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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 41 35 48
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +13
Permanent jobs citing QA 9 11 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 3.02% 4.35% 1.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.14% 52.38% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 7 10 3
Average salary £32,500 £28,000 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.07% -1.75%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,588 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.41% -2.36%
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
28 21 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 9.40% 8.30% 3.59%
Number of salaries quoted 26 17 8
Average salary £42,500 £28,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+51.78% -24.32%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £25,500 £27,732
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £43,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 13 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (45.83%) Business Analysis
2 11 (45.83%) Selenium
3 10 (41.67%) .NET
3 10 (41.67%) C#
4 8 (33.33%) SQL
4 8 (33.33%) Scrum
5 6 (25.00%) TestDirector
5 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 6 (25.00%) ASP.NET
5 6 (25.00%) Finance
6 5 (20.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (20.83%) MDX
6 5 (20.83%) VB
6 5 (20.83%) VB.NET
6 5 (20.83%) SharePoint
6 5 (20.83%) C++
6 5 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (16.67%) CSS
7 4 (16.67%) Web Services
8 3 (12.50%) XML
8 3 (12.50%) HTML
8 3 (12.50%) ISEB
8 3 (12.50%) Automated Testing
8 3 (12.50%) ISTQB
8 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
8 3 (12.50%) Manual Testing
8 3 (12.50%) Test Automation
9 2 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (8.33%) Degree

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (20.83%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (20.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (45.83%) Selenium
2 6 (25.00%) TestDirector
3 2 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (8.33%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Analyst
2 7 (29.17%) Test Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Development Manager
3 5 (20.83%) Report Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Software Development Manager
3 5 (20.83%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Software Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Software Tester
4 3 (12.50%) Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Developer
5 2 (8.33%) QA Leader
6 1 (4.17%) Automated Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.17%) Coordinator
6 1 (4.17%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.17%) QA Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Senior QA Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Team Leader
6 1 (4.17%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (41.67%) .NET
2 6 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 5 (20.83%) MDX
4 4 (16.67%) CSS
4 4 (16.67%) Web Services
5 3 (12.50%) XML
5 3 (12.50%) HTML
6 1 (4.17%) WCF
6 1 (4.17%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
1 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (45.83%) Business Analysis
3 8 (33.33%) Scrum
4 5 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (12.50%) Automated Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 3 (12.50%) Manual Testing
6 2 (8.33%) TDD
7 1 (4.17%) Project Management
7 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
7 1 (4.17%) OOP
7 1 (4.17%) SOA
7 1 (4.17%) BDD
7 1 (4.17%) Test Strategy
7 1 (4.17%) Transition Management
7 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
7 1 (4.17%) Refactoring
7 1 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (4.17%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) C#
2 8 (33.33%) SQL
3 5 (20.83%) VB
3 5 (20.83%) VB.NET
3 5 (20.83%) C++
4 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) ISEB
1 3 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.33%) Degree
3 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.17%) MCPD
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) DevExpress
2 1 (4.17%) Red Gate