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 26 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 50 55 80
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +25
Permanent jobs citing QA 273 247 191
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.67% 4.31% 3.45%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.79% 36.54% 36.17%
Number of salaries quoted 226 200 157
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -8.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,200 £27,450 £32,350
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £52,650 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.26%
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
808 676 528
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.81% 11.81% 9.53%
Number of salaries quoted 550 496 433
Median salary £45,000 £37,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -8.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £26,600
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

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 26 August 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 26 August 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 -11 114 £37,500 -9.09% 13
Coventry +30 51 £45,000 +2.27% 4
Warwickshire +18 42 £37,500 +4.41% 6
Staffordshire -18 28 £36,250 +11.53% 1
Wolverhampton +11 12 £35,000 -17.64% 1
Worcestershire +11 5 £31,500 -19.23%
Solihull +13 4 £22,500 -29.68%
Halesowen - 3 £21,000 - 2
Walsall 0 2 £32,500 -27.77%
West Bromwich +3 1 £32,500 +8.33%
Shropshire -21 1 £32,500 -9.09% 1
Dudley - 1 £32,500 -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 August 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.

1 224 (40.36%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (26.49%) Finance
3 141 (25.41%) SQL
4 131 (23.60%) Scrum
5 101 (18.20%) HTML
5 101 (18.20%) E-Commerce
6 99 (17.84%) Software Testing
6 99 (17.84%) Selenium
7 92 (16.58%) JIRA
8 91 (16.40%) JavaScript
9 90 (16.22%) CSS
10 88 (15.86%) Project Management
11 87 (15.68%) C#
12 86 (15.50%) Test Scripting
13 85 (15.32%) .NET
14 84 (15.14%) User Acceptance Testing
14 84 (15.14%) Test Automation
15 83 (14.95%) Java
16 79 (14.23%) Stakeholder Management
16 79 (14.23%) Degree
17 78 (14.05%) Functional Testing
18 75 (13.51%) Microsoft
19 71 (12.79%) XML
20 69 (12.43%) Retail
20 69 (12.43%) HTML5
20 69 (12.43%) Mentoring
21 67 (12.07%) Mobile App
21 67 (12.07%) OO
22 66 (11.89%) SDLC
23 65 (11.71%) jQuery

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 32 (5.77%) CMS
2 23 (4.14%) SharePoint
3 19 (3.42%) Drupal
4 17 (3.06%) WordPress
5 14 (2.52%) BizTalk Server
6 10 (1.80%) IIS
7 6 (1.08%) Documentum
7 6 (1.08%) FileNet
8 5 (0.90%) Apache
9 3 (0.54%) Moodle
9 3 (0.54%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.36%) Confluence
11 1 (0.18%) Alfresco
11 1 (0.18%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.18%) IBM Transformation Extender
11 1 (0.18%) Magnolia
11 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.18%) nginx
11 1 (0.18%) SAS
11 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 58 (10.45%) MS Excel
2 31 (5.59%) MS Office
3 27 (4.86%) Photoshop
4 7 (1.26%) MS Project
4 7 (1.26%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.54%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.36%) EViews
7 2 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (2.34%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (1.44%) SAP R/3
3 7 (1.26%) Oracle Cash Management
3 7 (1.26%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (1.26%) Oracle iProcurement
3 7 (1.26%) Oracle Payables
3 7 (1.26%) Oracle Receivables
4 6 (1.08%) Magento
4 6 (1.08%) Shopify
5 4 (0.72%) Oracle Assets
6 3 (0.54%) Oracle 11i
6 3 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.36%) Oracle ASCP
8 1 (0.18%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.98%) SaaS
2 7 (1.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.08%) Basecamp
4 2 (0.36%) Google Drive
5 1 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.36%) HTTPS
1 2 (0.36%) Internet
1 2 (0.36%) Network Security
1 2 (0.36%) SSH
2 1 (0.18%) Asterisk PBX
2 1 (0.18%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (0.18%) DNS
2 1 (0.18%) Firewall
2 1 (0.18%) Skype
2 1 (0.18%) SMS
2 1 (0.18%) SMTP
2 1 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (10.09%) SQL Server
2 47 (8.47%) MySQL
3 13 (2.34%) SQLite
4 12 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (1.44%) Oracle Database
7 7 (1.26%) MS Access
8 6 (1.08%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.72%) SAP BW
10 3 (0.54%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.36%) MariaDB
11 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.36%) QlikView
11 2 (0.36%) Spotfire
11 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.18%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 99 (17.84%) Selenium
2 92 (16.58%) JIRA
3 61 (10.99%) Team Foundation Server
4 56 (10.09%) Git (software)
5 36 (6.49%) SoapUI
6 32 (5.77%) TestDirector
7 26 (4.68%) Jenkins
7 26 (4.68%) WebDriver
8 23 (4.14%) Subversion
8 23 (4.14%) Visual Studio
9 12 (2.16%) Cucumber
10 9 (1.62%) JIRA Agile
10 9 (1.62%) Mercurial
11 8 (1.44%) Hudson
12 7 (1.26%) Ant
12 7 (1.26%) QADirector
12 7 (1.26%) TestPartner
13 6 (1.08%) RSpec
13 6 (1.08%) SilkPerformer
14 5 (0.90%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 147 (26.49%) Finance
2 69 (12.43%) Retail
3 52 (9.37%) Manufacturing
4 50 (9.01%) Back Office
5 45 (8.11%) Marketing
6 28 (5.05%) Legal
7 24 (4.32%) Advertising
7 24 (4.32%) Games
8 12 (2.16%) Automotive
9 9 (1.62%) Banking
10 5 (0.90%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.72%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.36%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.36%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.18%) French Language
13 1 (0.18%) German Language
13 1 (0.18%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.18%) Law
13 1 (0.18%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 164 (29.55%) Analyst
2 106 (19.10%) Tester
3 93 (16.76%) Test Analyst
4 91 (16.40%) Developer
5 58 (10.45%) QA Tester
6 56 (10.09%) Software Tester
7 55 (9.91%) Automation Tester
8 51 (9.19%) QA Analyst
9 50 (9.01%) Project Manager
10 40 (7.21%) PHP Developer
11 39 (7.03%) QA Test Analyst
12 37 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
13 36 (6.49%) QA Automation Tester
13 36 (6.49%) Software Analyst
14 32 (5.77%) Business Analyst
14 32 (5.77%) Selenium Tester
14 32 (5.77%) XML Tester
15 31 (5.59%) Software Test Analyst
15 31 (5.59%) Test Leader
16 30 (5.41%) MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (18.20%) HTML
2 90 (16.22%) CSS
3 85 (15.32%) .NET
4 71 (12.79%) XML
5 69 (12.43%) HTML5
6 65 (11.71%) jQuery
7 52 (9.37%) Web Services
8 49 (8.83%) ASP.NET
9 33 (5.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 28 (5.05%) ASP.NET MVC
11 27 (4.86%) CSS3
12 23 (4.14%) SOAP
13 22 (3.96%) REST
14 17 (3.06%) WCF
15 16 (2.88%) LAMP
16 15 (2.70%) AngularJS
16 15 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web API
17 14 (2.52%) XSLT
18 13 (2.34%) XHTML
19 10 (1.80%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 67 (12.07%) Mobile App
2 51 (9.19%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (5.23%) User Experience
4 28 (5.05%) Computer Science
5 27 (4.86%) Enterprise Software
6 17 (3.06%) Data Centre
7 14 (2.52%) Virtual Team
8 13 (2.34%) e-Learning
9 9 (1.62%) Driving Licence
9 9 (1.62%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.08%) PMI
11 5 (0.90%) Client/Server
11 5 (0.90%) Statistics
12 3 (0.54%) Derivative
12 3 (0.54%) Economics
12 3 (0.54%) Visualisation
12 3 (0.54%) VLE
13 2 (0.36%) iPad
13 2 (0.36%) Mathematics
13 2 (0.36%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 21 (3.78%) Windows
2 15 (2.70%) Linux
3 10 (1.80%) Unix
4 7 (1.26%) Windows 7
5 6 (1.08%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.90%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.72%) Android
8 2 (0.36%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.18%) CentOS
9 1 (0.18%) Debian
9 1 (0.18%) MeeGo
9 1 (0.18%) Tizen
9 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (40.36%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (23.60%) Scrum
3 101 (18.20%) E-Commerce
4 99 (17.84%) Software Testing
5 88 (15.86%) Project Management
6 86 (15.50%) Test Scripting
7 84 (15.14%) Test Automation
7 84 (15.14%) User Acceptance Testing
8 79 (14.23%) Stakeholder Management
9 78 (14.05%) Functional Testing
10 69 (12.43%) Mentoring
11 67 (12.07%) OO
12 66 (11.89%) SDLC
13 61 (10.99%) Automated Testing
13 61 (10.99%) MVC
14 56 (10.09%) Manual Testing
14 56 (10.09%) Regression Testing
14 56 (10.09%) Test Planning
15 55 (9.91%) Web Development
16 53 (9.55%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 141 (25.41%) SQL
2 91 (16.40%) JavaScript
3 87 (15.68%) C#
4 83 (14.95%) Java
5 48 (8.65%) PHP
6 22 (3.96%) VB.NET
7 18 (3.24%) C
8 16 (2.88%) PL/SQL
9 14 (2.52%) XPath
10 11 (1.98%) Python
11 9 (1.62%) T-SQL
12 7 (1.26%) Ruby
12 7 (1.26%) VB
12 7 (1.26%) VBA
13 6 (1.08%) C++
14 5 (0.90%) Bash Shell
14 5 (0.90%) Perl
15 4 (0.72%) ABAP
15 4 (0.72%) R
15 4 (0.72%) Scala
Qualifications
1 79 (14.23%) Degree
2 56 (10.09%) ISEB
3 51 (9.19%) ISTQB
4 35 (6.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (2.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 9 (1.62%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (1.44%) ISEB Practitioner
8 6 (1.08%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.72%) Security Cleared
10 3 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 2 (0.36%) Postgraduate
11 2 (0.36%) SC Cleared
12 1 (0.18%) CISA
12 1 (0.18%) CSQA
12 1 (0.18%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (0.72%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.54%) COBIT
3 3 (0.54%) P3O
4 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.18%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.18%) JTAG
4 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.18%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (0.54%) Docker
2 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.18%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.18%) Nagios
2 1 (0.18%) SCCM
2 1 (0.18%) SCOM
Vendors
1 75 (13.51%) Microsoft
2 43 (7.75%) Oracle
3 30 (5.41%) SAP
4 6 (1.08%) Adobe
4 6 (1.08%) HP
4 6 (1.08%) Serena
5 4 (0.72%) Google
5 4 (0.72%) VMware
6 2 (0.36%) Atlassian
6 2 (0.36%) Kaspersky
6 2 (0.36%) Tableau
6 2 (0.36%) TIBCO
6 2 (0.36%) WatchGuard
6 2 (0.36%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.18%) Apple
7 1 (0.18%) Cisco
7 1 (0.18%) IBM
7 1 (0.18%) Intel
7 1 (0.18%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.18%) Symantec
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 to 42,000 DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 to 50,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £34000 - £36000 per annum + parking, Flexi working pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
The Coventry Building Society
Salary: £27k - 49k per year
Posted: 11 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
Burton-On-Trent
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Warwick
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham
ASOS
Posted: 24 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 10 days ago
Rugby
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 10 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
The Coventry Building Society
Salary: £31k - 46k per year
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
Birmingham
ASOS
Posted: 24 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
The Coventry Building Society
Salary: £26k - 39.5k per year
Posted: 24 days ago