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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 83 67 75
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +8
Permanent jobs citing QA 147 150 149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.89% 3.38% 3.06%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.24% 37.13% 32.60%
Number of salaries quoted 119 136 132
Average salary £35,000 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,600 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,588 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.41% -2.36%
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
456 404 457
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.95% 9.09% 9.39%
Number of salaries quoted 375 346 385
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -3 63 £35,000 -23.91% 7
Warwickshire +8 35 £34,000 -20.00% 7
Staffordshire -4 11 £32,500 -10.34% 7
Solihull -6 9 £32,500 +16.07%
Coventry -41 6 £52,500 +10.52% 3
Walsall +2 5 £32,500 +10.16%
Herefordshire - 4 £32,000 -
Worcestershire -3 3 £49,500 +41.42%
Shropshire - 3 - -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £27,500 -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 129 (39.09%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (31.21%) Finance
3 77 (23.33%) SQL
4 62 (18.79%) ISEB
5 59 (17.88%) .NET
5 59 (17.88%) Test Scripting
6 55 (16.67%) ISTQB
6 55 (16.67%) Software Testing
7 54 (16.36%) C#
8 53 (16.06%) Scrum
9 48 (14.55%) Degree
10 47 (14.24%) Mentoring
11 45 (13.64%) Microsoft
11 45 (13.64%) SQL Server
12 40 (12.12%) Selenium
13 38 (11.52%) User Acceptance Testing
14 37 (11.21%) Retail
15 35 (10.61%) Banking
16 34 (10.30%) Windows
16 34 (10.30%) MS Excel
16 34 (10.30%) Manual Testing
17 32 (9.70%) Project Management
18 30 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
19 29 (8.79%) JavaScript
20 28 (8.48%) Automated Testing
21 27 (8.18%) Business Analysis
22 26 (7.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
23 25 (7.58%) JIRA
24 21 (6.36%) System Testing
24 21 (6.36%) Relational Database

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 9 (2.73%) IIS
1 9 (2.73%) IBM Notes
1 9 (2.73%) SAS
2 7 (2.12%) CMS
2 7 (2.12%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.82%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.30%) Apache
Applications
1 34 (10.30%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.94%) MS Office
3 7 (2.12%) MS Project
4 3 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.30%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.30%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 6 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.30%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.33%) GitHub
2 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.91%) Firewall
2 2 (0.61%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.30%) VPN
3 1 (0.30%) NetScreen
3 1 (0.30%) LAN
3 1 (0.30%) WAN
3 1 (0.30%) Wireless
3 1 (0.30%) Wireless Security
3 1 (0.30%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 21 (6.36%) Relational Database
3 17 (5.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 16 (4.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (2.73%) NoSQL
7 5 (1.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (0.91%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.91%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.61%) MySQL
9 2 (0.61%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.61%) MS Access
9 2 (0.61%) RavenDB
10 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.30%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.30%) PerformancePoint
10 1 (0.30%) Oracle Discoverer
10 1 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 40 (12.12%) Selenium
2 25 (7.58%) JIRA
3 13 (3.94%) Subversion
4 11 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (2.73%) Git (software)
6 8 (2.42%) Bugzilla
7 7 (2.12%) QuickTest Pro
8 6 (1.82%) TestDirector
8 6 (1.82%) FitNesse
9 5 (1.52%) WebDriver
10 4 (1.21%) SoapUI
10 4 (1.21%) Robotium
10 4 (1.21%) Calabash
10 4 (1.21%) Appium
10 4 (1.21%) Visual Studio
11 3 (0.91%) JUnit
11 3 (0.91%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.61%) Jenkins
12 2 (0.61%) MSTest
12 2 (0.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 103 (31.21%) Finance
2 37 (11.21%) Retail
3 35 (10.61%) Banking
4 16 (4.85%) Aerospace
5 12 (3.64%) Marketing
5 12 (3.64%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.12%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.52%) Games
8 4 (1.21%) Law
8 4 (1.21%) Legal
8 4 (1.21%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.91%) Billing
10 2 (0.61%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.30%) Back Office
11 1 (0.30%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 126 (38.18%) Analyst
2 67 (20.30%) Test Analyst
3 52 (15.76%) Tester
4 44 (13.33%) Developer
5 28 (8.48%) Software Tester
6 27 (8.18%) QA Analyst
7 24 (7.27%) QA Tester
8 21 (6.36%) Consultant
9 18 (5.45%) Test Consultant
10 16 (4.85%) Test Manager
10 16 (4.85%) Business Analyst
11 15 (4.55%) C# Developer
12 14 (4.24%) Software Test Analyst
13 12 (3.64%) QA Leader
13 12 (3.64%) Senior Developer
14 11 (3.33%) Development Manager
14 11 (3.33%) Junior
14 11 (3.33%) Test Leader
15 10 (3.03%) Java Developer
16 9 (2.73%) Sales Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (17.88%) .NET
2 18 (5.45%) HTML
3 14 (4.24%) ASP.NET
4 13 (3.94%) CSS
4 13 (3.94%) XML
4 13 (3.94%) HTML5
5 12 (3.64%) Web Services
6 11 (3.33%) AngularJS
7 10 (3.03%) RESTful
8 9 (2.73%) ISPF
9 8 (2.42%) WPF
10 7 (2.12%) WCF
11 6 (1.82%) Ajax
11 6 (1.82%) MDX
11 6 (1.82%) CSLA
11 6 (1.82%) .NET Framework
11 6 (1.82%) Flash
12 4 (1.21%) WinForms
12 4 (1.21%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (1.21%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 30 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.24%) Computer Science
3 11 (3.33%) Management Information System
4 10 (3.03%) Open Source
4 10 (3.03%) User Experience
5 9 (2.73%) Mainframe
6 6 (1.82%) E-Learning
6 6 (1.82%) Equities
6 6 (1.82%) Mathematics
7 4 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.21%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.21%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (1.21%) Social Media
7 4 (1.21%) Digital Media
8 3 (0.91%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.61%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.61%) Blog
9 2 (0.61%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.30%) NHS
10 1 (0.30%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 34 (10.30%) Windows
2 19 (5.76%) UNIX
3 14 (4.24%) Linux
4 6 (1.82%) Android
4 6 (1.82%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.21%) Mac OS
6 3 (0.91%) MVS
6 3 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.30%) OS/400
7 1 (0.30%) zOS
7 1 (0.30%) AIX
7 1 (0.30%) Solaris
7 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (39.09%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (17.88%) Test Scripting
3 55 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 53 (16.06%) Scrum
5 47 (14.24%) Mentoring
6 38 (11.52%) User Acceptance Testing
7 34 (10.30%) Manual Testing
8 32 (9.70%) Project Management
9 28 (8.48%) Automated Testing
10 27 (8.18%) Business Analysis
11 21 (6.36%) System Testing
12 20 (6.06%) Integration Testing
13 18 (5.45%) Coaching
13 18 (5.45%) TDD
13 18 (5.45%) Business Intelligence
14 17 (5.15%) Change Management
14 17 (5.15%) Test Automation
15 15 (4.55%) PRINCE2
16 14 (4.24%) Stakeholder Management
16 14 (4.24%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 77 (23.33%) SQL
2 54 (16.36%) C#
3 29 (8.79%) JavaScript
4 19 (5.76%) Java
5 14 (4.24%) C++
6 13 (3.94%) VB.NET
7 10 (3.03%) VB
8 9 (2.73%) JCL
9 7 (2.12%) C
10 6 (1.82%) ActionScript
11 5 (1.52%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.91%) VB6
13 2 (0.61%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.61%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.61%) Python
14 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.30%) Perl
14 1 (0.30%) PHP
Qualifications
1 62 (18.79%) ISEB
2 55 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 48 (14.55%) Degree
4 26 (7.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 16 (4.85%) Security Cleared
6 15 (4.55%) SC Cleared
7 6 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.91%) MCPD
9 2 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.61%) MCSD
9 2 (0.61%) HND
10 1 (0.30%) CCNP
10 1 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.30%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.73%) SLA
2 3 (0.91%) COBIT
3 2 (0.61%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (1.82%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.61%) vSphere
4 1 (0.30%) XenApp
4 1 (0.30%) XenServer
4 1 (0.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (2.73%) OpenView
1 9 (2.73%) ServiceCenter
2 7 (2.12%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.61%) SCCM
4 1 (0.30%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 45 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 15 (4.55%) HP
3 12 (3.64%) VMware
4 10 (3.03%) IBM
5 9 (2.73%) Intel
5 9 (2.73%) Lotus
6 4 (1.21%) Oracle
6 4 (1.21%) SAP
7 2 (0.61%) Cisco
7 2 (0.61%) CheckPoint
7 2 (0.61%) LANDesk
8 1 (0.30%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.30%) Aruba
8 1 (0.30%) Red Gate
8 1 (0.30%) Aerohive Networks
8 1 (0.30%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.30%) Adobe
8 1 (0.30%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.30%) Citrix
8 1 (0.30%) Avaya
Warwick, Warwickshire
Hays IT
Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + competitive benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Executive Resource Group
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Alcester
Capita - ITPS
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + BENEFITS PACKAGE
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £50k - 65k per year + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 to 58,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Explore Group
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £33000 per annum + including shift allowance
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
BAE Systems
Salary: Circa £43,000+ (depending on experience)
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 11 days ago
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + + FE Car + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 13 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + +FE Car, Bonus, Bens
Posted: 16 days ago