The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 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 Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 65 75 80
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +5
Permanent jobs citing QA 165 158 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.33% 3.10% 2.82%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.55% 31.79% 37.08%
Number of salaries quoted 153 137 113
Average salary £43,000 £35,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.85% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £25,900
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.29% +2.66%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
428 497 356
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.63% 9.76% 7.61%
Number of salaries quoted 373 404 268
Average salary £42,500 £37,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.86% -5.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,650 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
QA
England

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 16 April 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

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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 16 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +9 69 £45,000 +28.57% 8
Coventry +28 37 £47,500 +33.68% 2
Staffordshire -10 17 £35,000 -15.66% 1
Warwickshire +3 15 £42,500 +30.76% 2
Solihull +3 7 £28,000 -1.75%
West Bromwich +4 5 £30,000 -17.80%
Walsall - 4 £29,500 -
Dudley -1 3 £22,500 -15.09%
Worcestershire -2 3 £37,500 +25.00%
Wolverhampton -6 3 £27,500 -56.86%
Smethwick - 1 £27,500 -
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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.

1 100 (29.76%) Finance
2 83 (24.70%) SQL
3 79 (23.51%) Agile Software Development
4 74 (22.02%) Degree
5 63 (18.75%) Business Analysis
6 55 (16.37%) User Acceptance Testing
7 53 (15.77%) Microsoft
8 51 (15.18%) .NET
9 49 (14.58%) C#
10 48 (14.29%) SQL Server
11 47 (13.99%) Retail
12 44 (13.10%) MS Office
13 39 (11.61%) Java
14 37 (11.01%) Project Management
15 35 (10.42%) Automated Testing
16 34 (10.12%) Economics
16 34 (10.12%) Test Scripting
17 33 (9.82%) Computer Science
17 33 (9.82%) XML
18 32 (9.52%) ISEB
18 32 (9.52%) Scrum
19 31 (9.23%) Windows
20 29 (8.63%) OO
21 28 (8.33%) Software Testing
22 26 (7.74%) UML
23 25 (7.44%) Data Analysis
24 24 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
24 24 (7.14%) MS Excel
24 24 (7.14%) HTML
24 24 (7.14%) Banking

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 10 (2.98%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.08%) WebSphere
3 5 (1.49%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.89%) WorkSite
4 3 (0.89%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (0.89%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.89%) IBM Notes
4 3 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (0.89%) IIS
5 1 (0.30%) CMS
Applications
1 44 (13.10%) MS Office
2 24 (7.14%) MS Excel
3 8 (2.38%) Photoshop
3 8 (2.38%) MS Visio
3 8 (2.38%) Fireworks
3 8 (2.38%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (1.19%) MS Project
5 2 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.79%) Oracle Financials
1 6 (1.79%) Oracle General Ledger
1 6 (1.79%) Oracle Assets
1 6 (1.79%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (1.19%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.89%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 3 (0.89%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (0.89%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.89%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.60%) Maximo
4 2 (0.60%) Servitor
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.30%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 17 (5.06%) SuccessFactors
2 11 (3.27%) GitHub
3 4 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.76%) Internet
2 8 (2.38%) SAN
3 2 (0.60%) FTP
4 1 (0.30%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.46%) Relational Database
3 10 (2.98%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (2.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (2.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (2.08%) OLAP
5 6 (1.79%) OLTP
5 6 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (1.49%) Oracle BI EE
6 5 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (1.19%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (1.19%) DataStage
8 3 (0.89%) PerformancePoint
8 3 (0.89%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.60%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.60%) QlikView
10 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (6.25%) Selenium
2 17 (5.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (3.87%) QuickTest Pro
3 13 (3.87%) Visual Studio
4 9 (2.68%) Cucumber
5 8 (2.38%) Dreamweaver
6 7 (2.08%) LoadRunner
7 6 (1.79%) SoapUI
7 6 (1.79%) SpecFlow
8 5 (1.49%) JUnit
9 4 (1.19%) Bugzilla
9 4 (1.19%) WebDriver
10 2 (0.60%) Ant
10 2 (0.60%) Subversion
10 2 (0.60%) CruiseControl
10 2 (0.60%) MSTest
10 2 (0.60%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.60%) Maven
11 1 (0.30%) jMock
11 1 (0.30%) Cactus
General
1 100 (29.76%) Finance
2 47 (13.99%) Retail
3 24 (7.14%) Banking
4 16 (4.76%) German Language
4 16 (4.76%) Investment Banking
5 11 (3.27%) Automotive
6 10 (2.98%) Legal
7 8 (2.38%) Games
8 6 (1.79%) Back Office
9 4 (1.19%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.19%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.89%) General Ledger
10 3 (0.89%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.89%) Law
11 2 (0.60%) Publishing
11 2 (0.60%) Front Office
11 2 (0.60%) Marketing
12 1 (0.30%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.30%) Billing
Job Titles
1 115 (34.23%) Analyst
2 58 (17.26%) Business Analyst
3 54 (16.07%) Developer
4 39 (11.61%) Tester
5 37 (11.01%) Financial Business Analyst
5 37 (11.01%) Financial Services Business Analyst
6 28 (8.33%) Project Manager
7 24 (7.14%) QA Tester
8 23 (6.85%) Development Manager
9 22 (6.55%) Test Analyst
10 21 (6.25%) Development Project Manager
11 19 (5.65%) QA Manager
12 18 (5.36%) Software Manager
13 17 (5.06%) Software Development Manager
13 17 (5.06%) Software Tester
14 16 (4.76%) QA Analyst
15 15 (4.46%) Software Project Manager
15 15 (4.46%) C# Developer
15 15 (4.46%) Software Development Project Manager
16 12 (3.57%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (15.18%) .NET
2 33 (9.82%) XML
3 24 (7.14%) HTML
4 21 (6.25%) ASP.NET
4 21 (6.25%) CSS
5 20 (5.95%) Web Services
6 12 (3.57%) WCF
7 11 (3.27%) AngularJS
7 11 (3.27%) J2EE
8 8 (2.38%) SOAP
8 8 (2.38%) Flash
9 6 (1.79%) Gherkin
9 6 (1.79%) jQuery
10 5 (1.49%) WPF
10 5 (1.49%) .NET Framework
10 5 (1.49%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (1.19%) HTML5
11 4 (1.19%) CSS3
11 4 (1.19%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 3 (0.89%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 34 (10.12%) Economics
2 33 (9.82%) Computer Science
3 11 (3.27%) Replication
3 11 (3.27%) N-Tier
4 9 (2.68%) Reference Data
5 7 (2.08%) Symmetrix DMX
5 7 (2.08%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.89%) Smartphone
6 3 (0.89%) Inversion of Control
6 3 (0.89%) AS400
7 2 (0.60%) Derivative
7 2 (0.60%) Credit Risk
7 2 (0.60%) Informatics
8 1 (0.30%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.30%) Statistics
8 1 (0.30%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.30%) Clustering
8 1 (0.30%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 31 (9.23%) Windows
2 18 (5.36%) Linux
3 16 (4.76%) UNIX
4 7 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (2.08%) SUSE
4 7 (2.08%) Solaris
5 4 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (23.51%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (18.75%) Business Analysis
3 55 (16.37%) User Acceptance Testing
4 37 (11.01%) Project Management
5 35 (10.42%) Automated Testing
6 34 (10.12%) Test Scripting
7 32 (9.52%) Scrum
8 29 (8.63%) OO
9 28 (8.33%) Software Testing
10 26 (7.74%) UML
11 25 (7.44%) Data Analysis
12 24 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
13 22 (6.55%) Data Modelling
14 21 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
15 19 (5.65%) ITIL
15 19 (5.65%) E-Commerce
15 19 (5.65%) Quality Management
15 19 (5.65%) Test Strategy
15 19 (5.65%) User Stories
16 18 (5.36%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 83 (24.70%) SQL
2 49 (14.58%) C#
3 39 (11.61%) Java
4 22 (6.55%) JavaScript
5 19 (5.65%) T-SQL
6 10 (2.98%) PHP
7 9 (2.68%) C
7 9 (2.68%) VB.NET
8 8 (2.38%) Perl
9 5 (1.49%) RPG
9 5 (1.49%) Delphi
10 4 (1.19%) ABAP
11 3 (0.89%) RPG IV
12 2 (0.60%) VBA
12 2 (0.60%) C++
12 2 (0.60%) Python
13 1 (0.30%) Jython
13 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.30%) XQuery
13 1 (0.30%) VC++
Qualifications
1 74 (22.02%) Degree
2 32 (9.52%) ISEB
3 12 (3.57%) ISTQB
4 5 (1.49%) CSQA
4 5 (1.49%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.19%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (0.89%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.89%) CTC Cleared
6 3 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.60%) MCITP
8 1 (0.30%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 1 (0.30%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.30%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.30%) MCSE
8 1 (0.30%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.68%) ISO 9001
2 7 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.79%) ISO 14001
4 5 (1.49%) SLA
5 1 (0.30%) BS25999
System Software
1 7 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (2.08%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 7 (2.08%) Veritas File System
1 7 (2.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (0.30%) XenApp
2 1 (0.30%) XenDesktop
2 1 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.60%) Puppet
3 1 (0.30%) SCCM
3 1 (0.30%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 53 (15.77%) Microsoft
2 18 (5.36%) Oracle
3 10 (2.98%) SAP
4 7 (2.08%) VMware
4 7 (2.08%) Symantec
4 7 (2.08%) Red Hat
4 7 (2.08%) Veritas
4 7 (2.08%) HP
4 7 (2.08%) EMC
4 7 (2.08%) Sun
5 6 (1.79%) IBM
6 5 (1.49%) Informatica
7 4 (1.19%) Business Objects
7 4 (1.19%) Hyperion
8 3 (0.89%) Lotus
9 2 (0.60%) Citrix
9 2 (0.60%) Telerik
9 2 (0.60%) Twitter
9 2 (0.60%) Civica
10 1 (0.30%) Trayport
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Argyll Scott
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum Up to £70K + Car Allownace + Bonus +
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum Plus Bonus and full Benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £40,000 to £45,000 DOE + Car
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits & bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Accenture
Salary: £39,000 to £44,100 depending on experience + excellent benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Accenture
Salary: £30,500 to £34,500 depending on experience + excellent benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Birmingham
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits & bonus
Posted: 20 days ago
Birmingham
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 28 days ago