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

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 33 37 44
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +7
Permanent jobs citing QA 12 12 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 3.73% 4.41% 2.97%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 48.00% 41.38% 57.14%
Number of salaries quoted 11 9 8
Average salary £30,000 £28,000 £36,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -23.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £25,000 £25,700
10% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £30,900 £53,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
25 29 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 7.76% 10.66% 5.20%
Number of salaries quoted 23 23 13
Average salary £30,000 £26,000 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -8.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,248 £18,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 13 (61.90%) Business Analysis
2 11 (52.38%) C#
2 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (42.86%) .NET
4 8 (38.10%) SQL
4 8 (38.10%) Scrum
4 8 (38.10%) Selenium
5 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET
6 5 (23.81%) VB
6 5 (23.81%) VB.NET
6 5 (23.81%) C++
6 5 (23.81%) SharePoint
6 5 (23.81%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (23.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (23.81%) MDX
7 3 (14.29%) Automated Testing
7 3 (14.29%) TDD
7 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 3 (14.29%) ISEB
7 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (14.29%) TestDirector
7 3 (14.29%) HTML
7 3 (14.29%) CSS
7 3 (14.29%) Web Services
7 3 (14.29%) XML
7 3 (14.29%) ISTQB
7 3 (14.29%) MCPD
7 3 (14.29%) Unit Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Test Scripting

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 5 (23.81%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (23.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (38.10%) Selenium
2 3 (14.29%) TestDirector
3 2 (9.52%) WebDriver
3 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Report Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Development Manager
2 5 (23.81%) Software Development Manager
2 5 (23.81%) Software Manager
2 5 (23.81%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Test Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Software Tester
4 3 (14.29%) Tester
4 3 (14.29%) Developer
5 2 (9.52%) QA Leader
6 1 (4.76%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Senior QA Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Team Leader
6 1 (4.76%) QA Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.76%) QA Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Automated Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (42.86%) .NET
2 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET
2 5 (23.81%) MDX
3 3 (14.29%) HTML
3 3 (14.29%) CSS
3 3 (14.29%) Web Services
3 3 (14.29%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) Business Analysis
2 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (38.10%) Scrum
4 5 (23.81%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (14.29%) Automated Testing
5 3 (14.29%) TDD
5 3 (14.29%) Unit Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 3 (14.29%) Manual Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 3 (14.29%) BDD
6 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Test Strategy
6 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) C#
2 8 (38.10%) SQL
3 5 (23.81%) VB
3 5 (23.81%) VB.NET
3 5 (23.81%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) ISEB
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 3 (14.29%) MCPD
2 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 3 (14.29%) DevExpress
1 3 (14.29%) Red Gate
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + benefits
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