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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 41 41 32
Rank change year-on-year
0 -9
Permanent jobs citing QA 8 7 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 2.75% 2.29% 4.24%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 66.67% 25.00% 38.89%
Number of salaries quoted 8 3 3
Average salary £47,500 £35,000 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.71% +45.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £33,000 £22,800
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £39,000 £52,800
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +5.26%
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
12 28 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 4.12% 9.15% 10.91%
Number of salaries quoted 12 22 12
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +56.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £21,400 £18,200
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £37,400 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +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
Salary Histogram in Solihull

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Solihull region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Solihull

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 9 (47.37%) Business Analysis
2 8 (42.11%) C#
3 5 (26.32%) ASP.NET
3 5 (26.32%) .NET
3 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (21.05%) Finance
4 4 (21.05%) Scrum
4 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
4 4 (21.05%) C++
4 4 (21.05%) VB
4 4 (21.05%) VB.NET
4 4 (21.05%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (21.05%) Mentoring
5 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (15.79%) BDD
5 3 (15.79%) Red Gate
5 3 (15.79%) DevExpress
5 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
5 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
5 3 (15.79%) Fujitsu
5 3 (15.79%) Fault Management
5 3 (15.79%) Unit Testing
5 3 (15.79%) MCPD
5 3 (15.79%) SQL
5 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
5 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
5 3 (15.79%) ITIL
5 3 (15.79%) Broadband
5 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (15.79%) ITIL Certification

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) CMS
2 1 (5.26%) Lync
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) Broadband
1 3 (15.79%) DSL
2 1 (5.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (5.26%) JIRA
1 1 (5.26%) Selenium
1 1 (5.26%) Ranorex
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Retail
2 3 (15.79%) Back Office
2 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Development Manager
2 4 (21.05%) Software Development Manager
2 4 (21.05%) Software Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Technical Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Technical Services Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Service Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Report Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Product Manager
5 1 (5.26%) QA Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) CRM Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Test Automation Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) CRM Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) .NET
1 5 (26.32%) ASP.NET
2 2 (10.53%) MDX
3 1 (5.26%) Silverlight
3 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC 2
3 1 (5.26%) Web Services
3 1 (5.26%) XML
3 1 (5.26%) XSD
3 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Business Analysis
2 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (21.05%) Scrum
3 4 (21.05%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (21.05%) Mentoring
4 3 (15.79%) BDD
4 3 (15.79%) Fault Management
4 3 (15.79%) Unit Testing
4 3 (15.79%) TDD
4 3 (15.79%) ITIL
4 3 (15.79%) Project Management
4 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
5 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
5 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
5 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Automated Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Product Management
5 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
6 1 (5.26%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) C#
2 4 (21.05%) C++
2 4 (21.05%) VB
2 4 (21.05%) VB.NET
3 3 (15.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (15.79%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (15.79%) MCPD
1 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
1 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) ISEB
2 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.26%) Degree
3 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) BT
2 3 (15.79%) Fujitsu
2 3 (15.79%) DevExpress
2 3 (15.79%) Red Gate
3 1 (5.26%) Telerik
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Next Move IT
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago