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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 28 43 35
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -8
Permanent jobs citing QA 10 11 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 4.10% 3.78% 3.18%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.04% 55.00% 36.00%
Number of salaries quoted 10 8 9
Average salary £32,000 £38,250 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.33% +27.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,850 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £33,750 £61,500 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
27 20 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 11.07% 6.87% 8.83%
Number of salaries quoted 26 13 20
Average salary £28,000 £40,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.00% +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £21,598 £25,250
10% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £40,000 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 31 July 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Solihull

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 18 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (47.83%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (43.48%) Scrum
4 8 (34.78%) Test Scripting
5 7 (30.43%) Manual Testing
5 7 (30.43%) Unit Testing
5 7 (30.43%) Agile Testing
5 7 (30.43%) Mobile App
5 7 (30.43%) Automation Testing
5 7 (30.43%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 7 (30.43%) Automated Testing
5 7 (30.43%) Finance
5 7 (30.43%) SQL
6 5 (21.74%) Web Services
7 4 (17.39%) MS Office
7 4 (17.39%) TestDirector
7 4 (17.39%) Regression Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (17.39%) Mentoring
7 4 (17.39%) Test Automation
7 4 (17.39%) Performance Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Selenium
8 3 (13.04%) Degree
8 3 (13.04%) Banking
8 3 (13.04%) System Testing
8 3 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (13.04%) Robot Framework
8 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
9 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (8.70%) OOP

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Office
2 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) TestDirector
1 4 (17.39%) Selenium
2 3 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (13.04%) Robot Framework
3 1 (4.35%) Ranorex
General
1 7 (30.43%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Analyst
1 13 (56.52%) Test Analyst
2 3 (13.04%) Junior
2 3 (13.04%) Lead Test Analyst
2 3 (13.04%) Junior Test Analyst
2 3 (13.04%) Junior Analyst
2 3 (13.04%) Test Leader
3 2 (8.70%) QA Leader
3 2 (8.70%) Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Software Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Tester
3 2 (8.70%) Software Tester
4 1 (4.35%) Test Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) Web Services
2 2 (8.70%) WCF
2 2 (8.70%) REST
2 2 (8.70%) .NET
2 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET
2 2 (8.70%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Mobile App
2 2 (8.70%) Mathematics
2 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (47.83%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (43.48%) Scrum
4 8 (34.78%) Test Scripting
5 7 (30.43%) Manual Testing
5 7 (30.43%) Automated Testing
5 7 (30.43%) Unit Testing
5 7 (30.43%) Agile Testing
5 7 (30.43%) Automation Testing
5 7 (30.43%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Test Automation
6 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 4 (17.39%) Mentoring
6 4 (17.39%) Regression Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Performance Testing
7 3 (13.04%) System Testing
8 2 (8.70%) TDD
8 2 (8.70%) OOP
8 2 (8.70%) SOA
8 2 (8.70%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) C#
2 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Degree
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Kingfisher Consultancy
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