The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Solihull region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 46 49 35
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -14
Permanent jobs citing QA 7 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 2.45% 0.83% 1.27%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.84% 20.00% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 2
Average salary £28,000 £28,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.75% -28.75%
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.29% +2.66%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Solihull
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
19 10 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 6.64% 4.13% 3.82%
Number of salaries quoted 13 9 5
Average salary £28,000 £37,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.32% -7.50%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
QA
West Midlands

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 16 April 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Solihull

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
2 9 (52.94%) MS Office
3 8 (47.06%) MS Excel
4 7 (41.18%) Test Scripting
5 6 (35.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (35.29%) Project Management
6 5 (29.41%) SQL
7 4 (23.53%) Service Delivery
7 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
7 4 (23.53%) Finance
7 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
8 3 (17.65%) Analytics
8 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (17.65%) MDX
8 3 (17.65%) Time Management
8 3 (17.65%) Dimensional Modelling
8 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
8 3 (17.65%) CTC Cleared
8 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
8 3 (17.65%) PerformancePoint
8 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (17.65%) Retail
8 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
8 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (17.65%) Smartphone
8 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (17.65%) Back Office

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 (17.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (52.94%) MS Office
2 8 (47.06%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) PerformancePoint
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
1 3 (17.65%) OLAP
1 3 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
2 2 (11.76%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Retail
2 3 (17.65%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Tester
1 8 (47.06%) Analyst
2 7 (41.18%) Software Tester
3 5 (29.41%) Test Engineer
4 4 (23.53%) Test Analyst
4 4 (23.53%) QA Analyst
5 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 3 (17.65%) Quality Analyst
5 3 (17.65%) Business Developer
5 3 (17.65%) Developer
5 3 (17.65%) QA Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Technical Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Technical Project Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Analyst Programmer
6 1 (5.88%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) MDX
1 3 (17.65%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) Web Services
2 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Test Scripting
2 6 (35.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (35.29%) Project Management
3 4 (23.53%) Service Delivery
3 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
4 3 (17.65%) Analytics
4 3 (17.65%) Time Management
4 3 (17.65%) Dimensional Modelling
4 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (17.65%) Quality Management
4 3 (17.65%) ETL
4 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (11.76%) Automated Testing
5 2 (11.76%) System Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (5.88%) Multithreading
6 1 (5.88%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 3 (17.65%) C#
3 1 (5.88%) Delphi
3 1 (5.88%) RPG
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
1 3 (17.65%) CTC Cleared
1 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
1 3 (17.65%) ISEB
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Telerik
3 1 (5.88%) Trayport