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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 18 40 39
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -1
Permanent jobs citing QA 22 8 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 8.84% 2.42% 4.58%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 56.41% 33.33% 43.33%
Number of salaries quoted 22 8 10
Average salary £42,500 £31,250 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.00% +11.60%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £28,250 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £35,000 £35,750
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
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
39 24 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 15.66% 7.27% 10.56%
Number of salaries quoted 38 23 24
Average salary £42,500 £32,500 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.76% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,600 £20,248 £18,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £42,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.70% -

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 9 February 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Solihull

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 27 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (52.38%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (47.62%) Automated Testing
4 19 (45.24%) Software Testing
4 19 (45.24%) Manual Testing
5 16 (38.10%) SQL
6 14 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (28.57%) Black-Box Testing
7 12 (28.57%) Retail
7 12 (28.57%) Scrum
8 10 (23.81%) E-Commerce
8 10 (23.81%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (23.81%) Defect Tracking
8 10 (23.81%) Cucumber
9 9 (21.43%) Automation Testing
9 9 (21.43%) Time Management
9 9 (21.43%) .NET
10 8 (19.05%) Microsoft
11 7 (16.67%) MySQL
11 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
11 7 (16.67%) ISTQB
11 7 (16.67%) Security Testing
11 7 (16.67%) Performance Testing
11 7 (16.67%) Test Automation
12 6 (14.29%) TestNG
12 6 (14.29%) JBehave
12 6 (14.29%) WebDriver
12 6 (14.29%) Waterfall
12 6 (14.29%) Compatibility Testing
12 6 (14.29%) Selenium

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 (7.14%) SharePoint
1 3 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) Internet
2 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.67%) MySQL
1 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.52%) MongoDB
3 3 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (23.81%) Cucumber
2 6 (14.29%) Appium
2 6 (14.29%) JBehave
2 6 (14.29%) Selenium
2 6 (14.29%) SpecFlow
2 6 (14.29%) TestNG
2 6 (14.29%) WebDriver
3 4 (9.52%) Git (software)
3 4 (9.52%) Jenkins
3 4 (9.52%) NUnit
3 4 (9.52%) PHPUnit
4 3 (7.14%) NeoLoad
4 3 (7.14%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.76%) MSTest
5 2 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.38%) JIRA
General
1 12 (28.57%) Retail
2 2 (4.76%) Banking
2 2 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (45.24%) QA Leader
2 12 (28.57%) Test Leader
3 8 (19.05%) Analyst
3 8 (19.05%) Test Analyst
4 7 (16.67%) Developer
5 6 (14.29%) Automated Tester
5 6 (14.29%) QA Engineer
5 6 (14.29%) QA Tester
5 6 (14.29%) Software QA Engineer
5 6 (14.29%) Software QA Tester
5 6 (14.29%) Software Tester
5 6 (14.29%) Tester
6 4 (9.52%) Full Stack Developer
6 4 (9.52%) Junior
6 4 (9.52%) Junior Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) Junior QA Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) Junior Test Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) LAMP Developer
6 4 (9.52%) QA Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.43%) .NET
2 6 (14.29%) Web Services
3 5 (11.90%) LAMP
4 4 (9.52%) RESTful
4 4 (9.52%) SOAP
5 3 (7.14%) jQuery
6 2 (4.76%) CSS
7 1 (2.38%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 22 (52.38%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.52%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.38%) Linux
1 1 (2.38%) Windows
1 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000 Server
1 1 (2.38%) Windows Server
1 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (47.62%) Automated Testing
3 19 (45.24%) Manual Testing
3 19 (45.24%) Software Testing
4 14 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (28.57%) Black-Box Testing
5 12 (28.57%) Scrum
6 10 (23.81%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (23.81%) Defect Tracking
6 10 (23.81%) E-Commerce
7 9 (21.43%) Automation Testing
7 9 (21.43%) Time Management
8 7 (16.67%) Performance Testing
8 7 (16.67%) Security Testing
8 7 (16.67%) Test Automation
9 6 (14.29%) Compatibility Testing
9 6 (14.29%) MVC
9 6 (14.29%) User Stories
9 6 (14.29%) Waterfall
9 6 (14.29%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 16 (38.10%) SQL
2 2 (4.76%) Java
3 1 (2.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 6 (14.29%) Degree
3 5 (11.90%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.38%) ISO22301
1 1 (2.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.38%) SCCM
2 1 (2.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.52%) HP
3 1 (2.38%) Dynatrace
3 1 (2.38%) New Relic
3 1 (2.38%) VMware