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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 55 72 61
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -11
Permanent jobs citing QA 244 191 206
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.17% 3.54% 3.70%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.20% 42.83% 40.39%
Number of salaries quoted 192 158 167
Average salary £38,750 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.82% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,150 £31,600 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,550 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
607 446 510
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.37% 8.26% 9.16%
Number of salaries quoted 459 357 409
Average salary £36,750 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.12% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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 +13 96 £42,500 -2.85% 10
Staffordshire +33 41 £33,250 +2.30% 3
Warwickshire +6 28 £34,333 -19.21% 4
Worcestershire -3 17 £38,750 -6.06% 3
Coventry -49 14 £44,500 -1.11% 3
Solihull +15 10 £32,000 -16.33% 1
Shropshire - 7 £35,750 - 2
Sutton Coldfield - 5 £27,500 -
Walsall 0 3 £45,000 +8.43%
Wolverhampton - 2 £42,500 - 2
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

1 142 (34.98%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (27.09%) Finance
3 90 (22.17%) SQL
4 84 (20.69%) .NET
5 74 (18.23%) SQL Server
5 74 (18.23%) ISEB
5 74 (18.23%) Test Scripting
6 66 (16.26%) C#
7 65 (16.01%) User Acceptance Testing
7 65 (16.01%) ISTQB
8 54 (13.30%) Java
8 54 (13.30%) Selenium
9 51 (12.56%) Degree
9 51 (12.56%) Automated Testing
10 49 (12.07%) Microsoft
11 45 (11.08%) Scrum
11 45 (11.08%) Windows
12 42 (10.34%) Software Testing
12 42 (10.34%) Mentoring
13 41 (10.10%) Manual Testing
13 41 (10.10%) JavaScript
14 37 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
14 37 (9.11%) SDLC
15 36 (8.87%) Project Management
16 35 (8.62%) Unit Testing
17 34 (8.37%) MS Excel
18 33 (8.13%) ASP.NET
18 33 (8.13%) Web Services
19 29 (7.14%) HTML
19 29 (7.14%) Coaching

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 15 (3.69%) IBM Notes
1 15 (3.69%) SAS
2 9 (2.22%) IIS
3 5 (1.23%) Umbraco
3 5 (1.23%) WordPress
4 3 (0.74%) Confluence
5 2 (0.49%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.49%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.49%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.49%) OpenEdge
5 2 (0.49%) CMS
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.25%) Apache
6 1 (0.25%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.25%) Node.js
Applications
1 34 (8.37%) MS Excel
2 17 (4.19%) MS Office
3 4 (0.99%) MS Project
4 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.25%) Magento
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.46%) GitHub
2 9 (2.22%) SaaS
3 5 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.49%) PaaS
4 2 (0.49%) IaaS
5 1 (0.25%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.74%) LAN
1 3 (0.74%) WAN
2 2 (0.49%) HTTP
2 2 (0.49%) Wireless
3 1 (0.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (18.23%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.17%) Relational Database
3 18 (4.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (4.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 18 (4.43%) NoSQL
4 17 (4.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (2.96%) MySQL
6 10 (2.46%) RDBMS
7 6 (1.48%) OLTP
7 6 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.74%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.49%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.49%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.49%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.49%) MS Access
10 2 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 54 (13.30%) Selenium
2 28 (6.90%) JIRA
3 24 (5.91%) Git (software)
4 17 (4.19%) Subversion
5 12 (2.96%) Bugzilla
5 12 (2.96%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (2.71%) HP UFT
7 7 (1.72%) WebDriver
7 7 (1.72%) Cucumber
8 6 (1.48%) Behat
8 6 (1.48%) FitNesse
9 5 (1.23%) PHPUnit
10 4 (0.99%) Ranorex
10 4 (0.99%) TestDirector
10 4 (0.99%) NUnit
11 3 (0.74%) Robotium
11 3 (0.74%) Jenkins
11 3 (0.74%) Calabash
11 3 (0.74%) Appium
11 3 (0.74%) Robot Framework
General
1 110 (27.09%) Finance
2 28 (6.90%) Banking
3 24 (5.91%) Retail
4 20 (4.93%) Military
5 17 (4.19%) Marketing
6 16 (3.94%) Investment Banking
7 12 (2.96%) Games
8 6 (1.48%) Legal
9 5 (1.23%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.99%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.74%) Advertising
11 3 (0.74%) Automotive
12 2 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.49%) Publishing
13 1 (0.25%) Back Office
13 1 (0.25%) Electronics
13 1 (0.25%) Billing
Job Titles
1 90 (22.17%) Analyst
2 67 (16.50%) Developer
3 61 (15.02%) Tester
4 48 (11.82%) Test Analyst
5 31 (7.64%) Software Tester
6 28 (6.90%) QA Analyst
7 25 (6.16%) QA Tester
8 24 (5.91%) Senior Developer
9 22 (5.42%) Test Manager
9 22 (5.42%) Test Leader
10 20 (4.93%) Java Developer
11 17 (4.19%) C# Developer
11 17 (4.19%) Project Manager
11 17 (4.19%) DBA
12 16 (3.94%) Junior
12 16 (3.94%) Consultant
13 15 (3.69%) Architect
13 15 (3.69%) Senior Java Developer
14 14 (3.45%) Mainframe Operator
15 13 (3.20%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (20.69%) .NET
2 33 (8.13%) ASP.NET
2 33 (8.13%) Web Services
3 29 (7.14%) HTML
4 25 (6.16%) RESTful
5 17 (4.19%) CSS
5 17 (4.19%) AngularJS
6 16 (3.94%) .NET Framework
