The first table below looks at the demand for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Bromwich region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 18 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 West Bromwich region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 14 14 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 -8
Permanent jobs citing QA 4 2 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Bromwich 8.89% 6.45% 23.33%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.00% 25.00% 70.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 2
Average salary £30,000 £36,500 £85,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.80% -57.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £33,300 £81,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £39,700 £89,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.33%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
West Bromwich
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
16 8 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Bromwich 35.56% 25.81% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 12 8 5
Average salary £21,750 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-45.62% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £37,750 £41,900
10% offered a salary of more than £27,200 £86,000 £41,100
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
QA
West Midlands

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in West Bromwich

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the West Bromwich region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in West Bromwich

QA
Salary Trend in West Bromwich

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the West Bromwich region.

QA Salary Trend in West Bromwich

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Bromwich

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the West Bromwich 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 5 (62.50%) Software Testing
2 4 (50.00%) ISEB
2 4 (50.00%) Business Continuity
2 4 (50.00%) Business Continuity Planning
3 3 (37.50%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) IBM
4 2 (25.00%) UNIX
4 2 (25.00%) Java
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) Linux
4 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (25.00%) Asset Management
4 2 (25.00%) Data Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Civica
4 2 (25.00%) Migration
4 2 (25.00%) CAFM
4 2 (25.00%) QlikView
4 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Data Cleansing
4 2 (25.00%) Data Architecture
4 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (25.00%) Data Entry
4 2 (25.00%) Maximo
4 2 (25.00%) Servitor
5 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning

QA
Top Related IT Skills in West Bromwich by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the West Bromwich 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 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Maximo
1 2 (25.00%) Servitor
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) QlikView
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) OLTP
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Maximo Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) UNIX
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Software Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Business Continuity
2 4 (50.00%) Business Continuity Planning
3 3 (37.50%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (25.00%) Asset Management
4 2 (25.00%) Data Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Migration
4 2 (25.00%) CAFM
4 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Data Cleansing
4 2 (25.00%) Data Architecture
4 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (25.00%) Data Entry
5 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (12.50%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Java
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) MCITP
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) IBM
2 2 (25.00%) Civica
3 1 (12.50%) Actuate