The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 50 81 73
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -8
Permanent jobs citing QA 283 184 186
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.65% 3.49% 3.57%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.63% 34.26% 40.17%
Number of salaries quoted 216 145 164
Median salary £35,250 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.87% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
QA
England

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 West Midlands region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
752 537 463
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 12.34% 10.20% 8.88%
Number of salaries quoted 536 438 390
Median salary £43,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

QA
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

QA Salary Trend in the West Midlands

QA
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

QA
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +30 99 £35,000 -17.64% 19
Coventry +19 39 £43,250 -13.50% 4
Warwickshire -9 34 £40,000 +16.50% 5
Staffordshire +16 31 £30,000 -7.69% 4
Worcestershire -3 21 £35,000 -15.15% 1
Shropshire - 11 £32,000 - 1
Solihull +7 7 £33,500 +3.07%
Wolverhampton 0 6 £34,250 +14.16%
Herefordshire +5 1 £35,500 -28.28%
Willenhall - 1 £37,500 - 1
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for QA.

1 182 (36.99%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (21.75%) SQL
3 105 (21.34%) Scrum
4 94 (19.11%) Finance
5 85 (17.28%) E-Commerce
5 85 (17.28%) Software Testing
6 84 (17.07%) HTML
7 81 (16.46%) JavaScript
8 78 (15.85%) CSS
8 78 (15.85%) Microsoft
8 78 (15.85%) Selenium
9 75 (15.24%) .NET
10 72 (14.63%) User Acceptance Testing
11 71 (14.43%) Automated Testing
12 69 (14.02%) Java
13 67 (13.62%) C#
13 67 (13.62%) Functional Testing
14 65 (13.21%) jQuery
14 65 (13.21%) Test Automation
15 64 (13.01%) Test Scripting
15 64 (13.01%) Degree
15 64 (13.01%) SQL Server
16 61 (12.40%) XML
16 61 (12.40%) HTML5
17 60 (12.20%) Web Services
18 59 (11.99%) Analytical Skills
19 56 (11.38%) MVC
20 55 (11.18%) Manufacturing
20 55 (11.18%) Mentoring
21 53 (10.77%) Web Development

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 34 (6.91%) SharePoint
2 18 (3.66%) BizTalk Server
3 16 (3.25%) CMS
4 15 (3.05%) Drupal
5 9 (1.83%) IIS
5 9 (1.83%) WordPress
6 5 (1.02%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.61%) Node.js
7 3 (0.61%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.41%) Apache
9 1 (0.20%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.20%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.20%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.20%) Kentico
9 1 (0.20%) Magnolia
9 1 (0.20%) nginx
9 1 (0.20%) SAS
9 1 (0.20%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.20%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
Applications
1 51 (10.37%) MS Excel
2 18 (3.66%) MS Office
3 14 (2.85%) Photoshop
4 6 (1.22%) MS Project
4 6 (1.22%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 16 (3.25%) Dynamics AX
2 11 (2.24%) Oracle Cash Management
2 11 (2.24%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (2.24%) Oracle iProcurement
2 11 (2.24%) Oracle Payables
2 11 (2.24%) Oracle Receivables
3 7 (1.42%) Oracle 11i
3 7 (1.42%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (1.22%) Oracle ASCP
4 6 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (1.02%) SAP R/3
6 4 (0.81%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.20%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.63%) SaaS
3 3 (0.61%) IaaS
3 3 (0.61%) PaaS
4 2 (0.41%) Google Drive
5 1 (0.20%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.02%) Cisco ASA
1 5 (1.02%) Firewall
1 5 (1.02%) Internet
1 5 (1.02%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.41%) HTTP
2 2 (0.41%) Network Security
3 1 (0.20%) Asterisk PBX
3 1 (0.20%) DNS
3 1 (0.20%) Skype
3 1 (0.20%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (13.01%) SQL Server
2 41 (8.33%) MySQL
3 15 (3.05%) Oracle Database
3 15 (3.05%) SQLite
4 10 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (2.03%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.81%) MongoDB
5 4 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.61%) QlikView
6 3 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.41%) MS Access
7 2 (0.41%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (0.41%) SAP BI
7 2 (0.41%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.41%) Spotfire
8 1 (0.20%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 78 (15.85%) Selenium
2 46 (9.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 39 (7.93%) Git (software)
4 38 (7.72%) JIRA
5 36 (7.32%) WebDriver
6 19 (3.86%) Cucumber
6 19 (3.86%) Subversion
6 19 (3.86%) Visual Studio
7 15 (3.05%) TestNG
8 14 (2.85%) SoapUI
8 14 (2.85%) TestDirector
9 11 (2.24%) Jenkins
10 10 (2.03%) Appium
10 10 (2.03%) JBehave
10 10 (2.03%) SpecFlow
11 9 (1.83%) JUnit
11 9 (1.83%) Maven
12 8 (1.63%) Fiddler
12 8 (1.63%) Firebug
13 7 (1.42%) NUnit
General
1 94 (19.11%) Finance
2 55 (11.18%) Manufacturing
3 39 (7.93%) Marketing
4 34 (6.91%) Retail
5 23 (4.67%) Back Office
6 15 (3.05%) Games
7 14 (2.85%) Advertising
7 14 (2.85%) Local Government
8 9 (1.83%) Banking
9 8 (1.63%) Legal
10 7 (1.42%) Telecoms
11 6 (1.22%) Electronics
12 4 (0.81%) Automotive
13 3 (0.61%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.41%) Military
15 1 (0.20%) French Language
15 1 (0.20%) German Language
15 1 (0.20%) Italian Language
15 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 131 (26.63%) Analyst
2 99 (20.12%) Developer
3 88 (17.89%) Test Analyst
4 87 (17.68%) Tester
5 47 (9.55%) Software Tester
6 46 (9.35%) QA Analyst
7 44 (8.94%) Software Analyst
8 43 (8.74%) QA Test Analyst
9 38 (7.72%) Software Test Analyst
10 37 (7.52%) Project Manager
11 34 (6.91%) Test Manager
12 33 (6.71%) QA Leader
12 33 (6.71%) QA Tester
13 30 (6.10%) Automation Tester
13 30 (6.10%) PHP Developer
13 30 (6.10%) Test Leader
14 26 (5.28%) SAP Manager
15 25 (5.08%) Automation Test Analyst
16 22 (4.47%) Test Engineer
17 21 (4.27%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (17.07%) HTML
2 78 (15.85%) CSS
3 75 (15.24%) .NET
4 65 (13.21%) jQuery
5 61 (12.40%) HTML5
5 61 (12.40%) XML
6 60 (12.20%) Web Services
7 40 (8.13%) ASP.NET
8 28 (5.69%) ASP.NET MVC
9 26 (5.28%) SOAP
10 24 (4.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 22 (4.47%) LAMP
11 22 (4.47%) REST
12 21 (4.27%) CSS3
12 21 (4.27%) WCF
13 17 (3.46%) ASP.NET Web API
13 17 (3.46%) XHTML
13 17 (3.46%) XSLT
14 15 (3.05%) Spring
15 14 (2.85%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 59 (11.99%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (9.96%) Mobile App
3 26 (5.28%) Data Centre
4 25 (5.08%) Enterprise Software
5 19 (3.86%) Computer Science
6 10 (2.03%) Client/Server
7 8 (1.63%) e-Learning
8 6 (1.22%) PMI
9 5 (1.02%) Driving Licence
9 5 (1.02%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.02%) Mathematics
10 3 (0.61%) User Experience
11 2 (0.41%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.41%) Statistics
11 2 (0.41%) Visualisation
12 1 (0.20%) Data Integration
12 1 (0.20%) DataPower
12 1 (0.20%) Informatics
12 1 (0.20%) Inversion of Control
12 1 (0.20%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 25 (5.08%) Windows
2 21 (4.27%) Linux
3 10 (2.03%) Windows Server
4 7 (1.42%) Unix
5 2 (0.41%) Android
5 2 (0.41%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.41%) Mac OS X
5 2 (0.41%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.20%) CentOS
6 1 (0.20%) Debian
6 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (36.99%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (21.34%) Scrum
3 85 (17.28%) E-Commerce
3 85 (17.28%) Software Testing
4 72 (14.63%) User Acceptance Testing
5 71 (14.43%) Automated Testing
6 67 (13.62%) Functional Testing
7 65 (13.21%) Test Automation
8 64 (13.01%) Test Scripting
9 56 (11.38%) MVC
10 55 (11.18%) Mentoring
11 53 (10.77%) Manual Testing
11 53 (10.77%) Web Development
12 51 (10.37%) Stakeholder Management
13 45 (9.15%) OO
14 44 (8.94%) Business Intelligence
15 42 (8.54%) Project Management
16 40 (8.13%) BDD
17 38 (7.72%) Automation Testing
17 38 (7.72%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 107 (21.75%) SQL
2 81 (16.46%) JavaScript
3 69 (14.02%) Java
4 67 (13.62%) C#
5 38 (7.72%) PHP
6 23 (4.67%) C
7 17 (3.46%) XPath
8 11 (2.24%) PL/SQL
9 10 (2.03%) Python
10 9 (1.83%) VB.NET
11 6 (1.22%) Ruby
11 6 (1.22%) T-SQL
12 5 (1.02%) C++
13 4 (0.81%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.61%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.61%) Perl
14 3 (0.61%) Scala
15 2 (0.41%) ABAP
15 2 (0.41%) VB
15 2 (0.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 64 (13.01%) Degree
2 45 (9.15%) ISTQB
3 43 (8.74%) ISEB
4 22 (4.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 6 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (1.22%) PMI Certification
7 5 (1.02%) DBS Check
7 5 (1.02%) Security Cleared
8 4 (0.81%) SC Cleared
9 3 (0.61%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.41%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (1.42%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.61%) COBIT
4 2 (0.41%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.41%) SDET
5 1 (0.20%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.20%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (1.22%) Docker
3 5 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (1.02%) vSphere
4 3 (0.61%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.20%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 1 (0.20%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 11 (2.24%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.02%) Backup Exec
2 5 (1.02%) SCOM
3 1 (0.20%) Nagios
3 1 (0.20%) OpenView
3 1 (0.20%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 78 (15.85%) Microsoft
2 44 (8.94%) Oracle
3 40 (8.13%) SAP
4 11 (2.24%) HP
4 11 (2.24%) VMware
5 5 (1.02%) Cisco
5 5 (1.02%) Dynatrace
5 5 (1.02%) New Relic
5 5 (1.02%) Symantec
6 4 (0.81%) Google
7 2 (0.41%) IBM
7 2 (0.41%) Kaspersky
7 2 (0.41%) Tableau
7 2 (0.41%) TIBCO
7 2 (0.41%) WatchGuard
8 1 (0.20%) Adobe
8 1 (0.20%) Cognos
8 1 (0.20%) Escenic
8 1 (0.20%) Intel
8 1 (0.20%) Lotus
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Kyna Associates
Salary: £35000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 58 minutes ago
West Midlands
Bright Executive Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Staffordshire
Recruitment Revolution.com
Posted: 6 hours ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £80,000 to £100,000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £60000.00 - £80000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £29000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Broster Buchanan
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £30000 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Candour Solutions
Salary: Excellent plus outstanding benefits including car
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
VIQU
Salary: £30k - 45k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum + Car + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + bonus and package
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive (DOE) + 5% Flex Benefits + Pension
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Savvy Recruitment
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 per year
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Willenhall
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Warwick
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 13 days ago
Redditch
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £44797.20 - £48692.40 per annum + 40d Hol+Exc Pen+Health/Life
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £39324.00 - £43000.00 per annum + 40d Hol+Exc Pen+Health/Life
Posted: 13 days ago
Warwickshire
Annapurna HR
Posted: 13 days ago
Burton-on-Trent
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: £25,000 - £40,000 (Based on skills)
Posted: 13 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £52000 per annum + package
Posted: 15 days ago
Warwick
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Birmingham
Robert Walters UK
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Warwickshire
greywood
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
Tamworth
Robert Walters UK
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago