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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 51 69 66
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -3
Permanent jobs citing QA 245 182 185
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.35% 3.39% 3.40%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.61% 41.27% 41.02%
Number of salaries quoted 202 151 152
Average salary £37,500 £40,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,550 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
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
575 441 451
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.21% 8.22% 8.28%
Number of salaries quoted 442 363 380
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -6.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,900 £25,875
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +27 107 £40,000 -5.88% 15
Staffordshire +35 46 £32,500 -7.14% 2
Warwickshire +17 27 £37,500 -14.77% 2
Coventry -33 16 £42,000 -2.32% 1
Solihull +14 11 £32,000 -20.00% 3
Shropshire - 9 £40,000 - 1
Worcestershire -14 5 £39,000 -2.50% 1
Walsall -2 4 £45,000 +8.43% 1
Wolverhampton - 3 £42,500 - 1
West Bromwich -7 1 £30,000 -4.76%
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £27,500 -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 151 (35.28%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (25.23%) Finance
3 94 (21.96%) SQL
4 82 (19.16%) .NET
5 81 (18.93%) ISEB
6 80 (18.69%) SQL Server
7 73 (17.06%) User Acceptance Testing
8 69 (16.12%) C#
9 68 (15.89%) ISTQB
10 67 (15.65%) Test Scripting
11 62 (14.49%) Software Testing
12 59 (13.79%) Java
13 56 (13.08%) Selenium
14 55 (12.85%) Degree
15 50 (11.68%) Scrum
15 50 (11.68%) Automated Testing
16 49 (11.45%) JavaScript
17 48 (11.21%) Microsoft
17 48 (11.21%) SDLC
18 42 (9.81%) Analytical Skills
19 41 (9.58%) Windows
20 40 (9.35%) Mentoring
21 38 (8.88%) MS Excel
21 38 (8.88%) HTML
22 36 (8.41%) Project Management
22 36 (8.41%) Manual Testing
23 34 (7.94%) Web Services
23 34 (7.94%) Coaching
24 33 (7.71%) ASP.NET
25 32 (7.48%) Unit Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (3.50%) IBM Notes
1 15 (3.50%) SAS
2 6 (1.40%) Tomcat
3 5 (1.17%) WebSphere
3 5 (1.17%) WordPress
3 5 (1.17%) WebLogic
3 5 (1.17%) IIS
4 3 (0.70%) Confluence
5 2 (0.47%) Umbraco
5 2 (0.47%) OpenEdge
5 2 (0.47%) CMS
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.23%) Apache
6 1 (0.23%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.23%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.23%) Node.js
Applications
1 38 (8.88%) MS Excel
2 18 (4.21%) MS Office
3 5 (1.17%) MS Project
4 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.47%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.23%) Magento
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.34%) GitHub
2 9 (2.10%) SaaS
3 4 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.93%) Google Drive
4 2 (0.47%) PaaS
4 2 (0.47%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.70%) LAN
1 3 (0.70%) WAN
1 3 (0.70%) Wireless
2 2 (0.47%) HTTP
3 1 (0.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (18.69%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 20 (4.67%) Relational Database
3 19 (4.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 18 (4.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (2.80%) NoSQL
5 12 (2.80%) MySQL
6 9 (2.10%) RDBMS
7 7 (1.64%) OLTP
8 6 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.70%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.47%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.47%) MS Access
12 1 (0.23%) Crystal Reports
12 1 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.23%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 56 (13.08%) Selenium
2 29 (6.78%) JIRA
3 21 (4.91%) Git (software)
4 14 (3.27%) Subversion
4 14 (3.27%) HP UFT
5 11 (2.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (2.10%) WebDriver
6 9 (2.10%) Bugzilla
7 8 (1.87%) Cucumber
8 7 (1.64%) LoadRunner
9 6 (1.40%) Behat
10 5 (1.17%) Selenium IDE
10 5 (1.17%) PHPUnit
11 4 (0.93%) Ranorex
11 4 (0.93%) Jenkins
11 4 (0.93%) SoapUI
11 4 (0.93%) SpecFlow
12 3 (0.70%) FitNesse
12 3 (0.70%) Introscope
12 3 (0.70%) JMeter
General
1 108 (25.23%) Finance
2 28 (6.54%) Retail
3 24 (5.61%) Military
4 23 (5.37%) Banking
5 21 (4.91%) Games
6 13 (3.04%) Investment Banking
7 10 (2.34%) Marketing
8 6 (1.40%) Legal
9 4 (0.93%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.70%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.70%) Advertising
10 3 (0.70%) Automotive
11 2 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.47%) Publishing
11 2 (0.47%) Local Government
12 1 (0.23%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 85 (19.86%) Analyst
2 69 (16.12%) Developer
3 52 (12.15%) Test Analyst
4 51 (11.92%) Tester
5 30 (7.01%) Test Manager
6 26 (6.07%) Software Tester
7 25 (5.84%) QA Analyst
7 25 (5.84%) Test Leader
8 24 (5.61%) Senior Developer
9 22 (5.14%) QA Tester
10 19 (4.44%) Consultant
11 18 (4.21%) DBA
11 18 (4.21%) Project Manager
12 17 (3.97%) Architect
12 17 (3.97%) Test Engineer
12 17 (3.97%) Java Developer
12 17 (3.97%) C# Developer
