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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 67 62 68
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +6
Permanent jobs citing QA 190 205 159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.53% 3.68% 3.27%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.78% 40.20% 37.77%
Number of salaries quoted 159 166 136
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £25,600
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
434 510 421
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.07% 9.16% 8.66%
Number of salaries quoted 350 408 373
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +14.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £28,518 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 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
(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 -6 70 £45,000 -3.22% 13
Coventry +30 58 £45,000 -12.19% 2
Worcestershire +7 17 £41,250 +16.19%
Staffordshire -27 12 £33,750 -35.71% 2
Solihull -4 11 £38,250 +27.50% 3
Warwickshire -5 8 £42,500 +18.05% 3
Walsall +2 3 £41,500 +38.33%
Dudley - 3 £30,000 -
Herefordshire - 2 £45,000 -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 99 (28.37%) SQL
2 95 (27.22%) Finance
3 81 (23.21%) Agile Software Development
4 60 (17.19%) User Acceptance Testing
5 57 (16.33%) Business Analysis
6 54 (15.47%) Retail
6 54 (15.47%) Software Testing
7 52 (14.90%) Project Management
8 50 (14.33%) C#
9 49 (14.04%) .NET
9 49 (14.04%) Stakeholder Management
10 47 (13.47%) ISEB
10 47 (13.47%) Degree
11 46 (13.18%) SQL Server
11 46 (13.18%) XML
12 38 (10.89%) Java
13 35 (10.03%) HTML
13 35 (10.03%) Scrum
14 33 (9.46%) Microsoft
14 33 (9.46%) Continuous Improvement
15 31 (8.88%) Banking
15 31 (8.88%) JavaScript
16 30 (8.60%) MS Office
17 29 (8.31%) Oracle
17 29 (8.31%) Automated Testing
18 28 (8.02%) UML
19 27 (7.74%) OO
20 25 (7.16%) Windows
20 25 (7.16%) CSS
20 25 (7.16%) Quality Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 20 (5.73%) SharePoint
2 12 (3.44%) WebSphere
3 10 (2.87%) Tomcat
4 9 (2.58%) WebSphere Application Server
5 8 (2.29%) IIS
6 4 (1.15%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (0.86%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.57%) CMS
9 1 (0.29%) OpenEdge
9 1 (0.29%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.29%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.29%) Lync
Applications
1 30 (8.60%) MS Office
2 16 (4.58%) MS Excel
3 11 (3.15%) MS Project
4 5 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.29%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 7 (2.01%) Oracle Financials
1 7 (2.01%) Oracle General Ledger
1 7 (2.01%) Oracle Assets
1 7 (2.01%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (1.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 4 (1.15%) Oracle Receivables
2 4 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.15%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (1.15%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (1.15%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (1.15%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.29%) SAP PP
3 1 (0.29%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.29%) Servitor
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.87%) GitHub
2 7 (2.01%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.86%) Broadband
1 3 (0.86%) DSL
2 1 (0.29%) SMS
2 1 (0.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (13.18%) SQL Server
2 24 (6.88%) Relational Database
3 13 (3.72%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (2.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (2.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (2.01%) RDBMS
7 6 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (1.43%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (0.86%) OLTP
9 3 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.86%) RavenDB
10 1 (0.29%) OLAP
10 1 (0.29%) DataStage
10 1 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (4.30%) Selenium
2 12 (3.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (3.44%) JUnit
3 10 (2.87%) WebDriver
3 10 (2.87%) QuickTest Pro
4 9 (2.58%) Visual Studio
5 8 (2.29%) Cucumber
5 8 (2.29%) JIRA
6 5 (1.43%) MSTest
7 4 (1.15%) SoapUI
7 4 (1.15%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (0.86%) LoadRunner
8 3 (0.86%) Git (software)
8 3 (0.86%) ReSharper
9 2 (0.57%) LoadUI
9 2 (0.57%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.57%) jMock
9 2 (0.57%) JMeter
10 1 (0.29%) MSI
10 1 (0.29%) AdminStudio
General
1 95 (27.22%) Finance
2 54 (15.47%) Retail
3 31 (8.88%) Banking
4 20 (5.73%) Investment Banking
5 17 (4.87%) Back Office
6 14 (4.01%) Automotive
7 11 (3.15%) Games
7 11 (3.15%) German Language
8 7 (2.01%) Legal
8 7 (2.01%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.72%) Telecoms
10 4 (1.15%) Marketing
10 4 (1.15%) Front Office
10 4 (1.15%) Billing
11 3 (0.86%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.86%) Advertising
12 2 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.29%) Law
13 1 (0.29%) Publishing
13 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 105 (30.09%) Analyst
2 57 (16.33%) Developer
3 54 (15.47%) Business Analyst
4 41 (11.75%) QA Manager
5 37 (10.60%) Tester
6 29 (8.31%) Project Manager
7 22 (6.30%) Test Analyst
8 20 (5.73%) Test Manager
9 19 (5.44%) Quality Manager
9 19 (5.44%) C# Developer
10 17 (4.87%) Software Tester
11 15 (4.30%) Financial Services Business Analyst
11 15 (4.30%) Development Manager
11 15 (4.30%) Financial Business Analyst
11 15 (4.30%) Development Project Manager
12 14 (4.01%) .NET Developer
12 14 (4.01%) Senior Developer
13 13 (3.72%) Consultant
13 13 (3.72%) QA Analyst
14 12 (3.44%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (14.04%) .NET
2 46 (13.18%) XML
3 35 (10.03%) HTML
4 25 (7.16%) CSS
5 23 (6.59%) Web Services
6 13 (3.72%) ASP.NET
7 10 (2.87%) AngularJS
7 10 (2.87%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 10 (2.87%) HTML5
7 10 (2.87%) CSS3
8 9 (2.58%) J2EE
8 9 (2.58%) WCF
9 8 (2.29%) jQuery
10 7 (2.01%) REST
11 5 (1.43%) XSL
11 5 (1.43%) JMS
11 5 (1.43%) Middleware
12 4 (1.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 4 (1.15%) ASP.NET Web API
12 4 (1.15%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.44%) Economics
1 19 (5.44%) Computer Science
2 11 (3.15%) Management Information System
3 9 (2.58%) Credit Risk
3 9 (2.58%) Reference Data
4 7 (2.01%) Replication
5 5 (1.43%) Firmware
6 4 (1.15%) Smart Meter
7 3 (0.86%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.57%) Statistics
8 2 (0.57%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.57%) Market Risk
8 2 (0.57%) Clustering
8 2 (0.57%) PMI
9 1 (0.29%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.29%) E-Learning
9 1 (0.29%) AS400
9 1 (0.29%) Learning Management System
9 1 (0.29%) iPhone
9 1 (0.29%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 25 (7.16%) Windows
2 9 (2.58%) UNIX
2 9 (2.58%) Linux
3 6 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (23.21%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (17.19%) User Acceptance Testing
3 57 (16.33%) Business Analysis
4 54 (15.47%) Software Testing
5 52 (14.90%) Project Management
6 49 (14.04%) Stakeholder Management
7 35 (10.03%) Scrum
8 33 (9.46%) Continuous Improvement
9 29 (8.31%) Automated Testing
10 28 (8.02%) UML
11 27 (7.74%) OO
12 25 (7.16%) Quality Management
13 22 (6.30%) GAP Analysis
13 22 (6.30%) Test Scripting
14 21 (6.02%) Data Analysis
15 20 (5.73%) Unit Testing
15 20 (5.73%) System Testing
16 19 (5.44%) Supplier Management
17 18 (5.16%) Change Management
17 18 (5.16%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 99 (28.37%) SQL
2 50 (14.33%) C#
3 38 (10.89%) Java
4 31 (8.88%) JavaScript
5 11 (3.15%) VB.NET
6 6 (1.72%) T-SQL
7 3 (0.86%) RPG
7 3 (0.86%) C
7 3 (0.86%) Delphi
8 2 (0.57%) Objective-C
8 2 (0.57%) C++
8 2 (0.57%) PHP
9 1 (0.29%) VB
9 1 (0.29%) ABAP
9 1 (0.29%) ActionScript
9 1 (0.29%) Python
9 1 (0.29%) VC++
9 1 (0.29%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.29%) Jython
9 1 (0.29%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 47 (13.47%) ISEB
1 47 (13.47%) Degree
2 21 (6.02%) ISTQB
3 18 (5.16%) CSQE
4 13 (3.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (3.15%) SC Cleared
5 11 (3.15%) Security Cleared
6 6 (1.72%) CSQA
7 3 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.86%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.57%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.29%) MCSE
9 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.29%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.29%) MCPD
9 1 (0.29%) MCITP
9 1 (0.29%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.15%) SLA
2 2 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (0.57%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (1.43%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.29%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (0.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 33 (9.46%) Microsoft
2 29 (8.31%) Oracle
3 8 (2.29%) SAP
4 5 (1.43%) Hyperion
5 4 (1.15%) Twitter
5 4 (1.15%) MKS
6 3 (0.86%) IBM
6 3 (0.86%) Telerik
6 3 (0.86%) BT
6 3 (0.86%) Sitecore
6 3 (0.86%) Fujitsu
7 2 (0.57%) LogRhythm
7 2 (0.57%) ArcSight
7 2 (0.57%) Splunk
7 2 (0.57%) Isilon
7 2 (0.57%) EMC
7 2 (0.57%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.29%) JBoss
8 1 (0.29%) Adobe
8 1 (0.29%) HP
Birmingham
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + van
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Great benefits package
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £32000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + Great benefits package
Posted: 12 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
QUANTICA
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Bright Executive Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £20,000 to £27,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Car + pension + Medical
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £63000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + + Car + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 7 days ago
Warwick
Configit
Salary: £35,000 - £60,000 per year
Posted: 9 days ago
Staffordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £37000 - £42000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
West Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + car
Posted: 21 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Hot Recruitment Ltd
Salary: 35k - 40k per year + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago