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 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 25 36 46
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +10
Permanent jobs citing QA 7 14 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 3.24% 5.30% 1.74%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.43% 58.33% 26.32%
Number of salaries quoted 6 13 4
Median salary £33,500 £32,500 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.07% +4.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £32,500 £40,700
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
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
23 24 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 10.65% 9.09% 6.62%
Number of salaries quoted 21 23 9
Median salary £65,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+100.00% -
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

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 26 May 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Solihull

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 22 (75.86%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (55.17%) Automated Testing
2 16 (55.17%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (51.72%) Manual Testing
3 15 (51.72%) Scrum
4 12 (41.38%) Automation Testing
5 10 (34.48%) Cucumber
5 10 (34.48%) E-Commerce
6 9 (31.03%) Web Services
6 9 (31.03%) SQL
7 8 (27.59%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (24.14%) Security Testing
8 7 (24.14%) Workflow
9 6 (20.69%) MVC
9 6 (20.69%) MySQL
9 6 (20.69%) Compatibility Testing
9 6 (20.69%) Selenium
9 6 (20.69%) JBehave
9 6 (20.69%) WebDriver
9 6 (20.69%) TestNG
9 6 (20.69%) Waterfall
9 6 (20.69%) Appium
9 6 (20.69%) SpecFlow
10 5 (17.24%) Agile Testing
10 5 (17.24%) Functional Testing
10 5 (17.24%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (17.24%) Mobile App
10 5 (17.24%) Unit Testing
10 5 (17.24%) Test Scripting
10 5 (17.24%) Continuous Integration

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 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.69%) MySQL
2 4 (13.79%) MongoDB
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (34.48%) Cucumber
2 6 (20.69%) Appium
2 6 (20.69%) JBehave
2 6 (20.69%) Selenium
2 6 (20.69%) SpecFlow
2 6 (20.69%) TestNG
2 6 (20.69%) WebDriver
3 4 (13.79%) Git (software)
3 4 (13.79%) Jenkins
3 4 (13.79%) NUnit
3 4 (13.79%) PHPUnit
4 3 (10.34%) NeoLoad
5 2 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.45%) JIRA
General
1 4 (13.79%) Retail
2 1 (3.45%) Banking
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) QA Leader
2 10 (34.48%) Test Leader
3 8 (27.59%) Analyst
3 8 (27.59%) Test Analyst
4 7 (24.14%) Developer
5 4 (13.79%) Full Stack Developer
5 4 (13.79%) Junior
5 4 (13.79%) Junior Analyst
5 4 (13.79%) Junior QA Analyst
5 4 (13.79%) Junior Test Analyst
5 4 (13.79%) LAMP Developer
5 4 (13.79%) QA Analyst
5 4 (13.79%) QA Test Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Automation Test Lead
6 3 (10.34%) Lead Tester
6 3 (10.34%) Senior Software Tester
6 3 (10.34%) Senior Tester
6 3 (10.34%) Software Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Software Test Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (31.03%) Web Services
2 5 (17.24%) .NET
2 5 (17.24%) LAMP
3 4 (13.79%) RESTful
3 4 (13.79%) SOAP
4 2 (6.90%) CSS
4 2 (6.90%) jQuery
5 1 (3.45%) Ajax
5 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.45%) REST
5 1 (3.45%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (17.24%) Mobile App
3 4 (13.79%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (75.86%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (55.17%) Automated Testing
2 16 (55.17%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (51.72%) Manual Testing
3 15 (51.72%) Scrum
4 12 (41.38%) Automation Testing
5 10 (34.48%) E-Commerce
6 7 (24.14%) Security Testing
6 7 (24.14%) Workflow
7 6 (20.69%) Compatibility Testing
7 6 (20.69%) MVC
7 6 (20.69%) Waterfall
8 5 (17.24%) Agile Testing
8 5 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (17.24%) Functional Testing
8 5 (17.24%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (17.24%) SOA
8 5 (17.24%) Software Testing
8 5 (17.24%) Test Scripting
8 5 (17.24%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) C#
2 1 (3.45%) Java
2 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) ISEB
2 4 (13.79%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.45%) Degree
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.79%) HP
3 1 (3.45%) Dynatrace
3 1 (3.45%) New Relic