7 15 (3.69%) ISPF
8 14 (3.45%) XML
9 12 (2.96%) jQuery
10 11 (2.71%) WCF
10 11 (2.71%) SOAP
11 7 (1.72%) ASP.NET Web API
11 7 (1.72%) REST
11 7 (1.72%) KnockoutJS
12 6 (1.48%) WPF
13 5 (1.23%) CSLA
13 5 (1.23%) Symfony
13 5 (1.23%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 37 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (6.65%) Management Information System
3 25 (6.16%) Computer Science
4 16 (3.94%) Clustering
4 16 (3.94%) User Experience
5 15 (3.69%) Equities
5 15 (3.69%) Mainframe
6 14 (3.45%) Replication
7 13 (3.20%) Mobile App
8 9 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (2.22%) N-Tier
9 8 (1.97%) Social Media
9 8 (1.97%) Mathematics
10 6 (1.48%) E-Learning
11 5 (1.23%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.99%) Inversion of Control
12 4 (0.99%) Credit Risk
12 4 (0.99%) Digital Media
13 2 (0.49%) iPhone
13 2 (0.49%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 45 (11.08%) Windows
2 28 (6.90%) UNIX
3 14 (3.45%) Linux
4 11 (2.71%) Android
5 8 (1.97%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.23%) Windows Phone
7 4 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.74%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.25%) AIX
10 1 (0.25%) Solaris
10 1 (0.25%) OS/400
10 1 (0.25%) zOS
10 1 (0.25%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (34.98%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (18.23%) Test Scripting
3 65 (16.01%) User Acceptance Testing
4 51 (12.56%) Automated Testing
5 45 (11.08%) Scrum
6 42 (10.34%) Software Testing
6 42 (10.34%) Mentoring
7 41 (10.10%) Manual Testing
8 37 (9.11%) SDLC
9 36 (8.87%) Project Management
10 35 (8.62%) Unit Testing
11 29 (7.14%) Coaching
12 27 (6.65%) Stakeholder Management
13 24 (5.91%) Performance Testing
14 23 (5.67%) Open Source
15 22 (5.42%) Test Strategy
15 22 (5.42%) OO
16 21 (5.17%) Migration
17 19 (4.68%) Incident Management
17 19 (4.68%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 90 (22.17%) SQL
2 66 (16.26%) C#
3 54 (13.30%) Java
4 41 (10.10%) JavaScript
5 17 (4.19%) VB.NET
6 16 (3.94%) JCL
7 15 (3.69%) PHP
8 12 (2.96%) C
9 10 (2.46%) T-SQL
9 10 (2.46%) VB
10 6 (1.48%) PowerShell
11 5 (1.23%) Python
12 4 (0.99%) VB6
12 4 (0.99%) PL/SQL
12 4 (0.99%) C++
13 3 (0.74%) Ruby
14 2 (0.49%) Groovy
14 2 (0.49%) Progress 4GL
14 2 (0.49%) VBA
14 2 (0.49%) Perl
Qualifications
1 74 (18.23%) ISEB
2 65 (16.01%) ISTQB
3 51 (12.56%) Degree
4 24 (5.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (2.22%) SC Cleared
5 9 (2.22%) Security Cleared
6 7 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (1.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.49%) MCSD
9 2 (0.49%) MCPD
9 2 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.25%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.25%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.69%) SLA
2 7 (1.72%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.25%) P3O
3 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.25%) COBIT
3 1 (0.25%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 15 (3.69%) Time Sharing Option
1 15 (3.69%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 8 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.48%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.74%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.49%) XenApp
5 2 (0.49%) XenServer
5 2 (0.49%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.25%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 15 (3.69%) OpenView
1 15 (3.69%) ServiceCenter
2 3 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.25%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.25%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 49 (12.07%) Microsoft
2 23 (5.67%) VMware
3 21 (5.17%) HP
4 16 (3.94%) IBM
5 15 (3.69%) Oracle
5 15 (3.69%) Intel
5 15 (3.69%) Lotus
6 6 (1.48%) Planview
7 5 (1.23%) Zend
8 4 (0.99%) Apple
8 4 (0.99%) SAP
9 3 (0.74%) Cisco
10 2 (0.49%) Progress
10 2 (0.49%) Citrix
10 2 (0.49%) Avaya
10 2 (0.49%) ATG
11 1 (0.25%) Serena
11 1 (0.25%) Google
11 1 (0.25%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.25%) Symantec
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £18k - 35k per year
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
PNG Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £29,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Car + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £70k - 80k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: From £50,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Defence Infrastructure Organisation
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Pharma Division
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Shares
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ashdown IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £45k - 50k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £3000 - £40000 per annum + pension, bonus, PMI
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £32000 per annum + pension, health, life, parking
Posted: 5 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £46,000 per annum Annual bonus, Pension, Healthcare +
Posted: 5 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Connect
Salary: £dependant on experience + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Connect
Salary: £dependent on experience + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Talent International
Salary: £20000 - £55000 per annum + FANTASTIC BENEFITS
Posted: 5 days ago
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago