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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 64 78 69
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -9
Permanent jobs citing QA 205 170 153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.60% 3.36% 3.55%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.16% 33.53% 33.85%
Number of salaries quoted 176 135 127
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
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
658 507 452
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.56% 10.02% 10.50%
Number of salaries quoted 506 413 359
Average salary £43,974 £39,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.75% -2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,900 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 11 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -8 66 £40,000 +6.66% 12
Coventry +20 39 £43,250 -8.94% 3
Warwickshire -12 28 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Solihull +23 22 £42,500 +36.00%
Staffordshire -6 14 £33,750 +3.84% 4
Worcestershire +3 13 £40,000 +23.07% 7
Dudley - 5 £35,000 -
Wolverhampton +7 3 £27,500 +10.00%
Walsall -11 2 £42,500 +21.42%
Brierley Hill - 1 - -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £30,000 -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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.

1 175 (37.23%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (25.11%) Software Testing
3 92 (19.57%) Java
4 90 (19.15%) SQL
5 89 (18.94%) Finance
6 87 (18.51%) Automated Testing
7 82 (17.45%) .NET
8 80 (17.02%) User Acceptance Testing
9 78 (16.60%) Analytical Skills
10 76 (16.17%) Selenium
10 76 (16.17%) Scrum
11 73 (15.53%) C#
12 72 (15.32%) SQL Server
13 68 (14.47%) Test Scripting
14 65 (13.83%) ISTQB
15 63 (13.40%) Degree
16 62 (13.19%) Microsoft
16 62 (13.19%) SDLC
17 59 (12.55%) Manual Testing
18 58 (12.34%) Retail
19 55 (11.70%) ISEB
19 55 (11.70%) XML
20 50 (10.64%) Web Services
21 48 (10.21%) E-Commerce
22 43 (9.15%) Test Automation
23 42 (8.94%) JIRA
24 41 (8.72%) Test Strategy
24 41 (8.72%) Functional Testing
25 40 (8.51%) Mentoring
25 40 (8.51%) JavaScript

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 17 (3.62%) SharePoint
2 12 (2.55%) BizTalk Server
3 10 (2.13%) IIS
3 10 (2.13%) Tomcat
4 6 (1.28%) Umbraco
5 5 (1.06%) Apache
6 3 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.43%) CMS
8 1 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.21%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.21%) Kentico
8 1 (0.21%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.21%) SAS
8 1 (0.21%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.21%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.21%) WordPress
Applications
1 20 (4.26%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.13%) MS Office
3 2 (0.43%) MS Project
4 1 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (1.91%) Dynamics AX
1 9 (1.91%) Oracle 11i
1 9 (1.91%) Oracle EBS
1 9 (1.91%) Oracle EBS R12
2 8 (1.70%) Oracle Payables
2 8 (1.70%) Oracle Receivables
3 7 (1.49%) Oracle ASCP
3 7 (1.49%) Oracle Cash Management
3 7 (1.49%) Oracle iProcurement
4 6 (1.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.85%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.43%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.43%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.21%) Maximo
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.06%) SaaS
3 3 (0.64%) GitHub
3 3 (0.64%) IaaS
3 3 (0.64%) PaaS
4 2 (0.43%) Bluemix
4 2 (0.43%) Google Drive
5 1 (0.21%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.91%) TCP/IP
2 4 (0.85%) Firewall
2 4 (0.85%) Internet
3 2 (0.43%) HTTP
4 1 (0.21%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.21%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (15.32%) SQL Server
2 28 (5.96%) Relational Database
3 16 (3.40%) MySQL
4 11 (2.34%) Oracle Database
4 11 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (1.70%) OLTP
5 8 (1.70%) RDBMS
5 8 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (0.85%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (0.43%) SAP BI
10 1 (0.21%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.21%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.21%) Oracle Discoverer
10 1 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.21%) QlikView
10 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 76 (16.17%) Selenium
2 42 (8.94%) JIRA
3 36 (7.66%) Cucumber
4 31 (6.60%) Team Foundation Server
5 30 (6.38%) Git (software)
5 30 (6.38%) WebDriver
6 20 (4.26%) Jenkins
6 20 (4.26%) SpecFlow
7 17 (3.62%) Visual Studio
8 14 (2.98%) Hudson
9 12 (2.55%) Selenium IDE
9 12 (2.55%) Subversion
10 11 (2.34%) RSpec
11 10 (2.13%) Appium
11 10 (2.13%) FogBugz
11 10 (2.13%) JBehave
11 10 (2.13%) TeamCity
11 10 (2.13%) TestNG
11 10 (2.13%) WATIR
12 9 (1.91%) Ant
General
1 89 (18.94%) Finance
2 58 (12.34%) Retail
3 24 (5.11%) Manufacturing
4 19 (4.04%) Games
4 19 (4.04%) Military
5 17 (3.62%) Local Government
6 14 (2.98%) Marketing
7 11 (2.34%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.49%) Banking
9 6 (1.28%) Electronics
10 4 (0.85%) Legal
10 4 (0.85%) Publishing
11 2 (0.43%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.21%) Billing
12 1 (0.21%) Law
12 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 140 (29.79%) Analyst
2 91 (19.36%) Test Analyst
3 66 (14.04%) Developer
3 66 (14.04%) QA Analyst
4 61 (12.98%) Tester
5 50 (10.64%) QA Test Analyst
6 49 (10.43%) Software Analyst
7 38 (8.09%) Software Test Analyst
8 35 (7.45%) QA Leader
8 35 (7.45%) Test Manager
9 34 (7.23%) Software Tester
10 33 (7.02%) Automation Analyst
10 33 (7.02%) Automation Test Analyst
11 32 (6.81%) Project Manager
12 28 (5.96%) QA Engineer
12 28 (5.96%) QA Tester
13 27 (5.74%) Test Leader
14 25 (5.32%) Test Engineer
15 21 (4.47%) Senior Developer
15 21 (4.47%) Software QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (17.45%) .NET
2 55 (11.70%) XML
3 50 (10.64%) Web Services
4 33 (7.02%) HTML
5 29 (6.17%) ASP.NET
6 27 (5.74%) SOAP
7 21 (4.47%) CSS
8 19 (4.04%) REST
9 18 (3.83%) WCF
10 17 (3.62%) ASP.NET Web API
11 16 (3.40%) HTML5
12 15 (3.19%) ASP.NET MVC
12 15 (3.19%) jQuery
13 14 (2.98%) Spring
14 13 (2.77%) RESTful
15 11 (2.34%) XSLT
16 10 (2.13%) Gherkin
16 10 (2.13%) LAMP
17 8 (1.70%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 8 (1.70%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 78 (16.60%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (6.17%) Mobile App
3 26 (5.53%) Management Information System
4 25 (5.32%) Computer Science
5 22 (4.68%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (1.91%) Mathematics
7 8 (1.70%) Data Centre
7 8 (1.70%) Replication
8 6 (1.28%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.28%) N-Tier
9 5 (1.06%) Clustering
9 5 (1.06%) User Experience
10 4 (0.85%) e-Learning
10 4 (0.85%) PMI
11 3 (0.64%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (0.64%) Driving Licence
11 3 (0.64%) Inversion of Control
12 2 (0.43%) Derivative
12 2 (0.43%) Life Science
12 2 (0.43%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 35 (7.45%) Windows
2 24 (5.11%) Linux
3 10 (2.13%) Android
3 10 (2.13%) Apple iOS
3 10 (2.13%) Unix
4 9 (1.91%) SUSE
5 6 (1.28%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (37.23%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (25.11%) Software Testing
3 87 (18.51%) Automated Testing
4 80 (17.02%) User Acceptance Testing
5 76 (16.17%) Scrum
6 68 (14.47%) Test Scripting
7 62 (13.19%) SDLC
8 59 (12.55%) Manual Testing
9 48 (10.21%) E-Commerce
10 43 (9.15%) Test Automation
11 41 (8.72%) Functional Testing
11 41 (8.72%) Test Strategy
12 40 (8.51%) Mentoring
13 36 (7.66%) BDD
14 35 (7.45%) Business Intelligence
15 34 (7.23%) Defect Management
16 31 (6.60%) OO
16 31 (6.60%) Project Management
17 30 (6.38%) Automation Testing
17 30 (6.38%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 92 (19.57%) Java
2 90 (19.15%) SQL
3 73 (15.53%) C#
4 40 (8.51%) JavaScript
5 12 (2.55%) Ruby
6 11 (2.34%) PHP
6 11 (2.34%) PL/SQL
6 11 (2.34%) XPath
7 10 (2.13%) C
8 9 (1.91%) Bash Shell
8 9 (1.91%) Perl
9 8 (1.70%) VB.NET
10 6 (1.28%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.85%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.64%) Python
13 2 (0.43%) C++
14 1 (0.21%) JCL
Qualifications
1 65 (13.83%) ISTQB
2 63 (13.40%) Degree
3 55 (11.70%) ISEB
4 30 (6.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (1.06%) Security Cleared
6 4 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (0.85%) PMI Certification
6 4 (0.85%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.21%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.28%) ISO13485
3 4 (0.85%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.43%) SDET
5 1 (0.21%) COBIT
5 1 (0.21%) ISO22301
5 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.21%) SEPA
5 1 (0.21%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (1.49%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.28%) Docker
3 4 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.64%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.21%) Firmware
5 1 (0.21%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 1 (0.21%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.21%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (2.98%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.21%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.21%) OpenView
2 1 (0.21%) SCCM
2 1 (0.21%) SCOM
2 1 (0.21%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (0.21%) WSUS
Vendors
1 62 (13.19%) Microsoft
2 33 (7.02%) Oracle
3 20 (4.26%) SAP
4 9 (1.91%) Red Hat
5 8 (1.70%) HP
6 6 (1.28%) VMware
7 5 (1.06%) Dynatrace
7 5 (1.06%) Google
7 5 (1.06%) New Relic
8 4 (0.85%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.43%) AppDynamics
9 2 (0.43%) hybris
9 2 (0.43%) Kony
10 1 (0.21%) Adobe
10 1 (0.21%) Apple
10 1 (0.21%) Cisco
10 1 (0.21%) IBM
10 1 (0.21%) Intel
10 1 (0.21%) Lotus
10 1 (0.21%) Symantec
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 per annum + + 5% pension, 20% bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
DCS Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 to 50,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Advanced Business Software & Solutions Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ThreePeople
Salary: £100000 per annum + PACKAGE depending on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Computer People
Salary: £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Computer People
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £45k - 55k per year + Benefits + Car
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 60k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £20k - 25k per year + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Marine Information Solutions
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Pracctice Ltd
Posted: 10 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Coventry
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Worcester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Worcester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Coventry
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 21 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 22 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 22 days ago
West Midlands
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £100000.00 - £120000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Warwick
ECOM
Salary: £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
Worcestershire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £350000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago