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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 77 66 70
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +4
Permanent jobs citing QA 185 186 170
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.51% 3.62% 3.38%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.15% 43.16% 32.63%
Number of salaries quoted 145 164 144
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +21.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,250
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +4.57%
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
498 431 521
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.44% 8.40% 10.36%
Number of salaries quoted 405 363 410
Average salary £38,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.41% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,600 £26,100 £25,150
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -34 49 £42,500 -5.55% 11
Warwickshire +21 40 £34,333 -19.21% 6
Coventry -40 18 £50,000 +5.26%
Worcestershire +11 15 £41,250 -15.38% 6
Solihull +10 15 £32,500 +4.83%
Staffordshire +1 14 £32,500 -21.21% 2
Sutton Coldfield - 7 £27,500 -
Walsall +6 6 £65,000 +120.33%
Wolverhampton +12 1 £30,000 +15.38% 1
Herefordshire - 1 £49,500 -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (37.61%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (30.03%) Finance
3 83 (24.20%) Test Scripting
4 79 (23.03%) SQL
5 69 (20.12%) ISEB
6 55 (16.03%) ISTQB
7 54 (15.74%) .NET
8 53 (15.45%) User Acceptance Testing
9 48 (13.99%) SQL Server
9 48 (13.99%) Software Testing
10 47 (13.70%) C#
11 46 (13.41%) Degree
12 45 (13.12%) Scrum
13 43 (12.54%) Mentoring
14 42 (12.24%) Selenium
14 42 (12.24%) Automated Testing
14 42 (12.24%) Retail
15 37 (10.79%) Manual Testing
16 36 (10.50%) Analytical Skills
16 36 (10.50%) Microsoft
17 34 (9.91%) Banking
18 33 (9.62%) Project Management
19 32 (9.33%) Windows
20 29 (8.45%) JavaScript
21 28 (8.16%) JIRA
22 25 (7.29%) Web Services
22 25 (7.29%) Test Automation
22 25 (7.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
23 24 (7.00%) Coaching
23 24 (7.00%) Java

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 11 (3.21%) SAS
1 11 (3.21%) IBM Notes
2 10 (2.92%) IIS
3 6 (1.75%) Umbraco
4 4 (1.17%) WordPress
5 2 (0.58%) CMS
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.29%) Apache
6 1 (0.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 24 (7.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.33%) MS Office
3 7 (2.04%) MS Project
4 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.87%) Scribe Insight
1 3 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.29%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.29%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.79%) GitHub
2 6 (1.75%) SaaS
3 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.87%) LAN
1 3 (0.87%) WAN
2 2 (0.58%) HTTP
3 1 (0.29%) Cisco ISE
3 1 (0.29%) Wireless Security
3 1 (0.29%) Wireless
3 1 (0.29%) Firewall
3 1 (0.29%) NetScreen
3 1 (0.29%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (13.99%) SQL Server
2 22 (6.41%) Relational Database
3 13 (3.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (3.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (3.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (2.92%) NoSQL
7 6 (1.75%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 5 (1.46%) MySQL
9 3 (0.87%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.58%) OLTP
10 2 (0.58%) MS Access
10 2 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.58%) RavenDB
10 2 (0.58%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.29%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 1 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 42 (12.24%) Selenium
2 28 (8.16%) JIRA
3 16 (4.66%) Subversion
4 12 (3.50%) Git (software)
5 10 (2.92%) Bugzilla
5 10 (2.92%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (2.33%) QuickTest Pro
7 7 (2.04%) FitNesse
7 7 (2.04%) TestDirector
8 5 (1.46%) Behat
8 5 (1.46%) PHPUnit
9 4 (1.17%) WebDriver
9 4 (1.17%) Cucumber
9 4 (1.17%) SoapUI
9 4 (1.17%) Robotium
9 4 (1.17%) Appium
9 4 (1.17%) Calabash
10 3 (0.87%) Ranorex
10 3 (0.87%) NUnit
11 2 (0.58%) InstallShield
General
1 103 (30.03%) Finance
2 42 (12.24%) Retail
3 34 (9.91%) Banking
4 16 (4.66%) Aerospace
5 15 (4.37%) Military
6 11 (3.21%) Marketing
7 7 (2.04%) Investment Banking
7 7 (2.04%) Telecoms
7 7 (2.04%) Games
8 5 (1.46%) Legal
9 3 (0.87%) Law
10 2 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.58%) Advertising
10 2 (0.58%) Back Office
11 1 (0.29%) Billing
11 1 (0.29%) Electronics
11 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.29%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 99 (28.86%) Analyst
2 59 (17.20%) Test Analyst
3 53 (15.45%) Tester
4 43 (12.54%) Developer
5 27 (7.87%) Software Tester
6 25 (7.29%) Test Manager
7 24 (7.00%) QA Analyst
7 24 (7.00%) QA Tester
8 23 (6.71%) Consultant
9 19 (5.54%) Test Consultant
10 17 (4.96%) C# Developer
11 15 (4.37%) Test Leader
11 15 (4.37%) Project Manager
11 15 (4.37%) Junior
12 13 (3.79%) Architect
13 12 (3.50%) Business Analyst
13 12 (3.50%) Java Developer
14 10 (2.92%) Software Test Analyst
14 10 (2.92%) Junior Analyst
14 10 (2.92%) Mainframe Operator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (15.74%) .NET
2 25 (7.29%) Web Services
3 15 (4.37%) HTML
3 15 (4.37%) ASP.NET
4 14 (4.08%) CSS
5 13 (3.79%) AngularJS
6 11 (3.21%) RESTful
6 11 (3.21%) ISPF
7 10 (2.92%) XML
7 10 (2.92%) jQuery
8 9 (2.62%) WCF
9 8 (2.33%) HTML5
10 7 (2.04%) REST
10 7 (2.04%) WPF
11 6 (1.75%) SOAP
11 6 (1.75%) .NET Framework
11 6 (1.75%) CSLA
12 5 (1.46%) KnockoutJS
12 5 (1.46%) Yii
12 5 (1.46%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 36 (10.50%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (4.96%) Management Information System
3 15 (4.37%) Computer Science
4 14 (4.08%) Mobile App
5 12 (3.50%) Open Source
5 12 (3.50%) User Experience
6 11 (3.21%) Mainframe
7 7 (2.04%) Clustering
7 7 (2.04%) Equities
8 6 (1.75%) E-Learning
9 5 (1.46%) Mathematics
10 4 (1.17%) Replication
10 4 (1.17%) Social Media
10 4 (1.17%) Digital Media
10 4 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.87%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.58%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.58%) Blog
12 2 (0.58%) Algorithms
13 1 (0.29%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 32 (9.33%) Windows
2 20 (5.83%) UNIX
3 15 (4.37%) Linux
4 6 (1.75%) Android
5 5 (1.46%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.17%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.29%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.29%) zOS
9 1 (0.29%) MVS
9 1 (0.29%) AIX
9 1 (0.29%) Solaris
9 1 (0.29%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (37.61%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (24.20%) Test Scripting
3 53 (15.45%) User Acceptance Testing
4 48 (13.99%) Software Testing
5 45 (13.12%) Scrum
6 43 (12.54%) Mentoring
7 42 (12.24%) Automated Testing
8 37 (10.79%) Manual Testing
9 33 (9.62%) Project Management
10 25 (7.29%) Test Automation
11 24 (7.00%) Coaching
12 22 (6.41%) Unit Testing
13 19 (5.54%) Project Planning
14 17 (4.96%) MVC
15 16 (4.66%) Migration
15 16 (4.66%) TDD
15 16 (4.66%) System Testing
15 16 (4.66%) Automation Testing
16 15 (4.37%) Stakeholder Management
17 14 (4.08%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 79 (23.03%) SQL
2 47 (13.70%) C#
3 29 (8.45%) JavaScript
4 24 (7.00%) Java
5 11 (3.21%) JCL
6 10 (2.92%) C
6 10 (2.92%) VB.NET
7 9 (2.62%) PHP
8 7 (2.04%) T-SQL
9 6 (1.75%) VB
10 5 (1.46%) C++
11 4 (1.17%) VB6
11 4 (1.17%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.87%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.58%) Perl
13 2 (0.58%) Python
14 1 (0.29%) Fortran
14 1 (0.29%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 69 (20.12%) ISEB
2 55 (16.03%) ISTQB
3 46 (13.41%) Degree
4 25 (7.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (3.50%) Security Cleared
6 11 (3.21%) SC Cleared
7 6 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.58%) MCSD
8 2 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.58%) MCPD
9 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.29%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.29%) CCNP
9 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.29%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.21%) SLA
2 3 (0.87%) COBIT
3 2 (0.58%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (1.75%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.87%) XenApp
2 3 (0.87%) XenServer
2 3 (0.87%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (3.21%) ServiceCenter
1 11 (3.21%) OpenView
2 6 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.29%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 36 (10.50%) Microsoft
2 18 (5.25%) HP
3 14 (4.08%) VMware
4 12 (3.50%) IBM
5 11 (3.21%) Intel
5 11 (3.21%) Lotus
6 8 (2.33%) Oracle
7 5 (1.46%) Zend
8 4 (1.17%) Cisco
9 3 (0.87%) Citrix
9 3 (0.87%) Avaya
10 2 (0.58%) SAP
10 2 (0.58%) ATG
11 1 (0.29%) Aerohive Networks
11 1 (0.29%) Aruba
11 1 (0.29%) Blue Coat
11 1 (0.29%) Juniper
11 1 (0.29%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.29%) Business Objects
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: From £50,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Barclay Anderson Limited
Salary: Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £44000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £33000 - £34330 per annum + including shift allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Connect
Salary: D.O.E
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Bonus, Pension, Childcare Vouchers,
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Worcestershire
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
West Midlands
Defence Infrastructure Organisation
Posted: 18 days ago
Henley-In-Arden, West Midlands (County)
REPL
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Competitive benefits package
Posted: 18 days ago
West Midlands
Defence Infrastructure Organisation
Posted: 25 days ago
West Midlands
Defence Infrastructure Organisation
Posted: 25 days ago