13 16 (3.74%) Junior
13 16 (3.74%) QA Engineer
14 15 (3.50%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (19.16%) .NET
2 38 (8.88%) HTML
3 34 (7.94%) Web Services
4 33 (7.71%) ASP.NET
5 22 (5.14%) RESTful
5 22 (5.14%) AngularJS
6 21 (4.91%) CSS
7 20 (4.67%) .NET Framework
8 16 (3.74%) XML
9 15 (3.50%) ISPF
10 12 (2.80%) jQuery
11 10 (2.34%) SOAP
12 8 (1.87%) ASP.NET Web API
13 7 (1.64%) KnockoutJS
13 7 (1.64%) WCF
14 6 (1.40%) Entity Framework
14 6 (1.40%) REST
15 5 (1.17%) Symfony
15 5 (1.17%) Velocity
15 5 (1.17%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 42 (9.81%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (7.24%) Computer Science
3 30 (7.01%) Management Information System
4 20 (4.67%) User Experience
5 17 (3.97%) Clustering
6 15 (3.50%) Replication
6 15 (3.50%) Mainframe
7 14 (3.27%) Mobile App
8 13 (3.04%) N-Tier
9 12 (2.80%) Equities
10 8 (1.87%) Mathematics
11 7 (1.64%) Client/Server
11 7 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (1.40%) Inversion of Control
13 5 (1.17%) Social Media
14 4 (0.93%) Credit Risk
14 4 (0.93%) PMI
15 2 (0.47%) NHS
15 2 (0.47%) Mobile Games
15 2 (0.47%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 41 (9.58%) Windows
2 28 (6.54%) UNIX
3 9 (2.10%) Android
4 8 (1.87%) Linux
5 6 (1.40%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.40%) Windows Phone
6 4 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.23%) SUSE
8 1 (0.23%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (35.28%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (17.06%) User Acceptance Testing
3 67 (15.65%) Test Scripting
4 62 (14.49%) Software Testing
5 50 (11.68%) Scrum
5 50 (11.68%) Automated Testing
6 48 (11.21%) SDLC
7 40 (9.35%) Mentoring
8 36 (8.41%) Manual Testing
8 36 (8.41%) Project Management
9 34 (7.94%) Coaching
10 32 (7.48%) Unit Testing
11 31 (7.24%) Stakeholder Management
12 30 (7.01%) Test Strategy
13 27 (6.31%) Performance Testing
14 23 (5.37%) Continuous Integration
15 22 (5.14%) Migration
15 22 (5.14%) E-Commerce
16 21 (4.91%) OO
16 21 (4.91%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 94 (21.96%) SQL
2 69 (16.12%) C#
3 59 (13.79%) Java
4 49 (11.45%) JavaScript
5 16 (3.74%) JCL
6 15 (3.50%) VB.NET
6 15 (3.50%) PHP
7 9 (2.10%) T-SQL
8 7 (1.64%) C
9 6 (1.40%) PowerShell
9 6 (1.40%) VB
10 4 (0.93%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.93%) Python
11 3 (0.70%) Ruby
11 3 (0.70%) C++
12 2 (0.47%) Perl
12 2 (0.47%) Groovy
12 2 (0.47%) VB6
12 2 (0.47%) Progress 4GL
12 2 (0.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 81 (18.93%) ISEB
2 68 (15.89%) ISTQB
3 55 (12.85%) Degree
4 26 (6.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (2.34%) SC Cleared
5 10 (2.34%) Security Cleared
6 8 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (0.93%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.23%) MCSD
10 1 (0.23%) HND
10 1 (0.23%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.23%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.50%) SLA
2 7 (1.64%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.23%) P3O
3 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.23%) COBIT
3 1 (0.23%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 15 (3.50%) Time Sharing Option
1 15 (3.50%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 8 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.70%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.70%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.47%) XenApp
4 2 (0.47%) XenServer
4 2 (0.47%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.23%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 15 (3.50%) OpenView
1 15 (3.50%) ServiceCenter
2 7 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.23%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.23%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 48 (11.21%) Microsoft
2 23 (5.37%) HP
2 23 (5.37%) VMware
3 15 (3.50%) Lotus
3 15 (3.50%) Intel
3 15 (3.50%) Oracle
3 15 (3.50%) IBM
4 6 (1.40%) Planview
5 5 (1.17%) Zend
5 5 (1.17%) SAP
5 5 (1.17%) Apple
6 4 (0.93%) Google
7 3 (0.70%) Cisco
7 3 (0.70%) hybris
7 3 (0.70%) AppDynamics
8 2 (0.47%) Progress
8 2 (0.47%) Citrix
8 2 (0.47%) Avaya
8 2 (0.47%) ATG
8 2 (0.47%) Red Hat
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
PNG Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Pension, 25 days, Flexi-time
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: Market Salary
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
The Paragon Group of Companies
Salary: £25,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + parking, pension,health,life
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 60,000 + Benefits
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)
Robert Walters
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire
IT Recruitment Company
Salary: £20,000 - £28,000 DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Car + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum Bonus, Pension, Healthcare, Holiday,
Posted: 5 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + parking
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago