The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Solihull region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 25 33 38
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +5
Permanent jobs citing QA 4 10 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 1.95% 3.92% 3.79%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.26% 34.48% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 3 10 8
Median salary £22,500 £32,000 £38,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-29.68% -16.33%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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 29 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 19.02% 11.37% 7.59%
Number of salaries quoted 33 28 14
Median salary £65,000 £27,250 £40,748
Median salary % change year-on-year
+138.53% -33.12%
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,049 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+7.01% +3.82%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

The demand trend of job ads across the Solihull region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 28 July 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Solihull

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Solihull region with a requirement for QA.

1 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (78.57%) Automated Testing
2 10 (71.43%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (71.43%) Manual Testing
3 8 (57.14%) Scrum
3 8 (57.14%) Automation Testing
4 7 (50.00%) Agile Testing
4 7 (50.00%) Functional Testing
4 7 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 7 (50.00%) SQL
4 7 (50.00%) Unit Testing
4 7 (50.00%) Test Scripting
5 6 (42.86%) Web Services
6 5 (35.71%) Mobile App
7 4 (28.57%) Smoke Testing
7 4 (28.57%) Workflow
7 4 (28.57%) Regression Testing
7 4 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (28.57%) System Testing
8 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
8 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
8 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
8 3 (21.43%) ISEB
8 3 (21.43%) Mentoring
8 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 2 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
9 2 (14.29%) HP
9 2 (14.29%) Client/Server
9 2 (14.29%) OOP
9 2 (14.29%) Internet

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) MySQL
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.14%) Appium
2 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
2 1 (7.14%) JBehave
2 1 (7.14%) JIRA
2 1 (7.14%) Selenium
2 1 (7.14%) SpecFlow
2 1 (7.14%) TestNG
2 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Analyst
1 8 (57.14%) Test Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Software Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Software Test Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Test Leader
3 3 (21.43%) Lead Tester
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Software Tester
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Tester
3 3 (21.43%) Software Tester
3 3 (21.43%) Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Junior
4 2 (14.29%) Junior Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Junior QA Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Junior Test Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) QA Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Automation Test Lead
5 1 (7.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (7.14%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) Ajax
2 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.14%) CSS
2 1 (7.14%) jQuery
2 1 (7.14%) LAMP
2 1 (7.14%) REST
2 1 (7.14%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Mobile App
2 2 (14.29%) Client/Server
3 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (78.57%) Automated Testing
2 10 (71.43%) Manual Testing
2 10 (71.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (57.14%) Automation Testing
3 8 (57.14%) Scrum
4 7 (50.00%) Agile Testing
4 7 (50.00%) Functional Testing
4 7 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 7 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 7 (50.00%) Unit Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Regression Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Smoke Testing
5 4 (28.57%) System Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Workflow
6 3 (21.43%) Mentoring
6 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
7 2 (14.29%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) C#
2 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) ISEB
2 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 1 (7.14%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) HP