7 (26.92%) Functional Testing
7 7 (26.92%) Non-Functional Testing
7 7 (26.92%) Test Scripting
7 7 (26.92%) Unit Testing
8 6 (23.08%) Security Testing
9 5 (19.23%) Compatibility Testing
9 5 (19.23%) MVC
9 5 (19.23%) Waterfall
10 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (15.38%) Regression Testing
10 4 (15.38%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) C#
2 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) ISEB
2 4 (15.38%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.85%) Degree
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
2 4 (15.38%) HP